Park withdraws controversial PM nomination

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SaiGon GP English 3 week(s) ago 2 related news

According to the Yonhap, President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday effectively jettisoned her prime minister-designate, caving in to mounting calls to withdraw the "unilateral" nomination, which aggravated a political deadlock sparked by a corruption scandal involving her confidante,

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Ex-Roh secretary tapped as new prime minister amid confidante scandal

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago 3 related news

President Park Geun-hye on Wednesday tapped Kim Byong-joon, who served as policy advisor to late President Roh Moo-hyun as new prime minister in a reshuffle aimed at placating mounting public anger over an influence-peddling scandal involving her close confidante, reported by Yonhap.

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Bad loans still plague banks

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 month(s) ago

Sound measures to tackle the country’s mounting bad debts are available, and all it takes is having the guts to employ them, in an effort to systematically solve such issues for the sake of society and the economy.

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Vietnam's finance ministry proposes doubling Vietnam coal export quota

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

HANOI Oct 26 - Vietnam's finance ministry has proposed doubling the country's annual coal export quota to reduce a mounting stockpile, after first rejecting a proposal to lower taxes on the fuel to boost domestic sales, a government news website reported on Wednesday.

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China to encourage banks to help fund rural pollution fight: official

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 month(s) ago

China will encourage banks to play a bigger role in providing the financing required to tackle mounting environmental problems in rural regions, a government official said on Friday.

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North Korea confirms it has conducted fifth nuclear test

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Báo Dân Trí English 3 month(s) ago 3 related news

North Korea announced on Friday it had conducted its fifth nuclear test, hours after seismic monitors detected a blast near the secretive country's nuclear test site.

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Garment sector figures disputed

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VietStock FI English 3 month(s) ago

Garment sector figures disputed

Government officials and union groups yesterday cast doubts on the findings issued by the industry body for the nation’s garment and footwear manufacturers, challenging its claim that mounting investor concerns had forced dozens of local factories out of business and resulted in a sharp decline in garment and footwear orders.

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Indonesia rejects international pleas to halt executions

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Indonesia rejects international pleas to halt executions

Indonesia on Thursday rejected mounting international pressure and desperate pleas from relatives to halt the execution of 14 drug convicts who are expected to imminently face the firing squad.

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Germany reeling after four attacks in one week

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Báo Thanh Niên English 4 month(s) ago

Investigations are underway into four separate attacks in Germany over the past week, amid mounting concerns over the country's security situation.

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US, Chinese naval commanders to meet amid tensions

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Báo Thanh Niên English 5 month(s) ago

US, Chinese naval commanders to meet amid tensions

The commanders of the US and Chinese navies will meet amid mounting tensions over China's claims to much of the South China Sea, the US Navy said Thursday.

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Philippines' top lawyer urges more killings of suspected criminals

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Philippines' top lawyer urges more killings of suspected criminals

The Philippine government's top lawyer called Monday for police to kill more suspected drug criminals, as he defended President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on crime against mounting criticism.

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Philippines' top lawyer urges more killings of suspected criminals

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Báo Dân Trí English 5 month(s) ago 1 related news

The Philippine government's top lawyer called Monday for police to kill more suspected drug criminals, as he defended President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on crime against mounting criticism.

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House of Representatives reignites gun-control debate with planned vote

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Báo Thanh Niên English 5 month(s) ago

House of Representatives reignites gun-control debate with planned vote

The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives, under mounting pressure to advance gun-control legislation, will vote next week on a measure to keep guns out of the hands of people on government terrorism watch lists.

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Vietnam economy expands 5.6 percent in second quarter amid global risks

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Báo Thanh Niên English 5 month(s) ago

Vietnam’s economy grew more than 5 percent in the second quarter, reflecting its resilience in the face of slowing export demand and mounting global risks.

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SOEs struggle to divest

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Báo Đầu Tư English 6 month(s) ago

SOEs struggle to divest

State corporations and groups are facing mounting hardships in their efforts to pull out from banks amid an increasingly challenging business climate.

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