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Vietnam enters world top four in flight safety
With 734,000 safe flights in 2016, Vietnam was listed among four global winners of the HIS Jane’s ATC Award of the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO).
The award aims to promote flight safety and efficiency. Vietnam is one of 161 members of CANSO.
The Hanoi Air Traffic Control Center, which has been operating for two years, was commended on its high-quality system of air traffic management.
In August 2016, the Vietnam Air Traffic Management launched two one-way paths parallel with each other from north to south using advanced navigation to shorten travel time.
The north-south air route in Vietnam is one of the world’s busiest, with nearly 700 flights a day.
The Vietnam flight information region, which connects West and South-west Asia and the East and Northeast Asian Economic Zones, is also one of the busiest flight areas in the globe, with more than 2,000 flights on average per day.
Taiwan set to legalize same-sex marriages, a first in Asia
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Su Shan and her partner are raising 5-month-old twins together, but only one of the women is their legal parent. That could soon change as Taiwan appears set to become the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage."Now, if something happens to the child, the other partner is nothing but a stranger," said Su, a 35-year-old software engineer in Taipei. By contrast, either partner in a legally recognized marriage could make legal, medical and educational decisions,… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
German luger Huefner beats Hamlin to win 5th world title
IGLS, Austria (AP) — German luger Tatjana Huefner won the women's singles race at the world championships on Saturday for her fifth career individual gold medal, and first in five years.Leading after the first run, Huefner posted the second-fastest time in the final run to beat Erin Hamlin of the United States by 0.213 seconds, and Kimberley McRae of Canada by 0.240. Hamlin had won the gold medal in Friday's sprint event.Olympic and defending world champion Natalie Geisenberger was only 17th… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Philippines' Duterte makes business pitch in Japan
Tokyo (AFP) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was set on Wednesday to persuade Japanese executives his country is "open for business", after upending traditional alliances by insulting the US and making overtures to China.The acid-tongued leader arrived in Tokyo on Tuesday on his first visit to Japan since taking office June 30 -- and immediately continued a tirade against longtime ally the US begun earlier in the day.Duterte has vehemently criticised Washington for questioning his crime… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Vietnam's exports slipping within AEC
Vietnam is turning to its Asian neighbors after US President Donald Trump withdrew from the TPP, which stood to benefit the export-reliant country the most. However, after more than a year since the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) was formed to boost intra-regional trade in Asia and enlarge production links between countries, Vietnam’s exports to its neighbors are falling. Vietnam’s exports to the ASEAN market in 2016 stood at $17.4 billion, down 4.8 per cent compared to 2015, according to… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Russia withdraws signature from ICC founding statute
Moscow (AFP) - Russia said Wednesday it is formally withdrawing its signature from the founding statute of the International Criminal Court, saying the tribunal has failed to live up to the hopes of the international community.Russia in 2000 signed the Rome Statute setting up the ICC, the world's first permanent war crimes court, but never ratified the treaty."The court did not live up to the hopes associated with it and did not become truly independent," Russia's foreign ministry said,… chat_bubble_outline Read More...