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Italy suffers losses as the epicentre of coronavirus in Europe, as infections spread to more countries.

Coronavirus: Outbreak spreads in Europe from Italy

Cases have emerged in several countries involving travellers from Italy, but borders remain open.

Flights from nCoV-affected areas to Vietnam suspended

The Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAV) has asked airlines to proactively adjust their flight schedules and suspended all flights from coronavirus-affected areas to Vietnam.

Vietnam welcomes record number of foreign visitors in 2019

Vietnam greeted over 18 million international tourists in 2019, the highest level so far, according to the General Statistics Office.

European travel firms study tourism cooperation in northern Vietnam

A delegation of 40 travel businesses from Europe is paying a visit to the capital city of Hanoi and the northern province of Ninh Binh and Quang Ninh to study tourism potential.

Paris exhibition celebrates life of Marie-Antoinette

Paris show includes contemporary treatment of woman France loved to hate in mangas, fashion and film

Notre Dame car bombing: all-female jihadist cell jailed for failed cathedral attack

Two women with ties to Islamist militants sentenced to at least 25 years for unsuccessful 2016 atttack

Thousands peacefully protest French IVF law, avoiding repeat of 2013 violence

An estimated 42,000 protesters took to the streets of Paris on Sunday, peacefully demonstrating against a draft law allowing lesbians and single women to conceive children with medical assistance, police said.


Thousands rally in Kiev to protest autonomy plan for eastern Ukraine

Thousands of people gathered in Kiev’s main square on Sunday to protest against President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s deal with Moscow to grant autonomy to Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebel-held east as part of efforts to end a five-year conflict there.


Europe braces for remnants of record-breaking Hurricane Lorenzo

Warnings of flash flooding and dangerous high winds have been issued in Europe as remnants of the record-breaking Hurricane Lorenzo approach the continent.

Vietnam strives to hit tourism target ahead of schedule

Vietnam is striving to achieve its goal of welcoming 17.5 – 18 million international tourists by the end of 2019, a year earlier than scheduled.

EVFTA opens new markets for Vietnam steel industry

The freshly-signed EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) will help the Vietnamese steel sector expand export markets in Europe, industry insiders said.

Europe goes its own way on 5G and Huawei

 The European Union says it has developed a strategy to keep its 5G networks secure. It does not include a blanket ban on Huawei equipment.

Europe will fight Mark Zuckerberg's plan for Facebook

 Mark Zuckerberg has put Facebook on a collision course with European regulators.

Measles infections hit decade high in Europe

 The number of people infected with measles in the European region in 2018 is the highest in a decade, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

Vietnam sees new investment wave from Europe

VietNamNet Bridge - Investment and goods flowing from Europe to Vietnam have increased greatly as the EU-Vietnam FTA will take effect next year.

Metop weather satellite launches into orbit

 Europe has launched a front-line weather satellite into orbit that has components that are over a decade old.

Facebook to exclude billions from European privacy laws

 Facebook has changed its terms of service, meaning 1.5 billion members will not be protected under tough new privacy protections coming to Europe.

Vietnam seeks to lure more tourists from China, Europe

 The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), travel firms and hotels will hold tourism promotion programs in four Chinese cities in China and five others in Europe this month and in June.

Deadly storm blasts across Europe, killing three

 Winter storms are sweeping across western Europe, causing three deaths and widespread disruption.