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EgyptAir plane flying from Paris to Cairo goes missing

person Orange Themes access_time May 19,2016

National carrier EgyptAir says a plane carrying 66 passengers and crew on a flight from Paris to Cairo has gone missing.

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Maradona welcomed 'home' by Napoli fans for anniversary

person Orange Themes access_time Jan 16,2017

Yahoo News NAPLES, Italy (AP) — Even 30 years later, Diego Maradona remains revered in Naples.

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Submit plans for special administrative economic zones: Deputy PM

person Orange Themes access_time Apr 03,2017

Vietnamnet - Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh has asked ministries and Quang Ninh, Khanh Hoa and Kien Giang provinces to submit plans to establish special administrative economic zones in these regions.

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JICA loan commitment for Vietnam maintained

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Fujita Yasuo, Chief Representative of the JICA Vietnam office, made this statement on April 20, adding that Vietnam remained one of the countries with the largest JICA-funded projects in the world.

In FY 2016, Japan pledged to provide Vietnam with JPY 187.1 billion (US$1.7 billion) in loans and disbursed JPY 175.6 billion (US$1.6 billion) for the country.

Fujita Yasuo said in FY 2017, JICA will maintain its support as in FY 2016 for the promotion of economic growth and international cooperation capacity, enhancing state governance, and supporting vulnerable groups.

However, areas of support will be adjusted in accordance with Japanese Government policies, Vietnamese Government demand and sustainable development goals.

The JICA representative said disbursement for FY 2017 was set to decrease from FY 2016, since the Thai Binh thermal power plant project had already passed the stage that needed significant funding.

Additionally, Vietnamese Government curbs on the disbursement of corresponding capital from its budget will also influence JICA’s disbursement of the committed loans.

Fujita Yasuo pointed out obstacles to JICA’s support provision, elaborating that the handling of administrative procedures and site clearance remain sluggish. Meanwhile, procedures for approving ODA projects have become more complicated under the Vietnamese Government’s Decree 16/2016/ND-CP on the management and use of foreign sponsored ODA and concessional loans.

He stressed that JICA respects Vietnam’s public debt limit, but the country should simplify necessary procedures so as to facilitate the disbursement of the committed capital and implementation of projects.

The problems JICA has encountered also affect other foreign sponsors in Vietnam, so they will work together to ask the Vietnamese Government to tackle the obstacles, he added.

Russia says U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan would worsen situation - Ifax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's foreign ministry said on Tuesday that any decision by the United States to withdraw its forces from Afghanistan would worsen the situation in the country, Interfax news agency reported.The ministry said it had not spoken to the new administration of U.S. President Donald Trump about the issue."As far as I know, Trump does not currently have any intentions to withdraw, which is logical, because if in the current environment he decides to withdraw the contingent, then… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Iborra hat trick keeps Sevilla close to the leaders in Spain

MADRID (AP) — Vicente Iborra ended his scoring drought in style, coming off the bench to score a second-half hat trick in Sevilla's 3-0 win over Celta Vigo in the Spanish league on Sunday.Nearly seven months after his last goal, the midfielder found the net three times after entering the game at halftime to keep Sevilla close to the leaders atop the standings."I'm taking this (ball) home," said Iborra, celebrating his first hat trick with Sevilla. "And it's not to let my kids play with it, it's… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

SCIC sells many businesses, but keeps the most profitable

The State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC) has announced a plan to sell stakes in 120 businesses in 2016. However, the list does not include the names most wanted by investors. SCIC has stated that it would divest from 120 businesses this year. The total charter capital of the 120 businesses is VND37.7 trillion, of which the state holds VND6.3 trillion. Meanwhile, the list of enterprises that SCIC managed as of the end of 2015 showed that SCIC still holds capital in 197 enterprises… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Network security under threat: BKAV

About 30 per cent of Vietnamese banking websites are vulnerable to hacking, the Bach Khoa Network Security (BKAV) has warned. — Photo HCM CITY (Biz Hub) — About 30 per cent of Vietnamese banking websites are vulnerable to hacking, the Bach Khoa Network Security (BKAV) has warned. Two-thirds of them are at a medium-level threat and the remaining at a very high threat level. "Most unsecured banking websites are newly established or emerging banks, which have not made enough investment… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Door opened for Vietnam’s vegetable and fruit exports to UAE

Accordingly, imports from Egypt, Oman, Jordan, Lebanon and Yemen would be stopped as of May 15, said UAE’s Ministry of Climate Change and Environment. The list includes all varieties of pepper from Egypt; peppers, cabbage, cauliflower, lettuce, squash, beans and aubergine from Jordan; apples from Lebanon; melons, carrots and watercress from Oman; and all types of fruit from Yemen. The ban means higher prices for these products in UAE for a short-term due to the shortage of supply for upcoming… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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