Korea comes full circle in one generation as aging crisis looms

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Korea comes full circle in one generation as aging crisis looms

It’s only twenty years ago that South Korea was so intent on population control that getting sterilized put young couples on the fast track for public housing. Even the army was in on the act, offering a free pass from annual military training to any man willing to shuffle off for a vasectomy.

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NA says innocence must be presumed

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NA says innocence must be presumed

The legal principle of presuming those being investigated were innocent unless proven guilty must be respected until a verdict was announced, the National Assembly Standing Committee said at its regular meeting yesterday.

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New rule allows Vietnam's top leaders to have any car they want after retirement

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New rule allows Vietnam's top leaders to have any car they want after retirement

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has issued a decision that allows some top leaders to keep official vehicles even after they have retired.

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In Vietnam, sports federations’ progress obstructed by government officials

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In Vietnam, sports federations’ progress obstructed by government officials

The development of national sports federations in Vietnam has been stuck in a Catch-22 situation for a long time, with the direct involvement of sports officials from the central government.

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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – August 4

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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – August 4

Keep yourself updated on Vietnam by reading us every morning!

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Greece looks to seal bailout deal in weeks

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Greece looks to seal bailout deal in weeks

Greece should wrap up bailout talks with international lenders by August 20, once parliament approves the second package of measures demanded by creditors on Wednesday, the government's spokeswoman said.

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Hoi An, a new destination for Western retirees

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Hoi An, a new destination for Western retirees

Hoi An has become over the last few years a very popular destination for Western retirees to relocate to.

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Laos to change cabinet positions

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Lao Vice Ministers and provincial Governors will take up new positions in the cabinet, as decided at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong on July 8.

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Ageing rates vary widely, says study

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Ageing rates vary widely, says study

A study of people born within a year of each other has uncovered a huge gulf in the speed at which their bodies age.

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New policies to be effective in July

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Regulations on higher retirement age for officials and civil servants; management of paddy land; derivative securities; and allowances for workers in the art performance sector are among new policies which will come into effect from July.

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New policies to be effective in July

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New policies to be effective in July

Regulations on higher retirement age for officials and civil servants; management of paddy land; derivative securities; and allowances for workers in the art performance sector are among new policies which will come into effect from July.

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Thai gov’t supports career for aging population

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The Thai government is encouraging the elderly who are still strong to work to supplement their living expenses.

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Greece slams creditors as hopes dim for debt deal

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Greece slams creditors as hopes dim for debt deal

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras lashed out at his country's creditors ahead of critical talks Wednesday, denting hopes of a final debt deal to prevent Athens from defaulting and leaving the euro.

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Vietnamese legislature passes resolution to entitle workers to lump-sum social insurance payment

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Vietnamese legislature passes resolution to entitle workers to lump-sum social insurance payment

Most Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) deputies have voted for a resolution that modifies the law to give workers the option of a lump-sum social insurance payment one year after their employment ends, instead of having the fund suspended until their retirement.

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Workers able to collect insurance lump sum from 2016

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Workers able to collect insurance lump sum from 2016

Workers under certain circumstances could opt to receive a social insurance lump sum, rather than waiting until retirement age to collect insurance payments in the form of monthly pensions, as stated in a resolution ratified by National Assembly deputies on June 22.

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