Japan mulls snap election next month: reports

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VietNam News English 8 month(s) ago

Japan could face snap elections next month, two years ahead of schedule, if Prime Minister Shinzo Abe moves to pump his public support by delaying another unpopular tax hike as the economic recovery slackens, media has said.

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Japan's Abe to postpone tax hike, call December election

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Japan's Abe to postpone tax hike, call December election

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will postpone a planned tax increase and call a general election for December, a newspaper said on Wednesday, in an effort to lock in his grip on power before his voter ratings suffer a slide.

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Ukraine residents welcome Poroshenko's pro-West mandate

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Báo Thanh Niên English 8 month(s) ago

Pro-Western parties are set to dominate Ukraine's parliament, handing President Petro Poroshenko a mandate to steer the country further out of Russia's orbit and into Europe's mainstream.

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Ukraine leader wins pro-West mandate but wary of Russia

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Ukraine leader wins pro-West mandate but wary of Russia

Pro-Western parties will dominate Ukraine's parliament after an election handed President Petro Poroshenko a mandate to end a separatist conflict and steer the country further out of Russia's orbit into Europe's mainstream.

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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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New speaker elected to Indonesia People’s Consultative Assembly

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VietnamPlus English 9 month(s) ago

The People’s Consultative Assembly of the Republic of Indonesia (MPR) swore in Zulkifli Hasan, the former Minister of Forestry of the National Mandate Party (PAN), as the new speaker of the MPR for the 2014-2019 period on October 8, along with four new deputy speakers.

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Indonesia elects House speakers

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Indonesia elects House speakers

Golkar Party member and law-maker Setya Novanto was elected as Indonesia’s House Speaker on October 2.

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Da Nang to switch to biofuel next month

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Báo Thanh Niên English 9 month(s) ago

The central city of Da Nang will officially mandate the sale of biofuel this November, one month ahead of schedule.

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Political News 1/10

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10th Heads of Asian Coast Guards Agencies Meeting opens

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Mutual judicial assistance under review

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Mutual judicial assistance under review

The Law on Mutual Judicial Assistance has created a legal framework for the fields of civil law, criminal law, extradition, and the transfer of convicts over the last six years, a conference heard in Hanoi on September 30.

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UN chief urges C. African ceasefire, political transition

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VietNam News English 10 month(s) ago

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday urged all sides in the Central African Republic's unrest "to put an immediate end" to fighting and advance the political transition.

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Modi vows bank accounts for poor with zero imports for India

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Báo Thanh Niên English 11 month(s) ago

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged to provide bank accounts and life insurance for millions of poor people while seeking to revive manufacturing in the country to reduce reliance on imports.

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Int’l community continues support for Khmer Rouge trials

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VietnamPlus English 13 month(s) ago

The Principal Donors Group (PDG) for the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) has pledged to continue financial support for the court in the pursuit of justice for victims of atrocities of the Khmer Rouge regime.

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Thailand urged to exercise restraint

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VietnamPlus English 14 month(s) ago

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on May 20 called on all sides in Thailand to restrain from violence and fully respect human rights after the Thai army invoked martial law across the country.

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UN study finds peacekeepers avoid using force to protect civilians

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UN study finds peacekeepers avoid using force to protect civilians

U.N. peacekeepers drive their tank as they patrol past the deserted Kibati village near Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, August 7, 2013.

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