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Source: DW

Israeli Film 'Synonyms' wins 2019 Berlinale Golden Bear award

Today 09:55 GMT

Nadav Lapid's quasi-autobiographical quest for identity on the silver screen takes the Golden Bear at the Berlinale 2019.

The Golden Bear, the top award at the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale), went to the Israeli-French-German co-production "Synonyms" by Israeli director Nadav Lapid. The fast-paced film follows an ex-Israeli soldier who rejects his nationality as he moves to France to start a new life and find his true identity.

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Source: The Guradian

Mueller questions Cambridge Analytica director Brittany Kaiser

Today 09:55 GMT

A spokesman for Brittany Kaiser, former business development director for Cambridge Analytica – which collapsed after the Observer revealed details of its misuse of Facebook data – confirmed that she had been subpoenaed by special counsel Robert Mueller, and was cooperating fully with his investigation.

A director of the controversial data company Cambridge Analytica, who appeared with Arron Banks at the launch of the Leave.EU campaign, has been subpoenaed by the US investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.

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Source: Fox News

Mark Penn: To get Trump, FBI and Justice Department officials trampled the Constitution

Saturday 14:30 GMT

The most egregious anti-democratic actions ever taken by the what can now fairly be called the Deep State are confirmed with the publication of fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s new book detailing how the FBI and Justice Department plotted to remove President Trump from office for firing FBI Director James Comey.

Justice Department and FBI officials spied on U.S. citizens with false warrants, gave a pass to one presidential campaign with a predetermined investigation, investigated another political campaign on the basis of no verified evidence, and illegally leaked information on investigations.

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Source: Fox News

'What a Crock!': GOP Rep. Stewart Slams 'Liar' McCabe's Claims About Russia Investigation

Friday 15:26 GMT

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) slammed Andrew McCabe after the former FBI deputy director detailed the central role he played in the bureau's Russia probe and the eventual appointment of a special counsel.

On "America's Newsroom" Thursday, Stewart, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, gave his response to McCabe's remarks: "What a crock!". 'A Slow-Motion Coup Attempt': Fitton Blasts Schiff, Dems' New Trump Investigations. He said that the Russia investigation was never on "solid ground," and McCabe knew it at the time. "He's a liar.

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Source: The Guradian

Andrew McCabe says officials discussed removing Trump after Comey firing

Friday 15:26 GMT

Former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe has said top Trump administration officials talked seriously about removing Donald Trump from office just months after he become president.

McCabe, who briefly ran the FBI after Trump fired James Comey as the bureau’s director, told 60 Minutes that there were meetings at the justice department in the days following the firing to discuss whether Trump could be removed under the 25th amendment.

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Source: DW

Director Agnes Varda presents new film at Berlinale

Thursday 15:25 GMT

At the Berlin International Film Festival, she presents her new film, "Varda by Agnes," and receives the honorary Berlinale Camera award.

Agnes Varda has received numerous awards, including a special award at the Berlinale, a Golden Lion at the 1985 Venice Film Festival, and an honorary Leopard at the 2014 Locarno Film Festival.

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Source: The Guradian

Varda by Agnès review – two hours of magic with the veteran director

Thursday 16:20 GMT

Agnès Varda’s charming and approachable film is a semi-dramatised lantern lecture, an autobiographical, auto-critical work using footage from her speaking at various events, with clips and playfully dramatised reconstructions and superimpositions looking back over the director’s remarkable life and career.

Bonnaire remembers how curt and unsettlingly rude Varda was on location, when she showed the director the blisters she had got with her method-acting approach to playing a homeless person.

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Source: The Guradian

Vogue Brazil director resigns over birthday photos evoking slavery

Saturday 08:03 GMT

The fashion director of the Brazilian edition of Vogue has resigned after photos from her 50th birthday party drew criticism for evoking colonial depictions of slavery.

More than half of Brazil’s 200 million people identify as black or mixed race, but Vogue’s Brazilian edition first featured a black women on its cover in 2011 – 36 years after it was launched.


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