HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — With North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on an armored train barreling through China toward Vietnam's capital, and U.S. President Donald Trump about to board a jet for Hanoi, Vietnamese officials scrambled Monday to finish preparation for a rushed summit that will capture global attention.Officials in Hanoi said they had about 10 days to prepare for the summit — much less than the nearly two months they said Singapore was given for the first Trump-Kim meeting last year— but still vowed to provide airtight security for two leaders."Security will be at the maximum level," Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Le Hoai Trung told reporters at a briefing meant to showcase the nation's efforts to welcome Kim and Trump.Another official, Nguyen Manh Hung, the leader of the information ministry, said that the 3,000 journalists from 40 countries expected in Hanoi could rely on his agency as "you'd count on a family member."The world will be watching as … [Read more...] about Vietnam vows ‘maximum level’ security for Trump-Kim summit
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NEW YORK TIMES The sprawling Grand Hotel Dieu in Lyon, France, was first founded in the 1300s and contains shops, restaurants and public spaces in addition to a five-star hotel. Lyon is among The New York Times’ 52 Places to Go in 2019. 1. Puerto Rico After a devastating hurricane, an island on its way back For as long as I can remember growing up in Puerto Rico, El Morro, the indestructible fort with the endless lawns at the entrance to San Juan harbor, was where you went to fly a kite. And on a recent sunny afternoon, just as expected, a couple and their young son were there trying to catch an updraft to loft a plastic butterfly with a long blue tail into the sky. On Fortaleza Street, an art installation of colorful umbrellas hovered above pedestrians, triggering countless selfies. A short ferry ride away from the old city, at the Bacardi rum distillery in the town of Catano, visitors sipped cocktails in an open-air pavilion with a roof shaped like a bat in flight. … [Read more...] about New York Times recommends these 52 places to explore in 2019
52 Places To Go 2019 (Tag bylines with individual items.), New York Times Published 6:47 pm PST, Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Here are some of the places The New York Times thinks you should travel this year. Read the article for the full list. Here are some of the places The New York Times thinks you should travel this year. Read the article for the full list. Photo: Louise Denton Photography/Getty Images Photo: Louise Denton Photography/Getty Images Image 1 of / 38 Caption Close Image 1 of 38 Here are some of the places The New York Times thinks you should travel this year. Read the article for the full list. Here are some of the places The New York Times thinks you should travel this year. Read the article for the full list. … [Read more...] about The New York Times picks 52 places to go in 2019
Sculptures of the late Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong are placed in front of a souvenir plate featuring a portrait of Chinese President Xi Jinping at a shop next to Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, March 1, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee - RC19877D4F20 The phrase “Asia-Pacific” was out—perhaps too reminiscent of the faded Obama administration’s “pivot to Asia”—and replaced by “Indo-Pacific,” as President Trump brought his disruptive style of diplomacy to the world’s largest continent, Asia, in 2018. How U.S.-Indo-Pacific ties evolve will be critical to Americans in the year ahead, from Main Street to Wall Street, as jobs, stock prices and the cost of goods and services here at home are increasingly impacted by what happens across the Pacific. So who was up and who was down in Asia in 2018? Here’s our assessment: TO READ 'NORTH KOREA'S KIM, CHINA'S XI BOTH HAD A … [Read more...] about President Trump brought his disruptive style to Asia in 2018 — who’s up and who’s down as a result?
The Denver Film Society announced the complete feature film lineup for the 41st Denver Film Festival, which runs October 31 - November 11.Previously announced films that will be featured this year at the festival include "The Front Runner" starring Hugh Jackman, "The Favourite" starring Emma Stone, "The Upside" starring Bryan Cranston and "Vox Lux" starring Natalie Portman. More recently, it was announced that "Roma," a film by Academy Award winning director Alfonso Cuaron ("Gravity") will have a presentation on November 10. "Roma" follows the life of Cleo, a young domestic worker for a family living in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City. "Roma" will be shown in theaters and will be on Netflix in December. Arts & Entertainment Movies from Emma Stone, Bryan Cranston and Natalie Portman coming to Denver Film Festival Terry Terrones "Roma is a modern masterpiece,” says Festival Director, Britta Erickson. “We are honored to present … [Read more...] about Full Denver Film Festival lineup announced