The Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) Party has sent condolences to the Communist Party of Vietnam and Vietnamese people over the death of General Vo Nguyen Giap. In his message, the party expressed its belief that the Vietnamese Government and people will continue to follow the example of the deceased. General Vo Nguyen Giap (alias Van) served as a Politburo member, Secretary of the Central Military Commission, Standing Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of National Defence, Commander-in-Chief of the Vietnam People's Army and a National Assembly deputy from the first to seventh tenures, passed away on October 4. Source: VNA … [Read more...] about Condolences from El Salvador’s party over General Vo Nguyen Giap’s passing
Vietnam’s 13th National Assembly session wrapped up its third meeting Thursday, passing the Vietnam Sea Law that defines the country’s water territories and its sovereignty over them. … [Read more...] about Vietnam passes law to protect sea and islands
VN looks to deepen ties with U.S. Tu Hoang By Tu Hoang - The Saigon Times Daily U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) is greeted by Vietnam’s Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong at the Party’s head office in Hanoi on August 7, 2015 - PHOTO: REUTERS HANOI - Leaders of Vietnam reiterated the nation’s strong willingness to strengthen comprehensive partnership with the United States at their separate talks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Hanoi last Friday. The meetings took place during Kerry’s second visit to Vietnam in his capacity as U.S. Secretary of State to attend an event entitled “Advancing Prosperity: Twenty Years of U.S.-Vietnam Development Cooperation.” The event highlighted the key achievements the two nations have made since the normalization of the diplomatic relations in 1995 and outline the agenda for future cooperation. Speaking at his meeting with Kerry, Vietnamese Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong … [Read more...] about VN looks to deepen ties with U.S.
JOHANNESBURG - The music decks and end-of-year office parties fell silent across South Africa on Thursday when President Jacob Zuma delivered the news nobody wanted to hear: Beloved anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela had died. For most, the passing of South Africa's first black president was an unforgettable moment in history. "As soon as we saw Zuma on TV, the music stopped and everyone rushed to watch the TV, to listen to what was happening," said 19-year-old school leaver Lesego Tsimo outside a Soweto nightclub. "People got emotional, some cried, and everyone started talking about Mandela," he added. "I feel very sad. I feel overwhelmed with emotion. He has done so much for us." Non-South Africans paid tribute to the 95-year-old for bringing the continent's biggest and most sophisticated economy out of decades of apartheid isolation. "I can speak next to you now because of Nelson Mandela. If it wasn't for him, I wouldn't be standing here in South Africa now speaking to … [Read more...] about Stunned South Africa falls silent at Mandela’s passing
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed a controversial currency bill which threatens to punish China for so-called "currency manipulation" with retaliatory tariffs, despite strong opposition from China and many U.S. business groups. Video grab of C-SPAN shows the U.S. Senate passed the currency bill in Washington, the United States, Oct. 11, 2011. The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed a controversial currency bill which threatens to punish China for so-called "currency manipulation" with retaliatory tariffs, despite strong opposition from China and many U.S. business groups. The Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act was passed in a vote of 63-35 at the Senate. (Xinhua Photo) The Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act, sponsored by Senators Charles Schumer, Sherrod Brown and other Democratic and Republican Senators, was passed in a vote of 63-35 at the Senate. The bill is especially directed at China's currency, the yuan, which the U.S. claimed is undervalued to make Chinese … [Read more...] about U.S. Senate passes controversial currency bill amid China’s strong opposition