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2009-05-29 09:12:00

**MEDIA ALERT** WASHINGTON, May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The US-Vietnam Dialogue Group on Agent Orange-Dioxin will hold a press briefing to discuss the seminar hosted by the Dialogue Group entitled, "The United States and Vietnam: Addressing War Legacy Issues Together." The Dialogue Group will also discuss their upcoming testimony at a hearing held by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs' Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and the Global Environment. The hearing...

2009-05-20 08:00:00

Traveling Replica to Visit 10 U.S. Cities HOUSTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Dignity Memorial(R) network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers announces the 2009 tour schedule of the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall, a three-quarter-scale traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090520/DA19757) Free and open to the public 24 hours a day during the exhibit dates, the replica stands eight feet...

2009-02-22 12:56:09

About 20 Vietnam War veterans protested Jane Fonda's new Broadway show in New York, calling her a traitor for her views on the war. The New York Daily News reported the veterans who gathered outside the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Saturday said they feel Fonda betrayed them and the United States by taking part in anti-war protests in the 1960s and '70s. Jane Fonda is a Communist traitor, the protesters said. Vietnam War veteran Will Sekzer, also a former police officer, said the protest of Fonda's...

2009-01-20 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dot VN, Inc., a Delaware corporation ("Dot VN" or the "Company") (www.dotVN.com), (OTC Bulletin Board: DTVI), an Internet and Telecommunications Company and the exclusive online global domain name registrar for the Country of Vietnam, announced today that Mr. Kenneth Le has joined the Company's Strategic Advisory Board. Mr. Le will assist the Company with strategic planning for future growth and development of key projects. Mr. Le is President...

2009-01-18 14:23:58

The owners of a building in Santa Ana, Calif., say they shut down an art exhibit that featured communist symbols after it drew a major art protest. Jim Nichols, co-owner of the building that housed the controversial exhibit, said the decision was made to close down the art show after hundreds of former Vietnamese political refugees protested the site this weekend, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. We support the arts, Nichols said of Saturday's protest. But my gosh. Create a firestorm?...

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...

2008-10-07 06:00:34

Text of report in English by state-run Vietnamese news agency VNA website [Unattributed article from the "Politics" page: "Agent Orange victims submit petition to US Supreme Court"] Hanoi (VNA) - Representatives from the Vietnam Agent Orange/ Dioxin Victims' Association (VAVA) are expected to submit a petition to the US Supreme Court at 11 a.m. on Oct. 6 (11 p.m. Vietnamese time) to request reconsideration of the US Appeal Court's verdict regarding Agent Orange victims' claims against a...

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...


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  • A spider.
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