Filipino activists call for end to US defense pact

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Báo Dân Trí English 3 week(s) ago

Protesters clashed Friday with police near the U.S. Embassy in Manila, where about 100 of them marched to mark Philippine-American Friendship day with a call to junk a new defense pact allowing thousands of U.S. troops to be temporarily based in the country.

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French quartet to perform in Ha Noi

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago 1 related news

French quartet to perform in Ha Noi

The Parisii Quartet, well-known in Europe and particularly in France, will perform in a classical concert in Ha Noi on Saturday to introduce their music to the Vietnamese audience.

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New York Times publisher denies sexism, calls Abramson bad manager

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New York Times publisher denies sexism, calls Abramson bad manager

Jill Abramson, executive editor of The New York Times, arrives for the State Dinner held for French President Francois Hollande at the White House in Washington February 11, 2014.

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Tardy projects can lose their land

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VietNam News English 3 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

The 2013 Land Law seeks to redress unequal land distribution for development projects, Nguyen Manh Hien, Vice Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, tells the Hai Quan (Customs) newspaper.

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Pundits slam use of fake diplomas at state agencies

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 5 month(s) ago

Pundits slam use of fake diplomas at state agencies

Vietnamese experts have decried the use of fake qualifications, which is believed to be rampant in Vietnam, saying sham diploma holders can only be hired by state agencies and will cause harm to the employers as well as the educational system.

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Hundreds of arrests in Brazil World Cup spending protest

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Hundreds of arrests in Brazil World Cup spending protest

SAO PAULO – Brazilian police fired tear gas and arrested hundreds on Saturday as they dispersed a crowd in Sao Paulo that violently protested expenditures for the World Cup tournament.

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Civil servants benefit more from social insurance

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VietnamNet English 9 month(s) ago

Civil servants benefit more from social insurance

VietNamNet Bridge – The current social insurance in Vietnam is having a big discrimination where military personnel and civil servants are having an advantage over workers from the private sector, according to labor experts. This is the main reason why the coverage is only 20% of the total labor force, especially the large percentage of evasion in the private sector. Carlos Galian, Social Protection specialist with the International Labor Organization (ILO) in Vietnam, talked to The Saigon Times Daily on...

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Transgender life becomes vicious circle in Vietnam

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VietnamNet English 9 month(s) ago

Transgender life becomes vicious circle in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – Without legal protection, transgender people are unable to find jobs and have to do work that is looked down on, which make others despise them even more.

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Transgender life becomes vicious circle in Vietnam

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Báo Dân Trí English 9 month(s) ago

Transgender life becomes vicious circle in Vietnam

Without legal protection, transgender people are unable to find jobs and have to do work that is looked down on, which make others despise them even more.

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ODA attraction: Facts and figures

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VietnamNet English 9 month(s) ago

ODA attraction: Facts and figures

VietNamNet Bridge – International donors have committed nearly US$ 80 billion in official development assistance (ODA) for Viet Nam over the last 20 years, serving to convert Viet Nam into a low middle-income country.

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World Disasters Report launched in Southeast Asia

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VietnamPlus English 10 month(s) ago

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Singapore Red Cross Society held on Oct. 17 the Southeast Asia launch of the World Disasters Report, part of the global launch that happened across five different zones on the same day.

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VN pledges to adopt global mining standard

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Báo QĐND English 10 month(s) ago

VN pledges to adopt global mining standard

Vietnam is determined to participate in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in 2015 as a way to improve the efficiency of mineral resource governance and ensure a harmonised benefit to people, enterprises and the State.

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Vietnam pledges to adopt global mining standard

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VOV News English 10 month(s) ago 1 related news

Vietnam is determined to participate in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in 2015 as a way to improve the efficiency of mineral resource governance and ensure a harmonized benefit to people, enterprises and the State.

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TPP: If Japan cools, Vietnam would have opportunities

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VietnamNet English 10 month(s) ago

TPP: If Japan cools, Vietnam would have opportunities

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam can see the great opportunities to develop its agriculture and boost farm produce exports to Japan, one of the 12 countries joining the negotiations for TPP (Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement), if the country accepts to remove the policies to protect its domestic agriculture production.

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VN, France cooperate to prevent selfish, unequal engagements

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Hanoi Times English 10 month(s) ago 1 related news

The Hanoitimes - Viet Nam and France should work together to prevent engagements which brace caculation o­nly in o­ne’s own interest and without equality, said PM Nguyen Tan Dung.

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