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Roger Waters rocks Venice Film Festival with 'US + THEM'

06 Sep 2019

VENICE, Italy Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters brought his "US + THEM" concert movie to the Venice Film Festival on Friday, transporting audiences to one of his live performances.

'The Painted Bird' tells 'timeless' story of survival in dark times

03 Sep 2019

VENICE, Italy, Set somewhere in rural eastern Europe towards the end of World War Two, "The Painted Bird" is a sombre tale of a young boy trying to survive a harsh wilderness and the cruelty of strangers, and is described by one of its stars as "timeless".

More than a haircut: Kristen Stewart aims to shine spotlight on Jean Seberg

30 Aug 2019

VENICE, Italy Forty years after actress Jean Seberg died, Kristin Stewart says she wants to show the world that the star of the French New Wave should be known for more than just her short haircut.

'All up' - Queen's swans checked and counted

15 Jul 2019

SHEPPERTON, England Royal officials clad in scarlet outfits took to the River Thames in traditional boats on Monday for the annual "Swan Upping" ceremony, an 800-year-old tradition of counting the swans owned by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth. | Video

Bye-bye Brexit - History haunts German woman leaving UK to avoid 'chaos'

22 Feb 2019

LONDON Actor Sonja Morgenstern, a German national who has lived in London since 1996, packed up and moved back to Nuremberg this week in hopes of rediscovering the peace and certainty she lost when Britain voted for Brexit in 2016. | Video

'Border buster' shows why Brexit frontier checks in Northern Ireland would matter

14 Feb 2019

KINAWLEY, Northern Ireland Near one of the scores of small border crossings on the island of Ireland, a yellow digger stands as a monument to the lengths communities went to keep roads open during Northern Ireland's violent "Troubles". | Video

Splits across the Irish border? Garage frets for post-Brexit future

12 Feb 2019

CLONES, Ireland Weeks before Britain is due to leave the European Union, the owner of a filling station and hardware store that straddles the only land border between the two jurisdictions has given up trying to prepare. | Video

No deal, no problem - Wetherspoon pubs boss raises a glass to Brexit

29 Jan 2019

BLACKPOOL, England Wetherspoon's boss Tim Martin says British business has nothing to fear from leaving the European Union without a deal, and to prove it he's "Brexiting" his pubs by swapping French champagne and cognac for English sparkling wine and Australian brandy.

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