Int'l experts urge ASEAN unity to settle sea disputes
Exploitation of seabed oil and gas resources is one of several major contentious issues complicating the tense South China Sea (East Sea) situation, a retired US diplomat said at an international conference held at Ton Duc Thang University in HCM city over the weekend.
Party leader meets with new batch of Vietnamese diplomats
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong yesterday met newly-appointed Vietnamese ambassadors and consul generals who will head Viet Nam's overseas agencies for the next three years.
President Sang meets with trade union leaders in Ha Noi
President Truong Tan Sang yesterday held a meeting in Ha Noi with 85 chairpersons of grassroots trade unions from across Viet Nam, highlighting their significant responsibility in protecting the rights and interests of workers amid the country's integration with the global economy.
Viet Nam, Laos agree to step up legal, judicial co-operation
Viet Nam and Laos have agreed to step up their legal and judicial partnership. The agreement was reach during talks between Minister of Justice Ha Hung Cuong and his Lao counterpart, Chaluern Ziapaoher, in Vientiane yesterday.
President Sang: Viet Nam-Japan agreements on track to succeed
President Truong Tan Sang welcomed Chairman of the Budget Committee of the Lower House of Japan Toshihiro Nikai in Ha Noi yesterday, saying that agreements reached by the two countries' leaders were being carried out smoothly.
PM says nurturing young talent key to development
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday reaffirmed the country's commitment to support young talent in chemistry and science as part of national development.
Viet Nam, Peru enjoy blooming bilateral ties
Strong progress has been seen in all fields in Peru-Viet Nam bilateral ties during the past two decades, especially in economics, trade, investment and science and technology, Charge d'affaires ad interim of the Peruvian Embassy in Ha Noi Luis Tsuboyama has stated.
Experts call for legal action against China
Viet Nam should prepare to take its case against China to the international court of justice, even though it has moved its Haiyang Shiyou 981 oil rig out of the country's exclusive economic zone and continental shelf, the two-day conference held in HCM City heard on Saturday.
President urges Quang Ninh to meet its development potential
President Truong Tan Sang has asked the northern province of Quang Ninh to strive to develop further and come at par with economic centres of other countries in the region which share the same potential and conditions.
PM Dung pledges support for firms from Kanagawa
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung promised all possible support for co-operation between Vietnamese and Japanese enterprises, especially those from Kanagawa prefecture, at a reception for the prefecture's Governor Yuji Kuroiwa in Ha Noi yesterday.
Scholars discuss East Sea dispute at int'l conference
The East Sea dispute will continue in the near future and urgent solutions should be found to manage the conflict and resolve it without force or the threat to use force and protect the rights of fishermen in traditional fishing grounds, an international conference that opened in HCM City yesterday agreed.
Do you want an end to late-night liquor sales?
Do you want an end to late-night liquor sales?

The Ministry of Health is drafting a plan to ban the sale of alcohol after 10pm in a bid to curb alcohol abuse in Viet Nam, which often leads to traffic accidents and domestic violence.


Chinese drilling rig pulled out of Vietnam's waters Chinese drilling rig pulled out of Vietnam's waters

At 6:30pm on July 16, China's oil rig Haiyang Shiyou – 981 was 41 nautical miles from its previous position and out of Viet Nam's exclusive economic zone and continental shelf, about 163 nautical miles southwest of China's Hainan island, reported the Viet Nam Coast Guard High Command.  

School closed for torturing autistic students School closed for torturing autistic students

City authorities have shut down an illegal school for autistic children after it was found to be torturing its students.

Teachers question city's proposal to use e-books 2    Teachers question city's proposal to use e-books

E-books would replace printed textbooks in the first to third grades in HCM City for the upcoming schools year under a new proposal, the vice chairman of the city People's Committee Hua Ngoc Thuan has said.

Beer plant left unfinished Beer plant left unfinished

A beer plant under construction in the centre of Ha Tinh City has become a pasture for local residents to graze oxen.

Noi Bai unveils first sleeping pods Noi Bai unveils first sleeping pods

Vietnam Airlines Tourism Company (VATC ) has installed the first ever sleeping pods in Noi Bai International Airport to serve the passengers.