• Qatar-Gulf crisis: All the latest updates

    Summary Erdogan heads to the Gulf to help solve Qatar crisis UAE welcomes Qatari decision to amend anti-terrorism law 14 countries severe ties The latest developments since several countries, including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt, cut ties with Qatar on June 5. (All times local Doha time). 2:45am - Qatar's FM says blockading states are ignoring US calls to end Gulf crisis Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani is in Washington DC for talks with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. "It was noticed that the blockade states did not react to the suggestions made by the US Secretary of State," said Mohammed bin Abdulrahman after a meeting on Wednesday. 

  • James Bond 25: New film announced - but where's Daniel Craig?

    The 25th official James Bond film will be released in November 2019, producers have confirmed. The currently-untitled movie will be written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who worked on the last six films. But it has not yet been announced whether Daniel Craig will return to play Bond for the fifth time. The BBC understands the actor has not yet signed a contract, but the New York Times reports his return to the role is a "done deal". Bond 25 will be released in the US on 8 November 2019, with a slightly earlier release in the UK and the rest of the world. The film is set to be produced by Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. Skyfall, Craig's third Bond film, became the highest-grossing film

  • Tiffany Haddish is ruling the world

    Part of that success is certainly attributable to Haddish, who plays the tough-as-nails Dina. Here's what you need to know about this new superstar: She had to grow up quickly at an early age When Haddish was nine, her mother was involved in a car accident that left her with a traumatic brain injury. As the eldest of five children, it was on Haddish to step up as a care giver. "I was a full-on mom, like, right away," Haddish said during an interview with The Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM. "I remember the day my mom got out of the hospital, the doctor pulled me to the side and said 'Look, she's never going to be the person that she was and it's time for you to grow up now. You're going to have

  • Barbara Sinatra, widow of Frank Sinatra, dies at 90

    (CNN)Barbara Sinatra, philanthropist and wife of the legendary singer Frank Sinatra, died on Tuesday at 90 years old. John Thoresen, director of the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center, told CNN Sinatra died of natural causes. In her 2011 book, "Lady Blue Eyes: My Life with Frank," Sinatra wrote of first meeting her future husband when she was asked to be a doubles partner with his second wife, Ava Gardner.

  • Scaramucci begins White House press shop shake-up

    Newly-minted White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci told Politico on Tuesday that he planned to fire an assistant press secretary at the White House. That was news to the staffer, Michael Short, who told CNN minutes after the story broke: "No one has told me anything." Scaramucci has said that he would reshuffle the White House's press and communications operations in an effort to stem the flow of internal leaks and Scaramucci warned in the Tuesday Politico interview that he would continue to oust members of the White House's communications team until the leaks stopped. "No one has told me anything and the entire premise is false," Short said Tuesday morning, referring to the

  • George Clooney's 'Suburbicon' headed to Toronto Film Festival

    Also on Tuesday, the Toronto International Film Festival announced its initial slate of films, a lineup that included "Suburbicon," which will hold its North American premiere at the festival in September. Clooney isn't the only high-profile actor-turned-director bringing a project to TIFF. Angelina Jolie's Cambodian war film "First They Killed My Father," a Netflix original, is set to hold its Canadian premiere at the fest. Greta Gerwig's "Lady Bird" will hold its international premiere. And Andy Serkis will make his directorial debut with the made-for-Oscars film "Breathe," starring Andrew Garfield as a man who pioneers technology for people with disabilities after becoming paralyzed due to

  • Scaramucci says 'TV cameras are back on' at White House briefings

    After weeks of darkness, the cameras will roll once again in the White House press briefing room. New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said Monday on Twitter that the "TV cameras are back on." Scaramucci confirmed later in the day that his tweet meant that the White House will once again be allowing the press briefings to be televised. On Friday, his first day on the job, Scaramucci appeared on camera at the outset of the briefing, hours after Sean Spicer stepped down as White House press secretary. It was the first on-camera briefing that the White House had done in three weeks. In the past few months, with Spicer as press secretary, televised briefings -- long a fixture