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Liquor and sweets for abandoned aircraft not a sweet deal

Aviation authorities have rejected a proposal to accept liquor and sweets for an abandoned aircraft in Hanoi, citing a lack of legal grounds.

Hanoi firm offers liquor, sweets for abandoned aircraft in barter deal

Hanoi-based TiffSon has offered VND3 billion ($129,000) worth of beer, wine and confectionery for a Boeing-727 aircraft abandoned for 12 years at Noi Bai airport.

Vietnam legislators: Alcohol bill not influenced by lobbying

The National Assembly general secretary, asked if interest groups have influenced a bill against alcohol, has assured that lobbying cannot sway the lawmaking process.
June 11, 2019 | 10:45 am GMT+7

Online liquor sales to go ahead in Vietnam

Vietnam has removed a proposed decree to prohibit online liquor sales, accepting that it goes against international trends.
May 23, 2019 | 07:30 pm GMT+7

8,000 march in Hanoi against drunk driving

Over 8,000 people marched in Hanoi on Sunday to protest against drunk driving, a reaction to recent accidents involving alcohol consumption.
May 14, 2019 | 05:30 pm GMT+7

Ban or promote online liquor sales? Vietnam lawmakers at odds

Lawmakers Friday hotly debated a draft law prohibiting online liquor sales, with some arguing it could prove counterproductive.
April 12, 2019 | 07:07 pm GMT+7

Vietnam's overnight alcohol ban proposal unfeasible: experts

Conflicts with existing laws and a practical way of enforcing the ban have led to a rethink.
April 19, 2018 | 10:47 am GMT+7

China imposes tariffs in response to US duties on steel, aluminum

China has imposed the tariffs amid escalating trade tension between Beijing and Washington.
April 02, 2018 | 07:44 am GMT+7

World's earliest evidence of wine-making found in Georgia

The world's very first wine is thought to have been made from rice in China around 9,000 years ago.
November 14, 2017 | 08:14 am GMT+7

Italy plies visitors with wine as it eyes tourism catch-up

Tourism accounts for 10 percent of Italy's economy. 
October 25, 2017 | 11:36 am GMT+7

Classic car prices skid but diamonds and wine shine: Coutts

Classic cars, whose prices have risen more than 332 percent and more than any other category since 2005, also went into reverse.
September 05, 2017 | 05:04 pm GMT+7

The global booze trip: How the world drinks

Alcohol consumption is reportedly fizzling in many parts of the world as health concerns mount. But for now, the party goes on.
June 24, 2017 | 11:05 am GMT+7

Japan's wine lovers bathe in Beaujolais Nouveau

Wine lovers in Japan are celebrating the release of this year's vintage of Beaujolais Nouveau by soaking themselves in a hot spring mixed with the French wine.
November 21, 2016 | 10:03 am GMT+7

Nearly half of Vietnamese men drink alcohol at 'hazardous level'

45 percent of Vietnamese admitted to consuming alcohol.
September 10, 2016 | 04:43 pm GMT+7

Da Nang could ban alcohol sales after 10 p.m.

The move stands in contrast to the recent proposal by Hanoi to scrap the midnight curfew.
August 13, 2016 | 11:13 am GMT+7
 
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