U.S. ready to resume North Korea talks, seeks denuclearization by 2021The Saigon Times Daily South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un acknowledges the audience after watching the performance titled "The Glorious Country" at the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 19, 2018 – PHOTO: REUTERS WASHINGTON/SEOUL (REUTERS) - The United States said it was ready to resume talks with North Korea after Pyongyang pledged on Wednesday to dismantle its key missile facilities and suggested it would close its main Yongbyon nuclear complex if Washington took unspecified actions. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he had invited North Korea’s foreign minister to meet in New York next week, with the aim of completing its denuclearization by January 2021, after a Pyongyang summit between the leaders of the two Koreas. The United States appeared eager to seize on commitments by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at his talks with South … [Read more...] about U.S. ready to resume North Korea talks, seeks denuclearization by 2021
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Around Town Natural pine trees for Christmas imported from U.S. Bao Uyen Friday, Dec 23, 2016,19:57 (GMT+7) Natural pine trees for Christmas imported from U.S.Bao Uyen Natural pine trees are imported from the U.S. state of Oregon - PHOTO: BAO UYEN The HCMC market for ornamental Christmas items is seen more bustling this year thanks to the presence of natural pine trees imported from the U.S. Over 200 fresh pine trees measuring 1.8 to 2.7 meters in height have been shipped by sea from the U.S. state of Oregon to HCMC. There are two kinds of pine. The first has thick shades suitable for large spaces like department stores and churches while the second emits a light aroma and has medium shades for family. Their prices range fromVND3 million to VND7 million per tree. For budget-conscious buyers, they are recommended to get artificial pine trees. Shops on Hai Ba Trung and Vo Thi Sau streets in District 1, HCMC are offering a range … [Read more...] about Natural pine trees for Christmas imported from U.S.
Speaking at the meeting, US Ambassador Daniel Kritenbrink affirmed that the US has a vested interest in the Indo-Pacific region and is very keen on seeing the success of Vietnam as well as wants to see strong, prosperous and independent Vietnam. US Consul General in HCM City Mary Tarnowka said that the U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Vietnam always accompany Ho Chi Minh City’s government and people wishing to boost bilateral relationships between the two sides. Deputy chairman of the People’s Committee of HCMC, Le Thanh Liem sent his greetings to American people who are living and working in the city on their Independence Day. The official visits of leaders of the two countries have contributed to the development of comprehensive partnership, emphasized the U.S. long-term commitment to further strengthen relationship with Vietnam, particularly HCMC, he added. The US has ranked 10th among foreign investors in HCMC with 390 projetcs worth more than US$1.2 billion. By THUY … [Read more...] about U.S. Independence Day celebration held in HCMC
At least three people were killed on Saturday and 35 injured after protests turned violent in Charlottesville, Virginia, as hundreds of white nationalists protesting plans to remove the statue of a Confederate general clashed with counter-demonstrators and a car plowed into a crowd, officials said. The state's governor blamed neo-Nazis for sparking the unrest in the college town of Charlottesville, where rival groups fought pitched battles using rocks and pepper spray after far-right protesters converged to demonstrate against a plan to remove a statue to a Confederate war hero. A 32-year-old female was among those killed, said Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas, and injuries ranged from life-threatening to minor. The male driver of the vehicle that plowed into a crowd is in custody, Thomas said, and police were treating the incident as a criminal homicide investigation. Video on social media and Reuters photographs showed the car hit a large group of … [Read more...] about At least three dead, dozens injured as U.S. white nationalists ignite Virginia clashes
Charlie Hebdo made a defiant return on Wednesday (Jan 14) with a new issue that sold out across France in record time, as Al-Qaeda posted a video claiming last week's deadly attack on its cartoonists. PARIS: Charlie Hebdo made a defiant return on Wednesday (Jan 14) with a new issue that sold out across France in record time, as Al-Qaeda posted a video claiming last week's deadly attack on its cartoonists. The satirical magazine once again featured the Prophet Mohammed on its cover - but with a tear in his eye, holding a "Je Suis Charlie" sign under the headline "All is forgiven". After many Parisians joined long queues outside newspaper kiosks in the pre-dawn cold to get their hands a copy, French President Francois Hollande said "Charlie Hebdo is alive and will live on". "You can murder men and women but you can never kill their ideas," he said. Around 700,000 copies were released and sold on Wednesday as part of a print run that will eventually total five million. Al-Qaeda's Yemen … [Read more...] about Charlie Hebdo flies off shelves as Al-Qaeda claims attack