Cuba's Raul Castro urges US to lift trade embargo

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Cuban President Raul Castro has urged the US to end its trade embargo after the two countries opened formal talks on restoring diplomatic relations.

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Dog skins turned into leather in China

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Many dogs in China meet a gruesome end in slaughterhouses, supplying skins to the leather industry, with some of the resulting products destined for export.

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US, Cuba announce historic thaw in ties

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The United States and Cuba have moved to end five decades of Cold War, agreeing to revive diplomatic ties in a breakthrough that would also ease a crippling US trade embargo.

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VN Index sinks to six-month low

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VN Index sinks to six-month low

Vietnamese shares suffered terrible losses on December 17, the worst since May 2014, while the other Asian markets ended mixed.

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Cuba’s half century of isolation to end

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Cuba’s half century of isolation to end

U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro said today they would begin normalizing relations between the two nations, a deal brokered by Pope Francis and aided by the generational shift in Florida’s Cuban-American community.

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U.S., Cuba restore ties after 50 years

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U.S., Cuba restore ties after 50 years

The United States and Cuba agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic ties that Washington severed more than 50 years ago, and President Barack Obama called for an end to the long economic embargo against its old Cold War enemy.

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Vietnam to bring back HCMC – Vung Tau hydrofoils next week

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Vietnam to bring back HCMC – Vung Tau hydrofoils next week

Vietnam's beleaguered hydrofoil firms will launch their first Ho Chi Minh City - Vung Tau voyage before the end of December following a year-long ban on the service.

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Video shows end of Sydney siege drama

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Footage from Australian media shows police storming a Sydney cafe to end a siege that left three people dead including the armed hostage taker.

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Remittance ‘grey market’ thrives towards year-end

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Remittance ‘grey market’ thrives towards year-end

Remittances are pouring into Vietnam towards the year’s end, but most of this money is bypassing the official banking sector.

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Foreign arrivals surge sharply at year-end

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VGP – Viet Nam welcomed more than 7.2 million foreign visitors in eleven months of 2014, up 5.4% compared to the same period last year, according to Viet Nnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT).

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Da Nang may revoke license for $128mil. “Silicon Valley” project

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Da Nang may revoke license for $128mil. “Silicon Valley” project

VietNamNet Bridge - Da Nang Party Secretary has stated that by the end of next March, if the $280 million IT Park dubbed as Da Nang’s Silicon Valley, does not kick off, the investment licence will be revoked.

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Australia mourns after tragic end to cafe siege

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Australia mourns after tragic end to cafe siege

Shocked Australians on Tuesday mourned the victims of the Sydney cafe siege as authorities investigated why its Iranian-born perpetrator remained at large despite a history of violence and extremism.

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Banks vie over consumer loans towards year-end

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Banks vie over consumer loans towards year-end

As 2014 comes to a close, domestic and foreign-owned banks in Vietnam are in a fierce competition for a slice of the personal loans market.

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Police storm Sydney cafe to end hostage siege, three dead

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Police storm Sydney cafe to end hostage siege, three dead

Heavily armed Australian police stormed a Sydney cafe early on Tuesday morning and freed terrified hostages being held there at gunpoint, in a dramatic end to a 16-hour siege in which two captives and the attacker were killed.

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Behind the colorful mat weaving

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Behind the colorful mat weaving

VietNamNet Bridge – Seen from afar, a section of Road 867 across Long Dinh Commune the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang resembles a colorful work of art, rather a painting. Along the road, some 10 kilometers from Trung Luong T-Junction at the end of the HCMC-Trung Luong Expressway, are finished sedge mats of different colors as well as materials having been dyed. Many first-time visitors to the commune will run into rupture at the mere sight of the scene.

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