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Kim Jong Un to arrive in Vietnam on Feb 25 ahead of Donald Trump...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will arrive in Vietnam on February 25 ahead of a planned second summit with President Donald Trump, three sources with direct knowledge of Kim's schedule told the Reuters news agency on Saturday.
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North Korea officials en-route to Vietnam ahead of Trump-Kim summit

Twelve North Korean officials — including Kim Jong Un’s de-facto chief of staff — were en-route to Vietnam Friday ahead of a second scheduled summit between Kim and US President Donald Trump, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said.

Moon Jae-in: Donald Trump-Kim Jong Un summit a ‘remarkable breakthrough’ for peace

The agreement for a second summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un was a “remarkable breakthrough” for peace negotiations on the Korean peninsula, President Moon Jae-in said Monday, but he acknowledged doubts remained over denuclearisation.
Two of Vietnam’s former deputy security ministers have been put on trial on Monday for allegedly abusing their powers.

Vietnam tries two former top ministers in corruption case

Two of Vietnam’s former deputy security ministers have been put on trial on Monday for allegedly abusing their powers.
Vietnam has seized eight tonnes of pangolin scales and elephant ivory shipped from Nigeria, police said Friday, the second such haul in a week in a country which both consumes and trafficks huge volumes of endangered African wildlife.

Vietnam makes fresh ivory, pangolin haul from Nigeria

Vietnam has seized eight tonnes of pangolin scales and elephant ivory shipped from Nigeria, police said Friday, the second such haul in a week in a country which both consumes and trafficks huge volumes of endangered African wildlife.
President Quang is lying in state at the National Funeral Home at 5 Tran Thanh Tong Street, Hanoi, for people to pay their respects.

Hundreds pay tribute to Vietnam’s Tran Dai Quang at state funeral

Hundreds of black-clad mourners, weeping or lighting incense and laying wreaths, gathered Wednesday at a state funeral for Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang who died last week after a prolonged illness.
Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang died on Friday at the age of 61 after a serious illness, Vietnam News Agency reported.

Vietnam’s Tran Dai Quang passes on at 61

In office as president since April 2016 after more than four decades at the powerful Ministry of Public Security, Quang had a reputation as a tough leader with little tolerance for dissent.
Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi delivers her address at the 43rd Singapore Lecture in Singapore on August 21, 2018. Aung San Suu Kyi said on August 21 it is up to Bangladesh to decide how quickly Rohingya refugees will return to Myanmar, appearing to cast blame on the country for the delay. / AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN

Myanmar leader Suu Kyi defends journalists’ imprisonment

Myanmar government leader Aung San Suu Kyi has defended the jailing of two Reuters news agency journalists who were convicted of collecting state secrets, adding that they can appeal their seven-year sentence.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 28, 2008 Republican presidential hopeful Senator John McCain addresses a press conference in Beverly Hills, California, May 28, 2008.US senator John McCain, a celebrated war hero known for reaching across the aisle in an increasingly divided America, died August 25, 2018 after losing a battle to brain cancer, his office said. He was 81. "Senator John Sidney McCain III died at 4:28pm on August 25, 2018. With the senator when he passed were his wife Cindy and their family," his office said in a statement. "At his death, he had served the United States of America faithfully for 60 years." / AFP PHOTO / Gabriel BOUYS

Vietnam: John McCain helped ‘heal the wounds of war’

U.S. Senator John McCain was a “symbol of his generation’’ who helped “heal the wounds of war’’ by pushing for diplomatic normalisation of ties with Vietnam.
English teacher Derek Davis from the U.S. places a U.S. flag and flowers in memory of the late U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) at the McCain Memorial in Hanoi, Vietnam August 26, 2018. REUTERS-Kham

Flowers placed at Vietnam war crash site in honour of John McCain

On the shores of a still and peaceful lake on the edge of downtown Hanoi, the inscription on a faded monument stands as a reminder of a violent event 51 years ago.

Lagos ranked third worst city to live in

Despite improvements in infrastructure by the Ambode administration in Lagos, a new survey by the London Economist Intelligence Unit was not so impressed as it ranked it one of the five worst cities to live in.
Volunteers carry relief goods to residents displaced from floods sheltering in a monastery compound in Madauk town, Bago region, on August 2, 2018. Fears that embankments could burst under fresh rains mounted in flooded southeastern Myanmar, where some 150,000 people have been forced from their homes and a dozen people killed. / AFP PHOTO / YE AUNG THU

Myanmar endures worst of Mekong monsoon floods

Monsoon rains have pummelled the Mekong region in recent days with Myanmar bearing the brunt of flooding that has forced 150,000 to flee and threatens to destroy levees shielding thousands of homes.
A tarpaulin covers the damaged facade of a police station in Ho Chin Minh city on June 20, 2018, following an explosion that injured an officer near the site of massive protests. - AFP

Seven arrested over bombing of police station

Seven people have been arrested in Vietnam, including three on terrorism charges, for bombing a police station in Ho Chi Minh City last month in a rare attack that injured three people.

Vietnam pilots oral HIV testing

Vietnam is conducting 80,000 HIV tests via saliva in high-risk populations in Hanoi and southern Ho Chi Minh City.

Sadness at Vietnam noodle shop where Bourdain dined with Obama

The owner of a Hanoi noodle shop where Anthony Bourdain slurped down ‘bun cha’ with former US president Barack Obama expressed her shock and sorrow on Saturday over the death of the globetrotting American celebrity chef.

Senator McCain bars Donald Trump from attending his funeral

John McCain has reportedly barred U.S. President Donald Trump from attending his funeral when he dies.

World Cup: FIFA chief sets VAR ruling for next month

FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Thursday said football's governing body will decide next month whether to officially endorse the video assistant referee, a move that could see the controversial technology used at the World Cup.

Vietnam oil exec gets second life sentence for graft

A Vietnamese former oil executive allegedly kidnapped from Germany was jailed for life Monday for embezzlement, state media reported, his second life sentence tied to a corruption crackdown in the communist country.

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