Highlights from Cannes Festivals 61st season

Cannes is a term that has come to represent celebrities, new international films, recognition of actors and actresses and, of course, money and power as represented by the outrageous expenditure of capital in that southern French town.


UN backs Puerto Ricos right to self determination

The United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization unanimously approved a resolution June 9 calling on the United States to allow the Puerto Rican people to exercise their right to self-determination and independence.

Israeli-Palestinian peace prospects need a miracle

Palestinian negotiator Ahmed Qureia told reporters this month he does not think an Israeli-Palestinian agreement can be reached this year “unless there is a miracle.”

Court gives mixed decision on Cuban Five

In the complicated case of five Cuban men arrested on various charges of conspiracy almost 10 years ago, an appeals court upheld their convictions June 4, while rescinding some of their harsh sentences.