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PM back to Hanoi from ASEM 12, P4G, European countries

 Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc arrived in Hanoi on October 21, wrapping up his working trip to attend the ASEM 12 and the Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G) Summit, and visit Austria, Belgium and Denmark from October 14-21. 

Visa exemption brings more Europeans to Vietnam

Vietnam saw a big leap in tourist arrivals from Italy, Spain, the UK, Germany and France in the first seven months of this year as its visa waiver for these five Western European markets continued to pay off.

Eurovision Song Contest kicks off with opening ceremony

 Contestants from 41 European countries and Australia walked the red carpet outside Stockholm's Royal Palace on Sunday, kicking-off Eurovision Song Contest week, which culminates in the grand finale on Saturday.

What being a pedestrian means in Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge – "Walk! Walk! You can walk! It's easy." You probably associate these words with your earliest memories of taking your first steps. However, these words were spoken in a very different context recently.

Migrant crisis: UN warns of 'legal limbo' in Europe

 Thousands of refugees could be left in "legal limbo" as European countries adopt different border rules to deal with the record influx of migrants, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has warned.

Foreign arrivals to Vietnam on rise

VietNamNet Bridge – Foreign arrivals to Vietnam in August are estimated at 664,985, an increase of 12% over last month and 7.5% against the same period last year.

Diplomatic highlights in June

VietNamNet Bridge – Consolidating political ties and enhancing economic cooperation with African and European countries and making active contributions to the bilateral and multilateral forums are among the key features


Visa-free travel for people from five countries soon

 VietNamNet Bridge – Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has agreed to grant visa exemption to the people of five European countries, in an attempt to lure more tourists to the country.

PM to witness FTA signing, visit African, European countries

 PM to witness FTA signing, visit African, European countries, Vietnamese Defence Minister visits India, Vietnam-Russia friendship association’s anniversary marked, Deputy Defence Minister meets Australian defence official

June diplomatic activities feature sovereignty protection

 VietNamNet Bridge – Diplomatic activities in June featured Viet Nam’s efforts in defending the country’s sacred sovereignty, enhancing strategic partnership with two European countries and reiterating commitments to human rights.

Deputy FMs to visit European, Asian countries in July

 VietNamNet Bridge – The deputy foreign ministers will pay working visits to Slovenia, Croatia, Slovakia, and Singapore this July to strengthen friendship between Vietnam and the countries,

New Zealand scientists claim breakthrough find in fighting drug addiction

 New Zealand scientists claim a breakthrough discovery could spell the end of "epidemic levels" of cocaine addiction in North America and parts of Europe.

Ukraine: Interim leader Turchynov stresses "European choice"

 Ukraine's new interim President Oleksandr Turchynov has said the country will focus on closer integration with the EU.

Honeybee shortage threatens crop pollination in Europe

 In more than half of European countries, there are not enough honeybees to pollinate crops, according to new research.

Astrium, Arianespace seal contract for more Ariane 5 launchers

 Europe's space company Astrium announced Wednesday that it has signed an agreement with Arianespace to begin production of 18 additional Ariane 5 ECA launchers.

Doha climate talks to end with weak commitment by rich nations

 The United Nations climate talks in Doha entered the final stage Saturday with drafts of the low- ambitious second period of Kyoto Protocol and weak commitment on climate finance