Americans on Wednesday marked the 12th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks in somber fashion, with ceremonies of remembrance in New York and Washington.
In New York, relatives of those killed when hijacked airliners slammed into the World Trade Center gathered at Ground Zero to remember the dead.
Former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani wiped away a tear as the ceremony unfolded, starting with a moment of silence at 8:46 am (1246 GMT), when the first plane smashed into the Twin Towers.
Nearly 3,000 people were killed in the attacks on New York, the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
(VOVworld) - Ceremonies have been held commemorating 3,000 victims of the terrorist attack on September 11th, 2001. More than 1,000 people gathered at the National September 11 Memorial plaza in New York, built on the collapsed the World Trade Center, for the annual reading of the names of victims killed in the attack. In Washington, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden attended memorial services in the White House and then the Pentagon. Obama called on all Americans to unite to defend the US. The commemorations were held in other US cities and its military bases in other countries.…... [read more]
Hundreds of survivors and relatives of the 202 people killed in the 2002 bombings on Bali have gathered for a commemoration ceremony on the 10th anniversary of the attack. Security was tight with more than 2,000 police and military, including snipers, deployed to guard the memorial services on Friday after reports involving the "certain movement" of terrorists were announced two days earlier, raising the security alert to its highest level. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard attended Friday's event along with John Howard, who was Australian premier at the time of the attacks. Speaking at the event, Indonesian Foreign Minister said…... [read more]
The Korean film Shiny Day, which will be shown at HCM City ’s Diamond Plaza Cinema, will kick off the festival. Seven other new Korean films will be shown at the cinema, including April Snow, 200-Pound Beauty and You Are My Sunshine. Vietnamese and Korean film-makers will meet on November 10 at the cinema to discuss exchanges between the two countries’ film industries. The city’s Opera House will be the site of the Vietnam-Korea Cultural Night. Both Korean and Vietnamese traditional and contemporary dances will be performed by the HCM City Ballet and Symphony Orchestra, and XTC, one of Korea…... [read more]
CPV: On May 7th, a grand meeting to mark 50th anniversary of Dien Bien Phu victory was held in Dien Bien Phu city. Present at the meeting were Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh, Vice-President Truong My Hoa, Deputy Prime Minister Pham Gia Khiem, other State and Government leaders and the local people. In the opening speech, Secretary of Dien Bien Provincial Party Committee Trinh Long Bien highly appreciated the significance of Dien Bien Phu victory, which was one of brilliant feat in the national struggle history against invaders in the 20th century. It is not the victory of Vietnamese…... [read more]
On August 9th, the 71st anniversary of the atomic bombing was remembered in Nagasaki city, Japan. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and representatives from 53 countries and territories attended a memorial ceremony that started at 10:35AM. Addressing the ceremony, Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue lauded Obama's landmark May visit to Hiroshima, the first ever by a sitting US President. Shinzo Abe, in his address in Nagasaki, called on world leaders to honor the global Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. "As the only country to be bombed by atomic bombs during wartime, I will strongly advocate the importance of maintaining and strengthening the stance of…... [read more]
Thank You Letter from Vietnam Economic News On the Occasion of the 12th Anniversary of the First Issue
(VEN) - The leaders, the Party Sub-committee and the Journalists' Association Branch of Vietnam Economic News under the Ministry of Industry and Trade would like to thank the representatives of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Information and Communications, the Central Committee for Propaganda and Education, the Vietnam Central Journalists' Association, other ministries, central and local departments and unions, businesses and foreign organizations who have visited or sent greeting letters and flowers to Vietnam Economic News on the occasion of the 12th anniversary of the first issue (March 1, 2001 - March 1, 2012). Vietnam Economic News'…... [read more]
During the congress - organised from August 16-17, 1945 and attended by 60 representatives from the north, central and southern regions - the order for general insurrection was issued to the entire nation to seize power. Addressing the modern-day meeting, National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung said the Tan Trao Congress was a historical revolutionary event, reflecting the strong mind and spirit of solidarity among the entire nation at the moment decisive for the nation’s fate. The event was also evidence of the determination to eliminate colonial and feudal regimes, laying the first legal foundation for the new administration, he…... [read more]
The exhibition on national achievements after 20 years of the Doi Moi (Renewal) process, the screening of a series of films on the past resistance wars, and the publishing of books have helped municipal people, particularly youth, understand more about the country’s development and enhance their responsibility in the cause of national construction and defence. On the occasion, Saigon Travel Company (Saigontourist) welcomed 4,700 foreign visitors to Vietnam. Many entertainment centres such as Dam Sen and Suoi Tien also organised interesting programmes to attract visitors. *** The same day, more than 5,000 officers, workers and people in the southern-most province…... [read more]
Youth dance troupe marks 10th anniversary (02-09-2005) by Duc Ngoc Twinkle toes: Little Stars dancers will perform Vietnamese dances and popular western ballets to mark its 10th anniversary. — VNS Photo Nhung Ngoi Sao Nho (Little Stars) Dance Troupe will give a pair of concerts next week at the HCM City Opera House to mark its 10th anniversary. The troupe's 160 dancers, students from Viet Nam's first private dancing course run by ballet dancers Kim Dung, Dang Hung and Vuong Linh from the Bong Sen (Lotus) Art Troupe, will participate in Wednesday and Thursday evening's performances. At each concert, the…... [read more]
The Rolling Stones launch a photographic exhibition Thursday marking 50 years since their first gig, as guitarist Keith Richards said the veteran British rock band had been rehearsing again. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian Jones played The Marquee Club in London on July 12, 1962, the first time they performed under the band name which would change the landscape of pop music forever. Members of the group, which has sold 200 million albums worldwide, were due to walk down the red carpet at London's Somerset House to officially open an exhibition of photos of the band's career. It features…... [read more]