Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (L) is welcomed ...
Oct 31st, 2011
(Reuters) - Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (L) is welcomed by his Japanese counterpart Yoshihiko Noda prior to their talks at Noda's official residence in Tokyo October 31, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Yamanaka/Pool -
Vietnam will hand out fines of 100 million dong ($4,740) to anyone criticizing the government on social media, under a new law announced this week, the latest measure in a widening crackdown on dissent by the country's communist rulers. Vietnam has repeatedly drawn fire for the harsh treatment and lengthy jail terms it has given to bloggers wh... [Full Article]
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos freaked us all out when he announced on Sunday's 60 Minutes that the online retailer hopes to ship some customers' purchases via drone by 2015, using the unmanned gadgets to cut down delivery time to 30 minutes. NBC, for one, had no qualms over demonstrating use of their own HD video drone during a segment this week.... [Full Article]
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said the Iranian nuclear deal would be dead if the U.S. Congress imposes new sanctions, even if they do not take effect for six months, Time Magazine said on Monday. In a transcript of the interview, which was conducted on Saturday and posted online on Monday, Time said it asked Zarif what happens if Congress im... [Full Article]
Tacloban (Philippines) (AFP) - More than 1,000 Japanese troops were offered a warm welcome in the Philippines on Friday as they prepared to launch relief operations across the typhoon-devastated islands, which Japan brutally occupied seven decades ago. The troops were aboard three vessels that arrived at the central Philippine port of Cebu, an offi... [Full Article]