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Alanis Morissette blasts documentary 'Jagged' as 'salacious'

NEW YORK (AP) — Just hours before the HBO documentary “Jagged” was to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Tuesday, Alanis Morissette criticized the film about her life as “reductiv...

Foundation run by Chinese dissident faces Swiss bank account closure

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei (艾未未) has made public that Credit Suisse is closing his foundation’s bank account due to the artist’s supposed criminal ...

No Oscars or sensitive art spark Hong Kong censorship fears

HONG KONG (AP) — Decisions in Hong Kong not to display a politically sensitive photograph in a museum exhibition and not broadcast the annual Academy Awards for the first time in decades have prompted...

New Chinese film praises Wuhan ahead of lockdown anniversary

WUHAN, China (AP) — China is rolling out a state-backed film praising Wuhan ahead of the anniversary of the 76-day lockdown in the central city where the coronavirus was first detected. ...

UK judge to rule on US extradition for WikiLeaks' Assange

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will find out Monday whether he can be extradited from the U.K. to the U.S. to face espionage charges over the publication of secret American military do...

In '76 Days,' a documentary portrait of lockdown in Wuhan

NEW YORK (AP) — “Papa!” screams a hospital worker, covered from head to toe in a Hazmat suit and PPE, in the opening moments of the documentary “76 Days." This is in the early days o...

Dissident Ai Weiwei protests possible extradition of Assange

LONDON (AP) — The dissident Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei staged a silent protest outside London's Old Bailey court on Monday against the possible extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assan...

The German NGO behind Alexei Navalny's rescue

Russian dissident politician Alexei Navalny was flown from Omsk to Berlin for medical treatment on Saturday aboard a plane arranged by the Cinema for Peace Foundation. The 44-year-old was in a coma a...

Ai Weiwei says new security law is the end of Hong Kong

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei believes the newly passed national security law for Hong Kong augurs the end for the semi-autonomous city. Ai was arrest...

Online art fair Taipei Connections extended due to increased demand

Taipei (Taiwan News) — Taipei Connections, an online art fair, will be extending its run on the digital platform Ocula through Sunday (May 10). Taipei Dangdai announced on its website that Ta...

Court orders Danish VW importer to pay dissident artist

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A suburban Copenhagen court has ordered the importer in Denmark of Volkswagen to pay 1.5 million kroner ($226,000) to Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei for "unjustified use...

Ai Weiwei remembers disappearance of 43 Mexican students

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's interest in studying human rights around the world led to his meeting with relatives of the 43 college students who disappeared in southern Mexico in 2014...

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's segment cut from 'Berlin, I Love You'

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei's segment in the film "Berlin, I Love You" was cut from the final version due to concerns the artist had become a political liability, the artist and f...

Dissident artist: China's arrests of Canadians unsurprising

TORONTO (AP) — Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei says China's arrests of two Canadians who have been detained in apparent retaliation for the arrest of a top Chinese Huawei executive is unsurprising ...

Angelina Jolie doesn't rule out move into politics

LONDON (AP) — Angelina Jolie has not ruled out a move into politics — and has joked that she might be tough enough to take the rough and tumble that comes with it. The American actre...