Daily Archives: January 27, 2018

Russia blasts US sanctions

Russia has vowed to give a proper “response” to US sanctions, shortly after Washington imposed a new round of bans over Russia’s alleged role in the Ukrainian crisis.

This sanctions campaign has not succeeded and will not lead to any results, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Friday.…

Syria opposition refuses to attend Sochi talks

The Syrian opposition will not attend a peace conference in Russia next week, a spokesman said on Saturday, according to the Syrian Negotiations Commission’s (SNC) official Twitter account.

The comments came after the 9th round of peace talks hosted by the United Nations in Vienna.…

US to bring largest ever team to PyeongChang

The United States will send the largest team ever to attend a Winter Olympics, 242 athletes, to next month’s Pyeongchang Games, the US Olympic Committee announced on Friday.

The team of 107 women and 135 men will be seeking to earn the US their 100th Olympic gold and 300th medal.…

Vietnam-Japan cultural festival opens in Ho Chi Minh City

The fifth Vietnam-Japan Cultural Festival opened in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday, as part of activities to celebrate the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

Themed ‘Holding hands together’, the festival is divided into two areas: a space for pavilions and a stage.…

EU, UK speed up Brexit talks

British and EU Brexit negotiators will hold meetings in Brussels roughly every two weeks instead of the monthly round of negotiations they had in 2017.

The UK expects to reach a deal on a transition period at an EU council meeting in March, so that British citizens and businesses can make decisions on their future.…

Australia-Vietnam Mural Village inaugurated

The Vietnam-Australia mural village in Cao Lanh city, Dong Thap province, was officially inaugurated on Friday.

The two-kilometre art project, which runs along the Tien River, began last November. Rebecca Bryant, Deputy Head of Mission of the Australian Embassy in Vietnam said more than 60 mural paintings, with images of lotus flowers and tangerine gardens in Dong Thap and Australian symbols such as kangaroos and koala bears, were drawn by 30 artists from Australia, Ho Chi Minh City, and Dong Thap province.…