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Vietnamese frigate on long naval journey docks in Japan

Japanese navy accord a ceremonial welcome to the crew of Vietnam's missile defense vessel Tran Hung Dao at Yokosuka Port on Thursday.

On a 5,000 plus sea miles voyage, the Vietnamese navy’s Tran Hung Dao docked at Japan’s Yokosuka Port Thursday. The Russian built Tran Hung Dao is a Gepard-class frigate. She was launched on February 6 and is said to be equipped with advanced military equipment. The vessel, captained by Colonel …

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Vietnamese PM backs central role for UN in human progress

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the UN General Assembly debate in New York on Thursday.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said Vietnam staunchly backs the central role the U.N. plays in ensuring global peace. “Vietnam staunchly supports its central role in maintaining global peace and security, protecting and promoting human rights, and fostering development cooperation,” he told the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly …

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Vietnam’s nascent rave scene reeling after drug deaths

Booming numbers of hard-partying youngsters have put Vietnam onto the EDM map in recent years.

After Hanoi suspended all music festivals following a severe overdose case, many are fearing of a premature death for Vietnam’s EDM scene. Days after seven people died after taking a cocktail of drugs at an electronic music festival, their peers partied on at a sweaty Hanoi nightclub, hoping tragedy does …

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Popular Vietnamese pianist Quang to perform in Hanoi

Renowned Vietnamese pianist Luu Hong Quang will perform Five Bagatelles by Carl Vine and classic works at the upcoming Évolution concert to be held in Hanoi in early October.

Renowned Vietnamese pianist Luu Hong Quang, who has won many international piano competitions, will perform as an invited artist at piano series No.3 Évolution that will be held at Hanoi Opera House on October 3. The concert follows the success of previous cathedral concert and piano series that were held …

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Autonomy is the key to tertiary education improvement: experts

14 out of 500 universities have tried the autonomy mechanism

In the report reviewing the five-year reform of tertiary education, the Hanoi National University mentioned the removal of the ‘governing body’ mechanism and the application of the autonomy policy as the key to improve the quality of university education. Fourteen out of 500 universities in Vietnam have tried the autonomy …

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Steamed dumplings show Vietnam’s history

Small treat: Unwrapped bánh bột lọc trần.

Bánh bột lọc is a popular dish in Vietnam’s north and central regions. These clear dumplings cooked in banana leaves are said to have originated in the former imperial capital city of Hue. The dish recently gained international recognition when it was put on CNN’s list of the world’s 30 …

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Quang Ninh to host National Food Festival 2018

The National Food Festival 2018 will take place from September 28 to October 1 at the Sun World Halong Complex in Ha Long city, northern Quang Ninh province. Organized by the provincial people’s committee in cooperation with the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, the event is a part of activities …

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