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For Vietnamese, The Trump-Kim Summit Is A Celebration Of The Country's Post-war Progress
After his capture while fighting for the communists during the Vietnam war, Nguyen Duc Gan endured four years of brutal captivity in a POW camp run by the US-allied South Vietnamese. Today, Nguyen, 72, holds no grudge against the Americans. In fact,
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Everyone Loves 'Daddy': Forget Thaksin, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit Is The Thai Junta's New Billionaire Rival
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Thailand's Junta Up In Arms Over Plan To Cut Military Outlay - As Neighbours Like Singapore And Indonesia Spend More
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