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Winners at 2015 Cannes Film Festival

French director Jacques Audiard’s “Dheepan” won the Best Film award at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival on 24 May. Hungarian film-maker Laszlo Nemes picked up the Grand Prix, often seen as the festival’s runner-up prize, for his debut feature ‘The Son of Saul’, a Holocaust drama set in Auschwitz. ...

May 25, 2015, Monday

'Goodbye, Nikola', Protestors Tell Macedonian PM Gruevski

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Macedonian capital Skopje on 17 May 2015 to demand the resignation of conservative Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski in a protest rally organized by Social Democrat opposition. Pressure on the Macedonian premier to step down has been mounting since a wire-tapping scandal broke out earlier this year, raising concerns how tightly the government has controlled electins, the media and the judiciary during Gruevski's nine years in office....

May 17, 2015, Sunday

Dozens Killed as New Major Earthquake Hits Nepal

An earthquake of magnitude 7.4 struck Nepal on 12 May 2015, leaving at least 39 people dead and more than 1,000 injured....

May 12, 2015, Tuesday

Europe Marks Victory Day

Events marking the 70th anniversary of Allied victory over Nazi Germany and the end of World War Two in Europe are being held across the continent on 8 May 2015. Russia will celebrate the Day of Victory on 9 May....

May 8, 2015, Friday

The Day When WWII Ended

Commemoration events, exhibitions and celebrations are marking the end of World War II in Europe 70 years ago. ...

May 4, 2015, Monday

Nepal Earthquake Kills Over 3,000

The death toll from the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal was 3,432, the Interior Ministry said 27 April 2015, after thousands more spent a second night in the open....

April 27, 2015, Monday

Walking Through Balchik's University Botanic Garden: a Cactus Story

A permanent exhibition of cacti and succulents offers an interesting variety of these plants at the University Botanic Garden in Bulgaria's Balchik, a quiet town at the Black Sea's northern coastline.The garden's management announced on that its oldest cactus was celebrating its 90th birthday on Sunday....

April 19, 2015, Sunday

Bulgarian Orthodox Christians Hold Procession Marking Easter Monday at Bachkovo Monastery

Bulgarian Orthodox faithful held the traditional procession marking Easter Monday at Bachkovo monastery, near the village of Bachkovo, southern Bulgaria, 13 April 2015. Easter Monday, also called Bright Monday, is an official holiday in Bulgaria....

April 13, 2015, Monday

Djokovic Wins Over Murray for Fifth Miami Masters Title

Novak Djokovic overpowered Andy Murray to win his fifth Miami Open title in 5 April 2015. The world No 1 scored 7-6 (7-3) 4-6 6-0 in the Miami Masters championship match to extend his personal record to 18-8 over the Scot after victories this year in the Australian Open final and the semi-finals of the Indian Wells Masters....

April 6, 2015, Monday

Roman Catholics Mark Palm Sunday

Roman Catholics around the world attended church masses and held processions on Palm Sunday, 29 March 2015. Palm Sunday for Roman Catholic devotees symbolically marks the biblical account of the entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, signaling the start of the Holy Week before Easter. ...

March 31, 2015, Tuesday

Vladimir Putin: Overwhelmingly Absent, then Overwhelmingly Present

For about ten days, Russian President Vladimir Putin was absent from spotlight, and a number of Russian media outlets started speculating on the reasons. While a number of websites criticizing the political elite suggested this is a peculiar development, the Kremlin downplayed any hypotheses that there was something wrong....

March 22, 2015, Sunday

Holi: a Hindu Festival of Colors and Love

Holi is celebrated as the Hindu spring festival of colors and love. Celebrated mostly in India and Nepal, it heralds the beginning of spring and is traditionally celebrated for days, at the end of each winter. ...

March 7, 2015, Saturday

Boris Nemtsov: Once Governing Politician, Later Opposition Leader

The death of Boris Nemtsov has shocked a number of politicians, observers and citizens in Russia and across the globe. Nemtsov has been described by many as a controversially perceived figure, but nevertheless one of the most notable ones in Russia's history. ...

February 28, 2015, Saturday

Oscars 2015: 87th Academy Awards Ceremony

British actor Eddie Redmayne won the best actor Oscar for The Theory of Everything, while Julianne Moore picked up best actress for Still Alice. Dark comedy Birdman won best film and best director for Mexican film-maker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu at a ceremony on 22 February 2015....

February 23, 2015, Monday

Festivities Mark Start of Chinese New Year 2015

Celebrations for the Chinese Lunar New Year 2015 began on 19 February across China and other Asian countries with large Chinese population. 2015 is the Year of the Goat, also known as the Year of the Sheep. ...

February 19, 2015, Thursday