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Study: Divorce Is Up Significantly In Vietnam

The arrival of Starbucks and McDonald's aren’t the only signs that Vietnam is starting to look more like a developed country. According to a new survey, the country’s divorce rate has skyrocketed over the past decade, especially in urban areas, reports Shanghai Daily:

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Hanoi To Build New Bridge Instead Of Tearing Down Long Biên

Described by one writer as “a misshapen but essential component of Hà Nội’s heritage,” the Long Biên Bridge commands such affection that recent government proposals to relocate or rebuild it had to be abandoned. In what can only be considered a win for the historic bridge, city authorities have officially announced that a new bridge be built, all but ensuring the continued existence of Long Biên.

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Vietnam Grants Licenses To Monsanto, Others To Grow Genetically Modified Corn

The Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has granted licenses to 2 companies, Syngenta Vietnam Co., Ltd and Monsanto’s Dekalb Vietnam Co., Ltd to grow genetically modified corn, reports Vietnam Net.

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Study: Vietnam Is One Of Only 11 Countries Free From Conflict

The latest study from the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) found that only 11 countries in the word are not involved in conflict of one kind or another. And one of them happens to be Vietnam.

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