Month: June 2016

Vietnam delays new Penal Code after errors found

An amended version of the Penal Code will be deferred due to errors, officials announced at a press briefing Thursday,…

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Artists have repainted a Vietnamese village, and it looks awesome

A group of South Korean artists and volunteers has helped create Vietnam’s first mural village, with most paintings promoting the…

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Vietnamese splurge on children’s education in Australia, US

Duong Bao Ngoc spends some US$35,000 every year on her daughter’s study at a college in the United States. She considers…

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Errors found in Vietnam’s new Penal Code

The National Assembly’s Standing Committee has requested an urgent vote to defer an amended version of the Penal Code after finding…

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Who wins from Brexit? China

The United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union is creating a lot of losers: London’s finance industry. British Prime Minister…

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Post Brexit, Britain still torn between nationalism and global leadership

Political forecasters are smart about everything except the future. At 7.30 a.m. on the not-so-bright Brexit morning, the polling site…

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Da Nang fireworks competition will get bigger and better

The biennial Da Nang International Fireworks will be held every year from 2017 and will last for three weeks instead…

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Shades of ink at Hanoi’s first tattoo festival

Thousands of people attend the event that also attracts many top international artists  A man poses with tattoos on his…

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Lindsay Lohan fumes over #Brexit, Elizabeth Hurley sleeps soundly

Lindsay Lohan went viral on social media in the early hours of Friday. Only this time, it wasn’t about her…

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China must end ‘illegal activities’ in East Sea, Vietnam says

Vietnam on Friday demanded that China stop “illegal activities” that has violated its sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly)…

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China’s dog meat problem

I ate dog just once, and it was an accident. A Chinese scrap-metal dealer with whom I’m friendly invited me…

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French opera ‘Carmen’ hits Ho Chi Minh City stage

Georges Bizet’s acclaimed opera “Carmen” will be performed for the first time in Vietnam at the Saigon Opera House on…

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Ho Chi Minh City’s Chinatown market could get facelift

Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City are considering a VND122-billion (US$5.35 million) proposal to fully repair Binh Tay, the 88-year-old…

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Whitney and Prince items up for auction

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Coral bleaching goes into unprecedented third year: NOAA

The planet’s coral reefs are likely facing warmer than normal water for an unprecedented third year in a row, extending…

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Paris exhibition displays Chirac-like 18th century Japanese masks

Three antique Japanese theater masks that bear a striking resemblance to former French president Jacques Chirac will go on display…

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Car maker to investigate Yelchin death

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Actor Anton Yelchin of ‘Star Trek’ killed in freak accident

Anton Yelchin, a 27-year-old actor best known for playing the character Chekov in two “Star Trek” movies, was killed early…

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ADB pledges more support for Vietnam’s sustainable growth

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will continue assisting the Vietnamese government through sovereign lending of about US$1 billion annually, its…

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Who Can Fly?/ Ai biết bay? – A meeting point of East and West

In September of 2011, I paused for a while before a new name on the Tuoi Tre news website –…

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Vietnam at risk of massive coral die-off due to El Nino: report

Warm water caused by El Nino is being suspected of bleaching around one quarter of coral reefs off Vietnam’s famous…

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Deaf students in Vietnam receive support from $2.8 mln education project

Almost 50 deaf children in first grade received sign language-based education in the 2015-2016 school year through a pilot scheme…

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UNDP to facilitate youth innovation for social good in Vietnam

The UN Development Program (UNDP) announced a partnership with startup incubator HATCH! VENTURES to facilitate innovative action by youths for…

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World Bank calls for reform to close gap in social service access for migrants

Vietnam can improve migrants’ access to public services and employment by reducing the time and requirements needed to obtain ho…

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More Chinese vessels seen in Truong Sa: Vietnamese fishers

Fishers in some south central provinces said the number of Chinese vessels off Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands has increased…

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Chinese vessel accused of harassing Vietnamese fishing boat

[embedded content] Vietnamese fishers have accused a group of Chinese soldiers of chasing their boat off Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands…

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Best of Tony Awards

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Mickey takes on the locals with Disney’s $5.5 billion Shanghai bet

As the opening of the $5.5 billion Shanghai Disneyland draws near, Walt Disney Co has a challenge. The hold of…

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Vietnamese President starts State visit to Laos

Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang arrived in Vientiane on Sunday, beginning his three-day State visit to Laos at the invitation…

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Best of London collections: Men

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