Government News 7/11

PM Nguyen Tan Dung to attend 25th ASEAN Summit Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung will lead a Vietnamese delegation to the 25th Summit and related meetings of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at the invitation of Myanmar's President Thein Sein. The event is due to take place in Myanmar's capital city of Nay Pyi Taw on November 12 - 13. The 24th ASEAN Summit was also held in the city on May 10 - 11, 2014, focusing on the solidarity and leading role of the bloc in issues related … [Read more...]

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Concert in HCM CityScreening of "Radio Star" Fri 18 Jul 2014, 8 pm L'Espace 24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội You are invited to the film screening "Radio Stars" (French, 2012, 100 mins) directed by Romain Levy. It won 3 prizes at Alpe d'Huez International Comedy Film Festival 2012. "An unprecedented radio trip in history. An original and punchy comedy." For more information about synopsis, please see L'Espace website (in French) or refer to the Vietnamese version of this post. Language: French with … [Read more...]

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung successfully ends his visits abroad

The Prime Minister meets French President Francois Hollande. Photo: VNAThe Prime Minister meets his German counterpart Angela Merkel. Photo: Duc Tam - VNA

Vietnam's Imprints in La Haye The 3rd Nuclear Security Summit in La Haye drew special attention from the world media because of not only the participation of leaders of many powerful countries but also the issue of nuclear security and safety always being a major concern of human beings. The Vietnamese delegation led by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung attended all seven plenary sessions and proposed eight among 15 initiatives given at the summit that are related to nuclear information … [Read more...]

From The Hague to Havana and Port-au-Prince

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VGP - PM Nguyen Tan Dung completed a tour to attend the 3rd Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, the Netherlands and pay official visits to Cuba and Haiti from March 23-28. In the Netherlands, Prime Minister Dung joined world leaders in discussions to make this world better shield from the nuclear spectre and took advantage of every movement for bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the 3rd nuclear security summit in the Netherlands just within two days. PM Dung fully participated in … [Read more...]

Social Headlines January 28

Former Deputy Minister Receives JICA Award Former Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Cao Viet Sinh was granted the Japan International Agency (JICA) Contribution Award on January 23. This award honors his contributions to Vietnam-Japan relations. JICA Vietnam Chief Representative Mori Mutsuya and fellow sponsors highly appreciated Mr. Sinh's strong negotiation skills and coordination. JICA's Contribution Award is offered to local and foreign individuals and organizations to recognize … [Read more...]

List of weekend entertainment events

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Have you got a plan for this weekend? Tuoitrenews recommends some entertainment events you might want to take a look at for you days off. ">" class="attachment-medium aligncenter" rel="lightbox" />Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in V" /> In Hanoi, the remake of last year's famous art project "Goc Pho Danh Vong" (The Corner of Fame) is being brought on stage on July 5, 6 and 7 at the Worker Theatre. This year's show will remake last year's musical featuring excerpts from … [Read more...]

GM Thanh An tops Chess World Cup qualifiers

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Female chess grandmaster Nguyen Thi Thanh An is leading the 2013 Chess World Cup qualifying round after finishing her first five matches undefeated in the Philippines on January 25. Female chess grandmaster Nguyen Thi Thanh An is leading the 2013 Chess World Cup qualifying round after finishing her first five matches undefeated in the Philippines on January 25. An is now one point ahead of Mongolian top seed Munggultuul Balkhuyat,who was held to a draw by Indonesia’s Aulia Warda Medina. Two … [Read more...]

VN masters dominate continental championships

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HA NOI (VNS)- Vietnamese masters dominated the Asian Zone 3.3 Chess Championships' Women's Division in the Philippines, with five athletes in the top eight after the fifth round yesterday. Women's Grandmaster (WGM) Nguyen Thi Thanh An led the rankings with 4.5 points after four wins and one draw. An, seeded No 6, defeated teammate WGM Pham Le Thao Nguyen - who is now ranked fourth - yesterday. Her next rival will be Women's International Master (WIM) Aulia Medina Warda of … [Read more...]

Breakfast @ Tuoitrenews – January 5

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Tuoitrenews briefs you on some of the main stories published today, January 5, on Vietnamese media. -- The Hai Phong City People’s Procuracy has charged Doan Van Vuon, 49, and his three relatives, with murder for their violent resistance against law enforcers who executed a decision to withdraw over 40 hectares of land from Vuon in the city's Tien Lang District in January 2012. Their resistance caused injury to 6 police officers and soldiers. -- The Binh Thuan Province People's Court … [Read more...]

Vietnamese-American gets life sentence for robbery

The Binh Thuan Province People's Court yesterday sentenced 37-year-old Vietnamese-American Nguyen Mark Joseph and one of his accomplices, Nguyen Van Hai, 34, to life imprisonment for robbery. Vietnamese-American Nguyen Mark Joseph, 37, has been given a life sentence for robberyPhoto: Tuoi Tre >> US gang leader faces life sentence in Vietnam >> Overseas Vietnamese confesses to robbery Joseph, also known as Khanh, and Hai were the masterminds of the robberies at two gold shops in … [Read more...]

US gang leader faces life sentence in Vietnam

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Prosecutors requested a court in Binh Thuan southern province on January 3 to impose a life sentence on Mark Joseph Nguyen, an alleged leader of a gang robbing a jewelry shop in October. The Vietnamese-American had been charged with robbery and stealing property. According to the indictments, Joseph had rented a hotel room in Ho Chi Minh City to operate a wine business. On October 14, he drove his Vietnamese accomplices including Nguyen Phuoc Hai, 34, Nguyen Bao Quoc, 33, and Huynh … [Read more...]

Upcoming Events (Dec. 27, 2012)

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HA NOI Cultural events to celebrate New Year A range of cultural activities to promote traditional craft villages and celebrate the New Year and Tet (Lunar New Year) will be held in Ha Noi's Old Quarter from today until February 27. Visitors can enjoy paintings by artist Sy Tot and his family members from Co Do Village at Kim Ngan Temple, 42 Hang Bac, learn about traditional photography from the Lai Xa Village at Dong Lac Temple and experience Dong Ho and Hang Trong folk paintings at … [Read more...]

Viet Kieu led $65,000 gold heist: police

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Police in south central Vietnam Saturday said an overseas Vietnamese had organized a major gold shop robbery in Binh Thuan Province. The car used by gold shop robbers in Binh Thuan Friday night was burned by angry locals after it fatally hit a resident while being pursued by the police. … [Read more...]

Vietnamese American-led gang caught after jewelry heist

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Police in the central province of Binh Thuan have pressed charges against four men who robbed a local gold shop of around 1,200 grams of the precious last Friday. The remains of the car used in gold heist that was later burnt by locals furious over the death of man who was fatally hit when the thieves tried to escape … [Read more...]

4 of gang led by Vietnamese-American face charges for armed gold robbery

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Vietnamese police said Monday they have recommended criminal charges against four people, including a Vietnamese-American, for armed robbery of 30 taels of gold from two jewelry shops last year. In their recommendation to the People's Procuracy in the central province of Binh Thuan, the local police also said the accused, led by 36-year-old Mark Joseph Nguyen, need to pay VND340 million (US$16,300) to their victims, including a local man whom they hit and killed with their car when fleeing. … [Read more...]

Police still searching for gold in Vietnamese American-led heist

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SOCIETY IN BRIEF 24/10

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Conjoined twins die of respiratory disease The conjoined twins born in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang on October 12 died on Sunday afternoon due to breathing problems, said Dr. Cam Ngoc Phuong, head of the neonatal intensive care unit at Ho Chi Minh City's Pediatrics Hospital 1. "We supported the twins in breathing but they had serious problems in respiration due to several defects such as a single atrium and attached hearts," she said. The baby on the left has difficulty … [Read more...]

SOCIETY IN BRIEF 20/10

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Denmark to give $135 million ODA for green growth The Government of Denmark will provide US$135 million in official development assistance (ODA) to Viet Nam during the 2011-12 period, with the funds earmarked for projects that foster green growth. Work funded by the ODA will include projects on clean water, energy efficiency, and research on climate change adaptation. Funding will be provided for improving quality and access to drinking water for poor households while also reducing water … [Read more...]

SOCIETY IN BRIEF 17/10

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Industrial workers to get better facilities Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan has asked HCM City's leaders to find land in industrial parks and export processing zones (EPZs) to build boarding houses, cultural houses for workers, and kindergartens for their children. The city should set aside a land fund for building such facilities when zoning an industrial park and export processing zone, she said. Last Friday, Doan visited the Tan Thuan IP to survey the working conditions and incomes of … [Read more...]