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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – May 13

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – May 13

Saturday, May 13, 2017, 08:54 GMT+7

Check out the news you should not miss today, May 13

Politics

-- Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc delivered Friday a speech at the discussion on smart infrastructure in Cambodia, concluding his participation at the World Economic Forum on ASEAN 2017.

-- Vietnam's State President Tran Dai Quang held talks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing on Friday as part of his state visit to China, underlining the importance of stronger cooperation in all aspects between the two countries as being critical to each country’s development .

Society

-- Customs officers and police of the northern city of Hai Phong on Friday detected three containers containing shisha and “Khat” leaves, an amphetamine-like stimulant said to be 500-fold more dangerous than normal drugs, inside another container at the local Nam Hai Dinh Vu port.

-- The 5.4km Tan Vu-Lach Huyen bridge in the northern city of Hai Phong, the longest cross-sea bridge in Southeast Asia once completed, will undergo a test run to check loading capacity on Sunday after reaching 99.8 percent completion.

-- Many streets in the northern city of Hai Phong were inundated after an hours-long downpour on Friday.

-- A 40-year-old man in Hanoi rushed to the street and attacked many people with a knife before being nabbed by police after having locked himself in a house for shelter in six hours on Friday.

-- Relevant agencies must identify the cause behind the mass deaths of aquatic animals raised by farmers in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang by May 14, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment requested on Friday.

Business

-- The Vina Gold taxi operator in the tourism city of Da Lat in Vietnam’s Central Highlands has been fined VND7 million (US$313) and suspended from operations in two months for charging two female Israeli tourists VND510,000 ($22.77) for a 4-km ride.

-- Crocodile farmers in Vietnam are lamenting over steep losses due to slumping meat prices, hoping to be ‘rescued’ by the government as were their pig counterparts.

Lifestyle

-- Hanoi culture department on Friday officially rejected a proposal of erecting a sculpture of a giant gold turtle near the iconic Hoan Kiem (Returning Sword Lake) to give Vietnam an ‘identifying symbol’.

-- An exhibition of Hokusai Manga, considered the origin of today’s manga, kicked off on Friday at the City Exhibition House in Ho Chi Minh City and runs until May 26.

Sports

-- Vietnam U20s arrived in South Korea and had the first training session at the Mokpo sports center on Friday, ready for their first-ever appearance at the upcoming FIFA U-20 World Cup, taking place later this month.

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