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mardi 29 août 2017

Vietnam to lift airport charges in october

Vietnam will raise airport charges across the board in October to cover maintenance expenses, improve service quality, and pay back some of the state investments in aviation infrastructure, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) announced.

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Vietnam president appears in public for first time in more than a month

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang appeared in public for the first time in more than a month on Monday, ending an absence from the political scene that triggered online speculation about his health and position.

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lundi 28 août 2017

'I hope you’re ready to get married': in search of Vietnam's kidnapped brides

Phượng’s daughter was abducted from her village in Vietnam and sold into marriage in China. Could she track her down – starting with Facebook ?

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51 bankers, businessmen on trial in Vietnam for fraud

A former banking magnate and 50 others went on trial in Vietnam Monday over a multi-million dollar fraud at a major private bank, as the communist nation cracks down on corruption in the sector.

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dimanche 27 août 2017

North Vietnam had an antiwar movement, too

When we think back to the signal events of the antiwar movement in 1967, we recall the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s powerful April 4 speech denouncing the war, the thousands of returned registration cards during the “Stop the Draft” week, and the March on the Pentagon that brought record numbers of demonstrators to the nation’s capital.

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Vietnamese PM approves plan to authorize Bitcoin as form of payment

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has reportedly authorized a plan that could lead to the official recognition of digital currencies like Bitcoin as a form of payment in the country by 2018.

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vendredi 25 août 2017

Trinh Xuan Thanh kidnapping : German immigration suspends Vietnamese worker

Day work in a German agency while moonlighting for Vietnam's Communist Party ? Such is the alleged double-life of the suspended worker who may have helped Vietnamese spies abduct businessman Trinh Xuan Thanh in Berlin.

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Montagnard family sent back to Vietnam

A Montagnard family returned to Vietnam on Wednesday after requesting that authorities help them return to the country they fled two years before, an official said, refuting a local media report that they had been arrested and deported.

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Vietnam president's mysterious absence raising eyebrows

Chief of state's month out of public eye churns political rumor mill

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In Vietnam, repression threatens growth

A lack of democracy has an economic cost.

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mardi 22 août 2017

The India-Vietnam Relationship: Beyond the BrahMos Connection

The strategic partnership between India and Vietnam goes beyond a prospective BrahMos sale.

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Vietnam sentences 4 men to death for transporting heroin

A court in Hanoi has sentenced four men to death for transporting heroin.

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lundi 21 août 2017

Bui Vien walking street to officially debut tonight

Visitors can now have a much more enjoyable experience on the most popular street in Ho Chi Minh City’s ‘backpacker area’

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Archaeologists discover ancient trade routes in Vietnam

"Various complex trading networks emerged between these communities, some of which resulted in the movements of materials and manufacturing ideas over quite long distances," researcher Catherine Frieman said.

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Vietnam's president calls for tougher internet controls

Vietnam's president called on Sunday for tougher controls on the internet in the face of dissidents who are using it to criticize the ruling Communist Party, and to combat threats to cybersecurity.

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In Vietnam, the best education can lead to worse job prospects

Nguyen Van Duc graduated two years ago with a bachelor’s degree in economics from one of Vietnam’s best universities. Today, he earns about $250 a month as a motorbike taxi driver in Hanoi.

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vendredi 18 août 2017

Vietnam criticizes US religious freedom report

Vietnam on Thursday criticized the U.S. State Department's annual international religious freedom report, describing it as containing partial and false information about the country.

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Vietnam crude oil imports to hit record as refinery gets ready to start

Vietnam's crude oil imports will soar to record highs in August as the country ramps up fuel refining at a time when local crude output is dwindling.

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jeudi 17 août 2017

Saigon book street’s parking lots shut down by Doan Ngoc Hai campaign

Visitors to Saigon’s Book Street are having difficulty finding a legal parking space as both of the venue’s two parking lots have been shut down by Doan Ngoc Hai, leader of Saigon’s ‘sidewalk clearing’ campaign.

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Vietnam fires vice minister amid corruption crackdown

Vietnam fired a vice trade minister on Wednesday for wrongdoings at electricity firm Dien Quang Lamp, the government and state media said, amid a wider crackdown on corruption.

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mercredi 16 août 2017

Vietnam tells officials to avoid graft and live modestly

Vietnam's Communist Party has set out rules for top officials with an emphasis on fighting corruption, avoiding nepotism and living modestly, the government website said on Tuesday.

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Vietnam's finance ministry proposes raising VAT to 12%

Vietnam's finance ministry said it has proposed increasing value-added tax (VAT) to 12% in 2019, from 10% currently, as part of measures to reduce record public debt.

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mardi 15 août 2017

'Beg-packing': Tourists begging for money not welcome in Vietnam

Foreigners in Vietnam should refrain from street begging, also known as "beg- packing," a government official says.

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lundi 14 août 2017

Asean and China have moved on ... didn’t Vietnam get the memo?

As other rival claimants scale down their rhetoric, Hanoi finds itself standing alone against Beijing’s actions in the South China Sea

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Drilling ship leaves Vietnam oil block after China row

The drilling ship at the center of a row between Vietnam and China over oil prospecting in disputed waters in the South China Sea has arrived in waters off the Malaysian port of Labuan, shipping data in Thomson Reuters Eikon showed on Monday.

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jeudi 10 août 2017

Vietnam : Kidnapping undermines efforts to seek friends and influence

Foreign investors and world trade institutions have long wished one thing for Vietnam: reform of its inefficient and corrupt state-owned enterprise sector.

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mercredi 9 août 2017

Vietnam wins U.S. defense pledges as tension with China grows

Vietnam has won the promise of a visit from a U.S. aircraft carrier and deeper defense cooperation from the United States as strains show with China over the disputed South China Sea.

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lundi 7 août 2017

ASEAN block wavers in support of Vietnam over South China Sea

Vietnam wants the 10-member Association of South-East Asian Nations to stand stronger against China's aggressive expansionism in the South China Sea.

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Vietnam learns becoming a tiger economy comes with a cost

Asia’s newest tiger economy is about to find out the cost of being a member of the club.

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La déferlante des salariés étrangers à revenu moyen au Vietnam

Ces dernières années, le nombre de travailleurs étrangers au Vietnam a nettement augmenté. Hô Chi Minh-Ville est pour eux une destination attrayante, en raison de sa situation économique qui ne cesse de s’améliorer.

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