Daily Archives: August 4, 2017

Alipay enters partnership with VTB to expand merchant network in Russia

HANGZHOU, China, Aug. 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Alipay, the world’s largest online and mobile payment platform and lifestyle super app operated by Ant Financial Services Group, today announced its partnership with VTB Group, one of Russia’s leading banking groups.

People to be taught natural disaster response skills

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has called agencies and localities to popularize skills on disaster response to the people.

At a meeting in Hanoi Friday, Deputy Prime Minister Dung, who is also the Chairman of the National Committee for Search and Rescue, called for strict implementation of the 24-hour on duty in all localities to cope with natural disasters.…

Defense Minister to visit the US

Defense Minister General Ngo Xuan Lich will pay an official visit to the US, starting next Monday, at the invitation of the US Secretary of Defense, James Mattis.

The visit is expected to boost friendship and trust between the two peoples and armies and increase defense cooperation in line with the Vietnam-US comprehensive partnership.…

Ho Chi Minh City hosts Music Summer Camp

The Ho Chi Minh City Music Summer Camp 2017 kicked off on Wednesday with piano, guitar, chamber music, jazz, and contemporary dance classes taught by professional Vietnamese artists and artists from Germany, the US, Sweden, South Korea, and Singapore.…

1st northeastern ethnic culture and sports festival opens in Quang Ninh

The first ethnic culture and sports festival for people in the northeastern region opened on Thursday in Tien Yen district in Quang Ninh.

The event aims to promote cultural exchanges, share experience in the preservation and promotion of traditional culture, and strengthen understanding and solidarity among ethnic groups.…

US urged to influence Ukraine to abide by the Minsk agreement

Kremlin spokesman Dimitry Peskov said Thursday that the US can and should influence Ukraine to abide by the Minsk agreement even though the US is not a member of the Normandy Four.…

Israel expands Jewish settlements in West Bank

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that his government has done more than all its predecessors to boost Jewish settlement.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that his government has done more than all its predecessors to boost Jewish settlement.…