Oscar Nominations 2012: 5 Reasons to Watch Best Foreign Film Nominees

This year, the 2012 Oscars offer films from Iran, Belgium, Israel, Poland and Canada, all of them stunning portraits of what a movie can convey of human brutality, beauty, dignity, fragility and suffering. From a tale of backbiting and redemption between a father and son in Israel, to a gritty domestic drama of two families unraveling in Iranian film A Separation, here are brief introductions to the five nominations for Best Foreign Language Film at Oscars 2012, and five reasons (to star...

Oscar Pool 2012: How to Win and Betting Tips Guide for Oscars Nominations Ballot

On the heels of sulking in shame at the water cooler for epically losing that Super Bowl office pool you were forced to engage in, why not try your luck at an Oscar pool for the 84th Academy Awards? Here is a guide for setting up the betting pool, tips for how to win and a guide for selecting the best of the nominations on the 2012 Oscars ballot.

Oscar Awards Protest ‘Oskar Awards'

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is demanding Poland's Association of Folk Artists to stop giving out the People's Oskar. The Academy that hands out Hollywood's Oscar Awards has demanded the Polish to drop its Oskar awards.

European Economic Data Takes Glum Turn as Factory Output Falls

The 17 member nations of the euro common currency union, dragged down by the flagging economies of Greece, Portugal, Spain and Ireland, saw factory activity decrease more than expected in December, the statistical office of the European Union announced Tuesday.

ACTA Protests Sweep Across the World [PHOTOS, VIDEO]

ACTA protests are sweeping across the world. Feb. 11 was dubbed an international day of action by opponents of ACTA , and turnout was highest that day, but the rallies have continued to rage on in the days since, as international anger over the controversial treaty builds.



Maldives Resorts: Tourists Unfazed by Coup

Tourists enjoying the sun and sand at the Maldives' luxury island resorts have barely put down their cocktails during the political crisis rocking Asia's newest democracy, oblivious to behind-the-scenes links of tourism to the tumult.
Polish President Bronisław Komorowski

Move Over Germany, Poland Is Coming

Poland's economy is on a roll, averaging a 4.4 percent economic growth over the last 20 years, and investors are taking note: The nation's bonds have been easily outperforming those of Europe's traditional economic powerhouse, Germany.
Europe is cold

Europe's Severe Weather Kills from England to Greece

More than 300 people have died in Europe as the result of a severe and long-lasting cold spell, and tens of thousands of people across the continent have been left without power or been cut off from supplies.