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Six inspection teams set up for food safety in Tet holidays

person Orange Themes access_time Dec 26,2016

Head of the Vietnam Food Administration (VFA) under the Ministry of Health Dr. Nguyen Thanh Phong yesterday said that six inspection teams will be set up for food safety in Tet holidays (the Lunar New Year) and festive season 2017.

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Donald Trump to Meet With OSU Attack Victims, First Responders

person Orange Themes access_time Dec 08,2016

Donald Trump plans on visiting Ohio State University to privately meet with victims of last week's attack, as well as first responders, according to the college. On Nov. 28, an 18-year-old OSU student drove into pedestrians with a car and then began

Image : Billionaire moguls elected to power

Billionaire moguls elected to power

person Orange Themes access_time Nov 09,2016

Paris (AFP) - Donald Trump, the real estate mogul, reality TV star and US president-elect whose worth Forbes estimates at $3.7 billion, joins an ultra-elite group of billionaire business tycoons who have come to power through the ballot box.

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Taiwan’s Formosa delays plant opening in Vietnam: report

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Taiwan’s Formosa delays plant opening in Vietnam: report
A photo taken on December 3, 2015 shows the main part of Taiwanese conglomerate Formosa's steel mill in Ky Anh District in the central coastal province of Ha Tinh. Photo credit: AFP Formosa Plastics Group has decided to postpone the launch of its steel mill in Vietnam with no new opening schedule, Taipei Times reported Thursday. The newspaper quoted Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Corp's Vice President Chang Fu-ning as saying that the No. 1 furnace of the steel complex, which is located in the Vung Ang Economic Zone in the central province of Ha Tinh, would not become operational on June 25 as scheduled. According to Taiwanese media, the delay was because Vietnamese authorities have demanded that Formosa pay US$70 million in unpaid taxes. In addition, the delay reportedly was because Vietnamese authorities needed more time to process an application filed by Formosa to begin production. Chang said his company has communicated with Vietnam’s Ministry of Finance over the alleged failure to pay taxes.

Construction of the US$10 billion Formosa Ha Tinh steel complex started in December 2013. It has a projected annual capacity of 7.5 million tons targeted for domestic consumption and export to other Asian nations.

The project includes a port and a power plant that are set to be completed by the end of 2020.

The Taiwanese company has been in hot water after hundreds of tons of fish were washed ashore in April in Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue provinces, apparently killed by industrial effluents. Formosa Ha Tinh admitted it has a large sewage pipe going straight into the sea but claimed all its discharged wastewater had been treated. On June 2 Vietnamese authorities said they would reveal the cause of the mass fish deaths this month. It is not clear if the fish kill scandal is connected to the steel mill's delay in any way. Read on the original site
NFL streaming games in China through Sina Weibo

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Arabs view US election with indifference or loathing

Cairo (AFP) - In Cairo, capital of the most populous Arab country, the US election is met with self-absorbed indifference or loathing for one, and sometimes both, candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.The staff at a barber shop in Cairo's middle class Dokki neighbourhood looked at one another in bemusement when asked whom they favoured for US president.Two admitted they did not know who was running."We're following what's happening here, that's more than enough for us," laughed a… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Nigerian air force overflies The Gambia: official

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Police fine Ha Long cruise ship for crashing into tourist-filled rival boat

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Japan to protest to North Korea via China over missile launch

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