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.
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 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.
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.
President salutes nation's doctors
President Truong Tan Sang hosted a reception for outstanding physicians and health officials to mark the 60th anniversary of Viet Nam Doctors' Day in Ha Noi yesterday.
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.
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.