Murderer of Vietnamese girl in Japan ordered to pay 70 million JPY in compensation

Murderer of Vietnamese girl in Japan ordered to pay 70 million JPY in compensation

The Tokyo High Court on September 24 issued a ruling that ordered Yasumasa Shibuya, who murdered nine-year-old Vietnamese girl Le Thi Nhat Linh in 2017, to pay a compensation of 70 million JPY (634,000 USD) to the victim’s family.
Vietnam becomes member of IAEA Board of Governors

Vietnam becomes member of IAEA Board of Governors

A Vietnamese delegation led by Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Trung Kien, resident representative of Vietnam to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), attended the 65th Annual Regular Session of the agency’s General Conference, which took place in Vienna, Austria, from September 20-24.
COVID-19 immunity key to Southeast Asia’s economic recovery from Delta variant

COVID-19 immunity key to Southeast Asia’s economic recovery from Delta variant

The COVID-19 Delta variant has limited limited economic recovery for Southeast Asia, but the outlook for 2022 is more positive.
COVID-19 remains complicated in Thailand, Philippines, Cambodia

COVID-19 remains complicated in Thailand, Philippines, Cambodia

Thailand on September 23 reported 13,256 new COVID-19 infections and 131 fatalities, raising the national counts to 1.52 million and 15,884, respectively.
Indonesia approves solar power link between Australia, Singapore

Indonesia approves solar power link between Australia, Singapore

Indonesian authorities announced on September 23 that the country had approved a giant solar power link between Australia and Singapore after a 2.5 billion USD investment commitment.
Vietnam cooperates with nations to prevail over pandemic, build peaceful, prosperous world: President

Vietnam cooperates with nations to prevail over pandemic, build peaceful, prosperous world: President

Vietnam will work with countries and people around the world to prevail over the COVID-19 pandemic, and build a world of peace, prosperity and happiness for all, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc said at the general debate of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, the US, on September 22 (local time).
President applauds establishment of global health security financial intermediary fund

President applauds establishment of global health security financial intermediary fund

Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc hailed the decision to establish a global health security financial intermediary fund initially worth 10 billion USD this year to ensure resources for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic while addressing the Global COVID-19 Summit hosted by US President Joe Biden in New York on September 22 (local time).
Thailand promotes rail connection to boost foreign trade

Thailand promotes rail connection to boost foreign trade

The Rail Transport Department of Thailand has unveiled a plan to develop areas in Nong Khai to prepare for rail connection with Laos as Thailand gears up for more trade with China along the line connecting the three countries.
SEA nations revive tourism following vaccination

SEA nations revive tourism following vaccination

As vaccination drives are being stepped up, Southeast Asian nations are gradually loosening anti-pandemic measures, including resuming tourism activities.
ASEAN members in overdrive to achieve prosperity

ASEAN members in overdrive to achieve prosperity

Within the framework of the 53rd ASEAN Economic Ministers’ (AEM) Meeting last week, the ministers discussed key strategies to strengthen cross-sectoral work and the region’s post-pandemic recovery efforts. Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Quoc Khanh shared the details with VIR’s Nguyen Thu.
Indonesia may allow foreign tourists by October

Indonesia may allow foreign tourists by October

Indonesia may allow foreign tourists to travel to the resort island of Bali and other parts of the country by October, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan has said.
Cuban media spotlight President Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s visit

Cuban media spotlight President Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s visit

The State visit by Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc to Cuba on September 18-20 has grabbed the headlines of Cuban media in recent days.
Thailand strengthens incentives to attract foreigners

Thailand strengthens incentives to attract foreigners

The Thai Customs Department is preparing to reduce import duty on alcoholic beverages and cigars by 50 percent for five years in line with the government's economic stimulus and investment promotion package.
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