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Vietnamese government fails to get a grip on food safety

Consumers have no idea if what they're putting in their mouths could give them cancer.
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Vietnamese police investigate 76-year-old man on child sex charges

He faces 3-7 years in prison if convicted.
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Vietnam conducts test runs for two more ‘Lightning’ warships

They have the power to destroy warships and protect submarines.
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Taiwanese fish killer to complete $500-mln compensation package this month

Vietnam's government received the first $250 million in July but has yet to distribute the funds. 

Hanoi to ban vehicles around Hoan Kiem Lake starting September 1

The plan to free up roads for pedestrians around the iconic lake has been approved.

Vietnam’s seafood industry feels the pinch after mass fish deaths

Taiwanese fish killer Formosa urged to bear financial responsibility for Vietnamese seafood producers.

Military aircraft crash kills 1 in central Vietnam: official

A Czechoslovakia-era training aircraft crashes into a paddy field with two people on board.

Vietnam's budget airlines soar past passenger trains

Despite holding a monopoly on the market, Vietnam Railways has been derailed by air transport.

Metro Vietnam plans to merge with Thailand’s Big C

The move aims to launch more Vietnamese products on the Thai market.

Uber lost at least $1.27 bn in first half of year

The car hailing company has had a costly campaign in China to compete with Didi Chuxing.

ASEAN countries stifle free labor market

Labor flow within the region is still subject to domestic rules in each member country.

Vietnam province galvanized by $15-billion steel project

The local steel firm is owned by Vietnam’s eleventh richest person.

Glass paper lanterns 'reborn' in Saigon

Rumor has it that Chinese toys contain carcinogens, prompting a neighborhood to revive a 50-year-old handicraft.

Quirky design bathes Hanoi box house in light

Traditional bricks give a modern touch to this company showroom. 

Glass paper lanterns 'reborn' in Saigon

Rumor has it that Chinese toys contain carcinogens, prompting a neighborhood to revive a 50-year-old handicraft.

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