Daily Archives: December 5, 2020

Boeing’s updated 737 MAX completes first flight with media onboard

Boeing’s 737 MAX has staged its first post-grounding flight with media on board, as carriers seek to demonstrate to passengers that the redesigned jet is safe after a 20-month safety ban. In another display of confidence, European budget airline Ryanair

IBM warns hackers targeting COVID vaccine ‘cold chain’ supply process

IBM is sounding the alarm over hackers targeting companies critical to the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. The information technology company said in a blog post published on Thursday that it had uncovered “a global phishing campaign” focused on organizations associated

WHO praises ‘phenomenal’ promise of COVID vaccines

  The promise of COVID-19 vaccines is “phenomenal” and “potentially game-changing”, World Health Organization European director Hans Kluge said on Thursday, a day after Britain became the first Western country to approve a shot. Britain approved Pfizer Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine,

HCMC approves 1st bus rapid transit route

HCM city has given the green light for its first bus rapid transit line at a cost of more than 140 million USD and to be completed by 2023. Green bus route 1 will run 26 kilometers through Districts 1,

US to resume tourist visa appointments in Vietnam

The US Embassy in Hanoi and Consulate General in HCM city would open appointments for B1/B2 visas starting next week, following a nine-month suspension due to COVID-19.B1/B2 temporary visitor visa appointment slots would be opened starting December 7 and December

Canadian shares unforgettable experience in Vietnam since onset of COVID-19

Canadian-based CBC News has published a story about Sabrina Pinksen, a woman from the small town of Wild Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), Canada, who finds her experience living in Vietnam on the outset of COVID-19 unforgettable. Pinksen lived in

OECD predicts positive global economic outlook despite new COVID-19 wave

The outlook for the global economy is improving despite a second wave of coronavirus outbreaks in many countries as vaccines emerge and a Chinese-led recovery takes hold, the OECD said on Tuesday. The global economy will grow 4.2% next year

Lao PM visits Vietnam, co-chairs inter-governmental committee’s session

Lao Prime Minister ThonglounSisoulith is visiting Vietnam and co-chairing the 43rd session of the Vietnam – Laos inter-governmental committee from December 4 – 6. The visit is made at the invitation of Prime Minister Nguyen XuanPhuc. The holding of the 43rd 

Deputy PM addresses UNSC’s debate on UN-African Union cooperation

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh addressed a debate of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) regarding the cooperation between the UN and the African Union (AU), held on Friday. The debate was under the chair

Vietnam, Norway agree to maintain consultation mechanisms

Vietnam and Norway have agreed to maintain and intensify suitable consultation mechanisms to share information and viewpoints in search of a common voice and to intensify consensus in dealing with issues in the agenda of the United Nations Security Council.