VN, Laos step up economic links
The Vietnamese National Assembly has urged its ministries and localities to intensify links with Laos in the fields of economics, education-training and security-defence, NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung said in Vientiane yesterday.
Deputy PM meets China counterpart
Viet Nam treasured its traditional friendship with China and was willing to increase comprehensive bilateral relations in a substantive manner, Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh said.
Viet Nam, India lift strategic ties
President Truong Tan Sang and his Indian counterpart, Pranab Mukherjee, yesterday agreed to intensify the Vietnamese-Indian strategic partnership.
Cuban VP visits to implement co-operation deals
Viet Nam and Cuba should focus on raising co-operation on economic, trade, scientific, cultural and education matters to a new level, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong said yesterday.
S Koreans share rural know-how
The National Agricultural Co-operative Federation (NACF) of Korea will share expertise with its Vietnamese counterparts, President Truong Tan Sang said yesterday while receiving federation chairman, Choi Won Byung.
VN helps link Russia, ASEAN
Viet Nam was an important co-ordinator between Russia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), particularly since Russia's new "look east" policy.
Norway supports green growth
Norway committed to supporting Viet Nam to develop green growth, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and deal with the challenges of climate change during talks between the Norwegian Parliament's Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence and the Vietnamese National Assembly's Defence and Security Committee in Ha Noi yesterday.
Viet Nam, Kiribati establish diplomatic relations
Viet Nam and the Republic of Kiribati officially established diplomatic relations on September 15 as a move to reinforce and develop their mutually beneficial relations and cooperation.
India-Viet Nam relations are excellent: Indian President
Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has granted an interview to the Viet Nam News Agency in New Delhi before visiting Viet Nam from September 14-17, highlighting the excellent relations between the two countries.
S Korean air chief visits
Defence Minister General Phung Quang Thanh hosted a reception in Ha Noi on Friday for visiting South Korean Air Force Chief of Staff, Choi Cha-Kyu.
Vinh Phuc team visits S Africa
Representatives from the northern province of Vinh Phuc presented business opportunities to more than 70 South African enterprises at a conference in Johannesburg, one of South Africa's economic and financial hubs.
Will a new ban on sleeper buses travelling on steep and winding routes actually save people's lives?
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Authorities step in to save old trees 1    Authorities step in to save old trees

The Ha Noi People's Committee has asked Ha Noi Urban Railway Management Unit to try to avoid chopping down many old trees to make way for a future metro line.

Young travellers rescue bus accident victims Young travellers rescue bus accident victims

A group of 16 young Vietnamese motorbikers were first on the scene at last Monday's tragic bus accident on its way from the resort town of Sa Pa, which killed 13 of the 50 passengers on a sleeper bus.

Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water

People living in apartment buildings of the capital's new urban areas are expressing concern over poor-quality tap water.

Minister acts on highway peril Minister acts on highway peril

The Ministry of Transport has urged Lao Cai People's Committee to co-ordinate the completion of the highway linking Noi Bai airport with Lao Cai and the resort town of Sa Pa.

VN film triumphs at Venice festival VN film triumphs at Venice festival

A film by Vietnamese female director Nguyen Hoang Diep beat seven other foreign debut features to win the Best Film prize at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival's International Critics' Week.