State President to visit Cambodia
State President Truong Tan Sang will pay a State visit to Cambodia on December 23-24 at the invitation of Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni.
Party draws roadmap for Army advance
 Every military officer, Party member and soldier should fully and deeply understand that the Vietnamese Army is the "revolutionary force of the people, from the people and for the people under the close leadership of the Party," says Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong.
VN comments on missing brides
Deputy Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Pham Thu Hang said yesterday Viet Nam's Foreign Ministry had directed the Vietnamese Embassy in Beijing to work promptly with relevant Chinese offices to clarify the situation regarding the disappearance of 100 Vietnamese brides in China.
Northern border provinces tighten ties with China
Several co-operation agreements were signed at the fifth meeting of a working group between Viet Nam's four northern mountainous provinces of Ha Giang, Lao Cai, Lai Chau and Dien Bien and China's Yunnan province yesterday.
US, Cuba announce historic thaw in ties
Viet Nam applauded Cuban President Raul Castro and his US counterpart Barack Obama for their statements on restoring diplomatic ties, Foreign Ministry's deputy spokesperson Pham Thu Hang said yesterday.
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.
Lakeside information centre risks ruining historic view

Last week, Viet Nam News asked readers to share their thoughts about building an information and culture centre next to Ha Noi's Hoan Kiem Lake, which has sparked a storm of criticism from members of the public. Most readers do not agree with the idea. Here are some comments:

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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.