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Start Jerusalem 2017: Drop Deck wins VN challenge
Tech

Start Jerusalem 2017: Drop Deck wins VN challenge

Drop Deck, a platform supporting startups in finding and evaluating venture capital opportunities, won the “Start Jerusalem 2017” startup challenge.

Vietnam's fuel imports may drop as Dung Quat oil refinery tax cut finally felt
Business

Vietnam's fuel imports may drop as Dung Quat oil refinery tax cut finally felt

Lower tax will help boost 2017 Dung Quat output by 20 percent.

Eat till you drop: Lawmakers say unsafe food giving Vietnamese 'long, slow death'
Politics

Eat till you drop: Lawmakers say unsafe food giving Vietnamese 'long, slow death'

A food safety supervisor claims unhygienic food is the cause of 60-70 percent of diseases in the country.

Southern goodness, till the last bite, the last drop
Travel

Southern goodness, till the last bite, the last drop

EN VietNamNet - VietNamNet Bridge – We were in the mood for good southern food last week when we stumbled on to Mon Ngon Sai Thanh (Saigon Cuisine), a newly-opened restaurant in Ha Noi.

Number of multi-level marketing businesses drop to half
Business

Number of multi-level marketing businesses drop to half

Vietnamnet - The number of multi-level marketing businesses has halved to 37 by end of March, following Government crackdown over the past two years to ensure that they are operating correctly.

Vietnam’s rice exports drop in Q1
Business

Vietnam’s rice exports drop in Q1

Vietnamnet - Vietnam exported an estimated 1.28 million tonnes of rice in the first three months of the year, earning 570 million USD, down 18 percent in volume and 17.3 percent in value compared

Youth opioid use has declined somewhat. What's behind the drop?
World

Youth opioid use has declined somewhat. What's behind the drop?

Yahoo News The rate of exposure to prescription opioids among children and teenagers in the United States dropped between 2009 and 2015, after a rapid increase in the early 2000s, a new study

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.

Coffee exports drop in volume, surge in value
Business

Coffee exports drop in volume, surge in value

Vietnamnet - Coffee exports drop in volume, surge in value

Retail sales, services drop after Tet
Business

Retail sales, services drop after Tet

Vietnamnet - The country’s total retail sales and services revenue this February crossed 309.3 trillion VND (13 billion USD), data from the General Statistics Office (GSO) has revealed.

Monarch butterfly numbers drop by 27 percent in Mexico
World

Monarch butterfly numbers drop by 27 percent in Mexico

Yahoo News MEXICO CITY (AP) — The number of monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico dropped by 27 percent this year, reversing last year's recovery from historically low numbers, according to a study

Regional party chief urges Fillon to drop French presidential bid
World

Regional party chief urges Fillon to drop French presidential bid

Yahoo News French presidential candidate Francois Fillon faced mounting pressure from his own conservative camp to withdraw from the race on Saturday, as a senator from The Republicans party warned

UBS reports 22-percent drop in 4Q net amid tax effects
World

UBS reports 22-percent drop in 4Q net amid tax effects

Yahoo News GENEVA (AP) — Swiss bank UBS has reported a 22-percent drop in net income in the fourth quarter last year, due in part to tax effects, but says rising investor confidence in the United

Austria: Apparent drop in numbers of new radical Islamists
World

Austria: Apparent drop in numbers of new radical Islamists

Yahoo News VIENNA (AP) — Figures from Austria's Interior Ministry suggest that the number of people newly embracing radical Islamist beliefs in the country may be declining even as authorities step

Airbus ups plane deliveries in 2016 but new orders drop
World

Airbus ups plane deliveries in 2016 but new orders drop

Yahoo News PARIS (AP) — Airbus delivered a record number of planes last year despite engine and cabin production problems, even as new orders slumped for both the European manufacturer and its U.S.

Eat till you drop at Hanoi's best food market
Travel

Eat till you drop at Hanoi's best food market

En Vnexpress - Dong Xuan Market is nothing short of a culinary paradise where you can find an impressive range of tasty and affordable delicacies.

Pakistani groups note drop in violence, credit the military
World

Pakistani groups note drop in violence, credit the military

Yahoo News ISLAMABAD (AP) — Two Pakistani research groups have noted a significant drop in militant violence in the country last year but say that for the trend to continue, authorities need to fight

Ho Chi Minh City police report huge drop in street crime
Politics

Ho Chi Minh City police report huge drop in street crime

Robberies fell 30 percent in 2016, while snatching dipped by 11.5 percent.

Brazil sees murders soar in Rio, drop in Sao Paulo
World

Brazil sees murders soar in Rio, drop in Sao Paulo

Homicides surged this year in Rio de Janeiro state despite increased security for the Olympics, but fell in Brazil's economic hub Sao Paulo, statistics showed Friday. In Rio state, whose capital city

China appeals to EU to drop measures against solar imports
World

China appeals to EU to drop measures against solar imports

BEIJING (AP) — China is appealing to the European Union to drop anti-dumping tariffs on Chinese solar panels after the trade bloc's executive body recommended extending them for two years.

Vietnam's rice exports drop to record low
Business

Vietnam's rice exports drop to record low

Vietnam's rice exports have sharply fallen to a seven-year record low because of weak abilities, according to a new report by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

FDA denies bid to drop some warnings from tobacco pouches
World

FDA denies bid to drop some warnings from tobacco pouches

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials have rejected an attempt by a Swedish company to remove several health warnings from its smokeless tobacco pouches, though regulators left open the possibility

Japan's CO2 emissions drop 3 pct to 5-year low in FY2015
World

Japan's CO2 emissions drop 3 pct to 5-year low in FY2015

Japan's greenhouse gas emissions fell 3 percent to a five-year low in the financial year through March due to lower power demand, growing renewable energy and the restart of nuclear power plants,

Spain to drop below EU's 3% deficit limit in 2018: minister
Politics

Spain to drop below EU's 3% deficit limit in 2018: minister

Spain's finance minister pledged Friday that the deficit would fall to 2.2 percent of GDP in 2018, which would finally see the country adhere to EU rules after years of failed attempts. Cristobal

Turkish call to drop Gaza ship case against Israelis
Politics

Turkish call to drop Gaza ship case against Israelis

Nine Turkish activists died when Israeli marines stormed the Mavi Marmara as it headed to the Gaza Strip in 2010, and a 10th died in hospital in 2014. The bitter rift came to an end in June this year