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2013-07-03 23:23:55

Agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), is showcasing a handful of beautiful hotels in the Laotian capital of Vientiane, one of the most fascinating capital cities in Asia and one that is slowly being transformed from a crumbling capital into the country’s first real hub of travel and industry. Singapore (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 Agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group...

2013-02-05 23:02:14

EQHO Communications opens a subsidiary in Vientiane, Laos to meet increasing demands for localization services as foreign investment pours in. The Thailand based corporation is the first full-service language service provider to open for business in Lao PDR. Vientiane, Lao PDR (PRWEB) February 05, 2013 A handful of small translation agencies are no longer adequate to meet the needs of the developing Lao economy. The country has experienced massive growth at an average rate of 7% each year...

2009-06-17 21:55:00

WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A U.S. Congressional letter to Secretary of State Clinton regarding the Lao-Hmong refugee crisis in Thailand and Laos was sent today by 31 Members of Congress, as more cosigned the letter prior to transmittal.   "First, we ask you to directly urge the Prime Minister of Thailand and senior Thai military officials to halt the forced repatriation of the Hmong at Huay Nam Khao ... there are currently about 5,000 Hmong refugees... who claim to...

2008-12-27 15:52:00

FRESNO, Calif. and WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of Hmong-Americans from California and across the United States will gather in Fresno for special ceremonies on December 27 at the Hmong and Lao veterans monument at Fresno County Courthouse Park and the Hmong New Year at Fresno Fairgrounds. The ceremonies will honor author and human rights activist Dr. Jane Hamilton-Merritt and commemorate the 15th anniversary of the publication of her book Tragic Mountains: The...

2006-06-22 20:16:37

This is the third in a series of features about ambitious, and at times controversial, dam projects in Asia designed to alleviate acute water shortages and cut energy bills. By Chawadee Nualkhair NAKAI PLATEAU, Laos (Reuters) - For landlocked Laos, $1.25 billion may help buy a ticket out of poverty. The Nam Theun 2 dam, key to a Lao bid to become the "battery of the region," represents the sleepy, communist-ruled country's biggest hope for development that will pull it closer to...

2005-12-07 19:30:52

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The remains of a U.S. serviceman from Oklahoma, missing for 37 years since the Vietnam War, have been found in Laos and identified, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. Army Tech. Sgt. Patrick Shannon of Owasso, Oklahoma, were recently identified by American forensic experts in Hawaii and will be returned home for burial, the announcement said. Shannon's remains were found in Houaphan Province, Laos, approximately 13 miles south of the border with North Vietnam,...

2005-12-01 06:15:02

By Ed Cropley VIENTIANE (Reuters) - Three decades after the final act of the Vietnam War, Laos, the conflict's secret and illegal theater, remains littered with millions of unexploded U.S. bombs, which kill or maim at least 200 people a year. In all, an estimated 2 million tonnes of munitions were dropped on Laos, a landlocked jungle-clad country of 5 million people which still has the dubious honor of being the most bombed country per capita in the world. Of that 2 million tonnes,...

2005-12-01 03:56:54

By Ed Cropley VIENTIANE (Reuters) - Three decades after the final act of the Vietnam War, Laos, the conflict's secret and illegal theater, remains littered with millions of unexploded U.S. bombs, which kill or maim at least 200 people a year. In all, an estimated 2 million tonnes of munitions were dropped on Laos, a landlocked jungle-clad country of 5 million people which still has the dubious honor of being the most bombed country per capita in the world. Of that 2 million tonnes,...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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