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Ha Long authorities shut down shops for failing to meet tourism business requirements
Travel

Ha Long authorities shut down shops for failing to meet tourism business requirements

12 souvenir shops in Ha Long City are forced to shut down from October 26 following a request from the local authorities for failing to meet criteria set by the Department of Tourism.

Floating and careening down Giang River
Travel

Floating and careening down Giang River

VietNamNet Bridge – Before my trip to Con Cuong District in central Nghe An Province, I expected something natural and wild, far different from the usual resorts that I visit.

Health ministry cracks down on sale of antibiotics
Health

Health ministry cracks down on sale of antibiotics

The Ministry of Health has launched a project wherein by 2020, all pharmacies will be required to sell antibiotics only to patients carrying doctors’ prescriptions.

Rail trip down Vietnam named one of the best in Asia
Travel

Rail trip down Vietnam named one of the best in Asia

En Vnexpress - Why not roll with the flow and take the scenic route with a 1,700km train ride?

Take a trip down to Saigon's markets, then and now
Travel

Take a trip down to Saigon's markets, then and now

En Vnexpress - Markets in Vietnam don’t offer just cheap clothes, meat and fresh fruit and vegetables. They provide a glimpse into the local culture and history.

Ho Chi Minh City to crack down on tax-evading Facebook retailers
Business

Ho Chi Minh City to crack down on tax-evading Facebook retailers

En nexpress - The tax man is threatening to shut down social media accounts, but savvy retailers know that it's an empty threat.

10 Hanoi delicacies you can track down in Saigon
Travel

10 Hanoi delicacies you can track down in Saigon

En Vnexpress - Whether it's steamed snails or pig's trotter noodles, a taste of the north is there for those willing to look for it.

New Communist Party resolutions to cut down SOEs
Health

New Communist Party resolutions to cut down SOEs

Bao moi - The private sector will grow after the roles of the government and state-owned enterprises in the “socialist-oriented market economy” are clearly defined.

Ailing white tiger put down in Singapore Zoo
Science

Ailing white tiger put down in Singapore Zoo

Yahoo News A rare white tiger involved in the 2008 killing of a zoo worker has been put down after suffering from skin cancer and joint degeneration, the Singapore Zoo said Thursday. Omar, who would

1,000 trees to come down as Hanoi axes green space for road expansion
Politics

1,000 trees to come down as Hanoi axes green space for road expansion

Trees that have taken decades to grow will be sacrificed as urbanization once again takes priority over the environment.

How data-crunching is cutting down on massive health-care fraud
World

How data-crunching is cutting down on massive health-care fraud

Yahoo News “No other reporter has ever seen this,” he says, tapping out a command on his computer keyboard. “Your standard pharmacy that is just billing Medicare is going to be $300,000 to $1.5

He’s led a transformation among Roma villagers: crime down, productivity up
World

He’s led a transformation among Roma villagers: crime down, productivity up

Yahoo News László Bogdán doesn’t enjoy his fame much. Journalists, politicians, and even foreign diplomats have been flocking to see Mr. Bogdán in Cserdi, a village in southern Hungary where he’s

Growth slows down, manufacturers try to find niche markets
Business

Growth slows down, manufacturers try to find niche markets

Vietnamnet - As the motorbike market is going flat, manufacturers have to reform technologies and penetrate niche markets to boost sales.

Banks’ listing enthusiasm simmers down
Business

Banks’ listing enthusiasm simmers down

Vietnamnet - Banks are hesitant to go public over the persistent challenging business environment.

Caution pulls down blue chips
Business

Caution pulls down blue chips

Vietnamnet - Shares dropped further in the two local exchanges on April 24 as investors remained cautious about market conditions, pulling blue chips down.

High transport costs weigh down businesses
Business

High transport costs weigh down businesses

Vietnamnet - The total expenses for logistics services in Vietnam are estimated at 21 percent of GDP, much higher than 9-14 percent in developed countries.

Vietnam’s growth slows down to 5.1% in Q1
Business

Vietnam’s growth slows down to 5.1% in Q1

Vietnamnet - Vietnam posted a gross domestic growth (GDP) rate of 5.1% in the first quarter of 2017, signalling a slowdown compared to the first-quarter rates of 6.12% in 2015 and 5.48% in 2016.

Former Russian lawmaker and Moscow critic gunned down in Ukraine
World

Former Russian lawmaker and Moscow critic gunned down in Ukraine

Yahoo News A former member of the Russian Duma who had moved to Ukraine was shot and killed in Kiev on Thursday, sparking allegations that the murder was politically motivated. Denis Voronenkov was

Israel wants Arab neighbors to turn down volume on call to prayer
World

Israel wants Arab neighbors to turn down volume on call to prayer

Yahoo News A draft bill that would force mosques to lower the volume of their call to prayer passed in Israel’s parliament on Wednesday, rousing indignation from Arab lawmakers who see it as an

Sale of cars down despite price drop
Business

Sale of cars down despite price drop

Vietnamnet - Members of the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (VAMA) sold more than 17,600 cars in February, down 13 per cent from the previous month.

Appeals court rules that Confederate monuments can come down in New Orleans
World

Appeals court rules that Confederate monuments can come down in New Orleans

Yahoo News A federal appeals court has ruled that the city of New Orleans can take down three Confederate monuments that have stood in the city for more than a century. In December 2015, the city

US regulator set to tamp down on privacy rules
World

US regulator set to tamp down on privacy rules

Yahoo News The Trump administration appears set to begin scaling back Federal Communications Commission regulations approved last year to further protect Americans' digital privacy and security. 

Tax code bogs down exports: VN cement firms
Business

Tax code bogs down exports: VN cement firms

Vietnamnet - Local cement producers worry that their exported products could struggle to compete with foreign firms in term of price, a concern voiced at an online forum held in Ha Noi yesterday.

New Homeland Security guidelines aggressively crack down on illegal immigration
World

New Homeland Security guidelines aggressively crack down on illegal immigration

Yahoo News Under the new guidelines, outlined in a pair of memos, the agency plans to hire thousands of additional enforcement agents, expand the pool of immigrants who are prioritized for removal,

Harward turns down national security adviser job. Who else is there?
World

Harward turns down national security adviser job. Who else is there?

Yahoo News Mr. Trump said in a post on Twitter on Friday he was weighing four potential candidates for national security advisor. "General Keith Kellogg, who I have known for a long time, is very