Welcome to CNN STUDENT NEWS. I'm Carl Azuz.The Southeast Asian country of Vietnam is where we start today.
U.S. President Barack Obama arrived there over the weekend.His goal, to improve relations with a government that was a U.S. enemy during the Vietnam War.The conflict extended from 1954 to 1975.The communist government of North Vietnam and its allies eventually defeated South Vietnam, which was supported by the U.S.More than 58,000 U.S. troops were among the millions overall who died in the Vietnam War.Former President Bill Clinton reestablished U.S. diplomatic ties with Vietnam in 1995 and President Obama is hoping to increase economic and security cooperation between the two countries.Reactions to this trip are mixed.Some veterans groups say it will help remind Americans of the war and those who served.Others say the president needs to ask about more than 1,600 U.S. troops who are still listed as missing from the war.But there's another factor in this visit.
Like his father before, Le Tan makes his living from the sea.He's fished these waters for 31 years.But lately, his job has become a lot more dangerous.First, they took our fish and then the essential equipment.If they lacked it, they took it.If they didn't, they throw it away.
The North African nation of Egypt, which borders the Mediterranean Sea, has sent a submarine to look for the remains of EgyptAir Flight 804.It disappeared last Thursday on the way from Paris, France, to Cairo, Egypt. There were 66 people aboard.Searchers have found wreckage in the Mediterranean-life vests, plain parts, personal belongings.But locating the fuselage with the plane's flight data recorders would help explain exactly what happened.Officials don't know if the problem was mechanical or terrorism related.Either way, the incident adds to a list of troubles Egypt is facing.
The last five years have been rough on Egypt.The hope and optimism borne in the uprising to depose President Hosni Mubarak have been eclipsed by instability, terrorism, violence and repression.In 2012, Egypt had its first ever democratic presidential election, electing the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsy.But after a year, he was ousted by the Egyptian military after massive popular protests.Then Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi took power and later won a presidential election.Sisi promised to bring stability and prosperity and crack down on terrorism, but so far, he's failed on all fronts.Militants in the Sinai Peninsula had set up an ISIS state let there and they claimed responsibility for the bomb that brought down a Russian MetroJet airliner in October 2015.This came a month after Egyptian security forces killed 12 tourists, wounded 10 others in the country's western desert after they were mistaken for terrorists.Tourism is important part of the Egyptian economy and has taken a nosedive.And with the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804, things were probably only get worse.