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​Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – March 19

Monday, March 19, 2018, 08:10 GMT+7

Check out the news you should not miss today, March 19:

Politics

-- Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Sunday sent a congratulatory message to Li Keqiang on his re-election as Chinese premier.

Society

-- Vietnam's netizens are raising EUR50,000 (US$61,000)  to bring the body of a 21-year-old Vietnamese student, who was found dead in an apparent suicide in the German city of Dortmund on March 11, back home for a funeral.

-- Nine people were injured in a head-on collision between a fire truck, which was rushing to the scene of an accident for rescue efforts, and a passenger bus on Cau Gie-Phap Van Expressway in Hanoi.

-- Dinh La Thang, a former Politburo member who was sentenced to 13 years of imprisonment for deliberately violating state regulations in January, will stand his second trial with six others in another high-profile economic case in Hanoi today, March 19.

-- A hailstorm swept through Bac Kan, the capital of the northern province of Lao Cai, from midnight to early Sunday, damaging several trees and houses but causing no casualties.

-- Ho Chi Minh City has announced a plan to set up a smart urban management center, a hub of separate units in charge of such issues as traffic, environment, and emergency and rescue services.

Business

-- All of the 114 passengers of a VASCO flight that was stranded overnight on Con Dao Islands, off southern Vietnam, due to an aircraft engine problem, were brought to the mainland safely on Sunday.

-- Argentina has slapped an anti-dumping duty of up to 31.15 percent on ceramic tiles imported from Vietnam.

-- Toyota Vietnam is recalling 16 Corolla Altis units as there is a defect in their shock absorbers.

-- Demand for household security devices including smart locks or CCTV cameras is on the rise in Vietnam.

-- Ho Chi Minh City may develop an industrial park exclusively for Japanese businesses, Nguyen Thien Nhan, secretary of the municipal Party Committee, said as he led a delegation of high-ranking officials to meet with the Vietnamese community in Tokyo on Sunday.

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Son Luong / Tuoi Tre News

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