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“Einige Landstriche wird man nie räumen können”

Posted: Sep 13, 2016

“Einige Landstriche wird man nie räumen können” Die Fragen stellte Matthias von Hein 6 Sep 2016 Laos war Nebenschauplatz des Vietnamkrieges – und wurde das meist bombardierte Land der Erde. US-Blindgänger fordern immer neue Opfer. Jetzt besucht US-Präsident Obama das Land. Ein Interview mit Channapha Khamvongsa. Deutsche Welle: Neun Jahre lang haben die USA in […]

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US pledges $90 million toward remedying unexploded bombs in Laos

Posted: Sep 13, 2016

US pledges $90 million toward remedying unexploded bombs in Laos By Loree Lewis September 6, 2016 MAG crew clearing cluster sub-munitions, known locally as bombies, from a farmer’s field near Nong Het, in the Xieng Khouang province, Lao PDR. June 29, 2010. Photo: Steve Joyce/Flickr-MAG WASHINGTON (Talk Media News) – Four decades after the U.S. covertly […]

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Obama becomes first sitting president to visit Laos

Posted: Sep 13, 2016

Obama becomes first sitting president to visit Laos By Thomas Maresca September 6, 2016 – 12:43am EDT (Photo: Mast Irham, EPA) VIENTIANE, Laos — This capital city, with its wide, tree-lined French colonial boulevards and old-fashioned tuk-tuk three-wheeled taxis, takes its turn in the international spotlight, as Barack Obama arrived late Monday to become the first sitting U.S. president […]

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‘My friends were afraid of me’: What 80 Million Unexploded US Bombs Did to Laos

Posted: Sep 13, 2016

‘My friends were afraid of me’: What 80 Million Unexploded US Bombs Did to Laos By Rebecca Wright, CNN September 6, 2016 7:28am ET Xieng Khoung, Laos (CNN) – For two years after the accident, Yei Yang refused to leave his home. “I couldn’t farm, I couldn’t go to see friends, as they might be […]

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Obama Announces $90 Million to Clear Laos’ Unexploded Bombs

Posted: Sep 12, 2016

Obama Announces $90 Million to Clear Laos’ Unexploded Bombs By Elise Labott Sep 6, 2016 – 4:04am ET Vientiane, Laos (CNN) – President Barack Obama said Tuesday that US has an “obligation” to help Laos recover from a brutal secret bombing campaign that destroyed parts of the Southeast Asian nation. During an address to the […]

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America’s Shame: The Unspoken Danger of Laos’ Hidden Bombs

Posted: Sep 12, 2016

America’s Shame: The Unspoken Danger of Laos’ Hidden Bombs By Dung Phan August 21, 2016 Photo; M M/CC BY 2.0 It was a cold day in Laos, and huddled around a fire for warmth was Sak and his brother and friends. He was playing with a rusty ball, assuming it was safe, but it went […]

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President Obama Announces $90m to Help Clear Unexploded US Bombs in Laos

Posted: Sep 12, 2016

President Obama Announces $90m to Help Clear Unexploded US Bombs in Laos By Andrew Buncombe Tuesday 6 September 2016 It was America’s dirty secret – a military campaign that most in the US knew very little about even years after its conclusion. Between 1964 to 1973, Laos became the most bombed country per capita, as […]

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Obama Pledges $90 Million to Help Clear Remnants of US Bombing in Laos

Posted: Sep 12, 2016

Obama Pledges $90 Million to Help Clear Remnants of US Bombing in Laos” By William Wan September 6, 2016 President Obama speaks at the Lao National Cultural Hall in Vientiane, Laos, on Tuesday. (Carolyn Kaster/AP) VIENTIANE, LAOS — Decades after U.S. planes conducted hundreds of thousands of bombing runs over Laos, President Obama acknowledged that […]

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