The police of northern Ha Nam province and the Police Department for Drug-related Crimes Investigation under the Ministry of Public Security have broken up a large-scale drug trafficking ring.
An elderly Australian woman has been detained in Vietnam for trafficking narcotics after she lost a gambling game.
Former Vice President Nguyen Thi Binh has donated more than 800 objects, mostly photographs, to the Vietnamese Women's Museum.
French poet Madeleine Riffaud, who has been honoured by France as a heroine, remains a strong friend of Vietnam despite her dioxin-related illness. She has always demonstrated a relentless enthusiasm and sentiment toward the Southeast Asian country.