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Vietnam aims to sell stakes in nearly 100 state firms by end of 2020

The Southeast Asian country has been selling stakes in state firms in recent years to improve their performance and to fill the government's coffers, but the pace has been slower than scheduled recently.

Southeast Asia talking trash (literally) with West: Indonesia is latest in line

Faced with a massive trash problem of their own making, Southeast Asia too is pushing back and increasingly rejecting foreign trash imports fearing they could become the next dumping ground.

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European Union signs free trade agreement with Vietnam

``It is a special day for relations between the EU and Vietnam. The agreement has opened a new horizon for the development of both sides,'' Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said after he witnessed the signing.

Indonesia becomes latest Southeast Asian country to send back trash to West. All you need to know

By returning the trash containers, Indonesia followed the footsteps of Southeast Asian countries like Malaysia, The Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand. 

In Vietnam's beer war, Heineken and Sabeco seek to take each other's turf

Saigon beer brand has become a shirt sponsor for English premier league soccer side Leicester City, while Heineken is a sponsor of the Champions League, Europe's premier soccer club competition.

India, Vietnam for peaceful Indo-Pacific region on basis of respect for national sovereignty: Naidu

Vice President Naidu and his Vietnamese counterpart Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh reiterated the importance of building a peaceful and prosperous Indo-Pacific region on the basis of respect for national sovereignty and international law, MEA said in a statement.

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Malaysia frees Vietnamese woman accused of poisoning North Korean leader's half-brother

Defence lawyers have maintained the women were pawns in an assassination orchestrated by North Korean agents. The women said they thought they were part of a reality prank show and did not know they were poisoning Kim.

Vietnam orders monks to stop profiting from karma rituals

The Committee for Religious Affairs, a government body, issued a statement on its website on Friday saying "the ritual goes against Buddhist philosophy and violates Vietnam's law on religion and folk beliefs."

After day of compliments, Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un will negotiate face to face

The United States hopes to get Kim to agree to meaningful steps toward denuclearization, in contrast to the results of the meeting between the two leaders last June in Singapore.

A Korean War peace deal at last? Here’s what that might mean

The first thing to know about the Korean War, which ran from 1950 to 1953, is that it was halted by an armistice, or truce, rather than a negotiated peace treaty. Strictly speaking, that means the fighting might have ended, but the war did not.

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In the hands of the gods: Vietnam's Golden Bridge has giant support

In the mountains of central Vietnam, a colossal pair of hands lifts a golden thread of walkway high above the clifftops, as if the mountain itself has sprouted limbs.

Exploring Vietnam's food, people and places

Vietnam lies on the map almost like a S-shaped dragon, living with its folklore and legends side-by-side with technology and contemporary nuances. Here’s a primer on its food, people and places. Literally called ‘descending dragon bay’ Ha Long Bay in Quang Ninh Province has over 1600 islands and islets of limestone pillars. (Text and Images: Shiny Varghese)

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Remembering Robin Williams, the boisterous comedy star

Robin Williams, a brilliant shapeshifter who could channel his frenetic energy into delightful comic characters like "Mrs. Doubtfire" or harness it into richly nuanced work like his Oscar-winning turn in "Good Will Hunting," died in an apparent suicide bid.

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