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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

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

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

Image : Tourism startups to get leg up

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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Russian consul in Athens found dead; no signs of foul play

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police say the head of the consular section at the Russian Embassy in Athens has been found dead in his apartment in the Greek capital, but there are no immediate indications of foul play.

The body of 54-year-old Consul Andrey Malanin was found Monday by a consular employee. Police say a coroner will examine the body, while the police homicide department also is investigating the death due to Malanin's diplomatic status.

Police say the body bore no visible injuries.

Russia's ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, was assassinated by a riot police officer while speaking at a photo exhibit in Ankara last month.

Football tournament for visually impaired held in Ho Chi Minh City

A football tournament for the visually impaired was held in Ho Chi Minh City last weekend, and was an opportunity for participants to fuel their passion for the sport. The Ho Chi Minh City 2017 Football Tournament for the visually challenged took place on Saturday morning at the Ho Chi Minh City Sports Center. Four teams of five participated, one of which included players from Nguyen Dinh Chieu School for the Blind, with the other three coming from the Saigon Football Club for the Disabled. … chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Trump gains on Clinton, poll shows 'rigged' message resonates

By Emily Stephenson and Chris KahnNEWTOWN, Pa./NEW YORK (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gained on his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton among American voters this week, cutting her lead nearly in half, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling released on Friday.The polling data showed Trump's argument that the Nov. 8 election is "rigged" against him has resonated with members of his party."Remember folks, it's a rigged system," Trump told a Pennsylvania rally on Friday.… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Vietnam ranks 5th among Asian countries exporting to Canada

According to statistics, two-way trade revenue between Vietnam and Canada reached US$4.14 billion in 2016, an increase of 1.1% over 2015. Of the total, Vietnam posted an export revenue with Canada of US$3.744 billion, up 17.1% and an import revenue of US$396.5 million, down 23.2%, bringing about a trade surplus of US$3.347 billion in 2016, a sharp rise of 24.7% over the previous year. According to the Vietnamese Trade Counsellor to Canada Hoang Anh Dung, the 17.1% increase of Vietnam's export… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Vietnam seeking solutions to industrial waste

Industrial waste dumped at landfills is causing significant environmental problems in the country. As Vietnam's economy grows, industrial waste disposal has become more of a challenge. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s (MONRE) report on the current state of the environment in 2011-2015 showed that industrial production generates 4.7 million tons of solid waste each year. The waste is mainly treated by burying or burning at industrial incinerators. Landfills remain the… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

AP Explains: 5 Trump business ties that pose conflicts

NEW YORK (AP) — After Ivanka Trump appeared on CBS's "60 Minutes" wearing a $10,800 bracelet from her jewelry line, someone at her company sent photos from the interview to fashion writers to drum up free publicity. A firestorm of criticism erupted over the impropriety of profiting off the presidency, and the company apologized.If only the bracelet brouhaha was the end of it.Experts on government ethics are warning President-elect Donald Trump that he'll never shake suspicions of a clash… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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