Britain's Prince William (centre), Duke of Cambridge, leaving after a visit to the Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday. He has told survivors of the mosque shooting that extremism in all forms must be defeated. EPA Photo CHRISTCHURCH — In an emotional meeting with survivors of the New Zealand mosques massacre, Britain's Prince William appealed on Friday for "extremism in all forms" to be defeated. About 160 people gathered at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch to meet the prince who had earlier told first responders to the March 15 carnage that when "a good friend" is in need "you travel to their place and you put your arms around them". Six weeks to the day from when a self-styled white supremacist killed 50 people and wounded just as many in two Christchurch mosques, the prince said he stood with the people of New Zealand, the people of Christchurch and the Muslim community. "An act of violence was designed to change New Zealand, but … [Read more...] about Extremism must be defeated, prince tells New Zealand mosque survivors
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Britain's Prince William will "bring comfort" to survivors of last month's Christchurch massacre when he visits the city next week, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday (Apr 17). Britain's Prince William will make a two-day trip to tragedy-scarred New Zealand, and is also set to meet first responders to the Mar 15 mosque attacks in which 50 people were killed. (AFP/Niklas HALLE'N) The Duke of Cambridge will make a two-day trip starting on Apr 25 to the tragedy-scarred country, and is also set to meet first responders to the Mar 15 mosque attacks in which 50 people were killed. "We welcome this visit by His Royal Highness and know it will bring comfort to those affected," Ardern said in a statement. "The Duke has a close connection with New Zealand and in particular Christchurch," she added. "His visit provides the opportunity to pay tribute to those affected by the mosque terrorist attacks and show support to the local and national community." The … [Read more...] about Prince William”s visit set to “bring comfort” to Christchurch
Coffee Photo by mgift One afternoon in November 2017, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Vy Café on Le Thanh Ton Street in HCMC’s District 1 and had a coffee and a chat with Nguyen Cong Hiep, a former employee of the Canadian consulate. Trudeau was wearing a white shirt and has his sleeves casually rolled up. At the café, he ordered a moka robusta that cost VND30,000 ($1.29) a cup. He was sitting on a small folding chair on the sidewalk with a plastic stool for a table like any regular Saigon coffee drinker. This is a typical way of enjoying coffee at this café. Trudeau’s visit brought the shop huge popularity. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy In November 2016 Britain’s Prince William was spotted in a café very similar to Vy on a sidewalk in Hanoi’s Pho Bac Street during his first trip to Vietnam. He was with pop star Hong Nhung (pink outfit), popular musician Thanh Bui and actor Xuan Bac, who were ambassadors for a … [Read more...] about What is it about casual Vietnamese food experiences that world leaders find irresistible?
Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron poses with the awards for a Director and for Best Film for 'Roma' at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards. (Ben STANSALL/AFP) The cinematic love letter to director Alfonso Cuaron's childhood in Mexico City in the 1970s edged out black comedy "The Favourite" for best film and best director. "I'm seriously touched this film has been received the way it's been received," Cuaron said at a star-studded ceremony in London's Royal Albert Hall that was also attended by Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (left), and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, arrive for the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards. (Tim Ireland/POOL/AP/AFP) Cuaron thanked Netflix for "having the courage" to get behind "Roma" as he picked up the gong on stage. The success of the film "in an age where fear and anger are proposed to divide us means the world to me", he said. Netflix UK tweeted its … [Read more...] about “Roma” wins Bafta glory in new advance for Netflix
Jacqueline Wrafter receives her MBE medal from HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. — Photo courtesy of the Press Association Viet Nam News by Paul Kennedy LONDON — A charity worker who has been helping disabled children in Việt Nam for almost two decades has been recognised by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for her outstanding contribution to society. Jacqueline Wrafter was presented with a Member of the British Empire (MBE) medal by Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace earlier this month. “I did get a little nervous about meeting Prince William just before going up to receive the award from him,” Jacqueline told Việt Nam News. “You are briefed beforehand on curtseys, steps and how to address him, and I was sure I would forget it all. “However, he was not at all scary, just very warm and charming. He congratulated me on the award and we chatted for a few minutes about the work of … [Read more...] about Royal award for Vietnamese charity worker