VN, France discuss ways to boost ties
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh yesterday held phone talks with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, which saw agreement on a number of measures to strengthen the Viet Nam-France strategic partnership.
President urges end to wrongful verdicts
President Truong Tan Sang yesterday asked the country's criminal investigators to put an end to wrongful verdicts and brutality.
Viet Nam, US meet over MIA search
A delegation of the Steering Committee on the Search and Repatriation of Remains of Fallen Soldiers (Committee 1237) held a working session with the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) in Washington on July 28.
PM meets acclaimed local mathematician
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday met Professor Ngo Bao Chau, the first Vietnamese to win the Fields Medal, the highest professional honour a mathematician can attain, and the Education Dialogue Group.
Steering board makes plans for inter-parliamentary gathering
Preparations in the capital for the 132nd General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), scheduled for next March, are progressing well, the State Steering Board for IPU-132 said at its second meeting in Ha Noi yesterday.
VN delegation discusses green growth with RoK
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh said that infrastructure connectivity and human resources were crucial for the Mekong sub-region's development.
President calls for Mekong Delta to expand production
The Mekong Delta needed a breakthrough in production and business performance with agriculture as the spearhead in order to contribute to the country's sustainable economy, said President Truong Tan Sang.
Lao Cai instructed to focus on developing local infrastructure
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has emphasised the need for the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai to focus on building infrastructure to nurture development.
Japanese FM's visit to further bilateral strategic partnership
Japanese Foreign Minister Kishida Fumio will pay an official visit to Viet Nam and co-chair the 6 th meeting of the Viet Nam-Japan Cooperation Committee (VJCC) from July 31 to August 2.
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.
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.

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PM meets acclaimed local mathematician PM meets acclaimed local mathematician

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday met Professor Ngo Bao Chau, the first Vietnamese to win the Fields Medal, the highest professional honour a mathematician can attain, and the Education Dialogue Group.

Scholars discuss East Sea dispute at int'l conference 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.

Police look into scam claims at pagoda Police look into scam claims at pagoda

Police are investigating rumors that a pagoda in Long Bien District is selling children for adoption.

A Vietnamese and a Chinese arrested for ivory smuggling A Vietnamese and a Chinese arrested for ivory smuggling

Customs officials have arrested a Chinese woman and a Vietnamese man at Suvarnabhumi Airport after they allegedly tried to smuggle out elephant tusks and ivory products worth about BAT9 million.

Places for a vacation: Son Doong Cave Places for a vacation: Son Doong Cave

Son Doong Cave in Viet Nam's Quang Binh Province has been suggested by the American news website huffingtonpost.com as one of the places to visit in 20 years.