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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – May 20

TUOI TRE NEWS

Updated : 05/20/2017 08:51 GMT + 7

Check out the news you should not miss today, May 20

Politics

-- Vietnam consistently backs all efforts to promote dialogue and maintain peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula, foreign ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said on Friday when asked about Vietnam’s reaction to the latest test-firing of ballistic missile the North Korea.

Society

-- An hours-long downpour on Friday left pools of water on some major roads in District 9, Ho Chi Minh City.

-- A bridge with a loading capacity of eight tons in the southern province of Long An collapsed on Friday after a truck carrying 300 bags of rice and weighing 24 tons in total ran on it.

-- Traffic is banned from crossing the Long Bien Bridge in Hanoi from 10:00 pm to 4:00 am the following day from May 19 to 31 to serve the testing of a new bridge surface.

-- Locals in Hanoi can examine the terminal and train to be used in the Cat Linh-Ha Dong urban railway project in Hanoi from today, May 20 to June 20.

Business

-- Vietnam welcomes U.S. businesses' investment in such fields as energy, oil and gas, infrastructure, finance-banking, education and training, and tourism, State President Tran Dai Quang said at a workshop on the Vietnam-US prospects in 2017 and the following years in Hanoi on Friday.

-- In celebration of the inauguration of Da Nang International Airport’s new international terminal T2, Vietjet on Friday announced the new Da Nang - Seoul route, with the inaugural flight scheduled for May 31.

Education

-- Pham Huy, a Vietnamese eleventh-grader who got a last-minute visa to travel to the U.S. for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2017 after having his application rejected twice, won the event's third prize with his his robotic arm early today, May 20.

Lifestyle

-- A number of activities will take place in Hanoi in celebration of the 54th African Day (May 25, 1963-2017), the diplomatic delegation of African countries in the Vietnamese capital announced at a press conference on Friday.

-- Japan's Tamaya Katahara Fireworks and Swiss team Sugyp will launch their fireworks in the Han River during the second night of the 2017 Da Nang International Fireworks Festival this Sunday, May 21.

Sports

-- The FIFA U-20 World Cup 2017 kicks off today in South Korea, with Vietnam, in their first-ever appearance, scheduled to have their opener game on Monday against New Zealand.

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