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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
'Glass ship' LV museum kicks off Paris art week
Emerging from the woods at the edge of Paris like a glass ship, the hyper-modern Louis Vuitton art museum was inaugurated on Monday, kicking off an art-filled week in the French capital.
Legendary Swiss photographer Rene Burri dies at 81
Rene Burri, a Swiss photographer best known for his iconic black and white portraits of Communist revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara and painter Pablo Picasso, has died. He was 81.
Queen guitarist rocks out with Victorian 3D photos
Queen guitarist Brian May on Monday launched an exhibition of Victorian 3D photographs from his own collection, united for the first time with the famous paintings they tried to recreate.
Pistorius begins five-year jail sentence for killing girlfriend
South African star athlete Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday for killing his girlfriend, in the climax to his sensational trial watched around the world.
Total CEO dead after private plane collides with snowplow on runway
Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who dedicated his career to the multinational oil company, was killed at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was drunk, Russian investigators said Tuesday.
Colombia on Monday declared that the murders of 34 members of a leftist political party during the 1980s and '90s were crimes against humanity by paramilitary groups with links to the state.
The microblogging site Twitter popular among both men and women in ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia is nothing more than “a source of lies” and evil, the kingdom's top Muslim cleric said.
Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday some of its Galaxy mobile devices were approved by the National Security Agency for use with classified U.S. government networks and data, a boost to the company's efforts to expand in the security-conscious business market.
Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82
Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82.
US government agency warns car owners to get air bags fixed
The U.S. government issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million people to get the air bags in their cars fixed, amid concern that a defect in the devices can possibly kill or injure the driver or passengers.
  
  
  
  
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