Vietnam

Vietnam’s growing demand for energy

With a rapidly growing economy, Vietnam is facing an increase in energy demand which is forecasted to grow 10 percent annually. The Vietnam Energy Outlook Report 2017 released by the Vietnamese government in collaboration with the Danish Energy Agency states that electricity demand is expected to grow eight percent annually until 2035.

10 April 2019
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Viet woman in Kim assassination to be released

A Vietnamese woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother accepted a lesser charge Monday and will walk free in May, after her Indonesian co-accused was released last month.

1 April 2019
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Top 10 Romantic Things to Do in Dalat, Vietnam

Often dubbed as Le Petit Paris (Little Paris), the highland resort city of Dalat has ‘romance’ written all over, thanks to the elegant colonial buildings and breathtaking lookouts found in and around it. The young locals are very much aware of this, making full use of the endless photo opportunities around this city made for romance.

22 March 2019
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300 kg meth bust in Vietnam

Vietnam police have busted a massive meth ring in a Ho Chi Minh City mansion allegedly run by a Chinese national who used a textile company as a cover for the operation, police and state media reported Thursday.

22 March 2019
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Vietnamese woman’s murder trial to continue

A Vietnamese woman suspected of assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother lost her bid for immediate release on Thursday as Malaysian authorities refused to drop a murder charge, days after her Indonesian co-accused was freed.

15 March 2019
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North Korea's Kim pays tribute to Ho Chi Minh

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un paid tribute to Vietnam's late revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh on Saturday before starting his long journey home through China, after his Hanoi summit with United States (US) President Donald Trump ended without a nuclear deal.

4 March 2019
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Vietnam and the dilemma of new wealth

Five days before United States (US) President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met in Hanoi for their second summit, two former Vietnamese ministers of communications were arrested and charged with “violations related to management and use of public capital.” The two officials are alleged to have approved a state-owned telecom company’s purchase of a private television provider

1 March 2019
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Trump, Kim end summit abruptly

The United States (US) and North Korea on Friday put forward starkly different accounts over the breakdown of a high-stakes summit in Hanoi but offered guarded hope that they could meet again.

1 March 2019
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Grinning Kim arrives in Vietnam

Jovial North Korean leader Kim Jong-un grinned and waved as he walked the red carpet from a Vietnamese rail station Tuesday, as flag-waving children and white-uniformed honour guards greeted him after a marathon two-and-a-half-day rail journey across China.

26 February 2019
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