Vietnam ups retirement age, adds a public holiday

Vietnam will increase the retirement age to 60 years for women and 62 for men under Labor Code changes approved by the parliament.

Vietnamese students continue to head for US

The number of Vietnamese studying in the U.S. has increased for an 18th straight year, according to the Institute of International Education.

Six teens jailed for gang raping tenth grader

Six teenagers from Quang Tri Province in central Vietnam were sentenced Tuesday to jail terms of 30 months to eight years for raping a tenth-grader.

Can Tho man spoon-feeds fish

Instead of eating the pellets in the water, the nearly 100 fish raised by Nguyen Ngoc Chien in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho pop their heads out and are spoon-fed.

US defense secretary in Vietnam for official visit

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper began a three-day visit to Vietnam Tuesday as part of an Asia tour to boost defense cooperation.

Vietnamese fishermen suffocate to death in fish cabin

Four Vietnamese fishermen have died of asphyxiation after entering a fish storage cabin in a vessel off the southern province of Kien Giang.

Vietnamese military doctors leave for UN field hospital in South Sudan

28 medical personnel left Vietnam Tuesday to man a field hospital in South Sudan as part of an ongoing U.N. peacekeeping mission.

Vingroup unit partners with Google to make TVs

VinSmart, a unit of private conglomerate Vingroup, will produce smart televisions in partnership with Google, the company announced Wednesday.

Pork price hikes drive up related food costs

Pork prices have surged following the African swine flu outbreak in Vietnam, driving up prices of related food in supermarkets and restaurants.

Lemon tea, Hanoi’s latest fad

With the bubble tea market maturing and slowing down, vendors are turning to lemon tea for its high profit margins and low investment.

Textile firms see profits drop

Vietnamese textile firms reported a fall in profits in the first nine months as orders from major markets dried up.

Australian fashion brand Cotton On comes to Vietnam

Australian fashion brand Cotton On is the latest foreign player to come looking for a piece of the action in the growing Vietnamese market.

Fog drifts over Vietnam ancient capital

Photographer Nong Thanh Toan's panoramic shots show Hue town blanketed in fog one recent morning.

An American dream home awaits on Hollywood Beach

A range of properties on Hollywood Beach offer opportunities to live life in one of the most enviable addresses in South Florida.

Fog drifts over Vietnam ancient capital

Photographer Nong Thanh Toan's panoramic shots show Hue town blanketed in fog one recent morning.

A mangrove forest in central Vietnam turns ghostly

In a Quang Ngai mangrove forest, thousands of white-flowered black mangrove trees have shed their leaves and become a predominantly white expanse.

A Saigon dish that worms its way into your heart

The peanut worm porridge, originally from China, is popular among Saigon food aficionados for both its taste and its health benefits.

Five Vietnamese bridges that have become global attractions

Many of Vietnam’s bridges have not only boosted transportation but also become world-famous, helping raise the country’s profile on the tourism map.

Love dwarfs obstacles as Vietnamese couple stand tall

Overcoming a myriad of troubles that come with being dwarfs, Hung and My have found each other and stayed strong.

South Korean audience cheers as Vietnam pop star performs new hit

25,000 South Korean fans cheered as Vietnamese pop star Noo Phuoc Thinh performed his latest MV hit, “I’m Still Loving You.”

Paws for thought: cat meat still top of the menu

Despite authorities trying to dissuade people from eating cat meat, many Vietnamese are not persuaded.

Vietnam's draw against Thailand is half success, says coach

Coach Park Hang-seo is not happy that Vietnam failed to beat Thailand, but said preventing this long-standing rival from winning is a progress.

Vietnam's star striker Duc retires from international football at 35

Striker Nguyen Anh Duc retired from international football after Vietnam’s 2022 World Cup qualifier against Thailand Tuesday. He is 35.

Vietnam's draw against Thailand is half success, says coach

Coach Park Hang-seo is not happy that Vietnam failed to beat Thailand, but said preventing this long-standing rival from winning is a progress.

Vietnam, Thailand draw in World Cup qualifiers

It was a second nil-nil draw between Vietnam and Thailand at the 2022 World Cup qualifiers as Dang Van Lam made excellent saves.

Vietnamese wins men's crown at Nepal international badminton tournament

Vietnam's Pham Cao Cuong has won the men's singles title at the Yonex Sunrise Nepal International Challenge by beating Thailand's Adulrach Namkul.

Coach prescribes zero pressure for Vietnam ahead of Thailand clash

Best preparation, zero pressure is what Vietnamese players need for their coming World Cup qualifier against Thailand, says coach Park Hang-seo.
 
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