Deputy PM promotes role of ASEAN bloc
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh had separate meetings with foreign ministers of several countries on the sidelines of the 48th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting (AMM 48) in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
Lao PM sends sympathy
Lao Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong yesterday sent a message of condolences to Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung over the great loss of lives and property caused by floods in northern Viet Nam, particularly Quang Ninh province.
Bangladeshi President to visit Viet Nam
President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid and the First Lady will begin a five-day visit to Viet Nam starting this Sunday. He comes at the invitation of President Truong Tan Sang.
ASEAN all set for regional community
ASEAN foreign ministers affirmed the resolve to complete remaining tasks towards the formation of the ASEAN Community at the end of this year at the 48th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting (AMM 48) which started in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia yesterday.
President visits flood region
President Truong Tan Sang spoke up about the record floods that hit the coastal province of Quang Ninh, killing 17 and injuring another 30.
Laos seeks VN's advice on goals for development
Laos has much to learn from Viet Nam's socio-cultural development experience as it strives to fulfill the UN's Millennial Development Goals, said Lao National Assembly Chairwoman Pany Yathotu.
Taxation department awarded
National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung conferred the Independence Order, first class, on the General Department of Taxation during a ceremony marking its 70th anniversary in Ha Noi yesterday.
PM sends off German ambassador
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said he hoped outgoing German Ambassador Jutta Frasch would continue doing his part to further the relationship between Viet Nam and Germany in the future, given the extensive knowledge he gleaned about the country and its people during his tenure.
PM to visit Malaysia and Singapore
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung will make an official visit to Malaysia from August 7 to 8 and attend the 50th anniversary of Singapore's Independence Day on August 9.
Prime Minister sends condolences to Laos following helicopter crash
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has sent a message of condolence to his Lao counterpart, Thongsing Thammavong, after a Lao military helicopter crashed on Monday.
Conference concludes on UN peacekeeping role
Viet Nam's first international workshop on building a UN peacekeeping force wrapped up yesterday in Ha Noi after five intensive working days.
Pets banned on HCM City street

HCM City's People' Committee ordered Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street's management team to forbid pets on the walkway last week.The ban also included selling coffee, skating and sitting on picnic blankets.

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Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water 1    Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water

By the time Nguyen Thi Thung, grey-haired and sporting traditional ba ba brown clothes, stops her motorbike near the gates of Ha Noi Cancer Hospital, patients, relatives and street vendors holding empty bottles are already queued up.

Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane

The national flagship carrier Vietnam Airlines held a ceremony on July 2 to receive its first Airbus 350-900 aircraft and announce its upgrade service quality programme and new brand identifying system, marking a major step in bringing the airline into the international arena.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam

Pham Ba Lu swore thousands of times that he "would not live under the same sky as the United States".