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New chapter in US-Cuba ties

14:03 | 12/19/2014

The US and Cuba have decided to normalize their ties for the first time since 1961. The historic announcement, made by Cuban and US leaders on Wednesday, has been applauded by the world community. It opens a new chapter in the two countries’ relations.

Sea turtles conserved at Con Dao National Park

15:16 | 12/18/2014

The Con Dao National Park in southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau province is the first place in Vietnam to successfully implement a sea turtle conservation and rescue programme through numerous efforts taken since 1987, greatly contributing to the action strategies on biodiversity of the country and the region.

Thai ethnic group festival to showcase culture

08:57 | 12/18/2014

Various cultural and sports activities, featuring the Thai ethnic group's traditional identities, will be held for the first time in the northern Lai Chau province from December 27 to 29.

President pays visit to Cao Bang border guards

09:31 | 12/16/2014

President Truong Tan Sang visited and extended New Year wishes to border guards in Dam Thuy commune, Trung Khanh district in the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang on December 15.

President attends pagoda inauguration in Cao Bang

17:12 | 12/15/2014

State President Truong Tan Sang attended an inaugural ceremony for the Phat Tich Truc Lam Ban Gioc pagoda in Dam Thuy commune, the northern border province of Cao Bang, on December 15.

Typhoon Hagupit approaches southern central region

12:17 | 12/11/2014

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat has asked authorities in the central and southern regions to evacuate locals to safe grounds and ban vessels from going to sea on December 11, as typhoon Hagupit is likely to land in the southern central area on the night of the same day.

Seafood exporters antsy to make inroads into Russia

13:23 | 12/09/2014

(VOV) - Russia has lowered its import tariff to 0.8% on agricultural products, which is much lower than the hitherto average rate of 13.2%, which provides a good opportunity for seafood businesses to become more price competitive in the market.

Vietnam’s strategic opportunity with the US

13:21 | 12/06/2014

(VOV) - Newly appointed Ambassador to the United States Pham Quang Vinh stated the key tasks in coming years are to continue giving effect to the strategic partnership between Vietnam and the US.

Climate change poses a difficult challenge

11:00 | 12/03/2014

(VOV) - Representatives of 200 countries are attending the 20th UN Climate Change Conference, COP-20, to discuss ways to reduce carbon emissions and deal with the effects of climate change.

Tropical storm Sinlaku hits Phu Yen province

11:42 | 11/30/2014

(VOV) - Tropical storm No4 Sinlaku made landfall in Tuy Hoa city in the central coastal province of Phu Yen on November 29 evening, and then weakened into a tropical low-pressure system.

Measures discussed to brace for approaching storm

07:57 | 11/29/2014

The Central Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention and Control convened a meeting in Hanoi on November 28 to discuss urgent measures to cope with storm Sinlaku, the fourth to hit the East Sea this year, as it is heading towards the south central coast of Vietnam.

Ban on asbestos use in Vietnam is urgent: workshop

09:18 | 11/28/2014

The Non-governmental Organisations-Information Centre (NGO-IC) held a workshop in Hanoi on November 27 to call for joining hands with Vietnamese agencies in a bid to draw a roadmap for the ban of white asbestos use in the country.

Internet revitalises women's careers

08:54 | 11/27/2014

Nguyen Thi Tha took my hands, excitedly showing me a photo of her piggery, which houses 20 animals she cares for herself with information learned online.

Greetings on UN solidarity day with Palestinians

22:52 | 11/24/2014

President Truong Tan Sang has sent his greetings to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas on the occasion of the UN Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people (November 29).

PM Dung attends 9th East Asia Summit

16:20 | 11/13/2014

(VOV) - On November 13, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and ASEAN leaders attended the 9th East Asia Summit in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar as part of the 25th ASEAN Summit.