A film inspired by the sex scandal that ended Dominique Strauss-Kahn's career comes out in the United States on Friday, but in a doctored version that has enraged the director. "It's an arbitrary censorship," American director Abel Ferrara told The New York Times. The movie "Welcome to New York" is widely seen as a fictionalized account of the downfall of the former IMF boss once tipped as the future president of France. It stars Gerard Depardieu as a man called Georges Devereaux with striking similarities to Strauss-Kahn, whose alleged 2011 sexual assault on a hotel maid in New York shook the world.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Don Draper is making his exit with "Mad Men" this year, but his image as a 1960s advertising man will live on at the Smithsonian Institution.
Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed rebel camps in Yemen Friday in a second straight day of strikes as embattled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi arrived in Egypt for talks with Arab allies. A months-long rebellion by Shiite fighters has escalated into a regional conflict that threatens to tear apart the impoverished state at the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia has vowed to do "whatever it takes" to prevent the fall of its ally Hadi, accusing Shiite Iran of "aggression" and backing the Huthi rebels' power grab. At least 39 civilians have been killed in the Saudi-led Operation Decisive Storm against the Huthis and their allies, officials at the rebel-controlled health ministry in Sanaa said.