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4 min ago | Thanh Nein News

Shoddy radar scramblers, detectors disappoint drivers in Vietnam

A set of speed gun scramblers seized by Ho Chi Minh City customs officials upon arrival from Denmark on July 14, 2014.

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2 hrs ago | USA Today

New Windstar trips to combine cruise, land tour

Add Windstar Cruises to the list of lines that offer cruisetours -- vacations that combine a cruise with several days of touring by land.

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6 hrs ago | Thanh Nein News

Labor union calls for sharp increases in Vietnam's minimum wage

The head of Vietnam's only labor union warned that a pledge to ensure an equitable minimum wage by 2017 will fail unless the authorities hike it by at least 23 percent next year.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Pattaya Mail

Vietnam investment delegation visits Pattaya

Vietnam provincial administrators discussed investment opportunities along the Ho Chi Minh City-Phnom Penh-Bangkok route at a dinner with Pattaya officials July 21. Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh and Tourism Promotion chief Onwara Gorapin welcomed Thailand consul-general to Ho Chi Minh City Ponpimon Suwannapongse and the delegation from the southern ... (more)

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The Orlando Sentinel

The other 'Guns of August': What led to the Vietnam War

In the book "The Guns of August," historian Barbara Tuchman describes the decisions that, 100 years ago, led to World War I. But this August brings us another momentous turning point: the 50th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin Incident of 1964.

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The United States Army

Kansas City District supports Pacific Command in Southeast Asia

"The times, they are a-changin'," sang Bob Dylan 50 years ago as the U.S. Army fought a war in Vietnam.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Thanh Nein News

Thai woman arrested in Vietnam with 4kg of cocaine

Tan Son Nhat airport's customs officers have arrested a Thai woman for smuggling nearly four kilograms of cocaine into Vietnam.

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Thanh Nein News

Vietnam hub's iconic mounted general to ride away for subway

The statue of Tran Nguyen Han at the roundabout near Ben Thanh Market in downtown Ho Chi Minh City.

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Bloomberg

Bitcoin Turns Digital Gold as Faith in Vietnam Dong Ebbs

Bui Huy Kien is ignoring the Vietnamese government's warnings and accepting payment in bitcoin for advertisements on his website.

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Thanh Nein News

Vietnam's economists urge banks to cut interest closer to deposit rate

A HDBank teller watches as a customer counts packs of dong notes in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Thanh Nein News

More trees will be felled for Ho Chi Minh City subway

Trees in 23.9 Park in front of Ben Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh City will be uprooted and cut down next year as the Ben Thanh Central Station breaks ground.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Globe and Mail

TDSB question ex-chair Chris Bolton's role in Vietnam school deal

Officials call for rules to make partnerships more transparent after questions over former chair Chris Bolton's role in Vietnam school deal.

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Free Republic

Welcome to Vietnam

The Doi Moi market reforms that began in 1986 and a general slackening of state micromanagement have transformed the country out of all recognition.

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Thanh Nein News

Pham Cong Danh, chairman of VNBC, was arrested on July 29. Photo credit: VnExpress

The Ministry of Public Security arrested three former senior officials at the Vietnam Bank for Construction for criminal investigation late Tuesday, a source told Thanh Nien.

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Thanh Nein News

Pham Cong Danh, chairman of VNBC, was arrested on July 29. Photo credit: VnExpress

The Ministry of Public Security arrested three former senior officials at the Vietnam Bank for Construction for criminal investigation late Tuesday, a source told Thanh Nien.

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Inhabitat

Vo Trong Nghia Architects Channel Bucky Fuller With 8 Community Bamboo Domes in Vietnam

We've been following the amazing work of bamboo masters Vo Trong Nghia Architects for a while now, and we are delighted to hear about their new bamboo domes in Vietnam.

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Asian Correspondent

Vietnam's one and only trade union turns 85

This date was the day that Vietnam's labour union, then known as the Red Federation of Trade Unions, was founded.

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The American Prospect

The Limits of American Power: Judging Obama's Foreign Policy

U.S. Army soldiers salute American flags at a ceremony at Camp Liberty in Baghdad on Thursday, Sept.

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Thanh Nein News

Japanese photographer captures Vietnam's mood about island dispute

Murayama Yasufumi introduces a photo at his exhibition in HCMC. The photo shows a fisherman sailing his boat to the sea off the Paracels on June 30 in spite of threats from the Chinese vessels.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

DFW Catholic

Pope names new bishop for Vietnam's My Tho diocese

My Tho, Vietnam, Jul 28, 2014 / 09:02 pm .- Pope Francis named Bishop Pierre Nguyen Van Kham, an auxiliary bishop of the Ho Chi Minh City archdiocese, to become head of the Diocese of My Tho on July 26. Bishop Nguyen was born in 1952 in Ha Dong, a suburb of Hanoi.

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