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​Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – December 9

Saturday, December 09, 2017, 09:45 GMT+7

Check out the news you should not miss today, December 9

Politics

-- Vietnam and Liberia are determined to double or triple the current bilateral trade of US$35.3 million, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and Liberian Foreign Minister Marjon Vashti Kamara affirmed during their talks in Hanoi on Friday.

-- Vietnam’s foreign ministry spokesperson on Friday expressed concern that the U.S. latest decision on Jerusalem can have negative impact on peace and stability in the Middle East.

Society

-- Dinh La Thang, currently a member of the Party Central Committee and deputy head of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission, was arrested on Friday to serve the investigation of two serious economic cases caused when he was Chairman of the Member Council of state-run PetroVietnam.

-- Nguyen Quoc Khanh, former Deputy General Director of PetroVietnam (PVN), was prosecuted on the charge of deliberately violating state regulations on economic management causing serious consequence, police said Friday.

-- One Vietnamese national went missing while his countryman was injured after a fishing boat with ten crew members aboard got an accident off Taiwan due to bad weather, Vietnam’s foreign ministry confirmed on Friday.

-- Nearly 5 million Vietnamese children are in malnutrition conditions, the National Institute of Nutrition said on Friday.

Business

-- Vietnam's automaker Thaco inaugurated a $308 million bus manufacturing plant at Chu Lai – Truong Hai complex in the central province of Quang Nam on Friday.

-- A resident in Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City has been asked to pay hefty tax arrears of VND9.1 billion (US$400,881) from the income she generated from selling cosmetics on the Internet.

Sports

-- The Toyota Mekong Clubs Championship, with participation from national football champions of Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, kicked off today, December 9, and runs until January 6 in the four countries.

-- Vietnam will face Myanmar at the M-150 Cup 2017, consisting of six U-23 team, in Thailand today, December 9. The game is broadcast live at 4:00 pm on K+1 and VTV6

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