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APEC Strives For Streamlined Food Export Regulations:

August 18th, 2017

HO CHI MINH CITY, Aug 18 -- The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Committee on Trade and Investment started gathering here on Friday, seeking measures to ease bottlenecks to safe and efficient food trade between APEC member economies, China's Xinhua news agency reported. Policymakers must ensure that foreign products do not harm local consumers, crops or livestock, but too many regulatory requirements limit regulators' ability to guarantee the safety of food imports and bury food exporters in administrative red tape, according to an APEC study of non-tariff barriers in agriculture and food trade.



3rd APEC senior officials meeting to open in Vietnam's HCM City:

August 17th, 2017

The third Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Senior Officials' Meeting and related meetings will take place in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City from Aug. 18 to Aug. 30, the country's foreign ministry announced here Thursday. Besides SOM 3 slated for Aug. 29 to Aug. 30, there will be 74 meetings of four committees and 26 working and sub-working groups in various fields, including trade and investment, business facilitation, science, technology and innovation, and anti-corruption, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.



Miss Vietnam 2016 to attend Miss World 2017 in China:

August 17th, 2017

Do My Linh, Miss Vietnam 2016, has been chosen to represent Vietnam at the approaching Miss World 2017 in China, Vietnam's national beauty contest organizers announced here on Thursday. At a press conference on Thursday in Ho Chi Minh City, Linh said she has recently improved her catwalk and performance skills, command of English, and physical strength so that she can be more confident at the coming Miss World slated for Nov. 18. The 1.71-meter girl said she is implementing a project to help local children affected by Agent Orange/dioxin.



Ugandan businessman appointed Vietnam consul:

August 17th, 2017

Ugandan foreign affairs minister Sam Kutesa received credentials from the first Vietnam envoy to Uganda Ceasor Augustine Mulenga. Ugandan businessman Caesar Augustine Mulenga has been appointed the new Honorary Consul of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to Uganda.



BIM Group introduces fashionable duplex apartments:

August 17th, 2017

BIM Group will organise a ceremony introducing its new 52 duplex apartments at Citadines Marina Ha Long at Melia Ha Noi hotel on Sunday. Citadines Marina Ha Long is the first and only project providing condotels and high-end apartment buildings, which are professionally managed by the international brand The Ascott, in Quang Ninh Province.



Reformed A-level results expected in Wales' schools:

August 17th, 2017

This year will see results for 14 new "reformed" A-level courses for the first time but exam regulators said standards had been maintained and no-one had been disadvantaged by taking the new exams. Qualifications Wales is to research the causes of the fall in students taking A-levels and whether they are simply dropping out or choosing more vocational career paths.



Vietnamese PM's visit to Thailand to focus on trade, South China Sea:

August 16th, 2017

VIETNAM'S PRIME Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc will arrive in Thailand today for a three-day official visit to enhance cooperation on a wide range of bilateral and regional issues. Phuc's first official visit to the country since he took power in April last year will include many cabinet ministers, including the trade and industry, planning and investment, science and technology, agriculture and rural development, information and communications portfolios, in discussions with their Thai counterparts.



Veteran returns to Vietnam to search for soldier left behind:

August 16th, 2017

An expended M16 round, bomb fragments and helicopter scraps sit in Michael Cunningham's Harwich home. They constitute small pieces of his memories fighting in Vietnam - memories that are with him today.



Vietnam's Da Nang To Use Led Public Lighting For APEC Event:

August 16th, 2017

A pilot project using low carbon emission light-emitting diode bulbs will light up 19 main downtown streets in Da Nang as the central coastal city prepares for the high-profile 2017 Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation Economic Leaders Week, Vietnam News Agency reported. Nearly 3,000 high-voltage bulbs -- five per cent of the city's total public lighting system -- will be replaced by the LED public lighting system, beginning this September, and go operational in October.



Four Vietnamese drug traffickers get death, life sentences:

August 16th, 2017

A Vietnamese court handed down a death sentence on a 34-year-old leader of a trans-provincial drug trafficking ring and life imprisonment on three of his underlings, local media reported Wednesday. The court in southern Binh Duong province on Tuesday passed the death penalty on Do Xuan Loi from central Thua Thien Hue province, and the three life sentences on three other men from central Binh Thuan province, southern An Giang province, and Ho Chi Minh City, including an elder brother of Loi's wife, daily newspaper Tuoi Tre reported.



In call to cancel debt, Cambodia asks: When war is over, who cleans up the mess?:

August 15th, 2017

About 130 square miles of Cambodia are thought to be contaminated with unexploded ordnance dropped by US forces during the Vietnam War - one reason the prime minister says the country should not have to repay a wartime debt of $500 million. Sorl Blaet stands in the spot where a US cluster munition blew up and injured her as she cleared a farm field in Ratanakiri Province, Cambodia.



News | RI Ranks as the Worst in New England to Have a Baby:

August 15th, 2017

According to a recent study completed by WalletHub, Rhode Island is ranked last in New England, but ranked 13th best in the U.S. "One important expense to keep in mind is medical and hospital bills. According to the International Federation of Health Plans, Americans pay the highest birthing costs in the world, with the price tag of normal delivery averaging $10,808.



Miami doctor honored with Notre Dame alumni award named for the man who inspired him:

August 15th, 2017

From left: Dolly Duffy, executive director of the Notre Dame Alumni Association, John P. May, M.D., recipient of the University's 2017 Dr. Thomas A. Dooley Award and Bob Cronin, president of the Notre Dame Alumni Association Board of Directors. From left: Dolly Duffy, executive director of the Notre Dame Alumni Association, John P. May, M.D., recipient of the University's 2017 Dr. Thomas A. Dooley Award and Bob Cronin, president of the Notre Dame Alumni Association Board of Directors.



Thailand and Vietnam: Stronger together:

August 15th, 2017

The Ben Thanh Market, which is one of the most popular places for visitors to Ho Chi Minh City. A variety of goods are on sale, and many of the vendors can communicate in Thai, with most shops accepting the baht.a First of all, the days of Thailand and Vietnam fighting are over.



Golden business egg in Vietnam for Kiwi companies:

August 14th, 2017

August 15, 2017 - Kiwi companies are queueing up to do business with Vietnam and other similar sized Asian countries, a leading New Zealand tech businessman says. Mitchell, chair of NZTech, FinTechNZ and a New Zealand Trade & Enterprise beachheads advisor in technology business for the ASEAN region, has just returned from a major Kiwi business exploration trip to Vietnam.



Minimum wage in Vietnam may increase by 6.5% in 2018:

August 14th, 2017

Vietnam's National Wage Council has announced that the regional minimum wage may rise by 6.5 per cent in 2018 to VND180,000-230,000 a month following a consensus reached between employer and labour representatives. The rate will be submitted to the government for approval.



News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd:

August 14th, 2017

Luu Cong Huyen, 58, in Yen Giao, Vietnam, is the most recent to attract reporters' attention with disturbingly long fingernails. A March OddityCentral.com report, with cringe-inducing photos, failed to disclose their precise length, but Huyen said he has not clipped them since a 2013 report on VietnamNet revealed that each measured up to 19.7 inches.



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