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The Moments of Goodwill and Whimsy in Vietnam's Fight Against Coronavirus

In the 2011 medical thriller Contagion, directed by Steven Soderbergh, after an unknown disease strikes the US and then most of the planet, viewers witness a rapidly unraveling world where social deca...

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Spotify, Netflix Halt Free Trials in Vietnam. Are Black Market Accounts to Blame?

No more Netflix and chill for free.

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European Union Votes to Approve Historic Free Trade Deal With Vietnam

MEPs in European Parliament today voted in favor of a historic free trade agreement between the EU and Vietnam.

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Vietnam's Beer Sales Down 25% Since Strict Drunk Driving Laws Come Into Force

Are you drinking less?

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Vietnam-China Train Stopped in its Tracks Amid Ongoing Virus Fears

 For the first time in 11 years, the train crossing the border from Vietnam into China will stop running amid continuing coronavirus concerns. 

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Northern Vietnam Just Had the Hottest Start to a Year in 5 Decades

Is it just us, or has it been a little warmer than usual lately?

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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.