Foreign Ministry spokesperson Nguyen Phuong Nga (Source: Vietnam News Agency)
Vietnam’ Foreign Ministry spokesperson on April 9 rejected comments on human rights in the country made by the US Department of State, UK Department of Foreign Affairs and the EU Delegation to Vietnam, underlining “they are partial and based on erroneous information”.
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TOKYO, April 9, 2011 (AFP) - Japan ordered all its nuclear power operators to secure more emergency generators Saturday, after an earthquake temporarily reduced one facility to relying on just a single electricity source.
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TOKYO, April 9, 2011 (AFP) - Japan's industry minister on Saturday met workers battling to cool overheating reactors and plug radioactive leaks in the first government visit to the country's tsunami-crippled nuclear plant.
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BERLIN, April 9, 2011 (AFP) - Romania's Sandra Izbasa won the final of the women's vault at the European gymnastics championships on Saturday with Germany's Oksana Chusovitina winning silver and Swiss Ariella Kaeslin bronze.
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MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, April 8, 2011 (AFP) - Sir Alex Ferguson believes referee Lee Mason was pressured into writing the report that allowed the FA to charge and ban Wayne Rooney for his expletive-laden rant.
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LONDON, April 8, 2011 (AFP) - Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti insisted Friday that his future at the club did not hinge on the outcome of his team's Champions League quarter-final with Manchester United.
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ROME, April 9, 2011 (AFP) - Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri insists his side can overcome the absence of top scorer Edinson Cavani at Bologna on Sunday and stay in the Serie A title race.
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AFP file - Arsene Wenger
LONDON, April 9, 2011 (AFP) - Arsene Wenger launched a stout defence of his Arsenal team's achievements and his managerial policy ahead of their Premier League game against Blackpool on Sunday.
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SEPANG, Malaysia (AFP) – World champion Sebastien Vettel stormed to pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix with a superb final drive in qualifying on Saturday.
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WASHINGTON (AFP) – Google's entry into the online travel sector was cleared for takeoff as the US Justice Department gave the green light to its $700 million purchase of flight data company ITA Software
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CAIRO (AFP) – Two people were killed and at least 18 wounded early on Saturday when Egyptian military police stormed the capital's iconic Tahrir Square to disperse protesters, medical sources told AFP.
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REYKJAVIK (AFP) – About 230,000 Icelandic voters went to the polls Saturday to approve or reject a renegotiated deal to compensate Britain and The Netherlands over the 2008 collapse of Icesave bank.
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GAZA CITY (AFP) – An Israeli tank round killed a Palestinian in Gaza early on Saturday bringing to 12 the overall toll from the deadliest 24 hours of violence since a devastating war ended more than two years ago.
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MISRATA, Libya (AFP) – Heavy shelling by forces loyal to Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi killed at least four civilians in the besieged third city of Misrata, the scene of bloody clashes for more than 40 days.
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ABIDJAN (AFP) – Fighters for Ivorian president-in-waiting Alassane Ouattara were accused on Saturday of new atrocities as the United Nations warned that forces backing his rival Laurent Gbagbo were gaining ground in Abidjan.
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