Taxation department awarded
National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung conferred the Independence Order, first class, on the General Department of Taxation during a ceremony marking its 70th anniversary in Ha Noi yesterday.
Laos seeks VN's advice on goals for development
Laos has much to learn from Viet Nam's socio-cultural development experience as it strives to fulfill the UN's Millennial Development Goals, said Lao National Assembly Chairwoman Pany Yathotu.
PM sends off German ambassador
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said he hoped outgoing German Ambassador Jutta Frasch would continue doing his part to further the relationship between Viet Nam and Germany in the future, given the extensive knowledge he gleaned about the country and its people during his tenure.
PM to visit Malaysia and Singapore
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung will make an official visit to Malaysia from August 7 to 8 and attend the 50th anniversary of Singapore's Independence Day on August 9.
Prime Minister sends condolences to Laos following helicopter crash
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has sent a message of condolence to his Lao counterpart, Thongsing Thammavong, after a Lao military helicopter crashed on Monday.
Conference concludes on UN peacekeeping role
Viet Nam's first international workshop on building a UN peacekeeping force wrapped up yesterday in Ha Noi after five intensive working days.
Friendly force
The Russian navy ship Admiral Panteleev 548 and its 482 crew members led by Colonel A.V Potapov docked at Da Nang's Tien Sa Port yesterday.
VN to support Mozambique
Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai said Viet Nam would continue sharing its experiences in agriculture, oil exploitation and communications with Mozambique and helping it train new technicians.
Viet Nam-US diplomatic ties marked in Ha Noi
The Viet Nam Union of Friendship Organisations and Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a banquet yesterday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the normalisation of Viet Nam-US diplomatic relations.
VN, China hold security dialogue
Viet Nam and China held the first security dialogue at deputy minister-level in Ha Noi yesterday.
VN, Japan foster closer ties
Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh co-chaired the seventh meeting of the Viet Nam-Japan Co-operation Committee and held talks with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida as part of his official visit to Japan from July 29-31.
Pets banned on HCM City street

HCM City's People' Committee ordered Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street's management team to forbid pets on the walkway last week.The ban also included selling coffee, skating and sitting on picnic blankets.

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Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water 1    Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water

By the time Nguyen Thi Thung, grey-haired and sporting traditional ba ba brown clothes, stops her motorbike near the gates of Ha Noi Cancer Hospital, patients, relatives and street vendors holding empty bottles are already queued up.

Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane

The national flagship carrier Vietnam Airlines held a ceremony on July 2 to receive its first Airbus 350-900 aircraft and announce its upgrade service quality programme and new brand identifying system, marking a major step in bringing the airline into the international arena.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam

Pham Ba Lu swore thousands of times that he "would not live under the same sky as the United States".