Category Archives: Politics

Vietnam promotes multifaceted cooperation with Austria

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc told the new Austrian Ambassador to Vietnam that Vietnam hopes to develop its traditional friendship and multifaceted cooperation with Austria.

During a reception for Ambassador …

Ho Chi Minh City leader hails Vietnam-US ties

Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan said he hopes Vietnam and the US will boost cooperation in start-ups.

At a reception on Wednesday for the US Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel Kritenbrin…

6,000 children get free heart surgery

The 6,000th child with heart disease has just received free surgery under a program funded by the VinaCapital Foundation, said the foundation's CEO Robin King Austin on Tuesday.

The child is 5-year-old Truong Thi M…

President welcomes new foreign ambassadors to Vietnam

President Tran Dai Quang hosted separate receptions in Hanoi on Tuesday for newly-appointed ambassadors of Sudan, Peru, Zambia, Afghanistan, Namibia and Bolivia.

At his meeting with Sudanese Ambassador Mohame…

Libya: 83 deaths, injuries in Mitiga attack

At least 20 people were killed and 63 wounded, 3 of them seriously, in a clash between an armed group and authorities at Mitiga Airport near Tripoli on Monday, Libya's Health Ministry reported.

Local media said autom…

Palestinian leaders urge PLO to suspend recognition of Israel

Palestinian leaders have called for the suspension of recognition of Israel, in response to US President Donald Trump's acknowledgement of Jerusalem as Israel's capital

On Monday, they overwhelmingly voted to o…

Trump: Program protecting young illegal immigrants ‘probably’ dead

US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that a program that protects illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children from being deported would probably be discontinued.

Deferred Action for Childhood …

Russia: Israeli settlements eliminate chances for peace

The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday that the building of new Israeli settlements in West Bank undermined the two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

According to the ministry's statem…

HCM City hosts Taste of the World festival

The diverse cuisines of Vietnam and foreign countries are being introduced at the 12th Taste of the World festival, which opened in Ho Chi Minh City, on Thursday.

Some 100 booths are arranged into zones, including an …

Russia Denounces US Senate Report on Meddling as ‘Unfounded’

Russia has denounced a U.S. Senate report which accuses the Kremlin of election meddling with the intent to undermine democracies, saying it is "unfounded" and damaging for relations between the two countries.

U.…

Thailand urged to contribute to water security

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc called on his Thai counterpart to make greater contribution to safeguarding water security.

The Vietnamese PM made the point on January 10 while meeting with Thai PM Prayuth Chan-ocha on the side…

Media: Vietnam Seeks Sentences for Former PetroVietnam Officials

Prosecutors in Vietnam were seeking jail terms on Thursday for a former member of the country's ruling politburo and a high-profile former official of an oil firm, domestic media said.

Dinh La Thang, the most senior …

China’s Interest in Riverine Development Evident at Mekong River Summit

In March 2016, while chairing the first summit on the Beijing-initiated Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC), Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, in a speech, cited an anonymous Southeast Asian proverb: "When gentl…

VIETNAM’S CREDIT GROWTH FORECAST AT 19 PCT IN 2018

HANOI, Vietnam -- Vietnam's credit growth is much likely to stand at 18-19 percent in 2018, similar to the rates in the last three years, the National Financial Supervisory Commission said on Monday.

This year, the p…