Europe reacts cautiously to Turkish referendum

Europe reacts cautiously to Turkish referendum

4/17/2017 - 18:39

(VOVworld) - Top European officials have reacted to the recent referendum in Turkey by calling on Ankara to choose its next steps carefully and seek broader consensus in implementing constitutional reforms.

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Vietnam, Sri Lanka target 1 billion USD in bilateral trade

Vietnam, Sri Lanka target 1 billion USD in bilateral trade

4/17/2017 - 18:31

(VOVworld) –Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe reiterated the determination to elevate the two countries’ relations to a new height during their talks in Hanoi on Monday.

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South Korean presidential campaign begins

South Korean presidential campaign begins

4/17/2017 - 17:41

(VOVworld) - Campaigning began on Monday for South Korea’s May 9 presidential election. 15 politicians have registered as candidates for the presidency and will participate in a 22-day election campaign which will end on May 8, the day before Election Day. The two top candidates are Moon Jae-in of the Democratic Party and Ahn Cheol-soo of the centre-to-left Popular Party.

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IS accused of using chemical weapon in Mosul, Iraq

IS accused of using chemical weapon in Mosul, Iraq

4/17/2017 - 17:31

(VOVworld) - Iraqi forces fighting to retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State, are accusing IS fighters of trying to block their advance by using shells filled with toxic chemicals. Iraqi officials gave no details of what kind of chemicals may have been used, and said injuries were minor.

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Ceasefire reached in Libya

Ceasefire reached in Libya

4/17/2017 - 17:27

(VOVworld) - A three-day ceasefire was reached between forces loyal to Libya's UN-backed government and military commander Khalifa Haftar in the south of Libya. Hisham Abushkiwat, a member of the Amazigh delegation said Sunday that the ceasefire was the result of meetings. Violence escalated in southern Libya in recent days after forces loyal to Haftar captured the Timnahent airbase, 600...

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Abu Sayyaf executes Filipino hostage

Abu Sayyaf executes Filipino hostage

4/17/2017 - 17:23

(VOVworld) - The Philippine army says Abu Sayyaf fighters have beheaded one of four Filipino fishermen they took captive in December.

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Russia warns US not to repeat Iraq scenario in Syria

Russia warns US not to repeat Iraq scenario in Syria

4/17/2017 - 17:20

(VOVworld) – Speaker Valentina Matvienko of the Federation Council, the upper house of Russia's parliament, said Sunday that Russia does not want the scenario of the US invasion of Iraq to occur in Syria and regards attempts to invent pretexts for invasions of sovereign states as unacceptable.

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Party, State guarantee citizens’ freedom of religion and belief

Party, State guarantee citizens’ freedom of religion and belief

4/17/2017 - 16:56

(VOVworld) – Head of the Party Central Committee’s Mass Mobilization Commission Truong Thi Mai Sunday paid a visit to the Hue Archdiocese to congratulate them on the Easter holiday.

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Canon pushes forest planting in Thanh Hoa

Canon pushes forest planting in Thanh Hoa

4/17/2017 - 9:36

(VOVworld) - Hundreds of trees were planted at Ben En National Park in the central province of Thanh Hoa during the forest planting festival held by Canon Vietnam in the locality on Sunday.

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New road near airport set to reduce traffic congestion

New road near airport set to reduce traffic congestion

4/17/2017 - 9:33

(VOVworld) - Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Transport plans to build a road parallel with Cong Hoa Street in Tan Binh district in an aim to reduce traffic congestion around Tan Son Nhat International Airport

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Japan firm to build Quang Ngai power plant

Japan firm to build Quang Ngai power plant

4/17/2017 - 9:30

(VOVworld)- The Japanese J-Power Development Company plans to build a thermal power plant in Dung Quat Economic Zone in the central province of Quang Ngai.

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NA Standing Committee convenes its 9th session

NA Standing Committee convenes its 9th session

4/17/2017 - 9:27

(VOVworld) - The 9th session of the 14th NA Standing Committee was convened in Hanoi on Monday to prepare for the 3rd session of the 14th NA to be held in May.

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Deputy PM Pham Binh Minh visits Vietnamese Embassy in China

Deputy PM Pham Binh Minh visits Vietnamese Embassy in China

4/17/2017 - 9:24

(VOVworld) - Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh will attend the 10th session of the Steering Committee for Vietnam-China Bilateral Cooperation in Beijing from April 16 to 18.

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Vietnam’s apparel exports grow 11% in first quarter

Vietnam’s apparel exports grow 11% in first quarter

4/16/2017 - 16:36

(VOVworld)-Vietnam earned more than 6.8 billion USD from garment and textile exports in the first quarter of this year, a rise of 11 percent year on year, according to the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS).

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Vietnam targets 33% of population practicing physical exercises regularly

Vietnam targets 33% of population practicing physical exercises regularly

4/16/2017 - 16:10

(VOVworld)-Vietnam has set the target of 33% of the population regularly engaging in sport and physical activities by 2020.

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Sri Lankan PM begins official visit to Vietnam

Sri Lankan PM begins official visit to Vietnam

4/16/2017 - 16:07

(VOVworld)-Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Sunday began an official visit to Vietnam to boost bilateral cooperation in trade, investment, telecommunications, aquaculture and seafood processing, machinery manufacturing and construction materials.

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Businesses advised to improve management to deal with new challenges

Businesses advised to improve management to deal with new challenges

4/16/2017 - 15:59

(VOVworld)-Economists have warned of challenges facing the Vietnamese business community amid uncertainty and new risks in the global business climate this year. Delegates at a worshop in HCM city on Sunday agreed that businesses must improve their management capacity to adapt to a fast changing world market.

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Turkey referendum on presidential powers under way

Turkey referendum on presidential powers under way

4/16/2017 - 15:57

(VOVworld) - Voting is under way in Turkey in a landmark referendum that will determine whether President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be granted sweeping new powers.

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World community reacts to DPRK's latest missile launch

World community reacts to DPRK's latest missile launch

4/16/2017 - 15:30

(VOVworld) – Jonhap News Agency on Sunday quoted South Korean government officials as saying that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s failed missile launch the same day could be a KN-15 medium-range ballistic missile, the same type as the one fired earlier this month.

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Evacuation restarts in Syria following bomb blast on bus

Evacuation restarts in Syria following bomb blast on bus

4/16/2017 - 15:26

(VOVworld) - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) has restarted the process of evacuating thousands of Syrians after a bloody blast near buses carrying Syrians evacuated from two besieged government-held towns in Northern Syria.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A: To He, or toy figurine, is a traditional toy that Vietnamese children are exceedingly fond of. Dating back to the 17th century, To He are made of glutinous rice...

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Vietnamese "Ao dai" promoted in South Korea

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(VOVworld) - It’s freezing cold during winter in South Korea. But the harsh weather cannot keep Vietnamese women there from wearing “Ao dai” – the traditional Vietnamese long dress, which...