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Beyonce drops another surprise album

  Beyonce Knowles performs onstage during 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Field on 14 April 2018 in Indio, California. AFP Photo  WASHINGTON — Beyonce, the queen of surprise and so much else, has again dropped a record with no warning: a live album to go with an upcoming Netflix documentary on her ... Read More »

Exhibition showcases Russian assistance to Việt Nam in war time

  The exhibits include uniforms and personal items belong to Vietnamese soldiers. MOSCOW — An exhibition highlighting the assistance of the Russian military to Việt Nam during the war has been opened in Saint Petersburg, the country’s second-largest city. The exhibition “Vietnam, Your Pain In My Heart” opened on Thursday at the Russian Museum of Military Medicine, and consists of ... Read More »

Art exhibition features VN, French artists

  “Sài Gòn, cây xanh và đổ nát” (Sài Gòn, Trees and Destruction), a gouache sketch by Freddy Nadolny Poustochkine. Photo courtesy of the organiser HCM CITY – “Nhựa Cây Vẫn Chảy” (The Sap Still Runs), an art exhibition featuring works by Freddy Nadolny Poustochkine of France and Trương Công Tùng of Việt Nam, will open at Sàn Arts in ... Read More »

Honey season in Hưng Yên

  HEALTHY HONEY: Honey from longan flowers is famed for its fragrance and nutritious value. VNA/VNS Photo Phạm Kiên At the end of spring, when longan trees start to flower, it’s honey collecting season. In big longan fields and small gardens in the northern province of Hưng Yên, rows of bee nesting boxes are placed in long lines, offering a ... Read More »

Art house director works on war-themed movie

HÀ NỘI – The central province of Quảng Bình, which served as the setting for American blockbuster film Kong: Skull Island, is once again in use as a natural studio. This time, Vietnamese war-themed movie Truyền Thuyết Về Quán Tiên (Legend of Quán Tiên) is filming in the stunning area. The movie, adapted from a novel of the same name ... Read More »

King Ngô Quyền commemorated at weekend event

HÀ NỘI — Authorities in Hà Nội will host various cultural activities to celebrate the 1,080th anniversary of King Ngô Quyền’s ascent to the throne in Cổ Loa Citadel (in 939), now in Đông Anh District in the northern outskirts of Hà Nội.   Cổ Loa Special Relic Site will host various cultural activities to celebrate the 1,080th anniversary of Ngô Quyền’s ... Read More »

VN Book Day encourages reading habit

Books fairs tend to attract young readers. Concerned agencies have made many efforts to encourage people to read more. — Photo   HÀ NỘI The annual Việt Nam Book Day (April 21) kicked off yesterday in Hà Nội with various activities at Thống Nhất Park and the National Library. A highlight of the day is the 6th Việt Nam Book ... Read More »

UNESCO to co-host renowned VN teacher’s death anniversary

  A statue of great teacher Chu Văn An (1292-1370) placed at Hà Nội’s Literature Temple. — Photo HÀ NỘI – The executive board of UNESCO met on Tuesday in Paris and decided to co-organise activities alongside the Vietnamese government to commemorate the 650th death anniversary of educator Chu Văn An (1292-1370) next year. The board approved Việt Nam’s ... Read More »

International Magic Festival 2019 opens in HCM City

  Magician Nguyễn Tuấn Minh of HCM City will introduce his art at the first International Magic Festival 2019, which opens in HCM City on April 26.  — Photo by Ngọc Hân   HCM CITY — The first International Magic Festival 2019 will open in HCM City next week to celebrate the 44th anniversary of Reunification Day on April 30 ... Read More »

Festival to highlight friendship of Việt Nam, South Korea

    Designer Lan Hương will present a latest collection of áo dài (traditional long dress). — VNS Photo Chí Linh  HÀ NỘI — A fashion show featuring traditional costumes of Việt Nam and South Korea will highlight ‘We Are Together Festival 2019’ which will take place on April 27-28 in Suwon. This is the third edition of the annual ... Read More »