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Iran Complies With Nuclear Deal; Sanctions Are Lifted

VIENNA — The United States and European nations lifted oil and financial sanctions on Iran and released roughly $ 100 billion of its assets after international inspectors concluded that the country had followed through on promises to dismantle large sections of its nuclear program. This came at the end of ...

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Iran Frees Americans, Including Jason Rezaian, in Prisoner Swap

TEHRAN — Iran freed four Americans of Iranian descent from prison on Saturday, including a Marine veteran and a reporter from The Washington Post, in a delicately negotiated swap with the United States, which released seven Iranians who had been held on sanctions violations. Word of the prisoner exchange came ...

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Can Tho seeks 22% growth

Can Tho seeks 22% growth Tra fish exports being processed at the South Fishery Industries Co. Ltd. in Can Tho City. The city exported a total value of $ 1.2 billion last year. — VNA/VNS Photo Duy Khuong CAN THO (VNS) — The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta City of Can ...

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City banks set bar high for 2016 performance

City banks set bar high for 2016 performance Customers are trading at HDBank’s head office in HCM City. Banks in the major city target growth of 16 per cent to 18 per cent in the credit sector this year. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoang Hai HCM CITY (VNS) — HCM City-based ...

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Investors show plenty of interest in Vietnam startups: report

 Vietnam’s startup ecosystem in 2015. Photo credit: Topica Founder Institute At least 67 technology startups in Vietnam received funding last year, a sharp increase from 28 the year before, according to a report Thursday. The number of deals may have been even higher since not every business published its information, ...

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Signs of second largest black hole in the Milky Way

Astronomers using the Nobeyama 45-m Radio Telescope have detected signs of an invisible black hole with a mass of 100 thousand times the mass of the Sun around the center of the Milky Way. The team assumes that this possible “intermediate mass” black hole is a key to understanding the ...

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Ski Jumper Left Partly Paralyzed by Crash

By REUTERS January 15, 2016 VIENNA — Austrian ski jumper Lukas Mueller has been left partially paralysed after a crash during practice for the ski flying world championships, doctors said on Friday. The 23-year-old cannot move his legs and has suffered an “incomplete paraplegia” after the accident which happened during training ...

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German Town Bars Male Asylum Seekers From Its Public Pool

BORNHEIM, Germany — A western German town has barred adult male asylum seekers from its public indoor swimming pool after receiving complaints that some women were sexually harassed there. It was the latest sign of social tensions related to the arrival last year of 1.1 million migrants in Germany, and ...

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Walmart to Close 269 Stores as Retailers Struggle

A worker restocks shelves at a Walmart in Miami. The giant retailer is feeling pressure from Amazon. By HIROKO TABUCHI January 15, 2016 Walmart, whose supercenters once transformed the way Americans shop, announced on Friday that it would close a record number of stores in the United States and overseas, as it ...

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