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Trial of alleged ACB swindler postponed

09:16 | 04/17/2014

The Hanoi People’s Court on April 16 afternoon decided to postpone the trial of Nguyen Duc Kien, former Vice Chairman of the founding council of the Asia Commercial Bank (ACB), because one of his alleged eight accomplices was absent due to poor health.

Match fixing players face life ban

09:03 | 04/14/2014

All players involved in Ninh Binh's match fixing allegations will be banned for life from football activities, Vietnam Football Federation chairman Le Hung Dung has confirmed.

Top ten beautiful places to visit in Vietnam

15:31 | 04/09/2014

(VOV) - Vietnam is filled with beautiful and exotic sights ranging from rural countryside to ancient Temples and tombs. Petal Mashraki, a freelance travel writer, has suggested 10 of the most beautiful places to visit in Vietnam in an article published on

Italian paper hails northern Vietnam’s beauty

11:45 | 04/09/2014

(VOV) - The weekly feature Viaggli of Italian daily Le Repubblica recently introduced foreign visitors to major tourist attractions in Vietnam, including capital Hanoi, Ha Long Bay and some others in the northern mountainous region.

Life imprisonment for leader of Dien Bien bandits

08:13 | 04/05/2014

The People’s Court of the northern province of Dien Bien on April 4 sentenced Giang A Tinh to life imprisonment for conducting banditry in Muong Nhe district, in accordance with Article 83 of the Penal Code.

Trial begins for bandits in Dien Bien

09:27 | 04/03/2014

On April 2, 29 people appeared before the People's Court of the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien charged with conducting banditry in Muong Nhe district, in accordance with Article 83 of the Penal Code.

Transport officials to present accounts of alleged bribery

10:18 | 03/27/2014

The Transport Ministry has ordered 10 of its officials to present written accounts of their involvement in the early stages of the Hanoi city urban railway construction project (Line 1), which has become mired in controversy and bribery allegations.

Hanoi blogger found guilty of slander

08:57 | 03/20/2014

Hanoi blogger Pham Viet Dao has been sentenced to a 15-month imprisonment after pleading guilty to abusing his rights to freedom and democracy in order to infringe upon State interests, rights and legitimate interests of organisations or citizens under Article 258 of the Penal Code.

Flappy Bird Creator appears in Rolling Stone magazine

12:00 | 03/12/2014

(VOV) - Rolling Stone – the world’s leading music magazine on March 11 ran an article on Nguyen Ha Dong – a 28 year-old Vietnamese programmer whose Flappy Bird games have gone viral.

Blogger jailed for ‘abusing freedom’

09:58 | 03/05/2014

Blogger Truong Duy Nhat on March was sentenced to two years in prison at a trial in the central city of Danang.

30-month jail term upheld in tax fraud case

08:18 | 02/19/2014

The Court of Appeals of the Supreme People’s Court in Hanoi confirmed a 30-month jail sentence for Le Quoc Quan for tax evasion pursuant to Clause 3, Article 161 of the Criminal Code at a trial on February 18.

Relations based on solid foundations

09:51 | 02/17/2014

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop began a three-day visit to Vietnam on February 17 to strengthen cooperation in various areas between the two countries.

Ambassador confident of stronger NZ-Vietnam ties

11:46 | 02/06/2014

(VOV) - New Zealand ambassador to Vietnam Haike Manning has said Vietnam is New Zealand’s key trade partner in Southeast Asia and one of its 20 leading export markets globally.

Vietnam, Hong Kong supplement double taxation avoidance deal

11:19 | 01/14/2014

(VOV) - Vietnam and Hong Kong have finalised on January 13 the supplementary protocol on Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement.

Ex-police boss sentenced to 18 years’ imprisonment

06:21 | 01/09/2014

The Hanoi People’s Court on January 8 sentenced Duong Tu Trong, former Deputy Director of Haiphong city's Police Department, to 18 years’ imprisonment on a charge of organising for a wanted person to flee abroad.