Ukraine, rebels urged to sign deal extending arms withdrawal

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Ukraine, rebels urged to sign deal extending arms withdrawal

The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine agreed in a telephone call on July 23 that preliminary accords to extend a pull-back of weapons in east Ukraine should be signed quickly, French President Francois Hollande's office said.

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Rice crops dwindle as a result of climate change

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Rice crops dwindle as a result of climate change

(VOV) - Vietnam is one of the world’s largest rice producers but an increase in the number of storms exacerbated by extensive flooding brought about by climate change is destroying the livelihoods of the nation’s rice farmers.

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Chamber music fest to strike chord in HCM City

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Chamber music fest to strike chord in HCM City

(VOV) - The Saigon Chamber Music Festival’s second fall series this coming August 1-9 will be led by the Conservatory of Ho Chi Minh City and span a vast array of instrumental music and composers ranging from the familiar to the obscure.

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Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli to visit Vietnam

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Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli to visit Vietnam

(VOV) - Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli will visit Vietnam on July 16-18, the Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced.

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PM Dung receives world-renowned Vietnamese American astronomer

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(VOV) -On July 24, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung received Vietnamese American astronomer Luu Le Hang from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who has been recognized as one of the world’s most famous astronomers.

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Putting ‘Vietnam’s toughest’ marathon to the test

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Putting ‘Vietnam’s toughest’ marathon to the test

(VOV) - Thousands of runners and fans are expected to scale the spectacular mountain trails surrounding Sa Pa this coming September 26-27 for the third running of the Vietnam Mountain Marathon (VMM).

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Vietnamese students excel at physics comp

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All five Vietnamese students participating at the International Physics Olympiad 2015 in India have won medals including three golds, according to the Ministry of Education and Training.

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US considers fully lifting Vietnam arms embargo

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US considers fully lifting Vietnam arms embargo

(VOV) - The US is actively considering fully lifting its decades-old embargo on providing lethal military support to Vietnam, to help the Southeast Asian nation improve its national defence.

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Car bomb kills 20 in Baghdad Shi'ite district

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Car bomb kills 20 in Baghdad Shi'ite district

A car bomb exploded in a crowded marketplace in a mainly Shi'ite Muslim district of the Iraqi capital on July 22, killing at least 20 people, police and medical sources said.

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Cuba, Vietnam step up environment cooperation

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Cuba, Vietnam step up environment cooperation

(VOV) - Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Nguyen Minh Quang has just returned from a six day visit to Cuba where he joined representatives from over 60 countries around the globe attending an international environmental conference.

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Condolences to Laos over helicopter crash

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(VOV) -Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has sent a message of condolences to his Lao counterpart Thongsing Thammavong after a Lao military helicopter crashed on July 27.

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The ask-and-grant mechanism and US billionaires’ beliefs

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The ask-and-grant mechanism and US billionaires’ beliefs

Many American billionaires have made investments in Vietnam because they believe they can find great opportunities here, though Vietnam is a developing country with a different business culture.

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Germany helps Vietnam combat climate change

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Germany helps Vietnam combat climate change

(VOV) - Vietnam’s forests are increasingly threatened as a result of deforestation, forest degradation, fragmentation and other stresses – making them more vulnerable to changing environmental conditions.

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Philippines, Vietnam cooperate in tuna industry

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Philippines, Vietnam cooperate in tuna industry

(VOV) - Vietnam will send a working group to the Philippines to learn tuna fishing and processing technologies, said Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Vu Van Tam.

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Cuba opens Washington embassy, urges end to embargo

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Cuba opens Washington embassy, urges end to embargo

The Cuban flag was raised over Havana’s embassy in Washington on July 20 for the first time in 54 years as the United States and Cuba formally restored relations, opening a new chapter of engagement between the former Cold War foes.

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