World

Republic of Korea tightens immigration rules

The RoK cabinet has passed the immigration law, revised, that asks all foreigners of 17 years of age upward to give their fingerprints and pose for photographs at the border gate for entrance into the country.
Politics

Vietnam, Australia cooperate in drug crime prevention

The Police General Department under the Ministry of Public Secury and the Australian Federal Police liaison office in Ho Chi Minh City have jointly held a training course on drug crime prevention for police forces in southern provinces.
Politics

Vietnam moves to ban scrap imports

Environmental police met in the northern port city of Hai Phong on Nov. 5 to seek legal support for a ban on imports of obsolete equipment and the transfer of out-of-date technology into the country.
Society

Fight against transnational drug crime gathers speed

Vietnam will tighten exit and entry of people under suspicion of being involved in transnational drug-related crime in the wake of a recent rise in cross-border transportation and trafficking of illegal narcotics.
Politics

Sri Lankan President concludes Vietnam visit

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa left Ho Chi Minh City on Oct. 24, wrapping up a three-day official visit to Vietnam at the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart, Nguyen Minh Triet.
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PM Dung attends summits for ASEAN and partners

Vietnam, as a co-ordinator of ASEAN-China relations between 2009-2012, will make all efforts to contribute to increasing bilateral strategic partnership to a new level, for peace, development and prosperity in the region.
Society

Anti-drug operations make headway

The national fight against drug crimes has made significant strides this year, said a workshop that brought together representatives of relevant southern agencies in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on Sept. 24.
Politics

Border guard officers visit Cambodia

A delegation of the High Command of the Border Guard of Vietnam, headed by its Deputy Commander Nguyen Phuoc Loi, is paying a friendship visit to Cambodia from Sept. 22-25.
Society

Restoration of central war relic completed

A project to restore the bell tower at Tam Toa Church in Dong Hoi city, in Quang Binh province, is all-but complete, helping to serve visitors and remind young generations of US war crimes.