NA members debate labour safety, hygiene
Lawmakers believed that a law on labour safety and hygiene should be approved soon to create a legal foundation to tackle violations relating to labour safety and hygiene across the country.
Deputy PM, Thai counterpart agree to intensify relations
Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh met with his Thai counterpart Tanasak Patimapragorn yesterday in preparation for the countries' third joint cabinet meeting.
New Ha Noi People's Council Chairperson elected
Vice Chairperson of the Ha Noi People's Committee Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc was elected the new Chairwoman of the capital's People's Council at an unscheduled meeting of the council yesterday.
VN, Indian officials agree to boost trade to $15 billion
Viet Nam and India met for their seventh deputy-ministerial level political consultation meeting and the fourth meeting of their strategic dialogue in Ha Noi yesterday.
International meeting focuses on Pacific area security
More than 80 deputies from nine ASEAN countries are participating in the Pacific Area Security Sector Working Group (PASSWG) 2015 in the central city this week.
NA discusses amendments to Civil Procedure
The National Assembly (NA) deputies on Saturday discussed in groups some amendments to the Civil Procedure Code presented at the ongoing 9th session of the 13th National Assembly.
NA leader expects more UN support
Viet Nam has been active in the forums and activities of the United Nations (UN) for a peaceful, prosperous world, said chairman of the National Assembly (NA) Nguyen Sinh Hung.
Viet Nam, Russia to lift bilateral trade
Vietnamese enterprises should try to raise the bilateral trade turnover with Russia to US$20 billion by 2020 following a Free Trade Agreement between Viet Nam and the Europe-Asian Business Alliance to be signed later this month, President Truong Tan Sang said yesterday.
PM to witness Kazakhstan FTA signing
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung will attend a signing ceremony for the free trade agreement between Viet Nam and the Eurasia Economic Union in Kazakhstan, and pay official visits to Algeria, Portugal, and Bulgaria from May 29 to June 6.
Viet Nam, UN to strengthen ties and promote UN charter
State President Truong Tan Sang and the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon discussed measures to promote multi-dimensional co-operation between Viet Nam and the UN in Ha Noi yesterday.
‘Revise Accounting Law' says Minister
Reporting to the 13th National Assembly yesterday, Finance Minister Dinh Tien Dung stressed the need to revise the Accounting Law to build a complete legal framework that would hold relevant bodies responsible for abiding by international regulations and standards of accounting.
Is it necessary to stipulate the length of names?

According to a draft amendment to the Civil Code, the full name of a Vietnamese citizen should not have more than 25 letters, or any numbers or symbols. The change was proposed at a National Assembly Standing Committee meeting last week and will be debated at 9th session of the 13th National Assembly. Tell us what you think about the proposed amendment? Do you think a long name really causes that much trouble?

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Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier

Seventy-nine-year-old former Vietnamese commando Lam Son Nao still feels uncomfortable whenever he thinks about the moment he tried to recover 84 kilos of explosives that had been left near the USNS Core aircraft carrier.

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Last year I visited George Town in Penang, Malaysia. I was excited to find a lot of similarities between it and my hometown, Hue.

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An International cuisine event will be held in the central city as a lead up to this weekend's scheduled seventh Da Nang International Fireworks Competition, a contest between teams representing five countries.

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Da Nang plans to use the geographic information system (GIS) in the city's public tree management work, the municipal People's Committee spokesman Vo Van Thuong said.

Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys

The Nghe An Province's environmental crimes division said this morning that it has detained a man for allegedly trafficking monkeys following a tip-off.