Deputies discuss local government
Deputies at the ongoing eighth session of the 13th National Assembly yesterday debated the supervision of power during discussions on a draft Law on Local Government Organisation.
President Truong Tan Sang yesterday hailed the role of trade villages in national socio-economic development during a reception for 40 artisans from traditional villages producing goods like embroidery, pottery and bamboo.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung told officials from the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak to tap into their province's agriculture and forestry potential at a working session yesterday in Ha Noi.
The friendship parliamentarians' groups of Viet Nam and Brazil are expected to act as a bridge between the two countries' national assemblies and parliamentarians.
Party Secretary General meets Russian officials
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong held talks with top Russian legislators yesterday as part of his visit to the country.
PM attends Development Triangle Summit in Laos
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung arrived in the Lao capital of Vientiane yesterday to attend the eighth Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam (CLV) Development Triangle Summit.
Thai PM to visit Viet Nam
The Prime Minister of Thailand, Prayuth Chan-ocha, will pay an official visit to Viet Nam from November 27-28, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam announced yesterday.
Party chief visits Russia, Belarus
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong arrived in Moscow yesterday, beginning a week-long (November 23-28) official visit to Russia and Belarus.
VN looks to bolster Cambodia, Laos ties
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung will participate in the eighth Cambodia-Laos-Viet Nam Development Triangle Summit in Vientiane today.
Party leader to boost Russia, ASEAN ties
Viet Nam will continue its efforts to promote Russia's co-operation with ASEAN, Nguyen Phu Trong, general secretary of the Viet Nam Communist Party, said in an interview with the TASS Russia News Agency. Trong will pay official visits to Russia and Belarus from Novermber 23-28.
National Assembly approves new civil aviation legislation
The revised Law on Viet Nam Civil Aviation passed by the National Assembly yesterday adds a number of aviation and essential non-aviation services subject to price control by the State, aiming to ensure the interests of both consumers and enterprises.
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Facebook is preparing Facebook at Work - a website that allows users to chat with colleagues, network with other professionals and collaborate on documents. It is Facebook's attempt at competing with other professional social-media sites such as LinkedIn, according to a Financial Times article published on November 16.

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Singaporeans unite to help scammed Vietnamese tourist Singaporeans unite to help scammed Vietnamese tourist

The assistance that Singaporeans gave a Vietnamese tourist who was scammed when he bought an iPhone 6 in Singapore has earned much attention and applause from Vietnamese newspapers and netizens.

Old apartments remain in state of disrepair Old apartments remain in state of disrepair

There are more than 1,500 old apartment buildings at risk of collapse across Viet Nam, but in the last decade, only five per cent were rebuilt.

Province backs cable car to cave 2    Province backs cable car to cave

Authorities in central Quang Binh Province have given the go ahead for a highly controversial cable car system connecting various sites in the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to the world's biggest cave, Son Doong.

Edward Scissorhands among free outdoor films Edward Scissorhands among free outdoor films

Saigon Outcast will hold two free Thursday outdoor film screenings this month.

Tax not the solution to online gaming issue 1    Tax not the solution to online gaming issue

A 10 per cent tax on the online gaming industry recently proposed by the Ministry of Finance aims to address the connection between the increase in gaming addiction and game-related crimes among youngsters by charging them more to fuel their addiction.