Just days after Hurricane Irma blasted Caribbean islands, Hurricane Maria took aim at the islands. Dominica was first, with Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands in the line of fire for the Category 5 storm.
The founding father of modern Vietnam is Ho Chi Minh. He led Vietnam's communist revolution against French colonial rule and then took on the United States. But it seems he long had an admiration for the US and repeatedly sought the country's help in the decades before the Vietnam War.