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The 55-year old economist won the country’s presidency with 72 percent of the votes in a runoff election against Simonyte, who obtained 28 percent of the ballots.

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Asked about her own role as a trailblazer at Cannes, Diop told reporters the news had "quite honestly made me sad at first because we had to wait this long."

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“At the negotiating table, the U.S. government presented a number of arrogant demands to China, including restricting the development of state-owned enterprises,” Chinese state media said, adding that “the [U.S.] is trying to invade China’s economic sovereignty and force to damage its core interests.”

The anti-immigration League of Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini could find itself the biggest single party in the EU legislature if it can top the 28 seats polls indicate have been won by Merkel's Christian Democrats and their allies.

Nepal emerged from a decade-long Maoist civil war in 2006 and the main group of the former rebels has joined the party that runs the government now.

The Muslim-American congresswoman argued that abortion bans are meant "to criminalize women for simply existing, to punish us when we don’t conform to their attempts to control us."

Films by Brazilian, Chilean, and Guatemalan directors won prestigious awards in the 2019 Cannes Film Festival in France. 

“Of course, the political solution is still the goal. But to get back to politics, we must first finish with militias."

The western region of South America is susceptible to a wide variety of natural disasters, including earthquakes and tsunamis, which have caused considerable damage in the area known  as the "Ring of Fire".

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