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PM Nguyen Tan Dung to attend 5th GMS Summit
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung will attend the 5th Greater Mekong Subregion Summit scheduled for December 19-20 in Bangkok at the invitation of his Thai counterpart Prayuth Chan-ocha.

VN-Venezuela diplomatic ties marked
A meeting was held in Hanoi on Dec.16 to mark the 25th anniversary of VN-Venezuela diplomatic ties.
Vietnam, RoK conclude FTA talks
Vietnam and the RoK signed a minutes to conclude negotiations of their FTA in Busan on Dec 10.
Stronger measures urged to protect children
Vietnam should build regulations to promote organisations' role in combating violence against children.
Self-service petrol stations open in Hanoi
Car drivers can now fuel their vehicles themselves at two filling stations in Hanoi.
President meets voters in HCM City
President Truong Tan Sang met with voters in District 4, HCM City on Dec. 2.
Vietnam, Russia cement legislative relations
Vietnam and Russia agreed to deepen friendship and cooperation between the two legislative bodies.
PM asks for tighter price, market control
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has urged for tighter control of price and market.
Confidence vote - highlight of NA session
A number of deputies considered Q&A sessions and the confidence vote as highlights of the 13th NA’s eighth session.
Authorities mitigate impact of falling oil price to State budget
17/12/2014 | 11:22:00
The Government will implement comprehensive measures to meet next year's annual State budget collection target of 911.1 trillion VND (42.774 billion USD), notwithstanding the insignificant effect of the global oil price decline.

Some experts are concerned about the reduction of the State's budget next year as the export value of crude oil, which has fallen by 30 percent to a four-year low of roughly 60 USD per barrel, contributes significantly to the nation's coffer.
Politics
Vietnam condemns terrorist act in any form
Vietnam condemns terrorist acts in any form, Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Le Hai Binh has said in response to a school attack in the northern Pakistani city of Peshawar that left hundreds of people dead and injured on December 16.
World
Cambodia sends 184 peacekeepers to Lebanon
Cambodia on December 18 sent the fifth batch of 184 peacekeepers to Lebanon to replace the fourth group whose one-year mission ended.
Society
Rescuers try to pump water out of collapsed tunnel
Rescuers are working hard to drain water from the collapsed tunnel section where 12 workers were trapped at the construction site of Da Dang-Da Chomo hydropower plant in Central Highlands Lam Dong province.
Business
Vietnam looks for closer trade ties with Kuwait
The Vietnamese and Kuwait business communities should further foster cooperation to narrow their trade gap and raise two-way trade to 1 billion USD in the future, a Vietnamese economic expert has said.
Culture-Sport
Thai ethnic group festival to showcase culture
Various cultural and sports activities, featuring the Thai ethnic group's traditional identities, will be held for the first time in the northern province of Lai Chau from December 27 to 29.
Sci-Tech
Japanese prefecture helps Nam Dinh develop hi-tech agriculture
Representatives of Japan’s Miyazaki prefecture affirmed to support the northern province of Nam Dinh’s high-tech agriculture development at their working session with the local leaders on December 17.
Health
Ninh Binh keen to develop sea-health care services
The northern province of Ninh Binh has spent 11.17 billion VND (532,000 USD) on a sea and island health care development programme with the aim of ensuring coastal and island residents to access health care services.
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