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Audi chief Rupert Stadler arrested in diesel emissions probe

The chief executive of German carmaker Audi, Rupert Stadler, has been arrested in connection with an investigation into the diesel emissions scandal. A spokesman for Volkswagen, which owns Audi, confirmed he was being held. Munich prosecutors said they had acted because of a risk that Mr Stadler might seek to suppress evidence. The scandal erupted ... Read More »

'Shocking' level of sexual harassment at music festivals

Nearly half of female festival goers (43%) under 40 say they have faced unwanted sexual behaviour at a music festival, a new survey suggests. Festivals are a huge part of the UK summer calendar — Photo: PA Overall, 22% of all festival goers have faced assault or harassment, rising to 30% of women overall. The most common forms were unwelcome ... Read More »

World Cup 2018: Saudi Arabia land safely after plane fire

Players and officials of Saudi Arabia have arrived safely in Rostov-on-Don for their match with Uruguay on Wednesday after an engine on their plane caught fire. The team tweeted pictures of their safe landing Saudi Arabia were beaten heavily by hosts Russia in the opening game of the tournament last week. A Saudi Arabia statement said: “All the Saudi national ... Read More »

Foreign teachers ordered to provide proof of qualifications

VietNamNet Bridge – A new government decree stipulates that domestic and foreign teachers involved in integrated education programmes need to provide sufficient evidence of their qualifications. A new government decree stipulates that domestic and foreign teachers involved in integrated education programmes need to provide sufficient evidence of their qualifications.— Photo dantri.com.vn Under Decree No 86/2018/NĐ-CP, foreign teachers must hold a ... Read More »

Three universities seek governing autonomy

VietNamNet Bridge – Hanoi Economics University, HCM City Economics University and Hanoi University of Science & Technology are considering a policy which would allow them to become independent from the Ministry of Education & Training (MOET). MOET is stepping up the autonomy policy in tertiary education MOET said it is stepping up the autonomy policy in tertiary education. Under the ... Read More »

Cambodia Prince Ranariddh injured and wife killed in car crash

A Cambodian prince and former prime minister has been injured and his wife killed in a head-on car collision in the south-west of the country yesterday, June 17. Cambodia Prince Ranariddh — Photo: EPA A taxi hit the vehicle Prince Norodom Ranariddh, 74, and Ouk Phalla, 39, were travelling in, officials say. The couple were taken to a local hospital ... Read More »

General Electric faces fines over French jobs pledge

France is threatening to take the unusual step of fining General Electric if it fails to create a set number of jobs in the country. It is claimed the US industrial giant will renege on a pledge to produce 1,000 new jobs by the end of the year. The Labour minister Muriel Penicaud said GE would face a €50,000 penalty ... Read More »

Moscow crash taxi driver 'feared crowd lynching'

The Moscow taxi driver who ploughed into pedestrians says he fled because he feared the crowd would kill him. The car came to a halt after hitting a road sign — Photo: REUTERS Footage shows people chasing and then kicking him after Saturday’s crash in which at least seven people – including Mexican World Cup fans – were injured. The ... Read More »

Da Nang programme for talented staff runs into problems

VietNamNet Bridge – At least 616 people have been sent to training courses under the program on training and attracting talents (Program 922).  616 people have been sent to training courses under Program 922 Of these, 93 broke their commitments and many of them have been sued for reimbursement. VND89 billion was reimbursed following the court’s judgement. According to the ... Read More »

Nearly $43mil. needed to open foreign university in Vietnam

New Decree 86 on foreign investment and co-operation in education states that investors need at least VND1trn (USD42.90m) in capital in order to set up a university in Vietnam.      The FDI investors must prove their financial ability in accordance with the laws and the investment value must be over VND500bn (USD6,700).  The requirements have been tightened. According to ... Read More »