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Over 1 Ton of Elephant Tusks Seized in Hai Phong

Hai Phong customs officials seized more than 1 ton of illegal elephant ivory from Hong Kong on May 24, reports Tuoi Tre.

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Weekend News Roundup: Real Madrid to Hold Soccer Camp in HCM City

Vietnam Air offering part of push for foreign investment [Sydney Morning Herald] Vietnam car imports soar in May: report [Thanh Nien] Two Vietnamese companies listed in Forbes Global 2000&...

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Morning News Roundup: Firms Pay Fines for Violating Food Safety Rules

Ford pours more investment into Vietnam [Vietnam Plus] ExxonMobil keen on Vietnam market [VoV] Firms pay fines for violating food safety rules [VNS]

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnam Science and Technology Day Declared

Denture clasp spent 20 years in Vietnamese lung [Thanh Nien] Vietnam to play Thailand to secure World Cup berth [DTI News] Vietnamese lecturer wins Australian prize for outstanding researc...

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Morning News Roundup: MobiFone Offers New Data Services for Tourists

TPP meeting fails to reach final agreement [Vietnam Plus] HCM City officials pledge wastewater cleanup [VietNamNet] No river in Hanoi found as unpolluted or slightly polluted [VietNam...

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Morning News Roundup: Ha Long Bay Relocates Houseboat Dwellers

Vietnam apologizes, mulling tax cuts for Taiwanese businesses [Focus Taiwan] Authorities to crackdown on dangerous ‘eggshell' helmets [SGGP] Vietinbank report reveals bad debt increase&nbs...

Brian Letwin

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Vietnam Airlines Adds New Flights to Japan

While some European Airlines have been cutting their Vietnam service, Vietnam Airlines, as part of its effort to expand its international presence, has announced 2 new routes to Tokyo. 

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Weekend News Roundup: Expert Warns of Mutant Dengue Fever in Vietnam as 4 Die

Vietnam urged to allow paternity leave, improve maternity protection [Thanh Nien] Museum puts evolution on show [VNS] Citizenship regulation for overseas Vietnamese to be revised [DTI...

Brian Letwin

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How Much is Vietnam Airlines Worth?

Ahead of its long-awaited IPO, Pham Ngoc Minh, General Director of Vietnam Airlines said that the airline is worth $2.74 billion, shares of which will be sold in accordance with public demand, reports...

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnamese Fashion Student Wins $30,000 Prize

Under pressure of exams, many students develop mental disorders [VietNamNet] Vietnam may lift retirement age to save pension fund [Thanh Nien] Vietnam Television buys football World Cup ri...

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US Grants Immigrant Visas for Married Gay Couples

The US Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City has declared that it will grant immigrant visas for married homosexual couples, according to VNExpress.

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnam's Mekong Delta May Toss Out Rice for Corn, Soybeans

Vietnam women eye World Cup berth via Asian tourney [DTI News]  Vietnam’s Viettel Signs Content Deal With Germany’s A Company [Variety] Crowdfunding for Vietnam comic warmly embraced&...

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Morning News Roundup: TPP Negotiators Begin Talks in Vietnam in Bid to Conclude a Deal

Vietnam Stocks Tumble to Four-Month Low as China Tensions Rise [Bloomberg] Da Lat to export veggies to South Korea [SGGP] In Vietnam, Japanese investors eager to find local talent [Th...

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Weekend News Roundup: Second McDonald’s Vietnam Restaurant Complete

Second McDonald’s Vietnam restaurant complete [VietNamNet] Obama sends Vietnam nuclear deal to Congress [Times of India] Vietnam’s southern province holds int’l kite festival [Tuoi Tr...

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnamese Tycoons Lost Over $85 million Yesterday Morning

Japanese expert to manage Vietnam national football team [Nhan Dan] Vietnam launches ‘golden spoon’ contest to promote tourism via cuisine [Tuoi Tre] World Bank approves $106mn credit for ...

Brian Letwin

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39 New Caves Discovered in Phong Nha- Ke Bang National Park

After discovering Son Doong, the world’s largest known cave in Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park 5 years ago, a team of researchers has been scouring the area, measuring, charting and photographing 39...

Brian Letwin

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Vietnamese Stocks See Biggest Drop in 13 Years as East Sea Dispute Intensifies

By now, you’re probably aware that Vietnam and China are locking horns over a Chinese oil rig which Hanoi says constitutes a gross intrusion into the Vietnam’s territorial waters. As tensions heat up ...

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Morning News Roundup: Toyota to Recall 43,000 Cars in Vietnam

Toyota to recall 43,000 cars in Vietnam [SGGP] 39 new caves found in Vietnam’s Phong Nha-Ke Bang Park [Thanh Nien]  Cluster bomb kills farmer in central Vietnam [Thanh Nien]

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnam, US Sign Nuclear Agreement

Vietnam suffers sharp drop in Mothers’ Index [VoV] Vietnam highlanders have new bridge to stop crossing stream in bags [Thanh Nien] Vietnam's Remote Sensing Satellite Programme Reviewed Af...

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Da Nang’s Dragon Bridge Wins International Engineering Award

Da Nang’s Dragon Bridge, probably our favourite (and without a doubt the most badass) modern structure in Vietnam, received international recognition last week at an award ceremony in Washington DC.