China building possible airfield in South China Sea: US

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China building possible airfield in South China Sea: US

This handout file photo taken on Jul 17, 2012 and released by the Philippine military's Western Command shows Chinese fishing vessels anchored at Fiery Cross Reef on the Truong Sa (Spratly) islands, over which Vietnam claims sovereignty. Photo: AFP

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European Parliament may propose Google break-up in draft resolution

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European Parliament may propose Google break-up in draft resolution

The European Parliament is preparing a non-binding resolution that proposes splitting Google Inc's search engine operations in Europe from the rest of its business as one possible option to rein in the Internet company's dominance in the search market.

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Thai people warned of bird flu in winter

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People in Thailand are warned of possible bird flu outbreak as winter provides ideal conditions for flu virus.

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WB warns HCMC that clock is ticking on $95 million loan

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WB warns HCMC that clock is ticking on $95 million loan

The World Bank urged the Ho Chi Minh City government to spend US$95.3 million in funds earmarked for infrastructure upgrades before the disbursement period ends and the money becomes unavailable.

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Britain's UKIP set for landmark poll win

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Britain's anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP) was set to claim its second seat in parliament, as votes were counted early on Friday in the town of Rochester, foreshadowing a possible political upheaval at next year's general election.

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Long Thanh airport isn't urgent: lawmakers

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Long Thanh airport isn't urgent: lawmakers

Despite agreeing in principal on a government plan to build a new major airport in southern Vietnam, some delegates at the ongoing session of the National Assembly (NA) expressed concern about the project's timeline and possible effectiveness.

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“Echoes” project returns to Hanoi

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“Echoes” project returns to Hanoi

VietNamNet Bridge - On November 22-23, the Echoes project will be running a series of unique audio walks in Hanoi. When you go on the walk, you’ll be hearing sounds, but this is no ordinary audio tour as the sounds change according to your location. This is made possible with location technologies – GPS – built into mobile devices.

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Pfizer cherry-picks cancer drug rights from Merck

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Bloomberg Intelligence’s Sam Fazeli reports on a deal between Merck and Pfizer over the rights to a possible cancer drug. He speaks with Jonathan Ferro on Bloomberg Television’s “On The Move.”

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France hits back after Russia warns of Mistral compensation

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France hits back after Russia warns of Mistral compensation

Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Friday that France would not be dictated to after an unidentified Russian official was quoted as giving Paris two weeks to deliver the first of two Mistral helicopter carriers or face possible compensation claims.

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Microsoft keeps competitor close with Dropbox alliance

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While Microsoft's OneDrive storage service competes against Dropbox, the Windows maker is betting an alliance allowing Office users to access Dropbox via mobile applications will support the company's strategy to capture as many cloud-based customers as possible. Dropbox Head of Product Ilya Fushman discusses the partnership on “Bloomberg West.”

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Obama: Regulate Internet like telephone companies

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President Barack Obama called for the “strongest possible rules” to protect the open Internet saying there shouldn’t be “fast lanes” and high-speed service should be regulated.

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How will Vietnam cope with falling oil prices?

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How will Vietnam cope with falling oil prices?

VietNamNet Bridge – While the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) is considering possible measures to cope with sharp falls in oil prices on the world market, the government does not plan to adjust the state budget collection plan.

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TPP Agreement unlikely to be reached by the end of 2014

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The 12 ministers negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) failed to identify a clear course of action to conclude talks by the end of this year at a meeting on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Beijing, but agreed to accelerate the negotiation progress as much as possible.

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Experts discuss Vietnam's approval of GM corn varieties

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Experts discuss Vietnam's approval of GM corn varieties

VietNamNet Bridge – In Viet Nam, and around the world, scientists still debate the possible impacts of genetically modified (GM) crops on the environment and human health.

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Obama meets with congressional leaders - says progress is possible on economic issues

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U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Republican congressional leaders fresh off their mid-term election wins.

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