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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Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda looked very likely on Monday to hang on to one of the worst jobs around - leading the demoralized ruling party to almost certain crushing election defeat. Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda The Democratic Party of Japan election commission confirmed on Monday that besides Noda, there would be three fringe contenders running in the September 21 leadership contest - former farm ministers Hirotaka Akamatsu and Michihiko Kano and an ex-internal affairs minister Kazuhiro Haraguchi. With no party heavyweights on the roster, Noda is likely to retain his post as government and party chief. In his election pledge, Noda said he would bring a lasting end to deflation that has plagued Japan for a decade and hit a 1 percent inflation target within a year. The Democrats' third prime minister in as many years also promised to work towards ending reliance on nuclear power, though he gave no deadline. "I cannot abandon the government halfway … [Read more...] about Japan’s PM Noda likely to keep party leadership
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.
Chinese state media accuse U.S. of 'mobster mentality', vow to fight tariffsThe Saigon Times Daily Shipping containers, including one labelled "China Shipping," are stacked at the Paul W. Conley Container Terminal in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., May 9, 2018 – PHOTO: REUTERS SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - Chinese state media on Thursday accused the United States of a “mobster mentality” in its move to implement additional tariffs on Chinese goods, and warned Beijing had all the necessary means to fight back. The comments mark a ratcheting up in tensions between the world’s two largest economies over a trade dispute, which is already impacting industries ranging from steel to cars and causing unease over which products could be targeted next. Beijing late on Wednesday said it would slap additional tariffs of 25% on US$16 billion worth of U.S. imports, in retaliation to news the United States plans to begin collecting 25% extra in tariffs on US$16 billion of Chinese … [Read more...] about Chinese state media accuse U.S. of ‘mobster mentality’, vow to fight tariffs
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