Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh held a reception in Ha Noi yesterday for Russia's First Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Titov during his working visit to Viet Nam.
Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai thanked former UK Prime Tony Blair for his contributions towards fostering Viet Nam-UK co-operation, while welcoming him in Ha Noi yesterday.
Deputy Foreign Minister Ha Kim Ngoc welcomed Rose Gottemoeller, the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, US State Department, during her first visit to Viet Nam yesterday.
Public Security Minister Tran Dai Quang received Dan Harel, Director-General of the Israeli Ministry of Defence, in Ha Noi yesterday.
13 trucks carrying 700 tons of coal seized
Thirteen trucks transporting 700 tons of coal illegally were seized yesterday. According to the authorities, the coal reportedly belonged to the Hon Gai Coal Company in Ha Khanh Ward, Ha Long city.
Viet Nam, Israel enhance defence ties
Defence Minister General Phung Quang Thanh has asked the defence ministries of Viet Nam and Israel to accelerate the implementation of their agreements in order to further strengthen bilateral cooperation in defence.
Deputy PM calls for conference security
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked relevant agencies to work to ensure security and safety for the upcoming 132nd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU-132) in Ha Noi.
Crime probes must avoid errors: NA
The National Assembly Standing Committee yesterday discussed the draft Law on Criminal Investigations.
Get well wishes sent to Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday wished former Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew a speedy recovery. The island nation's first Prime Minister, 91, has been hospitalised with severe pneumonia.
Deputy FM leads delegation to UN human rights meeting
Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Cuong will lead a delegation to attend the four-day (March 2-5) senior level segment of the 28th session of the Human Rights Council.
VN, UK to strengthen strategic ties
Viet Nam and the United Kingdom focused on issues surrounding international economic integration, national defence-security and recent global developments during their fourth strategic dialogue in Ha Noi yesterday.
Should modern parents give a dowry? 2   

Last week, Viet Nam News asked its readers about whether Vietnamese parents should give their daughter a big dowry - money and/or valuable jewelry - as a token of parental love and also financial support as she leaves to set up her home elsewhere.

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Confiscated bikes set for charity sale Confiscated bikes set for charity sale

The National Traffic Safety Committee plans to sell motorbikes and bicycles driving on expressways that have been banned for their use.

Cycling race escort dies in accident Cycling race escort dies in accident

A member of a motorbike escort group for the Binh Duong Open International Women's Bike Race died yesterday after being hit by a motorbike tour group.

Vietnamese cuisine book journeys out of 5-star resort's kitchen Vietnamese cuisine book journeys out of 5-star resort's kitchen

The five-star Furama Resort has released a 120-page cookbook titled A Journey Through Viet Nam's Cuisine, featuring recipes from the resort's culinary library.

HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels

A series of activities on climate change and energy have been launched by 350.org Viet Nam aimed at raising people's awareness about the threat of a carbon bubble.

Da Nang to teach archipelago history Da Nang to teach archipelago history

The history of Da Nang and its relationship with the Hoang Sa Archipelago (Paracel Islands) will be introduced into the curricula at secondary and high schools in the central coastal city this year, officials have announced.