Check out the news you should not miss today, June 17
-- Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Friday sent a congratulatory message to Theresa May on her re-election as Prime Minister of the UK.
-- As part of his official Vietnam trip, Chairman of the Cuban National Assembly Esteban Lazo Hernandez visited the Ho Chi Minh City on Friday, where he was received by the municipal Party chief Nguyen Thien Nhan.
-- Vietnam has established a National Committee for Children, tasked with assisting the government and the prime minister in dealing with child-related issues and implement children’s rights.
-- A 34-year-old man and his 36-year-old wife were found dead with multiple injuries and slashes on their bodies in the southern province of Binh Phuoc on Friday.
-- Police had top open fire to stop a fight between traditional xe om (motorbike taxi) drivers and their Grab Bike rivals near the Mien Tay Bus Station in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday night, officers confirmed on Friday.
-- A sanitation worker was beaten to the point of unconsciousness by a sugarcane juice peddler in Hanoi on Friday, only because she had asked the street vendor to keep the street in front of her stall clean.
-- A German national, who had been teaching at several English centers in the southern province of An Giang, has been found hanged naked inside his rent house, with the body decomposing, police said on Friday.
-- A nine-year-old boy was found drowned at a public swimming pool in the southern province of Long An on Friday, the latest in a series of children drowning deaths in Vietnam this summer.
-- Vietnam may be able to control inflation at 2.35 percent, but unlikely to achieve the economic growth target of 6.37 percent, according to the Vietnam Annual Economic Report 2017 launched Friday at a conference in Hanoi.
-- Ho Chi Minh City wishes to cooperate with Microsoft to develop itself into a smart city, the municipal Party chief Nguyen Thien Nhan said as he received visiting Stefan Sjostrom, vice president for Public Sector, Asia of the U.S. tech giant, on Friday.
-- Vietnam’s flight delay ratio rose to the highest-ever of 15 percent in the week ending June 13, with 869 out of 5,766 flights missing their schedules, according to the country’ aviation watchdog.