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Vietnam shipping execs sentenced to death for embezzlement

person Orange Themes access_time Feb 23,2017

Bao moi - HANOI: Vietnam on Wednesday (Feb 22) sentenced two executives from its scandal-hit shipping industry to death for embezzlement, official media reported, the latest punishment meted out for the spectacular collapse of a state-run firm that

Image : Timbers loan Lucas Melano to Belgrano in Argentina

Timbers loan Lucas Melano to Belgrano in Argentina

person Orange Themes access_time Jan 09,2017

Yahoo News PORTAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Timbers have loaned midfielder Lucas Melano to Atletico Belgrano of Argentina.

Image : To Mosul and back: Sunni Arabs seek place in a shifting Iraq

To Mosul and back: Sunni Arabs seek place in a shifting Iraq

person Orange Themes access_time Nov 18,2016

By John Davison NEAR BASHIQA, Iraq (Reuters) - When Kurdish forces began rounding up his relatives and friends, 23-year-old Iraqi Omar Abdallah fled with his pregnant wife and four brothers to Mosul. At the time, life under Islamic State seemed

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Vietnam asks China to handle its misbehaving tourists

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Vietnam asks China to handle its misbehaving tourists
Chinese nationals are fined for working illegally as tour guides in Vietnam. Photo credit: Doan Cuong/Tuoi Tre The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism has asked Chinese officials to strictly deal with tourists who misbehave or break local laws when visiting the country. Director Nguyen Van Tuan said tourism cooperation between the two nations has improved recently, with a significant increase in the number of Chinese arrivals. Around 1.78 million Chinese tourists visited Vietnam last year. In the first six months, that number was 1.2 million. But some Chinese visitors did not leave a very good impression. In a recent case, a group of Chinese tourists made a scene at a bar in the central city of Da Nang and one of them burned a Vietnamese banknote. That man was deported. Tuan said to prevent similar situations, Chinese tourism officials need to coordinate with relevant agencies to issue strict punishment and manage tourism activities more effectively. In related news, Da Nang authorities have issued fines of VND20 million (US$897) each against six Chinese nationals who were caught working illegally as tour guides in the city. The city also issued a fine of VND20 million against Landscape travel agency and suspended its license for two years, saying it was opened as a front for illegal tourism services. Read on the original site
Asian stocks gain as investors focus on US election

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were higher Tuesday following strong Wall Street gains as investors focused on the final hours of a tight U.S. presidential race.KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.6 percent to 3,152.52 points and Hong Kong's Hang Seng advanced 0.4 percent to 22,883.42. Seoul's Kospi added 0.2 percent to 2000.97 and India's Sensex rose 0.2 percent to 27,514. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 was nearly unchanged at 17,173.72 and Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 held steady at 5,253.30.… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

U.K. assertion we sanctioned Euro 2016 fan violence is hysteria

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Fed's Fischer says govt spending can boost productivity

Washington (AFP) - Properly directed government spending -- including infrastructure spending as President-elect Donald Trump has promised -- can boost the economy's productive capacity, Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer said Monday.Fischer said there is disagreement about what spending policies are most effective but "some combination of improved public infrastructure, better education, more encouragement for private investment, and more effective regulation all likely have a role to… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Barefoot and brave: Castro's ranch life

Biran (Cuba) (AFP) - Nobody in Fidel Castro's village expected the boy who liked to walk barefoot and jump in the river to leave the comforts of his family's ranch to launch a revolution.The late Cuban leader and his brother, President Raul Castro, were born in Biran, a town nestled amid rolling hills and sugarcane plantations on the eastern end of the Caribbean island.His 77-year-old half-brother, Martin Castro Batista, who still lives in the village, remembers how Fidel kept quiet at home… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Burundi notifies UN of ICC pullout

United Nations (United States) (AFP) - Burundi on Thursday formally notified the United Nations of its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, dealing a blow to the tribunal seen as a pillar of international justice.South Africa was the first to take the formal step at the United Nations last week and Gambia has also said it plans to pull out of the Rome treaty that created the ICC.Burundi's Justice Minister Laurentine Kanyana personally delivered the formal letter to UN… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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