Check out the news you should not miss today, April 25:
-- Vietnam demanded China immediately end illegal activities in the areas of Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos to respect the Southeast Asian country’s sovereignty, the foreign ministry’s spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang made the request on Tuesday in response to reporters’ queries about China’s recent activities in the East Vietnam Sea.
-- At a Tuesday meeting with RoK Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon in Seoul, Vietnamese Minister of National Defense Gen. Ngo Xuan Lich expressed his hope that the PM will continue supporting the two countries’ defense ministries to step up effective collaboration in the coming time.
-- Illegal construction is ongoing on a number of islets in Cat Ba National Park in the northern city of Hai Phong.
-- Vietnamese Nguy Thi Khanh, director of the Green Innovation and Development Centre (GreenID), will be among the honorees at an honors ceremony held in Washington, D.C., for winners of the 2018 Goldman Environmental Prize.
-- A video has gone viral on the Internet showing a man allegedly attacking a traffic police officer while shouting “police hit civilian” in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai. Police are investigating the incident.
-- A crash occurred on Tuesday afternoon between a truck and two cars on National Highway No. 1 through Ho Chi Minh City’s District 12, blocking traffic for hours.
-- There are 40 foreign shipping companies running their business in Vietnam and transporting 88 percent of cargo from Vietnam to other countries.
-- Vietnam has been chosen as the first stop in the Southeast Asia tour of English electronic music group Above & Beyond, with a show scheduled for May 5 in the northern province of Hung Yen.
-- The capital city of Hanoi has recently requested government workers to put on their desk a copy of code of conduct which was issued by the city in 2017.
-- The Labor Confederation of the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on Tuesday organized a mass wedding for 12 couples of workers in difficult circumstances, with the grooms and brides attending their wedding on cyclos.