Category Archives: General

COVID-19: Travel safety standards built to revive tourism sector

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien has stressed the need to develop a set of travel safety standards to develop the tourism sector, which has suffered since the outbreak of the acute respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19).…

H.R. McMaster Book ‘Battlegrounds’ Coming Out in April

NEW YORK – Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, President Donald Trump’s second national security adviser, will have a book out April 28. First announced in the summer of 2018, Battlegrounds will focus on national security and foreign policy, including his contentious time with Trump.…

Reports: Trump Canned Acting Intel Chief Over Warnings About Russia

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump made the decision to cast out his top intelligence official following a classified briefing to lawmakers about election security, according to reports.

The Washington Post and The New York Times said Thursday the president was irate after learning of last week’s briefing to members of the House Intelligence Committee, concerned that officials had shared information that could be used against him.…

Vietnam attends UN social development commission session

Dinh Nho Hung, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Vietnam Mission to the United Nations, has affirmed the importance of social protection in dealing with homelessness while attending a UN Commission for Social Development session.…

Traffic accident in Kon Tum kills German couple

Two German nationals were killed in a traffic accident on Lo Xo pass in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum on February 19.

According to the provincial Traffic Police Division, the accident occurred at around 3pm when Johann Maximilan Hannig, 32, and his wife Jasmin Hannig, 30, were riding a motorbike up the Lo Xo pass towards Quang Nam province.…

Hanoi welcomes five groups of Japanese tourists

The Hanoi Promotion Agency (HPA) is working with Japanese travel companies to welcome five groups of Japanese tourists via charter flights from February 19 to March 4.

Japanese vacationers will visit popular destinations in Hanoi such as Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature-National University), Thang Long Imperial Citadel, and Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre.…

Vietnamese Embassy in Cambodia supports fire victims

Representatives of the Vietnamese Embassy in Cambodia on February 20 visited and presented gifts to 15 Vietnamese and Khmer families in Samaky hamlet, Phnom Penh capital’s Russey Keo district who were affected by a fire on February 15.…