Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Ha Kim Ngoc. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam-US Comprehensive Partnership has seen remarkable progress over the past few years with important achievements obtained in all areas, but huge potential remains unleashed for the cooperation between the two countries, according to Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Ha Kim Ngoc. Ngoc wrote this in a recent article entitled “Maintaining the Growth Momentum of the Vietnam-US Comprehensive Partnership”, ahead of the 30th Diplomatic Conference to be held in Hanoi from August 12-17. Vietnam-US relations have developed significantly since the two countries set up diplomatic ties in 1995, Ngoc said. From enemies at war, the two nations improved their relations to become comprehensive partners in 2013, opening the way for expanded cooperation in multiple fields – from politics, diplomacy, economics, trade, and investment, to security and defence, culture, education, science and … [Read more...] about Vietnam-US ties see remarkable progress in all fields: Ambassador
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Vladimir Putin said Friday (Jul 27) he had invited US leader Donald Trump to visit Moscow and was ready to travel to Washington, seeking to put on a brave face after the US delayed a new summit with the Kremlin chief to next year. Russian President Vladimir Putin said he had invited US leader Donald Trump to visit Moscow and was ready to travel to Washington for a new summit, as he praised their "useful" meetings AFP/GULSHAN KHAN Speaking after the Helsinki summit with Trump sparked a political crisis in the United States, Putin said the two leaders planned to meet on the sidelines of a summit in Argentina later this year and possibly at other venues. "I am ready to go to Washington," Putin told reporters following a summit of the leaders of the BRICS group - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - in Johannesburg, adding that he had also invited Trump to visit Moscow. "(Trump) has a desire to conduct meetings in the future and I am ready," Putin said, stressing, … [Read more...] about Putin invites Trump to Moscow after US delays summit
US intelligence agencies offered no evidence to back President Donald Trump's claim that the FBI planted a "spy" in his campaign, congressional Democrats said Thursday (May 24) after a closed-door briefing. FBI Director Chris Wray was among the intelligence officials who briefed senior members of Congress about the FBI's use of a confidential intelligence source in the Russia investigation. (Photo: AFP/MARK WILSON) The Department of Justice and the FBI held two classified meetings with leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives and the heads of the chambers' intelligence panels, after the president demanded a probe into allegations of infiltration into his team, a potential scandal Trump has branded "SPYGATE." US media have reported that the FBI sent an informant to gather possible evidence that Trump campaign advisors had suspicious contacts with Russia. Democrats have warned that Trump's fixation on the issue - he has tweeted about it repeatedly - suggests he is … [Read more...] about No evidence of ‘spy’ in Trump camp, Democrats say after intel brief
US President Donald Trump demanded Sunday (May 21) that the Justice Department investigate whether his presidential campaign was "infiltrated" or spied on for political purposes, prompting it to announce it would look into those issues. US President Donald Trump demandedg a Justice Department probe into alleged infiltration of his presidential campaign for political purposes. (Photo: AFP/Nicholas Kamm) Trump has described the infiltration allegations as being potentially "bigger than Watergate", but Democrats say he is attempting to undermine the year-old investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion with his campaign, headed by special counsel Robert Mueller. "I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes - and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!" … [Read more...] about Trump ‘demands’ probe of alleged spying on his campaign
VietNamNet Bridge – Some people collect luxury cars, scooters, expensive purses or limited-edition sneakers. For Dr Nguyen Van Xang, the only thing worth collecting is something most of us take for granted in daily life: pens. Pen-tastic: The doctor owns 2,500 pens with different shapes and sizes. — Photo plo.vn Born to a poor family with no opportunity to get a proper education, Xang has made a fortune out of adversity. He studied for free with a village teacher, and was even donated with nib pens, ink and writing paper. This schooling opened the door to the rest of his life. Xang is now a medical doctor and director of Khanh Hoa Province Hospital. To remember the teacher who gave him access to education, he keeps a nib as a treasure, which sparked his passion for pen collection. To him, every pen carries a nice memory, an aspect of human life and aesthetic style. Dr Xang’s living room in My Gia Town, Nha Trang City is an evidence of his great … [Read more...] about A doctor with a unique pen collection
VN looks to deepen ties with U.S.Tu Hoang By Tu Hoang - The Saigon Times Daily HANOI - Leaders of Vietnam reiterated the nation’s strong willingness to strengthen comprehensive partnership with the United States at their separate talks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Hanoi last Friday. The meetings took place during Kerry’s second visit to Vietnam in his capacity as U.S. Secretary of State to attend an event entitled “Advancing Prosperity: Twenty Years of U.S.-Vietnam Development Cooperation.” The event highlighted the key achievements the two nations have made since the normalization of the diplomatic relations in 1995 and outline the agenda for future cooperation. Speaking at his meeting with Kerry, Vietnamese Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong emphasized the need for the two countries to maintain regular high-level exchanges and contacts for further mutual understanding and stronger bilateral comprehensive partnership. Trong shared the … [Read more...] about VN looks to deepen ties with U.S.
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would be willing to be interviewed under oath by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. "I'm looking forward to it, actually," Trump, speaking to reporters at the White House, said of an interview with Mueller, a former FBI Director. "I would do it under oath." Although Trump has pledged cooperation with Mueller's probe before, Trump made his assertion as the White House and allies in Congress have stepped up attacks on the investigation's credibility and Trump himself has hedged on whether he would answer questions. Trump's attorneys have been talking to Mueller's team about an interview, according to sources with knowledge of the investigation. "I would like to do it as soon as possible," Trump said. Trump, however, said that setting a date certain for an interview would be "subject to my lawyers and all of that." Asked whether he thought Mueller would treat him fairly, Trump … [Read more...] about Trump says he is willing to testify under oath in US: Russia probe