from India Insight:

Why Kiran Rao wants to focus on Indian cinema rather than international ones at Mumbai film festival

July 6, 2015

Director Kiran Rao attends a news conference to promote the film "Dhobi Ghat" during the 35th Toronto International Film Festival

For an event that once made little impact on the international circuit, the Mumbai Film Festival has come a long way. Last year, after the main sponsor Reliance Entertainment pulled out, the festival relied on contributions from individuals. This year, after a revamp and the addition of a new sponsor (the other Reliance, Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries), the festival seems to be on firmer footing. Re-christened Jio MAMI (after the Reliance brand which is the main sponsor), the festival has a new committee and a new chairperson - film-maker Kiran Rao.

from The Great Debate:

How to empower Ukraine and bring Moscow back to the table

By Jan H. Kalicki
July 6, 2015

Members of Ukrainian armed forces gather on armoured vehicle on roadside near village of Vidrodzhennya

Members of the Ukrainian armed forces near the village of Vidrodzhennya, outside Artemivsk, Donetsk region, Ukraine, June 9, 2015. REUTERS/Oleksandr Klymenko

from The Great Debate:

The only safe way to make a nuclear deal with Iran

By Elizabeth Rosenberg and Peter Harrell
July 6, 2015

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at a hotel in Vienna

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, Secretary of State John Kerry and Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman (L-3rd L) meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (2nd R) at a hotel in Vienna, Austria, June 28, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

from Breakingviews:

Hugo Dixon: Greece will struggle to stay in euro

By Hugo Dixon
July 5, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews guest columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Simon Evans:

Soccer-With Blatter no show, Hayatou to present trophy at women’s final

July 5, 2015

VANCOUVER, July 5 (Reuters) - Cameroonian Issa Hayatou, one of FIFA's vice-presidents, will present the Women's World Cup trophy to the winners on Sunday in the absence of FIFA president Sepp Blatter, a spokesman for the governing body said.

from Hugo Dixon:

Likely scenarios now that Greece has voted ‘No’ on debt deal

By Hugo Dixon
July 5, 2015

An anti-austerity 'No' voter waves a flag with the name of Prime Minister Tsipras as he celebrate the results of the first exit polls in Athens

An anti-austerity 'No' voter waves a flag with the name of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras as he celebrate the results of the first exit polls in Athens, Greece, July 5, 2015. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

from Steve Keating:

Japan finds new motivation for World Cup final

July 5, 2015

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Four years ago the Japan women's soccer team, inspired by a nation recovering from a devastating earthquake and tsunami, lifted their reeling country's spirits by winning the World Cup.

from Expert Zone:

India Markets Weekahead: Time to wait and watch

By Ambareesh Baliga
July 4, 2015

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not necessarily those of Thomson Reuters)

from Alastair Macdonald:

Insight – A Greek challenge for ‘Mr Europe’ Juncker

July 4, 2015

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - It's sultry early July and an emotional Jean-Claude Juncker is on the stump, calling for a 'Yes' vote in a referendum on which he says hangs the future of Europe - and his own career.

from Justin Palmer:

Cricket-Root, England’s Mr Reliable, ready to make Ashes leap

July 4, 2015

LONDON, July 4 (Reuters) - Firmly established in the pivotal number five position in England's batting order, Joe Root is primed for the job of taking on Australia's vaunted pace attack toe to toe.