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Pandemic spells trouble for Vietnam exporters to Europe

While demand for imported agricultural produce is high in Europe, the ongoing pandemic is causing problems for exporters in Vietnam and throughout Asia, leading to a possible disruption in supply. 

Restoring confidence after a challenging year

The confidence of European business leaders in Vietnam is returning thanks to the government’s response to COVID-19 during 2020, with the focus on embracing the opportunities in a new normal. 

VN electronics industry put at disadvantage due to falling demand

The Vietnamese electronics industry is anticipated to continue being hit by the challenges brought about by the increasingly complicated hurdles caused by the COVID-19 epidemic during the second half of the year, 

What’s in a name?

Recent news of a maths professor at a US community college asking one of his students to “Anglicise” her name made headlines around the world, while the offending email was widely shared on social media.

Germany coronavirus: Extra police enforce German tower block quarantine

The move follows clashes with residents who tried to break through a police cordon.

HCM City seizes over nine kilos of drugs from Europe

The HCMC Department of Customs teamed up with various competent forces to examine four packages sent from Europe to Vietnam on June 16 and confiscated over nine kilograms of ecstasy pills worth VND20 billion, 

Coronavirus: Lockdowns in Europe saved millions of lives

The researchers say the death toll would have been "huge" without a lockdown.

Coronavirus: Von der Leyen calls €750bn recovery fund 'Europe's moment'

A giant fund is proposed, some of it raised on capital markets, but several countries express doubts.

Coronavirus: France announces €8bn rescue plan for car industry

President Emmanuel Macron wants France to become the top producer of clean vehicles in Europe.

Marie Cau: First transgender mayor elected in France

The council of Tilloy-lez-Marchiennes chose Marie Cau as their new mayor on Saturday.

Coronavirus: Lufthansa agrees €9bn rescue deal with Germany

European markets rose on the bailout deal news, which sees Germany take a 20% stake in the firm.

Coronavirus outbreak: Five ways Europe is easing lockdown

Jogging in a Madrid park, having a Czech beer, taking a Greek ferry - Europe is opening up more.

Coronavirus: Spain to stop quarantining arrivals from 1 July

Foreign visitors to Spain will no longer have to undergo a two-week quarantine from 1 July, the government has announced.


Coronavirus: UK death toll passes Italy to be highest in Europe

The figure of 29,427 deaths is "a massive tragedy", the foreign secretary says, but steers clear of comparisons.

Coronavirus: New lows for deaths in France, Spain and Italy

A French doctor says tests on samples from patients show the virus was present last year.

Hanoi FC midfielder refuses Thai League offers for Europe goal

Thai newspaper Siam Sports has published an article which lavishes praise on Vietnamese midfielder Pham Duc Huy, stating that the Hanoi FC player has rejected the chance to join Chonburi FC in the Thai League 1 in favour of a move to Europe instead.

Coronavirus: Rock bands start selling face mask merchandise

My Chemical Romance and Korn are among the acts offering a new piece of must-have merch.

Coronavirus: Italy PM Conte says lockdown exit plan coming

On Tuesday, Italy recorded a drop in the number of people currently infected for the second day in a row.

Coronavirus: Hope as Italy records first fall in active virus cases

The small but symbolic fall is a "positive development" in the fight against the virus, officials say.

Coronavirus: Madrid’s medical heroes in the fight of their lives

Medics at one of the capital's busiest hospitals tell of services on the brink and becoming infected.