Female Force strong at ‘The Last Jedi’ world premiere
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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' actors Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill and Andy Serkis discuss how the new film reflects today's changes in society.
28 Jan 2018
Amputee Jason Barnes plays the piano with a prosthetic arm that detects muscle movement in his stump using ultrasound technology and an algorithm to predict which metal finger he intends to use.
7 Feb 2018
'Game of Thrones' Creators to Produce New 'Star Wars' Film Series Disney announced on Thursday that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will write and produce the new set of films. David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today.
9 Feb 2018
A prosthetic arm developed at Georgia Institute of Technology allows amputee to play the piano
19 Mar 2018
Star Wars appeal is 'fairy tale disguised as sci-fi' - Hamill
25 Jun 2018
Walt Disney Co. Is facing criticism from fans over its handling of the Star Wars franchise following the performance of "Solo: A Star Wars Story." Bloomberg's Jason Kelly reports on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas."
15 Apr 2019
The ninth installment of the original "Star Wars" film saga will be called "The Rise of Skywalker" and will see the return of the evil Emperor Palpatine to threaten the young heroine Rey, Walt Disney Co revealed on Friday.
30 May 2019
Disney has unveiled the highly anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. Bloomberg's Ed Ludlow spoke to Disney Chairman: Parks, Experiences & Products Bob Chapek at the newest part of Disneyland in Anaheim, California.
1 Jun 2019
Walt Disney Co. unveiled the wildly anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, providing an early look at the ambitious expansion of its original Disneyland theme park in Southern California. Galaxy’s Edge opens to the public on Friday.
12 Aug 2019
Walt Disney Co. opened the most highly anticipated theme-park attraction in the company’s history -- and attendance fell. Profit at the company’s domestic resorts fell in the latest quarter, which was marked by the ballyhooed opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
26 Oct 2019
On what would have been Carrie Fisher's 63rd birthday, the final trailer for 'Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker', which will mark her last appearance on film, dropped on Monday during halftime of the Patriots and the Jets American football match on ESPN. Ryan Brooks reports.
13 Dec 2019
Star Wars superfans have begun camping outside Hollywood's famous TCL Chinese Theatre, more than a week before the blockbuster opens.
29 Dec 2019
The final intergalactic instalment in the Skywalker Saga has landed and film critic Lisa Nesselson gives us her take on its enigmatic exchanges, its grammatical anachronisms and, of course, its lightsaber quotient. Also, Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson struggle to maintain a hold on their sanity in "The Lighthouse"; the film sparked a tidal wave of praise at the Cannes Film Festival this year. Next, we check out Chinese noir "The Wild Goose Lake" and its sumptuous vision of a crime underworld where hig
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The war in Ukraine has forced a major rethink of European security, with further enlargement of both NATO and the EU now on the table. Kyiv has asked for a fast-track procedure for EU membership. Moldova and Georgia have also applied. The EU has made it clear that Ukraine belongs to the European family. However, admitting several more nations would be highly challenging. And even before the war, the EU was already negotiating with candidate countries Albania, the Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey. We discuss how far the EU should grow, and how fast that process should be, with two MEPs.
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As Berlin seeks to ween itself off Russian energy sources, Chancellor Scholz has said Qatar "plays an important role" in energy policy. The visiting Emir of Qatar has confirmed could start LNG deliveries by 2024.
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Germany's defense minister has said the anti-aircraft tank will be used to protect "critical infrastructure" in Ukraine from Russian attacks.
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On day two of the Cannes Film Festival, FRANCE 24's Olivia Salazar-Winspear tells us why the première of "Top Gun: Maverick" has movie fans jostling to catch a glimpse of US actor Tom Cruise on the red carpet. We also take a look at the first films competing for the Palme d'Or, as Kirill Serebrennikov returns to Cannes to present "Tchaikovsky's Wife". The Russian director was unable to attend the screenings of his last two films, "Petrov's Flu" and "Leto", due to living under virtual house arrest in Moscow in recent years.
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Taipei has introduced a "new Taiwan model" to shift away from its "zero-COVID" strategy. But public health experts warn of an increase in COVID-19 fatalities if the island can't streamline policies.
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In France, coming out of the closet and living openly as a member of the LGBTI+ community can be a significant psychological, emotional and social challenge. Until just 40 years ago, it was also a legal one. In 1982, the age of consent was lowered from 21 to 18 for homosexuals in France, making it the same for everyone. This landmark law paved the way for important civil liberties, including the legalisation of same-sex marriage in 2013. But there are still obstacles to be overcome. To find out more about the ongoing fight for equality, we speak to Sébastien Tüller, LGBTI+ legal advisor for Amnesty International France.