Here are the leading news stories about Vietnam you should not miss today, October 29
-- Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc led a high-ranking delegation of the Party and state paid respect to Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Dusit Maha Prasat Palace in Bangkok on Friday.
-- Myanmar President Htin Kyaw concluded his state-level visit to Vietnam Friday, following many talks and meetings with the host country’s top leaders, during which the two sides expressed their delight at the thriving cooperative ties between the two nations over the past four decades.
-- German Minister for Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier is slated to visit Vietnam between October 30 and November 1, during which he will attend the topping-out ceremony of the German House in Ho Chi Minh City.
-- Vietnam Airlines said Friday it is working with authorities at Japan’s Narita airport regarding 34 Japanese high school students who had to be hospitalized out of food poisoning upon returning from Vietnam with the carrier in the morning the same day.
-- Nguyen Thanh Phong, the editor-in-chief of Lao Dong va Xa Hoi (Labor and Society) newspaper has been detained for investigation on charges of gambling.
-- U.S. Pacific Command Commander, Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr., on Friday attended the inauguration of the Vietnamese Coast Guard maintenance and boat haul-out facility, which was developed in coordination with the United States, in the central province of Quang Nam, as part of his three-day visit to the Southeast Asian country.
-- The Bureau of Tourism, Culture & Exchange of Nagoya city in the Japanese prefecture of Aichi held Friday a tourism workshop and tourism fair in Ho Chi Minh City, introducing many destinations to Vietnamese visitors.
-- Vietnam was ranked 96th out of 189 economies in terms of electricity access, one of the criteria the World Bank uses to rank economies based on the ease of doing business, thanks to improvement in such aspects as the number of procedures, and time and cost to be connected to electricity.
-- Two high-speed boats were on Friday added to the tourism fleet bringing tourists from the mainland to the famed Phu Quoc Island off the southern province of Kien Giang.
-- Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Friday donated a charity bookshelf to primary students in the mountainous province of Ha Giang.