Vietnamese firms join world’s largest food, beverage fair in UAE Vietnam pavilion at Gulfood 2018 (Source: laodong.vn) Twenty Vietnamese enterprises will showcase their products at the 24th edition of Gulfood – the world’s largest annual food & beverage trade exhibition – in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, from February 17-21. The firms include the Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company (Vinamilk), the Hanoi Trade Joint Stock Corporation (Hapro), the Nafoods Group and the Vietnam Hanfimex Corporation. The Agricultural Trade Promotion Centre under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development will organise the Vietnam pavilion at Gulfood. The event is expected to help Vietnamese enterprises find consumers, sign export contracts and expand their market share in the Middle East, Africa and Southwest Asia. They can also introduce Vietnamese agricultural products, food and beverages and promote Vietnamese brands to foreign visitors, according to the … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 14/2
Consolidated united nations security council sanctions list
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Heather Nauert’s Pick as U.N. Envoy Hints at Downgrading of the Role Supported by ByPeter Baker and Michael M. Grynbaum Dec. 7, 2018 WASHINGTON — President Trump confirmed on Friday that he would nominate Heather Nauert, a former “Fox & Friends” host who has served as the State Department spokeswoman since last year, to replace Nikki R. Haley as ambassador to the United Nations and help promote an “America First” foreign policy that has at times rankled some of the country’s leading allies. Ms. Nauert has impressed Mr. Trump with her fierce advocacy and telegenic presence, while earning the trust of the president’s daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner. Ms. Nauert “has done a great job” at the State Department, Mr. Trump … [Read more...] about Heather Nauert’s Pick as U.N. Envoy Hints at Downgrading of the Role
Sep 18, 5:13 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Andrea Charron AND Cristina Aliu 09/18/18 AT 4:52 AM Sanctions are often readily called for, and assumed to be simply applied, when a country is deemed to have violated international law or behaved egregiously.But in Canada, there’s a whole government machinery behind the scenes when it decides to impose sanctions on an offending country or against individuals.In testimony in 2016 to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs that was reviewing Canadian sanctions legislation, RCMP Superintendent Steve Nordstrum was asked about the priority given to investigating individuals who flout or ignore sanctions — known as “sanctions busters” — given the few number of prosecutions.Nordstrum was direct: The priority of the RCMP is to prevent the loss of life and investigate terrorist acts that could lead to the loss of … [Read more...] about Canada’s Growing Challenges With Economic Sanctions
Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Feature Hua Qu is fighting to save her husband — one of at least seven U.S. captives being used as pawns in a nearly 40-year secret history of hostage taking. Hua Qu and her son, Shaofan. Credit Adam Ferguson for The New York Times Supported by ByLaura Secor July 10, 2018 Xiyue Wang could easily never have gone to Iran. He was a graduate student at Princeton, researching similarities across regional governments in 19th-century inner Asia. His work touched on neither the United States’ Iran policy nor any Iranian political reality less than a hundred years old. He initially planned to use the archives in Turkmenistan, but Turkmenistan denied him a visa. He wasn’t looking for an adventure — he had a 2-year-old son and a wife who had only just arrived in the United States from China. Compared with Turkmenistan, Iran was an open book, and compared with Afghanistan, which he also … [Read more...] about Her Husband Was a Princeton Graduate Student. Then He Was Taken Prisoner in Iran.