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France seeks beef exports to Vietnam after ban removal

A French secretary of state was in Vietnam early this week to discuss the re-export of beef to the Southeast Asian country with local agriculture leaders, two months after a decades-long import ban on the product was removed.

A French secretary of state was in Vietnam early this week to discuss the re-export of beef to the Southeast Asian country with local agriculture leaders, two months after a decades-long import ban on the product was removed. Vietnam banned imports of French beef in 1997 over a mad cow …

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Traffic crashes kill 24 Vietnamese every day, new figures show

A traffic accident in the central city of Da Nang on April 29, 2015 when a sleeper bus collided with a car, killing four people on the spot.

The National Traffic Safety Committee has reported a total of 12,910 traffic accidents nationwide so far this year, with 5,167 people killed and 11,484 others injured. This means around 24 people were killed in crashes on a daily basis, or one death per hour. Statistics released Wednesday showed a reduction both …

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Da Nang becomes sponsor and host port of int’l yacht race

Yachts competing at a Clipper Round the World race.

Da Nang City authorities have signed a contract to be a team sponsor and official South East Asia host port of the 2015-2016 Clipper Round the World Yacht race. The team entry will be known as Da Nang-Vietnam and will be skippered by Wendy Tuck, the first Australian female sailor …

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Pets, picnics banned on Saigon pedestrian street

Nguyen Hue pedestrian street opens to the public on April 29, 2015.

Ho Chi Minh City government has issued a list of dos and don’ts for pedestrians on Nguyen Hue, the city’s newly opened walking street, including a ban on all pets. The selling of coffee, inline skating and sitting on picnic blankets on the street are also strictly prohibited. The US$19.7 …

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Stage for Vietnamese speak up their minds

Stage for Vietnamese speak up their minds

A series of TEDx events will be officially held on August 8 in Ha Noi, offering opportunities for young Vietnamese to share and promote their creative ideas which are expected to leave a positive influence on the society. With the theme, ‘Stop and Start,’ the event will focus on six …

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Man City friendly in Vietnam to air live on national channel

Vietnam's coach Toshiya Miura (R) shakes hands with his Manchester City counterpart Manuel Pellegrini at the end of a press conference in Hanoi on July 26, 2015.

English Premier League squad Manchester City will play a friendly match with the Vietnamese national team at 8:00 pm on Monday in Hanoi, and the game will be broadcast live on the national broadcaster’s VTV6 channel. Many famous players of the club arrived in Vietnam on Saturday and had a …

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Nom Village: a 200-year-old beauty that is mostly unstained

About 30 kilometers to the east of Hanoi, Nom Village in Hung Yen Province is a clear example of how a northern village would have looked hundreds of years ago.

One of the best things about northern Vietnam is that while most provinces are rapidly modernizing, villages that boast histories spanning centuries can still be found here and there. What’s better, not only their architecture but also their ambiance is almost intact.   The village gate was built more than …

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