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Monthly Archives: August 2014

Vietnam, EU accelerate FTA negotiations

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh made the proposal during talks with European Commission (EC) Vice President and Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton, in Hanoi on August 12. Deputy PM Pham Binh Minh (R) welcomes EC Vice President Catherine Ashton in Hanoi Minh underscored the importance of an early ratification of the PCA

Facebook accounts locked in Vietnam

Today, August 12, Facebook suddenly locked the accounts of many users in Vietnam for security reasons. Notification The move was a surprise to many account-holders, who were sent a message saying that there was suspicious activity detected. “It’s likely that your account was compromised as a result of entering your password on a website designed

Flash floods hit Lai Chau, 7 killed and missing

A sea of mud swept away a house in Thac Tinh village, Tam Duong town at around 02.00 in the morning. Five people sleeping in the house were reportedly killed or missing. “Seeing water submerge the house, my parents woke us up. I immediately ran out of the house, but my parents did not,” Tan

Kayak fishing on the De Vong River

There are a number of reasons visitors flock to Hoian, including its lovely beaches, colourful old streets and its unique nighttime charm, but one lesser-known reasons is its peaceful and bountiful rivers. This small town is home to three large rivers: the Thu Bon, the Truong Giang, and the De Vong, which meet at Cua

Indonesian fishermen rescued by Vietnamese ship

A Vietnamese ship rescued 10 Indonesians sailors whose vessel apparently had an accident and drifted out to sea. The incident occurred on August 11 morning. Soon after, an SOS signal was received by the HCM City Coastal Radio Station System. The vessel able to come to the rescue was the FS Glory, operated by Vien

Multilateral diplomacy – important part of Vietnam’s foreign policy: PM

Multilateral diplomacy forms an important part of Vietnam’s policy on external relations and international integration, said Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung at a multilateral diplomacy conference which opened in Hanoi on August 12. PM Dung speaks at the conference. The government leader said multilateral diplomacy is an effective way to carry out Vietnam’s foreign policy

Stamp set “Vietnamese primates” issued

The collection consists of three stamps and one souvenir sheet depicting some endangered primates. Addressing the ceremony in Hanoi on August 11, Forest Use Department Director General Cao Chi Cong said that Vietnam is a country rich in biodiversity with a remarkable number of primate taxa. According to the inventory data, 26 taxa of primate are

Over 6.5kg heroin seized at Noi Bai International Airport

Customs inspectors noticed some lumpiness in luggage belonging to Dinh Dac Khanh when making a routine check for contraband of Flight VN593 from Hong Kong to Hanoi on August 10. Upon further investigation, they found 12 cans containing yellow powder tucked away in Khanh’s suitcases. A quick test indicated that 6 cans tested positive for

Traffic accident injures 20

A passenger vehicle traveling from Quang Ngai Province to the Central Highlands crashed into a car this morning, August 11, leaving  at least 20 people injured.   Front end seriously damaged The incident occurred in Pho Duc District, Quang Ngai Province, when the 29-seat bus was picking up passengers on the way to Dak Lak

Philanthropist killed on charity mission

HCM City police are investigating a case in which a philanthropist was killed while giving out free meals to the homeless.    Crime scene The man, a 25-year-old charity worker known in the community, was killed on August 10 evening near the intersection of Le Quang Sung and Pham Dinh Ho. According to witnesses, the