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ICYMI – News from Cannes to Port-au-Prince

Film stars from around the world made their great return to the French Riviera, as the 74th year of the Cannes Film Festival opened last week. Reuters staff on the ground are hard at work bringing you every angle of the story from the glamour of the red carpet to critics commentary on the year’s top films. Organizers of the festival have reassured the public that the event is adhering to strict coronavirus protocols, including the deployment of police dogs that have been trained to sniff out the virus.

News that President Jovenel Moise was assassinated at his home in the early hours of Wednesday morning sent shockwaves around the world, and raised concerns about social unrest. Police have already arrested suspected masterminds of the plot, but the political instability stewed by debates on succession of power cast wide-scale concerns on the future of the country.

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Haitian president shot dead at home overnight

The attack occurred amid a wave of politically linked violence in the impoverished Caribbean nation. With Haiti politically divided and facing a growing humanitarian crisis, there are fears of widespread disorder.

Marion Cotillard, Jodie Foster lead Cannes glamour in red carpet return

The world’s biggest film festival is marking its return after skipping 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in slightly more subdued form, with fewer attendees and parties over the 12-day whirlwind of film premieres.

Italy crowned European champions after shootout win over England

Italy claimed the European Championship, winning in a penalty shootout 3-2 after the game finished 1-1 following extra time. It was the first time the team bought home the tournament’s top spot since 1968.

Scholar by day, street-sweeper by night, one Black man navigates Rio’s racial divide

“It hurts, in a way, because you get the impression that you don’t belong there,” reflects Felipe Luther, a student at one of Brazil’s top universities who works as a street-sweeper.