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Story of doomed love ‘Cold War’ wows Cannes festival

CANNES, France: Oscar-winner Pawel Pawlikowski denies he is nostalgic for the Cold War, but its geopolitical tensions and lack of modern technological distractions make it the perfect era in which to stage a doomed love story, he said on Friday. The director who won the 2015 foreign language Oscar for “Ida”, also set in the Communist era, is vying for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival with “Cold War” a romance that moves from the peasant farms of Poland to Paris jazz clubs and back from the 1940s to the 1960s.…

Russia says Trump’s ‘aggressive’ stance on Iran doomed to fail

MOSCOW: Russia said on Friday after US President Donald Trump chose not to certify a deal on Iran’s nuclear programme that there was no place in international diplomacy for aggressive rhetoric, and such methods were doomed to fail. Trump’s announcement “once again underlines the inadmissibility of using aggressive and threatening rhetoric in international relations,” Russia’s foreign ministry said in a statement “It is a hangover from the past, which does not correspond to modern norms of civilized dealings between…