Two Vietnamese among top 100 scientists in Asia

Prof. Dr Nguyen Thanh Liem and Dr Nguyen Thi Hiep have been named in a list of the top 100 scientists in Asia recently released by Singapore’s Asian Scientist magazine.

PM bids farewell to outgoing Panamanian Ambassador

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted a reception for Panamanian Ambassador Servio S. Samudio in Hanoi on July 15, congratulating the outgoing diplomat on excellently fulfilling his assigned mission in Vietnam.

Facebook to be fined $5bn for Cambridge Analytica privacy violations

The Federal Trade Commission has reportedly voted to approve fining Facebook roughly $5bn to settle an investigation into the company’s privacy violations that was launched following the Cambridge Analytica revelations.

Farmers in Binh Duong see bumper mangosteen harvest

Mangosteen farmers in the southeastern province of Binh Duong have had a bumper crop of mangosteen this season because of long periods of hot weather, low rainfall, and support from local authorities.

Hanoi in world’s 20 top foodie walking tours

Foodies to the capital city of Hanoi could not miss banh da ca (soup made with tea-coloured noodles which comes from northern Hai Phong city) and banh cuon (steamed rolled pancakes), The Guardian suggested.

Militant attack on Somalia hotel leaves at least 26 dead

At least 26 people have been killed in an attack on a hotel in southern Somalia claimed by al-Shabaab, an official has said.

Vietnam Summer Camp 2019 opens

The State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the People’s Committee of the northern province of Thai Nguyen on July 12 held a ceremony to start the Vietnam Summer Camp 2019.

Vietnamese NA leader wraps up official visit to China

Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and her entourage arrived in Hanoi on July 12 evening, concluding their official visit to China at the invitation of Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress Li Zhanshu.

Google workers can listen to what people say to its AI home devices

Google acknowledged its contractors are able to listen to recordings of what people say to the company’s artificial-intelligence system, Google Assistant.

Vietnam to welcome new private-run airline

PSNews – The Vietnamese Vingroup and the CAE Group of Canada recently signed an agreement on training pilots, flight technicians and other aviation specialists to provide high-tech aviation human resources for Vietnam and international market. 

Police Department for Records Management actively serves the fight against crimes

PSNews – The Police Department of Records Management on July 11 held a conference to review its task performance in the first half of 2019 and roll out its working plan for the remaining months.

Police Department of Fire Prevention and Fighting and Rescue reviews operation in H1

PSNews - The Police Department of Fire Prevention and Fighting and Rescue on July 10 held a conference to review its tasks performance in the first 6 months of 2019. Senior Lieutenant General Le Quy Vuong, Member of the Party Central Committee, Deputy Minister of Public Security attended the event.

Device could bring both solar power and clean water to millions

A device that can produce electricity from sunlight while simultaneously purifying water has been produced by researchers, an invention they say could solve two problems in one stroke.

Da Nang police ensure absolute safety for DIFF 2019

PSNews – The Da Nang International Firework Festival 2019 (DIFF 2019) has closed with excellent shows performed by the participating teams. Behind the absolute safety and success of the festival was the great work of the Da Nang Municipal Police Department.  

Banks announce impressive profits in first half of 2019

Domestic banks have unveiled positive business performance results in the first half of this year, with some new records being set.

Tra Vinh spends 62 billion VND to support Khmer community

The Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh has spent over 62 billion VND (2.66 million USD) to boost the socio-economic development among the Khmer community, according to the provincial Committee of Ethnic Affairs.

TikTok under investigation over child data use

The video-sharing app TikTok is under investigation in the UK for how it handles the personal data of its young users, and whether it prioritises the safety of children on its social network.
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