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Asia's youngest nation offers glimmer of hope for LGBT rights
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Asia's youngest nation offers glimmer of hope for LGBT rights

En Vnexpress - Campaigners say East Timor's first-ever pride parade last month was a milestone for the tiny, half-island nation.

For one war-racked nation, a path to happiness
World

For one war-racked nation, a path to happiness

Yahoo News One of the world’s most fragile countries is also its least happy. Last year, with rebel groups still on the loose, the CAR accounted for nearly a third of all attacks on nongovernmental

Why Norway is the happiest nation on Earth
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Why Norway is the happiest nation on Earth

Yahoo News Move over, Disneyland: Norway has taken the crown for the happiest place on Earth, according to the United Nations. On Monday, World Happiness Day, the UN released its 2017 World

In the most populous Muslim nation, a test of tolerance
World

In the most populous Muslim nation, a test of tolerance

Yahoo News Last year, British voters in London elected a Muslim as mayor. A good example is happening in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation and its third-largest democracy. On Feb.

Admin reforms will make nation more competitive
Business

Admin reforms will make nation more competitive

Vietnamnet - VietNamNet Bridge – Vuong Dinh Hue, Deputy PM and Head of the national steering committees on National Single Window and ASEAN Single Window, tells Hai Quan that admin reforms will

Gambia's new president returning to nation as new era begins
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Gambia's new president returning to nation as new era begins

Yahoo News BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's President Adama Barrow was finally returning home Thursday, solidifying his position as the country's new commander-in-chief after a political crisis that

Nation's retail sales up 10.2% in 2016
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Nation's retail sales up 10.2% in 2016

Nhan dan - NDO - Vietnam's retail sales of goods and services were estimated at VND3.53 quadrillion (US$156.7 billion) in 2016, up 10.2% from last year, as indicated by data released by the General

Macedonia's ethnic Albanians want nation declared bilingual
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Macedonia's ethnic Albanians want nation declared bilingual

Yahoo News SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Three ethnic Albanian political parties in Macedonia adopted a joint platform Saturday that demands a larger say in the country's affairs in return for their

Nation’s retail sales jump 10% in 2016
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Nation’s retail sales jump 10% in 2016

Vietnamnet - Viet Nam’s retail sales of goods and services rose to 10.2 per cent to around US$156.7 billion in 2016, data from the General Statistics Office (GSO) has revealed.

Louisiana runoff to decide nation's last congressional seats
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Louisiana runoff to decide nation's last congressional seats

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The long campaign season finally ended Saturday in Louisiana, a month later than the rest of the country, with voters deciding the nation's final three congressional seats in

Germany hosts foreign ministers from 57-nation OSCE
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Germany hosts foreign ministers from 57-nation OSCE

BERLIN (AP) — Foreign ministers from the 57-nation Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe are meeting in Germany, which says the group is needed more than ever to bolster dialogue

Italy president wants new electoral law before nation goes to polls: source
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Italy president wants new electoral law before nation goes to polls: source

ROME (Reuters) - Italian President Sergio Mattarella wants a new electoral law covering both houses of parliament before the country holds a national election, a source close to the president said on

Trump's inauguration to test nation's ability to heal
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Trump's inauguration to test nation's ability to heal

WASHINGTON (AP) — One thing you can count on during inauguration season in Washington: People of all stripes will find a reason to show up — whether it's to celebrate or commiserate.

Belarus to host four-nation Ukraine peace meeting Tuesday
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Belarus to host four-nation Ukraine peace meeting Tuesday

The foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany will meet in Belarus next week to try to push Ukraine's stalled peace process forward, Paris announced Friday. Next Tuesday's meeting in

Pence sees 'Hamilton;' cast member says nation is anxious
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Pence sees 'Hamilton;' cast member says nation is anxious

NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President-elect Mike Pence on Friday was the latest high-profile person to attend the Broadway hit "Hamilton," but he became the first to get a sharp message from a cast member

Pacific nation of Kiribati establishes large shark sanctuary
World

Pacific nation of Kiribati establishes large shark sanctuary

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The island nation of Kiribati has established a large shark sanctuary that will help ensure the creatures are protected across much of the central Pacific.

The Latest: Lawyers say deal will let Trump focus on nation
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The Latest: Lawyers say deal will let Trump focus on nation

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on litigation over Trump University (all times local):

Sotomayor says nation 'can't afford to despair' over Trump
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Sotomayor says nation 'can't afford to despair' over Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Tuesday that Americans "can't afford to despair" in the wake of Donald Trump's election as president.

Obama urges nation to 'forge unity' after bitter election
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Obama urges nation to 'forge unity' after bitter election

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Three days after Election Day, President Barack Obama used his last Veterans Day speech to urge Americans to learn from the example of veterans as a divided nation seeks to

Obama, Trump and the 'zigzag' nation
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Obama, Trump and the 'zigzag' nation

WASHINGTON (AP) — One country, two tribes, the United States elected in turn Barack Obama, then a president as opposite to him as can be.

Obama to address nation, world at 1715 GMT
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Obama to address nation, world at 1715 GMT

Washington (AFP) - President Barack Obama will publicly address the shock election of Donald Trump as his successor for the first time Wednesday, the White House said.

The Nation's Capital to Vote on Full Statehood
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The Nation's Capital to Vote on Full Statehood

On the ballot in the nation's capital on Nov. 8: whether the District of Columbia should become the 51st state. D.C. is home to more than 650,000 residents who do not have a voting representative in

The Latest: Embattled S. Korea president to address nation
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The Latest: Embattled S. Korea president to address nation

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on South Korea's political scandal (all times local):

Benin's anti-piracy fight gives maritime nation 'life insurance'
World

Benin's anti-piracy fight gives maritime nation 'life insurance'

The naval patrol boat Alibori braves high seas and rough weather to help prevent a repeat of that disastrous year 2011, when pirates carried out 21 attacks on shipping in Benin's waters. The oil-rich

Nation needs proper policies for start-ups, expert
Business

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.