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No adjustments to targets for 2014: PM Dung

Priority will be given to addressing issues relating to economic restructuring, GDP growth, macroeconomy, and solutions for easing business difficulties. It is necessary to work out feasible solutions for realising the 5.8% growth target for 2014, ensuring macro-economic stability, containing inflation, increasing the economy’s aggregate demand and credit growth, and reducing non-performing loans, he said.

Shells hit UN school in Gaza, kill 15

Several Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school used as shelter for refugees in the Gaza war early on Wednesday, killing at least 15 people and wounding 90, a Palestinian health official and a U.N. official said. Palestinians collect body parts in a classroom at the Abu Hussein U.N. school in Jebaliya refugee

A young Vietnamese bride killed in Jeollanam-do, RoK

Police in Jeollanam-do province south west of the Republic of Korea on July 29 found the dead body of a young Vietnamese woman in a local valley. Initial investigations show the victim, Do Thi My Tien, born in 1987 in Tay Ninh province, married a Korean man in 2004. She obtained the Korean nationality and

Six Dong Nai footballers prosecuted for gambling

The Supreme People’s Procuracy of Vietnam on July 29 decided to prosecute six Dong Nai FC players, who had been arrested for match fixing after a V-League match, for gambling and organising gambling. The players were among 10 people involved in the case, according to the Investigation Agency under the Ministry of Public Security. They were

US visa issuance delayed from technical problem

David McCawley, the senior representative of the US Consulate in Vietnam has announced that a computer problem has reduced their capacity to process visas.   Taking fingerprint The United States Department of State has been experiencing these problems, including power outages, since July 19. The glitch has caused an extensive global backlog of visa applications. 

China ambassador pledges to cement ties with Vietnam

At a reception in Hanoi on July 29 hosted by Nguyen Thien Nhan, Political Bureau member and President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, Hong said the China-Vietnam relationship, founded by late Presidents Mao Zedong of China and Ho Chi Minh of Vietnam, is a valuable asset of the two nations which should be

Flood control exercise held in central Vietnam

Authorities in Quang Tri Province conducted a flood control and rescue exercise on July 28 to be better prepared for the storm season. The exercise was held in Chi Lang District with the participation of more than 1,000 officials and employees of the armed forces and medical teams from all localities of Quang Tri Province.

Gay pride event to kick off in Hanoi

While the campaign to legalise same sex marriage in Vietnam may have stalled for the time being, enthusiasm remains high as the nation prepares for this year’s Viet Pride festival. Film screening: A poster for Vietnamese film Red over the Rainbow, which will be screened during the Viet Pride Festival alongside three foreign films. —

Exploring Thien Ha cave

Many have likened the experience of exploring Thien Ha cave in Ninh Binh Province to stepping into another world.   Those who visit Ninh Binh for its natural beauty would undoubtedly would profit from a trip to Thien Ha. The cave is the 200-metre-high Tuong Mountain, part of the mountain range that protected the old

Lao Cai residents evacuated from dangerous flood zones

Authorities in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai are working to finish the evacuation of the remaining 140 local households residing in and around areas vulnerable to floods and landslides as the rainy season begins.    Residents in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai passed the flooded Trat River in Bao Thang District.