Tag Archives: Director

06Dec/19

New EIA Report, Mukula Cartel

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A new report by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), Mukula Cartel, exposes how associates connected to Zambian President Edgar Lungu, including his daughter Tasila Lungu, onetime resident of the United States of America, are reportedly involved in the plunder of valuable, increasingly scarce, mukula rosewood trees; and hence the destruction of Zambia’s vulnerable forests. The investigation shows that despite public pledges to end the illegal mukula trade, several politicians are repeatedly named as key actors in an influential timber trafficking network that bypasses existing national bans on mukula harvest and export.
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10Sep/17

Mexican director Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy wins Venice Film Festival

VENICE, ITALY (SEPTEMBER 9, 2017) (REUTERS) – Taking home the top prize at the Venice Film Festival felt like winning a marathon, director Guillermo del Toro on Saturday (September 9). Continue reading

30Apr/17

Cast of ‘The Godfather’ reunite for emotional 45th anniversary

The director and cast of “The Godfather” reminisce in a 45th anniversary reunion in New York about the trials, perseverance and inspiration that resulted in the Oscar-winning Mafia movies.
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05Jan/17

Trump picks former U.S. Senator Coats as director of national intelligence

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump picks former U.S. Senator Dan Coats as his Director of National Intelligence, according to a senior transition official.

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31Oct/16
FBI Director James Comey

White House says FBI director not trying to influence election

The White House says President Barack Obama believes the FBI director is not trying to influence the U.S. presidential election by announcing scrutiny of additional emails linked to Democrat Hillary Clinton’s private server.
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26Oct/15

Daniel Craig, Sam Mendes arrive at Royal Albert Hall for “Spectre” premiere

The much anticipated premiere for James Bond’s 24th silver screen instalment “Spectre” begins, with the titular star-playing Daniel Craig and director Sam Mendes arriving at the Royal Albert Hall.
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10Jul/15

Background check mix-up allowed Roof to buy gun: FBI

(R Reports) – Many have questioned why a gunman would open fire at a Bible-study, killing nine worshippers in Charleston last month.

Now, FBI Director James Comey says suspect Dylann Roof never should have gotten his hands on this gun.
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10Jul/15

Head of U.S. federal personnel agency resigns after massive data breach

Katherine Archuleta, the director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, resigns after a massive data breach compromised the personal information of more than 22-million people, including two U.S. Senators. A White House spokesman says it was “quite clear” new leadership was needed at the agency.

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24May/15

Winning films at Cannes film festival

French film “Dheepan” wins the top Palme d’Or prize for director Jacques Audiard at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival. Other awards were handed out to “Saul Fia (Son of Saul), “The Lobster” and “Nie Yinniang” (The Assassin). While France’s Vincent Lindon won best actor for “La Loi du Marche” (The Measure of a Man) and the best actress prize shared between U.S.’s Rooney Mara for her role in Todd Haynes’s “Carol” and French actress Emmanuelle Bercot in French director Maiwenn Besco’s Mon Roi (My King).

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18May/15

WHO sets up $100 million fund to deal with future crises like Ebola

WHO admits it failed to respond adequately to the Ebola virus and sets up a $100 million dollar fund to be better prepared next time.

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