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EU agrees to extend Russia sanctions to January 2016

EU agrees to extend Russia sanctions to January 2016

EU member states agreed Wednesday to extend damaging economic sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis by another six months to the end of January 2016, European sources said. Ambassadors from the 28 European Union nations reached a “consensus” on the legal text extending the sanctions from July, which is …

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Ca Hue singing gains national heritage status

Ca Hue singing gains national heritage status

Ca Hue, a unique form of singing born in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, has been listed as an item of national intangible heritage. The artform was put in the list of the year’s 26 newly recognised items, which was officially announced last week by the Ministry of Culture, …

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HCM City’s canals cleaned at huge cost again polluted

Newly cleaned and dredged canals around HCM City are quickly being re-polluted by locals who dump waste directly into them.

Newly cleaned and dredged canals around HCM City are quickly being re-polluted by locals who dump waste directly into them. Every day 20 workers from the city’s Urban Environment Company collect around five tonnes of waste from the nine kilometre Nhieu Loc – Thi Nghe canal. The quantity could double …

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NA amends death penalty

Deputy Nguyen Ba Thuyen from the southern province of Lam Dong.

Lawmakers yesterday agreed to abolish the death penalty for several crime categories, but many insisted the death sentence for corruption remain, saying that if the crime was not punished properly, it would cause disorder in society. Discussing the revised Penal Code at the on-going ninth National Assembly (NA) session, deputies …

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