Check out the news you should not miss today, January 13
-- The Party of Vietnam received a visiting delegation from its Cuban counterpart in Hanoi on Friday.
-- Vietnam and Japan should increase significant friendship exchanges on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties, Pham Minh Chinh, head of the Party of Vietnam Central Committee’s Organization Commission, said as he hosted Tsutomu Takebe, Special Advisor to the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance, in Hanoi on Friday.
-- A midwife of a hospital in the north-central province of Quang Ngai has been temporarily suspended from work after she prescribed an abortion pill for an expectant patient, leading to her miscarriage, the clinic confirmed on Friday.
-- Many salinity workers in Ho Chi Minh City have quit or switched to other jobs as their employers show no sign of giving them any bonuses as the Lunar New Year is drawing near.
-- Vietnam has lodged a complaint to the World Trade Organization, accusing that Washington has broken WTO rules in the way it has imposed punitive tariffs on Vietnamese fish it claims are being ”dumped, or sold at an unfairly cheap price, on the U.S. market.
-- Vietcombank reported a pre-tax profit of more than VND11 trillion (US$482.5 million) in 2017, the highest figure ever achieved by a Vietnamese bank.
-- Vietnam sets a target of raking in $19.5 - 20 billion from leather and footwear exports in 2018, up 10 percent from 2017.
-- Dual vocation training model has proved an effective means of enhancing links between schools and businesses, delegates said at a conference to review the first phase of the Danish-Vietnamese Technical and Vocational Education and Training project in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday.
-- A ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of a radio music award in Ho Chi Minh City, which used to help shoot many singers to fame, was barely attended by both audience and award-winning artists on Friday.
-- Vietnam’s performing arts watchdog has asked the organizing board of the 2017 Miss Ocean Vietnam to strip the crown of the winner, 22-year-old Le Au Ngan Anh, who shocked audience with her winning the beauty pageant in October, for violating the rules.