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SoftBank Ventures Korea and others invest $51 million in Vietnam E-commerce site Sendo | Markets Insider

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam,Aug. 16, 2018/PRNewswire/ --ÂSen Do Technology JSC (Sendo), the #1 Vietnamese C2C marketplace, today announced that it has secured an investment ofUSD 51 millionled by the SBI Group fromJapanfor Series B round, having SoftBank Ventures Korea, Daiwa PI Partners, and SKS Vent

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2018-08-16 05:55:00

Power outage briefly plunges D.C.'s Reagan airport into darkness

This file photo from April 13, 2013, shows the control tower as seen from the "Metro" subway platform at Washington's ...more

USA TODAY - 2018-08-16 12:45:43

Vietnam finds activist guilty of anti-government charges

HANOI, Vietnam –A court in central Vietnam sentenced an activist to 20 years in prison Thursday after finding him guilty of attempting to overthrow the Communist government, his lawyer said, in a case decried by international rights groups.

FOX NEWS - 2018-08-16 11:47:13

Vietnamese-Cajun Food: A Blend of Two Cultures

Along the Gulf Coast in the southern part of the United States, two distinct cultures have settled in the area: Vietnamese refugees and Cajuns descended from French colonists, who first lived in the eastern part of Canada and eventually resettled in Louisiana. Many of the Vietnamese who live along t

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-08-16 06:29:00

Trump, Democrats Face Vastly Different Landscape Ahead of Midterms

In less than three months, U.S. voters will cast ballots in midterm congressional elections that could alter the course of Donald Trump's presidency. The results from recent primary and special elections reveal a political landscape that features energized Democrats, dedicated Trump supporters and a

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-08-16 06:20:00

Asia Rice-Dip in Indian rates on rupee weakness dulls Vietnam offers

BENGALURU, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Rice export prices in India fell this week as the rupee weakened, with the drop in rates from the top exporter also weighing on demand for the Vietnamese variety.

INVESTING.COM - 2018-08-16 00:00:00

Asia Coffee-Indonesia, Vietnam muted amid currency rout

HANOI/BANDAR LAMPUNG, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Asia's coffee markets adopted a wait-and-watch approach on Thursday as global coffee prices tumbled after the Brazilian real weakened in a global rout in emerging market currencies, traders said.

INVESTING.COM - 2018-08-16 00:00:00

Rights Group Demands Freedom for Jailed Vietnamese Environmentalist

"For peacefully campaigning on behalf of fishermen affected by an environmental disaster, Le Dinh Luong could face a life sentence or even the death penalty," Amnesty's Clare Algar said Wednesday.

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-08-15 18:55:00

Twisting 'garden' skyscraper to become Australia's tallest building

The structure forms part of a new development on Melbourne's Southbank which is predicted to cost more than 2 billion Australian dollars ($1.4 billion). In addition to residential and commercial space, the complex will provide public and outdoor facilities, including a "publicly accessible" roof gar

CNN - 2018-08-15 06:01:30

Oil firms use secretive court hearing in bid to stop Vietnam taxing their profits

Two multinational oil companies have launched a pre-emptive legal strike, seeking to stop Vietnam from collecting taxes on the profits made in a major oil deal. An investigation by Finance Uncovered has found that ConocoPhillips and Perenco will attempt to stop the Vietnamese government from levying

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-08-15 06:00:22

Ilhan Omar Closer to Becoming First African Refugee in Congress

Minnesota state lawmaker Ilhan Omar is one step closer to making history as the first refugee from the African continent - and the second Muslim American woman – elected to the U.S. Congress. She is seeking to replace Keith Ellison, the first Muslim American in the body, who currently represents the

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-08-15 06:31:00

Ugandan Farmers Use Mobile Application to Fight Fall Armyworm

Ugandan farmers are joining their counterparts in Sub-Saharan Africa to develop a method of early detection of the fall armyworm – an invasive pest that originated in the Americas but since 2016 has devastated crops in Africa. A new mobile application, the fall armyworm Monitoring and Early Warning

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-08-15 03:49:00

UN says an estimated 2.3 million people have fled Venezuela

UNITED NATIONS –An estimated 2.3 million Venezuelans had fled the crisis-wracked country as of June, mainly to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil, the United Nations said Tuesday.


Mundipharma brings its cancer supportive care expertise to Vietnam after signing agreement with Helsinn Group for ALOXI(R) (palonosetron HCl) | Markets Insider

SINGAPOREand LUGANO,Switzerland,Aug. 15, 2018/PRNewswire/ -- Mundipharma and Helsinn Group signed a licensing and distribution agreement for the anti-emetic agent ALOXI®inVietnam, extending an international collaboration.

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2018-08-15 06:21:00

UN: 2.3M Have Fled Venezuela

The United Nations said Tuesday that an estimated 2.3 million Venezuelans had fled the country as of June, mainly to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil.

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-08-14 15:54:00

'This Is Us' Season 3 spoilers: Jack and Rebecca go on awkward first date

LOS ANGELES - "This Is Us" will take viewers on Jack and Rebecca's first date in the Season 3 premiere (Sept. 25), filling in details from the early days of the couple who became the parents of the Pearson siblings in the hit NBC drama. Creator Dan Fogelman and cast members gave fans a sneak peek at

USA TODAY - 2018-08-14 15:05:29

Vietnam's trade ministry to reply to Nghi Son refinery's fuel...

HANOI, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade will respond to a request from the Nghi Son oil refinery to export fuels such as gasoline and diesel “soon,” it said in a statement on Monday.


White House, Omarosa, and Security Worries Over Secret Tapes

The scandal is continuing between President Donald Trump and former aide and reality-show star Omarosa Manigault Newman who is going public with recordings of conversations she had with the president and his chief of staff. Manigault Newman says she secretly recorded the audio, raising questions abo


Zimbabwe Holds Breath as Presidential Poll Challenge Delays Inauguration

Zimbabwe is at a tense standstill, as the presidential inauguration has been delayed due to the opposition's legal challenge to the July 30th election results. This was the country's first election without Robert Mugabe on the ballot, and analysts are not entirely sure what to make of this moment in


World's First Commercial 3D-Printed Concrete Homes Planned

The world will soon have its first batch of commercially available 3D-printed concrete homes. A consortium of the Dutch municipality of Eindhoven, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), and three private firms has joined forces to build five of these unique homes in the hub city of Eindhoven in