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  • Li Na's tennis game is on track, her personality pleasingly off-kilter

    In the midst of a pro tennis world chock-full of players with overwhelming athletic skills and underwhelming personalities, there is Li Na. She is a beacon in the fog, a candle in a mine shaft. She is also a pretty good tennis player who is ranked No....
  • When the U.S. welched on Shevardnadze [Commentary]

    When the U.S. welched on Shevardnadze [Commentary]
    Absent from U.S. media encomia for recently deceased former Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze is any mention of the historic deal he reached with his U.S. counterpart James Baker in 1990 ensuring that the Soviet empire would collapse "with a...
  • Stock-Media Online Marketplace Pond5 Raises $61 Million in Funding

    Pond5, an online marketplace for video footage and stock media, has raised $61 million in equity financing from Accel Partners and Stripes Group. The New York-based company's collection of more than 15 million media assets, including 2.7 million royalty-...
  • Czechs, Slovaks, Hungarians and Poles Talk Co-Pros in Karlovy Vary

    Karlovy Vary fest bizzers are closely studying pacts allowing small nations to join forces for coin, facilities, talent and distribution, having packed into an antique cinema hall to hear from producers of four pending productions that have done just...
  • Radek Stepanek gives Novak Djokovic a scare at Wimbledon

    Wimbledon fans got an entertaining show from a tennis senior citizen and a big sigh of relief from their top-seeded men's player here Wednesday. Novak Djokovic, who won here in 2011 and lost in the final to Andy Murray last year, was cruising on...
  • Wimbledon winners include Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal

    WIMBLEDON — It rained late in the day Thursday at Wimbledon, leaving only Roger Federer's match under the closed roof to carry on. And that one didn't last long. Federer, racing against Father Time to win an eighth title here, sent Gilles Muller...
  • 'The Tribe' Scores Spirited Sales (EXCLUSIVE)

    Ukrainian Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy's "The Tribe," which Karlovy Vary Film Fest artistic director Karel Och describes as "the cinematic event of the year," is maintaining sales momentum after sweeping all three prizes at Cannes Critics' Week. A U.S. deal...
  • No free ride: German minister wants road-use toll for foreign drivers

    Germany's transport minister on Monday unveiled plans to charge foreign drivers a road-use toll to close what he called a "fairness gap" that lets cars registered in other countries get a free ride on some of the world's best highways and byways. The...
  • Q&A: Signe Baumane Talks 'Rocks in my Pocket' and Animated Metaphors

    Animation is Latvian-born filmmaker Signe Baumane's way of openly sharing personal and family stories of both depression and hope. After having made 12 award-winning animated shorts, Baumane turned her focus to creating her first feature-length film...
  • Czech Rep. Sees Jump in Foreign Production Spend as Incentives Hiked

    Czech film bizzers are reporting a healthy jump in foreign productions and a new "more business-like" approach to the country's production incentives, which have been boosted by CZK 300 million ($14.8 million) annually for the next two years. Foreign pics...
  • Boxing Movie 'Goat' Wins Works in Progress Prize at Karlovy Vary Film Fest

    Ivan Ostrochovsky's "Koza" (Goat), which centers on a former Olympic boxer who is forced to go back into the ring in order to provide for his family, won the Works in Progress prize at Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival Tuesday. The project, which will...