Iraqi forces launch offensive to retake western Mosul

Iraqi forces launch offensive to retake western Mosul

2/22/2017 - 16:55

(VOVworld) – Iraqi forces have advanced into western Mosul in an operation to drive out Islamic State (IS) militants, following gaining control of parts of the southern outskirts of Mosul a day earlier.

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7th session of National Assembly’s Standing Committee issues statement

7th session of National Assembly’s Standing Committee issues statement

2/22/2017 - 16:51

(VOVworld) – The 7th session of the 14th National Assembly’s Standing Committee closed on Tuesday.

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Khmer’s art of writing on Buong leaves recognized as national intangible cultural heritage

Khmer’s art of writing on Buong leaves recognized as national intangible cultural heritage

2/22/2017 - 16:45

(VOVworld) - The art of writing on Buong leaves of the Khmer ethnic people has been recognized as national intangible cultural heritage by Vietnam’s Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism.

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Working groups and APEC Sub-Committees continue meetings

Working groups and APEC Sub-Committees continue meetings

2/22/2017 - 16:13

(VOVworld) – On Wednesday, working groups and subcommittees entered the 5th working day of the first APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM-1) and related meetings in Nha Trang city.

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APEC member economies support Vietnam-proposed agenda

APEC member economies support Vietnam-proposed agenda

2/22/2017 - 16:08

(VOVworld) – Vietnamese delegations to the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, and other international organizations met on Monday in Geneva to discuss Vietnam’s priorities for APEC Year 2017 as well as action plans in Vietnam and Geneva.

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London Symphony Orchestra to perform in Hanoi

London Symphony Orchestra to perform in Hanoi

2/21/2017 - 19:23

(VOVworld)-An open-air concert will take place in downtown Hanoi on March 4 to promote Vietnam’s land, people and culture to the outside world.

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Vietnam targets 10 billion USD in two-way trade with Russia by 2020

Vietnam targets 10 billion USD in two-way trade with Russia by 2020

2/21/2017 - 19:20

(VOVworld)-Vietnam consistently prioritizes strengthening its comprehensive strategic partnership with Russia, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at a meeting with visiting Chairwoman of the Russian Federation Council of Russia, Valentina Ivanovna Matviyenko in Hanoi on Tuesday.

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Stratfor warns of North Korea’s nuclear capability

Stratfor warns of North Korea’s nuclear capability

2/21/2017 - 19:19

(VOVworld) - North Korea has long been developing a comprehensive nuclear deterrent and it's making progress, according to Stratfor, a US geopolitical intelligence and advisory firm.

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Ca Mau should focus on marine and forestry economy: Party leader

Ca Mau should focus on marine and forestry economy: Party leader

2/21/2017 - 19:13

(VOVworld)-Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has called on the Mekong Delta province of Ca Mau to fully tap its potential, particularly in the marine and forestry economy.

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ASEAN economies forecast to grow 7% in 2017

ASEAN economies forecast to grow 7% in 2017

2/21/2017 - 18:55

(VOVworld) - The economies of the 10 ASEAN member nations are expected to remain its growth of up to 7% in 2017 with Indonesia and the Philippines being the top runners thanks to domestically-sourced products and preferential export policy.

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French President warns of fewer jobs if populists take power

French President warns of fewer jobs if populists take power

2/21/2017 - 18:49

(AFP) - French President Francois Hollande warned Monday that European countries that vote populists into power will experience a fall in jobs, investment and exports as they advocate exit from the EU.

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Trump picks McMaster as new national security adviser

Trump picks McMaster as new national security adviser

2/21/2017 - 18:45

(VOVworld) - President Donald Trump announced Monday that Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster will serve as his next national security adviser, filling the void left last week by the sudden dismissal of Michael Flynn.

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President calls for hi-tech cooperation between Vietnam and Israel

President calls for hi-tech cooperation between Vietnam and Israel

2/21/2017 - 18:43

(VOVworld) - Vietnam and Israel should promote cooperation in technology transfer, research and development, said President Tran Dai Quang at Tuesday’s reception in Hanoi for visiting Chairman of Israel’s IMI Systems Ltd, Yitzhak Aharonovitch.

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US Vice President reassures Europe of alliance

US Vice President reassures Europe of alliance

2/21/2017 - 18:26

(VOVworld) - US Vice President Mike Pence reassured European Union officials in Brussels on Monday that the Trump administration will maintain and foster their partnership.

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Russia rejects alleged involvement in Montenegro coup plot

Russia rejects alleged involvement in Montenegro coup plot

2/21/2017 - 18:23

(VOVworld) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denied on Monday all allegations that Russian state bodies had a role in an attempted coup during Montenegro’s election last year, describing them as “absurd”. He called for an investigation to find the truth.

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French Presidential Election: Most voters undecided

French Presidential Election: Most voters undecided

2/21/2017 - 18:20

(VOVworld) – 54% of French voters have not yet decided who to vote for with the Presidential Election just 2 months away.

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Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia call for peaceful settlement of East Sea issues

Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia call for peaceful settlement of East Sea issues

2/21/2017 - 18:16

(VOVworld) – Vietnam and the Philippines have agreed to speed up the implementation of existing agreements and forge stronger bilateral cooperation. The consensus was reached during a meeting between Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Perfecto Yasay on Monday on the sidelines of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Retreat in Boracay, Philippines.

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APEC 2017: over 580 delegates attend SOM1 agenda

APEC 2017: over 580 delegates attend SOM1 agenda

2/21/2017 - 17:05

(VOVworld) - More than 580 delegates from APEC member economies attended activities and events within the first APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) in the central city of Nha Trang on Monday.

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West rejects Russian President’s order on Ukraine

West rejects Russian President’s order on Ukraine

2/21/2017 - 17:02

(VOVworld) – Western countries have criticized Russia’s decision to temporarily recognize civil registration documents issued by separatist forces in the eastern Ukraine regions of Donetsk and Luhansk.

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Vietnam attends ASEAN SOM in Philippines

Vietnam attends ASEAN SOM in Philippines

2/21/2017 - 8:50

(VOVworld) - A Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dung, head of Vietnam ASEAN SOM, attended the ASEAN Senior Officials’ Meeting (ASEAN SOM) in Boracay, the Philippines to prepare contents for the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Retreat.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A: The traditional Vietnamese wedding is one of the most important ceremonies in Vietnamese culture with influences from Confucian and Buddhist ideology. It is a significant day not only for...

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Vietnamese "Ao dai" promoted in South Korea

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(VOVworld) - It’s freezing cold during winter in South Korea. But the harsh weather cannot keep Vietnamese women there from wearing “Ao dai” – the traditional Vietnamese long dress, which...