U.S. President Donald Trump, who has garnered a large following on social media with rambunctious postings, said he sometimes tweets from bed, though he occasionally allows others to post his words. Trump frequently uses Twitter to announce policy, assail his adversaries and to tangle with countries, including North Korea, over world affairs. The @realDonaldTrump account had 47.2 million users as of Sunday. In an interview with Britain's ITV channel, he appeared to appreciate the wide impact of his postings in Twitter and said that he needed social media to communicate with voters in the era of what he termed fake news. "If I don't have that form of communication I can't defend myself," Trump said in an interview broadcast on Sunday. "I get a lot of fake news, a lot of news that is very false or made up." It was a crazy situation, he said, that many people in the world waited for his tweets. He usually tweets himself, sometimes from bed. When asked about whether he was lying in bed … [Read more...] about ‘I tweet from bed sometimes,’ US President Trump says
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Last week, Việt Nam News invited readers' opinions on the rising competition betwen app-based motorbike taxi services and the traditional xe ôm service. Here are some of the readers' responses. Baku Takahashi, Japanese, Hà Nội App-based motorbike taxis are definitely better. You do not need to look for drivers; you do not need to negotiate the price; prices are reasonable; bikes and helmets are cleaner; service is better; and the company is there to troubleshoot if any. So why not? I have been in Việt Nam for 10 years, and I've long wondered why these motorbike taxis can't organise themselves to provide safer and more convenient services to their customers. Typical "traditional" motorbike taxis on the street are dirty with high risk of overcharge. Sometimes they ask for a price that is 10 times more than the normal, and this could happen even after agreeing on the price before the ride (they often do this to tourists). When customers face some problems, there are no windows to … [Read more...] about Your Say: Moto apps or the traditional xe ôm?
DOHA — A controversial member of Qatar’s royal family says he is being detained in the UAE, media reported on Sunday, sparking a quick denial by Emirati officials. Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani, a little-known royal, emerged as a key figure in the dispute between the Gulf states in the weeks after Riyadh and Abu Dhabi cut ties with Doha in June. He is seen by some as a potential challenger to the Qatari leadership. A video circulating online, also broadcast by Qatar-based Al-Jazeera television, shows the sheikh warning that he was "afraid something could happen to me that will be blamed on Qatar". "I am now in Abu Dhabi, where I was a guest of (UAE crown prince) Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan," said Sheikh Abdullah. "That is no longer the case. I am now detained." "I want to make clear that the people of Qatar are innocent," the sheikh said. "Sheikh Mohammed bears full responsibility for anything that happens to me." The UAE denied that Sheikh Abdullah was … [Read more...] about Qatari sheikh says ’detained’ in UAE
Indonesia's president said Thursday the "monstrous act of terror" in Bali 10 years ago failed to achieve its goal of fracturing the nation, ahead of an anniversary held under the shadow of a security threat. Bali's deputy police chief I Ketut Untung Yoga Ana told AFP authorities were "ready to tackle any kind of terror threat during the commemoration event" which Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard will attend. The bombings in the predominantly Muslim nation on October 12, 2002, by the Al-Qaeda-linked group Jemaah Islamiyah, opened an Asia front in the war on terrorism one year after the 9/11 attacks on the United States. More than 200 people died in the blasts on Bali's party strip, mostly Western tourists but also including 38 Indonesians. Yudhoyono, who was security affairs minister at the time, said the atrocity only succeeded in drawing the country closer together. "Whatever the motivation and calculation of the terrorists, the Bali bomb attack did not produce its … [Read more...] about Indonesian leader says Bali bombings strengthened nation
Jermain Defoe has admitted that he asked to leave Tottenham Hotspur in January and that a loan move to Liverpool was a real possibility at the time. He said that even though he was not playing regularly, he was fit and sharp and optimistic of being named in the England squad for Euro 2012 when it is announced on Wednesday. Defoe, in his second spell with Spurs, has only started 11 Premier League matches this season and come on 13 times as a substitute with manager Harry Redknapp preferring to start with Emmanuel Adebayor and Rafael van der Vaart in attack. However, when he has come on he has generally done well and has scored 16 goals in all competitions this season. "I didn't want to leave. I don't go thinking, 'I want to go to this club or that club'," he told the Daily Mirror newspaper. "But in January I just wasn't playing enough and I did go to the manager and ask to go out on loan. "He said to me, 'I don't want you to go out on loan. We are trying to do something special … [Read more...] about Frustrated Defoe says he wanted to leave Spurs