India raps ‘unacceptable’ US surveillance


NEW DELHI, July 31 - India’s foreign minister told her visiting counterpart John Kerry on Thursday that US surveillance of an ally was “unacceptable” following allegations that Washington’s National Security Agency targeted the ruling party.

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Kerry says US still ‘hopeful’ for Gaza ceasefire


NEW DELHI, July 31 – US Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday he remained hopeful for a ceasefire in the Gaza conflict but declined to predict when.

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Jetstar Pacific begins ticket sales for HCMC-Thanh Hoa route


(CPV) - The low-cost carrier Jetstar Pacific (JPA) on July 31 said it will open ticket sales for new flight route connecting Ho Chi Minh city to Thanh Hoa from August 1. The new air route will be operated on September 5 this year by A320 aircraft … [Continue reading]

Vietnam-UK trade exchange grows firmly

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Two-way trade between Vietnam and the UK reached more than USD2 billion (GBP 1.2) in the first five months this year. According to the Vietnam Commercial Office at the Vietnamese Embassy in the UK, in the first four months this year, Vietnam-UK … [Continue reading]

State budget collection fulfils 57.3% of year’s estimate

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Total state budget collection as at July 15, was estimated at VND448.9 trillion, 57.3% of the year's estimate, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO). Of this, domestic collection yielded VND302.9 trillion, 56.2% of the year's estimate, … [Continue reading]

Additional 42,000 businesses formed in first seven months

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(CPV) - Vietnam saw 5,083 newly-established businesses in July, with a total registered capital of VND31.5 trillion, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO). These figures witnessed a 16.5% decrease in number of businesses and a 45% … [Continue reading]

Mangroves planting for a green Ha Long bay


The Ha Long Bay Management Board, in collaboration with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), have organized a mangroves planting festival in Dau Go cave on July 31. The event lured the participation of around 60 volunteers from JICA, … [Continue reading]

Quang Ninh bagged 4 medals at the National Junior Pencak Silat tour

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The National Junior Pencak Silat tour took place from July 22-28 in Son La province Sports Competition Center, luring 411 athletes from 26 delegations. Athletes competed in three categories: the 12-14 years old age group (20 events), the 15-17 years … [Continue reading]

Academy of Logistics holds graduation ceremony

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PANO - The Academy of Logistics, on July 30th, held a graduation ceremony for the 2013-2014 school year, in presence of Lieutenant General Pham Xuan Hung, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People's Army. … [Continue reading]

Government funds the search for martyrs

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Colonel Nguyen Anh Dung, Vietnamese Defence Attaché to Cambodia, on July 30th handed over a fund for dissemination work for the search and repatriation of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers who died while serving international obligation in Cambodia, to … [Continue reading]