Viet Nam, Sri Lanka to amplify trade: PM
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has proposed that Viet Nam and Sri Lanka strengthen their trade partnership while continuing to foster affiliation in investment, tourism, agriculture and seafood.
Deputy PM meets with new US ambassador
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh hosted a reception for newly-accredited US Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius, during which both sides agreed to work closely to organise activities celebrating the 20 th anniversary of diplomatic ties this year.
Law designed to ensure fair elections
Members of the National Assembly Standing Committee yesterday discussed the draft Law on the election of NA deputies and People's Councils in its first session after the Tet holiday, emphasizing fairness and transparency in the election process, and increasing the political representation of women and ethnic minorities.
VN emphasises its commitment to UN charter's principles
Viet Nam is committed to the purposes and principles of the United Nations charter and firmly believes that peace and diplomacy, law and reason should prevail, Nguyen Phuong Nga, the nation's Permanent Representative at the UN, has said.
President celebrates heroines' victory
President Truong Tan Sang yesterday attended the celebration of the 1,975th anniversary of the Trung sisters' Uprising at Hai Ba Trung Temple, a national relic site in Ha Noi's Me Linh District.
NA input on new airport awaited
The Standing Committee of the 13th National Assembly will give comments on investment and construction plans for Long Thanh Airport during its 35th session, which will start on Wednesday in Ha Noi.
Party officials condole Henri Martin's death
The Communist Party of Viet Nam's Central Committee has sent a message of condolences to the French Communist Party's National Council and to Henri Martin's family, following his death.
Leaders laud nation's progress, historic victories in Tet visits
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong paid a Tet visit to the growing Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park in Ha Noi and participated in a tree-planting festival on Sunday.
President pays New Year visit to Tay Ninh, Binh Duong
President Truong Tan Sang paid visits to the southern provinces of Tay Ninh and Binh Duong on February 20, the second day of the Lunar New Year festival.
President urges accelerating growth model renewal

President Truong Tan Sang has stressed the need to accelerate reforms, renew growth models and facilitate economic restructuring to increase the competitiveness of the economy, boost rapid and sustainable development, and successfully implement industrialisation and modernisation initiatives.

President Sang urges renewed growth
Viet Nam should renovate its growth model and facilitate economic restructuring in order to make the national economy more competitive and achieve rapid growth, says President Truong Tan Sang.
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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Wild peach branches disappear as demand rises Wild peach branches disappear as demand rises

It's hard to find ancient wild peach branches on sale in the northern mountainous province of Son La, due to their overexploitation by the local people.

Flower Road to be opened today Flower Road to be opened today

The Flower Road in HCM City's Ham Nghi Street will be opened to the public at 7pm today. Viet Nam News photographer Van Dat presents different images of the Flower Road, as seen through his lens.

Vietnamese consumer confidence "largely intact": Economist Vietnamese consumer confidence "largely intact": Economist

Vietnamese consumers started 2015 with their confidence broadly unchanged after a tumultuous 2014, ANZ Bank Economist Glenn Maguire said in a recent report.

Viet Nam ranks 10th worldwide in remittances Viet Nam ranks 10th worldwide in remittances

Viet Nam was among the top 10 countries in the world with the largest amount of remittances from abroad last year, with around US$12 billion, according to the Western Union company, which handles money transfers worldwide.

Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings

Viet Nam jumped up four steps in international football rankings, according to FIFA's latest list.