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Egg coffee served at Trump-Kim summit press centre

Update: February, 26/2019 – 17:50

Egg coffee is being served at the Trump-Kim summit international press centre. — VNS Photo Hồng Vân

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Egg coffee, a signature beverage of Hà Nội, is among the food and drink items being served to at least 3,500 local and international journalists covering the second Trump-Kim summit this week.

“Several groups of international tourists and journalists have come to our coffee shop this week,” said Vũ Khắc Sơn, manager of Giảng coffee shop where egg coffee was invented in 1946.

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The global impact of coal power

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Sciencedaily Date: February 19, 2019

Source:ETH Zurich

Summary:With data and modelling from almost 8,000 coal power plants, researchers present the most comprehensive global picture to date of climate and human health impacts from coal power generation.

Coal-fired power plants produce more than just the carbon dioxide that contributes to global warming. When burning coal, they also release particulate matter, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and mercury — thus damaging the health of many people around the world in various ways. To estimate where action is most urgently required, the research group led by Stefanie Hellweg from ETH Zurich’s Institute of Environmental Engineering modelled and calculated the undesired side effects of coal power for each of the 7,861 power plant units in the world.

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Poetic Hanoi with yellow-leaves-streets

Nhandan Friday, 2019-02-15 12:54:44


In the early days of spring, it is the season of leaves changing.

NDO – In the early days of spring, Hanoi features a romantic beauty, when the yellow and red colours of the leaves are dyed brilliantly in a familiar corner. The rows of Bang lang (Giant Crape-myrtle) tree, Loc vung (Barringtonia acutangula) trees are changing the colour. In the background of the blue sky, each of the yellow leaves, the red leaves, sway lightly in the wind.

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Under Trump Administration, Some Vietnamese Immigrants Face Uncertain Fate

Vietnamese immigrants attend a public forum at VietAid in Dorchester to learn more about changes to immigration policies under President Trump. (Shannon Dooling/WBUR)Vietnamese immigrants attend a public forum at VietAid in Dorchester to learn more about changes to immigration policies under President Trump. (Shannon Dooling/WBUR)

It’s a Saturday afternoon at a community center in Dorchester. More than a dozen people sit in metal folding chairs, organized in a circle and leaning forward, listening to the free legal advice being offered.

Some people are at the workshop alone; others have young children with them. They’re all part of Dorchester’s large Vietnamese community. And, like Van Nguyen, they’re all here because they’re worried.

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India cancels plans for huge coal power stations as solar energy prices hit record low

India’s solar tariffs have literally been free falling in recent months’

The Independent

A field of solar panels at Cochin International Airport in southern India
A field of solar panels at Cochin International Airport in southern India ( CIAL )

India has cancelled plans to build nearly 14 gigawatts of coal-fired power stations – about the same as the total amount in the UK – with the price for solar electricity “free falling” to levels once considered impossible.

Analyst Tim Buckley said the shift away from the dirtiest fossil fuel and towards solar in India would have “profound” implications on global energy markets.

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Trump-Kim summit: What happened at their first meeting – and what to expect at their next

USA TODAY

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and President Donald Trump shake hands on Sentosa Island in Singapore on June 12, 2018.North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and President Donald Trump shake hands on Sentosa Island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. (Photo11: Evan Vucci, AP)

Published 3:49 p.m. ET Feb. 20, 2019 | Updated 4:59 p.m. ET Feb. 20, 2019

President Donald Trump says his second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next week will be “very exciting,” but says he has “no pressing timetable” on Pyongyang giving up its nuclear weapons as long as there isn’t any testing. (Feb. 19) AP

WASHINGTON – The “Dotard” and the “Rocket Man” are ready for their second pas de deux.

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Singaporean firms selected to design master plan for Da Nang

VNA 

Da Nang city (Photo: VNA)

Da Nang (VNA) – Da Nang authorities have selected Singaporean-based firms Sakae Corporate Advisory and Surbana Jurong to design the central city’s master plan and economic development strategy towards 2030.

The information was unveiled by Director of the municipal Department of Construction Vu Quang Hung on February 20.

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US needs an internet data privacy law, GAO tells Congress

cnet – Chief auditor cites Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica data scandal as an example of why a privacy law is necessary.

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The federal government’s chief auditor has recommended Congress consider developing legislation to beef up consumers’ internet data privacy protections. much like the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation.

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US, Cambodia in War of Words Over Detained Opposition Leader

RFA  20 Feb 2019, 13:42 GMT+10

Cambodia and the United States sparred this weekend over comments appearing on a U.S. embassy Facebook page criticizing the Cambodian governments continued detention of the leader of a now-banned opposition party.

The unsigned Feb. 15 posting called former Cambodia National Rescue Party leader Kem Sokha an innocent man, detained on unjust charges, and noted he has now been held either in jail or under house arrest for nearly 18 months.

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Waste-to-electricity projects in big cities appeal to investors

Last update 17:00 | 11/01/2019  vietnamnet

VietNamNet Bridge – Many waste-to-electricity projects have kicked off recently around the country, especially in major urban areas. 

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Many WTE projects have  kicked off recently

In November 2018, the HCM City Department of Natural Resources and the Environment joined forces with Tasco JSC to start construction of Tasco Cu Chi, a 500 ton per day solid recycling plant.

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Want to sue Venezuela for millions? These firms can help, for a price

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Reuters | 21 December 2018 isds.bilaterals.org

Want to sue Venezuela for millions? These firms can help, for a price

WILMINGTON, Del (Reuters) – As Venezuela collapses, one little-known U.S. investment fund is poised to win big from litigation against its socialist government: Tenor Capital Management.

Since 2012, the New York firm has invested $76 million in Canadian mining firm Crystallex International Corp, largely to fund a lawsuit being waged against Venezuela for expropriating a gold mine.

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