Trump Wanted Tenfold Increase in Nuclear Arsenal, Surprising Military

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he wanted what amounted to a nearly tenfold increase in the U.S. nuclear arsenal during a gathering this past summer of the nation’s highest ranking national security leaders, according to three officials who were in the room.

Trump’s comments, the officials said, came in response to a briefing slide he was shown that charted the steady reduction of U.S. nuclear weapons since the late 1960s. Trump indicated he wanted a bigger stockpile, not the bottom position on that downward-sloping curve. Tiếp tục đọc “Trump Wanted Tenfold Increase in Nuclear Arsenal, Surprising Military”

Ban Gioc Waterfall – Natural masterpiece in Southeast Asia

Last update 10:04 | 10/10/2017

 Ban Gioc Waterfall is considered a priceless gift that the nature has given to the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang. It is an overwhelming waterfall with breathtaking beauty in Southeast Asia

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Ban Gioc Waterfall, located on the Vietnam-China borderline, is in Dam Thuy commune of Trung Khanh district

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The waterfall is 89km to the north of Cao Bang township and 26km from Trung Khanh town

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Ban Gioc Waterfall is 53 metres high and 300 metres wide. It has three levels with many smaller waterfalls Tiếp tục đọc “Ban Gioc Waterfall – Natural masterpiece in Southeast Asia”

What will Vietnam’s seafood industry do if it receives yellow card from the EU?

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Ngo Viet Hoai, deputy general director of Ba Ria – Vung Tau Seafood Processing & Import/Export Company, said if the EU gives a yellow card warning, 100 percent of seafood containers to be exported to the EU will be subject to inspection in terms of fishing sources. Tiếp tục đọc “What will Vietnam’s seafood industry do if it receives yellow card from the EU?”

$2 billion seaport running at 15-20 percent of capacity

Last update 16:00 | 10/10/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – The Cai Mep–Thi Vai container port in Ba Ri –Vung Tau province, built with investment capital of $2 billion, is now running at 15-20 percent of capacity.


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Ba Ria – Vung Tau spent VND45 trillion to build Cai Mep – Thi Vai which had designed capacity of 7 million TEU, increasing to 11 million TEU after the expansion.

This is the only deep water seaport complex in Vietnam which is capable of receiving large cargo ships (100,000 tons and more). It is also one of 19 seaports which can receive ultra large crude carriers. Tiếp tục đọc “$2 billion seaport running at 15-20 percent of capacity”

Factories secretly dump wastewater into heavily polluted Ho Chi Minh City canal

The Ba Bo Canal has varied in color from murky to foamy since 2003

By Tuoi Tre News

October 10, 2017, 18:00 GMT+7

Factories secretly dump wastewater into heavily polluted Ho Chi Minh City canal
A section of the Ba Bo Canal that runs through Provincial Highway No. 43 in Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City, is filled with white foam. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Factories in Ho Chi Minh City and neighboring Binh Duong Province have secretly been dumping industrial wastewater into an already seriously contaminated canal, leaving local officials scratching their heads.

The heavily polluted Ba Bo Canal, which snakes along from Binh Duong Province, approximately 30km from Ho Chi Minh City, to the southern hub’s Thu Duc District, has been a serious issue for a decade.

The water’s condition has remained mostly unchanged despite a costly project to ‘clean’ the channel that began in 2008. Tiếp tục đọc “Factories secretly dump wastewater into heavily polluted Ho Chi Minh City canal”

Life as a barnacle scavenger for women in central Vietnam

Scavengers can easily be ‘swallowed’ by waves and swept away by the seaBy Tuoi Tre News

October 9, 2017, 10:03 GMT+7

Life as a barnacle scavenger for women in central Vietnam
Two women are pictured painstakingly scavenging for barnacles ‘glued’ to the cliffs precariously protruding to the sea in Tam Hai Commune, Nui Thanh District, located in the central province of Quang Nam Photo: Tuoi Tre
Groups of women in a province in central Vietnam, including the elderly, have toiled hard at the risk of their own lives in order to scavenge for barnacles and eke out a meager living for years.Under the blazing noon sun recently, dozens of women could be seen sweating atop razor-sharp embankments that dot Ban Than Lagoon, nestled in Tam Hai Commune, Nui Thanh District, Quang Nam Province.

Perched precariously, they painstakingly bore into the hard rock surface using iron awls in the hope of gathering the barnacles that perforate and cling to the surface. Tiếp tục đọc “Life as a barnacle scavenger for women in central Vietnam”

Man responsible for deforestation arrested

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Update: October, 10/2017 – 15:00

As many as 61ha of natural forest in An Lão District was totally destroyed. — Photo vietnamplus.vn
Viet Nam News BÌNH ĐỊNH — The general director of Thương Thảo Joint Stock Company, Lê Văn Thiệt, was placed under temporary detention for investigation into deforestation activities, the police of central Bình Định Province said.

Thiệt will remain in custody for four months. Tiếp tục đọc “Man responsible for deforestation arrested”

US flies bombers over Korean peninsula with South Korean, Japanese fighter jets

 
A US B1-B bomber. (File photo: AFP/MARWAN NAAMANI)

SEOUL: The U.S. military flew two Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force late on Tuesday amid high tensions over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programmes, South Korea’s military said.

The two B-1B bombers were accompanied by two F-15K fighters from the South Korean military after leaving their base in Guam, the South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a news release on Wednesday. Tiếp tục đọc “US flies bombers over Korean peninsula with South Korean, Japanese fighter jets”

US warship sails near islands claimed by Beijing in South China Sea

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Filre photo of USS Chafee, a US Navy destroyer which operates 100 per cent on biofuel, sailing about 241 kilometres north of the island of Oahu during the RIMPAC Naval exercises off Hawaii. (REUTERS/Hugh Gentry)

WASHINGTON: A US Navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Tuesday (Oct 10), three US officials told Reuters, even as President Donald Trump’s administration seeks Chinese cooperation in dealing with North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs. Tiếp tục đọc “US warship sails near islands claimed by Beijing in South China Sea”