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Fierce Bão Forecast to Hit Vietnam in 2020 with 5 Football Tournaments on the Horizon

Vietnam faces yet another year of football mania with five international football events on the horizon for the men’s and women’s teams.

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Fines, Bans, Ukuleles: Vietnamese Authorities Finally Get Strict on Drink-Driving

  On January 1, Vietnam enacted legislation that makes operating any motorbike, car or bicycle with a blood alcohol level over zero illegal. Authorities have been swift to respond...

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Vietnam Still Has 800,000 Tons of Unexploded Ordnance, Labor Ministry Says

Explosive remnants from the Second Indochina War continue to haunt livelihoods.

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Parents Can Be Fined up to VND1m for Taking Children's Lucky Money

Recent information regarding the legality of parents taking their children’s lucky money has received attention in local media.

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Muji Will Open in Vietnam Within the Next 2 Months, Real Estate Consultancy Says

While some Vietnamese are probably still recovering from the opening of the country's first Uniqlo last month, they'll now need to ready their wallets for the arrival of another popular Japanese retai...

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Vietnam Should Aim to Become High-Income Nation by 2045, PM Says

After Vietnam finished 2019 with impressive growth rates, leaders are optimistic that the country is on a stable trajectory to join the ranks of upper-middle-income or even high-income nations within ...

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Vietnam Inks Deal to Buy Massive Amounts of Electricity From Laos

The move comes as the Vietnamese government works to avoid projected power shortages in the near future.

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He Boasted About Driving From Saigon to Hanoi in 20 Hours. The Police Aren't Amused.

To Ha Dong Nghi, a 25-year-old professional racer, recently caused controversy after announcing on Facebook that he finished a drive from Saigon to Hanoi in only 19 hours and 45 minutes.

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Laggy Internet Plagues Vietnam Once Again After 3 Undersea Cables Break

Looks like 2020 will arrive with a loading screen. 

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Vietnam Down 10 Places in Global Gender Gap Index, Ranks 10th in Asia-Pacific

Vietnam’s gender equality ranking has dropped during the past year compared to 2018, but most Asian countries also share the same fate.

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New Law Requiring Humane Treatment of Livestock to Take Effect From Jan 1

The Law on Animal Husbandry includes a number of regulations aimed at creating safe animal husbandry conditions, as well as more humane treatment for animals.

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Vietnam’s Economy Expands by 6.8% in 2019, World Bank Says

In a press conference held Tuesday, World Bank officials said Vietnam’s GDP has expanded by 6.8% in 2019, while public debt has fallen by almost 8% since 2016.

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Vietnam Extends 15-Day Visa Exemption for 8 Countries Until 2022

The government recently made changes to a visa exemption program.

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Two-Thirds of Vietnamese Children Endure Physical Abuse by Family Members, Data Shows

A recent survey of children between the ages of one and 14 reveals conditions are not improving in regards to family members using violence as a form of discipline.

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Vietnam Finishes 30th SEA Games With 98 Gold Medals, Best Since 2003

Vietnam had its best Southeast Asia Games showing since 2003, when the tournament was held in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

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Vietnam's First Uniqlo, Southeast Asia's 2nd-Largest, Opens in Saigon

After years of anticipation, fashion fans in Vietnam were finally able to set foot in the country’s Uniqlo flagship outlet.

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Let the Bão Begin! Vietnam Clinches Historic Gold in SEA Games Football Final

Vietnam’s U-22 men’s football team just won their first-ever SEA Games gold medal.  

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Michelle Obama Visits High School in Long An While Barack Meets Saigon Officials

Former First Lady Michelle Obama was joined by celebrity actress Julia Roberts to promote women's education; while former President Obama met with Saigon officials. 

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Vietnam Women's Football Team Beats Thailand to Clinch Gold Medal at SEA Games

Vietnam may want to start considering some đi bão gender equality.

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Vietnam Through to SEA Games Semi Finals, Quang Hai Likely Out Due to Injury

Following a 2-2 draw with Thailand in the SEA Games, Vietnam is through to the semi-finals, but their remaining fixtures will be tougher without captain and star midfielder Quang Hai.