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.
VN, China hold security dialogue
Viet Nam and China held the first security dialogue at deputy minister-level in Ha Noi yesterday.
Cameron says VN fair playground
British Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday praised the Vietnamese Government's efforts in promoting national competitiveness and creating a fair playground for the business community, and its efforts to meet all international standards.
President prepares for Party Congress
President Truong Tan Sang has called on the nation to make all-out efforts to become an industrialised country as soon as possible.
Deputy Prime Minister commences Mozambique visit
Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai and his entourage began a three-day Mozambique visit yesterday, at the invitation of that country's Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario.
ASEAN, China talk on East Sea
Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Le Hoai Trung joined senior officials from other ASEAN countries and China at the ninth meeting on the implementation of the Declaration on the Conducts of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) held in Tianjin city yesterday.
Sang sends condolences for former Indian President's death
President Truong Tan Sang sent his condolences to Indian President Pranab Mukherjee yesterday on the passing of former Indian President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.
Vietnamese leaders greet UK PM Cameron
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung held talks with his UK counterpart David Cameron in Ha Noi yesterday focusing on a range of measures to improve co-operative ties in various fields.
Government convenes meeting on lawmaking
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung chaired a Government meeting on lawmaking in Ha Noi on Monday and Tuesday, focusing on the progress of a programme to build laws and ordinances and determining relevant tasks for the rest of this year.
British PM to fly in with load of business people
UK Prime Minister David Cameron granted an interview to Viet NamPlus, the online newspaper run by the Viet Nam News Agency, ahead of his visit to Viet Nam today and tomorrow.
Viet Nam celebrates 20 year membership with ASEAN
Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh led a ceremony yesterday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Viet Nam's entry into the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on July 28, 1995, and the bloc's formation 48 years ago on August 8, 1967.
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".