-- Vietnam and the United States need to strive more in trust-building process and elevation of bilateral co-operative ties, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung told the US Defense Secretary Leon Edward Panetta at a meeting in Hanoi on May 4.
-- With or Without Me, a documentary film by Vietnamese director Tran Phuong Thao that tells a story of an HIV-infected couple, has been screened online for free in a week. Thao used to win a consolation prize of Cinéma De Reél documentary film festival in France.
-- Police in Ho Chi Minh City continued to detain Miss South Mekong 2009 Vo Thi My Xuan, Trang Quang Mai, Nguyen Huu Dat, and Le Quang Tuan Anh, who allegedly run a high-class prostitution ring, for further investigations.
-- Around 1,500 people in Vung Tau coastal city on Tuesday joined in a colorful parade through the city center to mark the Environmental Day on June 5 and the World Oceans Day on June 8.
-- Police in the Mekong Delta Province of Bac Lieu said they have just received a petition lodged by a 52-year-old resident who asked local authorities to rescue his daughter from her husband’s family in China. The wife complained that she cannot bear hard work and strict rules of the Chinese family.
-- Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday celebrated the 101st anniversary of the day Uncle Ho left his hometown for France to seek a way for national salvation on June 5, 1911.
-- A director of a state-owned company in the southern province of Vung Tau has been found using a luxurious car worth up to VND4.2 billion (US$201,000).
-- 10,342 Chervolet cars made between December 1st, 2006 and October 30, 2011 have been recalled for repair, according to a recent announcement released by Vietnam Register.
-- Industry and Commerce Minister Vu Huy Hoang has just signed an decision, approving the establishment of three power generation companies under the Vietnam Electricity Group (EVN) to offer power at competitive prices.