- Newsmaker: German Protests, Anti-American or Anti-Bush?
President Bush spoke to the German Bundestag today, making his case for a united war on terrorism. On his first trip to Europe since September 11, Bush was greeted by 20,000 German protesters, angry over what they see as America's unilateral behavior in foreign policy. Nicholas Bloma is Editor-in-Chief of the Berlin daily Die Welt.
- Reporter's Notebook: The 55th Annual Cannes Film Festival
The Cannes Film Festival has been running for more than 50 years and Irish Times film critic Michael Dwyer has been there for 21 of them. Dwyer previews several of the 22 films competing for this year's Palme d'Or, including Gaspar No-'s controversial Irreversible, Alexander Payne's About Schmidt, starring Jack Nicholson, and the world premiere of Roman Polanski's The Pianist.
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