Cannes ′ festive glamor clashes with reality | Film | DW

This year’s Cannes has been a tale of two festivals. The 75th Festival de Cannes has delivered on its promise to “bring back cinema” after the ravages of COVID with a joyous, maskless celebration of movies and the people who make them. The red carpets have been full, the parties raucous and the films – … Read more

‘A long journey’: Volunteers from Belarus fight for Ukraine

WARSAW, Poland – One is a restaurateur who fled Belarus when he learned he was about to be arrested for criticizing President Alexander Lukashenko. Another was given the choice of either denouncing fellow opposition activists or being jailed. And one is certain his brother was killed by the country’s security forces. What united them is … Read more

Russia presses Donbas offensive as Polish leader visits Kyiv

POKROVSK, Ukraine (AP) – Russia pressed its offensive in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region Sunday as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the outcome of the grueling conflict would determine whether his country’s fate lies with the West or under Moscow’s domination. After declaring its full control of a sprawling seaside steel plant that was the last … Read more