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  • Cornelius Gurlitt dies at 81; German art collector

    Cornelius Gurlitt dies at 81; German art collector
    Cornelius Gurlitt, a reclusive German collector whose long-secret hoard of well over 1,000 artworks triggered an international uproar over the fate of art looted by the Nazis, died Tuesday. He was 81. Gurlitt's spokesman, Stephan Holzinger, said that...
  • Holocaust Remembrance Day: An inspiring story of 50 Jewish children, saved

    In the spring of 1939, on the eve of the Holocaust, Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus set out on a highly unlikely mission. The handsome lawyer and his stylish wife left their two young children and their comfortable home near Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square,...
  • New I-Drive attraction, World of Chocolate, has Austrian roots

    New I-Drive attraction, World of Chocolate, has Austrian roots
    Two of the three investors behind World of Chocolate on International Drive have Austrian roots, where they claim the idea for their new attraction originated. World of Chocolate Museum & Café opened about six months ago, complete with a small museum,...
  • Cannes: Looking Past the Hype and Hate (Analysis)

    Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice." Terrence Malick's "Knight of Cups." Tim Burton's "Big Eyes." Hou Hsiao Hsien's "The Assassin." Clint Eastwood's "Jersey Boys." Woody Allen's "Magic in the Moonlight." Doug Liman's "Edge of Tomorrow." Stephen Frear's...
  • Dangerous mischief-making in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON -- The report that protesters have declared two eastern Ukraine cities to be independent republics questions President Obama's assurance that there is no "military solution" to the crisis that began with Russian President Vladmir Putin's land...
  • Ukrainian billionaire issues video in Russian denying wrongdoing in alleged international bribery scheme

    Ukrainian billionaire issues video in Russian denying wrongdoing in alleged international bribery scheme
    One day after federal authorities in Chicago announced a sweeping indictment charging billionaire Ukrainian industrialist Dmytro Firtash in connection with an $18.5 million bribery scheme, Firtash posted a YouTube video calling his arrest politically...
  • Lionsgate, TMG Ink Expanded Output Pact for Summit Pix

    LONDON -- Lionsgate has inked an expanded multiyear output pact with Tele Muenchen Group covering the distribution of its Summit label films in Germany and Austria in all media, the two companies announced Thursday. The deal was negotiated in Berlin and...
  • Billionaire Ukrainian industrialist indicted in Chicago on bribery charges

    Billionaire Ukrainian industrialist indicted in Chicago on bribery charges
    The sweeping federal indictment contained allegations all too familiar in Chicago, from greasing politicians with bribes in exchange for business licenses to disguising the payments as legitimate expenses and using threats and coercion to cover it all up....
  • Sundance Presents Cross-Section of U.S. Indie Fare, Music-Themed Pix at London Festival

    LONDON -- As the lineup for the third Sundance London film and music festival is unveiled, Variety talks to John Cooper, director of the Sundance Film Festival, and Trevor Groth, Sundance's director of programming, about the selection (see below for...
  • MipTV: First Hand Films Inks Deals On 'Sound of Torture,' 'Footprints of War' and 'Shadows of Liberty'

    Switzerland-based First Hand Films has closed a flurry of deals across its slate of polically-engaged one-offs and docu series, including "Footprints of War," "Sound of Torture" and "Shadows of Liberty." Japan's NHK and Latin America's Telesur bought...
  • Stolen passports on Malaysia flight used before, Chinese firm says

    BEIJING -- Stolen passports carried by two Iranian men to board missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 were used last year by two people applying for visas to work as entertainers in China, according to the head of an entertainment company. Xie Zhuoling,...