Syria: Turkey war planes launch strikes on Afrin

Syria: Turkey war planes launch strikes on Afrin AFP Turkish war planes hit Kurdish positions on the Syrian side of the border on Saturday Turkish war planes have launched air strikes on Kurdish positions in northern Syria, in a move likely to cause tensions with the US.Turkey is seeking to oust Kurdish fighters from Afrin, … Read more

US shutdown: Trump and Democrats blame each other

US shutdown: Trump and Democrats blame each other Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMinority Democrat Leader Chuck Schumer accuses President Trump of “rooting for a shutdown”Recriminations have begun over the failure of the US Senate to pass a new budget and prevent the shutdown of many federal services.A bill to fund the … Read more

Paul Bocuse: Top French chef dies at 91

Top French chef Paul Bocuse dies at 91 Image copyright AFP Image caption Paul Bocuse has been described as the “pope” of French gastronomy The top French chef Paul Bocuse has died, French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb has announced on Twitter.Bocuse, who had suffered from Parkinson’s disease for several years, was 91.He died in his … Read more

Winter Olympics 2018: North Korea will send 22 athletes to Pyeongchang

Winter Olympics Medals Pyeongchang 2018 Sports North Korea’s Sports Minister (left) met with South Korea’s Minister of Culture sports and tourism (right) under the watchful eye of IOC president Thomas Bach (centre)North Korea will send 22 athletes to compete in three sports at the Winter Olympics in South Korea in February.The two countries agreed a … Read more

Turkey bus crash: Eleven killed in motorway accident

Turkey bus crash: Eleven killed in motorway accident Eleven people have been killed after a bus taking families on a school holiday skiing trip crashed while travelling on a motorway in north-western Turkey, local officials say.Some 46 others were injured in the accident, they add.The bus was travelling overnight from the capital, Ankara, to the … Read more

‘Real Time’: Michael Wolff Hints at Current Trump Infidelity Hidden in Bombshell Book

HBO Everybody has been talking about Michael Wolff’s best seller “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” since it came out Jan. 5, but the author said there is one thing hinted at in its pages that he is surprised no has asked him about. “Real Time With Bill Maher” kicked off its 16th … Read more

‘Juliet, Naked’ Review: Nick Hornby Adaptation Is a Rock ‘n’ Roll Charmer

Courtesy of Sundance Institute / photo by Alex Bailey. “Juliet, Naked” didn’t cause a sensation or blow the roof off the Eccles Theater at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday night — but if it’s possible to charm the roof off the place, director Jesse Peretz’s adaptation of the Nick Hornby novel might just have … Read more

‘The Long Dumb Road’ Film Review: Buddy Comedy Travels Familiar Path, But the Company’s Great

Sundance Film Festival It’s not always a compliment to note that a movie feels like the right fit for Sundance. Festival faves often deflate when they reach the real world, unable to survive without the eager enthusiasm of film fans. The Sundance premiere “The Long Dumb Road” is undeniably cut from familiar cloth. But it’s … Read more

‘American Animals’: Insane Real-Life Heist Rescues Uneven Crime Drama

sundance It’s not the easiest climate in which to sell a story about white dudes who plot a heist to kick up some excitement in their privileged lives — or at least to sell it and make us care. Director Bart Layton manages that with “American Animals,” which premiered in the U.S. Dramatic competition at … Read more

Why the Plot of ‘The Snowman’ Makes No Sense, According to the Director of ‘The Snowman’

Universal “The Snowman” is one of the most fascinatingly awful movies of the past few years, for several reasons. It’s got a pretty solid director, Tomas Alfredson of “Let the Right One In” and “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” fame. It’s got a really quality cast, with Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, JK Simmons, Val … Read more