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1.6 tons of drugs seized in 2021: Vietnam customs

Vietnam's customs authorities seized over 1.6 tons of narcotics over the previous 12 months and arrested 222 people in related cases.
December 23, 2021 | 06:21 pm PT

A Covid year to remember (and forget) for Vietnam

Vietnam has emerged from the Covid-19 battlefield after 1.5 million infections and 30,000 deaths with scars to show and lessons learned.
December 22, 2021 | 04:40 pm PT

21 kg of meth seized in central province

A drug trafficking ring in the central province of Quang Tri was recently busted, leading to the seizure of 21 kg of methamphetamine and the arrest of three people.
December 3, 2021 | 06:21 am PT

Hanoi advised to brace for colder weather

A cold spell is set to sweep through northern Vietnam before moving south, bringing some rain and pushing temperatures in the capital city down by around eight degrees.
November 21, 2021 | 05:16 am PT

Hanoi leaps in English proficiency, leaves HCMC behind: Swiss ranking

Hanoi tops the group of cities with moderate English proficiency, according to a ranking by a Swiss language training company.
November 19, 2021 | 07:15 pm PT

Hanoi Covid patient attended World Cup qualifier

A Covid-19 case in Hanoi was present in My Dinh Stadium for the World Cup qualification match between Vietnam and Japan on Nov. 11, authorities announced Wednesday.
November 18, 2021 | 01:03 am PT

Quang Ninh district chief suspended over rape allegation

The chairman of Quang Ninh Province's Co To District has been suspended following an allegation that he raped a woman after a drinking party.
November 12, 2021 | 03:35 am PT

Vietnam pledges to phase out coal power

Vietnam, among other countries, has pledged to phase out coal-fuelled power generation and stop building new plants, the U.K. announced Wednesday.
November 4, 2021 | 06:42 am PT

Human activity most serious threat to Vietnam biodiversity: report

Human activity, particularly overexploitation of biological resources and conversion of land for agriculture and aquaculture, poses the biggest threat to Vietnam's biodiversity, a new report warns.
November 3, 2021 | 11:03 pm PT

Japanese firm to conduct Covid vaccine clinical trial in Vietnam

Japanese pharmaceutical firm Shionogi will conduct the third phase of a clinical trial for its Covid-19 vaccine in Vietnam and other Asian countries this month.
November 2, 2021 | 11:06 pm PT

Permanent Court of Arbitration opens Vietnam representative office

The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) will have a representative office in Vietnam per an agreement signed Wednesday.
October 28, 2021 | 01:45 am PT

Red River Delta gender imbalance highest in the country: report

Gender imbalance in the Red River Delta is the highest among all Vietnamese regions, with 115 boys born for every 100 girls, a new report says.
October 27, 2021 | 05:15 pm PT

Vietnamese fact-checkers appear on John Oliver show

Television host John Oliver took aim at misinformation among the Vietnamese diaspora in the U.S., stressing how social media have perpetuated harmful content while lauding fact-checking efforts.
October 15, 2021 | 12:11 am PT

Vietnam receives nearly 2 mln vaccine doses from US

Vietnam has received another 1,999,530 Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine doses from the U.S. via Covax, bringing the total number of doses from the U.S. to Vietnam to 9.5 million.
October 13, 2021 | 03:37 am PT

Storm Kompasu approaches Gulf of Tonkin

Storm Kompasu is expected to enter the Gulf of Tonkin between late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, before weakening.
October 12, 2021 | 11:50 pm PT
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