News Demonstrators called upon their comrades to avoid escalating the conflict with the government

Radical anti-government protesters were forced to give up their brief occupation of Ukraine’s Justice Ministry on Monday after fellow opposition groups accused them of jeopardising peace negotiations.

Leading article: California nightmare

According to legend, it is the Golden State – an epithet that might originate from the discovery of gold in California in 1848, but which also reflects the quality of its unremitting sunshine and the tanned skin of its beautiful people. Yet just now very little seems to be golden in that West Coast garden.

Arnie cuts jail term of ex-speaker's son

Srnold Schwarzenegger has commuted the manslaughter sentence of the son of California's former Assembly speaker, drawing criticism from the victim's family.

Is it goodbye to Arnie, or just Hasta La Vista?

Arnold Schwarzenegger is about to bow out as Governor of California – but what will he do next, asks Guy Adams

Mavis Staples, Jazz Cafe, London

Small of stature but colossal of voice, Mavis Staples is a potent reminder of the Civil Rights era, her power undiminished in her seventies.

The end: Dino De Laurentiis dies aged 91

Dino De Laurentiis, the prolific Hollywood impresario who was behind more than 500 movies and left an indelible footprint on the way the industry makes and markets major films, has died. He was 91.

Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks out over marijuana law

Arnold Schwarzenegger today claimed no one cares if people smoke a joint.

The business on: Irving Picard, Trustee, Bernard Madoff Investment Securities

The man they call 'The Liquidator'?

DVD: Predators (15)

"We're going to need a new plan," Adrien Brody's grunt intones upon grasping he's on the wrong planet.

Schwarzenegger praises 'action hero' troops

Arnold Schwarzenegger hailed British troops as the "true action heroes" today.

Moscow wants Arnold Schwarzenegger's muscle

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger visited Moscow yesterday and ended up being offered the mayoralty of the city by the Russian President.

Case of the anti-gay preachers set to test US Constitution to the limit

First Amendment right to free speech in spotlight as Christians who believe that God hates homosexuals appear before Supreme Court

China's internet king eyes world domination

one was a former champion bodybuilder and unstoppable cyborg on the big screen. The other is a diminutive former teacher turned China's small screen wunderkind. Who now packs the bigger punch is open to question.

Philip Hensher: There's more to marriage than a contract between a man and a woman

Same-sex marriage in California appears to have come about not through moral principle but from a ruling on the right of appeal

Screen Talk: There's no business...

By Stuart Kemp of the hollywood reporter

Hollywood ate my childhood: Why film remakes are desecrating our most precious memories

First up are remakes of 'The A-Team' and 'The Karate Kid'. Next comes 'Arthur' with Russell Brand. Enough! You're messing with my dreams, protests Guy Adams
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William Shemin and Henry Johnson: Jewish and black soldiers receive World War I Medal of Honor amid claims of discrimination

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