U.N. warns of coming hunger in North Korea

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U.N. warns of coming hunger in North Korea

A drought in North Korea could lead to huge food shortages this year, the top U.N. official in the country told Reuters in an interview.

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German press hails Vietnam’s economic achievements and poverty reduction

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German press hails Vietnam’s economic achievements and poverty reduction

German broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) featured the story “Vietnam’s fight against hunger – a success story” on its website on May 27, highlighting Vietnam’s efforts to achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals, including economic development, poverty reduction and hunger eradication.

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Over 7.8 mln USD for Central Highlands social security

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Over 170 billion VND (7.82 million USD), including 100 billion VND (4.6 million USD) from bank donations, was raised for social welfare activities in the Central Highlands region during an arts performance programme held in Da Lat city, Lam Dong province on May 17.

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Bank to invest 15 trillion VND in Central Highlands region

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The banking sector will provide the Central Highlands region with 15 trillion VND (694 million USD) for projects on power plants, transportation and agriculture.

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PM witnesses VN-KoK trade agreement signing

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PM witnesses VN-KoK trade agreement signing

VGP - PM Nguyen Tan Dung witnessed the signing of a free trade agreement (FTA) between Viet Nam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) by Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang and RoK Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Yoon Sang-jick in Ha Noi on May 5.

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Freed Nigerian women tell of horror of Boko Haram captivity

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Freed Nigerian women tell of horror of Boko Haram captivity

Boko Haram fighters killed older boys and men in front of their families before taking women and children into the forest where many died of hunger and disease, freed captives said on Sunday after they were brought to a government refugee camp.

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‘Hunger era’ in Vietnam – Conclusion: Selling gold from national reserves for food

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‘Hunger era’ in Vietnam – Conclusion: Selling gold from national reserves for food

Vietnam sold over 40 metric tons of gold, including 16 metric tons inheritied from the U.S.-backed Saigon regime after the country was reunified in 1975, during the period of malnutrition in the late 1970s and 1980s to buy rice and solve other urgent issues.

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‘Hunger era’ in Vietnam – P4: Borrowing wheat from India, rice from Indonesia

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‘Hunger era’ in Vietnam – P4: Borrowing wheat from India, rice from Indonesia

After national reunification in 1975, Vietnam faced a serious period of malnutrition due to problems in state management and had to borrow wheat from India, rice from Indonesia along with aid from the former USSR.

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‘Hunger era’ in Vietnam – P3: Flouting rules to buy rice for malnutrition-afflicted people

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‘Hunger era’ in Vietnam – P3: Flouting rules to buy rice for malnutrition-afflicted people

In a unified nation in the late 1970s and 1980s, many people in Ho Chi Minh City suffered from malnutrition because rice and other necessities were banned from being circulated among localities.

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L'Espace screens France's hot animation

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago

A few weeks after the premiere in France, the animation Asterix: The Land of the Gods (France, 2014) will be screened at L'Espace from April 28 to May 17.

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‘Hunger era’ in Vietnam – P2: Malnutrition spread to all corners

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‘Hunger era’ in Vietnam – P2: Malnutrition spread to all corners

A person in Ho Chi Minh City was granted only six kilograms of rice a month in the state-subsidized period between the late 1970s and the late 1980s but even the subsidy itself was not ensured back then.

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Rice aid supplied to northern, central provinces

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The Prime Minister has requested the Ministry of Finance provide nearly 1,300 tonnes of rice to the northern provinces of Tuyen Quang, Thanh Hoa and the central province of Phu Yen.

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‘Hunger era’ in Vietnam – P1: Job’s tears during late 1970s-80s

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‘Hunger era’ in Vietnam – P1: Job’s tears during late 1970s-80s

Vietnam experienced its hardest peacetime period during the late 1970s and 1980s when even senior leaders did not have enough rice for two meals a day, which was a result of wrong economic and political policies.

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Academic gets wild about raising pigs

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Academic gets wild about raising pigs

VietNamNet Bridge – Fat pigs are tasty but unhealthy, so breeding lean and healthy wild pigs has great profit potential, an economics lecturer realised, and decided to go the whole hog.

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Poverty alleviation needs more support

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President Truong Tan Sang has asked local and international organisations and individuals to support humanitarian programmes further in efforts to help the poor and needy people overcome difficulties.

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