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George Floyd: Thousands protest against racism across US

Peaceful rallies are held in major cities on the 12th day of protests sparked by George Floyd's death.

VN Education Ministry issues regulations for online teaching fees

Deputy Minister of Education and Training Pham Ngoc Thuong has issued instructions regarding tuition fees for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic years.

Thousands peacefully protest French IVF law, avoiding repeat of 2013 violence

An estimated 42,000 protesters took to the streets of Paris on Sunday, peacefully demonstrating against a draft law allowing lesbians and single women to conceive children with medical assistance, police said.


Yellow vest protests 'economic catastrophe' for France

 The "yellow vest" protests have been "a catastrophe" for the French economy, the finance minister says.

Hue farmers protest $2.6m slaughter house

Farmers in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue are protesting a slaughter project proposed to be built in their neighbourhood due to concerns about pollution and the loss of farming land.

Locals protest against titanium mining in Binh Dinh

 Residents in two communes of the southern province of Binh Dinh have raised a heated protest against titanium mining activities, citing pollution concerns.

Toll halved on two central toll stations after protest

The Ministry of Transport on Monday slashed toll by half at two toll stations on the Ben Thuy Bridge for residents from some areas in Nghe An and Ha Tinh provinces, 

Thua Thien-Hue: People protest against dumping site, block garbage trucks

 VietNamNet Bridge – Residents of Loc Thuy Commune in central Thua Thien-Hue Province are blocking garbage trucks from entering a local waste treatment plant, saying that it has severely polluted the neighbourhood.

First days of Trump era signal America's deepening political divide

 In the blocks surrounding the White House, signs reading "Love Trumps Hate" and "Build Bridges Not Walls" littered the sidewalks on Sunday, the detritus of the Women's March protesting the policies of President Donald Trump.

Architects protest demolition of French villas, VN houses

 VietNamNet Bridge – About 3,000 valuable old houses and villas could be demolished in HCM City, but architects and historians have said that many of these historic structures should be restored.

Seafood factories deny responsibility for mass fish poisoning in Vung Tau

VietNamNet Bridge – Over a dozen seafood processing factories in Tan Thanh District, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province have denied responsibility for the mass death of fish at nearby farms.

Illegal sand dredging barges overwhelming Red River

 VietNamNet Bridge – The section of the Hong (Red) River that runs through Ba Vi District is now full of dredgers exploiting sand both day and night, but district authorities have failed to do anything about the illegal dredging.

Vietnam protests China's East Sea fishing ban in the East Sea

 VietNamNet Bridge – Foreign Ministry spokesman Le Hai Binh has voiced strong protest over China's announcement of a fishing ban in the East Sea.

US fast food worker protests expand to 190 cities

 US fast food worker protests expanded to 190 cities on Thursday as the movement to raise the minimum wage in the US to $15 (£9.57) an hour reached a two-year anniversary.

Hong Kong protests: Dozens arrested as sites demolished

 Police in Hong Kong say more than 80 protesters have been arrested during clashes, as operations to dismantle activist camps continue.

Asian stocks retreat on Hong Kong protests and weak data

 Asian stocks are headed for their fourth day of losses as political protests in Hong Kong show no signs of abating and US consumer confidence unexpectedly fell.

Beverage firms protest validation stamps on beers

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Industry and Trade's proposal to stick stamps on beer products to deter fake products has not been welcomed by the industry. Similar stamps are already placed on tobacco products.

Friendship associations in Europe again protest China’s wrongful acts

VietNamNet Bridge – Associations for friendship with Vietnam in various European countries have issued a joint resolution demanding that China respect international law and immediately withdraw its oil rig out of Vietnam’s waters

Ukraine crisis: Kiev faces halt to gas supply

 Gazprom has reaffirmed its Monday deadline for Ukraine to pay its debts after talks between Moscow and Kiev ended without agreement.

Vietnamese scholars in US protest against China’s act in East Sea

 VietNamNet Bridge – Following China’s illegal placement of its drilling rig in Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf, Vietnamese scholars in the US said the act seriously violates international law . . .