Protecting child rights against climate change

Protecting child rights against climate change

3/17/2017 - 16:47

(VOVworld) – Climate change is having global effects. To protect human rights against climate change, Vietnam has focused on the rights of children, who are vulnerable to extreme weather and natural disasters.

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Vietnam boosts tea exports to the US

Vietnam boosts tea exports to the US

3/17/2017 - 16:43

(VOVworld) – The US is the world’s 4th biggest tea consumer. Vietnam exports about 2% of its tea production to the US, earning 11 million USD. VOV reports on the tea sector’s determination to increase exports to the US market.

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US considers new healthcare bill

US considers new healthcare bill

3/17/2017 - 6:00

(VOVworld)- The White House and House of Representatives are considering changes to the American Health Care Act (AHCA) proposed by the Republicans to replace the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare.

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Vietnam improves investment climate to benefit businesses

Vietnam improves investment climate to benefit businesses

3/16/2017 - 21:00

(VOVworld) – The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) in cooperation with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) has released its annual Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI). The index shows that improvement in provincial economic management and simplified administrative procedures have benefited businesses.

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Narrowing differences about Europe’s future

Narrowing differences about Europe’s future

3/16/2017 - 17:48

(VOVworld) – The EU Summit last week pointed up differences among the 27 members concerning the EU future.

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Kong: Skull Island tops box office

Kong: Skull Island tops box office

3/16/2017 - 8:00

(VOVworld) - Kong: Skull Island, a 2017 American monster film which delivers a message about environmental protection and harmony between humans and animals is a worldwide hit. The film follows a team of scientists and soldiers who travel to an uncharted island in the Pacific and encounter terrifying creatures and the mighty Kong.

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Dialogue-the best way to improve understanding on human rights

Dialogue-the best way to improve understanding on human rights

3/15/2017 - 17:49

(VOVworld)-The US State Department has released its annual Human Rights Report 2016, which acknowledges Vietnam’s progress in human rights protection. But the report contains some biased statements on the current situation in Vietnam.

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Cherry blossom festival boosts Vietnam-Japan cultural exchange

Cherry blossom festival boosts Vietnam-Japan cultural exchange

3/15/2017 - 17:42

(VOVworld)-Japanese cherry blossoms have been displayed in many localities across Vietnam as part of efforts to increase mutual understanding and deepen the strategic partnership between Vietnam and Japan.

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Paris cleans the environment

Paris cleans the environment

3/15/2017 - 6:00

(VOVworld) – Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo on Sunday unveiled a plan to clean the city. The 10-point plan introduces a series of measures to make the city cleaner and more beautiful.

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Tourism Ambassador Jordan Vogt-Roberts: Vietnam is beautiful, its people are friendly

Tourism Ambassador Jordan Vogt-Roberts: Vietnam is beautiful, its people are friendly

3/14/2017 - 17:13

(VOVworld) - Jordan Vogt-Roberts, director of the Hollywood blockbuster Kong: Skull Island is the first foreign director to be named Vietnam’s Honorary Tourism Ambassador for a 3-year term.

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Asia-Pacific trade and integration in the new era

Asia-Pacific trade and integration in the new era

3/14/2017 - 13:56

(VOVworld) – The US-based Asia Society Policy Institute recently released a report entitled “Charting a course for trade and economic integration in the Asia-Pacific.” Amid challenges facing global trade, the report spotlighted a need for closer regional integration.

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Ensuring sustainable growth of Vietnamese coffee

Ensuring sustainable growth of Vietnamese coffee

3/13/2017 - 20:00

(VOVworld)- The 6th Buon Ma Thuot Coffee Festival, which took place from March 8th to 13th, coincided with the 100th year since Robusta was first planted in Dak Lak province. Coffee production has now become the province’s spearhead economic sector.

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Luring further investment to the central highlands

Luring further investment to the central highlands

3/13/2017 - 16:39

(VOVworld)- Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and leaders of Ministries and sector have promised to create favorable conditions for the Central Highlands to tap its potential. At a conference to promote investment in the Central Highlands, investors promised to accompany the region to boost its growth.

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Impact of FED’s possible interest rate hike

Impact of FED’s possible interest rate hike

3/12/2017 - 17:21

(VOVworld)- According to the US Labor Department, a wave of hiring in February pointed to a strong foundation for US economy, providing further evidence for the Federal Reserve that the moment to raise interest rates has come. FED’s interest rate increase shows the positive signs of the US economy but also creates impact.

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Health insurance card holders increase

Health insurance card holders increase

3/11/2017 - 5:35

(VOVworld) – Since January 1, 2016, health insurance card holders have been able to receive treatment at any clinic and hospital at district or commune level within a province. In the past, a health insurance card was registered for one hospital and couldn’t be used at other hospitals.

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Republicans push to replace Obamacare

Republicans push to replace Obamacare

3/10/2017 - 17:40

(VOVworld) – House Republicans unveiled a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, on Monday. The new American Health Care Act has already drawn criticism from many officials and the public.

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Tech firms seek to improve information security

Tech firms seek to improve information security

3/10/2017 - 6:00

(VOVworld)- After Wikileaks revealed that the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is hacking smart phones, PCs, and smart TV, several of the tech firms have taken measures to improve their products’ information security.

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Vietnam advocates UN 2030 Agenda on sustainable development

Vietnam advocates UN 2030 Agenda on sustainable development

3/9/2017 - 16:52

(VOVworld) – A UN high-level meeting for the Euro-Asia Region on improving cooperation on transit, trade facilitation, and the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development closes Thursday in Hanoi. At the 3-day meeting, Vietnam reaffirms its commitment on enhancing international cooperation to successfully implement sustainable development goals in the UN 2030 Agenda.

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Improving quality of overseas workers

Improving quality of overseas workers

3/9/2017 - 16:47

(VOVworld) – Sending workers abroad is a mainstay of national socio-economic development. Vietnam exports over 100,000 workers annually. This has contributed to poverty reduction and prepared human resources for national development.

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The danger of plastic bags

The danger of plastic bags

3/9/2017 - 11:03

(VOVworld) – Plastic products are helpful to human life but also pose serious health hazards to population. A wide range of countries have taken measure to limit the use of plastic bags.

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Wednesday March 22, 2017

Wednesday March 22, 2017

(VOVworld) - We are very glad to know that Gerry Neumann has returned to his home in England safe and sound. On his latest email on March 20, Gerry wrote...

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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...