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Covid-19 travel update: Seoul tightens social distancing rules, Chile eases curb

From South Korea raising social distancing in Seoul to its highest level to US keeping ban on foreign travel, Portugal continuing with curfew, Chile easing curbs and Canada not allowing unvaccinated tourists yet, catch all the travel updates amid Covid-19 here
Covid-19 travel update: Seoul tightens social distancing rules, Chile eases curb(Photo by Capturing the human heart. on Unsplash)
Covid-19 travel update: Seoul tightens social distancing rules, Chile eases curb(Photo by Capturing the human heart. on Unsplash)
Updated on Jul 09, 2021 07:47 AM IST
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International Friendly: Indian women’s football team hold Vietnam to 1-1 draw

Thai Thi Thao put the hosts in the lead in the 39th minute, but India came back strongly in the second half to equalise through Ranjana Chanu.
File image of India women’s football team.(AIFF)
File image of India women’s football team.(AIFF)
Updated on Nov 06, 2019 07:04 PM IST
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Off the rails: Hanoi shuts down trackside cafes thronged by selfie-seeking tourists

Built in 1902 under French colonial rulers, the railway to Vietnam’s northern provinces carries passengers and cargo mostly between Hanoi and the eastern city of Haiphong.
Built in 1902 under French colonial rulers, the railway to Vietnam’s northern provinces carries passengers and cargo mostly between Hanoi and the eastern city of Haiphong.(Unsplash)
Built in 1902 under French colonial rulers, the railway to Vietnam’s northern provinces carries passengers and cargo mostly between Hanoi and the eastern city of Haiphong.(Unsplash)
Updated on Oct 10, 2019 06:30 AM IST
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IndiGo to launch direct flights from Kolkata to Hanoi

The flight to Hanoi (6E 1398) will take off from Kolkata at 12.40 pm and the return flight (6E 1399) will reach the city at 5.55 pm, it said.
IndiGo is set to launch daily direct flights between Kolkata and Hanoi from October 3. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint
IndiGo is set to launch daily direct flights between Kolkata and Hanoi from October 3. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint
Updated on Jul 31, 2019 09:53 AM IST
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Kolkata | ByPress Trust of India

Trump and Kim have opened a door on North Korea

And they need to keep it ajar for enough time for a real road map to be drafted
Mr Trump deserves some credit for his unorthodox diplomacy. The traditional process of protracted negotiations and involving four other countries had accomplished nothing for years. Mr Kim, on the other hand, was not prepared to accept the status quo(AP)
Mr Trump deserves some credit for his unorthodox diplomacy. The traditional process of protracted negotiations and involving four other countries had accomplished nothing for years. Mr Kim, on the other hand, was not prepared to accept the status quo(AP)
Updated on Jul 02, 2019 08:26 PM IST
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Supposedly executed former North Korean nuclear envoy is alive, but in custody: Report

There has been a series of conflicting reports over the past five days about shakeups in the North’s team that steered negotiations with the United States after a failed summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump in Hanoi in February.
Kim Hyok Chol, who led North Korea’s working-level talks in the runup to the Hanoi summit, is alive and in state custody, according to reports.(AP FILE)
Kim Hyok Chol, who led North Korea’s working-level talks in the runup to the Hanoi summit, is alive and in state custody, according to reports.(AP FILE)
Updated on Jun 04, 2019 11:51 AM IST
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Seoul | ByReuters

‘Missiles like these will start the war’: North Korea tests showcase growing capability

Last week, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the first flight of a previously untested weapon which experts believe will be easier to hide, launch, and manoeuvre in flight.
Photos released by state media on Friday showed Thursday’s test involved the same weapon.(AFP)
Photos released by state media on Friday showed Thursday’s test involved the same weapon.(AFP)
Published on May 10, 2019 03:24 PM IST
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Seoul | ByReuters

North Korea may end up creating a global disaster

If testing of missiles and nuclear weapons resumes, the tensions between the US and North Korea could rise significantly
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump walking together at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi, February 2019.(AFP)
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump walking together at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi, February 2019.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 08, 2019 09:24 AM IST
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North Korea rebuilds part of missile site it promised Trump to dismantle

US President Donald Trump had told a news conference after an unprecedented first summit with Kim on June 12 in Singapore that the North Korean leader had promised that a major missile engine testing site would be destroyed very soon.
The news comes days after a second summit on denuclearisation between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un broke down.(Reuters)
The news comes days after a second summit on denuclearisation between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un broke down.(Reuters)
Updated on Mar 06, 2019 10:21 AM IST
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Washington | ByReuters

Russian science keeping North Korea’s dead leaders looking fresh

The Soviet Union may have collapsed but “Lenin Lab” in Moscow still performs annual maintenance on Vietnam’s late revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh, and according to at least one researcher, still helps North Korea keep the Kims looking fresh.
In Pyongyang, Kim Jong Un’s grandfather and father are on display in the loftily named Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, a monument to the cult of personality that surrounds North Korea’s ruling family.(Reuters)
In Pyongyang, Kim Jong Un’s grandfather and father are on display in the loftily named Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, a monument to the cult of personality that surrounds North Korea’s ruling family.(Reuters)
Updated on Mar 06, 2019 09:54 AM IST
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Seoul | ByReuters

White House security chief calls Donald Trump-Kim Jong Un summit ‘success’

Bolton told CBS’s “Face the Nation” that Trump’s failure to obtain commitments from Pyongyang on destroying its nuclear capability should be seen as “a success, defined as the president protecting and advancing American national interests.”
The summit’s collapse followed the leaders’ historic meeting in Singapore that produced only a vague commitment from Kim to work “toward complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.”(Reuters)
The summit’s collapse followed the leaders’ historic meeting in Singapore that produced only a vague commitment from Kim to work “toward complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.”(Reuters)
Updated on Mar 04, 2019 02:46 PM IST
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Washington | ByAgence France-Presse

The Hanoi summit was bound to fail

A dream of prosperous North Korea proved insufficient to convince Kim Jong un about the merits of denuclearisation
President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader, walk together to a meeting at the Metropole Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam, Feb. 28, 2019(The New York Times)
President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader, walk together to a meeting at the Metropole Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam, Feb. 28, 2019(The New York Times)
Updated on Mar 01, 2019 01:36 PM IST
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Trump says ‘speed not important’ for deal with North Korea as summit with Kim Jong Un begins

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday began talks on the second day of their second summit.
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump talk in the garden of the Metropole hotel during the second North Korea-US summit in Hanoi, Vietnam February 28, 2019.(Reuters)
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump talk in the garden of the Metropole hotel during the second North Korea-US summit in Hanoi, Vietnam February 28, 2019.(Reuters)
Updated on Feb 28, 2019 08:52 AM IST
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Hanoi | ByReuters

Boeing wins $15.7 billion Vietnam orders on Trump’s Hanoi visit

Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways and VietJet Aviation JSC signed deals to buy 110 aircraft from Boeing Co. during President Donald Trump’s visit to Hanoi for a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.
The agreements were signed in the presence of US President Donald Trump and Vietnam’s President Nguyen Phu Trong.(Bloomberg)
The agreements were signed in the presence of US President Donald Trump and Vietnam’s President Nguyen Phu Trong.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Feb 27, 2019 12:23 PM IST
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Hanoi | ByBloomberg

Trump predicts ‘AWESOME’ future for North Korea if Kim gives up nukes

The Trump tweet, sporting his familiar use of capital letters for emphasis, said the opportunities for a denuclearised North Korea were “like almost none other in history”.
US President Donald Trump described North Korean leader Kim Jung Un as “my friend,” a far cry from when the two leaders were slinging personal insults and threats of destruction at each other at the height of tensions over the North’s weapons programmes.(AFP)
US President Donald Trump described North Korean leader Kim Jung Un as “my friend,” a far cry from when the two leaders were slinging personal insults and threats of destruction at each other at the height of tensions over the North’s weapons programmes.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 27, 2019 11:08 AM IST
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Hanoi | ByAgence France-Presse

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un arrives to warm welcome in Vietnam; Trump on the way

Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump will meet for a brief one-on-one conversation on Wednesday evening, followed by a social dinner. There is likely to be pressure on both sides to move beyond the vaguely worded commitment they made in Singapore to work toward complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.
Trump and Kim will meet for a brief one-on-one conversation on Wednesday evening, followed by a social dinner, at which they will each be accompanied by two guests and interpreters, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters on Air Force One.(AFP)
Trump and Kim will meet for a brief one-on-one conversation on Wednesday evening, followed by a social dinner, at which they will each be accompanied by two guests and interpreters, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters on Air Force One.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 26, 2019 01:27 PM IST
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Hanoi | ByReuters

Hanoi summit with Trump may see Kim Jong-un’s ambitions grow

The most realistic goal would be to place some sort of limits on the nuclear weapons programme of North Korea.
US President Donald Trump meets with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore, on June 12, 2018.(AFP)
US President Donald Trump meets with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore, on June 12, 2018.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 26, 2019 07:57 AM IST
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Fake Kim goes as real Kim comes: Vietnam expels Kim Jong Un lookalike

The Kim lookalike, who goes by the name Howard X, popped up in Vietnam’s capital of Hanoi on Friday along with his partner who impersonates Trump, drawing crowds and media.
The Kim lookalike, who goes by the name Howard X, popped up in Vietnam’s capital of Hanoi on Friday along with his partner who impersonates Trump, drawing crowds and media.(AFP)
The Kim lookalike, who goes by the name Howard X, popped up in Vietnam’s capital of Hanoi on Friday along with his partner who impersonates Trump, drawing crowds and media.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 25, 2019 10:31 AM IST
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Hanoi | ByReuters

‘200 Kim Jong Un haircuts, 5 like Donald Trump’: Vietnam barber gives free snips before US-North Korea summit

Hanoi barber Le Tuan Duong is offering free cuts ahead of the Trump-Kim meeting in the Vietnamese capital next week.
Over the past three days, barber Le Tuan Duong has made 200 Kim style haircuts, but only five for Trump.(AP)
Over the past three days, barber Le Tuan Duong has made 200 Kim style haircuts, but only five for Trump.(AP)
Updated on Feb 20, 2019 08:02 PM IST
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Hanoi (Vietnam) | ByAgence France-Presse

Hanoi to host next Trump, Kim summit, says US president

President Donald Trump announced in a tweet the summit will take place in Hanoi, on February 27-28; he had announced the dates at his state of the union address.
President Donald Trump announced in a tweet the summit will take place in Hanoi, on February 27-28; he had announced the dates at his state of the union address.(AP)
President Donald Trump announced in a tweet the summit will take place in Hanoi, on February 27-28; he had announced the dates at his state of the union address.(AP)
Updated on Feb 09, 2019 10:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj

Defence, oil deals mark India, Vietnam ties during President Kovind’s visit

India and Vietnam agreed to further strengthen bilateral strategic cooperation in defence and oil and gas sectors.
President Ram Nath Kovind addresses at National Assembly House of Vietnam, in Hanoi, Tuesday.(PTI)
President Ram Nath Kovind addresses at National Assembly House of Vietnam, in Hanoi, Tuesday.(PTI)
Published on Nov 20, 2018 02:13 PM IST
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Hanoi | ByPress Trust of India

Watch: ‘Yeh Dosti Hum Nahi Todenge’, Vietnam university students sing for President Kovind

President Kovind received a warm welcome at the Vietnam National University in Hanoi as the wives of embassy staff and the students joined in and sang a chorus for him to show respect.
PTI file photo of President Ram Nath Kovind
PTI file photo of President Ram Nath Kovind
Updated on Nov 19, 2018 08:34 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Hanoi Grand Prix to begin in 2020, says Formula One boss Chase Carey

Vietnam announced last week it will host the race in its communist capital from April 2020, becoming only the third Southeast Asian nation to host the Formula One after Malaysia and Singapore.
President and CEO of Formula 1 Chase Carey, left, Hanoi Mayor Nguyen Duc Chung, second from left and two other officials watch the Hanoi F1 circuit design on the screen in Hanoi, Vietnam.(AP)
President and CEO of Formula 1 Chase Carey, left, Hanoi Mayor Nguyen Duc Chung, second from left and two other officials watch the Hanoi F1 circuit design on the screen in Hanoi, Vietnam.(AP)
Updated on Nov 07, 2018 04:43 PM IST
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Hanoi | ByAgence France-Presse

Hanoi to host Formula 1 race in 2020

The race will be hosted in Vietnam’s capital city, with the circuit set to be unveiled at a “gala” next week, Hanoi People’s Committee said in an invite to the event.
The race will be held in April of 2020.(AFP)
The race will be held in April of 2020.(AFP)
Published on Nov 01, 2018 05:00 PM IST
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Hanoi | ByAgence France-Presse

7 dead, five in coma after taking drugs at an EDM festival in Vietnam

The victims, all Vietnamese, tested positive for an unspecified drug prompting officials to ban all EDM festivals in the capital in the wake of the fatal incident.
Commuters pass the entrance to the West Lake Water Park in Hanoi on September 17, 2018 where partygoers died from drug use during electronic dance music festival
Commuters pass the entrance to the West Lake Water Park in Hanoi on September 17, 2018 where partygoers died from drug use during electronic dance music festival "Trip to the moon" inside the park.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Sep 17, 2018 05:11 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse, Hanoi | ByAgence France-Presse

Delhi Metro is second most unaffordable transport network in the world, say experts

With at least 30% of Delhi Metro users falling within Rs 20,000 monthly income group, a big chunk of their income is spent on travelling by the metro.
Passengers travel by the Magenta line metro after the Kalkaji Mandir-Janakpuri West stretch became open to public on Tuesday.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
Passengers travel by the Magenta line metro after the Kalkaji Mandir-Janakpuri West stretch became open to public on Tuesday.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 05, 2018 08:09 PM IST
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India reiterates call for peace, stability in Indian Ocean region: Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj arrived in Hanoi on Sunday on the first leg of her two-nation tour to Southeast Asia that will also see her visiting Cambodia.
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj addressing the Third Indian Ocean Conference in Hanoi.(ANI/Twitter)
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj addressing the Third Indian Ocean Conference in Hanoi.(ANI/Twitter)
Updated on Aug 28, 2018 09:50 AM IST
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Hanoi | ByIndo Asian News Service

Sushma Swaraj opens India-made prosthetic limb ‘Jaipur foot’ camp in Vietnam

Swaraj is in Vietnam on the first leg of her four-day two-nation tour which aims at deepening India’s strategic cooperation with Vietnam and Cambodia.
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj at the Jaipur foot camp in Hanoi on August 27.(Twitter/@MEAIndia)
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj at the Jaipur foot camp in Hanoi on August 27.(Twitter/@MEAIndia)
Updated on Aug 27, 2018 05:48 PM IST
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Hanoi | ByPress Trust of India

Asian Games 2018: Nehru, Jinnah and a whiff of cinnamon, Jakarta all set

Jakarta agreed to host its second Asian Games after Hanoi withdrew due to financial constraints and despite a number of obstacles, Indonesia look ready for the continental extravaganza.
Commuters pass an Asian Games sign on the Ampera Bridge in Palembang, Indonesia.(REUTERS)
Commuters pass an Asian Games sign on the Ampera Bridge in Palembang, Indonesia.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 15, 2018 05:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jakarta | ByAjai Masand

China’s strategic ambitions seen in the Hambantota port in Sri Lanka

New Delhi’s Indian Ocean woes aren’t confined to Sri Lanka. Across the Indian Ocean’s littorals, the Chinese navy has been preparing to establish a stronger security presence. On Pakistan’s Makran coast, the PLAN has deployed regularly, including at Gwadar, also constructed by CMPorts. Earlier this year, the PLA is said to have initiated talks with the Pakistan military for another outpost at Jiwani.
The port of Hambantota, Sri Lanka, which was built by one state-owned Chinese company and is now operated by another, March 5, 2018.(NYT)
The port of Hambantota, Sri Lanka, which was built by one state-owned Chinese company and is now operated by another, March 5, 2018.(NYT)
Updated on Jul 26, 2018 12:03 PM IST
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