IPU-132 adopts anti-terrorism bill
The 132nd Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly adopted a resolution on countering the evolving threats of terrorism, with two thirds of members voting for the motion during its plenary session yesterday.
Global gathering helps to forge parliamentary ties
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has called for the US to continue its support in dealing with the consequences of war, especially Agent Orange victims, bomb and mine clearance, and sharing information on Vietnamese soldiers and officers missing in action.
PM calls for tax payment process to be accelerated
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday said Viet Nam must slash the total time needed to prepare and file yearly tax payments to the ASEAN average of 171 hours per year by the end of this year.
Viet Nam, RoK justice ministries sign cooperation agreement
Vietnamese Minister of Justice Ha Hung Cuong and his Republic of Korea (RoK) counterpart Hwang Kyo-ahn signed a cooperation agreement between the two ministries following their recent talks in Seoul.
Russia's Prime Minister to visit Vietnam from April 5-7
Russia's Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev will pay an official visit to Viet Nam from April 5-7, the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on March 30
Kazakhstan opens Embassy in Hanoi to boost bilateral ties
Kazakhstan officially opened its Embassy in Hanoi on March 30, looking toward it helping promote ties between the two countries.
Viet Nam-Japan relations enjoy great progress
Co-operation between Japan and Viet Nam has progressed intensively and extensively over the past year, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida has stated in an exclusive interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency (VNA).
Gov't, NA leaders receive Indonesian head of parliament
The National Assembly (NA) and people of Viet Nam hope to strengthen the nation's strategic partnership with Indonesia to promote peace and prosperity in the region and the world, NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung said yesterday.
President, senior officials welcome Hungarian parliamentarians
President Truong Tan Sang also met yesterday with Hungarian Deputy Prime Minister Semjen Zsolt and Deputy Speaker of the nation's National Assembly Latorcal Jano, both of whom are in Ha Noi to attend the IPU-132.
Viet Nam, DPRK to strengthen traditional friendship
National Assembly Vice Chairman Huynh Ngoc Son hosted a reception for Choe Jin-su, Chairman of the Democratic Front for the Reunification of Korea, in Ha Noi yesterday.
Pakistan, Morocco, Sudan and Algeria legislators welcomed
In separate receptions, National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung received Pakistan's National Assembly Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi and Morocco's President of the House of Councillors Mohamed Cheik Biadillah in Ha Noi yesterday.
Can doctors refuse patients? 2   

One of Viet Nam's best doctors at the National Obstetrics Hospital refused to operate on a patient this week. He said his schedule was too full and her case wasn't as much of an emergency as others.

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Experts slam failure to save old trees Experts slam failure to save old trees

Distinguished scientists and experts in the field of urban planning raised many challenges at a conference yesterday to review Ha Noi's urban tree planning.

Whistleblowers to be rewarded up to US$160,000 1    Whistleblowers to be rewarded up to US$160,000

The Ministry of Home Affairs and the Government Inspectorate have issued a joint circular announcing that whistleblowers will be rewarded up to VND3.4 billion (US$160,000).

Daewoo founder seeks to inspire youth Daewoo founder seeks to inspire youth

As you get older, you spend hours regretting each minute you wasted in your youth, which flies by.

IZ firms find pollution controls too expensive IZ firms find pollution controls too expensive

Many companies in industrial zones claim they lack capital to introduce equipment to save energy and lessen emissions.

Caves in Quang Binh will soon echo with the sounds of runners Caves in Quang Binh will soon echo with the sounds of runners

Quang Binh, home of the biggest cave in the world, Son Doong, is offering visitors treks, caving tours and a race.