US President Donald Trump will make a long-awaited visit to Britain on Jul 13, Downing Street announced on Thursday (Apr 26), his first since taking power in January last year and likely to draw large protests. British Prime Minister Theresa May (left) will welcome US President Donald Trump to the UK for a working visit in July. (AFP/Brendan Smialowski) The visit had been repeatedly delayed amid a series of diplomatic spats and fears that it could be overshadowed by opponents' pledges to swamp the streets of London to decry Trump. "The President of the United States will visit the UK on 13 July," Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said in a statement, adding Trump would hold bilateral talks with the British leader. May controversially offered Trump a state visit - which would involve meeting Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace - when she was the first foreign leader to visit him shortly after entering the White House. The invitation provoked uproar in Britain, … [Read more...] about Big protests expected as Trump’s UK visit in July confirmed
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US President Donald Trump (Photo: Xinhua/VNA)The visit is expected to be officially announced in the coming days. The President is expected to travel to the UK after attending the NATO summit in Brussels in mid-July. He’s expected to stay in the UK for several days. The US President will join Theresa May for talks at Number 10 and could also meet the Queen or other senior members of the royal family. The President had been due to visit the US Embassy in London in February, but cancelled after tweeting that he was not a "big fan" of its change of location. Mr. Trump has not visited the UK since he was elected to the White House in November 2016./. Compiled by BTA … [Read more...] about US President Donald Trump to visit UK in July
Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Pham Quang Vinh speaks at the celebration (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnamese Embassy in the United States has recently held a get-together for nearly 300 Vietnamese people living in the country to celebrate the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) festival, which falls in mid-February this year. Addressing the event, Ambassador Pham Quang Vinh wished overseas Vietnamese a new year of happiness and prosperity. He informed them of Vietnam’s new developments, thanking for their sentiments towards the homeland and their contributions to the country’s growth and its comprehensive partnership with the US. Vinh affirmed that in the context of the US’s new administration, the bilateral ties continue to develop in all fields and see new cooperation opportunities, especially after Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s US visit in May 2017 and US President Donald Trump’s visit to Vietnam to attend the APEC Economic … [Read more...] about Vietnamese expats in US, UK celebrate Tet
Parliament debates petition opposing it as Prime Minister Theresa May wants to reaffirm the 'special relationship.' The British government on Monday defended its decision to offer U.S. President Donald Trump a lavish state visit and an audience with the queen this year, defying protests outside parliament and dissent from lawmakers. Prime Minister Theresa May's government wants to reaffirm the "special relationship" with the United States and secure a trade deal as Britain prepares to leave the European Union. "In the light of America's absolutely pivotal role we believe it entirely right that we should use all the tools at our disposal to build common ground with President Trump," junior foreign minister Alan Duncan told parliament. He described state visits as Britain's "most important diplomatic tool", saying Trump's trip would go ahead as planned. The visit has spurred 1.8 million people in Britain to sign a petition saying he should not be given a state visit because it … [Read more...] about UK defends Trump state visit offer despite protest
British Prime Minister Theresa May’s temptation must have been to counterpunch after receiving Donald Trump’s advice to concentrate her mind on the Islamist threat to Britain rather than reacting to his retweeting of British far-right anti-Islam videos. “@theresamay, don’t focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom,” the U.S. president tweeted to his 40 million-plus followers. “We are doing just fine.”“Two of America’s worst mass shootings (Las Vegas concert/ Texas church) have happened on your watch,” she might have tweeted back. “Shouldn’t POTUS focus on gun laws?” She didn’t do that, of course. Her actual response was brusque. “It is wrong for the president to have done this,” she concluded – a comment within the bounds of diplomatic protocol. What one frank friend might say to another. The question which arises … [Read more...] about Will Trump’s anti-Muslim tweets destroy US-UK special relationship?