Vietnam in the eyes of a Cuban artist — a present retrospective International

Left: René Mederos, Vietnam Shall Win (1971), Paper. Right: René Mederos, Ho Chi Minh (1969), Paper. Courtesy of the Center for the Study Of Poltical Graphics.  In 1969, Cuban artist Felix René Mederos Pazos arrived for the first time in war-torn Vietnam on assignment from the Cuban government’s Department of Revolutionary Orientations. His task was to depict […]

Six patients die while undergoing hemodialysis at northern Vietnam hospital International

Six kidney patients died on Monday morning while undergoing hemodialysis at a hospital in the northern province of Hoa Binh. In total, 18 patients were rushed to the hospital’s emergency room suffering from suspected anaphylactic shock, and 12 remain in critical condition. The patients were receiving routine treatment for chronic kidney disease at Hoa Binh […]

Opinion divided as new bill asks Vietnamese lawyers to break client privilege in serious cases International

Vietnamese lawyers are concerned about revisions to the Penal Code that if approved would require them to expose their clients in cases of serious crimes or threats to national security. The article, which is being discussed at the ongoing National Assembly session, says that lawyers will be held criminally responsible if they do not expose […]

Hanoi’s first sky train track found in rusty disrepair a year before launch International

By Doan Loan  &nbspMay 29, 2017 | 04:30 pm GMT+7 The track of the Cat Linh-Ha Dong elevated railway in Hanoi has been found rusted at many parts. Photo by VnExpress/Ba Do This is the latest blow to the project which has already been delayed by nearly five years. Hanoi’s much-anticipated first sky train is […]

Move over Rome: Summer travelers turn to Saigon, Mumbai for fresh experience International

More travelers are looking outside their comfort zones and off the beaten paths for their summer vacations, a trend that is catapulting lesser known cities such as Saigon and Mumbai into new stardom. A MarketWatch report, citing data from American Express, showed that bookings to Vietnam’s largest city in April and May increased a whopping […]

Vietnam bags four gold medals at Asia Pacific math competition International

By Xuan Hoa  &nbspMay 29, 2017 | 10:01 am GMT+7 Of the seven Vietnamese students attending the competition, four won the gold medals and one of them made it to the top 10. Vietnamese students attending an Asia Pacific mathematics competition have secured four gold medals, placing the country in the third position after Singapore […]

Vietnam bags four gold medals at Asia Pacific maths competition International

By Xuan Hoa  &nbspMay 29, 2017 | 10:01 am GMT+7 Of the seven Vietnamese students attending the competition, four won the gold medals and one of them made it to the top 10. Vietnamese students attending an Asia Pacific mathematics competition have secured four gold medals, placing the country in the third position after Singapore […]

Vietnam’s prime minister starts first US visit International

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc left Hanoi Sunday night for a three-day visit in the United States, his first as the head of the government, to further boost relationship with one of the country’s top trading partners, the Vietnam News Agency reported. The official visit from May 29-31 will also be the first time a […]

Swedish comedy ‘The Square’ is surprise Cannes winner International

Swedish satire “The Square”, a send-up of political correctness and the confused identity of the modern male, won the Palme d’Or top prize at the Cannes film festival Sunday. In a stunning upset, the nine-member jury led by Spanish director Pedro Almodovar and including Hollywood stars Jessica Chastain and Will Smith awarded the trophy to […]