India, Pakistan Threatened to Use Missiles on Each Other

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD The sparring between India and Pakistan last month threatened to spiral out of control and only interventions by U.S. officials, including National Security Adviser John Bolton, headed off a bigger conflict, five sources familiar with the events said.…

Interantional Francophone Day marked in HCM City

HCM City (VNA) � Students, teachers and people in Ho Chi Minh City on March 17 gathered at an event to mark International Francophone Day (March 20), during which they engaged in various activities.…

24,000 Vietnamese students sit Int’l Kangaroo Math Contest

Hanoi (VNA) � More than 24,000 students from 870 elementary and secondary schools of 41 cities and provinces nationwide on March 17 sit the 2019 International Kangaroo Math Contest (IKMC).

This is a math competition that has attracted the largest number of contestants in the world, with about 6 million from about 70 countries and territories each year.…

Trump Again Attacks McCain, Months After His Death, for Role in Russia Probe

U.S. President Donald Trump is firing new broadsides at the late-Sen. John McCain, nearly seven months after the one-time prisoner of war in Vietnam died from brain cancer.

In a trio of Twitter comments on Saturday and Sunday, Trump contended the Republican lawmaker helped instigate special counsel Robert Mueller’s long-running investigation of links between Trump’s 2016 election campaign and Russia, and complained again, as he has in the past, about McCain’s 2017 vote that doomed Trump’s attempted overhaul of national health care policies.…

Former Belgian Ambassador to Vietnam honoured with Friendship Order

Havana (VNA) � The Vietnamese Embassy in Cuba on March 16 presented the Friendship Order of the Vietnamese State to Jehanne Roccas, former Belgian Ambassador to Vietnam.

At the hand-over ceremony, Ambassador Nguyen Trung Thanh commended efforts of Roccas, who is now Belgian Ambassador to Cuba, in promoting the friendship and multi-faceted cooperation between Vietnam and Belgium during her tenure in Hanoi.…

Needy Vietnamese in Cambodia receive gifts

Hanoi (VNA) � A delegation of the Vietnamese Embassy in Cambodia and the Khmer-Vietnam Association (KVA) on March 15-16 visited and presented gifts to Vietnamese in difficult circumstances in Pursat and Battambang provinces.…

Vietnam’s tourism potential highlighted in Ukraine

Moscow (VNA) � A seminar featuring Vietnam’s tourism potential has taken place in Kiev, Ukraine, attracting nearly 200 guests from Ukrainian travel agencies.

Speaking at the opening ceremony on March 14, Vietnamese Ambassador to Ukraine Nguyen Anh Tuan briefed participants about Vietnam’s country, people, multi-racial culture and tourism potential.…