Daily Archives: March 17, 2018

US considers exempting more countries from metal tariffs

President Donald Trump is negotiating with a number of countries over the possibility of providing exemptions to new US tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, the White House said on Friday.…

Russian FM to visit Vietnam

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will visit Vietnam next Monday and Tuesday to discuss ways to strengthen bilateral ties, particularly preparations for Russia Year in Vietnam and Vietnam Year in Russia in 2019.…

Chinese President Xi Jinping reelected for second term

Chinese President Xi Jinping was reelected for a second five-year tenure on Saturday by China’s National People’s Congress.

Mr. Xi’s second term will run until 2023. Mr. Li Zhan Shu was elected chairman of the National People’s Congress.…

European powers propose new sanctions on Iran

Britain, France and Germany have proposed fresh EU sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles and its role in Syria’s war, in a bid to persuade Washington to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran.…

Ban flower festival 2018 promotes tourism, folk culture

The Ban (bauhinia) flower festival 2018 in the northern province of Dien Bien is attracting large crowds with sports competitions, tourism products, and folk culture.

Visitors can participate in folk games including throwing a sacred ball through a ring, blind man’s buff, and pushing each other with a stick.…

Australian businesses optimistic about Vietnam

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc will deliver speeches at a special summit in Sydney on Sunday which aims to promote connectivity and cooperation in economics and anti-terrorism between ASEAN and Australia.…