Vietnam mulls free tablets for poor families

VNE – By Viet Tuan   March 5, 2022 | 10:00 am GMT+7

Vietnam mulls free tablets for poor families

Two sisters use a smartphone of their parents for online studying in Vietnam’s southern Can Tho City, September 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Duc Duy

The Ministry of Information and Communications has put forward a plan to give each poor family a tablet if they cannot afford one.

In a draft circular it is putting forward for feedback, the ministry said each poor family should be given a tablet in case they have not received it from any other benefactors or charity programs.

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Putin’s War at Home

Recent public pushback shows that Vladimir Putin could be meeting his match – not just with Ukrainians, but also his own people who are tiring of constant wars.

usnews – By Elliott Davis Jr. – March 4, 2022, at 5:00 a.m.

The Associated Press

Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest against Russia’s attack on Ukraine in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Feb. 27. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Russian President Vladimir Putin might not have predicted the resistance he has seen since he ordered an invasion of Ukraine.

But it’s not just the Ukrainian people who are putting up a surprising fight.

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Erdogan urges Putin to declare Ukraine ceasefire, make peace

usnews – By Reuters – March 6, 2022, at 7:29 a.m.


FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan leave after their joint news conference following the talks in Moscow, Russia March 5, 2020. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan urged his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Sunday to declare a ceasefire in Ukraine, open humanitarian corridors and sign a peace agreement, his office said.

NATO member Turkey shares a maritime border with Russia and Ukraine in the Black Sea and has good ties with both. Ankara has called Russia’s invasion unacceptable and offered to host talks, but has opposed sanctions on Moscow.

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