Daily Archives: August 5, 2017

Northern mountainous provinces cope with torrential rains and flash floods

Minister of Public Security To Lam has urged police forces in northern mountainous provinces to stay high alert to cope with possible torrential rains and flash floods.

In his telegram on Friday, the Minister asked for local contingency plans to protect social order and asset of organizations and people.…

A project on improving the competitiveness of export commodities approved

The Prime Minister has approved a project on improving the competitiveness of a number of key Vietnamese export commodities by 2020 with a vision towards 2030.

By 2020, the quality and added value of advantageous products will be improved with the added value of agricultural and fishery products to be expanded by 20%.…

Trump, Macron discuss increasing cooperation in Syria and Iraq

US President Donald Trump discussed increasing cooperation in the ongoing crises in Syria and Iraq in a telephone call with French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday.

The two leaders also spoke about countering Iranian malign influence according to a readout of the call provided by the White House.…

ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting opens in Manila

Foreign ministers and delegations from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its partner states gathered in Manila, the Philippines for the 50th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Saturday morning.…

Positive signs of the US labor market

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported yesterday that the U.S. economy continued a strong summer, adding 209,000 jobs in July while the unemployment rate fell to 4.3 percent, the lowest for the last 16 years.…

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc works with Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has praised the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group’s contribution to national sovereignty and state budget.

During his working session with the group on Saturday, the Prime Minister called for more restructuring and personnel work: The government aimed to develop the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group’s sustainable growth and contribution to national development in many decades to come.…

EU expands Russia sanctions

The European Union on Friday imposed sanctions on three more Russians, including Deputy Energy Minister Andrei Cherezov, and three Russian companies over the delivery of Siemens’ turbines to Moscow-annexed Crimea.

The new tightening came in response to the delivery of Siemens’ gas turbines to Crimea in violation of EU sanctions, which bar doing business there since Russia’s annexation of the peninsula from Ukraine.…