The Hanoitimes - The sanctions leave direct impact on North Korean economy shown through a sharp decline in exports last year. What are visions for the denuclearization after second no-deal summit? The failure of the second Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi suggests sanctions remain a big issue between the US and North Korea, foreign media quoted international experts as saying. The UN Security Council votes to adopt a resolution imposing sanctions against North Korea. Photo: Getty Images North Korean nuclear negotiator Kim Yong Chol told Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in May 2018 that Pyongyang’s shift away from weapons was “not a result of sanctions that have been imposed from outside.” But in July 2018, Seoul-based Bank of Korea estimated the North Korean economy had seen its biggest decline in two decades, with the country’s real annual gross domestic product (GDP) falling by 3.5% in 2017 while exports declined 37.2% in 2017 alone. … [Read more...] about How much do US-led sanctions hurt North Korea economy?
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Illustration by Trịnh LậpViet Nam News By Hoàng Hồ After an incredible fight, actress Mai Phương, who has been receiving special treatment for aggressive lung cancer, has been discharged from Military Hospital 175 into the loving arms of friends, family, fans and colleagues. Although the battle against cancer is not over, with Phương facing many more hospital visits and follow-up appointments, her journey has been remarkable and inspirational. Since the first days of her treatment, the hospital has welcomed visits from many celebrities to help and encourage Phương. With continuous updates on the media and thousands of messages from fans on Facebook around Việt Nam, everything seemed to be going well, until actor Gia Bảo – a close friend of Phương’s, spoke up and caused some ripples. “If you don’t have a close relationship with the patient, you can just … [Read more...] about How much does sympathy really cost?
Expat Interest How do I look? Asia reality show comes on air Minh Minh Thursday, Sep 21, 2017,17:06 (GMT+7) How do I look? Asia reality show comes on airMinh Minh The TV reality show called “How do I look? Asia” will be on air every Monday night at 7 p.m - PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE ORGANIZER TV viewers, especially women, will be provided with more choices to watch an international-level TV reality show called “How do I look? Asia” on aesthetic beauty and fashion for Asian women aged between 20 and 44 starting this month. The show will be aired every Monday night starting at 7 p.m. on cable and satellite TV channels of SCTV, HTVC, VTVCab and FPT. The third season of the show is expected to capture huge attention of women, with an emphasis on sharing experiences on various make-up styles and elegant fashion trends. Share with your friends: … [Read more...] about How do I look? Asia reality show comes on air
Smart homes and smart cities do not need to be costlyBy Ngoc Tran Tan Kee Hau, Executive Director of Antik Technology – PHOTO: NGOC TRAN The Saigon Times had an interview with Tan Kee Hau, Executive Director of Antik Technology, a Slovak high tech company, on smart homes and smart cities. He was recently in HCMC for a new tech exhibition. The Saigon Times: What do you mean by smart homes? - Tan Kee Hau: In a smart home, today, you are able to control many home appliances using connected technology. Actually, you can also control them using TV to control. So, while you are sitting on the sofa watching TV, you can control your home appliances. If I am away from home, can I control those appliances via a smartphone? - It is possible. But you need the internet. Your smartphone needs to be connected to the internet. And you can control everything, even if you are 1,000, 10,000 kilometers away from home. Please give details. What are we controlling with your system? … [Read more...] about Smart homes and smart cities do not need to be costly
Carina Plaza's management board could propose the insurance company to pay 50 per cent of compensation Regarding insurance compensation for the Carina Plaza fire, is it true that not all insurance holders are compensated because the liability policy may only cover parts, rather than the whole, of the resident’s properties? In this case, apart from the residents who suffered injury or damages to their personal properties, the fire also involved two other subjects: the developer and the management board. The three parties can contact relevant agencies to make claims for damages based on the principle that all parties are in strict compliance with the law. First of all, the developer and the management board, as they are the main individuals to be held accountable for the fire, should contact the company where they have purchased their insurance packages to look for assistance and fill out a compensation claim. The developer and the management board may review their fire … [Read more...] about Carina Plaza fire: management board to compensate uninsured residents