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French not amused by US pressure to withdraw Cannes award from ‘racist, misogynist’ Alain Delon

5 days ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on French not amused by US pressure to withdraw Cannes award from ‘racist, misogynist’ Alain Delon
US social justice activists incensed at the Cannes Festival’s intent to honor Alain Delon have started a petition to stop it, citing the legendary actor’s “close-minded” views. The festival, and the French public, were not amused. Cannes organizers have held firm in their intent to honor the actor, now 83, with a Palme d’Or for Read More

‘Politically motivated’ Butina verdict a ‘shameful stain’ on US justice – Russian Foreign Ministry

3 weeks ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on ‘Politically motivated’ Butina verdict a ‘shameful stain’ on US justice – Russian Foreign Ministry
The Russian Foreign Ministry called the 18-month prison sentence for student Maria Butina a “politically motivated” decision “in the spirit of McCarthyism,” adding that her only crime was being a Russian citizen in the US. “From the moment of her arrest we have pointed out that the accusations against her of attempting to influence internal Read More