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LBJ's War:

February 25th, 2017

It is now more than 50 years since President Lyndon Johnson went all-in on the Vietnam War. At the New York Times Mark D. Updegrove muses : After the French left Vietnam in 1954 and the country was partitioned, Dwight D. Eisenhower and, after him, John F. Kennedy sent billions in aid and advisers to support the South Vietnamese government under Ngo Dinh Diem.

Cuba bets on special economic zone to spur development:

February 25th, 2017

Just over three years ago, Cuba began to map out its most ambitious economic development project ever, the Mariel Special Economic Development Zone . The 465.4-square-km development zone located some 45 km west of Havana is designed to promote sustainable growth by attracting foreign investment, technological innovation and industrial production.

Religion Notes:

February 25th, 2017

Christ Lutheran Church and the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany share the same building. They have announced the schedule for Ash Wednesday.

Bedford author to hold signing for latest book:

February 25th, 2017

Bedford resident Richard Enners has written "Heart of Gray," a gripping story of his brother, Lt. Raymond J. Enners, Alpha Company, 1-20th Infantry, 11th Brigade, and his courage and sacrifice in Vietnam.

HCM City Pledges Favourable Conditions For Kuwaiti Investors:

February 24th, 2017

HO CHI MINH CITY, Feb 24 -- Ho Chi Minh City will create optimal conditions for Kuwaiti businesses to invest in the city, Vietnam News Agency reported Vice Chairman of the municipal People's Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen as saying. Addressing a ceremony, here, on Thursday to mark Kuwait's 56th National Day anniversary and its 26th Liberation Day, Tuyen expressed hope that Kuwait will become a gateway for Ho Chi Minh City firms to forge stronger cooperation with Persian Gulf countries.

Vietnam veteran Leonard Hess faced Tet offensive, now enjoys work at...:

February 24th, 2017

In January 1968, Army Spec. 4 Leonard Hess was facing a possible court martial for refusing to turn in his weapon in Vietnam .

Thi Huong a keen singer:

February 24th, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: The Vietnamese woman suspected of helping to kill Kim Jong-nam was a keen singer whose Facebook pages featured pouting portraits and pictures of parties. Four days before Jong-nam's murder at KLIA2, she appears to have posted a picture of herself wearing a shirt emblazoned with the acronym "LOL", similar to the one on the fleeing suspect caught on CCTV cameras.

Free Trade Agreements Fuel Cosmetics Market In Vietnam:

February 24th, 2017

HO CHI MINH CITY, Feb 24 -- The domestic cosmetics market has never been as vibrant as it is at present, with Vietnam having joined various free trade agreements, which slash import tariffs on cosmetics to 0 - 5 per cent. The assessment was released at an event to introduce the Mekong Beauty Show 2017 in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday, Vietnam news agency reported.

Old loves highlight Japan and Vietnam's new bonds:

February 24th, 2017

"This is my husband," said 94-year-old Nguyen Thi Xuan, holding up a pillow wrapped in a Vietnamese flag, with a Japanese army shirt pushed inside. She sleeps with it every night.

News 43 mins ago 5:33 p.m.Facing Ghosts: Tossing the demons:

February 23rd, 2017

Nothing felt familiar except the rows of rubber trees lining the road at the outset of Bill Batho's return to Cu Chi for the first time since 1969. "It's hard to explain.

Grumpy Old Man: Frienemies -A complicated story:

February 23rd, 2017

Funny what half a century can do. In 1969, Country Joe Mc- Donald got up on stage at Woodstock and roused hundreds of thousands of longhairs and flower children with his "I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag."

Captain Bob Fore Pens Cajun Flight:

February 23rd, 2017

Capt. Bob Fore, Ret., a retired United States Marine Corps fighter pilot, has completed his new book "Cajun Flight": a power-packed novel that follows a group of handpicked elite Marine Corps aviators to deliver the ultra-sophisticated weaponry of the F-4 Phantom II to the front door of Ho Chi Minh himself. "The credibility of the Johnson Administration decayed into chaos as a result of the Tet Offensive," Capt.

Altman: Bay Pines has top VA volunteer, a Marine and Agent Orange victim:

February 23rd, 2017

Former Marine Dave Miller of Largo, shown here with his service dog Baby Cakes, spends several days each week helping veterans navigate the VA at the Bay Pines health center. [Courtesy of Dave Miller] He's the short, wiry, former Marine sergeant from Largo walking with canes or seated in a wheelchair because of the cancer he contracted as a result of exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.

Motorbike Book Club helps young Vietnamese readers:

February 23rd, 2017

Kiwi artists and performers are coming together in Auckland tomorrow night to help raise awareness and funds for a mobile literacy project delivering books by motorbike to children living in some of Vietnam's poorest rural villages. The K' Road gig featuring musicians and poets aims to raise funds for the Motorbike Book Club set up by two Kiwi sisters who want to make a difference to the lives of children with no access to books.

Apollo 11 relic coming to Space Center Houston this year:

February 23rd, 2017

The Apollo 11 command module Columbia which carried astronauts Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins to the Moon and back in July 1969 is seen at the National Air and Space Museum.

Vietnam: Opportunities exist for rice exports in high-end market:

February 22nd, 2017

Experts believe that Vietnam should focus on producing high-quality rice instead of striving to earn money from selling low-cost rice products. Soon after Vietnam began harvesting the 2016-2017 winter-spring crop, the Thai government announced it planned to sell all its stockpiled rice - estimated at 8 million tons - in the first half of 2017.

Keen singer to police cell - Vietnamese suspect in Kim murder:

February 22nd, 2017

The Vietnamese woman suspected of helping to kill the North Korean leader's half-brother was a keen singer whose Facebook pages featured pouting portraits and pictures of parties. Four days before Kim Jong Nam was killed at a Malaysian airport, she appears to have posted a picture of herself wearing a shirt emblazoned with the acronym "LOL", similar to the one on the fleeing suspect caught on CCTV cameras.

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