When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hands out Oscars this weekend, the smart money is on Daniel Day-Lewis to take home the best-actor award for the title role in “Lincoln.” It would be his third Oscar.
The northern French village of Le Hamel sits amid farmland in the rolling hills of Picardy, its brick-and-timber houses clustered around a duck pond and a 16th- century church, far from France’s so-called urban ghettos.
U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s Labour Party lost its traditional backing from the Guardian newspaper, capping a week when polls showed he was beaten in the final televised campaign debate and was forced to apologize for calling a supporter “bigoted.”
Former French Prime Minister Edith Cresson this month called France a “macho country,” where men and women aren’t equal. With 45 days before the presidential election, candidates are doing little to dispel that notion.
General Motors Co. , less than two years after declaring bankruptcy, is poised to reclaim the global auto sales lead this year from a Toyota Motor Corp. rattled by natural disasters and reports of slipping quality.
The University of Notre Dame is ranked No. 1 in the Bowl Championship Series standings for the first time, putting the Irish in position to play for college football’s national title if they win their season finale against the University of Southern California.
Socialist Francois Hollande and President Nicolas Sarkozy progressed to the final round of France’s election, with the incumbent’s hopes of victory resting on winning supporters from Marine Le Pen’s anti-euro National Front.