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2008-10-30 09:00:25

Tempelhof, once Europe's largest airport and a central player in Berlin's history, ushers its final takeoff into the sky Thursday, officials say. Its future is uncertain. Supporters of the airport tried to save it but a public referendum in April that would have called for its preservation failed to attract enough votes, Deutsche Welle said. The city of Berlin and the German government, which own Tempelhof, have wanted to close it for years, citing costs and declining passenger numbers....

2008-10-24 09:00:18

Vietnam United Steel Corporation (PINKSHEETS: VUSC), a leading specialty steel manufacturing company in Vietnam, announced today that the Company's management has completed an introductory visit in the U.S. to present its growth plan to The NASDAQ OMX Group and several leading investment banks in New York and Los Angeles as well as meeting with potential joint venture and strategic partners from Illinois and Atlanta during the period from October 9 to October 17, 2008. "Vietnam United Steel...

2008-10-08 09:00:18

By Pete Yost Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Republican Sen. John McCain served on the advisory board to the U.S. chapter of an international group linked to ultra- right-wing death squads in Central America in the 1980s. The U.S. Council for World Freedom also aided rebels trying to overthrow the leftist government of Nicaragua. That landed the group in the middle of the Iran-Contra affair and in legal trouble with the Internal Revenue Service, which revoked the charitable organization's...

2008-10-07 03:00:16

By Cleveland-Peck, Patricia Patricia Cleveland-Peck visits Tempelhof which is about to close for ever as an airport. Templehof will reach the end of its life as an airport by November. Its tiny duty free shop has already gone, its main restaurant is closed and few footsteps now echo down its long corridors and across its massive passenger hall. The tranquil atmosphere is nothing like that of any modern airport. Its traffic had been much reduced for several years, because its runways are too...

2008-10-06 12:00:30

By Jim Belshaw Abroad smile spreads across Deryle Perryman's face long before he gets to the punch line of the story. But when the punch line arrives, it's easy to see why the smile is hard to suppress. The story is equal parts humor and irony, one of those stories that has you laughing at first and then stopping to think how many layers of history can be stacked into one short funny story. He was back in Vietnam on one of several return trips since his first visit in 1967. A Vietnamese...

2008-10-01 03:00:00

By Anonymous Replacing France: The Origins of American Intervention in Vietnam. By Kathryn Slater. Lexington, Kentucky: University of Kentucky Press, 2007, 392 pages, $45. The War Managers. By Douglas Kinnard. (First published in 1977) Annapolis, Md: Re-published by the Naval Institute Press, 2007, 228 pages, $19.95. Reviewed by Commander Youssef Aboul-Enein, USN The Vietnam conflict is one that cannot be avoided when studying American military history, strategy, and national policy....

2008-10-01 03:00:19

Text of report in English by state-run Vietnamese news agency VNA website Hanoi (VNA) -State President Nguyen Minh Triet received the newly- accredited Mongolian, Canadian and Australian ambassadors in Hanoi on September 30, after they presented credentials to him earlier the same day. President Triet told the Mongolian Ambassador Palam Sundev that during his official visit to Mongolia next month, leaders of the two countries would discuss measures to raise traditional friendship and...

2008-09-19 09:00:29

By MAL VINCENT By Mal Vincent The Virginian-Pilot MORE THAN 30 YEARS have passed since Vietnam and Americans still have not come to terms with the war that was waged there. A rare and probing movie directed by a Virginia Wesleyan College philosophy professor and made by a team of about five local students seeks passionately to make some sense of the conflict - and to bring it to a close. "Making Peace With Vietnam," produced with no budget and a lot of commitment, gets three showings...

2008-09-11 09:00:33

Cavico Corp. ("Cavico" or "the Company") (OTC BB: CVIC), a leading infrastructure development company in Vietnam, today announced that Cavico Bridge and Underground Construction JSC ("Cavico Bridge"), a majority owned subsidiary of Cavico, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with KoKen Boring Machine Co., Ltd ("KoKen") on August 11, 2008 to supply workers to the Nam Bak hydropower plant in Lao People's Democratic Republic ("Laos"). According to the terms of the MOU, from...

2008-08-20 09:00:59

Why are we kicking sand on the biggest bullies on the beach? Didn't the Cold War end 18 years ago? I thought noncommunist Russia was our friend and China was our trading partner. Didn't the communists abandon their quest for world domination? If the Cold War is really over, why are we surrounding Russia with anti-ballistic missiles? Steven G. Wheaton Murray (c) 2008 Deseret News (Salt Lake City). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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