Opening airports to foreign investors may harm Vietnam security, experts warn

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Opening airports to foreign investors may harm Vietnam security, experts warn

After some early optimism, the transport ministry’s plan to sell airport operating rights to interested investors has become a cause for concern as a vital question starts to arise: who should be allowed to buy these rights?

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Vietnam surpasses Malaysia, Thailand to become ASEAN’s biggest exporter to US

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Vietnam surpasses Malaysia, Thailand to become ASEAN’s biggest exporter to US

Vietnam topped other regional countries in exporting to the U.S. in 2014 with around US$30.6 billion in shipments, up 24 percent year on year, according to the U.S.’s official data.

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Pissed-off bees attack 22 bus passengers relieving themselves in Vietnam street

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Báo Thanh Niên English 19 hour(s) ago

Twenty-two people were peeing along a highway in the central province of Quang Ngai on Thursday then a swarm of angry bees attacked them, causing all to be hospitalized.

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Vietnam: You're so good-lookin'

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Vietnam: You're so good-lookin'

One white expat's odd May 19 ode to Ho Chi Minh and Malcolm X on the occasion of their respective 123rd and 88th birthdays

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Simple truth: Vietnam just not 'serious about tourism'

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Simple truth: Vietnam just not 'serious about tourism'

A recent article in Tuoi Tre, translated and reprinted in Vietweek and Thanh Nien News as "Why We Fail and Why They Succeed," took a very reductive look at the reasons why Thailand is a hugely popular tourist destination and why Vietnam isn't.

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Vietnam's food safety and sovereignty in jeopardy

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Vietnam's food safety and sovereignty in jeopardy

Genetically-modified (GM) maize on trial cultivation at a farm in Vietnam. More and more people are concerned about the harmful consequences of GM crops and Vietnam's plans to cultivate them on a wide scale. PHOTO: QUANG DUAN

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Russian official honoured for 10-year dedicated services

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VietnamPlus English 3 hour(s) ago

Director of the Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Hanoi Lavreniev Alekxei Iurievich has been awarded with Vietnam’s Friendship Medal for his 10-year dedication to developing ties between the two countries.

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Exhibition celebrates Air Force’s 60th founding anniversary

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VietnamPlus English 3 hour(s) ago

More than 500 photos and items demonstrating the development of the Vietnam People’s Air Force are being on show at an exhibition that opened in Hanoi on February 27 to mark the force’s 60th founding anniversary (March 3, 1955).

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Vietnam, UK hold fourth strategic dialogue

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Vietnam, UK hold fourth strategic dialogue

Vietnam and the UK focused on issues surrounding international economic integration, national defence-security and recent global developments during their fourth strategic dialogue in Hanoi on February 27.

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Deputy PM hosts UK Foreign Office Minister

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Deputy PM hosts UK Foreign Office Minister

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh hailed the success of the fourth Vietnam – UK strategic dialogue during a reception for UK Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Hugo Swire in Hanoi on February 27.

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State President meets with outstanding health workers

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State President meets with outstanding health workers

President Truong Tan Sang hosted a reception for outstanding health officials on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Vietnam Doctors’ Day in Hanoi on February 27.

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Hospital with free guesthouse for patients’ relatives opens in southern Vietnam

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Hospital with free guesthouse for patients’ relatives opens in southern Vietnam

A US$89 million advanced hospital that has a guesthouse for patients’ relatives to stay free of charge was officially inaugurated and put into operation in Ba Ria, a city in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, on Wednesday.

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Cold weather to return to northern Vietnam over weekend

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Cold weather to return to northern Vietnam over weekend

A cold front will enter northern Vietnam as of Saturday, ending several days of warmth and bringing cold weather back again, with temperatures likely to drop to 14 degrees Celsius in early March, the National Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting Center said on Friday.

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Nearly 800 killed in road accidents in Vietnam in February

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Nearly 800 killed in road accidents in Vietnam in February

As many as 786 people were killed in 1,935 traffic accidents on the roadways in Vietnam in February, according to the Ministry of Public Security.

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Vietnam-funded repair shop opens in Cambodia

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VOV News English 5 hour(s) ago

A repair shop for tanks and armoured vehicles, constructed with funding from Vietnam’s Ministry of Defence, was inaugurated and commissioned in Battambong province, Cambodia on February 27.

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