May 20, 2013 |
With its glitzy opening night premiere at the Cannes Film Festival last week, "The Great Gatsby" arrived overseas with a splash. Or at least that's what Warner Bros. was hoping for as the movie played for the festival crowd days before it debuted in many European theaters and beyond. After opening the movie in the U.S. on May 10, the studio sent the film's stars to France to promote the picture's international bow. On the red carpet outside Cannes' Palais des Festivals last Wednesday, May 15, Carey Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio posed for the shutterbugs as rain fell -- the umbrellas somehow only adding to the old-school glamour.
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April 10, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO - You know things are going splendidly for a governor when he can arrange a weeklong jaunt through China and not have to pay a cent himself - or even dip into the public till. The fact that it's sort of a 75th birthday bash for Gov. Jerry Brown and that the roughly 90 invitees - mostly special interests, but also some longtime chums - are willing to pay $10,000 each, plus trans-Pacific airfare, is particularly impressive. Oh, OK, it's a "trade and investment mission.
February 17, 2013
For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is available only through their websites. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-1234, dial 0 and ask for the number of the country's U.N. mission or delegation. The Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory, http://www.towd.com , is a helpful website. Anguilla: Anguilla Tourist Board, (877) 426-4845, http://www.ivisitanguilla.com.
January 24, 2013 |
LONDON - Britain, Germany and the Netherlands urged their citizens Thursday to leave the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi immediately, citing an imminent threat to Westerners months after an assault on the U.S. mission there killed four Americans. None of the countries would elaborate on the intelligence that prompted the advisory, but Britain's Foreign Office said it was "aware of a specific and imminent threat. " The stark warning came a day after Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testified before Congress about the Sept.
December 29, 2011 |
Egyptian security forces on Thursday raided the offices of 17 nongovernmental organizations, including three U.S.-based agencies, as part of a crackdown on foreign assistance that has drawn criticism from the West and threatened human rights groups and pro-democracy movements. The move appeared to be part of a strategy to intimidate international organizations. The ruling military council has repeatedly blamed "foreign hands" for exploiting Egypt's political and economic turmoil.
May 17, 2010 |
"Robin Hood" may have missed the mark domestically, but foreign moviegoers brought it closer to the bull's-eye. Director Ridley Scott's pricey new version of the classic British tale, starring Russell Crowe, opened to $37.1 million in the U.S. and Canada, according to an estimate from distributor Universal Pictures, a soft start for a big-budget, summer-event film. Overseas, however, it took in a much more robust $74 million. It was the No. 2 film at the domestic box office, behind "Iron Man 2," which after a spectacular launch last week dropped a sizable 59% to $53 million.