No WTO accession on "humiliating terms," Medvedev says

World Trade OrganisationCannes, France - The World Trade Organization does not work properly and Russia will not join it if the conditions for accession are "humiliating," Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday ahead of a summit with European Union leaders.

EU looks to "master" migration

Cannes, France- Europe should take complete control of migration into and out of the continent, working with the rest of the world to end illegal migration and manage legal flows, EU justice ministers said Monday at the opening of an informal meeting.
"We are not turning Europe into a bunker, but we are steering migrant flows in the world," German Interior Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said ahead of talks with EU counterparts in the southern French beach resort of Cannes.
"We cannot leave all these questions of migrant flows in disorder, we have to organize (them)," EU Justice Commissioner Jacques Barrot said.

French classroom docu-drama wins Cannes' Palme d'Or

Italian directors score top awards in Cannes

Cannes, France - Italian directors scored top awards at the Cannes Film Festival with the nation's two films selected in the main competition winning key prizes.

PREVIEW: Cannes movie marathon ends as top honours unveiled

Cannes, France - After a hectic 12-day round of glitz, glamour and gritty movie themes, the Cannes Film Festival reaches its climax Sunday with the world's leading movie fest unveiling its top honours for 2008.

But while the countdown to the jury's announcement at a lavish award ceremony gets underway, the festival appeared to have failed to produce a knockout candidate for its major award, the coveted Palme d'Or (Golden Palm).

As a result, a tight race has emerged among the films vying for some of the movie industry's most prestigious prizes, with the main competition for the 61st Cannes festival dominated by films exploring the darker side of life.

Natural disasters grab headlines in Cannes

Natural disasters grab headlines in CannesCannes - The rec