Former basketball star on return trip to North Korea

Flamboyant former U.S. basketball star Dennis Rodman will travel to Pyongyang in North Korea for a five-day visit, his second trip this year to the reclusive Asian country. Rodman last traveled to Pyongyang in March to meet with leader North Korea leader Kim Jong-un. Kim is a basketball fan and appeared to get along well with Rodman on the earlier visit, with the two of them pictured laughing, eating and drinking together and watching an all-star basketball game. Some had speculated that Rodman was returning to North Korea to help secure the release of Kenneth Bae, an American missionary who was recently sentenced to 15 years of hard labour for plotting to overthrow the state. However, Rodman said his trip was just "another basketball diplomacy tour."
The Telegraph

Key words:

flamboyant = sáng giá
reclusive = ẩn dật
get along with
= thân thiết với
all-star game
= trận đấu toàn sao
= nhà truyền giáo

Facebook to buy WhatsApp for $19 billion

facebook buys whatsapp for 19 billion Học Tiếng Anh Với Tin Tức

Facebook has bought smartphone messaging app WhatsApp in a deal worth a total of $19 billion in cash and shares. It is the social networking giant's largest acquisition to date. WhatsApp has more than 450 million monthly users, and the company claims it is signing up about 1 million new users a day. In a press release announcing the deal, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg described WhatsApp's services as "incredibly valuable". Analysts say that Facebook made the acquisition because Whatsapp appealed to younger users, and because WhatsApp actually had greater penetration in some international markets than Facebook. Some industry experts also said that the price Facebook paid was not reflective of Whatsapp's true value.

Key words:

signing up = đăng ký tài khoản
appealed = lôi cuốn
= sự thâm nhập
= phản ánh
true value
= giá trị thật sự