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Thai junta passes controversial cyber-crime law

person Orange Themes access_time Dec 16,2016

Thailand's rubber-stamp parliament on Friday passed a controversial cyber-crime law that critics say strengthens the junta's ability to police the web and squeeze out criticism. The junta has banned protests, muzzled the press, blocked scores of

Image : China military urges restraint from U.S.-South Korea navy drills

China military urges restraint from U.S.-South Korea navy drills

person Orange Themes access_time Oct 17,2016

China's defense ministry said on Monday it was paying close attention to this week's navy drills between the United States and South Korea, and urged them to exercise restraint and not exacerbate regional tensions. China has been angered by a

Image : Tourism startups to get leg up

Tourism startups to get leg up

person Orange Themes access_time Feb 17,2017

EN VietNamNet - The Mekong Innovative Startup Tourism (MIST) Initiative has announced two new accelerators designed to make it easier for innovative tourism businesses to be established in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.

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Petrol prices slide over VND600 per litre in 7th cut of the year

access_time Jul 21,2016 chat_bubble_outline 78 views

The two ministries issue a joint decision on the base fuel prices every 15 days, depending on the fluctuation of world oil and gas prices since the previous announcement.

They decided to make no change to the prices of diesel 0.05S, mazut and kerosene this time.

It was the third fuel price cut after five hikes in a row and the seventh cut since the beginning of this year.

RON 92 and E5 are now sold at no more than VND15,303 and VND14,843, respectively per litre, while the ceiling prices of diesel and kerosene remained at VND12,298 and VND10,667 per litre.

The global price of RON 92 during the 15 days up to July 20 averaged US$50.141 per barrel, down about US$5 while the average price of diesel 0.05S was US$55.304 per barrel, down US$2, the ministries said.

Furthermore, the ministries decided to remove subsidies on RON 92 and E5 which were priced at VND426 and VND467 per litre, respectively, from the fuel stabilisation fund in the last announcement.

The subsidy on diesel was reduced from VND472 per litre to VND51 per litre.

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Forum discusses development of agricultural enterprises

The event, organised by the Party Central Committee (PCC)’s Economic Commission in collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry under Ministry of Industry and Trade, was attended by Politburo member and Head of the PCC’s Economic Commission Nguyen Van Binh. Addressing the forum, Politburo member Binh affirmed that Vietnamese agriculture has seen continuous developments and gained numerous outstanding achievements. However,… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Bolivia air official alleges pressure over crash flight

La Paz (AFP) - A Bolivian aviation official alleged Thursday that her superiors pressured her to cover up a report she made about the flight plan of a plane that crashed killing 71 people, news media said.The crash on November 28 wiped out most of the Chapecoense football team from Brazil, which was flying to Colombia to play in a big match.Aeronautic official Celia Castedo told Bolivian newspaper El Deber she had noted in a report before the flight that the LaMia airline charter plane had only… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

British missile test malfunctioned last year off U.S. coast: Sunday Times

LONDON (Reuters) - A test firing of an unarmed British nuclear Trident missile from a submarine off the coast of Florida malfunctioned last June, the Sunday Times newspaper reported.The paper quoted an unnamed senior naval source as saying the missile may have veered off in the wrong direction toward the American mainland.The paper said it was the only test firing of a British nuclear missile in four years and came shortly before Theresa May became Prime Minister last year in the wake of… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Mountain biking race concludes in southern Vietnam

Bikers from all walks of life showed up at an abandoned stone mine in Binh Duong for the ‘Vietnam MTB Series 2016’ race. Experience levels of the participants varied largely, from Southeast Asia’s former mountain bike champion to amateur, middle-aged bikers, some fully-equipped with professional bike gear and others dressed in shorts and tank-tops. Variations in the ability of the participants led to situations where some bikers were forced to walk their bikes over a challenging hill, some… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Posting ballot selfies: Personal choice or illegal act?

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — You probably already know whether you'll vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton on Election Day, leaving one important question to consider when you walk into your polling place: Is it OK to take a picture of your ballot?While secrecy in the voting booth has become a thing of the past for those ready to share their views and daily lives on social media, laws nationwide are mixed on whether voters are allowed to take pictures of themselves in the act or of their ballots —… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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