World North Korea Donald Trump A documentary aired in North Korea about the recent Hanoi summit between Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump has omitted to mention the failure between the sides to achieve a deal. State television station KCTV glorified Kim in typical fashion, showing him smiling and talking with Trump and then waving from a limousine as it passed through a street in Hanoi. It described the summit as “yet another meaningful incident on the issue of world peace,” the Associated Press reported. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un waves as he prepares to leave Vietnam by train after a two day official visit preceded by the DPRK-USA Hanoi summit, on March 2, 2019 in Dong Dang, Vietnam. The media in the secretive country has painted the failed summit as a resounding success for Kim. Carl Court/Getty Images Without mentioning the lack of any agreement over how much North Korea would limit its nuclear program and how much the U.S. would ease sanctions, … [Read more...] about North Korean State TV Paints Failed Donald Trump Summit As Resounding Success For Kim Jong Un
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M&A makes up majority of foreign capital inflows Some US$6 billion out of US$7.63 billion in foreign investment capital pledged to HCMC last year came from capital contributions, share acquisitions and purchases of stakes from domestic businesses. HCMC vice chairman Le Thanh Liem said at a conference in Binh Duong Province on February 14 that the pledged investment capital from foreign investors for HCMC last year picked up by 15.59% against the previous year. Of these, there were 1,060 new projects, with total registered capital of US$811.68 million, and 244 projects with additional capital of over US$835 million. Last year also saw 3,283 cases in which foreign investors received approval to contribute capital, buy shares and contribute capital to domestic firms, with registered capital totalling US$5.99 billion. With these results, HCMC received around 60% of foreign capital. According to Liem, the 2014 investment law has provided a favorable legal corridor for foreign investors … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 19/2
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Dave Barry December 30, 2018 We can summarize 2018 in two words: It boofed. We’re not 100 percent sure what “boofing” is, despite the fact that this very issue was discussed in a hearing of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. All we know for certain about boofing is that it is distasteful and stupid. As was 2018. In spades. What made this year so awful? We could list many factors, including natural disasters, man-made atrocities, the utter depravity of our national political discourse, and the loss of Aretha Franklin. Instead, we’ll cite one event that, while minor, epitomizes 2018: the debut of Dr. Pimple Popper. This is a cable-TV reality show featuring high-definition slo-mo close-up videos of a California dermatologist performing seriously disgusting procedures on individuals with zits the size of mature cantaloupes. You might ask, … [Read more...] about Dave Barry’s year in review: Good riddance to 2018!
Eric Talmadge, Associated Press Updated 11:08 pm PST, Sunday, November 11, 2018 In this Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018 photo, smokes billows from the chimneys of Pyongyang Power Plant in Pyongyang, North Korea. Twenty years after his father almost bargained them away for a pair of nuclear reactors, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has his nuclear weapons - and a nation still plagued by chronic blackouts. But years of sanctions have spurred the North to cobble together a creative smorgasbord of alternative resources, some off the official grid and some flat-out illegal. less In this Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018 photo, smokes billows from the chimneys of Pyongyang Power Plant in Pyongyang, North Korea. Twenty years after his father almost bargained them away for a pair of nuclear reactors, ... more Photo: Dita Alangkara, AP In this July 26, 2018 photo, a man sits at a showroom that sells imported cars in Pyongyang, North … [Read more...] about Options limited, North Korea lit by flashlights, creaky grid