Sunday, December 21, 2014
20/10/2007: - Từ cả năm nay, sách báo trong nước Việt Nam không ngừng đề cao cuốn “Nhật Ký Đặng Thùy Trâm” của một nữ bác sĩ Hà Nội chết trong cuộc chiến tranh Nam Bắc. Đây là một tài liệu tịch thu trên đường hành quân, được một hạ sĩ quan thông dịch người Việt giao cho một sĩ quan Mỹ cất giữ. Cao điểm mới của đợt đề cao này là sách được dịch, in tại Mỹ và nhà nước CSVN bỏ tiền quay thành phim.
Thẻ báo chí Tổng Cục Chiến Tranh Chính Trị cấp cho Phạm Xuân Ẩn.
Người Việt đầu tiên ở Quận Cam từ thời 1957 là điệp viên cộng sản Phạm Xuân Ẩn. Tác giả bài viết là người đã cấp thẻ nhà báo cho Ẩn. Với bút hiệu Xuân Đỗ và bài "Hắn và cuốn Nhật Ký Đặng Thuỳ Trâm..." tác giả đã nhận giải danh dự Viết Về Nước Mỹ 2008. Ông định cư tại Mỹ theo diện H.O. và hiện là cư dân Riverside, nam California.
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Friday, December 19, 2014
Mr Mohammed cultivates a dozen varieties of the fruit in his orchards in Halabja, a town better known for being bombarded by Saddam Hussein’s chemical weapons during the 1980s than agriculture production.
Nearly three decades after the attacks, many Kurds, including Mr Mohammed, 40, a father of five, believe the pomegranates that he and other farmers in Halabja cultivate are the best in the world – and he wants to export them to the health food-obsessed markets of Europe and beyond.
“There are no pomegranates with the taste and quality of those from Halabja,” said Mr Mohammed.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
An abandoned oil field
A subsidiary of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), PetroChina Daqing Oilfield, paid $85 million to pump from three blocks in the ageing Limau field under a 2013 contract with Indonesia’s state-owned oil company, Pertamina, according to senior Chinese oil industry officials with knowledge of the transaction.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
China’s push to invest big bucks abroad has been heating up, following a record $108 billion of direct investment overseas last year. Just this week, premier Li Keqiang signed $14 billion of deals in Kazakhstan on Sunday and announced a $3 billion investment fund into Eastern and Central Europe on Wednesday. In November, president Xi Jinping said that China plans to invest $1.25 trillion overseas over the next decade.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Vladimir Putin is not a good man and not a good leader.
There, I said it ... and the U.S. government basically began saying that eight months ago, when it joined with other Western nations in imposing a series of economic sanctions on Putin's Russia.
The sanctions hurt Russia a bit, but now oil's freefall is causing the ruble to crash and slamming that nation with a guaranteed recession or even depression.
"This is a bloody war, but we need to fight it, we need to protect our women and children or nobody else will defend us.” says Arin, a 27 Years old Kurdish YPG/YPJ Woman Fighter in Til Koçer.
Arin, who was born and raised in Germany, said she was awarded her pistol after she killed 20 ISIS Terrorists, earning her the reputation among her colleagues as one of the most dangerous snipers in the group.
“I had a good life, I liked living there,” but she felt she had to do something as the news became worse. “I remember watching television when I saw women and children slaughtered by ISIS, and I couldn’t stand it anymore.”
Last year she travelled to Rojava (Western Kurdistan) to join the YPJ and now heads her unit, which originally had 20 members. Today only seven survive.
Arin hasn’t talked to her parents since she left Germany.
“I don’t call them, it’s better this way,” she said, adding that she might call then one day, once the war is over. “My life is here with these brave women. They are my family.”
Who is this little girl? :-) Fields Medalist & Prof. Maryam Mirzakhani, grew up in Iran and was at first more interested in reading and writing fiction than doing mathematics.