Party leader meets with new batch of Vietnamese diplomats

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VietNam News English 4 day(s) ago

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong yesterday met newly-appointed Vietnamese ambassadors and consul generals who will head Viet Nam's overseas agencies for the next three years.

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New customs law: expectations met?

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New customs law: expectations met?

The Law on Customs issued by the National Assembly in June and due to take effect on January 1, 2015 demonstrates the efforts of the government in reforming customs procedures. However, many issues will need to be clarified. Baker & McKenzie Vietnam partner Nguyen Lan Phuong and senior trade practitioner Tran Ngoc Trung take a look at the issues.

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Queens of Scandal: a look at Vietnam's hilarious beauty pageant farce factory

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 week(s) ago

Queens of Scandal: a look at Vietnam's hilarious beauty pageant farce factory

Tran Ngoc Bich (right) posts a photo on her Facebook timeline, in which her newly-awarded prize in a beauty contest seen lying in a dust carrier.

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WB to loan $3.8 bln for Vietnam's poverty reduction

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WB to loan $3.8 bln for Vietnam's poverty reduction

The World Bank will provide Vietnam over $3.8 billion in concessional loan to help improve lives of local people, including the extreme poor, the bank's President Jim Yong Kim said Thursday during his visit to Hanoi.

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The five highest-paid MLB players this year

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 week(s) ago

The lineup for the MLB All-Star game is chosen by the fans. But baseball's owners have a different way of voting for their favorites -- with their checkbooks. The top players are not always the same. Bloomberg takes a look at which players have scored the highest salaries in 2014.

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Vietnam, Singapore look to stronger defense ties

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Vietnam, Singapore look to stronger defense ties

Vietnam and Singapore should deepen defense cooperation to match their strategic partnership, heard the Vietnam – Singapore defense policy dialogue in Hanoi on July 22.

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Five notable company apologies for privacy invasion

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 week(s) ago

Facebook has often been at the center of the online privacy debate, and they've apologized numerous times for overstepping their bounds with user data. The latest "mood experiment" has earned yet another apology, but they're not the only company that has had to eat humble pie in regards to your privacy. Ranx takes a look at five big companies that have had to apologize for getting a little too cozy with your personal information.

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NASA's flying observatory: Not a kid's telescope

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 week(s) ago

NASA'S flying observatory lets scientists reach the edge of the atmosphere to look at the stars. The heavily-modified Boeing 747 carries an ultra-powerful telescope that captures images neither satellites in space nor telescopes on the ground can achieve. The program was almost axed due to cuts in NASA's budget, but was salvaged by a $70 million House allocation. Bloomberg looks at NASA's SOFIA.

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The future of food according to Marcus Samuelsson

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Food can live and die by trends. One of America's current favorites, kale, has more than doubled its growth in the last five years. What's next for the food industry? Red Rooster Chef and Restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson takes a look into his crystal ball.

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Apple vs. Google: The battle to yake over your car

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 week(s) ago

Ever wish the apps on your phone would seamlessly link with your car? You don't have to wait much longer. Both Apple and Google have announced programs to integrate their mobile operating systems into your dashboard. Apple Carplay and Google Android Auto are scheduled to roll out later this year. Bloomberg Businessweek's Sam Grobart takes a look at what that means for the consumer. Video by: Alyssa Zahler, Ryo Ikegami.

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World of Warcraft's hyper-sexualized orcs may finally get more clothing

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World of Warcraft's hyper-sexualized orcs may finally get more clothing

In a way, World of Warcraft is a diverse place, with humans, orcs, elves and gnomes fraternizing on the digital battlefield. But the creatures in the video game’s fantasy world seem to all have one thing in common: absurdly proportioned females in tight-fitting clothing.

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HCM City’s leaders visit Vietnamese heroic mothers

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HCM City’s leaders visit Vietnamese heroic mothers

HCM City's Party Committee Secretary Le Thanh Hai led a delegation to visit and offer gifts to Vietnamese heroic mothers, Bui Thi Me, Nguyen Thi Viet and Nguyen Thi Binh on July 26.

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Story-telling classes inspire young minds

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VietnamNet English 6 day(s) ago

Story-telling classes inspire young minds

VietNamNet Bridge – Clustered on a small wooden flat platform, a group of 10 children look at vivid cartoon pictures shown by a volunteer, who tells them a story.

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HCM City bestows “Heroic Mother” title to 182 women

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HCM City bestows “Heroic Mother” title to 182 women

As many as 182 women living Ho Chi Minh City, whose husbands and sons laid down their lives for the country’s independence , were awarded the title “Vietnamese Heroic Mother” at a ceremony in the city on July 26.

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HCM City bestows “Heroic Mother” title to 182 women

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VietnamPlus English 7 day(s) ago 1 related news

As many as 182 women living Ho Chi Minh City, whose husbands and sons laid down their lives for the country’s independence , were awarded the title “Vietnamese Heroic Mother” at a ceremony in the city on July 26.

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