Wellington’s hottest stars braved a chilly night for the premiere of local film Shopping at the Embassy Theatre. Family, friends and stars such as Bret McKenzie, Ladi6, Oscar Kightley and Taika Waititi mingled at the opening night of Kapiti film-making duo Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland’s first feature film
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NZ diplomats ‘heroic’ – Argo escapee
One of the former American diplomats portrayed in the Oscar-winning film, Argo, has set the record straight about the involvement of New Zealand diplomats. Contrary to the film’s version, our diplomats did visit the six embassy workers who escaped after Islamists took over the United States embassy in Tehran and took their 52 colleagues hostage in 1979.
Iran mulls suing Hollywood
Iranian media say authorities are planning to sue Hollywood over the Oscar-winning “Argo” because of the movie’s allegedly “unrealistic portrayal” of the country. Several news outlets, including the pro-reform Shargh daily, said that French lawyer Isabelle Coutant-Peyre is in Iran for talks with officials over how and where to file the lawsuit
The White House: Someone’s in the Kitchen
As Kabul Sees More Bloodshed, Karzai Drops Another Bombshell
Defeating Terrorism: What Indonesia Can Teach the World
Surviving Gbagbo: Escape from Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast Unrest: Ouattara, Gbagbo Struggle for Control
Heavy gun battles raged around the last bastions of Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo as the United Nations warned both sides to rein in their soldiers; the countdown to Gbagbo’s exit began. The boom of large weapons rang across the city as forces loyal to President-elect Alassane Ouattara targeted the two official presidential residences and the state broadcaster.