President meets Cambodia's Great Supreme Patriarchs
Vietnamese State President Truong Tan Sang met with Great Supreme Patriarchs Tep Vong and Bour Kry yesterday during his State visit to Cambodia.
Prime Minister urges army to be prepared
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung asked the armed forces to intensify training so they'd be prepared to respond quickly to any threat and safeguard the country's political security.
President Sang starts Cambodia visit on bid to boost relations
President Truong Tan Sang met with Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni immediately after his arrival in Phnom Penh yesterday to discuss in depth the traditional friendship and comprehensive co-operation between the two nations.
Procuracy sector strives to tackle corruption
President Truong Tan Sang met with officials from the Supreme People's Procuracy in Ha Noi yesterday, and hailed the sector's efforts to bring major corruption cases to light.
Legislators discuss new draft laws
The National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee convened its 33rd session in Ha Noi yesterday under NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung.
Party chief greets Cuban minister of armed forces
Minister of the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces Leopoldo Cintra Frias reiterated his strong desire to strengthen the fraternal friendship and co-operation with the Vietnamese Party, State and people when he met Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong yesterday in Ha Noi.
Vietnamese, Cuban Defence Ministers hold talks in Ha Noi
Viet Nam and Cuba sought to bring the defence co-operation to the next level of development during talks between their defence ministers in Ha Noi yesterday.
President Sang confident Cambodia ties will grow
Viet Nam and Cambodia had plenty of room to further their ties, President Truong Tan Sang told Rasmei Kampuchea, the largest daily Khmer newspaper in Cambodia ahead of his visit to the country from December 23-24.
PM urges greater Mekong River co-operation
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has called on all Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) member countries to manage and use Mekong River water resources in a sustainable and responsible manner.
Army honoured to mark 70 years  of dedication to national cause
President Truong Tan Sang on Saturday awarded the nation's highest honour, the Gold Star Order, to the Viet Nam People's Army (VPA) for the fifth time, in recognition of its recognition of its great contributions to the revolutionary cause of the Party and State.
Party draws roadmap for Army advance
 Every military officer, Party member and soldier should fully and deeply understand that the Vietnamese Army is the "revolutionary force of the people, from the people and for the people under the close leadership of the Party," says Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong.
Lakeside information centre risks ruining historic view
Lakeside information centre risks ruining historic view

Last week, Viet Nam News asked readers to share their thoughts about building an information and culture centre next to Ha Noi's Hoan Kiem Lake, which has sparked a storm of criticism from members of the public. Most readers do not agree with the idea. Here are some comments:

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Russia economic gloom hurts tourism Russia economic gloom hurts tourism

The number of Russian tourists arriving in Viet Nam is expected to decline at the beginning of 2015, due to the devaluation of the ruble in Russia.

PM calls for police to remain vigilant 1    PM calls for police to remain vigilant

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday urged police nationwide to step up vigilance next year against the nefarious designs of hostile and criminal forces.

New detox policy sees theft decline 1    New detox policy sees theft decline

HCM City has seen a slight decrease in the number of thefts, robberies and drug sales two weeks after deciding to send drug addicts without a stable residence to two local centres, according to local police.

New sitcom draws teen viewers New sitcom draws teen viewers

5S Online, a popular new sitcom aimed at teenagers, demonstrates that the sitcom genre is catching on in Viet Nam.

Viet Nam faces forestry restructuring hurdles Viet Nam faces forestry restructuring hurdles

Viet Nam needs to tackle several major challenges in order to restructure its forestry sector, said Nguyen Xuan Quat, a professor at the Research Institute for Sustainable Forest Management and Forest Certification.