Deputy PM marks two decades of country's contributions to ASEAN
Today, 20 years ago, Viet Nam officially became a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). As the country celebrates this monumental event, the year 2015 also witnesses the 48th anniversary of the bloc's establishment (August 8, 1967 – August 8, 2015). On these occasions, Viet Nam News prints an article written by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh.
Viet Nam, Brazil aim to build new connections
Viet Nam wants to ramp up mutually beneficial co-ordination across the board with Brazil, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said yesterday.
President sends off IMF chief
President Truong Tan Sang has asked the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to continue supporting Viet Nam both financially and through policy consultations.
PM Cameron to visit Viet Nam
UK Prime Minister David Cameron will start a two-day visit to Viet Nam on Wednesday at the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Tan Dung.
VNA boosts ties with Mexican new agency
The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and the Notimex Mexican News Agency have signed a co-operation agreement for the 2015-2016 period to provide domestic and international information services in news, photos, and audiovisual products.
China's maritime actions a cause for global concern
China's construction of oil rigs and artificial islands in the East Sea were illegal, an international seminar was told in HCM City on Saturday.
PM greets leading woman scientist
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday hosted a reception for Vietnamese-American Professor Luu Le Hang who has won a number of top world prizes for her discoveries, including the Shaw Prize in astronomy and Kavli Prize in astrophysics.
Party group visits Laos  to strengthen ties
A delegation of the Party Central Committee's Commission for External Relations led by the commission's chairman Hoang Binh Quan is visiting Laos to strengthen bonds with the country.
Legal experts to discuss China's Spratly reclamation
Local and international law experts plan to discuss the consequences and threats created from China's unprecedented reclamation works in the Spratlys archipelago at a conference to be held today, the rector of HCM City University of Law has said.
President praises Ba Ria-Vung Tau
State President Truong Tan Sang has praised the success of the fishing industry in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province.
Vietnamese ambassador bids farewell to Italy
Italian President Sergio Mattarella hosted a reception in Rome on July 23 for Vietnamese Ambassador to Italy Nguyen Hoang Long, who was bidding farewell at the end of his tenure.
What do you think about using dummy cops instead of real ones in Viet Nam?

A traffic officer that works 24 hours a day and never gets tired actually exists…in the form a cardboard cut-out in Can Tho Province.


Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water 1    Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water

By the time Nguyen Thi Thung, grey-haired and sporting traditional ba ba brown clothes, stops her motorbike near the gates of Ha Noi Cancer Hospital, patients, relatives and street vendors holding empty bottles are already queued up.

Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane

The national flagship carrier Vietnam Airlines held a ceremony on July 2 to receive its first Airbus 350-900 aircraft and announce its upgrade service quality programme and new brand identifying system, marking a major step in bringing the airline into the international arena.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam

Pham Ba Lu swore thousands of times that he "would not live under the same sky as the United States".