President highlights importance of culture
President Truong Tan Sang yesterday stressed the importance of culture in national development while attending a national scientific conference on the role of arts and literature in developing personalities of Viet Nam.
Lawmakers meet with voters in Quang Nam
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc yesterday led a delegation of deputies from central Quang Nam Province to meet with some 300 voters from the 14 localities of the province's Duy Xuyen District.
President urges VN, Cuba economic ties
President Truong Tan Sang said that economic collaboration between Viet Nam and Cuba has yet to match the sound political relations between the two countries, as bilateral trade reached only US$200 million last year.
VN strives for deeper ties with Cuba as president visits Havana
President Truong Tan Sang held talks with President Raul Castro Ruz in Havana, Cuba on Tuesday (Cuban time), seeking to bolster co-operation between Viet Nam and Cuba. President Sang relayed thoughts from Vietnamese Party and State leaders to President Raul Castrol, Leader Fidel Castro and other high-level Cuban officials.
VN hails crime-fight success
Minister of Public Security General Tran Dai Quang underscored Viet Nam's significant achievements in preventing and combating cross-border crime while addressing the 10th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crime (AMMTC 10), which opened in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia yesterday.
PM urges Dong Nai to maintain high growth rate
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung attended the opening ceremony of the southern Dong Nai province's party congress yesterday.
President attends UN Peace- keeping Summit in New York
President Truong Tan Sang attended the United Nations Peacekeeping Summit held in New York on Monday as part of the ongoing 70th session of the UN General Assembly.
Viet Nam, Russia convene annual strategic dialogue
Viet Nam and Russia convened their eighth annual strategic dialogue in Saint Petersburg yesterday, where they discussed bilateral ties and international issues of shared concern.
Party chief calls for co-ordination on corruption fight
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has asked for stronger collaboration to ensure the strict implementation of anti-corruption laws.
President speaks on gender equality at New York forum
President Truong Tan Sang attended the Global Leaders' Meeting on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in New York, the US on Sunday (New York time) as part of his activities at the UN Summit.
Viet Nam opposes China construction
Viet Nam has enough evidence to prove its sovereignty over the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos, despite China's encroachments, Foreign Ministry Deputy Spokesperson Pham Thu Hang said.
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A proposal recently made by authorities suggests offering financial rewards to families that only have daughters. This implies the sex ratio in Viet Nam is growing at an alarming rate. In 2014 the average ratio was 114 boys to 100 girls, and possibly up to 150:100 in some areas.


Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh

Wiping sweat from his forehead, 36-year-old Trinh Duc Sang took big strides along a road covered with muddy coal sludge and dirt to the place that was his home until just three weeks ago. He climbed a rickety ladder that buckled under his weight to reach his neigh-bour's house overlooking a creek. From there, he crossed into his old home.

Doctors treat patients for free at clinic in Ha Noi Doctors treat patients for free at clinic in Ha Noi

For more than 20 years, Dang Thi Nhan, 67, has been waking up about 30 minutes earlier each day to bake cakes or prepare tea for two retired doctors in a clinic near her house in Ha Noi's Giap Bat Ward.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam 1    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".

Water resources, eroding land need saving Water resources, eroding land need saving

Water management has become a major topic of discussion in recent years among Viet Nam's lawmakers, experts and society. The country has been struggling to deal with water-related issues such as a rising sea level, land subsidence and saline intrusion in the Mekong Delta. Lawmakers and experts shared their views on water management with Viet Nam News reporters Thu Van and Hoang Anh.