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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News- May 31

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News- May 31

Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 09:10 GMT+7

Check out what is in the news today

Politics

-- Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc expressed his hope that Vietnamese businesses can attract more investment from the United States during a seminar held in New York on May 30 morning (New York time), as part of his official May 29-31 visit at the invitation of President Donald Trump.

Society

-- A court in the north-central province of Nghe An on Tuesday handed down five death sentences to a large-scale drug trafficking ring, with the kingpin operating the illegal cartel while he was serving his time in a prison in the central province of Thua Thien- Hue.

-- The management of Buon Kuop hydroelectric power plant in Krong No District in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong ceased the operation of some generators on Tuesday evening to facilitate the retrieval of the body of a fifth-grader who had drowned while swimming with his friends in the Serepok River, one of the region’s iconic, earlier the same day.

-- Thirty-seven workers at a South Korean LG factory housed in Trang Due Industrial Park in An Duong District in the northern city of Hai Phong were hospitalized early Tuesday morning after having supper at the workplace the previous night. 

Business

-- Dutch Queen Maxima, who has served as the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, met with entrepreneurs and farmers in Don Duong District and Da Lat City in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on Tuesday as part of her ongoing visit to Vietnam.

-- More than 400 business households in Ho Chi Minh City have upgraded themselves to companies nearly two months after the local administration adopted incentive measures.

-- Businesses operating in Vietnam that have associated transactions with multinational companies will come under scrutiny by local tax watchdogs, Cao Anh Tuan, deputy head of the General Department of Taxation, confirmed at a press conference on Tuesday.

Lifestyle

-- Vietnamese pianist Luu Duc Anh, a graduate student of Malmo Music Academy in Sweden, won the first prize in the 19-30 year-old category at the International Music Competition 2017, which was held between May 25 and 28 and drew 300 piano artists from different countries.

Sports

-- Seventeen-year-old Vietnamese athlete Cao Vo Ngoc Long nabbed a gold medal at the 2017 Asian Youth Athletics Championships' high jumping event held in Thailand on Monday. 

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