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Revisit the week with top stories compiled by VnExpress International's editors.

VN businesses prepare for fourth industrial revolution

Vietnamnet - A conference on innovative business models in the context of the fourth industrial revolution was held in Ho Chi Minh City on May 18, with experts from Vietnam and the Republic of

Will Vietnam be able to catch up with the 4.0 industrial revolution?

Vietnamnet - Dang Viet Dung, managing director of Uber Vietnam, thinks Vietnam may not catch up with the revolution in the short term, while it remains a question in the medium term.

Change is coming with the 4th industrial revolution: experts

Vietnamnet - Here are the opinions of business leaders on what the fourth industrial revolution has in store for Vietnam.

Vietnam urged to prepare for the 4th industrial revolution

Vietnamnet - The fourth industrial revolution is coming and Vietnamese enterprises simply must give it due regard.

Gatekeepers of the Trump revolution

Yahoo News It was a somber scene in the GOP-controlled Senate. Republicans were set to blow up a historic Senate rule so they could bust through a Democratic blockade and confirm Neil Gorsuch for

Fourth Industrial Revolution poses labor problem

Vietnamnet - Although the Fourth Industrial Revolution brings about economic efficiency, higher labor productivity, product improvements and better competitiveness, it will undeniably pose a big

Revolution 4.0 challenges Asian countries seeking inclusive growth

Vietnamnet - The optimism appears justified given that 95 per cent of the Asia’s population now lives in middle-income economies, while as recently as the 1990s, more than 90 per cent of Asians

Industrial revolution poses challenges to APEC economies

Nhan dan - NDO/VNA - The globalisation process and the fourth industrial revolution is posing big challenges to member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum in general and

VN eyes 4th technical revolution

Vietnamnet - The Vietnamese mechanical industry will have more opportunities to improve their competitiveness if they apply technologies to meet the standards of the so-called fourth industrial

In Atlanta's suburbs, is a political revolution brewing?

Yahoo News Amid honking horns and kids waving “Vote Your Ossoff” signs, Lisa Duncan relishes the excitement driving Jon Ossoff, a Democrat, to a commanding lead in a district that Republicans have

4th Industrial Revolution presents opportunities for business

Vietnamnet - The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) held the IoT Open Community for Vietnam (IOCV) conference on March 16, discussing the 4th Industrial Revolution and the status of

Investors fuel hi-tech agricultural revolution

Vietnamnet - Hi-tech agriculture is riding a new wave of investment in 2017, with the participation of numerous enterprises, banks, and the resolute determination from the government.

Iran celebrates anniversary of 1979 Islamic Revolution

Yahoo News TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians on Friday marked the anniversary of the country's 1979 Islamic Revolution with nationwide celebrations and mass rallies that saw people step on large U.S.

'Ghost skier' leads Winter Olympic Games data revolution

Yahoo News A "ghost skier" hurtling down the slope, an athlete's glucose levels flashing across the screen along with his heart rate -- it is all part of an Olympic data revolution awaiting

Tunisia marks low key revolution anniversary

Yahoo News Tunisia on Saturday marked the sixth anniversary of the fall of dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali without fanfare, after official recognition of failure on the economic and social fronts.

Egypt frees 2011 revolution figure Maher

Yahoo News Egypt has released political activist Ahmed Maher, a leading figure in the 2011 revolt that toppled the government, after he completed his jail term, his lawyer and a security source said

China targets 'toilet revolution', rustbelt regions in plan to boost tourism

China said it will boost investment in tourism, with plans to develop rustbelt regions and upgrade public toilets high on its to-do list as it looks to lift the sector's contribution to economic

In Vermont, solar, batteries key energy revolution

Rhonda "Honey" Phillips keeps her own cows and garden at her small, hillside homestead, and now is pushing self-sufficiency in a more high-tech direction. This year, she installed new solar panels ...

Castro's ashes return to cradle of revolution

The convoy carrying the ashes of Cuba's late communist leader Fidel Castro ends an island-wide journey on Saturday in the cradle of his revolution for a big ceremony before his burial. The

Trek to Castro's final resting spot traces revolution's past

HAVANA (AP) — After his band of bearded rebels won power in 1959, Fidel Castro embarked on a victory tour delivering speeches to cheering crowds stretching from the eastern Cuban city of Santiago to

Cubans sign 'oath' to Castro's revolution

In hundreds of schools, hospitals and public buildings, Cubans signed a "solemn oath" on Monday to defend the revolution following the death of communist leader Fidel Castro. Instead of leaving

The Latest: Cubans line up to sign oath to revolution

HAVANA (AP) — The Latest on the death of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro (all times local):

Cubans to throng Revolution Square in mourning for Fidel Castro

By Nelson Acosta and Ana Isabel Martinez HAVANA (Reuters) - Cubans will begin massing on Havana's Revolution Square from Monday to commemorate Fidel Castro, the communist guerrilla leader who led a

Romania: 7 suspected of giving false revolution certificates

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian authorities have arrested seven people who are suspected of wrongly handing out certificates attesting that people played a key role in 1989 anti-communist