Ukraine's oligarchs are at war (again)

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Ukraine's oligarchs are at war (again)

Ending the destructive power that billionaires exercised over Ukrainian politics was an important goal of last year's "revolution of dignity" in Kiev, yet some of the more civic-minded of these businessmen wound up running the country anyhow. They now seem to have gone back to their old ways.

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City clothing, jewellery designer favours ethnic minority fabrics

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VOV News English 4 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

City clothing, jewellery designer favours ethnic minority fabrics

On one mid-summer day, the sun's strong, burning rays seem to have kept most people inside. Endless waves linger on a white, sandy beach in the central province of Binh Thuan.

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As Vanuatu suffers, more urgency needed on climate: World Bank

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As Vanuatu suffers, more urgency needed on climate: World Bank

Despite ominous predictions of mass devastation in cyclone-wrecked Vanuatu, policymakers at a UN disaster meeting in Japan do not seem to understand the pressing need to tackle climate change, the World Bank warned Sunday.

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Trading drops off on both bourses

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VietNam News English 4 month(s) ago

Trading drops off on both bourses

Market fluctuations seem to have increased, maintaining the VN-Index at about 588 points, as investors continued to invest in large-cap shares, including those in the bank and real estate sectors.

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Vietnam’s southern hub’s bustling ambiance after Tet holiday (photos)

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Vietnam’s southern hub’s bustling ambiance after Tet holiday (photos)

One week after the Lunar New Year holidays ended, people in Ho Chi Minh City seem to be ready to return to their busy, hard-working lifestyle, which starts around 7:00 am.

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Worries prevail as Vietnam lowers estimate for controversial $18.7bn airport project

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Worries prevail as Vietnam lowers estimate for controversial $18.7bn airport project

Vietnamese Transport Minister Dinh La Thang launched Thursday an attempt to sell his plan to construct a multibillion-dollar airport in a southern province with a lower investment estimate than the previous feasibility report unveiled four months ago, but lawmakers did not seem convinced.

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Tolls collected on wrong road

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VietNam News English 5 month(s) ago

It may seem self-evident that a toll station should collect money on the road it's financing. But that isn't what's happening on the highway to Noi Bai Airport.

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Retailers despair as discounts fail to attract more customers

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VietNam News English 6 month(s) ago

Retailers despair as discounts fail to attract more customers

Consumers do not seem to be excited about the numerous promotional schemes offered by stores and supermarkets in major cities, in view of the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday.

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A blanket of fog covers poetic Hue city

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VOV News English 6 month(s) ago

A blanket of fog covers poetic Hue city

(VOV) - In these foggy days, visitors to Hue can enjoy the imperial city’s stunning beauty. Some spectacular scenery of the Truong Tien bridge and Huong River has made Hue seem more like a peaceful and solemn watercolour painting.

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Bank pessimism on profits for 2015

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Bank pessimism on profits for 2015

While banks outdid each other in revealing their 2014 profit figures, they seem rather reserved in their 2015 profit outlook, Vneconomy newswire revealed.

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Vietnam beer sellers downbeat on Lunar New Year consumption

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Vietnam beer sellers downbeat on Lunar New Year consumption

Beer sellers in Ho Chi Minh City have a pessimistic outlook on consumption in the coming Lunar New Year, or Tet in Vietnamese, as consumers seem discouraged by high product prices and even government drives to reduce alcohol abuse.

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A barbecue treat for meat lovers

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VietNam News English 7 month(s) ago

The long queue of cars parked on the narrow Alamgir Road was extraordinary; to an onlooker it may seem like a parking space outside a wedding hall, or for the Alamgir masjid (mosque) on the adjacent road or simply just the traffic jam. But it was neither. The huge turnout was for a humble dhaba (restaurant) barely visible amidst the commotion of people and vehicles.

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Nuclear power experts to be unemployed as nuclear power plant not built

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Nuclear power experts to be unemployed as nuclear power plant not built

In order to prepare human resources for the first nuclear power project, Vietnam has sent experts to short term training courses abroad and permitted some universities to open nuclear energy faculties. However the future human resources seem to be shortage of experts while coming soon graduates from the nuclear field may fall in unemployment status because the plant has not yet been built.

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Russians unfazed as rouble hits historic lows

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Báo Thanh Niên English 8 month(s) ago

As rouble plunges to new historic lows ordinary Russians seem unfazed by the freefalling currency saying everything will be good in the end.

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Busking enlivens Ha Noi's old quarter

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Busking enlivens Ha Noi's old quarter

Authorities in the capital city seem to have hit on a win-win plan to promote the nation's folk traditions - encouraging artists to perform at street corners. Hong Thuy speaks to both performers and bystanders.

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