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Chinese, Vietnamese Communist parties have 'shared destiny' - Beijing.

China and Vietnam's Communist parties have a "shared destiny" and there is great potential for bilateral economic cooperation, a senior Beijing official said on Tuesday on a visit to Vietnam, which has clashed with China over the South China Sea.

- GMA News - PH

How the 'Rich Parents of Instagram' spoil their kids and spend their fortunes.

richparentsofinsta/Instagram The INSIDER Summary: "Rich Parents of Instagram" has over 60,000 followers. The account shows the fabulous lives of wealthy parents and their kids. But children are conspicuously missing from many of the photos featured. Following the success of Instagram's "Rich Kids" of Dubai, Vietnam, Russia, ...

- Business Insider - US

Ask Away: Find your people and stick with them.

Eli Orzessek finds the answers to your travel questions. I've only ever travelled solo or with friends and family in the past, but I've just booked a 10-day tour to Vietnam. It's a first for me and the more I think about it, the...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Senior Chinese leader says has 'shared destiny' with Vietnam.

BEIJING: China and Vietnam's Communist Parties have a "shared destiny" and the two nations have huge potential for economic cooperation, a senior official said on Tuesday during a visit to Vietnam, which has clashed with China over the South China Sea.

- BangkokPost - TH

America's coming campus conflagration.

In the late 1960s and early '70s, America's college campuses exploded with widespread protests and sometimes-violent unrest. It's about to happen again. And this time, it might be worse. The first time around, there were a variety of causes: the civil rights movement and the injustices that inspired it; the perceived ...

- The Week - US

Probe into State Firms Reveals Nagging Corruption Problem in Vietnam.

A multi-million-dollar banking flap being investigated in Vietnam this month casts light on a tough corruption problem that nips at the Southeast Asian country’s explosive economic growth. The Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security last week began investigating three companies under state-owned gas and oil giant ...

- Voice of America - US

John W. Lewis, China Expert and Vietnam War Critic, Dies at 86.

Professor Lewis opposed the war in Southeast Asia early on and later made unconventional peace overtures to Beijing and North Korea.

- International NY Times - US

Veteran Group Reacts To First Episode Of Burns/Novick Vietnam Series.

Veterans for PeaceVeterans For Peace   members in every U.S. time zone and beyond tuned in to watch the first episode of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's PBS documentary, The Vietnam War' to see how well it squares with what they know about what the Vietnamese call the American War in Vietnam.'   The opening scenes and the ...

- Common Dreams - US

Vietjet to fly Ho Chi Minh-Phnom Penh route.

Low-cost carrier Vietjet will begin flying between Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam and Phnom Penh in Cambodia on Nov 24, the company announced.

- BangkokPost - TH

‘Golf diplomacy’ under fire as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe courts US President Donald Trump.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will lay the “old buddies” routine on thick when US President Donald Trump visits in November and is planning to continue the two leaders’ unconventional form of diplomacy on the golf course. Trump is scheduled to visit Japan for three days from November 5 as part of a ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Facebook and other tech giants are increasingly coming into conflict with governments around the world that are exerting greater control over the internet .

New York Times: Facebook and other tech giants are increasingly coming into conflict with governments around the world that are exerting greater control over the internet  —  On a muggy, late spring evening, Tuan Pham awoke to the police storming his house in Hanoi, Vietnam.

- Mediagazer - US

Trump's Childhood Home Becomes Weekend Retreat for Refugees in Charity Stunt

A group of refugees stayed at U.S. President Donald Trump's childhood home in New York over the weekend as part of a stunt to highlight the plight of people feeling conflict and persecution around the world, a charity said on Monday. Aid agency Oxfam said it rented the house and invited refugees from Somalia, Vietnam and ...

- Voice of America - US

New Ken Burns Doc Dismisses Origins of the Vietnam War

Ken Burns aims to win hearts and minds with his epic Vietnam series, but loses sight of how we got involved.

- Yahoo! News - US

How Jane Fonda's 1972 trip to North Vietnam earned her the nickname 'Hanoi Jane'

On a hot, sticky May afternoon in 1970, a crowd of several thousand students and protesters took over the University of Maryland mall. Many were there to protest the Vietnam War. Others were hoping to catch a glimpse of a famous Hollywood actress. Her name was Jane Fonda.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Pence: Veterans 'will never have a better friend in the White House than' Trump

In an address to Vietnam War veterans on Sept. 18, Vice President Pence said veterans will never have a better friend in the White House than' President Trump.

- Washington Post - US

Photographer who died in Vietnam named honorary Marine

A photographer from Wisconsin believed to be the first female American journalist killed in a war has become an honorary Marine.

- FOX News - US

Vietnam War draft lottery: See if your draft number would have been called

The institution of a draft lottery gave young men a random number between 1 and 366 corresponding to their birthdays.         

- USA TODAY - US

With TV epic, Ken Burns seeks fuller understanding of Vietnam War

A half century after the United States plunged into war in Vietnam, scars remain unhealed. With a 10-part television epic, Ken Burns is hoping for a fuller understanding. The celebrated documentary filmmaker has invested 10 years into making "The Vietnam War", which aims to offer a more balanced view on the still divisive ...

- Yahoo! News - US

A group of refugees spent the weekend living in Trump's boyhood home

President Trump's childhood home in Queens, New York, was posted on Airbnb last month and, being filled with Trump family memorabilia and a life-size cutout of 45 himself, the residence appears to be the perfect place to stay if you're a superfan of the president. This weekend, though, it was utilized by some of Trump's ...

- The Week - US

Vietnam jails former political prisoner for five years

HANOI, Sept 18 — A former political prisoner in Vietnam was jailed today for a second time after being found guilty of violating the terms of his house arrest, as the one-party state cracks down on critics. Rights groups say at least 15...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Vietnam's population suffers from HP bacteria

Vietnam's population suffers from HP bacteria...

- MENAFN - JO

Vietnam jails dissident for five years in crackdown on activists

HANOI: A court in Vietnam jailed dissident Nguyen Van Oai for a further five years on Monday for violating the terms of his probation after a spell in prison, his lawyer said.

- BangkokPost - TH

A commemoration of the day Vietnam hit home at Kent State

Inside the May 4 Visitors Center. By Carl Francis Penders /Posted at;buffalonews.com/ KENT, Ohio - I held it in pretty much really well up until Kent State and I just lost it, and actually had … Continue reading → The post A commemoration of the day Vietnam hit home at Kent State appeared first on Worldwide ...

- worldwide hippies - US

Ken Burns' new PBS documentary wades into Vietnam's 'Big Muddy'

Strolling down a street in the city of Da Nang, Vietnam last month, I came upon a sidewalk shop selling shiny wood caskets. When I stopped to take some pictures, the elderly owner came out, smiling, and asked where I was from. America,' I told him, and he broke into a wide grin. Was I here…...

- The Raw Story - US

Toll from typhoon rises to at least 9 in Vietnam; 4 missing

The death toll from Typhoon Doksuri has risen to at least nine, with four people still missing since the storm hit Vietnam last week. The post Toll from typhoon rises to at least 9 in Vietnam; 4 missing appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Ken Burns' new PBS documentary wades into Vietnam's 'Big Muddy'

Strolling down a street in the city of Da Nang, Vietnam last month, I came upon a sidewalk shop selling shiny wood caskets. When I stopped to take some pictures, the elderly owner came out, smiling, and asked where I was from. America,' I told him, and he broke into a wide grin. Was I

- The Raw Story - US

Burns, Novick on 'credibility gap' of presidents during Vietnam War

Directors Ken Burns and Lynn Novick said the public's distrust in political leadership evolved during the Vietnam War

- CBS NEWS - US

Return to Vietnam brings mixed feelings for US veterans

The Vietnamese guide drove the sedan through the countryside, carrying the two Americans toward the village of Ban Don and taking former Army Capt. Michael Close nearer to the spot where he spent three of the most harrowing nights of his life.

- Stars and Stripes - US

With TV epic, Ken Burns seeks fuller understanding of Vietnam War

PARIS, Sept 18 — A half century after the United States plunged into war in Vietnam, scars remain unhealed. With a 10-part television epic, Ken Burns is hoping for a fuller understanding. The celebrated documentary filmmaker has invested 10...

- The Malay Mail - MY

How the Vietnam War dramatically reshaped our views on soldiers

APWhen Americans think of being at war, they might think of images of their fellow citizens suffering. We count the dead and wounded. We follow veterans on their difficult journey of recovery from physical injuries and post-traumatic stress. We watch families grieve and mourn their dead. But it was not always this way. In ...

- Business Insider - US

Documentarian Ken Burns on How Vietnam Explains the Current Political Moment: New at Reason

Filmmaker Ken Burns is best known as the disembodied voice accompanying black-and-white photographs of everything from baseball players to whiskey bootleggers to Confederate soldiers. This fall, he's back with a new 10-part documentary for PBS, The Vietnam War, created with longtime collaborator Lynn Novick. In June, ...

- Reason.com - US

Did Taiwan police and paramedics leave migrant worker to die?

Footage of paramedics failing to help a fatally wounded Vietnamese man prompts outrage in Taiwan.

- BBC - UK

Ken Burns And Lynn Novick On 'The Vietnam War'

The epic story of the Vietnam War is told in a new 10-part series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. They talk with Lulu Garcia-Navarro.

- NPR - US

Documentarian Ken Burns on How Vietnam Explains the Current Political Moment

Filmmaker Ken Burns is best known as the disembodied voice accompanying black-and-white photographs of everything from baseball players to whiskey bootleggers to Confederate soldiers. This fall, he's back with a new 10-part documentary for PBS, The Vietnam War, created with longtime collaborator Lynn Novick. In June, ...

- Reason.com - US

TV tonight: 'Emmy Awards,' 'Vietnam War' documentary

What’s worth watching, and what might not be, in prime time.

- USA TODAY - US

This Is the Story Behind the POW/MIA Flag

The figure on the now-iconic flag, designed to stand for American troops who went missing in Vietnam, was modeled on the designer's son

- Yahoo! News - US

The Vietnam War Punctures Any Remaining Myths About the Conflict

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick hold politicians accountable.

- Reason.com - US

Ken Burns Tells the Many, Many Stories of The Vietnam War: New at Reason

18-hour, 10-part documentary series premieres Sunday on PBS.

- Reason.com - US

Today in History for September 16th

Highlights of this day in history: Vietnam War deserters and draft evaders receive conditional amnesty; Palestinian refugees massacred in Lebanon; Mexico pushes for independence; Opera star Maria Callas dies; Blues great B.B. King born.         

- USA TODAY - US

Vietnam War: Who was right about what went wrong – and why it matters in Afghanistan

The ghosts of the Vietnam War no doubt hovered over a recently assembled conclave of President Donald Trump's advisers as they deliberated over the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan. In the Vietnam era, as today, the United States found itself engulfed in a seemingly never-ending war with mount...

- The Raw Story - US

Ken Burns says John McCain wanted to see one specific part of his new documentary series, 'The Vietnam War'

kenburns.comKen Burns and Lynn Novick's new 18-hour documentary series, "The Vietnam War," premieres Sunday on PBS, and it feels as searingly immediate as it is soaked in history. Burns rejects the notion that history repeats itself, but at a Bank of America preview screening of the doc in New York on Thursday, Burns said ...

- Business Insider - US

How the Pentagon tried to cure America of its 'Vietnam syndrome'

In August 1965, Morley Safer, a reporter for CBS News,' accompanied a unit of U.S. marines on a search-and-destroy mission to the Vietnamese village of Cam Ne. Using cigarette lighters and a flamethrower, the troops proceeded to burn down 150 houses, wound three women, kill one child and take four ...

- The Raw Story - US

Houses flattened and businesses destroyed as Typhoon Doksuri tears through central Vietnam, killing four

Shaken residents in central Vietnam were piecing their homes and businesses back together on Saturday after a powerful typhoon hammered large swathes of the coast, killing at least four people. Typhoon Doksuri tore through Vietnam on Friday afternoon, reducing structures to piles of debris and knocking out electricity and ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Widespread destruction in central Vietnam after major typhoon

Ha Tinh, Viet Nam, Sep 16 - Shaken residents in central Vietnam were piecing their homes and businesses back together Saturday after a powerful typhoon hammered large swathes of coast and killed at least four people. Typhoon Doksuri tore through Vietnam Friday afternoon, reducing structures to piles of debris and knocking ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

PM Phuc to SME Ministers: Address Digital Divides

Prime Minister Phuc to SME Ministers: Address Digital Divides Issued by the APEC Small and Medium Enterprises Ministerial Meeting Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, 15 September 2017 – Viet Nam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc opened a key policy meeting of ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Vietnam’s cracking down on dissent ... so why Trump’s pat on back?

When US President Donald Trump met Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in May, he sent a clear message: by patting the backs of authoritarian leaders, the US is complicit in Vietnam’s rights abuses. Trump is no stranger to brushing shoulders with autocratic leaders. Allegations of cosying up to Russian ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Asian Australian communities targeted by both sides of same-sex marriage debate

Chinese-, Vietnamese- and Filipino-Australians are three of the nation's biggest Asian ethnic groups. Their views could help sway the vote on marriage equality.

- The Sydney Morning Herald - AU

Ken Burns' 'Vietnam War' Sparks International Interest

Last month, Lynn Novick traveled to Vietnam with her and co-director Ken Burns' new documentary about the American war there. The filmmaker had previously spent time in the country, gathering material for a series that would tell the story of the war from both the American and Vietnamese perspective. On her return, she held ...

- Variety - US

The Vietnam War: The Pictures That Moved Them Most

TIME asked those who lived the war to select an image from the period that they found particularly significant. Here are their choices.

- Yahoo! News - US

Cashless Dreams Feature Motorbike Bankers, E-wallets in Vietnam

Think of it as motorbike banking. For Vietnamese who live far from a retail bank branch, VietinBank scrambles scooters so its officers can meet clients where they live, tablet in hand. There’s also the strategy of DongA Bank, which decks out a van with four ATMs and parks it near factories to reach laborers. All across ...

- Voice of America - US

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