John Reilly, chairman of Friends of Viet Nam Heritage (FVH) Ha Noi, an organisation that aims to enhance foreigners' understanding of Viet Nam's cultural heritages, tells Ha Nguyen that local residents also benefit from their membership.
After winning the Miss Ao Dai Viet Nam crown on January 5, supermodel Tran Ngoc Lan Khue will represent the country at the 2015 Miss World pageant. The 22-year-old student at the HCM City University of Social Sciences and Humanities talks with Thuy Hang about her latest victory.
The Phuong My brand has been making waves in the international fashion industry, but its designer focuses her creativity on the modern Asian woman with sophisticated, simple tastes, Phuong Linh reports.
Do Trong Hieu, 14, is the 3,000th "heart child" of the VinaCapital Foundation's ‘Heartbeat" programme. The teenager, who suffered the added complication of congenitally dislocated knees, will have surgery next week that will put his life back on track and enable him to walk upright soon.
Weightlifter raises the bar for Viet Nam
Thach Kim Tuan, who recently became the country's first weightlifter to win a world-level gold medal, spoke with Thanh Nga.
Life's struggles inspire Vietnamese author
Young Vietnamese bestselling author Phan Viet, back in Viet Nam from the US to serve as a judge at the YxineFF film festival, throws more light on her carreer as a writer in a conversation with Thu Trang.
Sugi Ryotaro, Viet Nam-Japan special ambassador, has been recognised as an honorary citizen of Ha Noi for helping develop co-operative relations between the two countries in the past 20 years. He discusses his social and cultural work in Viet Nam with Thu Trang.
Chef sticks to tradition as he innovates
French chef Didier Corlou will prepare a 6-course dinner next Friday as part of the sixth Les Aromes Festival, the country's most prestigious culinary event. Corlou, a Master Chef from France and a former chef with the Sofitel Legend Metropole Ha Noi, chose to settle down in the Vietnamese capital, where he creates new tastes by mixing French and Vietnamese ingredients. He speaks with Vuong Bach Lien about his life in Viet Nam and his love for Vietnamese food.
In the fast-paced showbiz world, singer Uyen Trang stands out for her refusal to follow superficial trends. Gia Binh and An Vu report.
Caving in: cable car a threat to longest grotto
Quang Binh People's Committee has agreed to let the Sun Group build a cable car within Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. Viet Nam News Sunday interviews Howard Limbert, a member of the British Royal Cave Society, who has spent the past 25 years studying the lime karsts of the province and played a pivotal part in discovering the world's longest cave, Son Doong.
Cao Thi Thanh Huyen was the first Vietnamese student to attend the European Forum Alpbach, the Global Entrepreneurship Summer School and, most recently, the Clinton Global Initiative University. She discusses her work and future plans with Thu Trang.

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VN committed to realising TPP VN committed to realising TPP

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh reiterated Viet Nam's commitment to negotiating and realising the terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) for the benefit of all TPP members while meeting US Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Stefan M. Selig yesterday in Ha Noi.

VN Railway Authority head found dead VN Railway Authority head found dead

Director of Viet Nam Railway Authority Nguyen Huu Thang was found dead in his office yesterday in Ha Noi.

Student looks to improve traffic 3    Student looks to improve traffic

South Korean high school student Chihyun Ryu has spent her time in Ha Noi over the last three and a half years walking around Hoan Kiem Lake, and riding on the back of her father's motorbike taking videos of the chaotic traffic.

Talented ‘stage magician' tells story in memoir Talented ‘stage magician' tells story in memoir

Artist Thanh Loc will begin his five-city tour tomorrow in HCM City to launch his newly published memoirs.

Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings

Viet Nam jumped up four steps in international football rankings, according to FIFA's latest list.