HCM City officials seek visa-free stay extention

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HCM City officials seek visa-free stay extention

Ho Chi Minh City tourism authorities want the visa-free stay for European travellers doubled to 30 days.

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Tourism decline hits City hotel market

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Tourism decline hits City hotel market

A slump in tourism has hit the Ho Chi Minh City's hotel market, which saw a drop in the average rate of reserved rooms in the first six months of the year compared to the previous five years.

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Vietnam's fast rising property market leaves hard times behind

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Vietnam's fast rising property market leaves hard times behind

Brought to its knees when its property market bubble burst four years ago, Vietnam is riding into another boom, with construction starting in Ho Chi Minh City on two of the world's tallest skyscrapers and buyers snapping up new projects fast.

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As Sestak scandal draws to close US government gives up on millions

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As Sestak scandal draws to close US government gives up on millions

Foreign Service Officer Michael Sestak's co-conspirators in the Ho Chi Minh City visa scam have either pleaded guilty or had all charges dropped against them. On August 14, Sestak will receive his final sentence in a case that left millions unaccounted for and the government's key informant broke and fearful for his life.

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VN to host World Police Music Festival

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Báo điện tử CP English 2 day(s) ago

VGP - The 20th World Police Music Festival will be held in Ho Chi Minh City from November 13-16 with the participation of police music groups from the U.S., Japan, Singapore and Viet Nam.

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HCM City: Nearly 8,000 take to streets for dioxin victims

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Nearly 8,000 people participated in a walk for Agent Orange (AO) victims at the Dam Sen Park in Ho Chi Minh City on August 2 as the designated date for supporting sufferers (August 10) approaches.

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Singapore may be destination of arms shipment detected at Vietnam airport

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Singapore may be destination of arms shipment detected at Vietnam airport

The final destination of the weapon shipment discovered at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday may be Singapore, a source from the Customs Department of Ho Chi Minh City told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.

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Police officer attacked, severely injured by 2 men on Saigon street

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Ho Chi Minh City police have arrested two men that allegedly beat a police officer to the ground after he tried to stop them from attacking another man.

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Vietnam police hunt for Pakistani suspect in street robbery

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Police in Ho Chi Minh City are hunting a Pakistani man suspected of leading a gang that allegedly stole VND13.8 million (US$635) from a local vendor in a street robbery last month.

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John Kerry’s senior advisor to visit Fulbright University Vietnam site this month

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John Kerry’s senior advisor to visit Fulbright University Vietnam site this month

Senior Advisor to the U.S. secretary of state David Thorne will travel to Vietnam next week when he is scheduled to visit the site of a university symbolic of the cooperation relation between Hanoi and Washington.

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Singapore’s National Day celebrated in HCM City

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The Singaporean Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City hosted a ceremony in the evening of July 31 to celebrate the country’s 50 th National Day.

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Int’l conference: artificial islands’ impacts in East Sea

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Int’l conference: artificial islands’ impacts in East Sea

(VOV) - An international conference entitled “The construction of artificial islands in the East Sea and its impacts on peace, security, economics, and trade development in the region” has been held in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Ho Chi Minh City preserves southern folk singing

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Ho Chi Minh City preserves southern folk singing

(VOV) - Don ca tai tu – southern folk music - was recognized as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2013. Since then, Ho Chi Minh City has been organizing activities to preserve and promote this art form.

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Large amount of weapons confiscated at HCM City airport

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Large amount of weapons confiscated at HCM City airport

Customs and police officers at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City seized a consignment of military weapons smuggled in on a flight from Turkey, the Tan Son Nhat airport customs office said on July 31.

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Police searching for Pakistani 'gang' that allegedly robbed $850 from Saigon shop

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Police searching for Pakistani 'gang' that allegedly robbed $850 from Saigon shop

Police in Ho Chi Minh City said they are hunting for a Pakistani man who is allegedly the leader of a robbery gang targeting local shops.

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