Dealing with Syria’s crisis - a question without an answer

Dealing with Syria’s crisis - a question without an answer

5/29/2012 - 15:00

(VOVworld) - The horrific massacre in Syria’s central town of Houla last week which killed more than 100 people is making UN efforts to stop the violence appear futile. This is the worst violence since the anti-government uprising began a year ago, dimming any prospect for peace in Syria. VOV editor Hong Van summarizes the situation there.

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Stimulate total demand for the national economy

Stimulate total demand for the national economy

5/28/2012 - 16:11

(VOVworld) - Increasing the economy’s total demand to boost the market is one of the requirements the Prime Minister set at Sunday’s monthly Government meeting. According to PM Nguyen Tan Dung, the stimulation must not cause inflation for next year but must ensure an appropriate growth. VOV editor Hong Van summarizes the issue.

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National Assembly activities renovated

National Assembly activities renovated

5/25/2012 - 16:27

(VOVworld) - The project to improve efficiency of NA activities was one main focus at the ongoing 3rd session of the 13th National Assembly. It aims to meet the requirement of building a Socialist state of Vietnam governed by law and of the people, by the people and for the people. Our VOV reporter sheds light on some ideas from...

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Egypt’s presidential elections: unpredictable results

Egypt’s presidential elections: unpredictable results

5/24/2012 - 16:41

(VOVworld) - On May 23rd and 24th, 50 million Egyptians will cast ballots to elect a new President 15 months after former President Hosni Mubarak was ousted during the Arab Spring uprising. Opinion polls suggest that none of the 12 candidates is likely to secure a clear victory in the first round.

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Revision of Land Law – an urgent task

Revision of Land Law – an urgent task

5/23/2012 - 16:08

(VOVworld) - The 5th plenary session of the Party Central Committee which concluded on May 15th have made with major decisions relating to land policy and law. The Land Law will be revised to facilitate the efficient distribution and use of land while protecting the environment. VOV editor Thu Hoa reports.

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Chicago Summit – a meeting of commitments

Chicago Summit – a meeting of commitments

5/22/2012 - 14:54

(VOV) – The 2-day summit in Chicago ended on Monday. Some major agreements were reached on the hand-over process in Afghanistan, the deployment of the EU missile defense shield, and the enhancement of NATO’s military capacity. But the critics said these commitments prove that NATO is confused about realizing its dream of globalization.

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Vietnam determined to develop its economy substainably

Vietnam determined to develop its economy substainably

5/21/2012 - 16:27

(VOV) - On the first day of the third session of the 13th National Assembly Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc delivered a report on the implementation of the socio-economic development plan in 2011, the implementation of the socio-economic development plan and state budget in the first four months of 2012, and measures for the remaining months of the year....

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Comprehensive measures to combat corruption

Comprehensive measures to combat corruption

5/18/2012 - 16:24

(VOVworld) - The fifth conference of the Communist Party of Vietnam’s Central Committee has concluded with important decisions made. Anti-corruption measures were a primary focus of the conference. Huong Giang reports.

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Fresh breeze in French political arena

Fresh breeze in French political arena

5/17/2012 - 20:58

(VOVworld) – The first cabinet meeting chaired by new French Prime Minister Jean Marc Ayrault took place on Thursday, May 17th. Nominated as Prime Minister right after President Francois Hollande took office, Ayrault, a close aide of Hollande, is expected to play a key role in helping Hollande realize his election commitments and meet the challenges of his presidential term.

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Vietnam resolves to deal with urgent development issues

Vietnam resolves to deal with urgent development issues

5/16/2012 - 16:17

(VOVworld) - The fifth meeting of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee concluded in Hanoi on Tuesday. Over a period of 9 days, the committee reached a consensus on 4 issues: amendments and supplements to the Constitution, Land Law, corruption and waste prevention, and problems related to social policies and salary levels from now until 2020. VOV brings you...

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Spiraling political crisis in Greece

Spiraling political crisis in Greece

5/15/2012 - 15:23

(VOVworld) - Greek President Karolos Papoulias was forced to hold negotiations over the past 2 days with three heads of pro-European bailout parties to discuss the establishment of a coalition government ahead of the country’s upcoming elections. But Papoulias’ effort is likely in vain as the parties hold differing views on Athens' current austerity measure. This means Greece may have...

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Vietnam supports enterprises with 1.3 billion USD bailout package

Vietnam supports enterprises with 1.3 billion USD bailout package

5/14/2012 - 14:10

(VOVworld) - The 1.3 billion USD bailout package authorized by the Vietnamese Government to support enterprises is attracting the public’s attention. Although the Government still needs to finalize some necessary procedures for submitting the package to the National Assembly for approval, both domestic businessmen and economists agree that the most diverse package ever of tax policy solutions targets the right...

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Management reinforced at grassroots level

Management reinforced at grassroots level

5/11/2012 - 16:28

(VOVworld) - Last year, the Prime Minister approved a pilot project to recruit 600 outstanding young people to lead commune-level People’s Committees in 62 poor districts nationwide. In 1 year of implementation, the program has won enthusiastic support from many local authorities nationwide. Our reporter Thu Hang reports on this reinforcement of commune-level management staff.

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Syrian crisis: no end in sight

Syrian crisis: no end in sight

5/10/2012 - 17:12

(VOVworld) - Syria continues to trouble the international community. Political analysts are anticipating an all-out civil war in Syria as hope fades for the success of the UN- Arab League Peace Plan. Despite international efforts and new parliamentary elections, violence continues in Syria, threatening to escalate out of control. Anh Huyen reports on the crisis.

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The reality of press freedom in Vietnam

The reality of press freedom in Vietnam

5/9/2012 - 17:22

(VOVworld) - Certain dissident organizations and individuals have distorted information about Vietnam, saying the government stifles freedom of speech and the press and restricts the internet. In its annual report released just before World Press Freedom Day on May 3rd, Freedom House listed Vietnam among countries that have no press freedom. VOV’s Thu Hoa reports on lively press and internet...

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French presidential election and its future effects in Eurozone

French presidential election and its future effects in Eurozone

5/8/2012 - 14:52

(VOVworld) - Francois Hollande’s victory in last week’s presidential election will have profound impact on not only France, Europe’s 2nd biggest economy, for the next 5 years, but also the entire Eurozone. VoV editor Hong Van analyses the event.

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Vietnam committed to unraveling difficulties for businesses

Vietnam committed to unraveling difficulties for businesses

5/7/2012 - 15:49

(VOVworld) - At the Government’s monthly meeting for April, the Prime Minister focused on removing obstacles hampering production and trade. The Government will soon issue a resolution on measures to help the business community. VOV reporter Thu Hoa examines the issue.

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Improve economic restructuring efficiency

Improve economic restructuring efficiency

5/4/2012 - 15:59

(VOVworld) - Restructuring public investment and state-owned enterprises is considered essential to Vietnam’s overall economic restructuring. More than 100 economists gathered in Hanoi on Thursday to discuss ways to improve economic restructuring efficiency.

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China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue: challenges remained

China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue: challenges remained

5/3/2012 - 17:21

(VOVworld) - China and the US today/Thursday began their 4th strategic and economic dialogue, one of the important annual dialogues of current Sino-US relations. Scheduled for 2 days, the dialogue is expected to untie knots in relations between the world’s two largest economies. But analysts said this is not an easy task as both countries would hold on two their...

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Promoting investment in Mekong Delta

Promoting investment in Mekong Delta

5/2/2012 - 15:15

(VOVworld) - A recent exhibition and trade fair marking 10 years of development in the Mekong Delta was a political, economic, cultural, social, and security event for the entire region. As part of the program, investment promotion activities were held to boost the region pursuant to a Poliburo resolution on rapid and sustainable socio-economic development and security in the region.

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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...