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French restaurant run by Argentine chef crowned world's best

Fpo - France's Mirazur restaurant -- whose Argentine chef Mauro Colagreco draws inspiration from the sea, the mountains, and his own garden -- was crowned Tuesday the world's best by an influential trade list, beating contenders from Denmark and Spain.

French restaurant run by Argentine chef crowned world's best

Fpo - French restaurant Mirazur run by Argentine chef Mauro Colagreco was Tuesday crowned the world's best restaurant at an awards ceremony put on by British trade magazine Restaurant.

Elton John to receive France's top honour

Paris - Rock legend Elton John is to be awarded France's highest civilian honour this week as he passes through Paris as part of his farewell tour, the French presidency said.

'Avengers' dominates MTV awards as Larsen honors stunt doubles

Los Angeles - Box office-busting "Avengers: Endgame" dominated the MTV Movie and TV Awards Monday, as "Captain Marvel" star Brie Larsen led tributes to real-life heroines by ceding the spotlight to her stunt doubles.

Queen honours 'The Crown' actress Olivia Colman

London - Oscar-winning actress Olivia Colman, who will play Queen Elizabeth II in "The Crown", was honoured by the monarch on Saturday for her services to British drama.

Uighur leader urges pressure on China as he receives US award

Washington - An exiled Uighur leader called for more concerted international pressure on China to end its mass detention of the ethnic group as he received a US award.

European unity vital to avoid new cold war: UN chief

Frankfurt Am Main - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday warned Europe must remain united if it wants to avoid a new "cold war" in tumultuous political times."If you want to avoid a new cold war...

Review: Vernée Watson wins 2019 Daytime Emmy Award for 'General Hospital' Special

The mantel of veteran actress Vernée Watson just got heavier. On May 5, Watson earned her second consecutive career Daytime Emmy Award.

Review: Max Gail wins 2019 Daytime Emmy Award for 'General Hospital' Special

Pasadena - Veteran actor Max Gail finally got his due. On May 5, he took home the 2019 Emmy Award for "Outstanding Supporting Actor" at the 2019 Daytime Emmy Awards, which took place in Pasadena, California.

Review: Hayley Erin wins 2019 Emmy for 'Outstanding Younger Actress' Special

On May 5, actress Hayley Erin had a major reason to celebrate. She took home the 2019 Daytime Emmy Award for her work on "General Hospital."

Op-Ed: Maura West should win 2019 Emmy Award for 'Lead Actress'

Veteran soap actress Maura West deserves to triumph at the 2019 Daytime Emmy Awards. She should be walking away with the "Outstanding Lead Actress" trophy.

Five women nominated for Booker International Prize

London - Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk, who scooped last year's Booker International Prize for fiction, was named Tuesday among five female nominees for this year's prestigious literary award.

Teacher from remote Kenya village is world's best, wins $1 mn

Dubai - A maths and physics teacher from a secondary school in a remote village in Kenya's Rift Valley has won the $1 million Global Teacher Prize for 2019, organisers have said.

Directors of Netflix Catalonia documentary return award

Barcelona - The directors of Netflix documentary "Two Catalonias" said Tuesday they had returned a German award because the involvement of Catalonia's former president Carles Puigdemont in the ceremony had "politicised" the "neutral" spirit of their work.

Jason Crabb wins second career Grammy award for 'Unexpected' Special

On February 10, Christian recording artist Jason Crabb has a major reason to celebrate. He took home his second career Grammy award.

Rappers, women aiming big at Grammys after past snubs

Los Angeles - Music's biggest stars will gather in Los Angeles on Sunday for the Grammy Awards, and this year observers are hoping the hip-hop and women artists leading the pack will get their due.

Calvin Simon talks about Grammy 'Lifetime Achievement' Award Special

Veteran musician Calvin Simon, a founding member of Parliament Funkadelic, chatted with Digital Journal about the upcoming Grammy "Lifetime Achievement" Award.

Review: Rami Malek wins 2019 SAG award for 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Special

On January 27, Rami Malek took home the 2019 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) award for "Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role" for his acting work in "Bohemian Rhapsody."

Hollywood kicks off the 76th Golden Globes Awards

Los Angeles - Hosts Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh kicked off the Golden Globes on Sunday, with hit music romance "A Star Is Born" the frontrunner at the year's first and sassiest awards gala.

Thai cave rescue divers, Twiggy, Monty Python's Palin on UK honours list

London - A team of British divers who helped save a junior football team stranded in a flooded cave in Thailand were awarded in Britain's traditional New Year Honours alongside former supermodel Twiggy and Monty Python's Michael Palin.

Kate Linder of 'The Young and The Restless' garners special award

Veteran actress Kate Linder, who has been playing Esther Valentine on "The Young and The Restless" since 1982, has a major reason to celebrate.

Cousin of jailed Ukrainian filmmaker accepts EU's Sakharov prize

Strasbourg - A cousin of jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov accepted on Wednesday the European Parliament's Sakharov human rights prize on his behalf, saying the director remained committed to winning the release of all "political prisoners" in Russia.

Zach Williams earns 2019 Grammy nomination for 'Christian Album'

On December 7, acclaimed Christian singer-songwriter Zach Williams had a major reason to be proud. It was announced that he was nominated for a 2019 Grammy award.

Can more nominees help Grammys boost diversity?

New York - Cardi B, Drake and Ariana Grande are top contenders for Friday's Grammy nominations, with an expansion of the four big categories that could mean more recognition for women and minorities on music's biggest night.

Nobel Peace Prize to honour champions of struggle against sexual violence

Oslo - Champions of the fight against sexual violence, Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidi activist Nadia Murad, a former captive of jihadists, will on Monday receive the Nobel Peace Prize, which this year highlights rape as a weapon of war.

Suu Kyi to be stripped of freedom of Paris award: mayor's office

Paris - Paris city will strip Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary freedom of the French capital over her failure to speak out against a crackdown on Myanmar's Rohingya minority, a mayor's spokeswoman said Friday.

Amnesty strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honour

London - Amnesty International on Monday stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour over the de facto Myanmar leader's "indifference" to the atrocities committed by the military against Rohingya Muslims.

Chinese action debut and South Korean family drama win at Busan

Busan - A thrill-a-minute actioner from China and a moving South Korean drama about a unique family reunion have taken the top prize at Asia's largest film festival, with judges lauding both for their "original" takes.

Nobel literature body elects Iranian poet, judge after turmoil

Stockholm - The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize, on Friday announced an Iranian-born poet and a judge as new members as it seeks to recover from a #MeToo scandal that forced it to postpone this year's Nobel.

Camila Cabello leads in nominations for MTV Europe Music Awards

New York - US singer Camila Cabello leads in nominations for the MTV Europe Music Awards, according to a list released Thursday.
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