Daily Archives: October 17, 2020

“Joining hands for the poor” program 2020 launched

The national program “Joining hands for the poor” 2020 will be launched on Saturday to call for organizations and individuals to work together for poor people. Over the last 4 years, the program has raised 16 trillion VND (about 700

Religious organizations donate to Fund for the poor

The Vietnam Fatherland Front received 3 billion VND from religious organizations and individuals to the Fund for the Poor on Friday. On behalf of religious organizations, Monk Thich Bao Nghiem, Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Vietnam Bu...

Digital transformation helps businesses develop after COVID-19

The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry organized the ASEAN Startups Forum 2020 on Friday discussing policies and mechanisms to promote cooperation among startups of ASEAN countries. VCCI Chairman Vu Tien Loc, who is also Head of the National Star...

Vietnam enters 45th straight day without locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases

Vietnam recorded no new COVID-19 cases over on Saturday, leaving the national count at 1,124, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control. As such, the country has entered the 45th straight day without locally-trans...

US rejects Putin’s proposal on New START extension

The White House on Friday rejected Russian President Vladimir Putin's proposal earlier in the day to extend the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) for at least one year without conditions. US President Donald Trump's National Security Advi...

France: Teacher decapitated, suspect shot dead by police

A French teacher, who had recently shown students cartoons of the Prophet Muhammed, was beheaded outside his school in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, a suburb west of Paris on Friday. The man suspected of the beheading was an 18-year-old born in Moscow and

European countries ‘deeply concerned’ over Israeli settlement construction

Several European countries have condemned Israel's move to build thousands of new homes in the occupied West Bank, saying they were "deeply concerned" by the development. According to the joint statement signed by France, Germany, the United Kingdom, I...

EU to strengthen counter-coronavirus cooperation at highest level: Council President

The heads of states and governments of the European Union have agreed to reinforce the cooperation and make the coordination regular around issues pertaining to the fight against COVID-19, European Council President Charles Michel said on Friday. Speak...

Nearly 22 million Americans break record by voting early in US election

More than 22 million Americans have already cast ballots in the 2020 election in the context of COVID-19 pandemic that has transformed the way the nation votes. The 22.2 million ballots submitted as of Friday night represents 16 per cent

US grants 100,000 USD aid to storm Linfa-affected victims

The United State will grant 100,000 USD in disaster relief to help Vietnam to address the immediate humanitarian needs of vulnerable communities in areas most affected by tropical storm Linfa. The aid will be channeled by the United States Agency