Brexit begins: a tough road for the UK and EU

Brexit begins: a tough road for the UK and EU

3/30/2017 - 18:09

(VOVworld) – March 28 became a historic day for the UK and the EU when Prime Minister Theresa May signed a letter to begin the UK’s exit from the EU. The so-called Brexit process is scheduled to take 2 years and involve some tough negotiations.

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New study on factors behind cancer

New study on factors behind cancer

3/30/2017 - 6:00

(VOVworld) – Cancer has been blamed on genetic mutations and an unhealthy lifestyle. But results of a study by American scientists announced on March 23rd shows that even those with careful lifestyle can still get cancer due to random errors in DNA replication.

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Vietnam hosts ASEM Conference on Innovative Education & Human Resource Building

Vietnam hosts ASEM Conference on Innovative Education & Human Resource Building

3/29/2017 - 22:01

(VOVworld)-A 2-day ASEM (Asia-Europe Meeting) conference will begin in Hue city on Thursday to discuss innovative education and human resource building for sustainable development. The event is initiated by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc under the sponsorship of five ASEM members: Finland, India, Indonesia, Japan and the Republic of Korea.

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Student entrepreneurship

Student entrepreneurship

3/28/2017 - 20:00

(VOVworld) – Various activities promoting student entrepreneurship have been held this month, which is being observed as Youth Month 2017.

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Asia-Pacific economy’s firm growth

Asia-Pacific economy’s firm growth

3/28/2017 - 17:24

(VOVworld) – The 2017 Asian Economy Forward-Looking Indicator shows positive signals for the Asia-Pacific economy. The survey was conducted by the BFA, SAIC-GM, Cadillac and Caijing magazine.

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Enhancing Vietnam-Switzerland parliamentary cooperation

Enhancing Vietnam-Switzerland parliamentary cooperation

3/28/2017 - 16:30

(VOVworld) - President of the Council of States of Switzerland Ivo Bischofberger began an official visit to Vietnam on Tuesday. The visit reflects Switzerland’s desire to boost its cooperation with Vietnam.

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Exploring Quang Binh’s beauty in downtown Hanoi

Exploring Quang Binh’s beauty in downtown Hanoi

3/27/2017 - 22:00

(VOVworld) – A program called “Quang Binh in the heart of Hanoi” is being held at the Ly Thai To Monument featuring a number of activities to promote the province’s beautiful landscape and unique culture. The program is part of efforts to promote Quang Binh’s tourism potential.

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Vietnam’s tourism to become a spearhead economic sector

Vietnam’s tourism to become a spearhead economic sector

3/27/2017 - 17:09

(VOVworld) – Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and other localities in Vietnam have carried out several activities to realize the Politburo resolution on developing tourism into a spearhead economic sector.

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Polio vaccine for African children

Polio vaccine for African children

3/27/2017 - 16:32

(VOVworld) – The World Health Organisation launched a program last week to vaccinate 116 million children across west and central Africa in a drive to eradicate polio in Africa.

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Humans: the main cause of Arctic sea ice melting

Humans: the main cause of Arctic sea ice melting

3/24/2017 - 10:00

(VOVworld) – A group of American scientists recently released a study indicating that humans are 60% responsible for ice melting in the Arctic. Natural changes have caused 40% of the loss of sea ice.

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The UK: a new target of terrorism

The UK: a new target of terrorism

3/23/2017 - 17:12

(VOVworld) – One year after a terrorist attack in Belgium killed 32 people and injured hundreds more, the world was shocked by an attack at the British Parliament in London. It was the worst attack in Britain since a bomb attack on the metro network on July 7, 2005, killed 60 people.

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International cooperation to improve workers’ skills

International cooperation to improve workers’ skills

3/23/2017 - 16:00

(VOVworld) - Vietnam needs skilled workers in many sectors to maintain economic growth. International cooperation in training is the best way to ensure a qualified labor force.

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Con Dao island named Asia’s paradise island

Con Dao island named Asia’s paradise island

3/22/2017 - 22:00

(VOVworld) - Con Dao island in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province has been named by the US Cable News Network (CNN) one of Asia’s paradise islands. CNN praises the island for its untouched coral reefs, beautiful granite cliffs, palm-shaded beaches, rainforest trails and chic beach resorts. Con Dao also embraces history of hard but heroic days of the Vietnamese people.

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Vietnam-India relations: cooperation for joint development

Vietnam-India relations: cooperation for joint development

3/22/2017 - 17:00

(VOVworld)-2017 marks 45 years of diplomatic ties and 10 years of strategic partnership between Vietnam and India. Diplomats and scholars at Tuesday’s international conference in Hanoi agreed that the Vietnam-India relationship benefits both countries’ sustainable growth and world peace.

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Deploying waste-to-energy technology in Vietnam

Deploying waste-to-energy technology in Vietnam

3/21/2017 - 21:00

(VOVworld) – The waste-to-energy WTE technology of the Hydraulic Machine Ltd Company (HMC), a made-in-Việt Nam invention, has been piloted at the Đồng Văn 2 industrial park in Hà Nam province.

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Controversial decision on Muslim costumes

Controversial decision on Muslim costumes

3/21/2017 - 17:26

(VOVworld) – Turkey has criticized the European Court of Justice’s (ECJ) ruling that allows companies to ban staff from wearing religious costumes and political symbols, including Islamic headscarves at work. Turkey said the decision will incite anti-Muslim feeling.

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Deepening Vietnam-Singapore strategic partnership

Deepening Vietnam-Singapore strategic partnership

3/21/2017 - 16:14

(VOVworld) – Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong began a four-day official visit to Vietnam on Tuesday to deepen the Strategic Partnership between the two countries.

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Impact of proposed cuts in US budget for UN

Impact of proposed cuts in US budget for UN

3/21/2017 - 9:46

(VOVworld) - US President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts in US spending on UN programs have prompted concern at the world’s largest organization.The Wall Street Journal reports that UN diplomats and officials have warned that Trump’s decision risked hampering institutional reforms and leaving a financial void that will be difficult to fill.

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Vietnamese people celebrate International Happiness Day

Vietnamese people celebrate International Happiness Day

3/20/2017 - 22:00

(VOVworld) – Vietnamese people are celebrating International Happiness Day, March 20th with various humanitarian activities.

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Opportunities to enhance Vietnam-Israel cooperation

Opportunities to enhance Vietnam-Israel cooperation

3/20/2017 - 19:18

(VOVworld) – Israeli President Reuven Rivlin began a six-day visit to Vietnam on Sunday to boost bilateral cooperation.

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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...