City mulls new way to measure poverty

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HCM City, a pioneer in raising the poverty threshold above the national level, plans to adopt the Multi-dimensional Poverty method with support from the United Nations Development Programme.

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House narrowly passes spending bill, averts government shutdown

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House narrowly passes spending bill, averts government shutdown

The House of Representatives averted a government shutdown on Thursday, narrowly passing a $1.1 trillion spending bill despite strenuous Democratic objections to controversial financial provisions.

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City legislater tops confidence vote

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City legislater tops confidence vote

HCM City People's Council Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam received the most number of "high confidence" votes — 73 — from lawmakers in a vote held in the council yesterday to measure the confidence in 18 top officials.

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EU agrees law to curb plastic bag use

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EU governments unanimously approved a new law to slash the use of plastic grocery bags on Friday, hoping to curb litter on land and a spreading "plastic soup" in the world's oceans.

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U.S. Senate narrowly fails to pass Keystone XL pipeline bill

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The U.S. Senate on Tuesday narrowly failed to pass a bill that would have approved construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, rejecting a measure the House of Representatives approved last week.

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Vietnamese scientists pursue further research on arsenic

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Vietnamese scientists pursue further research on arsenic

VietNamNet Bridge – Prof Dr. Pham Hung Viet and his coworkers, who have published many scholarly articles on arsenic decoding, are continuing their research on the transport of arsenic in sediments with other scientists.

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Vietnam: the true measure of Dung's legacy

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Vietnam: the true measure of Dung's legacy

On my sixth trip to Vietnam in 2007 I introduced myself to officials at the Canadian Embassy in Hanoi. Our diplomats abroad have never failed to impress me. My first meeting with Canada's senior embassy staff in Hanoi was no exception. But this time, it was also profoundly jarring.

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Anphabe to survey 100 best places to work in Vietnam

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Anphabe to survey 100 best places to work in Vietnam

Employer branding solutions firm Anphabe has launched the survey “Vietnam’s 100 best places to work” that is expected to help companies effectively measure and improve employer brand’s attractiveness.

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Vietnam Calculator 2050 to support energy policy making

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A workshop to create a Vietnamese version of Calculator 2050, a modern tool to support energy policy making and measure greenhouse gas emissions, was organised in Hanoi on October 30.

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Vietnam Calculator 2050 to support energy policy making

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A workshop to create a Vietnamese version of Calculator 2050, a modern tool to support energy policy making and measure greenhouse gas emissions, was organised in Hanoi on October 30.

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Nintendo to develop "quality of life" device to track sleep, fatigue: CEO

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Nintendo to develop 'quality of life' device to track sleep, fatigue: CEO

Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co Ltd will develop a device to measure a user's fatigue and map their sleep, Chief Executive Satoru Iwata said on Thursday, the first offering from the company's newly created healthcare division.

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Party chief emphasises importance of culture

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Culture is a measure of national progress on par with politics, the economy and the environment, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong said on Saturday to senior officials of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in Ha Noi.

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Party chief calls cultural well-being a measure of progress

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Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has underscored the significance of culture, saying that it is a spiritual foundation of the society, a measure of national progress and on par with politics, economics and environment.

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Party chief calls cultural well-being a measure of progress

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Party chief calls cultural well-being a measure of progress

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has underscored the significance of culture, saying that it is a spiritual foundation of the society, a measure of national progress and on par with politics, economics and environment.

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Shrinking China’s growth target gives room to tackle debt

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Shrinking China’s growth target gives room to tackle debt

China will set an economic growth target of about 7 percent for 2015, tolerating the weakest expansion in a generation as leaders tackle debt risks and imbalances, according to analysts polled by Bloomberg.

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