China needs nearly $440 billion to clean up rural environment: report

A woman rides a scooter past a steel plant in Anyang, Henan province, China, February 18, 2019. Picture taken February

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Box Office: ‘Toy Story 4’ dominates with $118 million debut

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – Disney’s domination over the box office only seemed to strengthen this weekend as “Toy Story 4”

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UAW opposes Trump plan to freeze fuel rules at 2020 levels: testimony

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United Auto Workers (UAW) will tell Congress on Thursday the union opposes the Trump administration’s proposal

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Illinois farmers give up on planting after floods, throw party instead

DEER GROVE, Ill. (Reuters) – The Happy Spot was a little depressed. Dozens of corn farmers and those who sell

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‘Men in Black: International’ leads box office with muted $28 million

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – Hollywood seems to be coming down with a contagious case of franchise fatigue this summer, as

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Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96

ROME (Reuters) – Franco Zeffirelli, who directed the world’s greatest opera singers and brought Shakespeare to the cinema-going masses, has

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U.S. House committee to hold hearing on proposed fuel efficiency freeze

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee said on Tuesday it planned a June 20 hearing

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Box Office: ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ debuts with mediocre $49 million

FILE PHOTO: Cast member Vera Farmiga poses at a premiere for “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” in Los Angeles, California,

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Almodovar and dark comedy ‘Parasite’ in spotlight as Cannes closes

CANNES, France (Reuters) – An introspective turn by Spanish director Pedro Almodovar with a movie about an filmmaker, and a

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