Thirty years after the Soviet Union left Afghanistan, some Russian politicians are calling for a reassessment of the conflict which critics have long cast as a bloody foreign adventure akin to the U.S. war in Vietnam.
In 1966, Ahn Hak-soo was one of more than 300,000 South Korean soldiers fighting alongside U.S. forces during the Vietnam War when he was captured by the North Vietnamese army and handed over to Hanoi's key ally, North Korea.
The U.S. Federal Aviation
Administration late Thursday declared Vietnam complies with
international safety standards, giving its airlines the
opportunity to fly to the United States and codeshare with
Hong Kong customs seized a record 40 kg (88 pounds) of rhino horns worth around HK$8 million ($1 million) from Johannesburg en route to Vietnam, the latest bust for authorities trying to tackle the rising volume of endangered species trafficked through the Chinese territory.
The United States aims to "get as far down the road as we can" during a leaders' summit with North Korea in Vietnam's capital Hanoi later this month, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday.
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