Hai Duong receives national honour
President Truong Tan Sang yesterday conferred the Independence Order (second class) upon Hai Duong city to celebrate its 210th founding anniversary.
NA Chairman greets IT experts
The National Assembly feels application of information technology (IT) will provide fresh momentum for socio-economic development, NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung said yesterday.
VN, Lao veterans reunite in Ha Noi
More than 300 former Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and military experts who fought in Laos during the war against the French and the Americans met in Ha Noi yesterday to mark the 65th anniversary of their day to remember.
Viet Nam, Myanmar bolster military ties
Chief of the General Staff of the Viet Nam People's Army, Senior Lieutenant General Do Ba Ty, met the Chief of Staff of Myanmar Air Force, General Khin Aung Myint yesterday.
VN backs int'l cyber crime fight
The Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security aims to co-operate more with other countries on preventing cyber crime, Deputy Minister Le Quy Vuong said on Wednesday at a conference.
PM greets former Japanese PM
Viet Nam would take maximum effort to deepen the bilateral strategic partnership with Japan, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung told former Japanese PM Yukio Hatoyama at a reception in Ha Noi yesterday.
NA backs new airport despite funding issues
The National Assembly (NA) Economic Committee has approved a plan to build a modern international airport, but voiced concerns about how to mobilise investment. This was revealed at NA's plenary sitting yesterday.
Deputy PM meets Lao media chief
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc received a delegation from the Lao News Agency KPL, led by its general director, Sounthone Khanthavong, in the capital city yesterday.
Firms urged to keep abreast of FTA talks
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which is under negotiation, would have a positive impact on Viet Nam's economy but would create challenges as well, a workshop heard last Friday in HCM City.
Terrorist attacks condemned
Viet Nam condemned the terrorist attacks on an army barracks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula last Friday, which left many dead and injured, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Le Hai Binh.
Birth certificate status to stay, NA deputies agree
Members of the National Assembly yesterday agreed that a birth certificate should continue to be issued under the draft Law on Household Registration.
Do crime warning leaflets make you feel safer? 1   

HCM City's Police on Wednesday stopped handing out leaflets to tourists warning them to watch out for robberies, rip-offs and taxi scams.

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PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties 4    PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung begins an official visit to India today, aiming to consolidate the strategic partnership between both countries and take it to new heights.

Law to ease real estate restrictions 1    Law to ease real estate restrictions

Most National Assembly members yesterday agreed that the amended Housing Law should allow more foreigners to be eligible to buy or own houses in Viet Nam.

National team in training ahead of AFC challenge 1    National team in training ahead of AFC challenge

The Japanese coach of Viet Nam's national football team, Toshyia Miura, says that fitness and tactics will be his priorities in a 10-day training camp in the southern province of Binh Duong.

Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long

Bear bile tourism in the northern province of Quang Ninh's Ha Long City has finally been shut down, according to the non-governmental organisation Education for Nature – Viet Nam (ENV).

Artist restores traditional values through paper Artist restores traditional values through paper

Artist Phan Hai Bang, who created a very special type of paper called truc chi, is now working with his team to bring back what he calls "old values" in a really big way.