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lundi 2 avril 2018

600 kids in Vietnam forced to stay home as preschool runs out of space

Local authorities have made a priority of upgrading an existing road instead of building more schools.

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Vietnam - France ties in the spotlight with 45th anniversary

Nguyen Phu Trong’s official visit was just the latest in a series of interactions meant to boost bilateral ties.

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Vietnam and China call for maritime disputes to be settled

The two countries also pledged to 'promote cooperation at the sea' and 'hold talks on joint exploitation' during a meeting in Hanoi.

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vendredi 30 mars 2018

Vietnam urged to get construction of new mega-airport off the ground

Experts say the construction cost of Long Thanh Airport could double every five years.

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Deterrence under the dragon’s shadow : Vietnam’s military modernisation

On 5 March the USS Carl Vinson made a port call to Danang, in central Vietnam. It was the first time since the War (the Vietnam War to Americans, and the American War to Vietnamese) that a US aircraft carrier anchored in Vietnamese waters – by invitation this time – for an official visit.

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jeudi 29 mars 2018

Vietnam objects to UN human rights experts’ press release

Vietnam strongly opposes a press release on 20 March by several UN human rights experts, said Ambassador Duong Chi Dung, head of Vietnam's Permanent Mission to the UN, the WTO and other international organisations in Geneva.

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Chinese tourists flood into Vietnam on ‘zero dollar’ tours

Famous attractions are packed with visitors arriving on dodgy package tours.

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Vietnam to use French consulting firm's plan to expand largest airport

ADPi's proposal includes building a new terminal but no new runway for Tan Son Nhat Airport.

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This boy is on fire : Vietnam drag queens electrify Hanoi

Makeup artist by day, cross-dresser by night, Betty is among a vanguard of Vietnamese drag queens shaking up Hanoi's nightlife and social norms in a city where such performances remain little known.

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mercredi 28 mars 2018

Association contributes to France-Vietnam relationship

General Secretary of the France-Vietnam Friendship Association (AAFV) Jean Pierre Archambault has highlighted the association’s support for Vietnamese people as well as the relationship between the two countries.

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Vietnam, France seek to step up defence partnership

Deputy Defence Minister Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh met with senior officers from the French Ministry of the Armed Forces to discuss a wide range of measures to boost defence cooperation between Vietnam and France.

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Việt Nam promotes creative, high-quality tourism

Việt Nam’s tourism industry is expected to maintain a high growth rate this year but remaining sustainable while still achieving such growth rate is a big challenge.

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mardi 27 mars 2018

Vietnamese pop star held in crackdown on dissent

Mai Khoi, a high-profile pro-democracy activist, detained at airport after trip to Europe

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dimanche 25 mars 2018

Dramatic photos show how sand mining threatens a way of life in Southeast Asia

One afternoon last year, Ha Thi Be, 67, was sitting with her son in her tiny coffee shop in the town of Hong Ngu, looking out on the lazy Tien River, the main branch of the Mekong in Vietnam.

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Thousands of Vietnamese workers take to highway to protest wage cuts

The protest caused hours of congestion and prompted the Taiwanese company to cancel a new payment plan.

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Deepening the strategic partnership between Vietnam and France

The official visit to France from March 25-27 by General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong and a high-raking Vietnamese delegation is being made at the invitation of French President Emmanuel Macron.

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Ingrained bias prevents female rape victims in Vietnam from seeking justice

Girls who appeared physically unhurt were told to stay quiet so they can find husbands.

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Thirteen dead in Vietnam high-rise apartment fire

Thirteen people were killed and several injured when a fire broke out at an apartment complex in Vietnam’s southern commercial hub of Ho Chi Minh City, authorities said.

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vendredi 23 mars 2018

Vietnam protests over Taiwan's live-fire drill in Spratlys

Vietnam's foreign ministry denounced Taiwan's ongoing live-fire drill around an island in the Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands as a serious violation of Vietnam's sovereignty.

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South China Sea : Vietnam 'scraps new oil project'

Vietnam has cancelled a major oil project in the South China Sea for the second time in a year, in the wake of Chinese pressure, the BBC has learned.

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jeudi 22 mars 2018

E-payment soars in Vietnam as a solution to skimpy bank coverage

Spread of mobile devices has companies scrambling to cash in on fintech boom

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mercredi 21 mars 2018

Vietnam, Laos join forces to crack multinational drug ring

Over 50,000 ecstasy pills and a kilo of crystal meth was seized in the raid last Sunday.

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mardi 20 mars 2018

Day of Happiness 2018: How happy is Vietnam ?

Global reports offer differing views on just how happy the country is.

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lundi 19 mars 2018

Vietnam : la low cost VietJet Air vise Delhi et Brisbane

La compagnie aérienne low cost VietJet Air compte lancer d’ici la fin de l’année une nouvelle liaison entre Ho Chi Minh Ville et Delhi en Inde, et probablement en 2019 une autre à destination de Brisbane en Australie.

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Lavrov visit to Vietnam cancelled at last minute

A visit to Vietnam by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was abruptly called off Monday for "unexpected reasons", Hanoi said, hours after President Vladimir Putin was re-elected for a fourth term.

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Gold mine leaks toxic waste into central Vietnam river

Dozens of fish died after the river was polluted with mining tailings.

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Illegal sand mining digs away at Vietnam's rice basket

Up to 500 hectares of the Mekong Delta is being swept away each year.

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Vietnam trying ex-Politburo member over oil giant’s losses

A court in Hanoi began a criminal trial Monday of a former Politburo member accused of mismanagement at state oil giant PetroVietnam that cost millions of dollars.

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dimanche 18 mars 2018

Vietnam scores low on global ranking of talent attraction

The country benefits from political stability and vibrant social networks, but technology and research spending are limited.

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Vietnam's reformist ex-PM Phan Van Khai dies at age 84

Former Vietnamese premier Phan Van Khai, who helped strengthen ties with the US and drive market reforms that ignited the communist country's economy, died on Saturday aged 84, the government said.

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