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France wins big, Italy, Blanchett lose out in Cannes

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CANNES, France - French film "Dheepan" won the top Palme d'Or prize for director Jacques Audiard at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival on Sunday, crowning a good night for French cinema but a bad one for Italy and actress Cate Blanchett. | Video

France wins big, Italy, Blanchett lose out in Cannes

CANNES, France - French film "Dheepan" won the top Palme d'Or prize for director Jacques Audiard at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival on Sunday, crowning a good night for French cinema but a bad one for Italy and actress Cate Blanchett.

Film, Entertainment, 6:35pm EDT

Berlusconi says still looking for an investor in AC Milan

MILAN - Italian media tycoon and former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi is still looking for a co-investor in AC Milan to help revive the fortunes of the Serie A soccer club which he has owned for nearly three decades.

Deals, 5:21pm EDT

Italy coast guard rescues 70 Afghan, Iraqi migrants from crowded boat

ROME - Seventy Afghan and Iraqi migrants were rescued from a packed boat off the southeastern coast of Italy and brought to shore on Sunday, Italy's coast guard said.

Italian couple suspected of skimming off migrant money: prosecutor

ROME - An Italian couple have been arrested on suspicion of running a charity that skimmed off state money intended to help manage rising numbers of migrants, a prosecutor in the southern city of Naples said.

World, 2:52pm EDT

Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow wins Eurovision Song Contest

VIENNA - Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow won the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna on Sunday, beating Russia and Italy in the world's biggest international music show. | Video

Music, Entertainment, Russia, 12:47am EDT

Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow wins Eurovision Song Contest

VIENNA - Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow won the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna on Sunday, beating Russia and Italy in the world's biggest international music show. | Video

Music, Entertainment, Russia 23 May 2015

Five Tunisian migrants die in shipwreck

TUNIS - At least five Tunisian migrants died on Saturday when their boat sailing to Italy capsized off the Tunisian coast, officials said.

World, Tunisia, 23 May 2015

Italian nun moves toward sainthood in first Kenyan ceremony

NYERI, Kenya - An Italian nun, who tended the sick and wounded in World War One in east Africa and died in 1930 in Kenya, was beatified on Saturday, taking the final step before sainthood at the first ceremony of its kind in the African nation.

23 May 2015

Michael Caine says he is unrecognizable in latest film role

CANNES, France - Michael Caine, the British actor sometimes lampooned for playing versions of himself in his six-decade career, says he is unrecognizable in his latest role as a retired orchestra conductor. | Video

Entertainment, Film, People, 22 May 2015
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Iraq regains ground from Islamic State; mass deaths reported in Palmyra

BAGHDAD/BEIRUT - Iraqi forces recaptured territory from advancing Islamic State militants near the recently-fallen city of Ramadi on Sunday, while in Syria the government said the Islamists had killed hundreds of people since capturing the town of Palmyra. | Video