WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama said the US war plan in Afghanistan was "on track" but somberly warned that gains won by his surge strategy at a heavy human cost were fragile and reversible.
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LONDON (AFP) – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange vowed to clear his name and pursue his work releasing secret documents, as he enjoyed his first day of freedom Friday after being released on bail by a British court.
PARIS, Dec 16, 2010 (AFP) - Atletico Madrid's dreams of defending their Europa League title died on a snowy pitch in western Germany on Thursday, as they crashed out of the competition following a 1-1 draw at Bayer Leverkusen.
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ROME, Dec 17, 2010 (AFP) - Roma are the only team standing between AC Milan and a winter escape as Serie A gets ready to shut down for the Christmas holiday period.
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Arjen Robben takes part in his first training session of the 2010/2011 Bundesliga football season on December 16, 2010 in Munich. AFP
BERLIN, Dec 17, 2010 (AFP) - Defending champions Bayern Munich face strugglers Stuttgart on Saturday hoping to end their 2010 Bundesliga campaign on a high, but with one eye on next year as Arjen Robben returns to training.
The government of Denmark approved a fund of 3.900,000 DKK (USD692) for the promotion of art education in primary schools in Vietnam.
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The Vietnam Publishers Association awarded the book on Chua Vietnam (Vietnamese Pagodas) two gold prizes at the Vietnam Book Awards on December 15 for its excellence in printing and subject matter.
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The price of gold in Vietnam dropped VND300,000 a tael (1.2 ounces) over the previous day on December 16 as global prices declined for a second day on an escalating dollar.
The Southern Regional Hydro Meteorological Center has said, the cold front from the north has spread into southern Vietnam and it is forecast that the weather will turn cold on December 17 and 18.
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Hua Ngoc Thuan, vice chairperson of HCMC People's Committee (Photo: SGGP)
The People’s Committee will force investors to build educational, healthcare, and entertainment facilities in a plan for new residential blocks, said Hua Ngoc Thuan, vice chairperson of the Ho Chi Minh City government.
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The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) had mistakenly put Vietnamese tra and basa catfish on the red list.
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Workers process tra fish at Cuu Long Seafood Export JS Co. in An Giang Province. The Mekong Delta is striving for export turnover of US$3 billion from the fish by 2020. (Photo: Tuoi Tre)
A senior officer from the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has announced the nature watchdog’s decision to remove Vietnam’s Tra fish from the consumer Red List.
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LONDON, Dec 16, 2010 (AFP) - Top palace officials in Thailand expressed concerns about the prospect of the crown prince becoming king, a leaked US diplomatic cable showed.
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Earlier this year, the production of square-head anabas has developed into a new aquaculture model in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang. This has resulted in many farmers shifting their breeding from tra fish to square-head anabas.
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The Construction Limited Company No.9 has made the Dakrong River deformed since it was licensed to exploit gold in the Dakrong District, the central province of Quang Tri in November.
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