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2 hrs ago | The Indian Express

Concerned about security, not sovereignty: India

A day after a joint India-Vietnam communique spoke about impediments in the "freedom of navigation in East Sea and South China Sea", India clarified on Tuesday that the concerns related to collective security and not over sovereignty issues. Chinese Prime Minister Xi Jinping will arrive in India on Wednesday for a state visit and China has already objected to the letter of intent for oil exploration signed between OVL and PetroVietnam on Monday.The locations of the oil blocks on offer are yet to be disclosed.


Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Xi Jinping

7 hrs ago | Nerve News

In Ho Chi Minh City, president extols transformation, praises Modi

Ho Chi Minh City, Sep 16 - Visiting Vietnam's business capital on the penultimate day of his state visit, President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday extolled the city's transformation to a regional economic hub after a tumultuous past, and also praised the Narendra Modi government back home for improving India's economy and its image aboard. Modi got a welcome boost from Mukherjee, who unexpectedly largely abandoned his prepared speech to a gathering of the Indian community in Vietnam and instead extolled the NDA government.


Related Topix: World News, Southeast Asia, Asian-American, Indian-American

11 hrs ago | Thanh Nein News

Vietnam, India to open direct air services

Pham Ngoc Minh , Chief Executive Officer of Vietnam Airlines, and Naresh Goyal, Chairman of India's Jet Airways, exchange documents of an agreement to open direct flights between the two countries this November. Vietnam and India will open direct flights between the two countries this November as part of a Memorandum of Understanding signed by Vietnam Airlines and India's Jet Airways in Hanoi on Monday.


Related Topix: World News, India,

12 hrs ago | VietNam News

Norway supports green growth

Norway committed to supporting Viet Nam to develop green growth, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and deal with the challenges of climate change during talks between the Norwegian Parliament's Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence and the Vietnamese National Assembly's Defence and Security Committee in Ha Noi yesterday. The Vietnamese side wished to continue working together with Norway in bomb and mine clearance, education and training, maritime, energy and the shipbuilding industry.


Related Topix: World News, Anniken Huitfeldt

16 hrs ago | Thanh Nein News

Experts urge Vietnam to develop green energy

Jakob Jespersen, international coordinator of the Dannish Ministry of Industry and Trade, sharing Denmark's experience in developing sustainable energy. Photo: Minh Hung Farmers from a hamlet in Thai Binh Province have abandoned the habit of burning straw after their rice harvest and begun composting it for fertilizer - one early success of a project to encourage sustainable growth in Vietnam.


Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Solar Energy,

18 hrs ago | Thanh Nein News

Contaminated Taiwanese oil scandal prompts recalls in Vietnam

The door at Cuu Huong Company in Ho Chi Minh City were shut on city health officials on the night of September 15, 2014. Vietnamese food authorities ordered the recall of two shipments of Taiwanese-made canned food after Taiwanese trade officials said they contained contaminated oil.


Related Topix: World News, Taiwan, Food Science, Public Relations

20 hrs ago | Times of Oman

Vietnam, US restart adoptions after six-year ban

American parents will be allowed to adopt Vietnamese children again, authorities said Tuesday, ending a six-year ban imposed after allegations of baby-selling and fraud but with new restrictions. Two American agencies have been awarded licences but new US adoptions will be limited to children over the age of five, sibling groups and those with special needs, the US State Department said.

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Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, Vietnam Travel, World News,

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Thanh Nein News

Former model sues mother for ex-husband's villas in southern Vietnam

Former model Pham Thi Ngoc Thuy, 34, is suing her mother for ownership rights over five villas in Binh Thuan Province. Photo courtesy of Ngoc Thuy A Ho Chi Minh City court announced that a former model has sued her mother for ownership of five villas in a south central coast province.


Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, Vietnam Travel, World News,

Thanh Nein News

Typhoon Kalmaegi predicted to hit northern Vietnam

Typhoon Kalmaegi, the third tropical storm to hit this year, is predicted to make landfall in northern Vietnam early Wednesday morning at the latest, according to the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecast. Hoang Duc Cuong, the center's director, said that after slamming into the Philippines and killing 10, the typhoon was around 380km northeast of Vietnam's Hoang Sa Islands at 4pm on Monday, spitting strong winds of up to 149kph.


Related Topix: World News,

Bangkok Post

PTT eyes $22bn Saudi JV

Saudi Aramco, the national oil and gas firm of Saudi Arabia, may enter into a joint venture with energy giant PTT Plc in a US$22-billion oil refinery and petrochemical complex in central Vietnam. Atikom Terbsiri, a senior executive vice-president of PTT, said the feasibility study for the new chemical complex was submitted for approval from Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung last Friday.


Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Nguyen Tan Dung


Cause of fatal fire at senior complex under investigation

Authorities say one person has died and several others were taken to hospitals after an early-morning fire at a senior citizen housing complex in Allen Park. IN CARS.


Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), World News

Senecaville man hosts reunion of his Vietnam 'Playboy Platoon'

They had served in the Army's 334th Assault Helicopter Company, members of the unit's "Playboy Platoon" based at Bien Hoa Air Base in Vietnam from October 1968 through November 1969. Their mount was a Bell UH-1 helicopter.


Related Topix: Senecaville, OH, World News, Bell Aircraft, Aircraft, Military Aircraft, Bell AH-1 Cobra

Times of Oman

India, Vietnam call for - freedom' of navigation, sign seven agreements to boost ties

President Pranab Mukherjee and his Vietnamese counterpart Truong Tan Sang at a delegation level talks at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi, Vietnam on Monday. Photo - PTI Hanoi: Strategically important oil and gas cooperation and extension of a $100 million credit by India for defence purchases are among the seven pacts inked between India and Vietnam as they called for "freedom" of navigation in the South China Sea, a remark that could irk China which has been claiming territorial sovereignty over the high seas.


Related Topix: World News, India,

WLKY-TV Louisville

Couple displaced after mobile home fire

A southwestern Jefferson County couple's mobile home was engulfed in flames by the time Pleasure Ridge Park firefighters arrived. IS LEFT HOMELESS AFTER A RAGING FIRE.


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DNA India

Direct India-Vietnam air service to begin from November 5

For the first time, India and Vietnam will have direct daily flights from November 5 with domestic carrier Jet Airways connecting Delhi and Mumbai to the historic Ho Chi Minh City. A Memorandum of Understanding for connecting the two countries by air was inked today in the presence of President Pranab Mukherjee and his Vietnamese counterpart Truong Tan Sang.

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Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, Vietnam Travel, India Travel, World News, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Travel,

DFW Catholic

Vatican and Vietnam continue to strengthen ties, seek full relations

Hanoi, Vietnam, Sep 15, 2014 / 02:03 am .- The Holy See held a fifth round of talks with the Vietnamese government on Wednesday and Thursday to strengthen and develop their bilateral relations, which have been in disrepair for nearly 40 years. "The Holy See delegation emphasized that Pope Francis has followed with interest recent developments in Vietnam Holy See relations, and encourages the Catholic community in Vietnam to continue to contribte to the country's major goals," stated a communique issued after the Sept.


Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Roman Catholic Church, Religion

Thanh Nein News

Vietnamese jailed for international credit card scheme

A VnExpress photo shows members of gang led by Vuong Huy Long in Ho Chi Minh City that used around 2,000 stolen credit cards to buy goods from online retailers based in the US. The mastermind of an international credit card scheme was sentenced to 12 years in jail in Ho Chi Minh City last week.


Related Topix: World News, Internet, Science / Technology

The Standard

Hundreds of Vietnamese drug addicts escape rehab

More than 400 Vietnamese drug addicts have escaped from a rehabilitation center where they were detained to receive compulsory treatment, a local official said Monday. The detainees, many wielding sticks, broke free from the center near the port city of Haiphong in northeast Vietnam late Sunday.


Related Topix: World News

Sun Sep 14, 2014

VietNam News

Myanmar Speaker visit set to bolster ties

Economic ties with Myanmar are expected to strengthen following the visit to Viet Nam by the Speaker of the National Assembly, Thura U Shwe Mann, earlier this month. Speaking at a meeting with the Association of Vietnamese Investors in Myanmar on September 7, the speaker hoped that AVIM would act as a link between the two ASEAN members, bringing more Vietnamese investors to Myanmar, especially in agriculture, tourism and hospitality, and finance and banking.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, World News,


Why Obama must revisit Ho Chi Minh's request?

Before the Vietnam War began in earnest North Vietnam's leader Ho Chi Minh asked for American help to build a new nation modeled on the US Constitution. But due to the unwise response of some key advisors, the US Government did not answer his call.


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