Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung hosted a reception for the head of United Nations agencies in Viet Nam in Ha Noi yesterday to mark the 69th year of the founding of the world organisation .
The fifth Vietnam-Japan Strategic Partnership Dialogue was held in Ha Noi yesterday under the chair of Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Ho Xuan Son and his Japanese counterpart Shinsuke Sugiyama.
Viet Nam defends island sovereignty
Vice spokeswoman for Viet Nam's Foreign Ministry Pham Thu Hang yesterday answered reporters' questions relating to China's construction of an airport on Chu Thap (Stone Cross) in Viet Nam's Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelago.
PM to pay official visit to India
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his wife will visit India from October 27 to 29, according to the Foreign Ministry.
Tanzanian president to visit VN
President of Tanzania Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete will make a State-level visit to Viet Nam from October 26-28 at the invitation of President Truong Tan Sang, the Foreign Ministry announced yesterday.
VN sends condolences to Australia
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung conveyed a message of sympathy over the death of former Australian PM Gough Whitlam to his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott on Tuesday.
VFF to work with Singapore group
The Viet Nam Fatherland Front Central Committee (VFFCC) and the People's Association of Singapore signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on co-operation for the 2014-2016 period in Ha Noi yesterday.
Cuban journalists visit Ha Noi
Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Bac Son received the Vice Chairperson of the Cuban Journalists' Association Barbara Virginia Doval Martinez in Ha Noi yesterday.
NA official greets China counterpart
National Assembly Vice Chairman Uong Chu Luu expressed his hope for stronger co-operation between the Viet Nam Peace Committee (VPC) and the Chinese People's Association for Peace and Disarmament (CPAPD) for the benefit of Viet Nam and China.
VN told to prepare for TPP by complying with int'l regulations
The US wanted Viet Nam to comply with international regulations on intellectual property, the environment and labour in order to facilitate the conclusion of Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, visiting Trade Representative Michael Froman told President Truong Tan Sang in Ha Noi yesterday.
NA: new law must protect nation's seas
National Assembly deputies yesterday stressed the need to remove current shortcomings in the protection of Viet Nam's marine resources and environment as also national sovereignty over the nation's seas.
Stricter requirements for learner drivers?

Earlier this week, a learner driver in Dak Lak province crashed her seven-seater car into a busy market, killing two people and injured eight others.

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Woman steps up in fight to tackle drugs 2    Woman steps up in fight to tackle drugs

Since for Le Thi Nga "to live is to give," she thought nothing about joining the neighbourhood watch in her fourth quarter in District 1's Cau Kho Ward in 2009.

Tan Son Nhat Airport on verge of overloading 1    Tan Son Nhat Airport on verge of overloading

HCM City's Tan Son Nhat Airport will be stretched beyond capacity in the next two years, making construction of the new Long Thanh airport in Dong Nai Province more urgent than ever, experts warn.

BIDV teams up with Japanese banks to facilitate investment BIDV teams up with Japanese banks to facilitate investment

The Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam (BIDV) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with two Japanese banks, namely Minato Bank and the Bank of Yokohama (BOY).

My Lai survivor writes book 1    My Lai survivor writes book

Pham Thanh Cong, 57, was one of only a dozen survivors of 1968's infamous My Lai massacre. More than four decades later, he has written a book about the mass murder, in which American soldiers killed 504 unarmed civilians.

Imported brews, grub at Ha Noi's Oktoberfest 1    Imported brews, grub at Ha Noi's Oktoberfest

A celebration of Germany's Oktoberfest will be held in Ha Noi on Thursday and Friday.