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Laos

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  • Sip on this: Lost in Laos cocktail by Matt Biancaniello

     
    Winter seemed to drag on and on for Angelenos this year. Crippled by a series of cold, rainy days, our city's citizens are raring for some serious beach bumming and sunshine. These welcomed months also mean it's time to start making summer travel plans....
  • Controversial Hmong Leader Dies

    Controversial Hmong Leader Dies
    A leader in the Hmong community has died Thursday. General Vang Pao passed away after being admitted to Clovis Community Medical Center on December 26th. He was 81 years old. A friend told the Fresno Bee General Vang was suffering from pneumonia and...
  • Vigil for General Vang Pao

    Vigil for General Vang Pao
    Gen. Vang Pao is considered the father of the Hmong people. On Friday night, hundreds of his children remembered him with reverence, like John Moore, who served under the general in Laos back in 1961. "He leads us and flee the Hmong people from laos...
  • Traveling abroad? For information, check with the country's tourist office

    For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is through their website only. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-...
  • Swooping in to help Laos

    Swooping in to help Laos
    It's the fourth zip line that spills the surprise. Confident now, I leap off the platform to feel the cable bounce heavily, then snap taut under my weight. Gravity takes over, shooting me through a tunnel of blurring foliage until the whirr of the pulley-...
  • 15 hotels to stay in before you die

    15 hotels to stay in before you die
    Whether it's balanced on the rim of a volcano or made of crystallized salt, the right hotel can provide you with a good year's worth of bragging material. These are the kinds of places you have to go at least once, if only to say you have. The best...
  • Greek PM Seeks Backing For Reforms, Debt Deal Near

    Greek PM Seeks Backing For Reforms, Debt Deal Near
    ATHENS (Reuters) - Prime Minister Lucas Papademos sought backing on Sunday from leading Greek party leaders for painful and unpopular reforms that the near-bankrupt country must negotiate now that a long-awaited debt relief deal seems almost secured....
  • The lessons of Vietnam

    THE IRAQ WAR has reawakened memories of the Vietnam War, the most significant political experience of an entire American generation. But this has not produced clarity about its lessons. Of course, history never repeats itself exactly. Vietnam and Iraq...
  • House Committee to Investigate Payola

     
    Nov. 7, 1959: A U.N. group finds no proof that Laos had been invaded by communist troops from North Viet-Nam but discovers that Laotian rebels were supplied by Viet-Nam Reds. You may hear more about Viet-Nam in the days ahead -- much more. A House...
  • Pregnant Woman Gets Life For Drug Smuggling

    Pregnant Woman Gets Life For Drug Smuggling
    VIENTIANE, Laos -- A pregnant British woman accused of trying to smuggle heroin onto a flight to Thailand from Laos was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison. Samantha Orobator, 20, was convicted of drug trafficking and sentenced after a three-hour...
  • Foreign tourist boards

    For tourist information on selected foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-1234, dial 0 and ask for the number of the country's U.N. mission or...
  • Foreign government tour offices

    For tourist information on select foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. For a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-1234, dial 0 and ask for the country's U.N. mission or delegation. Anguilla: Anguilla Tourist...