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New York governor orders more July Fourth security after alert

16:02 | 07/04/2015

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on July 3 ordered heightened security measures across the state over the U.S. July Fourth holiday weekend in response to a call for vigilance by the federal government.

Police seize 387kg of smuggled elephant tusks

10:46 | 07/04/2015

Police at Ha Tien International Border Gate and Kien Giang Province seized 387kg of elephant tusks smuggled into Vietnam on June 30.

Localities intensify efforts to prevent MERS-CoV disease

09:16 | 07/03/2015

The central province of Thanh Hoa organised a conference on July 2 to discuss the implementation of a plan to prevent and handle any emerging MERS-CoV cases.

Clampdown on cross-border human trafficking

09:03 | 07/03/2015

Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia have launched a three-month crackdown on human trafficking along Vietnam’s borders through September, given the recent complications with the issue.

PM Dung calls for strong army to respond to new challenges

09:02 | 07/02/2015

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung called for a strong army able to respond to emerging challenges presented by today’s increasingly complicated, rapidly changing and unpredictable world.

Manchester City officials tie up next month’s friendly with Vietnam

09:33 | 06/30/2015

Manchester City executives have wrapped up a three-day visit to Hanoi to arrange a friendly match the English club will play against Vietnam at the end of July.

Vietnam police reject US$550,000 bribe from Chinese fugitive

11:12 | 06/27/2015

Police in the south-central Vietnamese province of Khanh Hoa has turned down a bribery offer from an ex-government official hunted by Chinese authorities, and handed him to their counterparts in China shortly after that.

Chinese military delegation on visit

11:47 | 06/25/2015

Lieutenant General Nguyen Trong Nghia, Deputy Head of the Vietnam People’s Army’s General Department of Politics, received a visiting Chinese military delegation headed by Major General Xie Baoguo, political commissar of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA)’s Xi’an Politics Institute.

Vietnam prepares for field hospital as part of peacekeeping missions

08:52 | 06/24/2015

As many as 95 delegates gathered at a seminar in Ho Chi Minh City on June 23 to discuss preparations for setting up a level 2 field hospital as part of the country’s participation in UN peacekeeping missions.

Vietnamese-American held for allegedly buying sex from minor

09:48 | 06/19/2015

Police have detained a Vietnamese-American man who purportedly bought sex from a 15-year-old girl in a city in southern Vietnam.

Gunman at large after killing nine at black South Carolina church

17:09 | 06/18/2015

A gunman was still at large after killing nine people during a prayer service at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, the city's police chief said on June 18, describing the attack as a hate crime.

Thai PM dismisses military coup rumours

11:42 | 06/17/2015

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha denied rumours of a coup by high-ranking military officers on June 16.

Vietnam orders customs officers to 'improve attitude' towards tourists

10:02 | 06/12/2015

The Ministry of Finance will impose strict sanctions and dismiss any custom officer who harasses tourists when they exit the country, according to a new regulation.

Vietnam ready to send more men to UN peacekeeping missions: PM

08:43 | 06/11/2015

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung held a reception for UN Under-Secretary-General Herve Ladsous in Hanoi on June 10, affirming that Vietnam is ready to send more officers to UN peacekeeping missions around the world.

Defence leader greets UN Under-Secretary General

11:57 | 06/10/2015

Deputy Defence Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh valued the United Nations’ support for Vietnam’s preparation and participation in UN peace-keeping activities during his meeting with UN Under-Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations Herve Ladsous in Hanoi on June 9.