Snowden is an upcoming 2016 American biographical political thriller film directed by Oliver Stone and written by Stone and Kieran Fitzgerald. The film is based on the books The Snowden Files by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena. The film stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Scott Eastwood, Logan Marshall-Green, Timothy Olyphant, Ben Schnetzer, LaKeith Lee Stanfield, Rhys Ifans and Nicolas Cage. Filming began on February 16, 2015 in Munich, Germany. Snowden is scheduled to be released in North America on September 16, 2016, by Open Road Films.
Europe's largest volcano, Mount Etna, erupted for the first time in two years on Friday, spitting molten lava from the Voragine crater, illuminating the night sky over Sicily. Activity began early on Thursday, and intensive spurts started on Friday, causing mild disruption to the 900,000 residents living close by in the city of Taormina. Mount Etna is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Its latest eruptions unleashed lava, magma, ash and gas which rose to at least 7 kilometres above the summit of the volcano due to prevailing winds. At 3,329 m high, Etna is the tallest active volcano in Europe.