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Blame game in France after ‘chaotic’ Champions League final

PARIS, May 29 (Reuters) – Chaotic scenes at France’s national stadium before and during Saturday night’s Champions League final have been described as a national embarrassment, while French ministers have blamed Liverpool supporters for the troubles . The final between Liverpool and Real Madrid started with a 35-minute delay after police tried to restrain people …

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Madrid win Champions League final marred by crowd chaos

PARIS (AP) — Yet another Champions League title for Real Madrid, the undisputed king of Europe. Yet another showpiece European football match marred by chaotic crowd trouble and disorder. Madrid became European champions for a record 14th time – double the number of any other team on the continent – after beating Liverpool 1-0 in …

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“Triangle of Sadness” wins the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival

CANNES, France (AP) — Swedish director Ruben Ostlund’s class-struggle comedy “Triangle of Sadness” won the Palme d’Or at the 75th Cannes Film Festival on Saturday, giving Ostlund one of cinema’s most prestigious awards. for the second time. Ostlund, whose art-world entry “The Square” won the Palme in 2017, pulled off the rare feat of winning …

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Zelenskyy opens the Cannes Film Festival, combines war and cinema

CANNES, France (AP) — The 75th Cannes film festival launched on Tuesday with an eye on Russia’s War in Ukraine and a live satellite video address from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who called on a new generation of filmmakers to stand up to dictators as Charlie Chaplin satirized Adolf Hitler. After tributes and musical numbers, …

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