Daily Archives: July 15, 2018

Trump poised for 2020 election run

US President Donald Trump will likely run for the presidential election in 2020.

Asked by a British journalist of the Mail on Sunday whether he was going to run in 2020, Mr Trump said he fully intended to, adding it seems like everybody wants him to do so. Mr Trump said he did not see any Democrat who could beat him

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Algerian newspaper highlights FM Abdelkader Messahel’s Vietnam visit

The Vietnam visit by Algerian Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel from July 13-14 was given intensive coverage by Algeria’s daily Elmoudjahid.

The newspaper reported on the meetings between the Minister and Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh in Hanoi, during which both sides discussed measures to boost bilateral ties and other issues of shared concern.

The Algerian FM reiterated Algeria’s commitment to lifting bilateral ties to match their political and historical relations and underscored the importance of further tapping potentials of the two nations, especially in tourism and energy, to bolster their sustainable and mutually-beneficial partnership.

PM Phuc reaffirmed that Vietnam is ready to bolster all-around ties with Algeria for common benefits.

The newspaper also reported that during their meeting, FM Messahel and Deputy PM Minh highlighted the need to make a quality leap in bilateral economic and trade ties, especially via developing joint activities and realising bilateral cooperation agreements.

While discussing regional and global issues of shared concern, and issues regarding the fight against terrorism and organised crimes, they agreed to continue maintaining mutual consultation at global forums.

The daily also quoted the Algerian FM as saying in an interview granted to Vietnam News Agency reporter in Algiers that his visit aims to develop bilateral ties and strengthen the tradition of regular consultation between the two countries.

The visit affords both sides a chance to review their bilateral relations, especially in the fields of economy, trade and investment, he said.

Messahel described the visit as especially important to meeting the hope of both Presidents Abdelaziz Bouteflika and Tran Dai Quang to lift bilateral ties to a greater height that matches the aspirations of the two peoples.

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UN strongly condemns Pakistan terror attack

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Saturday that the UN Security Council strongly condemned the Friday’s terrorist attack in Pakistan that killed 128 people and injured 200 others.

In a press statement, the council sent their condolences to the families of the victims and the Pakistani government. They underlined the need to bring perpetrators to justice and urged UN member countries to cooperate actively with the government of Pakistan and other relevant authorities. They reaffirmed that terrorism in all forms is one of the most serious threats to international peace and security.

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France celebrates Bastille Day with major military parade

Fighter jets streaked over Paris on Saturday as part of a massive military parade in a demonstration of controlled force on France’s National Day, due to be followed by a street party if it wins the World Cup.

Thousands of people, many of them tourists, gathered at the Champs Elysees Avenue to watch the march involving 4,290 soldiers, 220 vehicles, 250 horses, 64 jets, and 30 helicopters.

This year’s Bastille Day, themed fraternity in arms, featured Spanish gendarmes, Belgian armored vehicles, and an Airbus A400M military transport plane from the German defense fleet.

French President Emmanuel Macron flagged off the spectacle and was joined by 2 guest of honor: Singapore Prime Minister Hsien Loong and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono.

France has deployed 110,000 police and security forces nationwide to secure the huge street parties if its national team wins the World Cup on Sunday. French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said that everything is being done so the French can live these festive moments with peace of mind, despite the terrorist threat which remains at a high level.

The World Cup final between France and Croatia will be shown on a giant screen in the shadow of the Eiffel tower. A secured fan zone for 90,000 people will be set up for the broadcast. The Eiffel Tower will be closed to visitors for the occasion.

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Israel, Gaza militants agree to end fierce fighting

Israel and Gaza militant groups agreed a ceasefire on Saturday, after Israel launched dozens of air strikes against the Palestinian enclave’s ruling Hamas group and gunmen fired more than 200 rockets across the border.

Hamas spokesperson Fawzi Barhoum said efforts by many parties have continued since the beginning of the escalation and the Israeli bombardment on Gaza. They were crowned by the success of the Egyptian effort to restore calm and end the escalation, he added.

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group said in a separate statement that a truce had been reached. A senior Israeli defense official said that only the facts on the ground will dictate Israel’s further response.

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Israel, Gaza militants agree to end fierce fighting

Israel and Gaza militant groups agreed a ceasefire on Saturday, after Israel launched dozens of air strikes against the Palestinian enclave’s ruling Hamas group and gunmen fired more than 200 rockets across the border.

Hamas spokesperson Fawzi Barhoum said efforts by many parties have continued since the beginning of the escalation and the Israeli bombardment on Gaza. They were crowned by the success of the Egyptian effort to restore calm and end the escalation, he added.

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group said in a separate statement that a truce had been reached. A senior Israeli defense official said that only the facts on the ground will dictate Israel’s further response.

Source: VOV5