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More rotten meat on its way to be sold for consumption

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A confessed truck driver was arrested carrying more than 2 tons of rotten pork packed from Hưng Yên to Thanh Hóa in time for Tet sales and consumption. Gia Ðình Việt Nam Newspaper reported on January 26, in Trieu Loc,...

Corruption in Vietnam is still a major problem

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For the first time since 2012, the index perceived corruption (CPI) Vietnam increased two points, from 31/100 to 33/100, however Vietnam is still among the countries where corruption is a serious problem. Transparency...

boiling Tet cakes in the house caused the death of two children

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Tet has ended for a couple in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong even before the holiday begins this weekend, when their house caught fire and killed both of their children on Thursday. Le Ngoc Minh Quang and ...

2 kids, 3 women arrested for suspected theft at Saigon downtown

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A group of suspected thieves was nabbed by police in Saigon on Thursday night for allegedly stealing property from visitors at the city’s iconic Nguyen Hue Street Flower market. Following repeated complaints of thefts...

Vietnamese spends $1 Billion annually on cigarettes

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Each year, the Vietnam government spends more (about $ 1.1 billion) to treat tobacco-related diseases. Meanwhile, people spend (about $ 1 billion) to buy cigarettes in the same time frame. According to Health Ministry...

Drug rung bust in Ninh Binh

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Two female drug lords in Ninh Binh split 45 kg of narcotics and 30 blocks of heroin in to two duffle bags to be sold to the public. On 25 January, police Nam Dinh province held a press conference to announce they had ...

Vietnam punishes 4 officials over Formosa environmental disaster

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Vietnam said on Thursday it would punish four officials over one of its worst environmental disasters, caused by a unit of Taiwan conglomerate Formosa Plastics, in the first action against government officials ten mon...

Videographer and blogger detained in Vietnam

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the Committee to Protect Journalists said today that Vietnamese authorities should unconditionally release videographer Nguyen Van Hoa and blogger Tran Thi Nga. Shawn Crispin, CPJ's senior Southeast Asia representativ...

When tourists smile and farmers cry in Vietnam

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“Snow in Sa Pa” is something tourists always look forward to. Different groups of tourists rush to visit Sa Pa, mostly in order to see the Europe-like snowing there.However, for farmers in Sa Pa, ice and snow are just...

Vietnam to launch e visas for visitors from 40 countries

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Nationals of eligible countries will be able to apply for a 30-day single-entry e-visa starting February 1. The Vietnamese government has announced a two-year pilot plan to launch an electronic visa system for foreign...

Vietnamese Factories Hum at Full Capacity Despite Trump Snub

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Vietnamese clothing maker NhaBe Garment Corp. had a lot riding on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The supplier to brands such as Calvin Klein, Michael Kors and Kenneth Cole has seen its exports more than doubled since ...

San Jose council unanimously approves banning communist Vietnamese flag

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Supporters draped yellow flags of South Vietnam over their shoulders while others joined hands and held back tears, as San Jose became the first Bay Area city to ban the flag of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on ci...

370,000 cases of traffic violations discovered

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the online newspaper Vietnamplus reported that more than 370,000 cases of traffic violations have been discovered and fined for one month nationwide, totaling VNĐ227.2 billion (US$10 million). Some 2.300 cars, more th...

VN rice exports set to face another tough year

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Despite facing difficulties, Việt Nam will strive to achieve rice exports of more than 5 million tonnes this year, according to the the Việt Nam Food Association. Speaking at a meeting to review the VFA’s performance ...

Trump cancels TPP

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President Donald Trump signed a memorandum today removing the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).The TPP, which the Obama Administration signed on Feb. 4, 2016, could have been approved by a simple...

Proposal to ban display of Vietnam’s flag draws opposition in San Jose

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Two factions of the South Bay’s Vietnamese community are gearing up for a political fight Tuesday as the City Council considers banning the display of the Vietnamese communist flag on city-owned flagpoles. Councilman ...

Man who vandalized Vietnam War Memorial in Venice sentenced to 4 years in prison

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A 24-year-old man who vandalized a Vietnam War memorial last year in Los Angeles has been sentenced to four years in state prison. A court spokeswoman said Friday that Angel Castro was sentenced in Los Angeles Superio...

More working abroad opportunities for Vietnamese laborers

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Vietnamese labourers, especially skilled labourers, are expected to get more opportunities to work abroad this year. The Department of Overseas Labour under the Ministry of Labour, Invalid and Social Affairs (MoLISA) ...

Vietnam to allow locals in casinos under 3-year test project

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Vietnamese gamblers will soon be allowed into local casinos under a three-year pilot project. Under a decree signed by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc that takes effect in mid-March, Vietnamese citizens over 21 years ...

Russia Truck Giant Eyes ASEAN Market With Vietnam Expansion

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Last week, the director-general of Russia’s biggest truck manufacturer, Kamaz, said that the company plans to boost the export of its trucks to Vietnam as part of a broader move to expand its presence in other Southea...

Vietnam push for coal energy

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Having pulled away from atomic energy projects late last year, Vietnam is now sharpening its focus on coal to tap its abundant reserves. Many Japanese companies are drawn to this new business opportunity but so are Ch...

16 million pre activated SIM cards locked

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As many as 16 million of the 17 million pre-activated SIM cards that were recalled nation-wide have been locked by service providers on January 15. This was revealed at a meeting organised by the Ministry of Informati...

Vietnam receives sixth submarine from Russia

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Vietnam has received its sixth attack submarine from Russia amid rising Chinese assertiveness in the South China Sea. The submarine, a new diesel electric Kilo class model named HQ-187 Ba Ria-Vung Tau, arrived at the ...

Japan’s Emperor Akihito to Visit Vietnam

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Emperor Akihito will visit Vietnam in late February on a trip aimed at cementing ties with a nation that Tokyo sees as part of a regional defensive wall against China’s territorial ambitions. The 83-year-old emperor’s...

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