Will democracy die last?

August 25, 2019 01:05 am

PARIS – In the late 1970s and early 1980s, prominent international relations experts such as the late French political philosopher Pierre Hassner argued that the world was witnessing a process of competitive decay between the United States and the Soviet Union. For the latter, the conflict in Afghanistan was about to become an even costlier failure than the Vietnam war had been for America. By 1989, the verdict was clear: The Soviet Union had atrophied much faster than the US, and its empire collapsed, the victim of its own errors and contradictions.

HANOI, Aug 24: A Chinese survey vessel on Saturday extended its activities to an area closer to Vietnam’s coastline, ship tracking data showed, after the United States and Australia expressed concern about China’s actions in the disputed waterways.

HANOI, July 28: Vietnam said it has seized more than 125 kg (275 lb) of rhino horns hidden in plaster blocks and shipped from United Arab Emirates, the latest large-scale wildlife trafficking case in Southeast Asia.

HANOI, July 17: Vietnamese and Chinese ships have been embroiled in a weeks-long standoff near an offshore oil block in disputed waters of the South China Sea, which fall within Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone, two Washington-based think-tanks said on Wednesday.

HANOI, June 30: The European Union signed a landmark free trade deal with Vietnam on Sunday, the first of its kind with a developing country in Asia, paving the way for tariff reductions on 99% of goods between the trading bloc and Southeast Asian country.

A home and a house

June 22, 2019 14:08 pm

I feel a certain difference between a home and a house. One is four walls and a roof, the other is everything else. I am a student who lived in Vietnam for nine years and then in Nepal for four. The experiences of both drilled a clear line between ‘Home’ and ‘House’ in my mind.

HANOI, June 21: Millions of pigs have been culled in China and Vietnam as a U.N. food agency urges Asian governments to make containing virulent African swine fever their top priority.

HANOI, June 14: Authorities have seized 7.5 tons of elephant ivory and pangolin scales in one of Vietnam’s biggest wildlife trafficking cases.

Prime Minister Oli returns home

May 15, 2019 20:00 pm

KATHMANDU, May 15: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has returned home this evening after completing a weeklong official visit to Viet Nam and Cambodia.

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HANOI, May 11: Nepal and Viet Nam have forged consensus to strengthen bilateral relations and trade increment to new heights. In course of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s official visit of Socialist Republic of Vietnam, different bilateral agreements were signed today.

PM Oli visits Ha Long Bay

May 10, 2019 14:16 pm

VIETNAM, May 10: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli who is on a five-day official visit of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam has visited the Ha Long Bay today.

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KATHMANDU, May 8: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is leaving for the visits of Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the Kingdom of Cambodia on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, May 7: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is visiting Vietnam and Cambodia from May 9 to 15, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said here on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, May 7: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's forthcoming visit to Vietnam and Cambodia is aimed at exploring mutually beneficial new areas of cooperation, a key aide to the prime minister said on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, May 3: Prime Minister KP Oli is visiting Vietnam and Cambodia from May 9 to 15. According to Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali, Prime Minister Oli is visiting Vietnam at the official invitation of his counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

KATHMANDU, April 26: Prime Minister KP Oli is visiting Vietnam and Cambodia in the second week of May, highly-placed government sources said.

HANOI, April 12: A fire broke out at four workshops here Friday early morning, killing eight local people, Vietnam News Agency reported.

Three divers who helped rescue a Thai football team last year have made a fresh discovery in Vietnam where they explored a tunnel that could expand the footprint of the world's largest cave.

HANOI, Feb 28 : President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un cut short their second summit Thursday without reaching an agreement, a stunning collapse of talks that caused both leaders to leave their Vietnam meeting early and cancel a planned signing ceremony.

HANOI, Feb 27: An escalating series of successes has got Vietnam dreaming of a maiden appearance at the World Cup -- and it's an ambition that suddenly doesn't seem all that far-fetched.

DONG DANG, Feb 26: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, grinning broadly and waving at a crowd gathered on a cold, rainy morning, stepped off his armored train Tuesday after a long ride that started in Pyongyang and wound through China to this Vietnamese border town ahead of his second nuclear summit with President Donald Trump.

HANOI, Feb 20: Vietnam is preparing for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to arrive by train for his summit in Hanoi next week with President Donald Trump, two sources with direct knowledge of security and logistics planning told Reuters on Wednesday.

Vietnam, communist-run but with capitalist leanings, hosts the second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

HONG KONG, Feb 15: Hong Kong customs seized a record 40kg of rhino horns worth around HK$8 million (S$1.4 million) from Johannesburg en route to Vietnam, the latest bust for the authorities trying to tackle the rising volume of endangered species trafficked through the Chinese territory.

WASHINGTON, Feb 9: President Donald Trump said on Friday that U.S. diplomats had a “very productive meeting” with North Korean officials, and he announced his summit later this month with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would be held in Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi.

WASHINGTON, Feb 6: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would hold his second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam on Feb. 27 and 28, while giving himself credit for avoiding a major war on the Korean Peninsula.

DAVOS, Jan 23: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who is here to attend the 49th meeting of the World Economic Forum, held talks with the Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc this morning.

WASHINGTON, Oct 18: President Donald Trump presented the nation’s highest military honor Wednesday to an 80-year-old retired Marine sergeant major who five decades ago “fought with unmatched bravery” at the beginning of one of the Vietnam War’s longest and bloodiest battles.

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: Nepal is taking part in the International Robot Competition to be held in Vietnam.  A team of students of the Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk are preparing to give their best in the Robot Contest scheduled for coming August in Ninh Binh province of Vietnam.

HANOI, July 30: Thirteen people were killed and four injured when a minibus carrying guests on the way to a wedding in central Vietnam collided head-on with a large container truck on Monday, the government said in a statement.

HANOI, July 23: Tropical storm Son Tinh has killed 20 people, left 16 missing and injured 14 in Vietnam, the country’s rescue committee said on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, July 6:  Nepal has been pitted with Japan, Vietnam and Pakistan in Group D for the upcoming men’s football of the 2018 Asian Games to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia.

KATHMANDU, April 9: Nepal is going to take part in Vietnam International Trade Fair - VIETNAMEXPO to be held under the assignment of the government of Vietnam and collaborations of Ministry of Industry and Trade (Department of Trade Promotion), relevant ministries, sectors, localities, trade promotion organizations and Vinexad Company.

HANOI, Vietnam (AP), Nov 5: A powerful typhoon battering Vietnam has killed at least 27 people and left 22 others missing amid extensive damage along the south-central coast, officials said Sunday.

HANOI, Vietnam, Oct 13: Floods and landslides have killed at least 54 people in Vietnam and left another 39 missing since a tropical depression hit the country earlier this week, in one of its worst natural disasters in years, officials said Friday.

HANOI, Vietnam, Dec 5:  Floods from torrential rains have killed 13 people in central Vietnam, with more rain forecast for the region.

HANOI, (Vietnam), Oct 17: A Floods triggered by heavy rains have killed 24 people and left four others missing in central Vietnam, disaster officials said Monday, as Typhoon Sarika approaches after leaving at least two people dead and displacing more than 150,000 in the Philippines.

Sambo team leaving for Vietnam today

September 26, 2016 21:50 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: A four-member Nepali Sambo team is leaving for Da Nang, Vietnam on Tuesday to participate in the Fifth Asian Beach Games being held there.