US President Donald Trump, Brexit, Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and Germany's right-wing AfD party: Floats unveiled Tuesday for this year's Carnival parades in Cologne and Mainz once again turn to political satire to entertain revellers.
Finnish director Aki Kaurismaki hit out at what he sees as Europe's lack of humanity in dealing with refugees after his new film about a Syrian asylum seeker emerged as a frontrunner for top honours at the Berlin Film Festival.
Adele made a clean sweep of the Grammy's top prizes at the annual music awards Sunday, besting Beyonce with Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year trophies for her album "25" and its smash single "Hello."
Oscar-winning British director Danny Boyle believes that Britain's exit from the European Union will lead to the breakup of the United Kingdom and that if they could vote again his compatriots would reject Brexit.
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch attended a joint media interview with US President Donald Trump last month, despite photographs and video of the event showing only Trump and the two interviewers, the Financial Times (FT) reported Thursday.
The Berlin Film Festival opened on Thursday with both jury members and filmmakers tackling the new world order being shaped by the dramatic rise of populism and Donald Trump's victory in the United States.
Many in Britain condemn sharia councils as parallel courts, although few understand how they really work. In addition to providing advice on living Islamically, they play a crucial role in helping women obtain a religious divorce.
The Berlin Film Festival is to respond next month to the current sense of turmoil and resentment gripping the world with a programme full of courage and humour, Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick said on Tuesday.
The Church of Norway on Monday approved a new liturgy for all church marriages including same-sex weddings, following last year's decision by the country's largest religious denomination to approve same-sex weddings in church.
The Maltese bishops' new guidelines that make it possible for divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Holy Communion have triggered confusion among priests and criticism from conservative factions, local media reported on Sunday.
Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, who is a candidate for an Oscar this year, is considering boycotting the award ceremony in protest at US President Donald Trump's changes to the country's migration policy.
Film director Roman Polanski has declined to preside at France's most prestigious film awards ceremony, his lawyer said Tuesday, following a backlash about his invitation linked to decades-old criminal charges.
Apple introduced its first iPhone 10 years ago. At the time no one could have known that market leaders such as Nokia would vanish from the stage. The iPhone continues to fascinate the masses, even as critics bemoan the lack of recent innovations from Apple.
Nearly 3 million mostly barefoot devotees on Monday joined the Philippines' largest religious event to honour a centuries-old statue of Jesus Christ despite warnings that Islamist extremists might attack the gathering.
Falconry and yoga are among a number of pursuits that have been added to a list of the world's intangible cultural heritage, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said Thursday.
The European Space Agency (ESA) plans to ask member states for about 400 million euros (420 million dollars) in additional funding for its Mars programme at a conference next week, spaceflight coordinator David Parker said Friday.
Pope Francis and Lutheran church leaders will commemorate once one of the most divisive events in the history of Christianity on Monday. The upcoming anniversary year gives them a chance to signal more unity between Catholics and Protestants.
Major internet sites including Twitter, Paypal, Netflix and Spotify were offline in parts of the US and Europe Friday after cyberattacks targeted a service provider that enables users to connect to them.
Australia will push for a permanent end to all forms of whaling, including the "so-called scientific," environment minister Josh Frydenberg said ahead of the biennial meeting of the International Whaling Commission in Portoroz of Slovenia this week.
The orbiter in a joint European and Russian mission to Mars has been a complete success, but it is not known if the lander part of the mission has touched down or crashed on the planet's surface, the European Space Agency (ESA) said Thursday.
A German TV comic whose satirical poem insulted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan released a video message Wednesday in response to a decision by prosecutors not to pursue a criminal investigation against him.
US President Barack Obama thinks Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump could benefit from a history lesson the challenges overcome by African Americans as Washington prepares to mark the opening of the National Museum of African American History and culture on Saturday.
Ukraine will not allow Russian singers who have supported the pro-Russian rebellion in eastern Ukraine to perform at next year's Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev, Ukraine's Culture Minister Yevhen Nyshchuk said Friday.
Mother Teresa, the Roman Catholic nun soon to be canonized, was reviled, as well as revered in her lifetime. For many she was an angel, but for some a fanatic and an anti-feminist who associated with dictators.
In a grand ceremony that will attract huge crowds to St Peter's Square, the nun known as the "Angel of the Poor" is set to be canonized by the pontiff who once said he dreamt of "a poor church, for the church."