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Cate Blanchett to head Cannes festival jury

PARIS: Cate Blanchett, the double Oscar-winning actress leading a Hollywood campaign to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace, will head the jury at this year's Cannes Film Festival, organisers said on Thursday. Australian Blanchett,…

Barack Obama called for jury duty in Illinois

CHICAGO: Former US president Barack Obama has been summoned for jury duty in the state of Illinois and is planning to serve. Details have not been released but he is expected to appear in Cook County next month. Obama, 56, owns a home in…

Arab Bank liable over Hamas attacks: US jury

NEW YORK: A U.S. jury on Monday found Arab Bank Plc liable for providing material support to Hamas and said it must compensate victims of two dozen attacks attributed to the Islamic militant group in Israel and the Palestinian territories.