Popular charity act in Saigon dealt a blow in Hanoi

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 day(s) ago

Popular charity act in Saigon dealt a blow in Hanoi

While iced tea tanks put along the streets to help people quench their thirst for free can easily be spotted across Ho Chi Minh City, the imitation of the good deed in Hanoi has been treated differently.

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HCMC council members present opposite opinions of road maintenance fee

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HCMC council members present opposite opinions of road maintenance fee

Debate on collection of road maintenance fee on motorbikes heated the first day of the 18th session of the 8th city People’s Council yesterday. Some council members agreed to halt while some said the toll was needed for developing traffic system.

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Wage-increase impact up for debate

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VietStock FI English 2 week(s) ago

Recent data from the International Labour Organisation say that despite implementing a $128 minimum wage in January, the Kingdom’s garment and footwear sector has grown by over 10 per cent in the first quarter this year, although experts suggest a wait-and-see approach to determine its full impact.

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Historic visit ushers in new era of Vietnam-US relations

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VOV News English 2 week(s) ago

Historic visit ushers in new era of Vietnam-US relations

(VOV) -Last week’s historic visit by General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong to Washington to meet with President Obama in the White House has ushered in a new chapter in Vietnam and US relations.

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Mexico opens historic oil auction

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Mexico opens historic oil auction

Nearly 80 years after kicking foreign energy companies out of the country, the government is offering 14 blocks in shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico worth an estimated US$17 billion in total.

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VFF leader hails Lao front senior official’s visit

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VOV News English 2 week(s) ago 2 related news

President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan hailed the visit by permanent Vice President of the Lao Front for National Construction Tong Yerthor in Hanoi on July 15, saying it is taking place as Vietnam prepares for the 12th National Party Congress that will debate ties between the two Fronts.

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IMF calls for Greece debt relief ahead of bailout vote

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IMF calls for Greece debt relief ahead of bailout vote

An International Monetary Fund study published on July 14 showed that Greece needs far more debt relief than European governments have been willing to contemplate so far, as fractious parties in Athens prepared to vote on a sweeping austerity package demanded by their lenders.

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Localities postpone ‘unfair' road fees

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VietnamNet English 3 week(s) ago

Localities postpone ‘unfair' road fees

VietNamNet Bridge – The debate on whether to completely eliminate the collection of road maintenance fees from motorbike users is boiling again after two localities unilaterally postponed the fee last week.

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Beauty contestants shine in Ao Dai debate

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Beauty contestants shine in Ao Dai debate

Several Vietnam celebrities have been criticised for wearing modifications of the country's traditional long dress, the Ao Dai, but many others have won high praise at international beauty contests.

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Weekly roundup: Holiday rip-offs, brutal killing, Indochina debate, and more

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 week(s) ago

Weekly roundup: Holiday rip-offs, brutal killing, Indochina debate, and more

But I didn't order this: New rip-off complaints of summer

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EU officials debate Greek bailout proposal

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 week(s) ago 5 related news

Euro zone finance ministers temper optimism over the possibility of a Greece bailout deal.

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S.C. Confederate flag bill signed into law

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Following an emotional debate spurred by the Charleston church shooting, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley signed legislation permanently removing the Confederate flag from the state capitol grounds.

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Malaysia's opposition demands emergency debate on PM after graft allegations

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Malaysia's opposition demands emergency debate on PM after graft allegations

Two of Malaysia's main opposition parties on Sunday demanded an emergency sitting of parliament to discuss Prime Minister Najib Razak's future as tensions mounted over a report that linked him to probes into alleged corruption involving state fund 1MDB.

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Debates outside parliamentary sessions should be promoted

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VietnamNet English 1 month(s) ago

Debates outside parliamentary sessions should be promoted

An "open environment" should be created for lawmakers to debate important issues, Le Nhu Tien, Vice Chairman of the Committee on Culture, Education, Youth and Children, tells Tien Phong (Vanguard).

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Obama signs trade bills into law

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VOV News English 1 month(s) ago

Obama signs trade bills into law

US President Barack Obama on June 29 signed into law legislation that gives him "fast-track" power to push ahead on a Pacific Rim trade deal that has been the subject of intense debate in Congress and across the nation.

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