Vietnamese, Chinese military officials hold talks
Defence Minister General Phung Quang Thanh held talks with Vice Chairman of the Chinese Party Central Committee's Military Commission Fan Changlong in Beijing on Saturday before concluding his visit to China.
National Assembly convenes 8th session
The 8th session of the 13th National Assembly opened in Hanoi on October 20 with a heavy agenda loaded with a large number of bills serving the institutionalisation of the 2013 Constitution.
Scientists asked to study northwest development
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Saturday asked the country's scientists to study sustainable development in the northwest region.
Finnish delegation to share city planning experience
Smart-city solutions and deepened innovation and business cooperation between Viet Nam and Finland are on the agenda when Finland's Minister for Economic Affairs, Jan Vapaavuori, visits Ha Noi today and HCM City tomorrow.
Prime Minister wraps up Europe tour with visit to Pope Francis
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung met with Pope Francis and His Eminence Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of the Holy See during his visit to the Vatican on Saturday.
Party chief emphasises importance of culture
Culture is a measure of national progress on par with politics, the economy and the environment, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong said on Saturday to senior officials of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in Ha Noi.
German experts interested in PM's speech on East Sea
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung's important speech on security challenges in Asia, especially in the East Sea, delivered in Berlin, Germany on October 17, has attracted the special attention of the German press and academics.
French political parties treasure relations with Viet Nam
Regardless of differences in opinions and policies on domestic and international issues, political parties in France always treasure and hope to boost the relationship between their country and Viet Nam.
National Assembly to adopt new legislation
Deputies will adopt laws on vocational training, taxation and citizen identification, and pass two UN resolutions during the eighth session of the 13th National Assembly, which convenes Monday and ends November 28.
PM addresses ASEM summit
Viet Nam contributed three initiatives to the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit, which ended yesterday.
Party leader opens new school year
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong beat the drum to open the 2014-2015 academic year at Ha Noi's People's Security Academy (PSA) yesterday.
Do clothes make the man?

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Tan Son Nhat Airport on verge of overloading 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).

Capital to host biotechnology fair Capital to host biotechnology fair

A three-day fair on technology and biological equipment will take place in the capital on October 21 organised by the National Agency for Science and Information Technology.

Rhino horn demand falls after campaign Rhino horn demand falls after campaign

Vietnamese demand for rhinoceros horns decreased by 38 per cent within a year after a campaign was launched against the practice.

My Lai survivor writes book 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.