Tag: Vietnam

Trump Meets His Boss Putin In Vietnam

The two leaders stared deep into each other’s eyes as they shared a long, intimate handshake amid the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vietnam while wearing matching outfits. It’s tradition for world leaders to wear traditional garb for the “family photo” at the APEC summit. Putin and Trump shake hands during group photo at APEC…

Kremlin: Trump And Putin Set To Meet In Vietnam

Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Trump are currently setting up their next meeting on Friday at an economic summit in Vietnam, according to the Kremlin. “Right now the time of the meeting is being agreed” for their face-to-face on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Corporation leaders’ meeting, presidential aide, Yuri Ushakov, told reporters…

Trump Pretends Gorsuch Didn’t Say What He Said

Donald Trump attempted to whitewash critical remarks made about him by his own SCOTUS pick Thursday morning. Even though a representative for Neil Gorsuch confirmed that he had expressed dismay at the president’s attack on a federal judge, Trump claimed his words had been twisted. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat, told the media that the…

Obama Announced $90 Million To Clear Bombs In Laos [VIDEO]

President Obama said Tuesday the United States will provide $90 million to help Laos remove nearly 80 million unexploded American bombs left over from the Vietnam War. Obama announced the U.S. has an “obligation” to help remove the weapons and laid out plans for a three-year project with the Laotian government. “Villages and entire valleys…

Obama Lifts US Embargo On Lethal Arms Sales To Vietnam [VIDEO]

President Barack Obama has announced the US is fully lifting its embargo on sales of lethal weapons to Vietnam, its one-time enemy. Speaking during a visit to communist Vietnam and talks with its leaders, Mr Obama said the move removed a “lingering vestige of the Cold War”. The US is trying to bolster its relationship…

Obama To Visit Hiroshima On Japan Trip In Late May

US President Barack Obama has decided after some delay to visit Hiroshima on his trip to Vietnam and Japan later this month. He will be the first US president to visit the city since its annihilation by the US in 1945. Obama will be in Vietnam and Japan from May 21 to May 28, with…

Obama to Travel to Vietnam in May

President Barack Obama is planning to visit Vietnam as a part of a trip to Japan for the G7 Summit in May, the White House confirmed Monday. Obama accepted Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s invitation during a meeting at a summit of Southeast Asian nations in California.

Officials: 10,000 feared dead after Typhoon Haiyan hits Philippines

The death toll in the Philippine city Tacloban could top reach 10,000 following Super Typhoon Haiyan, a senior police official said. Elmer Soria, regional police chief, said he was told by the Leyte provincial Gov. Dominic Petilla that there approximately 10,000 deaths on the island from collapsed buildings and floods. Photo: A resident walks by…

Vietnam’s Capital Hanoi Bans Short, Fat Traffic Cops

Short, pot-bellied policemen will be banned from traffic duty in Vietnam’s capital Hanoi and given office jobs in a bid to improve the force’s public image, police said Wednesday. Details of the new height and weight restrictions were not available but the head of Hanoi’s traffic police said they were working on a list of…