Daily Archives: January 12, 2020

11 migrants dead after boat capsizes off western Turkey

11 migrants, including eight children, died after their boat capsized off Turkey's western coast, state-owned Anadolu agency reported on Saturday. The boat sank off Cesme, a popular tourist resort in western Turkey opposite the Greek island of Chios, ...

Photographer shows love for Hanoi

The old roofs, street corners, vendors and remarkable architecture are the soul of Hanoi, according to photographer Nguyen Viet Thanh, who is showcasing 30 photos of the capital in an exhibition. With the title "Hanoi in One's Eyes", the exhibition

No bubble but land prices might increase: ministry

While there are few, if any, signs of the real estate bubble bursting in 2020, the Ministry of Construction said that land prices could increase in some areas. Those areas included planned special economic zones and new urban areas with

Kim-Trump personal relations not enough to resume US-North Korea talks

North Korea received birthday greetings to its leader Kim Jong Un from US President Donald Trump, but their personal relationship is not enough for a return to talks, according to a statement published on Saturday by state news agency

PM meets leaders and former central leaders of Party organizations

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has met former and current Party and State leaders in the central region ahead of the traditional lunar New Year. Addressing the meeting on Sunday, the Prime Minister briefed delegates on positive outcomes in national

Vietnamese communities abroad celebrate Tet

The Vietnamese Embassy in the US held a meeting on January 10 to celebrate the traditional lunar New Year. Ambassador Ha Kim Ngoc highlighted Vietnam's socio-economic development achievements in 2019, and praised contribution by the Vietnamese communit...

Vietnam chairs first meeting of ASEAN Committee in New York

The first meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Committee was held in New York on Friday, focusing discussion on activities and priorities of ASEAN member states this year. Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, head of the Vietnamese perman...

Ukraine gives money to families of Iran crash victims

Ukraine will pay 8,350 USD each to the families of those who died in a plane crash in Iran this week, Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk said on Saturday. He said Ukraine International Airlines will make payments to the families

Vietjet Air launches new routes linking Can Tho with Taiwan, RoK

Budget carrier Vietjet Air on January 12 launched two new air routes linking the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho with Taipei of Taiwan and Seoul of the Republic of Korea (RoK). The Can Tho - Taipei route operates four

OVs in Czech Republic celebrate lunar New Year

A ceremony was held at the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague on Saturday by the Vietnamese Youth and Students Association to welcome the new lunar year 2020. Participants took part in wrapping square sticky rice cakes, folk games,