Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- Vietnamese Nguyen Xuan Phuc began his activities at the 26th APEC Economic Leaders’ Week in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on Saturday by participating in several dialogues between APEC leaders and related meetings on the sidelines of the event.
-- Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and the Frist Lady are scheduled to pay a state visit to Vietnam from November 18 to 20 at the invitation of Vietnamese Party chief and State President Nguyen Phu Trong.
-- A tropical depression forming off southern Vietnam had developed into a storm, named Toraji, on Saturday evening before being downgraded on Sunday morning. The low-pressure system was located 130 kilometers east of the south-central province of Ninh Thuan as of 4:00 am Sunday.
-- A traffic accident on the Rach Mieu Bridge, which connects Tien Giang and Ben Tre Provinces in the Mekong Delta, resulted in serious congestion lasting for up to four hours on Saturday afternoon, despite efforts of traffic police from both provinces.
-- About 300 patients at the Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi were given free-of-charge haircuts and hair wash on Saturday, as part of social work that is carried out once every three months.
-- The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development organized a ceremony on Saturday to announced the first-ever made-in-Vietnam vaccine for hand, foot, and mouth disease.
-- Residents and commuters along Huynh Tan Phat Street in District 7 have been frustrated after suffering frequent air pollution and inundation brought about by sluggish roadworks along the road over the past months.
-- The first direct flight between Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Zurich, Switzerland operated by Swiss carrier Edelweiss Air has recently been launched following three years of preparation.
-- The State Bank of Vietnam has issued a document warning of the increasingly subtle and complicated crimes involving the production and trade of counterfeit money across the Southeast Asian country.
-- The 2018 Vietnam Kizuna Ekiden, a marathon to raise awareness of traffic safety organized by the Ministry of Public Security, Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper, and Japan's Mainichi newspaper, kicked off at the Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake in Hanoi on Sunday morning.