Ukraine votes in poll likely to strengthen president's hand

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Ukrainians voted on Sunday in an election that is likely to install a pro-Western parliament and strengthen President Petro Poroshenko's mandate to end separatist conflict in the east, but may fuel tension with Russia.

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Gas and conflict dominate Ukraine vote

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President Poroshenko's bloc holds a lead ahead of Ukraine's election, according to opinion polls, with a rising populist party set to take second place. Ukraine's prime minister says he fears Russia might disrupt the vote, but a row over gas supplies does appear to be easing.

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Charred tanks in Ukraine point to Russian involvement

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The burnt-out remains of dozens of tanks and armored vehicles in fields near this small village bear witness to the ferocity of a battle that turned the tide of the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

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Israeli film festival shows the country's silver lining on the silver screen

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

The Israel Film Festival will open with Foreign Letters by writer and director Ela Their on November 1. The film is based on the director's life and features her Vietnamese friend Thuy.

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Foreign media notices signs of improving Vietnam-China relations

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Foreign media notices signs of improving Vietnam-China relations

VietNamNet Bridge – The visit to China last week of Defense Minister Phung Quang Thanh shows that the two neighboring countries are trying to mend relations after the oil rig incident, observed international newswires.

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East Sea: What is the EU’s role?

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East Sea: What is the EU’s role?

Regarding the European Union’s (EU) role in the East Sea, VietNamNet is presenting an article by Truong Minh Huy Vu, lecturer at the Faculty of International Relations, HCM City National University of Social Sciences and Humanities. He is currently a postgraduate at the University of Bonn (Germany) specializing in International political economy.

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Ukraine-Russia peace hopes rise as gas deal edges closer

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Ukraine-Russia peace hopes rise as gas deal edges closer

Ukraine and Russia both signalled progress towards settling their festering row over gas, raising hopes of an EU-backed resolution of the broader conflict embroiling the Soviet-era allies.

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The EU’s role in East Sea disputes

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The EU’s role in East Sea disputes

On the occasion of Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s ongoing visit to several European countries, VietNamNet’s Huynh Phan talks with Mr. Bruno Hellendorff, a research fellow for the Group for Research and Information on Peace and Security (GRIP) in Brussels and Dr. Felix Heiduk, research fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, on the role of the European Union (EU) in settling disputes in the East Sea and the possibility of cooperation between the EU and the...

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U.S.-led air strikes intensify as Syria conflict destabilizes Turkey

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American-led forces have sharply intensified air strikes in the past two days against Islamic State fighters threatening Kurds on Syria's Turkish border after the jihadists' advance began to destabilize Turkey.

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Germany’s new foreign policy: same reluctance to fight

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Germany’s new foreign policy: same reluctance to fight

Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark, whose combined populations are less than half that of their German neighbor, have sent warplanes to strike Islamic State. Germany is sitting this conflict out.

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Traffic cop knifes prison guard for dirty look in Northern Vietnam

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Police in the northern province of Hung Yen are investigating a daylight machete attack by a traffic cop on a prison guard.

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War reporters lament news 'black holes' in IS-held zones

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War reporters lament news 'black holes' in IS-held zones

Kidnappings, beheadings, a hatred of journalists: the areas controlled by the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria have become "black holes" of news where even war-hardened reporters dare not venture.

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Donors pledge $5.4bn for Palestinians at Cairo summit

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Donors pledge $5.4bn for Palestinians at Cairo summit

International donors have pledged $5.4bn (£3.4bn) for the Palestinians at a conference in Cairo.

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Women take up arms on both sides of conflict in east Ukraine

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Before fighting broke out in eastern Ukraine, Irina was a croupier in a casino who never dreamt of taking up arms. Now she is gambling with her life.

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Truce bypasses Donetsk airport, symbol of conflict in eastern Ukraine

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Truce bypasses Donetsk airport, symbol of conflict in eastern Ukraine

While fighting in much of eastern Ukraine has been calmed by a month-old truce, it rages unabated at the airport near Donetsk, turning a shiny symbol of the country's Western integration into a shattered mirror of its future prospects.

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