'Economic development' an excuse that threatens Vietnam's environment

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Báo Thanh Niên English 15 month(s) ago

'Economic development' an excuse that threatens Vietnam's environment

A hiking trail in Cat Tien National Park in the southern province of Dong Nai, where two hydropower plants are slated for construction despite criticism from provincial authorities and UN experts. Photo courtesy of Tuoi Tre

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Facebook hits 1 billion users, Zuckerberg asks for your cash

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Báo Đầu Tư English 23 month(s) ago

Facebook hits 1 billion users, Zuckerberg asks for your cash

The Internet monster that is Facebook continues to consume site founder Mark Zuckerberg today proclaimed that the social network has 1 billion active users. Excuse us while we sing a little song.

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Sea festival is a great excuse to explore Nha Trang

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SaigonTimes English 40 month(s) ago

Sea festival is a great excuse to explore Nha Trang

Nha Trang Sea Festival 2011 which will take place from Saturday to Wednesday is a great chance for tourists to admire the city’s stunning beaches and fascinating islands.

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Inflation: An excuse not to eat greens

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VietStock FI English 48 month(s) ago

Inflation as measured by the consumer price index increased 3.7 percent in October, compared to the same month last year, according to the National Institute of Statistics.

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Teed Off (06-09-2009)

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VietNam News English 63 month(s) ago

National Day, a wonderful concept and an even better excuse to have a day off from work to celebrate something. While some people head to the beach, others head for the mountains, while yet others head for their nearest recreational facility or pub.

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Property trade disrupted by new red tape

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SaigonTimes English 64 month(s) ago

Property trade disrupted by new red tape

Stare management agencies and real estate companies alike are witnessing their business coming to a halt because of the amended law, which went into effect August 1, relating to the issuance of ownership certificates for both house and land. Under the law, both the land and the house on it will be certified in one title instead of two separate titles as before. Lacking guidance, however, the change has embarrassed district level management organizations with many of them having stopped...

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Seminar highlights first victory of navy, air defence-air forces

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VietnamPlus English 14 hour(s) ago

Seminar highlights first victory of navy, air defence-air forces

The first victory of the Navy and the Air Defence-Air Forces of the Vietnam People’s Army against US forces 50 years ago was the main focus of a scientific seminar held in the northern port city of Hai Phong on July 30.

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U.S. backs Japan's Abe, tells China to stop destabilizing actions

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Báo Dân Trí English 2 month(s) ago 1 related news

U.S. backs Japan's Abe, tells China to stop destabilizing actions

The United States threw its weight on Saturday behind a push by Japan to take a more active role in regional security and bluntly warned China to halt destabilizing actions in support of territorial claims.

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South Korea hospice fire kills 21

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VietnamNet English 2 month(s) ago 3 related news

South Korea hospice fire kills 21

At least 20 patients and a nurse have been killed in a fire at a hospice in Janseong county, South Korea.

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Obama postpones review of US deportation policy

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VietNam News English 2 month(s) ago

President Barack Obama has postponed a review of US deportation policy for undocumented workers, hoping to give legislative reform a better chance, a White House official has said.

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World media supports Vietnam in East Sea incident

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VietnamPlus English 2 month(s) ago 2 duplicate news

High-profile foreign media outlets have sided with Vietnam after hearing China’s controversial explanations about its recent placement of an oil rig in the East Sea.

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Police's gold shop raid raises eyebrows

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VietNam News English 3 month(s) ago 2 related news

A police raid in a gold shop in HCM City reportedly left its owner so panicky and frustrated that she has decided to close it temporarily.

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Bird flu anxiety presses prices in southern Vietnam

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Báo Thanh Niên English 5 month(s) ago

Bird flu anxiety presses prices in southern Vietnam

Bird flu news has dragged down poultry prices in southern Vietnam. Photo by Diep Duc Minh

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Nestlé asked to revoke unreasonable milk price hikes

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 5 month(s) ago

Nestle asked to revoke unreasonable milk price hikes

The price increases food and beverage company Nestlé Vietnam imposed on its products in late January were made without the approval from the Ministry of Finance, the Price Management Agency ruled Monday.

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Rodman, in trouble over interview, blames drink

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 7 month(s) ago

Rodman, in trouble over interview, blames drink

SEOUL – Retired U.S. basketball star Dennis Rodman apologised on Thursday for suggesting that an American jailed by North Korea was himself to blame for landing in prison, adding that he was upset at the time and had been drinking.

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