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Tropical storm Sonca heading for Vietnam, dumping more rain on Northeast

A TROPICAL depression intensified into storm Sonca and is expected to make landfall in Vietnam tomorrow (Oct. 15) with this leading to more rain and strong winds in parts of the already heavily-flooded Northeastern Thailand, Thai Rath newspaper said. The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation said at 1 p.m. today that Sonca is currently

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Local news

Typhoon Noru barrels towards Vietnam, hitting Thailand on Thursday

By Reuters, published by CNA, and Thai Newsroom VIETNAM closed airports, announced curfews and urged thousands more people to evacuate today (Sept. 27) as intensifying Typhoon Noru barrelled towards the country, while the Thai Meteorological Department said it will weaken into a tropical storm when it slams Thailand on Thursday (Sept. 29). Hundreds of flights

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World news

Vietnam jails citizen journalists for ‘abusing democratic rights’

By AFP and published by Channel NewsAsia Hanoi – A Vietnamese court has jailed five citizen journalists for “abusing democratic rights”, drawing sharp US criticism of the communist government’s crackdown on freedom of speech. Vietnam’s hardline administration often moves swiftly to stifle dissent, jailing activists, journalists and any critic with large audiences on Facebook, which

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Business

Vietnam exports to EU threaten Thai profits

Thai manufacturers and exporters have been warned to improve their competitiveness in the European market as prospective EU buyers may shift to cheaper goods from Vietnam after the EU-Vietnam free-trade agreement (FTA) became effective in August 2020. The director-general of the Trade Negotiations Department, Auramon Supthaweethum, said EU buyers may consider importing products from Vietnam

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Local news

Tropical storm Noul to lash Thailand from Friday

TORRENTIAL rain is expected across most parts of the country after category 3 tropical storm Noul makes a landfall in middle of Vietnam and then moves to Thailand’s northeast during September 18-20, Thai Meteorological Department warned this morning (September 16, 2020). At the same time the southwesterly monsoon across the Andaman Sea, Thailand and Gulf

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World news

Vietnam backs US role in South China Sea, rebuffing Beijing at Asean meeting

By Bloomberg, published by Straits Times Hanoi – Southeast Asian countries want the United States to play a role in maintaining peace in the South China Sea, Vietnam said, pushing back against Beijing’s comments that American forces were destabilising the region. “We welcome the US’ constructive and responsive contributions to Asean’s efforts to maintaining the

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