Saudis promised double the fun in drive to lure back tourist dollars

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will stage more than 5,000 shows, festivals and concerts in 2018, double the number of last year, as it...

Idris Elba brings ‘Yardie’ to Berlin International Film Festival

BERLIN (Reuters) - A film depicting the Jamaican community in London in the 1980s is a reminder of Britain’s multicultural complexity, British actor Idris...

Saudis promised double the fun in 2018 drive to lure back tourist dollars

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will stage more than 5,000 shows, festivals and concerts in 2018, double the number of last year, as it...

Soft romance fills Fendi’s Milan catwalk show

MILAN (Reuters) - Elegant capes, geometric patterns and pleats in soft shades filled Fendi’s show on Thursday, as the Italian fashion house presented a...

Paris tourism shakes post-attack lull to record decade-best 2017

PARIS (Reuters) - Tourists flocked back to Paris last year as safety concerns following a spate of attacks by Islamist militants appeared to ease,...

Malaysian rapper Namewee in the dog house over obscene Lunar New Year video

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia detained rapper Namewee on Thursday amid an uproar over an “obscene” Lunar New Year music video depicting people in...

China denies racism, says hyping up TV blackface skit ‘futile’

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Thursday it was “futile” to try to hype up a show on state television in which a Chinese...

Make-up artist pushes boundaries with prosthetics for Oscar-nominated ‘Wonder’

GLENDALE, Calif. (Reuters) - Adhering to child labour laws and building an authentic-looking facial structure were key concerns for make-up artist Arjen Tuiten in...

Oscar contender ‘Shape of Water’ accused of ripping off 1969 play

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - “The Shape of Water,” a contender for this year’s best picture Oscar, was hit with a plagiarism lawsuit on Wednesday,...

Dua Lipa, Stormzy take top honours at BRIT awards

LONDON (Reuters) - Singers Dua Lipa and Stormzy were the biggest winners at this year’s BRIT awards, Britain’s most high-profile pop music awards, taking...

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