Daily Archives: March 18, 2018

Li Keqiang reelected as Chinese Prime Minister

Chinese President Xi Jinping signed a presidential decree for the appointment of Li Keqiang as prime minister on Sunday at the National People’s Congress (NPC).

The NPC also re-elected Zhou Qiang as the President of the Supreme People’s Court, and approved the appointment of Zhang Jun as procurator-general of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate.…

Ban flower 2018 honors cultural values

The Ban (Bauhinia) Flower Festival 2018 began in Dien Bien province Saturday with many new activities to attract visitors.

Nguyen Van Binh, Head of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission and Head of the Steering Committee for the Northwestern Region, told the opening ceremony that the festival honors the cultures of ethnic groups, strengthen national unity, and promote the image of Dien Bien province to people inside and outside Vietnam.…

Luke Nguyen named as Vietnam Airlines’ global food ambassador

Vietnamese-Australian celebrity chef Luke Nguyen has been picked as Vietnam Airlines’ Global Food Ambassador.

An agreement to this effect was signed in Sydney this week under the witness of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.…

Russian presidential vote begins

Russian citizens living in Moscow began casting ballots to vote for the next president at 8:00 am local time on Sunday.

Russia’s Central Election Commission said about 110 million citizens, including nearly 1.9 million overseas Russian have the right to vote.…

Iran rejects possible change to nuclear deal

The Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council has rejected any changes to the 2015 nuclear deal after the US said it was seeking a “supplemental” accord with European powers.

ISNA news agency on Sunday quoted Secretary Ali Shamkhani as saying that Iran will not accept any changes, interpretation or new measure aimed at limiting the deal it signed with major powers including the UK, France, Russia, the US, China, and Germany.…

People mourn former PM

Thousands of people on Sunday paid tribute to former Prime Minister Phan Van Khai at his house in Tan Thong Hoi commune, Cu Chi district, HCM city.

Mr Khai passed away at 1:30am on Saturday at the age of 85.…