Vietnam seeks legislative exchange with US
During US Senator Patrick Leahy's visit to Hanoi on Thursday, National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung suggested both legislative bodies enhance their cooperation to promote a swift recognition of Vietnam as a market economy.
21 Chinese migrants arrested elsewhere on day of fatal gunfight in Vietnam
Vietnamese border police arrested  21 illegal Chinese migrants after they attempted to enter Vietnam last Friday, at a site 54 kilometers away from a gunfight that left two guards and five Chinese migrants dead.
US, Vietnam begin dioxin decontamination in Da Nang
US Senator Patrick Leahy visited the site of the former US Army airbase in Da Nang, where USAID has begun the process of removing toxic chemicals from thousands of tons of contaminated.
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Vietnam leader sends condolence to S.Korea over ferry tragedy
President Truong Tan Sang Thursday offered his condolence to his South Korean counterpart Park Geun-hye over the ferry accident that has left at least 29 dead and more than 270 missing.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung leads a delegation to visit a shipbuilding company in Da Nang City April 14

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung called on government ministries and agencies to cooperate with Da Nang's municipal administrators to further develop the central hub's infrastructure.
Mr Huynh Duc Tho (2nd, L) and Mr Nguyen Xuan Anh (2nd, R) receive flowers from the city leaders.
The People’s Council of Da Nang City, the local legislative body, on Monday elected Huynh Duc Tho to be the new Vice Chairman of the administrative agency People's Committee.
Mekong River at risk as Laos forges ahead with dam-building spree

Regional governments need to add bite to their bark, or risk environmental catastrophe, activists say.

3rd of six Canada-made amphibious aircraft arrives in Vietnam
The third of six amphibious aircraft that the Vietnam Navy contracted to buy from Canada arrived at Cam Ranh Airport in south-central province of Khanh Hoa Monday.
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