Vietnam Airlines expands its cooperation with other airlines PANO – Over 1,300 delegates from 21 countries attended a meeting on September 14 of specialised task forces against terrorism under the framework of SOM III – APEC. Head of the Multi-lateral Cooperation Department of Vietnam’s Foreign Affairs Ministry Nguyen Quoc Cuong said APEC member countries had approved 3 out of 10 initiatives on fighting terrorism in trade, namely measures on protection of food security initiated by the US, the initiative on no funding for terrorists raised by Australia and the publication of documents on terrorism raised by the Philippines. Vietnam on this occasion signed cooperation agreements with the US and Canada on combating terrorism. Under the agreements, Canada will help Vietnam implement a project to strengthen coordination between ministries and sectors on civil aviation security and the US will provide the Customs Sector of Vietnam with 600,000 USD worth of equipment to … [Read more...] about Vietnam, U.S and Canada reach bilateral agreements on aviation security
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Kyrgyzstan's parliament voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to approve a presidential proposal to close a U.S. airbase used to support NATO operations in nearby Afghanistan since 2001, reported RIA-Novosti. The move to close the base was supported by 78 lawmakers, with one against. The pro-presidential Ak Zhol party has 70 seats in the single-chamber, 90-member legislature. President Kurmanbek Bakiyev announced plans to close the only U.S.base in Central Asia after talks in Moscow in early February, when he secured more than $2 billion in aid and loans. Both Russia and Kyrgyzstan have denied any link between the aid deal and the closure of the base, located a short distance from the capital, Bishkek. Bakiyev said Washington had refused to pay more for the base. He also linked the move to the conduct of U.S. military personnel, including the killing of a Kyrgyz national by a U.S. soldier in December 2006. Kabai Karabekov, the head of the parliament's foreign affairs committee, said … [Read more...] about Kyrgyz parliament votes to close U.S. airbase
Vice-chairwoman Ton Nu Thi Ninh of the Vietnam National Assembly's Foreign Affairs Committee held a press conference in Washington, D.C. during her ongoing tour of eight states and 12 cities in the U.S. In reply to questions about "Vietnam's human rights and religious freedom" at the U.S. National Press Club, Ms. Ninh said some individuals and organizations in the U.S. have distributed biased and erroneous information about the current situation in Vietnam. Mrs. Ton Nu Thi Ninh … [Read more...] about NA member meets U.S. media in Washington D.C.
WASHINGTON - U.S. foreign policy and North Korea experts said in a report released on Wednesday that the United States should engage more with North Korea as a way to revive talks aimed at ending Pyongyang's nuclear-weapons program. North Korea, said Washington needs to shift from an "all or nothing" approach requiring Pyongyang to meet conditions for the resumption of nuclear talks with major powers that were suspended in 2009. The current approach, in which U.S.-North Korean contact generally has been limited to a channel via the North Korean mission at the United Nations, effectively gave the initiative to Pyongyang when Washington should be aiming to set the agenda, the report argued. "The refusal to engage in any preliminary measures will inevitably lead to a de-facto acquiescence to North Korea's nuclear status," it said. "Interim steps can provide immediate value to the United States while also putting more concrete steps towards denuclearization into the real of the … [Read more...] about U.S. needs to do more in approach to North Korea talks: report
The U.S. government has recovered 400 pages from the long-lost diary of Alfred Rosenberg, a confidant of Adolf Hitler who played a central role in the extermination of millions of Jews and others during World War Two. [/caption] A preliminary U.S. government assessment reviewed by Reuters asserts the diary could offer new insight into meetings Rosenberg had with Hitler and other top Nazi leaders, including Heinrich Himmler and Herman Goering. It also includes details about the German occupation of the Soviet Union, including plans for mass killings of Jews and other Eastern Europeans. "The documentation is of considerable importance for the study of the Nazi era, including the history of the Holocaust," according to the assessment, prepared by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. "A cursory content analysis indicates that the material sheds new light on a number of important issues relating to the Third Reich's policy. The diary will be an important source of … [Read more...] about U.S. finds long-lost diary of top Nazi leader, Hitler aide