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Computer meltdown may cost British Airways over $100M

Monday will be similar, with BA expecting to operate a full Gatwick schedule, and worldwide flights at Heathrow. British Airways had earlier said it plans to resume most of its flights out of Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Sunday, following major IT system disruption that had grounded planes on Saturday. Read More »

Sounds of silence as Russia probe pierces Trump's inner circle

Asked about reports that Donald Trump's son-in-law had tried to set up a secret channel of communication with Russian Federation before the president took office, National Security Adviser H.R. The White House declined to comment. The person, like others, spoke on condition of anonymity in order to discuss private conversations. "The authority now for the two leaders means they can require and compel legally more information from other people, and you're starting to see that even though ... Read More »

Ariana Grande's One Last Time back in charts after Manchester tribute campaign

More information is emerging about Salman Abedi, the man who murdered 22 people outside an Ariana Grande concert. "This is a fast moving investigation and we are keeping an open mind at this stage". "This is not us", the elder Abedi told AP by telephone. "He was in contact with his brother and he knew about the attack". Azhar Mahmoud, who prays at the mosque in south Manchester, said it was "horrible" that the bomber was associated with it. Read More »

Sofia Coppola becomes the 2nd woman to win Best Director at Cannes

The only other woman to be named " Best Director " in the festival's 70-year history was Soviet director Yuliya Solntseva , who won for The Chronicle of Flaming Years 56 years earlier. "This film is an homage to those who died but also those who survived and are still alive, who had so much courage ", said Robin Campillo, the director and a former member of the ACT UP movement featured in the film. Read More »

'The Square' scoops top film prize at Cannes Film Festival

Coppola won best director for " The Beguiled ", her remake of Don Siegel's 1971 Civil War drama about a Union soldier hiding out in a Southern girls' school. Joaquin Phoenix was named Best Actor for " You Were Never Really Here ". German-American Diane Kruger won the best actress award for her role in Turkish-German director Fatih Akin's film In the Fade , a thriller set within Turkish community in Germany. Read More »

Cannes 2017: Swedish satire film 'The Square' wins Palme d'Or

Khoo, 52, was invited to be a member of the Cinefoundation and Short Films Jury by former Cannes Film Festival president Gilles Jacob. "It's clever. The Short Film Palme d'Or victor will be announced at the festival's closing ceremony at the Grand Theatre Lumière. The film was a deeply personal project for director Robin Campillo, who was himself an activist in the French branch of the group that helped shame the world into action. Read More »

Police make fresh arrest over Manchester bombing


The bombing killed 22 people, including children. Another brother and Abedi's father have been detained in Libya. On Sunday, police released photographs from security cameras showing Abedi on the night of the massacre, wearing jeans and trainers, a black bodywarmer and a baseball cap, with the straps of his backpack visible on his shoulders. Read More »

Palestinian prisoners in Israel jails end hunger strike

Hundreds of prisoners observed the strike they said was aimed at improving prison conditions. The timing of the hunger strike coincided with the run up to the 50th anniversary of Israel's seizure of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including east Jerusalem, in the 1967 six day war, which falls in early June. Read More »

Takuma Sato is the first Japanese driver to win Indy 500

In almost the same position five years later, Sato leaned on lessons learned in that 2012 defeat and became the first Japanese driver to win the Indianapolis 500. "Bryan [Herta] and I sat down with Takuma after that and after that he qualified fifth and drove a good race (finishing fifth)", Andretti said. RTV 6 News quoted Dixon as calling the incident a "rough ride". Read More »

Emmy Rossum Marries 'Mr. Robot' Creator Sam Esmail


Emmy Rossum , who is famous for her role as Fiona Gallagher in the hit Showtime series, Shameless , tied the knot with Sam Esmail on May 28, 2017. It's congratulations for Emmy Rossum this morning as she wakes up a married woman after saying "I do" to her partner, Sam Esmail , over the weekend. Read More »

Prince Harry brings girlfriend Meghan Markle to Pippa Middleton's wedding reception


He didn't bring the " Suits " actress to the church service because the sister of Kate Middleton enforced "no ring no bring" rule to her ceremony. The bride wore a custom lace Giles Deacon gown with cap sleeves and a high neck. The Sun recounts the great lengths-literally-Harry went to to bring Markle to the reception: it was a 100-mile round-trip drive for him to pick her up. Read More »

Ederson set to leave Benfica for Manchester City


When asked about City's interest following Benfica's 2-1 cup final victory over Vitoria de Guimaraes on Sunday night, the keeper told Portuguese newspaper Record: "I still do not know, but this was probably my last match with Benfica". The Italian has stood clear as the most expensive goalkeeper for 16 years now and, while plenty of shot-stoppers have swapped clubs , Buffon is the only one so far to have exceeded £20m, let alone £30m. Read More »

Cher leads tributes to Gregg Allman

The band would move on to great success with their 1971 album Live at the Fillmore East and their 1972 album Eat a Peach . Channel 24 has reported that Music legend Gregg Allman , whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel the Allman Brothers Band to superstardom and spawn Southern rock , died Saturday . Read More »

Members of Manchester terror network could still be at large - Amber Rudd


The Manchester Arena suicide bombing left 22 dead, including seven children, and scores of others injured, the worst atrocity to hit Britain since the July 7 attacks in 2005. But the deployment of soldiers on the streets in support of police will be phased out starting May 29, she added. From 2009 to 2016, the number of police officers fell by nearly 20,000, or around 14 percent, according to the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies think tank. Read More »

Pop star Ariana Grande plans Manchester show to benefit bombing victims

A British intelligence official says the United Kingdom is now sharing intelligence with the US, after reports that British officials stopped sharing intelligence with the USA over concerns about leaks. "From the day we started putting the Dangerous Woman Tour together", Grande wrote in her letter, "I said that this show, more than anything else, was meant to be a safe space for my fans". Read More »

UK police release photo of concert bomber, ask public for info

Thirteen people have so far been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences, with 14 locations still being searched on Saturday night, police said. The huge police response that followed saw raids in several cities as counter-terror efforts were focused on cornering his suspected criminal ring. Read More »

'Top Gun' sequel is 'definitely happening,' Tom Cruise says


It's true", He went ahead to declare that the sequel is scheduled to start filming next year "You know what? But nothing has ever been confirmed - with Tom Cruise saying that the pair were only " trying to figure it out " - until now. "It is very much a world we live in today where it's drone technology and fifth generation fighters", Ellison said in June 2015, wrote Variety . Read More »

'The Square' bags Palme D'Or, Sofia Coppola Best Director at Cannes


Coppola's adaptation of a 1971 film by Don Siegel, is a Southern Gothic saga starring Nicole Kidman as the stern governess of an all-girl-school, who takes in a wounded Union soldier during the Civil War. To those "who have to go on living" after losing someone, she said, "please know you are not forgotten". Campillo's movie centres on the activist group ACT UP in Paris in the 1990s during the AIDS crisis. Read More »

Priyanka Chopra's 'Baywatch' Gets An Awkwardly Unexpected 14% Rating On Rotten Tomatoes

Following the release of Baywatch in theaters for Memorial Day weekend, the producers behind the film have revealed plans for a sequel-and the whole lifeguard team is (likely) coming back for another wild ride. Matt Goldberg from Collider couldn't have said it better, describing PC as a real standout in 'Baywatch '. Movie Monks says, " Baywatch' is all about a fantasy of American lifestyle that involves sun, bikinis, beaches and the red floaties they carry around while running". Read More »

Chelsea Manning freed after 7 years in U.S. military prison


U.S. Army spokeswoman Cynthia Smith told The Associated Press that Manning was released from Fort Leavenworth military prison, but that she couldn't provide any further details. Amnesty International, which had campaigned for Manning's release, was quick to applaud her freedom but said the fight was not over. One day after sentencing, she came out as a transgender woman, but still had to serve her sentence at the all-male army prison. Read More »

Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski show leg at Cannes International Film Festival

Evidently in high spirits, Elle beamed as she greeted fellow guests on the night, among them Hollywood veteran Susan Sarandon . This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival , and the jury panel to decide this year's Palme d'Or victor includes Chastain, Will Smith , Maren Ade, Fan Bingbing, Agnès Jaoui, Park Chan-wook, Paolo Sorrentino and Gabriel Yared. Read More »

'The Square' wins Palme d'Or at Cannes


Danish actor Claes Bang plays a museum director and divorced father of two young daughters who gets robbed in broad daylight in the city center. The director of Julieta and All About My Mother said the festival was "the birth of a lot of wonderful movies" and that he had been "completely mesmerised" by some of the films in competition. Read More »

Swedish art gallery satire "The Square" wins Palme d'Or at Cannes

Joaquin Phoenix was named Best Actor for "You Were Never Really Here ". The Miss Sloane star said: "I believe that if you have female story-telling, you have more authentic female characters". Special prize: Nicole Kidman - who was the undisputed queen of this year's Cannes with four projects showing. But juror Jessica Chastain said she was shocked at the way numerous films she saw at Cannes portrayed women. Read More »