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Cannes (France) (AFP) - 17:07 GMT - Master of Ceremony - French actor Lambert Wilson gives his opening speech as Master of Ceremony for the 68th Cannes Film Festival. He promises everyone will soon be put out of their misery as the winners will be revealed. "The longer the wait, the more important the prize. Or not", he jokes.
Washington on Sunday accused Iraqi forces of lacking the will to fight the Islamic State group, which scored a resounding victory a week earlier with the capture of Ramadi. The jihadists had appeared on the back foot in Iraq in recent months but twin offensives on Ramadi and on the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra have swung the momentum. The loss of Ramadi, capital of Iraq's largest province of Anbar, raised questions over the strategy adopted not only by Baghdad but also by Washington to tackle IS.