Daily Archives: February 17, 2018

10,000 people pay tribute to Hung Kings on first day of Tet

More than 10,000 people paid pilgrimage to the Hung Temple in the northern province of Phu Tho on Friday, the first day of the Lunar New Year, to commemorate the Hung Kings’ merit and pray for a happy New Year.…

Vietnam targets 17 million foreign visitors in 2018

Vietnam’s tourism sector sets to serve 94 million tourists, including 16-17 million foreigners, and earn 27.3 billion USD this year.

Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien said Vietnam aims to catch up with top tourism countries in Southeast Asia including Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia by expanding and diversifying promotion activities in key markets and working with airliners to increase the number of flights to major attractions such as Phu Quoc island, Da Nang city, and Hue city.…

US, South Korea, Thailand join Asia’s largest multilateral exercise

Thai, US, and South Korean soldiers took part in an amphibious assault drill in Thailand’s Chonburi province on Friday.

It is part of the 37th Cobra Gold, Asia’s largest multilateral military exercise, taking place until next Friday.…

Ramaphosa elected South Africa’s president

Cyril Ramaphosa was elected as South Africa’s president in a parliamentary vote on Thursday, following the resignation of President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday night.

Ramaphosa, 65, the leader of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party since December and former vice-president of South Africa, was the only candidate nominated during a session of the Parliament.…

US charges Russian firms, citizens with election meddling

A US federal jury has charged 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies as part of an investigation into alleged interference in the US’s 2016 presidential elections.

The Friday charges by the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller described a conspiracy to sway public opinion and promote the campaign of Republican Donald Trump, against his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.…

Buddhist temples packed with visitors during Tet

Visiting pagodas has been a long-standing tradition of Vietnamese people during the Lunar New Year festival (Tet).

Soon after the first moment of the 2018 lunar year, pagodas in Hanoi were packed with visitors, who came not only to pray but also to set aside the hardships of life.…

Labor, health ministries promise better service

The ministers of labor and public health have pledged to improve their sector’s performance in 2018.

In an interview with reporters on the occasion of the lunar new year, Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung said his ministry will continue to fine-tune legislation, revise the Labor Code, and devise salary reform and social insurance projects.…