CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival is coming under scrutiny for its policy of only allowing women dressed in high heels to walk on the red carpet for its formal premieres.
Many are criticizing the festival after Screen International reported that several middle-aged women were turned away from the Sunday premiere of "Carol" for wearing flats. On Tuesday, actress Emily Blunt called the report "very disappointing."
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Royal Navy says a submariner who publicly challenged the safety of the country's nuclear fleet has been apprehended.
A spokesman said Tuesday that Able Seaman William McNeilly is in military police custody at a facility in Scotland. McNeilly had been missing for several days since he released a damning 18-page report on the WikiLeaks website that contained stark warnings about safety and security lapses in Britain's weapons program....
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's foreign ministry says it is checking the authenticity of a tape that claims a Romanian security worker was kidnapped by a group with ties to the Islamic State group.
Adnan Abu al-Walid al-Sahrawi, who describes himself as the leader of the group, says it is responsible for kidnapping the Romanian on April 4 in Burkina Faso, in an audio statement sent Monday to Mauritanian news site Al-Akhbar. The armed group, active in the Azwad region...
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Police in central Vietnam have detained two South Korean managers for the Samsung Group over a scaffolding collapse in March that killed 13 workers and injured dozens.
Col. Phan Ke Hien, a spokesman for Ha Tinh provincial police, said Lee Jae-myeong and Kim Jong-wook were taken into custody Tuesday. They are accused of violating labor safety regulations, which carries a penalty of up to 12 years in prison.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A South African judge has extended the bail of retired doubles tennis champion Bob Hewitt, who wants to appeal his conviction for raping and sexually assaulting minors in the 1980s and 1990s.
Judge Bert Bam on Tuesday ordered that Hewitt, who was sentenced to six years in prison on Monday, be confined to his home until a June 19 hearing on whether he can appeal his conviction and sentence.
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — A Belfast bakery has been found guilty of discrimination for refusing to bake a cake bearing the slogan "Support Gay Marriage."
In Tuesday's ruling, Belfast Judge Isobel Brownlie called the bakery's cancellation of the order "direct discrimination for which there can be no justification." The judge said the bakery was a business, not a religious organization. She didn't immediately specify a punishment.