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Breakfast @ Tuoitrenews Jan 25

Saturday, January 25, 2014, 08:02 GMT+7

Below are some of the main stories published today, January 25, in the Vietnamese press.

Politics -- Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh on Thursday met with Swiss and European senior officials on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The two sides agreed to boost the negotiation progress for a free trade agreement between Vietnam and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). The Vietnamese official expressed his hope that the European country will maintain its official development assistance (ODA) provision to Vietnam and enhance investments in the country in various fields, including high technology, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, financing, banking and insurance.Society -- The total number of people leaving Ho Chi Minh City to return to their native land for Tet (lunar New Year) celebration may amount to over one million, transport experts estimated. Four largest coaches expects to transport a total of 800,000 passengers during Tet. Meanwhile, 160,000 passengers are estimated to leave the city by train. Over the past several days, about 21,000 people have left the city every day via Tan Son Nhat airport. The figure is expected to rise to 28,000-31,000 per day in coming days.  -- A two-month-old baby in Hanoi died on January 11 after being vaccine with the 6-in-1 vaccine Infanrix Hexa three days before. The vaccine is used in children to prevent six diseases: diphtheria, tetanus (lockjaw), whooping cough, hepatitis B, poliomyelitis, and Haemophilus influenza type b. Acceding to the health authorities, the baby died because of a heart-related disease, not because of the vaccine.  -- Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has asked the authorities of Dak Nong Province to clarify the case in which 37 primary students suffered health problems after playing with Chinese grenade-shaped toys. All schools in the province must be informed about the case, and the Ministry of Education and Training must issue a warning against such harmful toys, the official said.   -- Police from the Ministry of Public Security have prosecuted Vy Duy Thanh, 54, chairman of the Management Board of the Petroleum Mechanical Executing and Assembly Joint Stock Company (PVC-ME), and Tran Xuan Tinh, 39, a deputy director of PVC-ME on charges of “being irresponsible and causing serious consequences. They and their 10 accomplices have been found causing a loss of VND85 billion (US$4.01 million) at PVC-ME. -- The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has presented two Japanese officials for their significant contributions to the Vietnamese Government’s environment programs, especially the Support Program to Respond to Climate Change (SPRCC). The honorees are Daito Michio, energy counselor at the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam, and Mutsuya Mori, head of research team for the SPRCC under the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).Business -- As a result of the weakened purchasing power on the market, the country’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) in January has increased by only 0.68 percent from December 2013, the General Department of Statistics reported. -- A joint inspection team in Binh Thanh District, HCMC, detected and seized about 6 tons of expired frozen food with unknown origin at the storage of a local company, Ha Hien Fresh Food Co Ltd. All the expired food has been incinerated at the Dong Thanh garbage dump site in Hoc Mon District.Sports -- Spanish Rafael Nadal on Friday defeated his rival Roger Federer of Switzerland to advance to the Australian Open finals. Nadal defeated the 17-time Grand Slam champion, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3, 6-3 in a semi-final lasting two hours and 24 minutes on Rod Laver Arena on Friday.  



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