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A Star Is Born: Annette Bening turns 59 today

(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times) Swedish director Ruben Ostlund reacts on stage after he was awarded with the Palme d'Or for the film 'The Square' during the closing ceremony of the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. Ruben Ostlund's "The Square," "a ferocious drama of conscience," according to Times critic Justin Chang,...

Derby field rises to possible 20 runners after inclusion of Permian and Khalidi

Permian, the Dante Stakes winner, and Khalidi, who took the Cocked Hat Stakes at Goodwood last week in a course‑record time, were added to the field for the Investec Derby at Epsom on Monday morning at a cost of £85,000, leaving a possible field of 20 runners and a first prize of nearly £1m...

We need a new defence strategy – Donald Trump has hung Europe out to dry

The Polish army fields three divisions, as does Germany’s Bundeswehr. France has two, Romania two, the UK two and the Baltic states could just about scrape together one. As of last week, those are the only forces Vladimir Putin has to consider as he threatens, bullies and cajoles the western diplomatic order into disintegration....

Corbyn should be tougher on party trolls, says Harriet Harman

Harriet Harman has called on Jeremy Corbyn to take a tougher stance on Labour members who abuse and troll the party’s MPs. The Labour candidate was speaking at the Hay festival about her political career and the many battles against sexism she has had to fight. She said there was a big issue around...

Francesco Totti brings down curtain on ‘something beautiful’ at Roma

Francesco Totti tried to raise a smile. Striding out on to the Stadio Olimpico pitch for a farewell address at the end of his last-ever match for Roma, he shushed the home crowd and then teased that staying quiet “ought to be easy for you”. Some fans chuckled. More of them sobbed. The tears...