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Rio 2016: Rio Lounge opens in London to celebrate Olympic Games
The Latin American Travel Association has celebrated the launch of Rio 2016 Olympic Games in true Carioca style at the Brazilian Embassy in London.
The party marked the opening of the Rio Lounge at the Brazilian Embassy, a place to enjoy the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on large screens while exploring the tastes and landscapes of the State of Rio de Janeiro.
The Rio Lounge is open to all from Monday to Saturday from 10:00-19:00 until August 20th.
Take a look below for some shots from the opening night:
Brazilian ambassador to the UK, Eduardo dos Santos, welcomes guests to the Rio Lounge
Byron Shirto, Latin American Travel Association chairman, addresses the crowd
Images courtesy: LATA/Adrian PopeRead on the original site
Vietnam will decide its own position: NA Vice Chairman
Vice Chairman of the National Assembly (NA) Phung Quoc Hien made this affirmation in an interview with Nguyen Hung, a correspondent of the Thoi Nay publication of Nhan Dan newspaper on the occasion of the Lunar New Year 2017. Q: At its recent second session, the 14th NA voted to pass an economic restructuring plan for the 2016-2020 period. Could you clarify the reasons for this decision? A: The need for economic restructuring stems from the fact that we are maintaining an inefficient model of… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
European businesses upbeat about Vietnamese market
71.5% of participating European firms described their current operation as “excellent” and “good”, only 5.5% rated “not good” and a very few said “very bad”. The majority of responded European enterprises acknowledged that the country’s macroeconomic stability is likely to continue, with nearly 60% of respondents forecasting “stabilisation and improvement”. Approximately 41% of polled firms said to maintain their current investment level in Vietnam, while 39% planned to pour more money into the… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
US rhetoric on North Korea shifts as Tillerson sets military action 'on the table'
If North Korea escalates the threat to America and its allies in the region, the United States will not hesitate to push back, Rex Tillerson indicated on Friday.Speaking to a news conference in Seoul, South Korea, the secretary of State and former Exxon Mobil chief executive officer said the US government is prepared to do whatever it takes to deter a nuclear threat or threats to US and South Korean troops in the region. Ideally, a coordinated sanctions policy would be sufficient, he indicated,… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
International Travel Expo to open in Ho Chi Minh City
Numerous activities will be organised during the 12th International Travel Expo (ITE), set to take place at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre in Ho Chi Minh City from September 8-10. The event is expected to see the participation of 280 international and domestic enterprises from 20 nations and territories, and 32 provinces and cities across the nation, the organising board said at a press briefing in HCM City on August 30. Hundreds of travel agencies will attend… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Trump arrives in Washington to lay claim to White House
Washington (AFP) - Donald Trump jetted into the US capital Thursday on the eve of the most consequential moment of his life -- his inauguration as the nation's 45th president and the setting of a four-year course of American political reform.The Republican billionaire's arrival caps an extraordinary and improbable run for the White House that, once he takes the reins from President Barack Obama at noon Friday, will launch the United States into new and uncharted waters."The journey begins and I… chat_bubble_outline Read More...