Deputy PM outlines vision for new ASEAN community
Deputy Prime Minister cum Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh offered Viet Nam's views on directions and measures needed to achieve the formation of the ASEAN Community by the end of this year, as well as the bloc's post-2015 vision at the ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Retreat in Malaysia this week.
President Sang encourages Mekong Delta development
President Truong Tan Sang yesterday arrived in An Giang Province in the Mekong Delta for a field trip to evaluate the process of local agricultural restructuring.
President exhorts university to teach world-class courses
President Truong Tan Sang yesterday said he hoped the Viet Nam National University in HCM City (VNU-HCM City) would offer international standard courses within five to 10 years.
PM welcomes new Omani envoy, urges speed on bilateral pacts
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has invited the new Omani Ambassador to enhance ties by closely co-ordinating with Vietnamese ministries and agencies.
Deputy Defence Minister receives former US ambassador
Deputy Defence Minister Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh yesterday welcomed Michael Michalak, former United States Ambassador to Viet Nam, at the Ministry of Defence's headquarters in Ha Noi.
Party official urges social scientists to improve research
Party Committee Secretary Le Hong Anh told a conference in Ha Noi yesterday it was imperative that the Viet Nam Academy of Social Sciences enhance the quality of its scientific research so that it could become a regional centre by 2020.
VN and US reflect on 20 years of diplomatic ties
A bilateral conference on Viet Nam-US relationships opened in Ha Noi yesterday on the theme For 20 more successful years.
Condolences over death of Saudi Arabian King
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh went to the Saudi Arabian embassy in Ha Noi yesterday to express sympathy over the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz on behalf of the Vietnamese State and Government leaders.
Deputy PM asks for UK's assistance in education
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam asked for the UK's support yesterday in improving Viet Nam's education system during a reception for Lord David Terence Puttnam, special envoy of the UK Prime Minister David Cameron in Ha Noi.
Party leader calls for further solidarity to tap future opportunities
The nation has its eye on great opportunities and chances ahead, requiring the whole Party, people, and army to strengthen consensus and utilise all resources and creativity to push the country forward in its path of renewal and development, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has stated.
VN, US to work for peace, prosperity
The seventh Viet Nam-US Political, Security and Defence Dialogue, chaired by Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Ha Kim Ngoc and US Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Puneet Talwar, ended yesterday in Ha Noi.
Is the new policy on small bill donations extreme?
Is the new policy on small bill donations extreme? 1   

In the Vietnamese tradition, people donate small bills to pagodas and temples after worship, and to wish for good luck. Note exchange services have even popped up around pagodas and temples, alongside traditional vendors with flowers, food and votive offerings.


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.