The Arab Prince Standing Up to Trump


The Arab Prince Standing Up to Trump

If ever there were a sign that the world is upside down, it is that a Muslim prince from an Arab royal family is now one of the leading voices defending human rights on the global stage. At a time when the issue seems to be taking a back seat everywhere, Prince Zeid Raad al-Hussein of Jordan, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, has excoriated Western politicians for their xenophobia and requested an investigation into allegations of torture in Bahrain — even as the United States announced it is lifting human rights restrictions on arm sales to the kingdom. Tiếp tục đọc “The Arab Prince Standing Up to Trump”

Quang Ninh becomes new center of resort real estate market

Last update 08:00 | 02/03/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – With big real estate players such as Vingroup, Sungroup and FLC and the provincial authorities’ policy on investment in infrastructure, Quang Ninh has become a new magnet in the resort real estate market.

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Analysts have begun talking about a ‘resort real estate wave’ in Quang Ninh, especially in Ha Long City, where there is the world’s natural heritage Ha Long Bay.

Ha Long has great potential to develop tourism with the number of foreign and domestic travelers on a strong rise. Meanwhile, the average income per capita of Quang Ninh’s residents is relatively high, just after HCM City. However, there are still not many high-end accommodation projects in the city. Tiếp tục đọc “Quang Ninh becomes new center of resort real estate market”

Foreign players dominate Vietnam’s cinema market

Last update 10:00 | 01/03/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – Five leading businesses hold 98 percent of Vietnam’s film distribution market, with three of them foreign invested.

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The decision to liberalize the movie industry in 1995 opened up a new phase for cinemas in Vietnam. After decades of being controlled by state-owned enterprises, foreign cinema firms entered the market, especially those from South Korea, changing the face of the market.

The 2016 report of CJ CGV, which owns the CGV cinema chain, showed satisfactory business results in the last few years, since it took over Megastar and has developed into the biggest cinema chain in the country. Tiếp tục đọc “Foreign players dominate Vietnam’s cinema market”

Russian missile cruiser arrives at Vietnam’s Cam Ranh Bay


Updated : 04/28/2017 12:20 GMT + 7

The Russian Navy guided missile cruiser Varyag arrived at Cam Ranh Bay in south-central Vietnam on Thursday for a goodwill visit.

The cruiser, captained by Lieutenant Colonel Alexey Yurevich Ulyanenko and manned by a crew of 642 naval men, is being escorted by the medium-sized sea tanker Pechanga and the rescue tugboat Fotiy Krylov.

The ships are scheduled to visit Vietnam for five days, during which naval officers will participate in activities to solidify collaborative efforts in defense and maritime security between the two strategic partners. Tiếp tục đọc “Russian missile cruiser arrives at Vietnam’s Cam Ranh Bay”

Is homeschooling a rising trend in Vietnam?


Updated : 05/02/2017 16:13 GMT + 7

While homeschooling is still foreign to most Vietnamese parents, two brothers in Ho Chi Minh City have been undergoing the educational method for years with flying colors.

The brothers, Dang Thai Anh, 14, and Dang Nhat Anh, 19, have dropped out of formal classes after finding their school curricula too stressful and the traditional schooling environment unsuitable for their development.

They are now taught at home by their father Dang Quoc Anh, a former university professor who has given up his job to be a full-time dad. Tiếp tục đọc “Is homeschooling a rising trend in Vietnam?”

China demands ‘immediate’ halt to US missile shield in South Korea


A protester wears a black mask reading “No THAAD” during a rally. (Photo: AFP / JUNG YEON-JE)

BEIJING: China called Tuesday (May 2) for the immediate suspension of a controversial missile defence system hours after Washington confirmed the shield was now operational in South Korea.

“China’s position is clear-cut and firm. We oppose the deployment of the THAAD system in (South Korea) and urge relevant sides to immediately stop the deployment. We will firmly take necessary measures to uphold our interests,” foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a regular press briefing. Tiếp tục đọc “China demands ‘immediate’ halt to US missile shield in South Korea”

How Israel’s violent birth destroyed Palestine

Al Jazeera

Nearly 70 years after the founding of Israel, the past is still looming large.

Israel’s arrogance, detestation of international law, ‘ongoing contempt for the world, the bragging and bullying’ have all reached unprecedented heights [EPA]


Ramzy Baroud is an internationally-syndicated columnist, a media consultant, an author.

As Israel celebrates the Palestinian Nakba as its triumphant independence on May 1, it is preparing for a massive celebration for the 50th anniversary of its occupation of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza.

Two dates are often used to frame the so-called Palestinian-Israeli conflict: Nakba Day on May 15 and Naksa Day on June 5.

Nakba means “catastrophe”, a reference that was commonly used to describe the violence meted out against the Palestinian Arab population during the period of British colonialism in Palestine, which extended from 1917 to 1948. Tiếp tục đọc “How Israel’s violent birth destroyed Palestine”

6 cách phát hiện tin giả mạo – fake news

English: 6 tips to debunk fake news stories by yourself

“Dưới đây là danh sách các cách để bạn có thể tự phát hiện những tin giả mạo mà dành cho người nghiệp dư hay các nhà báo chưa được đào tạo về kỹ năng kiểm tra xác minh hay kiểm tra sự thực.”

Việc tìm kiếm sự thật bắt đầu vào thời điểm khi ngày càng có nhiều vụ nổi lên từ việc các kênh truyền thông lâu năm bị đánh lừa về vụ tấn công tại Paris.

Ví dụ kỳ quái nhất có lẽ là bức ảnh với nụ cười lớn của Veerender Jubbal, một người đàn ông theo đạo Sikh sống ở Canada, gắn trong bộ trang phục trong một bức ảnh của một kẻ cầm đầu các cuộc tấn công. Ảnh chụp trên trang nhất của La Razón ở Tây Ban Nha, được thực hiện tại Ý bởi hãng tin ANSASky TG24. Vào thời điểm viết bài này, chín ngày sau đó, bức ảnh giả mạo vẫn còn ở trên tài khoản Twitter của Sky TG24, mà có gần 2 triệu người theo dõi và 2 triệu người chuyển đi

Nghiên cứu: Bắp ngô thường và biến đổi gen ‘cơ bản là không tương đồng’

TT – 26 February, 2017

Các nhà nghiên cứu gần đây đã phát hiện rằng một loại bắp ngô biến đổi gen nhằm chịu được thuốc diệt cỏ glyphosate (được cho là có nguy cơ gây ung thư cao) có sự khác biệt đáng kể về phân tử so với loại bắp ngô truyền thống.

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(ảnh: Shutterstock)

Phương pháp đánh giá ‘Tương đồng Cơ bản’

Năm 1993, Tổ chức OECD đưa ra một báo cáo có tên “Đánh giá an toàn của thực phẩm có nguồn gốc công nghệ sinh học hiện đại”, trong đó thuật ngữ ‘Tương đồng Cơ bản’ lần đầu được sử dụng để đánh giá thực phẩm biến đổi gen. Tiếp tục đọc “Nghiên cứu: Bắp ngô thường và biến đổi gen ‘cơ bản là không tương đồng’”