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Mekong countries emphasise infrastructure connectivity
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Mekong countries emphasise infrastructure connectivity

NDO/ VNA - Countries in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) should enhance their economic and infrastructure connectivity to promote economic development in the sub-region, Deputy Minister of

Rough Guides: Vietnam among 20 most-beautiful countries
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Rough Guides: Vietnam among 20 most-beautiful countries

The world's seventh-fastest growing travel destination, Vietnam has been voted among the 20 most-beautiful countries by readers of Rough Guides.

Vietnam named among 20 most beautiful countries
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Vietnam named among 20 most beautiful countries

Vietnam has been voted one of the 20 most beautiful countries in the world by readers of Rough Guides, the renowned British travel site.

Rough Guides renames Vietnam one of the 20 most beautiful countries to visit
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Rough Guides renames Vietnam one of the 20 most beautiful countries to visit

En Vnexpress - Natural beauty sites such as Ha Long Bay and Sa Pa remain a big draw for tourists.

Severe weather conditions becoming a norm for Vietnam and other Asian countries
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Severe weather conditions becoming a norm for Vietnam and other Asian countries

En Vnexpress - What happens when you heat the planet up?

Vietnam extends visa waiver for five European countries
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Vietnam extends visa waiver for five European countries

Bao Moi - Vietnam’s government has extended a visa waiver program benefiting citizens of five European countries, just before the existing policy expires at the end of this month.

Ministers of 11 TPP member countries to meet in Hanoi
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Ministers of 11 TPP member countries to meet in Hanoi

Nhan dan - NDO/VNA – Ministers from 11 countries joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are scheduled to gather in Hanoi on May 21, with Japan pushing for the free trade pact to be put into

Revolution 4.0 challenges Asian countries seeking inclusive growth
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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

US drops out of top 5 death penalty countries in the world
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US drops out of top 5 death penalty countries in the world

Yahoo News Capital punishment fell by more than one-third around the world last year – and the United States dropped out of the top 5 countries for the first time in a decade. Compared with 2015,

Vietnam locates in group of low petrol price countries
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Vietnam locates in group of low petrol price countries

Vietnamnet - Vietnam’s retail petrol price is lower than neighboring countries and many ASEAN nations, said head of Tax Policy Department Pham Dinh Thi yesterday.

Vietnam has trade relations with 200 countries
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Vietnam has trade relations with 200 countries

Vietnamnet - Vietnam has maintained trade relations with more than 200 countries, meaning its commodities are present in almost all markets worldwide, the Ministry of Industry and Trade said.

It's not just Norway – some developing countries are seeing gains in happiness index, too
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It's not just Norway – some developing countries are seeing gains in happiness index, too

Yahoo News The World Happiness Report, an index that rates nations based on factors such as income and life expectancy, released its 2017 list Monday at the United Nations. The list doesn’t contain

10 countries agree to protect Dak Lak coffee brand
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10 countries agree to protect Dak Lak coffee brand

Vietnamnet - Ten countries and territories have agreed to protect the 'Buon Ma Thuot Coffee' brand name, which hails from the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak, its provincial People’s

Greater cooperation urged to facilitate trade in landlocked countries
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Greater cooperation urged to facilitate trade in landlocked countries

Nhan dan - NDO - Officials from landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) and transit countries in Euro-Asia have called for further collaboration to develop key infrastructure, facilitate trade and

Vietnamese citizens can travel to 48 countries and territories without visas
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Vietnamese citizens can travel to 48 countries and territories without visas

Bao Moi - According to the latest released Passport Index report, Vietnamese citizens can travel to 48 countries and territories without visas. The report also shows that the Vietnamese passport was

In Somali diaspora, lessons for refugees – and their host countries
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In Somali diaspora, lessons for refugees – and their host countries

Yahoo News For Casiman Abdullahi, Jan. 30 was a very good day. After four years, this was to be one of the very last steps in his application to leave South Africa, where he had been a victim of

ASEAN countries to keep up economic growth
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ASEAN countries to keep up economic growth

Vietnamnet - During the past three decades many of the ASEAN member economies have developed robustly thanks to export. Experts say the drop in oil prices and a slowdown facing major economies have

Vietnam ranks 5th among Asian countries exporting to Canada
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Vietnam ranks 5th among Asian countries exporting to Canada

Nhan dan - NDO - Vietnam continued to enjoy a trade surplus with Canada in 2016 and ranked 5th among Asian countries in terms of export revenue with Canada after China, Japan, the Republic of Korea

Vietnam heads list of ASEAN countries exporting to Canada
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Vietnam heads list of ASEAN countries exporting to Canada

Nhan dan - NDO - Vietnam continued to rank first among ASEAN countries in terms of high export revenue with Canada in the January-November 2016 period, according to the Vietnamese Trade Counsellor

UN chief commends African countries for accepting refugees
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UN chief commends African countries for accepting refugees

Yahoo News ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The U.N. Secretary General has commended African countries for opening their borders to refugees and people fleeing violence while other parts of the world,

Non-aviation revenue in Vietnam's airports less than other regional countries
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Non-aviation revenue in Vietnam's airports less than other regional countries

Vietnamnet - Non-aviation revenue in the airport business, including sales per passenger through ACV (Airports Corporation of Vietnam), is $1, compared with the average of $10-12 in Asia and $4-5 in

Trump suspends U.S. refugee program, suspends entry from seven countries
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Trump suspends U.S. refugee program, suspends entry from seven countries

Yahoo News President Donald Trump on Friday put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the United States and temporarily barred visitors from Syria and six other Muslim-majority countries,

Dozens of countries urge Israel, Palestinians to commit to a two-state solution, refrain from unilateral steps
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Dozens of countries urge Israel, Palestinians to commit to a two-state solution, refrain from unilateral steps

Yahoo News PARIS (AP) — Dozens of countries urge Israel, Palestinians to commit to a two-state solution, refrain from unilateral steps.

Russia has tried to influence elections in 'couple dozen' countries: U.S. spy chief
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Russia has tried to influence elections in 'couple dozen' countries: U.S. spy chief

Yahoo News WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia has tried to influence elections in at least "a couple dozen" countries, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said on Tuesday. Russia continues to