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Canada imposes sanctions on Russian President’s daughters

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Canada said on Tuesday, it was imposing sanctions on 14 individuals in the Russian government, including President Vladimir Putin’s two adult daughters, according to a statement from the foreign ministry.

Canada’s minister of foreign affairs, Mélanie Joly said in a statement that, “We will continue to impose severe costs on the Russian regime in coordination with our allies and will relentlessly pursue accountability for their actions.

“They will answer for their crimes.”

Earlier this month, the United States and Britain both announced sanctions against Putin’s daughters, Katerina Vladimirovna Tikhonova and Maria Vladimirovna Vorontsova because they said they are believed to be hiding the Putin’s wealth.

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Cannes Film Festival. The film festival is open

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The Cannes Film Festival opened on May 17 with the participation of stars such as Eva Longoria and Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky.

The 75th Cannes International Film Festival has opened. At first, not only many stars were falling on the red carpet, but also 44-year-old Vladimir Selensky addressed the audience, reports the “New York Times”. The President of Ukraine was contacted via satellite on May 17 before the screening of “Coupe!” The comedy of a French zombie, directed by 55-year-old Michel Hazanavichius.

Selensky, among other things, quoted the “Great Dictator”, the satire of Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977) on fascism. After his speech, which lasted several minutes, the audience responded with standing ovations. Hollywood actress Juliana Moore (61) then officially opened the festival.

As expected, international stars such as Moore, Forrest Whitaker (60) and Eva Longoria (47) previously walked the red carpet. Also present were German celebrities such as Emilia Schulen (29) and Karo Daur (27). The nine-member jury headed by French star Vincent Lyndon (62) could not be absent either, who decides the winner of the “Golden Palm Branch”. Among the members are Swedish actress Numi Rapas (42) and her British partner Rebecca Hall (40).

Forest Whitaker Palm of Honor

During the opening ceremony, Whitaker was awarded the Order of the Palme d’Or. “It was a great honor for him to celebrate the ‘power of artists’ with everyone present today,” the actor said, according to a report in the industry magazine Variety. They are “the torchbearers of the world who speak of humanity.”

This year 21 films are fighting for the “Golden Palm Branch”. Included are David Cronenberg (79), Crimes of the Future, Kristen Stewart (32), Viggo Mortensen (63), Lea Seidus (36), as well as Armageddon Anne Hathaway (39) and Anthony Hopkins (84). .

Outside the competition, Tom Cruise (59) will present his “Top Gun. Maverick “sequel, and Baz Luhrmann (59)’s biographical film” Elvis “will also have its world premiere on the French Riviera. Then the graduation ceremony will take place on the evening of May 28.

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The STF is adjudicating an action that seeks to overturn the Prohibition Act

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The STF has scheduled a hearing tomorrow (18) to question the constitutionality of the so-called Prohibition Act.

Thirteen years ago, Brazilian Association of Restaurants and Entertainment Companies (Abrasel) sued the Supreme Court, arguing that the legislation “Does not harm the realization of the rights of freedom?”.

“In our opinion, the blitz of the ban is something unconstitutional. Hundreds or thousands of people are forced to stop being deprived of the right to come and go because someone allegedly drank. In other countries, the police only approach those who show signs of doing something wrong. ”

“We often see people drinking a glass or two of wine or beer while driving. These people are criminals, even if they are in the parameters of several countries of the world. We can not pretend that this law is good. “he added.

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