John Hudson and Josh Dawsey, The Washington Post Published 12:37 pm PDT, Tuesday, September 25, 2018 President Donald Trump speaks during the UN General Assembly meeting in New York, on Sept. 25, 2018. President Donald Trump speaks during the UN General Assembly meeting in New York, on Sept. 25, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Jeenah Moon Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Jeenah Moon Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 President Donald Trump speaks during the UN General Assembly meeting in New York, on Sept. 25, 2018. President Donald Trump speaks during the UN General Assembly meeting in New York, on Sept. 25, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Jeenah Moon Trump keeps threatening to end foreign aid for disloyal countries. Here's why it hasn't happened. … [Read more...] about Trump keeps threatening to end foreign aid for disloyal countries. Here’s why it hasn’t happened.
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VietNamNet Bridge – The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), has organised a programme to introduce the zero-waste concept to companies in the tourism and hospitality sectors. Volunteers, including tourists and students, collect waste on a beach in Ha Long Bay. The event, called Action for a Green Ha Long: Towards Zero Waste, was held in collaboration with Bhaya Cruise, GreenHub, and Live & Learn and took place on June 14 in the tourism hub of Ha Long City, the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh. It attracted more than 100 participants from cruise companies and travel agencies, as well as tour guides, tourism and hospitality students, and their university lecturers. The participants also included environmental experts and campaigners from domestic and international organisations, the Ha Long Bay Management Board, the US Agency for International Development (USAID), NGO specialists, and the media. Additional contributions to the programme … [Read more...] about IUCN launches event calling for zero waste
POLITICS 05/22/2018 04:48 pm ET The Asian country’s energy needs are growing and coal power is a tempting solution. By Alexander C. Kaufman HANOI, Vietnam ― There was a time, a little over two years ago, when Ted Osius could imagine the smog clearing over this sprawling capital city, with its jungle canopy of ancient banyan trees and electrical wires alive with coal-fired power and its throngs of exhaust-coughing motorbikes. Osius, who abruptly resigned late last year after three years as the U.S. ambassador to Vietnam, now warns that the Trump administration’s retreat on climate change is encouraging Vietnam to dig in on coal power. Doing so would undermine years of progress in a country that, with 2,026 miles of coastline on its mainland alone, risks becoming a poster child for the effects of rising sea levels. “The United States used to play a really useful role in influencing the Vietnamese to make good clean-energy decisions,” Osius … [Read more...] about Vietnam Is A Test For What Happens When The U.S. Abandons Climate Diplomacy
POLITICS 05/11/2018 05:20 pm ET Leaders of AfriForum, an Afrikaner rights group, also posed for a picture with national security adviser John Bolton. By Jessica Schulberg and Akbar Shahid Ahmed WASHINGTON — The leaders of a South African group that has referred to apartheid as a “so-called” historical injustice recently toured Washington and met with top members of the U.S. government, including officials at the U.S. Agency for International Development and staffers for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). They even bumped into national security adviser John Bolton. AfriForum, an Afrikaner rights organization, promotes the idea that white people in South Africa are under attack by that country’s government. It has been trying to spread its message internationally. During their meetings in Washington, AfriForum CEO Kallie Kriel and deputy CEO Ernst Roets handed out copies of Roets’ book Kill the Boer, which pushes … [Read more...] about Ted Cruz Staff, USAID Met With Group That Called Apartheid A ‘So-Called’ Injustice
RAQQA, Syria – Every three or four days, Fatima Mahmoud hitchhikes 37 miles across a hilly expanse of northeastern Syria to her hometown of Raqqa. She comes to visit her husband’s final resting place, beneath a large mound of concrete that once was their home. She knows that he is still there because of the unmistakable odor of his corpse. Mahmoud digs through the rubble with her hands, seeking artifacts of her life with him and anything of value she can sell to pay for food and her temporary shelter elsewhere in the province. “My city has been liberated, but I can’t live in it,” she said, sobbing. Six months after U.S.-allied forces backed by U.S. airstrikes evicted ISIS from its self-proclaimed capital, Raqqa is a city sown with rubble, explosives and an uneasy mixture of despair and determination to rebuild.It is easier to count the buildings that are still standing than the ones that have been reduced to shattered concrete and twisted reinforced steel. … [Read more...] about ‘Was this devastation … worth it?’: How American neglect imperils the victory over ISIS