Merkel still world's most powerful woman: Forbes

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Merkel still world's most powerful woman: Forbes

German leader Angela Merkel and businesswomen dominate Forbes magazine's new list of powerful women, while First Lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton didn't break the top 30.

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PM wants fight against recession to continue

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PM wants fight against recession to continue

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has ordered all agencies to continue their measures to prevent recession though the stimulus packages have been effective, a Government spokesperson said at the end of a regular two-day Government meeting on August 5.

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Prices rise faster in Hanoi than HCMC

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Prices rise faster in Hanoi than HCMC

Consumer prices in August rose 0.47 percent in Hanoi and 0.22 percent in Ho Chi Minh City.

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City leader tells tax agency to check evasion

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City leader tells tax agency to check evasion

Nguyen Thi Hong, vice chairwoman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, has asked tax and other agencies to soon begin verifying tax payments by enterprises.

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Gold declines as stronger dollar curbs demand

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Gold declines as stronger dollar curbs demand

Gold fell slightly by VND20,000 a tael (1.2 ounces) to around VND21.20 million in Vietnam on August 21 as global gold price snapped a two-day rally.

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"Twilight" author sued for copyright infringement

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A woman who wrote an obscure vampire book as a teenager has sued "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer, accusing her of stealing ideas from the work for the fourth book in her vampire series, "Breaking Dawn."

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Ramadan begins Saturday in Egypt, summer cut short

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Ramadan begins Saturday in Egypt, summer cut short

The Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan will begin on Saturday in Egypt, where authorities are turning the clocks back a month early in a bid to reduce daylight hours for those fasting.

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North Korean team due in South Korea as tensions ease

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North Korean team due in South Korea as tensions ease

A high-level North Korean delegation was due Friday in South Korea to join in national mourning for former president Kim Dae-Jung, the latest sign of easing relations after months of high tensions.

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India Art Summit opens, minus most acclaimed painter

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India Art Summit opens, minus most acclaimed painter

India's biggest contemporary art show opened in New Delhi on Thursday, but without works from the country's most acclaimed painter because of fears of attacks by Hindu extremist groups.

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Students with disabilities start US-funded technical training

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Fifty students with disabilities began a 12-month software engineering and information technology management training program this week and 33 others with visual and hearing impairments enrolled for a three-month IT course under an initiative funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

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Karzai campaign declares victory in Afghan vote

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President Hamid Karzai's campaign manager claimed victory on Friday in the country's presidential election, saying preliminary results showed there would be no need for a second round run-off.

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Vietnam to open consulate in US city

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Vietnam to open consulate in US city

Vietnam will open a consulate in the US city of Houston not later than September, the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry’s new spokeswoman, Nguyen Phuong Nga, told the media at a regular press conference on August 20.

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Iceland, Ecuador early favorites for Miss Universe

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Iceland, Ecuador early favorites for Miss Universe

Ecuador's Sandra Vinces, 19, and Iceland's Ingibjorg Egilsdottir, 24, are early favorites on Facebook and other social networking sites ahead of Sunday's Miss Universe contest.

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PetroVietnam urged to become powerful group

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PetroVietnam urged to become powerful group

Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh asked the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) to maintain its leading role and turn itself into a powerful international corporation.

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Bermuda on alert as Hurricane Bill advances

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Bermuda on alert as Hurricane Bill advances

Bermuda issued a hurricane warning Thursday as massive Hurricane Bill approached, spinning off life-threatening ocean swells in Puerto Rico and the island of Hispaniola and threatening to regain Category Four status.

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