Vietnam

Five Tips for Women in Business (Who Happen to Be Mums)

Laura Tenison MBE | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK
Laura Tenison MBE

Life here is pretty tough with very few real jobs so most people seem to be in business. I wonder if my advice would be at all relevant? Probably not, in a subsistence economy there is no need to remind people to...

What Can a Backpacker Learn From a Duck in a Bar?

Megan Brownrigg | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Brownrigg

The duck who joined the Northern Irish boys on their motorcycle tour of Vietnam hit national headlines a few weeks ago. I was lucky enough to be in the Phong Nha bar the night that Matthew McInnes, Dan McAllen and their mates turfed up with The Captain, mid-tour.

Eight Amazing Places in Asia You Have to Visit

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Asia offers an astounding variety of travel destinations. There are so many, in fact, that it can be difficult to decide where to go first and which to miss because of time constraints. The reality is that it's impossible to cover them all in one trip unless you're lucky enough to have plenty of time and money to spare.

Struggling to be Heard - Unreported World Expose Vietnam's Dog Snatchers

Julia de Cadenet | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK
Julia de Cadenet

20 years ago an amazing woman, and mentor to our cause, South Korean-born activist Kyenan Kum succeeded in getting mainstream airtime on the Korean dog meat trade. But after this programme was broadcast she found that doors were closed rather than opened.

Work for the American Government? Listen In

Alastair Sloan | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK
Alastair Sloan

Call me a whistleblowing geek - but I keep a poster of Daniel Ellsberg on the board above my desk. I'm an independent freelance journalist, and in t...

Why the Scots Would Be Mad to Vote for Independence (Not That I Care)

Hugh Salmon | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

So, next week the Scots will decide if they want to be independent. Let me start by declaring a lack of interest in this issue. A complete lack of interest. I think may be one-eighth Scottish but I really don't care if I have Scottish blood coursing through my veins. It hasn't affected my life either way.

Welcome - Please Scan Your First Item...

Nick Compton | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Comedy
Nick Compton

Through small simple acts of kindness such as a smile, people will naturally further that kindness to others. I have observed on several occasions people buying gifts for one another for no other reason than as an act of friendship and kindness. Surely we must be an inherently good species?

Rift Between Communist 'Brothers'

Hung Nguyen | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK
Hung Nguyen

Nguyen Ngoc, a strong looking 82-year-old man, is famous in Vietnam for his novels depicting the country's brave people in the wars against the French and the American in Central Highlands. He is now leading the fight in a new front, a tireless campaign to stop a project in which Chinese companies are heavily involved in Central Highland, known as Tay Nguyen in Vietnam.

GRAPHIC: Horrifying Moment Elderly Woman Burns Herself Alive To Protest China's Oil Rig

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK

WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES BELOW This is the horrifying moment a 67-year-old Vietnamese woman died after setting herself on fire in downtown Ho Chi Min...

WATCH: How To Cross The Road In Vietnam

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK Comedy

Specifically: in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Where it turns out that crossing the street is like a real-life game of Frogger. Check out Tiffany t...

A Window on World Politics in 2014 - Cambodia

Paul Reynolds | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Politics
Paul Reynolds

In the often opaque world of international relations, from time to time a situation comes along which, whilst not earth shattering by itself, sheds a spotlight on how the international system works and the need for reform .

Vietnamese Rescue Planes Spot Oil Slick And Smoke In Search For Missing Jetliner

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK

According to Reuters, Vietnamese rescue planes have spotted large oil slicks and a column of smoke off its coastline, but it is not clear if they are ...

Is Your Easter Chocolate Supporting Child Slave Labour?

Judith Lewis | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Lewis

Wouldn't it be great if, instead of buying the usual, you chose one egg from a company which works with farmers to make change for the better? You don't even have to go any further than your local supermarket to make the change.

The Khmer Spirit - Not Your Typical Cambodian Holiday

Alexandra Chalat | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Chalat

I travelled with Spirit of Soccer's founder, Scott Lee, and his five talented coaches to Poipet, located on the Thai-Cambodian border. As we rumbled up the narrow road, flying past huts squatting on stilts above stagnant swamps, and old ladies selling rice stuffed into roasted bamboo straws, he tells me that this region sits in the middle of the 'T5 mine belt'.

Can a London Summit Save our Wildlife from Extinction?

Mark Jones | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK
Mark Jones

Something historic happened in London on 13 February. Representatives from 41 countries, plus the European Union and a handful of multilateral environmental agencies, came together for the London Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade.

Child Sex-Trafficking From UK On The Rise

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK

The number of UK-born children identified as being trafficked for sexual abuse more than doubled last year. Data released by the National Crime Age...

Motorcycling Through Hue and Rural Vietnam

Jack Dutton | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Dutton

We stop at a monastery where monks serve us sticky rice, sweet tofu curry and fried spring rolls. We rest after a heavy lunch. I hear the monks chanting mantras in some distant part of the building. It's hypnotic and I'm almost asleep on the cool tiled floor.

The Difference Between a Service and a Product

Hugh Salmon | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK
Hugh Salmon

In my last post, I shared my experience of pouring hundreds of cans of beer down the drain in Vietnam due the high level of care Heineken take to ensure that every can of their lager meets their strict quality standards...

Household Energy Two: The Difference Between a Commodity And a Brand

Hugh Salmon | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Hugh Salmon

As an expert in the potential of the Vietnam market, having been there once before, I was with a regional director of Heineken. He carried a widget on his key ring by which he could identify the origins of every single can of his beer, including full details of when and where it had been brewed...

Post-Haiyan, a New Paradigm Is Needed to Prepare for Storms of the Future

Julian Hunt | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Julian Hunt

Taken overall, it is clear that storms increasing have a space and time variability, non-uniformity, and much higher level complexity of wind, than traditional engineering has catered for. As Typhoon Haiyan reminds us, we must therefore adopt a new engineering approach to enable our preparedness.

Iconic Images From The Vietnam War (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Matthew Tucker | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK

Associated Press (AP) have published a new book called Vietnam: The Real War, containing over 300 powerful images to mark the 50th anniversary of the ...

A Story From Vietnam That Will Inspire You to Never Give Up

Matt Crook | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Crook

Mai never received formal education. Now she's a qualified graphic designer with a job. But that's only half the story.

A Post-Election Tug-O'-War in Cambodia

Paul Reynolds | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Politics
Paul Reynolds

The atmosphere across the nation is currently tense and fearful, with the part of the population in the capital Phnom Penh old enough to remember the Pol Pot genocide, venturing out only for necessities. They can't quite believe that the old CPP communists might actually lose the election.

Vietnam - A Travel Destination Ideal for Photography

Stuart Forster | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

The photojournalistic legacy of the wars fought on Vietnamese territory in the latter half of the twentieth century continues to play a role in shaping many foreigners' perceptions of the country.

Arsenal 'Running Man' Vietnam Tour Hero

The Huffington Post | Tahira Mirza | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Sport

How far would you go to show your dedication to your favourite football team? Well one fan was literally left breathless after he sprinted a mega f...