President in Berlin
President Truong Tan Sang and his spouse along with Viet Nam's high-ranking delegation arrived at the Berlin-Tegel International Airport yesterday.
Condolences offered for death of RoK ex-President
President Truong Tan Sang sent condolences to the Republic of Korea (RoK) over the decease of the country's ex-President Kim Young-sam on Monday.
A number of thorny matters stemming from the East Sea situation relating to on-the-spot developments, military strategies and international law application were raised during an international conference which closed yesterday in southern Vung Tau City.
Viet Nam, China boost practical prosecution ties
Chief Judge of the Supreme People's Court of Viet Nam Truong Hoa Binh and his Chinese counterpart Cao Jianming discussed measures to enhance procuracy ties in a pragmatic and effective manner during their working session in Beijing yesterday.
NA votes in support of transgender rights
The country's lawmakers voted to recognise the rights of people who underwent gender reassignment surgeries during a National Assembly (NA) session that took place yesterday in Ha Noi.
Vision needed for East Sea stability
Southeast Asian countries must develop a long-term vision to build peace, stability and development in the region, particularly in light of the ongoing East Sea (South China Sea) dispute...
President Sang to visit Germany
President Truong Tan Sang will have a three-day visit to Germany starting from today at the invitation of German President Joachim Gauck in order to boost the strategic partnership between the two countries.
National Assembly mulls whether legal adult age should be 16 or 18
National Assembly deputies yesterday were divided when discussing changing the age of responsibility of children as part of the draft revised Law on Child Protection, Care and Education...
ASEAN Community officially formed in landmark declaration
The ASEAN Community was officially declared yesterday by leaders of the 10 member states of ASEAN in a landmark moment promising greater regional integration for the 48-year-old group.
PM urges peaceful East Sea resolution
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung urged ASEAN and partner countries to focus their links across education, narrowing the development gap, agriculture, connectivity, sub-regional collaboration and coping with non-traditional security challenges.
NA deputies discuss Law on Belief, Religion
NA deputies yesterday questioned a regulation in the draft Law on Belief and Religion which states the state will officially recognise a religious institution only when it has run for at least 10 years, saying it is "scientifically baseless".


Environmental issues hinder new rural areas Environmental issues hinder new rural areas

In the five years since the Government put in place Decision No 49/QD-TTg on 19 criteria for new-style rural areas for the 2010-20 period, the majority of communes across the nation fail to meet the 17th criterion on environment. Both local and central authorities find it difficult to fill all five norms, as set down.

Baby vaccinations remain a cause for concern Baby vaccinations remain a cause for concern

Parents are concerned about post-vaccine reactions after the recent death of babies after receiving Quinvaxem vaccine, although the Health Ministry has repeatedly confirmed the safety of the vaccine.

Photos strengthen confidence of Mong girls Photos strengthen confidence of Mong girls

Wearing her most beautiful dress, Vu Thi Vu smiles broadly as she shows to her friends one of her photos which are on display at the Can Chu Phin secondary school in Meo Vac district of northernmost Ha Giang Province.

Lack of fire safety a risk in high-rises Lack of fire safety a risk in high-rises

Negligence and ignorance of fire safety regulations by both investors and residents at high-rise buildings have again come to the fore following the latest blaze in Ha Noi.