WHEN the United States moved its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem it reignited one of the most hotly disputed subjects at the heart of the Israel-Palestine conflict. Here's what you need to know about Donald Trump's decision which was welcomed by the Jewish state but condemned by other countries. What is the capital of Israel? Israel, which gained independence as a modern country in 1948, claims Jerusalem as its capital. But this is not internationally recognised because the ancient city is also the proclaimed capital of the State of Palestine. Jerusalem's unresolved status is one of the core questions at the heart of the Israel-Palestine conflict. A 1949 treaty following the Arab-Israeli war divided Jerusalem into two sections with the western half controlled by Israel, and the eastern half controlled by Jordan. Although Israel captured and annexed the entire city during the 1967 Six Day War, East Jerusalem – containing the famous Old City – is still claimed by … [Read more...] about Is Jerusalem the capital of Israel and why did Donald Trump move the US embassy there from Tel Aviv?
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Viet Nam News HCM CITY — HCM City’s growth is likely to slow down in the years ahead because it is running out of land, has poor infrastructure and human resources and lacks regional connectivity, a conference has heard. City Party Secretary Nguyễn Thiện Nhân told the “Reality and solutions to improve HCM City’s economic growth quality and competitive capability to meet integration demands” conference on Saturday that it was vital for HCM City to restructure its economy and we need all possible contributions from experts, scientists, researchers and enterprises. “The city Party Committee will soon meet to review and decide what we should do in the next 2 1/2 years, and scientific research is very important for new development.” Nguyễn Trọng Hoài, principal of the HCM City Economics University, said: “HCM City is now becoming a mega city with a population of over 10 million. If it does not expand urban … [Read more...] about Problems set to slow HCM City’s growth
Many Vietnamese companies now actively define their business strategies as being linked to environmental protection and community contributions. 2018 is an important year for leading Vietnamese pharmaceutical company Traphaco in materializing its sustainable development strategy in the 2017-2020 period. Its business growth needs to be attached to environmental protection and corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities, both of which have been the foundation if its success since establishment in 1972. Its Green Plan project has been one of the company’s most notable practices, launched in 2009 with the goal of producing materials made from herbs as well as helping local farmers eradicate hunger and reduce poverty. After ten years of research and development (R&D) and implementation, Traphaco possesses nearly 36,000 ha of medicinal plants with ten precious herbs that meet GACP (Good Agricultural and Collection Practices) WHO standards. Its land holding covers 28 … [Read more...] about Local companies embracing environment and the community
ITALY'S new Prime Minister branded Europe's immigration policy a "failure" and vowed to redistribute migrants evenly throughout the bloc in a fiery inaugural speech. Giuseppe Conte, who was sworn in as head of Europe's first "populist" government on Friday, also signalled his desire to cosy up to Russia, calling for sanctions against the nation to be dropped. The former lawyer was nominated by the leaders of the anti-immigration Lega Nord and anti-establishment Five Star Movement parties, who agreed to form a coalition last week. Conte, 53, said "if populism means the ruling class listens to the needs of the people" and "anti-system means removing old privileges and encrusted power", then his party qualifies as both. In an attack on Europe's handling of the migrant crisis, Conte said other nations must take more refugees and help to send back those who were refused asylum. "We will end the immigration business which has grown out of all proportion under the cloak of fake solidarity," … [Read more...] about Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte vows to redistribute migrants around the EU and support Putin
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s economic prospects from 2018 to 2020 is looking up, as the international community acknowledges and appreciates the country’s role and responsibility in integrating and implementing international economic commitments. Speaking at a conference on economic development yesterday, Nguyễn Chí Dũng, Minister of Planning and Investment emphasised Việt Nam’s position and prestige had been raised to new heights in the world economy. The country’s various index rankings have improved significantly, such as business environment index up by nine percentage points, competitiveness index increased by five, innovation index increased by 12, and overall rating of economic prospects moving from stable to positive, said the minister. According to Dũng, Việt Nam’s socio-economic development results in 2018 have so far been very positive, following 2017’s development momentum. … [Read more...] about Việt Nam’s economic outlook brightens