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At least 20 dead, 17 hurt in Ecuador bus crash

person Orange Themes access_time Jan 14,2017

Yahoo News At least 20 people died and 17 were injured when a school vehicle collided with a bus in southwestern Ecuador, President Rafael Correa said Saturday. "There are 20 people killed... and 17 injured," he said in his weekly address. The

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Boko Haram attacks hinder aid delivery in southeastern Niger - agencies

person Orange Themes access_time Dec 01,2016

By Kieran Guilbert DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A spate of attacks by Boko Haram in southeastern Niger in recent months is hindering the delivery of aid to more than 200,000 people forced from their homes, aid agencies said on Thursday.

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Seminar seeks to boost Vietnam-Russia economic links

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During the event, participants reviewed the association’s activities in 2016 and proposed future plans.


Vietnamese enterprises were urged to maintain their operations in Russia, with Russia’s economy showing signs of recovery.


It was noted that the free trade agreement signed between Vietnam and the EAEU creates opportunities for Vietnamese enterprises in Russia.


According to Commercial Counsellor of the Vietnamese Embassy in Russia Duong Hoang Minh, the EAEU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement has boosted economic links between Vietnam and Russia.


Vietnam’s export turnover to Russia increased by 20% in 2016, Minh said.


Meanwhile, Chairman of the VBA in Russia Le Truong Son stressed that Vietnamese firms in Russia have made efforts to reinforce their position and market share.


The association has served as a bridge to strengthen links between Vietnam and Russia, he said, adding that the association is operating large-scale programmes to enhance economic and trade ties between Vietnam and the EAEU.

Vietnamese processing industry lures ASEAN investors

ASEAN investors have pumped as much as US$27.68 billion into 1,176 projects in the field, according to the Foreign Investment Agency under the Ministry of Planning and Investment. As of July 20, the country had 3,040 valid investment projects from ASEAN capitalised at over US$64.47 billion. In the first seven months of 2016, Vietnam attracted 181 new projects and saw 79 existing ones from the bloc increase capital, worth US$2.49 billion, accounting for 19.26% of the nation’s total investment.… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Obama headlining get-out-the-vote rallies in Florida

MIAMI (AP) — President Barack Obama is making his second visit in less than a week to the presidential battleground state of Florida to campaign for Hillary Clinton.Obama is headlining get-out-the-vote rallies Thursday in Miami and Jacksonville. The president campaigned for Clinton in Orlando late last week, and plans a follow-up stop in Orlando on Sunday.Obama narrowly won Florida twice, and Democrat Clinton and Republican Donald Trump are locked in a tight race there.White House spokesman… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

California tries again to thwart prison cellphone smuggling

[/i]FILE - In this April 10, 2009, file photo, Correctional Officer Jose Sandoval inspects one of the more than 2,000 cell phones confiscated from inmates at California State Prison, Solano in Vacaville, Calif. California is installing nearly 1,000 sophisticated metal detectors and scanners at its prisons in its latest attempt to thwart the smuggling of cellphones. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is installing nearly 1,000 sophisticated metal detectors and… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Vietnam’s health ministry promises quick answers on 7 dialysis deaths

A patient is in critical condition after a dialysis procedure at Hoa Binh Hospital went wrong and killed seven others on Monday. Photo by VnExpress/NP Health minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien has promised to quickly find out what caused the deaths of seven patients undergoing dialysis at a state-run hospital on Monday. Tien said her unit will also clarify the responsibility of people involved in the incident in the northern province of Hoa Binh. She visited families of some of the dead patients… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Etihad upgrades Melbourne route with A380 introduction

Etihad Airways has rostered its next-generation A380 aircraft between Melbourne and Abu Dhabi, adding additional capacity. The flagship superjumbo will operate one of the airline’s double daily flights between Melbourne and Abu Dhabi. It will replace one of the three-class Boeing 777-300ER aircraft currently deployed on the route. Etihad Airways senior vice president of marketing, Shane O’Hare, said: “This marks another major milestone for Etihad Airways in Australia.“With Melbourne joining… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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