Party Central Committee sets priorities, wraps up plenum

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Party Central Committee sets priorities, wraps up plenum

VietNamNet Bridge – The 2nd Plenum of the Party Central Committee ended yesterday, July 10, after agreeing to a list of 24 ‘crucial' issue groups that need to be prioritised to meet requirements set by the Party's 11th National Congress.

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Iraq to decide extension of U.S. troops presence in two weeks

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Iraqi leading political parties on Saturday decided to meet in two weeks to give final decision about the extension of the U.S. troops' presence in the country beyond the end of 2011 deadline, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani said.

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GOVERNMENT IN BRIEF 11/7

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GOVERNMENT IN BRIEF 11/7

Party resolution creates positive change in rural areas

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The lady who worships five kings

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The lady who worships five kings

VietNamNet Bridge – At the requiem for Mong Diep, the concubine of Vietnam’s last king Bao Dai, held in the ancient capital city of Hue on July 1, many people were attracted to an old lady, who kneeled in front of the altar for over one hour, with a respectful face.

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Chinese lease Vietnamese land to grow sweet potatoes

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Chinese lease Vietnamese land to grow sweet potatoes

VietNamNet Bridge – Not only collecting sweet potatoes in Vietnam, Chinese have also been coming to Vietnam, leasing land to grow sweet potatoes to export to third countries.

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One dead, 102 missing after ship sinks in Russia's Volga river

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One dead, 102 missing after ship sinks in Russia's Volga river

One woman was killed and some 102 others were missing after a cruise ship "Bulgaria" carrying 188 sank in Volga river Sunday, the Russian Emergencies Situations Ministry spokeswoman confirmed.

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China’s new marine interests: implications for Southeast Asia

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China’s new marine interests: implications for Southeast Asia

VietNamNet Bridge - China has for the first time included a chapter on marine development in a Five Year Plan. This emphasis on the marine economy presents both challenges and opportunities.

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Viet Nam to produce own diarrhoea vaccine

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VietNamNet Bridge - The first domestically produced Rota vaccine is expected to enter the Vietnamese market by the end of this year at a fraction of the cost of its imported counterpart.

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Death toll from India train derail rises to 35

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Death toll from India train derail rises to 35

At least 35 people were killed and over 200 others injured in the train derailment which took place Sunday noon in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, reported Press Trust of India.

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BUSINESS IN BRIEF 11/7

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Many power projects cut to help control inflation

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In Beijing, US military chief says to maintain Asia presence

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In Beijing, US military chief says to maintain Asia presence

VietNamNet Bridge - The United States is committed to maintaining its military presence in Asia, its top military official said in China July 10, adding that Washington was worried disputes in the resource-rich South China Sea (East Sea) could lead to serious conflict.

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Japan flabbergast defending champion Germany 1-0 at FIFA Women Worlds 2011

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Japan flabbergast defending champion Germany 1-0 at FIFA Women Worlds 2011

Japan surprisingly eliminated defending world champion and host Germany after extra time owing the winner by striker Karina Maruyama who sealed semi finals for Japan in front of 26,067 spectators at Volkswagen Area on Saturday.

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S.Korean retail giant E-Mart enters Vietnam

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VietNamNet Bridge - E-Mart, South Korea’s top discount store chain, on Thursday signed an agreement with local partner U&I Investment Corporation to form a distribution joint venture, indicating the potential of the domestic retail market.

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Vietnam owes foreign countries $40.6 bln

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Vietnam owes foreign countries $40.6 bln

VietNamNet Bridge - As of December 31, 2010, Vietnam's total foreign debt is recorded at VND835 trillion (US$40.6 billion), accounting for 42.2% of the country’s GDP last year, the Finance Minister reported.

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Diplomacy vs oil: Beijing's dilemma

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Diplomacy vs oil: Beijing's dilemma

VietNamNet Bridge - China's recent disputes with Vietnam and the Philippines over oil exploration in the East Sea are challenging its own diplomatic strategy of maintaining a low profile on the international stage.

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