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Don't let them leave: Vietnam advised to act fast as clock ticking on visa-free travel
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Don't let them leave: Vietnam advised to act fast as clock ticking on visa-free travel

An industry group calls for a 5-year extension to the visa waiver scheme for certain European tourists, expiring this month.

'GMA' reveals Summer Concert Series opening act
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'GMA' reveals Summer Concert Series opening act

Yahoo News "Good Morning America" reveals the first performance of the 2017 GMA Summer Concert Series.

Seeking transparency, Congressional Democrats introduce 'Mar-a-Lago' act
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Seeking transparency, Congressional Democrats introduce 'Mar-a-Lago' act

Yahoo News The twin bills, not-so-subtly titled the “Making Access Records Available to Lead Government Openness Act”, or the acronym “Mar-a-Lago” are named after the President’s beachside resort

Trump's travel ban: How community ties can act as shock-absorbers
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Trump's travel ban: How community ties can act as shock-absorbers

Yahoo News As a blizzard whips outside Trinity Episcopal Church in Lewiston, Maine, inside it is steamy and hot, filled with the smells of African cooking. Immigrants and locals alike see signs that

Double act
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Double act

Vietnamnet - Neither equitization of Sabeco or Habeco has proceeded smoothly.

NATO head urges Russia to act on 'serious spike' in Ukraine violence
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NATO head urges Russia to act on 'serious spike' in Ukraine violence

Yahoo News NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday urged Russia to use its influence with pro-Moscow rebels in eastern Ukraine to halt what he called the worst upsurge in fighting in a long time.

The Latest: Trump expect to act soon on voter fraud
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The Latest: Trump expect to act soon on voter fraud

Yahoo News WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):

Erdogan asks Tanzania to act against Gulen network
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Erdogan asks Tanzania to act against Gulen network

Yahoo News Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday asked his Tanzanian counterpart John Magufuli to take action against the network of an exiled cleric he blames for last year's failed coup.

Sweden vows to act against gang shootings as boy killed in Malmo
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Sweden vows to act against gang shootings as boy killed in Malmo

Yahoo News Sweden pledged on Friday to end a surge of gang violence in the southern town of Malmo as the latest in a string of shootings left a 16-year old boy dead. Home Affairs Anders Ygeman said

Nigeria: West Africa will act on Gambia election crisis
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Nigeria: West Africa will act on Gambia election crisis

Yahoo News LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — West African leaders will make a decision Saturday on Gambia's electoral crisis and its longtime leader's refusal to accept defeat in elections. A military

Russia calls U.S. move to better arm Syrian rebels a 'hostile act'
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Russia calls U.S. move to better arm Syrian rebels a 'hostile act'

Yahoo News By Andrew Osborn MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Tuesday that a U.S. decision to ease restrictions on arming Syrian rebels had opened the way for deliveries of shoulder-fired

US will 'act in kind' if other countries increase nuke capacity: Trump spokesman
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US will 'act in kind' if other countries increase nuke capacity: Trump spokesman

The United States under Donald Trump's presidency will not allow other countries to increase their nuclear capability without responding in kind, a spokesman for the president-elect said on Friday.

Christmas market carnage 'terrorist act' likely by asylum seeker: Merkel
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Christmas market carnage 'terrorist act' likely by asylum seeker: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday that authorities believe a deadly rampage by a lorry driver at a Berlin Christmas market was a "terrorist" attack likely committed by an asylum seeker.

Africa must act now if it is to feed itself in 2050: scientists
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Africa must act now if it is to feed itself in 2050: scientists

By Alex Whiting ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Africa will be able to grow enough cereals to feed its growing population by 2050, but only if it breaks a culture of complacency and starts now to

Senate passes 10-year extension of Iran Sanctions Act
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Senate passes 10-year extension of Iran Sanctions Act

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate passed a 10-year extension of existing sanctions against Iran on Thursday, sending the measure to the White House for President Barack Obama to sign into law

North-central provinces act to woo back tourists
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North-central provinces act to woo back tourists

Tourism authorities of six north-central provinces, along with the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, organized a conference with 70 southern tour operators to find ways to bring tourists

Fed Chair Defends Dodd-Frank Act, Pledges to Serve Full Term
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Fed Chair Defends Dodd-Frank Act, Pledges to Serve Full Term

In an appearance before a top congressional economic committee today, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen defended the Dodd-Frank Act and pledged to serve out her term despite criticism from

GOP Sen. Perdue says Senate must act on high court vacancy
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GOP Sen. Perdue says Senate must act on high court vacancy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. David Perdue of Georgia said Monday it would be a "dereliction of duty" for the Senate to fail to act on Hillary Clinton's Supreme Court nominees if she becomes

Vietnamese singer wins Best Southeast Asian Act at MTV music awards
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Vietnamese singer wins Best Southeast Asian Act at MTV music awards

Dong Nhi was up there with the likes of Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga.

China says it must act to deter Hong Kong separatism
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China says it must act to deter Hong Kong separatism

BEIJING (AP) — China's top legislative panel has said Beijing must intervene in a Hong Kong political dispute to deter advocates of independence for the city, calling such acts a threat to national

Study: Next US president must act fast on Colorado River
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Study: Next US president must act fast on Colorado River

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The next U.S. president will have to act quickly to chart a course so the Colorado River can continue supplying water to millions of city-dwellers, farmers, Indian tribes and

Posting ballot selfies: Personal choice or illegal act?
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Posting ballot selfies: Personal choice or illegal act?

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — You probably already know whether you'll vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton on Election Day, leaving one important question to consider when you walk into your polling

Mike Pence Calls Suspected Firebombing at NC GOP Office 'Act of Political Terrorism'
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Mike Pence Calls Suspected Firebombing at NC GOP Office 'Act of Political Terrorism'

"Everyone ... Republicans, Democrats or independents, universally condemn this attack," he said. The suspected firebombing at the GOP's Orange County office in Hillsborough happened early Sunday

Vietnamese businesses act on preconceptions and not on facts: experts
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Vietnamese businesses act on preconceptions and not on facts: experts

Many Vietnamese businesses suffer bitter failures because they make bad decisions when choosing partners.

Asia policymakers ready to act as Brexit vote roils markets
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Asia policymakers ready to act as Brexit vote roils markets


Asia's policymakers held their fire early on Friday as the "Leave" camp took an unexpected lead in Britain's EU vote, but they said they were ready to steady volatile markets as counting