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Lotteria Opens Second Lao Branch at Dongdok

Lotteria Opens Second Lao Branch at Dongdok

Popular Korean fast food chain Lotteria has opened a second branch at Dongdok, near the National University of Laos. Lotteria is a leading business More »

The Trump Presidency And Its Implications for Laos

The Trump Presidency And Its Implications for Laos

The Trump era has begun.  What does this mean for the famed Pivot to Asia? Could this turn the tide on US relations? And More »

Lao Leaders’ Luxury Cars to be Auctioned Next Month

Lao Leaders’ Luxury Cars to be Auctioned Next Month

Lao leaders’ luxury cars are expected to be auctioned next month. The first auction will see bidding on six BMW 7 Series vehicles, and More »

Chinese Institute to Upgrade Lao English Teachers

Chinese Institute to Upgrade Lao English Teachers

The English Language Institute of China (ELIC) has provided a grant of over 33 billion kip (US$ 4 million) for development of human resources More »

Xaysana Drug Ring Assets Seized Accomplices Still At Large

Xaysana Drug Ring Assets Seized Accomplices Still At Large

The Thai Office of Narcotics Control has released further details of its recent operation to capture wanted suspects and seize the assets of the More »

HEADLINES

6,000 Family Books, ID Cards Issued to Foreigners

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Security authorities have issued family books to 2,802 foreign families and 3,198 ID cards to foreigners over the past three years, which entitle them to live in Laos permanently.…

Lavrov Praises ‘Long, Glorious History’ of Russian-Laotian Partnership

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Russia praises relations of partnership with Laos, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday at a meeting with Laotian Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith.…

Kerry Urges Southeast Asia Unity on South China Sea Disputes

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, talks to Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. before the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-U.S. Foreign Ministers Meeting in Vientiane, Laos, Monday, July 25, 2016. Southeast Asia's main grouping made a last-ditch attempt to reach a consensus on countering China's territorial expansion in the South China Sea, but their deadlock appeared far from being resolved as minutes ticked by before a critical meeting with the Chinese foreign minister Monday. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

VIENTIANE, Laos — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday urged the divided nations of Southeast Asia to forge a consensus on how to address disputes with China in the South China Sea, appealing to the 10 countries to embrace a rules-based international system to resolve those differences peacefully.…

Flash Flooding Hits Farmers in Xayaboury

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Almost 200 families in Botaen district, Xayaboury province, have lost some or all of their crops to flash flooding after heavy rains last weekend but luckily no deaths or injuries were reported.…

Pregnant Women in Need of Better Healthcare

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Pregnant women are in need of more information concerning healthcare which should be provided by specialists including midwives, to reduce Laos’ high rate of child mortality.…

ASEAN Breaks Deadlock on South China Sea at Laos Meeting

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VIENTIANE (Reuters) – Southeast Asian nations overcame days of deadlock on Monday when the Philippines dropped a request for their joint statement to mention a landmark legal ruling on the South China Sea, officials said, after objections from Cambodia.…

Vientiane: Best Chinese Food Outside of China

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It’s boom time in Laos. The country’s unprecedented economic growth has inspired the country’s powerful neighbors to rush in for a slice of the pie.…

Vegetable Prices Decrease in Vientiane Capital

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The price of vegetables in Vientiane markets has fallen, the Laophattana newspaper reported on Friday.

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