WASHINGTON — A US judge on Monday ordered North Korea to pay US$501 million over the death of American Otto Warmbier, concluding that the university student likely suffered torture. The penalties, which North Korea is highly unlikely to pay willingly, come in the midst of a diplomatic drive by President Donald Trump who is eager to reach a potentially landmark deal with leader Kim Jong Un. The parents of Warmbier sued North Korea in a US court after the 22-year-old was flown back to the United States last year in a coma, unrecognisable to his family and dying within days of his return. Beryl Howell, the chief judge of the US District Court for Washington, DC, awarded $501,134,683.80 to the family, most of it in punitive damages. "An American family, the Warmbiers, experienced North Korea’s brutality first-hand when North Korea seized their son to use as a pawn in that totalitarian state’s global shenanigans and face-off with the United States," she wrote. "North … [Read more...] about US judge orders N.Korea to pay $501 mln over dead American
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Viet Nam News By Lê Hương Although nearly half a century has passed, the American war’s casualties and victims continue to suffer. Many American veterans have returned to Việt Nam to support them. Matthew Keenan, 68, is among those who returned to help ease the pain. Keenan joined the war in Việt Nam by the end of 1971 as an administrative specialist, travelling to Cam Ranh Bay, Chu Lai and Đà Nẵng. Returning to New York in May 1972, he continued his college education. Then he did legal work in New York prisons, taught paralegal courses in colleges, became a lawyer and managed companies and properties in Philadelphia and New York. He got married, having two daughters and four grandchildren. Over the years, he was aware of the use of Agent Orange during the war in Việt Nam. All three places he had been stationed are listed as Agent Orange “hot spots”. Keenan was diagnosed with prostate cancer, which his doctors … [Read more...] about American vet finds peaceful home in Đà Nẵng
And if you don’t, you soon will, joining millions around the globe who have watched videos of a man losing his sense of taste, met the voice-over actor of Mario, Nintendo’s most beloved video game character, and the Mysterious Homes of Firefly Forest. With between 11 million and 17 million views each, these are some of the most watched videos among thousands published on YouTube by the global media company specializing in telling cinematic stories. GBS (Great Big Story) also publishes on Facebook, Vimeo, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Prime Video and has mobile apps for iOS and Android. But there is a great big story about Great Big Story that has not been told yet; about a woman, the daughter of a Vietnamese refugee family, who is now the New York-based general manager of the company. This is Uyen Tieu’s story. Uyen Tieu, General Manager of Great Big Story. Photo acquired by VnExpress Finding a refuge Uyen’s father was a South Vietnamese soldier and her mother owned … [Read more...] about The Great Big Story about a Vietnamese-American woman
Viet Nam News WASHINGTON — Former US first lady Barbara Bush died on Tuesday at the age of 92, triggering an outpouring of praise for the matriarch of a Republican family once at the apex of American politics. Barbara and George H.W. Bush were married for 73 years, and the widower "of course is heart-broken to lose his beloved Barbara," his chief of staff Jean Becker said in a statement. "He held her hand all day today and was at her side when (she) left this good Earth." The ex-president, who is 93 and has been in ill health in recent years, is "determined to be there" for his family while in mourning, Becker added. Funeral arrangements were due to be announced soon for Barbara Bush, who was also survived by five of her children and their spouses, 17 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and her brother, Scott Pierce. She was preceded in death by her second child, Robin, who died of leukemia as a toddler. In honor of Bush’s life, President Donald Trump ordered … [Read more...] about Former US first lady Barbara Bush dead at 92: family
Viet Nam News by Nguyễn Khánh Chi A recent lunch date with my old friends from university turned into a stirring round-table discussion when one friend proposed that we all make a plan to travel together. As we envisioned a change of pace, time together and the chance to explore, everyone seemed excited—but one woman looked a bit concerned. “Does that mean we leave our kids and husband at home?” she asked in a low voice. “Yes!” “Yep!” “Why not?” the others jumped in. Vietnamese traditional family values dating back to the feudal period stipulate that housework is women’s responsibility. This view is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it leads to celebrations of Vietnamese women’s dedication and hard work for their families. On the other, it punishes Vietnamese women who dare to assert some purpose or passion in life outside of their home. The persistence of this view makes it hard for many women to … [Read more...] about Women take a break from family for travel: Why not?