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EU-VNFree Trade Agreement to boost IP development: expert
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EU-VNFree Trade Agreement to boost IP development: expert

Vietnamnet - The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement will help Vietnam become the regional hub for many foreign manufacturing companies, promoting the development of industrial parks (IPs) in the

Lifting farmland limits is key to agriculture development: expert
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Lifting farmland limits is key to agriculture development: expert

Vietnamnet - In 2016, when agriculture suffered from drought, low production and low yield, which led to a negative growth rate, the lowest since 2011, experts said that Vietnam’s agriculture needed

Incentives don’t boost industry, expert
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Incentives don’t boost industry, expert

Vietnamnet - Vu Thanh Tu Anh, Research Director at the Fulbright Economics Teaching Programme in Viet Nam, tells Thoi bao Kinh te Viet Nam that Viet Nam should no longer give priority to certain

Cause, not effect: turning urbanisation on its head: Senior expert
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Cause, not effect: turning urbanisation on its head: Senior expert

Vietnamnet - For developing countries, modern high-rise buildings are the most prominent symbol of urbanisation, implying a well-off, comfortable convenient life for its residents.

US return to torture would be 'catastrophic': UN expert
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US return to torture would be 'catastrophic': UN expert

Yahoo News The United Nations' top torture expert warned US President Donald Trump on Monday that endorsing waterboarding and other abuse as an interrogation technique would be illegal and have

Russia says hopes Trump sends Mideast expert to Astana talks on Syria
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Russia says hopes Trump sends Mideast expert to Astana talks on Syria

Yahoo News MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia hopes that the administration of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will send a Middle East expert to talks on the Syria conflict in the Kazakh capital Astana

Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City’s pollution readings alarming: expert
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Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City’s pollution readings alarming: expert

Baomoi - Alarming pollution readings have been recorded in both of Vietnam’s largest cities Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City during 2016, raising health concerns amongst locals.

Hamas blames Israel for killing of drone expert in Tunisia
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Hamas blames Israel for killing of drone expert in Tunisia

The Palestinian Hamas group in Gaza blamed Israel on Saturday for the killing in Tunisia this week of a Tunisian national it described as one of its drone experts, and threatened retaliation. Hamas's

Torture appeared widespread after Turkey coup: UN expert
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Torture appeared widespread after Turkey coup: UN expert

Measures taken in Turkey after the July 15 coup attempt created an "environment conducive to torture", and ill treatment appears to have been widespread immediately after the failed putsch, a UN

VN tourism needs a competitive edge: expert
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VN tourism needs a competitive edge: expert

VietNamNet Bridge – Breakthroughs are needed in terms of policies and mechanisms to make Việt Nam’s tourism industry competitive in ASEAN, an expert from the Institute for Tourism Development

Trump adds antitrust expert to Justice transition team
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Trump adds antitrust expert to Justice transition team

A Republican antitrust veteran has been named on Monday to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's transition team for the Justice Department, a choice that lawyers say signals a more hands-off approach

UN torture expert starts Turkey visit amid abuse claims
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UN torture expert starts Turkey visit amid abuse claims

The UN's expert on torture was Monday beginning a week-long visit to Turkey following claims prisoners have been ill-treated in the wake of the July failed coup. Nils Melzer, special rapporteur on

African nations fail to block UN's first-ever LGBT expert
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African nations fail to block UN's first-ever LGBT expert

A bid by African countries to delay the appointment of the first-ever UN expert tasked with investigating LGBT rights abuses worldwide was defeated on Monday. A draft resolution demanding talks on

Dutch expert: Islamic State has 60-80 operatives in Europe
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Dutch expert: Islamic State has 60-80 operatives in Europe

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dutch counterterrorism coordinator says intelligence experts estimate that the Islamic State extremist group has between 60 and 80 operatives planted in Europe to carry out

UN expert welcomes US deal to resettle Australia's refugees
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UN expert welcomes US deal to resettle Australia's refugees

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A U.S. agreement to resettle an unspecified number of refugees would be a "great achievement" if it emptied Australia-run Pacific island camps where asylum seekers were

African nations seek to get rid of 1st UN LGBT expert
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African nations seek to get rid of 1st UN LGBT expert

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — African nations are seeking to initially suspend and then get rid of the first U.N. independent expert charged with investigating violence and discrimination based on sexual

UN expert to examine Israeli human rights groups
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UN expert to examine Israeli human rights groups

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A United Nations expert says he will examine the Israeli government's treatment of human rights groups in the region in his next report.

Expert calls UN response to cholera in Haiti 'a disgrace'
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Expert calls UN response to cholera in Haiti 'a disgrace'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. human rights expert strongly criticized the United Nations on Tuesday for denying legal responsibility for the 2010 cholera outbreak in Haiti caused by U.N. peacekeepers,

UN expert urges next UN chief to focus on ending tax havens
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UN expert urges next UN chief to focus on ending tax havens

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. human rights expert urged the next U.N. secretary-general on Friday to make the elimination of tax havens a priority to ensure that corporations, billionaires and

Vietnam not in danger from China's nuclear power plants: expert
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Vietnam not in danger from China's nuclear power plants: expert

Three new power plants near the Chinese border are making Vietnam jumpy.

Expert opposes use of State budget to settle bad debt
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Expert opposes use of State budget to settle bad debt

Bold measures must be taken to deal with bad debt as it leaves negative impact on economic growth, but the State budget should by no means be used to settle this problem, said vice chairman of the

Digital economy a big issue for VN: expert
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Digital economy a big issue for VN: expert

Building a digital economy will be very important for Vietnam to keep pace with rapid technology developments across the globe, a senior Australian scientist has said.

Nation needs proper policies for start-ups, expert
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Nation needs proper policies for start-ups, expert

Vietnam is paying special attention to business development, with the government promoting start-up movements so that nationwide businesses will double to a million within the next five years.