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Thai junta passes controversial cyber-crime law

person Orange Themes access_time Dec 16,2016

Thailand's rubber-stamp parliament on Friday passed a controversial cyber-crime law that critics say strengthens the junta's ability to police the web and squeeze out criticism. The junta has banned protests, muzzled the press, blocked scores of

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China military urges restraint from U.S.-South Korea navy drills

person Orange Themes access_time Oct 17,2016

China's defense ministry said on Monday it was paying close attention to this week's navy drills between the United States and South Korea, and urged them to exercise restraint and not exacerbate regional tensions. China has been angered by a

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Tourism startups to get leg up

person Orange Themes access_time Feb 17,2017

EN VietNamNet - The Mekong Innovative Startup Tourism (MIST) Initiative has announced two new accelerators designed to make it easier for innovative tourism businesses to be established in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.

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Definitions of 'comfort women' reveal Japan-S. Korea divide

TOKYO (AP) — "Comfort women," used by the Japanese military for sex, were present wherever the army invaded and occupied Asia countries from the early 1930s through the end of World War II.That aspect of wartime history was kept quiet until the early 1990s, when a South Korean woman came forward, joined by some others, seeking Japanese help and accountability. Since then, the two countries have been divided over how badly Japan treated comfort women and how it should atone for past… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Vung Tau's arms museum draws interest

VietNamNet Bridge – Besides the lighthouse, the night market and the endless golden sandy beaches, a museum that houses a unique collection of arms from around the world has become an increasingly favourite destination among those visiting the coastal Vung Tau City in southern Viet Nam. Sharing his passion: Robert Taylor (left) introduces his collection of ancient guns to visitors. — Photo courtesy of Robert Taylor Located on Tran Hung Dao Street in Precinct 1, the museum features about 2,500… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Obama gathers key Europe leaders amid questions about Trump

BERLIN (AP) — President Barack Obama joined the leaders of key European countries in Germany on Friday to discuss an array of security and economic challenges facing the trans-Atlantic partners as the U.S. prepares for President-elect Donald Trump to take office in January.Obama's meeting with the leaders of Germany, Britain, France, Italy and Spain was likely his last in such a setting before he leaves office. The session expands on lengthy talks he held the day before with German Chancellor… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Vietnam needs to tighten oversight of tourism

VietNamNet Bridge – Major General Le Xuan Vien, head of the Immigration Management Department under the Ministry of Public Security’s General Department, talks to Viet Nam News about the entry and residence of foreigners in Viet Nam recently, and how to tighten order in the tourism sector. Major General Le Xuan Vien Can you tell us about the entry and exit of foreigners to Viet Nam recently?In the first six months of this year, the number of foreigners who entered Viet Nam increased sharply,… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Regency in place as Thais flock to palace to honor dead king

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's government said that a regent will be the caretaker of the monarchy while the country mourns the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.Thais in their thousands, dressed in somber black and white, descended on the Grand Palace in Bangkok on Saturday to pay respects to Bhumibol, but were met with the unexpected closure of the complex.The crowds lining outside since dawn were subdued and orderly despite the swelling numbers. People shared food and handed each other water and… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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