Viet Nam News HCM CITY — A joint exhibition featuring 14 Vietnamese and five French artists, Rencontre 2018 (Meet 2018), has opened at the HCM City Fine Arts Association. The exhibition displays 35 paintings in oil, acrylic, lacquer and mixed media, and seven pieces of ceramic sculpture. French painter Monoel Pillar is showing three oil paintings of landscapes and lifestyle of cities in Việt Nam. His works include Cần Thơ, Bóng Đổ trên Khu Vực Bà Chiểu (Bà Chiểu area of HCM City), and Nhà trên Kênh Nhiêu Lộc (Houses along Nhiêu Lộc Canal). Born in 1946, Pillar studied at the Casa de Velázquez, a French school in Madrid, Spain, from 1972-1974, and then taught at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs until 2011. He has travelled to Asia and painted many landscape works of big cities like Tokyo and Seoul. The Bình … [Read more...] about Exhibition showcases works of French, VN artists
Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press Updated 6:59 am CDT, Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Newly appointed Interior Minister Christophe Castaner, center, and Secretary of State to the Interior Minister Laurent Nunez, left, arrive to the handover ceremony at the Interior ministry, in Paris, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. French president Emmanuel Macron has appointed a high-profile political ally to the key post of interior minister during a limited cabinet reshuffle. less Newly appointed Interior Minister Christophe Castaner, center, and Secretary of State to the Interior Minister Laurent Nunez, left, arrive to the handover ceremony at the Interior ministry, in Paris, Tuesday, ... more Photo: Thibault Camus, AP Newly appointed Interior Minister Christophe Castaner, center right, and France's Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, center left, arrive to deliver a speech during the handover ceremony at the Interior ministry, in … [Read more...] about Macron seeks fresh start with French government reshuffle
The incident took place last Friday, when Italian police spotted a van belonging to their French counterparts near Claviere, a ski resort on the border between south-east France and north-west Italy that runs through the Alps. The French officers reportedly ushered two men out of the vehicle into some nearby woodland, then drove back towards France. Public prosecutors in Italy have opened an investigation into the incident, which was partly captured on camera by the Italian officers. French authorities confirmed on Monday evening that a gendarme van had crossed the border during an operation to deport undocumented migrants. Officers alerted a police station on the Italian side, according to the Hautes-Alpes prefecture, but the vehicle was not supposed to enter Italy. The gendarmes involved were new to the post and unfamiliar with the area, the French department's prefect Cécile Bigot-Dekeyzer told Le Dauphine, putting the incident down to "an error on the part … [Read more...] about French police admit taking two migrants over the Italian border ‘by mistake’
PILED on top of each other and surrounded by their own waste, the terrified French bulldog puppies stare blankly at the camera with bloodshot eyes. The ten wretched youngsters were found stashed beneath a blanket under the front seat of a car — one with its tiny head trapped by the seat mechanism. Estimated to be just three weeks old and too young to be separated from their mother, they were so heavily sedated it took three days for them to regain full consciousness. They being smuggled into Britain by two men who had travelled from Poland, and were discovered during a spot border check. And despite round-the-clock care by staff at the quarantine kennel, who hand-fed the newborns using syringes, one of the pups tragically died three weeks later. The little dog was the victim of a puppy-smuggling market estimated to be worth £100million a year — and of shamefully lax UK laws. Paula Boyden, the veterinary director of charity Dogs Trust, said: “Even if someone is … [Read more...] about Battle to end soft laws that see French bulldogs snatched from their mothers aged just three weeks to feed £100m a year smuggling market
WELSH national Marc Sutton was fatally shot in the French Alps during a hunt on October 13, 2018. Here’s what we know about the 34-year-old so far and how he tragically died. Who was Marc Sutton and what was his restaurant called? Marc Sutton was a 34-year-old British mountain biker. He ran a small restaurant called Wild Beets with his girlfriend in the ski resort of Les Gets, near Morzine. The renowned outdoorsman, originally from Caerphilly, South Wales, was also a keen snowboarder. How did he die? Marc was fatally shot at around 6.50pm on Saturday, October 13 2018 as he rode through thick woodland near the ski resort of Montriond. According to a local source, he died instantly from a single gunshot wound. The bullet was fired by a 22-year-old man taking part in a group hunt with at least 17 others. It is said the shooter went into “deep shock” when he realised what he had done. The hunter, who has a gun licence, was taken to hospital “in pieces” and was … [Read more...] about Who was Marc Sutton, how did he die and what is the name of his restaurant in the French town of Les Gets?