Nigeria, 12 other African countries face sanctions over visa overstay in U.S

London, May 5, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Nigeria and 12 other African countries, may suffer American visa denials as US President Donald Trump targets countries with a high percentage of visa overstays. The White House recently shifted its focus from the surge of families crossing the US-Mexico border to the hundreds of thousands of immigrants who arrive in … Continue reading “Nigeria, 12 other African countries face sanctions over visa overstay in U.S”

China-Laos Economic Relations. The Broader Strategic Impications

The Chinese and Laotian Presidents signed an action plan to build a community of shared future earlier this week after the latter’s trip to the People’s Republic to attend the recent BRI Forum. These two nations might seem to be … The post China-Laos Economic Relations. The Broader Strategic Impications appeared first on Global Research.

Laos To Launch Electric Vehicle Charging System

May 02, 2019 Picture:  Laos is stepping up efforts for the use of electric vehicles in the country and will be launching a pilot project for vehicle battery charging stations. The Ministry of Energy and Mines is set to work with the private sector on the project as part of efforts to support the government’s … Continue reading “Laos To Launch Electric Vehicle Charging System”

How Do You Prefer Your Empire: Coarse or Polite?

You have owners; a corporate, political, and media elite charged with maintaining the military-industrial behemoth. And your owners have only allowed you the illusion of choice, of democracy It amounts to a matter of taste; how you prefer the emperor to behave. Such is political life in the late-stage American Empire. Both major parties offer … Continue reading “How Do You Prefer Your Empire: Coarse or Polite?”

Has the US Lost Its Military Supremacy Over Russia?

When I first heard of Andrei Martyanov, I was skeptical about his intentions. Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, USSR, 1963, he became a naval officer and expert on Russian military and naval issues. He took part in conflicts in the Caucasus. In mid-1990s, he moved to the US for reasons unstated in print. He currently works … Continue reading “Has the US Lost Its Military Supremacy Over Russia?”

Defence of European Empires was Original NATO Goal

By Yves Engler. Second in a four-part series on the 70th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The first installment  in this series discussed how NATO was set up partly to blunt the European Left. The other major factor driving the creation of NATO was a desire to bolster colonial authority and bring the … Continue reading “Defence of European Empires was Original NATO Goal”

United States and Laos celebrate five years of cooperation on trade facilitation and economic integration

Apr 03, 2019 Picture:  VIENTIANE, LAO PDR – On March 22, 2019, officials from the Governments of Laos and the United States celebrated the successful completion of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) LUNA II project at a ceremony at the Lao Plaza Hotel in Vientiane. The event, co-chaired by Minister of Industry and … Continue reading “United States and Laos celebrate five years of cooperation on trade facilitation and economic integration”

Laos Launches E-Visa This June

Apr 03, 2019 Picture:  In a bid to attract more tourists and reduce waiting times at border checkpoints, Laos’ ministry of foreign affairs has announced the introduction of an e-visa service to start this June, enabling foreign visitors to more conveniently apply for entry visas online. All international visitors to Laos will be eligible to … Continue reading “Laos Launches E-Visa This June”