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Ferocity of Kirkuk attack points to tough fight for Mosul

person Orange Themes access_time Oct 24,2016

By Babak Dehghanpisheh and Michael Georgy KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - At least 100 fighters sneaked into Kirkuk in the early hours of Friday with machine guns, rocket propelled grenades, suicide vests and a message: "Islamic State has taken over." The

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Ricky Martin Engaged To Artist Jwan Yosef

person Orange Themes access_time Nov 17,2016

Jwan Yosef Ricky Martin Engaged To Artist Jwan Yosef The 44-year-old singer took a break from his “One World” tour Wednesday to share the news on Ellen DeGeneres' talk show. Martin said he recently proposed to conceptual artist Jwan Yosef, whom he

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Vietnam’s top ten 2016 exports

person Orange Themes access_time Feb 03,2017

Vietnamnet - Viet Nam’s top ten products in terms of 2016 export turnover accounted for 71.8 per cent of total national export value, according to a recently announced statistics report by the General Department of Customs.

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Tennis - Murray beats Simon for 16th time to reach Vienna last-eight

access_time Oct 28,2016 chat_bubble_outline 84 views
Tennis - Murray beats Simon for 16th time to reach Vienna last-eight

- Andy Murray defeated France's Gilles Simon for the 16th time to reach the Vienna ATP quarter-finals and keep alive his bid to snatch Novak Djokovic's world number one ranking. The Olympic and Wimbledon champion eventually triumphed 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 after two hours and 40 minutes in a match which saw Murray commit an uncharacteristic 58 unforced errors. Simon was almost as sloppy, hitting just three fewer. Murray, the 2014 champion in Vienna, goes on to face John Isner on Friday for a place in the semi-finals. If he wins the Vienna title and Paris crown next week, Murray could unseat Djokovic as world number one as long as the Serb star loses before the final in the French capital.


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APNewsBreak: Biden plans University of Delaware partnership

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is developing a partnership with the University of Delaware that will focus on economic and domestic policy, a Biden aide said Wednesday, rounding out the vice president's plans for after he leaves the White House.In addition to working with the Delaware school, Biden's alma mater, he also plans an affiliation with the University of Pennsylvania. The Ivy League school in the state of his birth will house Biden's activities on foreign policy and global… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

6 things Vietnam did better than any Southeast Asian country in 2016

{PAGEBREAK} Happiest country Vietnam came in fifth in the Happy Planet Index 2016 ranking compiled by the UK-based New Economics Foundation, which dubbed it the happiest country in Asia. The country is also well-known for its safe, terrorism-free political environment. Hanoi: most affordable city to visit Considering a low-cost vacation? Welcome to Hanoi. A three-day break to the capitol costs just under $500, according to TripAdvisor, while tourists have to pay at least $600 to spend the… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Revised GDP goal despite Q3 bump

Economic growth this year would climb up to 6 per cent on the back of recovery signs shown in the third quarter, falling short of the 6.7 per cent target set by the Government. Workers at a textile export company in Ninh Binh Province. A report by the Viet Nam Institute for Economic and Policy Research says significant recovery was seen in import-export activities, with an 8.3 per cent increase in export turnover helping bring about a trade surplus. These figures were revealed in a report… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Rising energy demand calls for investors in hydropower

Foreign investors have keens eyes on hydropower projects, which account for a large proportion of Vietnam’s power output to meet the rising demand. Surender Singh, founder and co-chief executive officer of Nexif Energy, a Southeast Asian independent power producer, stated that hydro-electric power is one of the most economical sources of electrical energy in Vietnam after it recently announced a plan to increase stakes in the Coc San Hydropower project, which is Vietnam’s first foreign… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Five banks to be restructured

The State Bank of Vietnam announced they intend to restructure five banks this year. Deputy Governor of SBV Nguyen Thi Hong Deputy Chief Inspector of the SBV's Inspection and Supervision Agency Nguyen Van Hung said they had focused on dealing with bad debts and keeping liquidity stable last year.Bank restructuring would continue this year with OceanBank, GPBank and VNCB which had been nationalised by the SBV, DongA Bank and a commercial bank based in the southern region that has yet to be… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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