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Farmers' party scores surprise win in Lithuania vote: election official

person Orange Themes access_time Oct 24,2016

Vilnius (AFP) - A Lithuanian farmers' party that previously held only a single seat in parliament scored a surprise victory in Sunday's general election run-off, ousting the governing leftists and trouncing conservative rivals.

Image : Hike in food prices mainly accounts for November’s CPI surge

Hike in food prices mainly accounts for November’s CPI surge

person Orange Themes access_time Nov 28,2016

NDO—The Consumer Price Index (CPI) in November rose by 0.48% compared to October, 4.52% over the same period of last year and 4.5% against last December, the General Statistics Office (GSO) announced on November 28.

Image : When will Vietnamese entrepreneurs go global?

When will Vietnamese entrepreneurs go global?

person Orange Themes access_time Mar 13,2017

Vietnamnet - It will take another five to 15 years for Vietnamese entrepreneurs can become global business leaders, according to a study by the Human Capital Leadership Institute.

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New Zealand beats New Caledonia 2-0 in WCup qualifier

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AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Marco Rojas scored twice as New Zealand beat New Caledonia 2-0 Saturday in an Oceania football World Cup qualifying match.

Rojas put New Zealand ahead 1-0 with a 42nd minute strike which was only partially stopped by New Caledonia goalkeeper Thomas Schmidt. He made the game safe in the 72nd minute when Chris Wood back-heeled Monty Patterson's cross to Rojas who finished well.

New Zealand is drawn with New Caledonia and Fiji in Group A in the third stage of qualifying in the Oceania region. Tahiti, drawn with Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands in Group B, opened its campaign with a 1-0 win over the Solomons on Friday.

The group winners play each other in a two-leg playoff in August 2017. The winner then advances to an inter-confederation playoff against the fifth-placed team in South America.

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In parting shot, Kerry tears into Israel over settlements

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry tore into Israel on Wednesday for settlement-building, accusing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of dragging Israel away from democracy and forcefully rejecting the notion that America had abandoned Israel with a controversial U.N. vote. Israel's government accused Kerry of a skewed attempt to blame Israel for failing to reach a peace deal.In a farewell speech, Kerry laid out a vision for peace that he won't be in office to implement, but that… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Vietnam posts US$200 million in trade surplus in August

In the first eight months of the year, Vietnam recorded a surplus of US$2.45 billion, with exports and imports respectively valued at US$112.19 billion and US$109.74 billion. At US$24.6 billion, the United States remained the largest buyer of Vietnamese goods during the said period, up 13% over the same period last year and accounting for more than one fifth of Vietnam’s total exports. The European Union and China came in second and third, with US$21.9 billion and US$12.6 billion… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Quang Binh cuts entrance fees at 3 caves to attract tourists

The Thien Duong Cave in Quang Binh Province. Photo: Ngo Huy Hoa Quang Binh authorities have announced a 30 percent cut in entrance fees for three caves from the end of this year. The new prices will apply only for guests who stay at any hotel in the province. Current ticket prices are VND250,000 (US$11.2) for Thien Duong cave and VND150,000 and VND80,000 for Phong Nha and Tien Son. The People’s Committee has also called on hotels and restaurants to reduce prices by 10-20 percent to attract… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Key developments after death of Thailand's beloved king

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej died Thursday aged 88, plunging the nation into unprecedented mourning for the beloved monarch who held the throne for seven decades.A look at the latest developments Saturday:___GRAND PALACE CLOSES BUT CROWDS REMAINThais in their thousands, dressed in somber black and white, descended on the Grand Palace in Bangkok to pay respects to Bhumibol, whose remains were transferred in a motorcade Friday from Siriraj Hospital to the palace's… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Vietnamese visitors to Japan skyrocket in 2016: tourism official

The number of Vietnamese visitors to Japan has increased sharply this year, according to a Japanese tourism official. Over 200,000 Vietnamese have visited Japan in the first 10 months of this year, a 30 percent increase year-on-year, Akihiko Tamura, an official from the Japan Tourism Agency said during a recent meeting with 30 Vietnamese travel agencies in the East Asian country. The growth can be attributed to new and simpler visa procedures for tourists, Tamura assessed, adding that travel… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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