U.S. slaps new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

U.S. slaps new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

September 13, 2014 - 12:11 AMT  08:11 GMT
The sanctions, coordinated with similar EU steps, were triggered by what the West sees as Moscow's recent effort to destabilize eastern.
Vatican confirms Pope's visit to Turkey end of November

Vatican confirms Pope's visit to Turkey end of November

September 12, 2014 - 21:59 AMT  17:59 GMT
A common plea for peace by Francis and Bartholomew would show a united Christian front against the militant onslaught.
Basque Parliament recognizes Artsakh

Basque Parliament recognizes Artsakh

September 12, 2014 - 19:44 AMT  15:44 GMT
The motion adopted by the Parliament praises the strong determination of the Nagorno Karabakh people in their choice for democracy.
“50 Shades of Grey” star joins Julianne Moore in “Freeheld” drama

“50 Shades of Grey” star joins Julianne Moore in “Freeheld” drama

September 12, 2014 - 17:29 AMT  13:29 GMT
Besides “Fifty Shades of Grey,” Grimes is also set to co-star with Bradley Cooper in “American Sniper” which bows this December.
SanDisk creates SD card with 512GB of storage space

SanDisk creates SD card with 512GB of storage space

September 12, 2014 - 17:19 AMT  13:19 GMT
While camera types, resolutions and settings vary - a 512GB card could potentially hold around 30 hours of HD video.
“The Woman in Black” hit thriller sequel gets release date

“The Woman in Black” hit thriller sequel gets release date

September 12, 2014 - 17:09 AMT  13:09 GMT
The haunted house thriller will be set in the same house 40 years later when a group of children come to stay and awaken the house's darkest inhabitants.
Critics love Kristen Wiig-Bill Hader comedy “Skeleton Twins”: review

Critics love Kristen Wiig-Bill Hader comedy “Skeleton Twins”: review

September 12, 2014 - 17:00 AMT  13:00 GMT
The comedic drama is currently sitting pretty on Rotten Tomatoes with an 86 percent approval rating from a total of 37 critics.
Germany bans Islamic State to prevent young jihadists recruitment

Germany bans Islamic State to prevent young jihadists recruitment

September 12, 2014 - 16:54 AMT  12:54 GMT
"The terrorist organization Islamic State is a threat to public safety in Germany as well," said Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere.
Mexico picks “Cantinflas” bio as foreign-language Oscar submission

Mexico picks “Cantinflas” bio as foreign-language Oscar submission

September 12, 2014 - 16:37 AMT  12:37 GMT
Mexico’s recent nominees include Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's drama “Biutiful” and Guillermo del Toro's dark fairy tale “Pan's Labyrinth.”
Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide

Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide

September 12, 2014 - 16:14 AMT  12:14 GMT
The guilty verdict on the manslaughter charge means Pistorius could receive anything from 15 years in prison to a suspended sentence.
Buenos Aires discards project to name square after Azerbaijan

Buenos Aires discards project to name square after Azerbaijan

September 12, 2014 - 15:56 AMT  11:56 GMT
It is unacceptable for the City of Buenos Aires to grant a space for the Azeri lobby to continue disseminating their denialist propaganda.
Basque Country’s Gipuzkoa Province recognizes Nagorno Karabakh

Basque Country’s Gipuzkoa Province recognizes Nagorno Karabakh

September 12, 2014 - 15:45 AMT  11:45 GMT
“The suffering of these people has to end and they deserve a free and independent country,” Gipuzkoa President said.
James Franco adapting Chuck Palahniuk’s novel “Rant”

James Franco adapting Chuck Palahniuk’s novel “Rant”

September 12, 2014 - 14:00 AMT  10:00 GMT
The story centers on a character nicknamed “Rant” becomes obsessed with getting bitten by rabid animals.
David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars” trailer features Julianne Moore

David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars” trailer features Julianne Moore (video)

 September 12, 2014 - 13:46 AMT  09:46 GMT
John Cusack co-stars as a rich self-help guru who counts Moore as a client, and Mia Wasikowska as a daughter.
Madonna teases collaboration with Alicia Keys

Madonna teases collaboration with Alicia Keys

September 12, 2014 - 13:33 AMT  09:33 GMT
Diplo, with whom Madge has been working on the follow-up to 2012's "MDNA", also promoted Key's song by uploading a photo.
Katie Holmes making directorial debut with “All We Had” novel adaptation

Katie Holmes making directorial debut with “All We Had” novel adaptation

September 12, 2014 - 13:26 AMT  09:26 GMT
Holmes will also star in her directorial debut, which centers on a mother (Holmes) and her 13-year-old daughter, who live together on the edge of poverty.