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Defence Minister welcomes Japanese naval leader

Minister of National Defence General Phung Quang Thanh received visiting Admiral Kawano Katsutoshi, Chief of Staff of the Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF), in Hanoi on May 2. At the meeting, the General said that Vietnam-Japan defence cooperation has experienced new developments which are reflected by visits of the two defence ministries’ leaders and ... Read More »

Taxi driver fined VND20 million for overcharging foreign tourists

VietNamNet Bridge – A representative of the Hanoi-based Trung Viet Taxi firm has apologized to and returned the money to an Australian couple who had to pay nearly VND1 million ($47) for a 7km journey in Hanoi. Tourism official offers an apology to Australian tourist    In the afternoon of April 30, the police of Cau Giay District, Hanoi, summoned ... Read More »

Vietnamese bride hang herself in South Korea

VietNamNet Bridge – After seven years of marriage, Mrs. Truc was alleged to “willful suicide” in her husband’s house in the city of Busan. The victim’s family has asked the authorities to clarify the incident. Truc and her Korean husband. Photo provided by her family. In the afternoon of April 28, Mr. Phan Van Luc, from Hau Giang province, was ... Read More »

PM sends congratulations to Italian counterpart

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung sent a message of congratulations on May 2 to Enrico Letta on his assumption of Italy’s Prime Minister. The same day, Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh also sent his congratulations to Emma Bonino, Italy’s new Foreign Minister.-VNA Read More »

More swine flu cases in Lao Cai

VietNamNet Bridge – Three more swine flu cases have been confirmed in the northern mountain province of Lao Cai, bringing the total number of infections to eight. Treating swine flu patients in Lao Cai. (Photo: Thanhnien) Three students of the provincial boarding school were quarantined on April 29 after 37 out of nearly 500 students at the school had flu-like ... Read More »

Party Central Committee convenes seventh conference

The Communist Party of Vietnam’s Central Committee (CPVCC) convened its seventh conference in Hanoi on May 2, presided over by General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong. During the ten-day event, CPVCC members will consider ways to perfect political systems from the central to grassroots levels, reform and enhance the Party leadership in mass mobilisation work, the amendments to the 1992 Constitution, ... Read More »

Heavy rains, whirlwinds injure six people

VietNamNet Bridge – Heavy rains, accompanied by whirlwinds, have injured at least six people, destroyed thousands of houses and damaged hundreds of hectares of crops in several northern, central and central highlands localities. Illustrative image. (Photo: VNA) The calamity hit the northern mountainous provinces of Ha Giang, Lai Chau, Son La, Lao Cai and Yen Bai, central Binh Dinh Province ... Read More »

More than 100 die on roads during long weekend

VietNamNet Bridge – More than 100 people died in traffic accidents throughout Viet Nam during the five-day holiday to mark Liberation and May Day.  More than 100 people died in traffic accidents throughout Viet Nam during the five-day holiday to mark Liberation and May Day.— Photo vnexpress According to the Road and Railway Traffic Police Department, during the period, 240 ... Read More »

Hanoi to grant foreign home rights

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ha Noi People’s Committee has agreed to grant certificates of land-use rights and house ownership, known in Viet Nam as a “red book”, to overseas Vietnamese and foreigner home buyers. The Ha Noi People’s Committee has agreed to grant certificates of land-use rights and house ownership, known in Viet Nam as a “red book”, to overseas ... Read More »