Vietnam makes back-to-back cuts to largest airport project, but budget concerns remain

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Vietnam makes back-to-back cuts to largest airport project, but budget concerns remain

In an unexpected move, the Vietnamese government on Thursday made another cut to the cost estimate for Long Thanh, slated to be the country's biggest airport, to around US$5.2 billion, down 33 percent from the original calculation.

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Ukraine economy 'on the brink'

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Ukraine comes under greater economic pressure after unexpectedly banning most currency trading and then abruptly reversing course, wreaking havoc on the hryvnia. As David Pollard, reports the move comes as a truce in the east appears to be taking hold.

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Mayor says District of Columbia to go ahead with pot legalization

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Washington's mayor says the District of Columbia will move forward with marijuana legalization, despite pushback from Congress.

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Indian woman on a mission

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Indian woman on a mission

VietNamNet Bridge – Pulamarasetty Padmavathi says she agree dimmediately when her husband suggested that they should move to Viet Nam to live even though she had never heard of the country before.

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Venezuela arrests opposition mayor accused of coup plot

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Venezuela arrests opposition mayor accused of coup plot

CARACAS, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Venezuelan arrested opposition leader and Caracas metropolitan mayor Antonio Ledezma on Thursday in a move the government said was needed to halt a U.S.-backed coup plot but foes decried as tyranny.

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Thai ex-PM Yingluck indicted over rice subsidy scheme

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Thai ex-PM Yingluck indicted over rice subsidy scheme

Former Thai premier Yingluck Shinawatra was formally indicted over a bungled rice subsidy scheme on Thursday in the latest legal move against her polarising family that could see her jailed for up to a decade.

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Thai ex-PM Yingluck indicted over rice subsidy scheme

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Thai ex-PM Yingluck indicted over rice subsidy scheme

Former Thai premier Yingluck Shinawatra was formally indicted over a bungled rice subsidy scheme on Thursday in the latest legal move against her polarising family that could see her jailed for up to a decade.

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No to Netanyahu: Jews' loyalty to Denmark runs deep

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No to Netanyahu: Jews' loyalty to Denmark runs deep

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's calls for Jews to move to Israel after attacks in Paris and Copenhagen may strike a chord with thousands of French Jews but will likely fall on deaf ears in Denmark.

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Apple’s electric car dreams may bring auto industry nightmares

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Apple’s electric car dreams may bring auto industry nightmares

Before Apple Inc. decides to move ahead with its Project Titan project and build an electric car, the company may want to look at the menu of challenges that come with being in the automobile business these days.

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China to abolish temporary residence permits: Xinhua

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China plans to abolish temporary residence permits as part of a broader reform of the country's household registration system, the official Xinhua news agency reported, in a move that could boost consumer spending.

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Beverage company vindicated in fly-in-bottle case, but brand reputation hurt

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Beverage company vindicated in fly-in-bottle case, but brand reputation hurt

VietNamNet Bridge – Branding experts believe that Tan Hiep Phat company did not make the right move when managing risk in the widely publicized VND500-million housefly case, which involved a customer who demanded money in exchange for keeping quiet after allegedly finding a fly in a beverage bottle.

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Payout key to Old Quarter resettlement success

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Payout key to Old Quarter resettlement success

VietNamNet Bridge – Adequate compensation and income-generating opportunities are key factors that will determine the success of Ha Noi's plan to resettle thousands of residents from its Old Quarter, experts and residents say.

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Northern province sells rescued wildlife to restaurants, angers environmentalists

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Northern province sells rescued wildlife to restaurants, angers environmentalists

Conservationists are voicing their concerns after the northern province of Bac Ninh chose to sell 42 pangolins seized from poachers, warning that such a move would only encourage wildlife trade.

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The VND500 million housefly, and a lesson about branding

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The VND500 million housefly, and a lesson about branding

VietNamNet Bridge – A beverage manufacturer has decided to take legal proceedings against a consumer for alleged blackmail, but the company’s action could do more harm than good.

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Obama's Ukraine policy at crossroads as fighting rages on

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Obama's Ukraine policy at crossroads as fighting rages on

Russian-backed rebels' violent offensive in eastern Ukraine leaves President Barack Obama with perplexing and urgent choices, but aides say he will exercise his typical caution in deciding his next move.

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