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Trump Kim summit: What food was on the diplomatic menu?

For a man who likes well-done steaks with a side of tomato ketchup, it was quite a complicated menu. They did not eat this many Korean dishes — Photo: WHITEWISH “Green mango kerabu with honey lime dressing and fresh octopus”; “Oiseon – Korean stuffed cucumber”; “Daegu jorim – soy-braised cod fish with radish, Asian vegetables”. There were lots of words ... Read More »

Could your medications be making you depressed?

When you hear of a drug having side-effects you might think of a physical reaction like a rash or a headache. But according to a new US study, many commonly-prescribed drugs may increase the risk of depression. The list includes heart medications, birth control pills and some painkillers – things lots of people in the UK are also prescribed. More ... Read More »

Trump Kim summit: North Korean media celebrates meeting

North Korea has celebrated the Trump-Kim summit as a great win for the country, with state media reporting that the US intends to lift sanctions. PHOTO: RODONG SINMUN The two leaders met on Tuesday, signing a brief declaration on denuclearisation and reducing tensions. President Donald Trump said afterwards that sanctions would remain in place for now, but would be lifted ... Read More »

85-year-old man obtains MBA degree

A recent graduation ceremony of Duy Tan University in Da Nang city saw a special postgraduate, an 85-year-old man, who got a master’s degree in business administration. browser not support iframe. Mr. Le Phuoc Thiet applied for a master’s degree in business administration at Duy Tan University when he was 82 years old. Although the elderly man lives in the ... Read More »

Schools should nurture all, not only some

VietNamNet Bridge – Open any daily newspaper these days and you’ll find stories about school exams. Vietnamese society in general and Vietnamese parents in particular are obsessed with children’s performance at school. Being good at school means you need to succeed in the Vietnamese language and literature and maths. And in the 21st century you can add English to that ... Read More »

What do university lecturers actually do?

VietNamNet Bridge – Hundreds of professors and associate professors give lectures at universities, but many do not conduct scientific research. Hundreds of professors/associate professors don’t conduct scientific research A report of the State Professorship Title Council shows that Vietnam has 1,600 professors and 10,000 associate professors, but only 200-300 are researchers.  Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education and Training (MOËT) said ... Read More »

Where should shops stock veggie burgers?

Later this month customers browsing Sainsbury’s chiller cabinets for something to pop on the BBQ may find themselves tempted by something new. Photo: NATURLI Right alongside the fresh meat products the supermarket will be stocking a range of Danish vegan burgers. The supermarket boasts they even ooze “blood” – or beetroot juice at least. Sainsbury’s, the first supermarket to sell ... Read More »

Trump Kim summit: US and North Korean leaders hold historic talks

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have become the first sitting US president and North Korean leader to meet, an unprecedented development after a year of exchanging threats. The pair shook hands at a luxury hotel in Singapore’s Sentosa island after months of diplomatic twists and turns. They are now set to discuss defusing tensions and nuclear disarmament. Analysts are split ... Read More »

Scientists shocked by mysterious deaths of ancient trees

A tree regarded as the icon of the African savannah is dying in mysterious circumstances. Panke, the oldest known African baobab, in 1997. The tree has since died. — Photo: JOCELYN ALEXANDER International scientists have discovered that most of the oldest and largest African baobab trees have died over the past 12 years. They suspect the demise may be linked ... Read More »

Transparency and accountability is a key to success

Ngo Thi Minh, Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly Committee for Culture, Education, Youth and Children, speaks to Youth Weekend Edition on how best to utilise the State budget in general education. Ngo Thi Minh. — Photo It is reported that 20 per cent of our annual State budget is allocated to education. Do you know how it is ... Read More »