US fleet commander visits Da Nang
Commander of the United States Pacific Fleet Admiral Harry B. Harris paid a courtesy call to leaders in the central city of Da Nang yesterday during his working visit to Viet Nam.
Parents bury children, Pakistan mourns
Pakistan woke up to a day of mourning yesterday after Taliban militants killed 132 students at a school in the city of Peshawar in a grisly attack which shocked the nation and put pressure on the government to do more to tackle the insurgency.
Viet Nam, UAE to boost trade ties
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc held talks with his United Arab Emirates (UAE) counterpart Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi yesterday during which both sides agreed to beef up their bilateral partnership in all fields, especially trade, investment, finance and banking and labour co-operation.
PM to attend Mekong summit in Thailand
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung will lead a Vietnamese delegation to the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Summit in Bangkok, Thailand on December 19 and 20.
President receives new ambassadors
President Truong Tan Sang yesterday received newly-accredited ambassadors from the US, Panama and Qatar, who presented him with their credentials.
Commander of US Pacific Fleet welcomed in Ha Noi
Lieutenant General Vo Van Tuan, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People's Army (VPA), received the visiting Commander of the US Pacific Fleet, Admiral Harry Harris, yesterday in Ha Noi.
Viet Nam-Venezuela celebrate 25th anniversary
A friendship meeting took place in Ha Noi yesterday to mark the 25th anniversary of Viet Nam-Venezuela diplomatic ties.
Qatar, VN aim to boost trade to $1b
Qatar's Minister of Economy and Trade Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani said the emirate is committed to raising two-way trade with Viet Nam to US$1 billion in the near future.
Negotiations conclude on Customs Union FTA
Viet Nam and the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan signed a joint declaration yesterday announcing the end of negotiations on their free trade agreement.
President attends pagoda inauguration
President Truong Tan Sang attended Phat Tich Truc Lam Ban Gioc Pagoda's inauguration yesterday in the northern border province of Cao Bang's Dam Thuy commune.
ASEAN Chief Justices talk about environmental issues
Viet Nam hopes to learn from other countries' experiences in protecting the environment, President Truong Tan Sang said on Saturday to delegates attending the fourth ASEAN Chief Justices' Roundtable.
Would an information centre next to Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake improve tourists' experience of Ha Noi?
Would an information centre next to Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake improve tourists' experience of Ha Noi? 2   

The plan to build a 13m-tall information and culture centre next to Hoan Kiem Lake, the most iconic landmark of Ha Noi, drew a lot of criticism from the Vietnamese public.

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HCM City struggles to control influx of substandard produce 1    HCM City struggles to control influx of substandard produce

High demand for farm produce and the sheer variety of ways in which it is brought into HCM City from other localities makes quality control a very difficult task, officials say.

Hoi An hosts silken rendezvous Hoi An hosts silken rendezvous

Top craftsmen and women from seven silk villages in Viet Nam will participate in the Viet Nam Silk Culture Day at Hoi An city's Silk Village centre on December 28.

Local art smashes auction record Local art smashes auction record

Days after noted Vietnamese artist Le Pho's View from the Hilltop set a new auction record, art collector Nguyen Minh still has a lingering feeling of regret.

Long Bien Bridge preservation divides planners 2    Long Bien Bridge preservation divides planners

Architecture and cultural managers discussed Long Bien Bridge's future at a seminar held on Wednesday in Ha Noi.

Malaysia crush VN in AFF semis Malaysia crush VN in AFF semis

Viet Nam suffered a nightmare yesterday at My Dinh Stadium in Ha Noi as they were knocked out of the ASEAN Football Federation-Suzuki Cup.