-- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev began his two-day official visit to Vietnam on Sunday at the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc, a visit that takes place at a time when the two countries are stepping up preparations to mark 70 years of diplomatic ties in 2020.
-- Da Nang Party chief Truong Quang Nghia on Sunday had a meeting with Indian President Ram Nath Kovind, who is on a state visit to Vietnam at the invitation of Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong.
-- Vietnam and New Zealand on Sunday agreed to actively coordinate in realizing an Action Program for the 2017-20 period during a meeting between Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and his New Zealand counterpart Winston Raymond Peters within the framework of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week in Papua New Guinea.
-- Rescuers are still working in heavy rains to recover the bodies of those buried in a deadly landslide in the south-central city of Nha Trang on Sunday that killed nine people and left four missing.
-- Vietnam’s lawmaking National Assembly is expected to cast a vote to pass a revised law on corruption prevention this week as the legislature enters the final week of its sixth plenum, running from October 22 to November 20.
-- A ship carrying 26 metric tons of hydrochloric acid (HCl) sank in the Dong Nai River in southern Vietnam on Sunday as authorities are racing to recover the strongly acidic chemical from the vessel before any leakage.
-- Though some Vietnamese fruit exporters have resorted to labeling their grapefruits and durians as “Thai fruits” for export to China, sales of the fruits have dropped significantly due to tightened control from Chinese authorities.
-- Vietnamese carmaker VinFast, owned by conglomerate Vingroup, is set to simultaneously launch three car models and one electric scooter model at a two-day event in Hanoi on Tuesday and Wednesday, with the company announcing it will start taking orders from November 26.
-- Vietnamese film ‘Nguoi vo ba’ (The Third Wife) by director Nguyen Phuong Anh has won Best Film and the Golden Royal Bengal Tiger Award at the 2018 Kolkata International Film Festival in India, it was announced at an awards ceremony on Sunday.
-- Head coach of Myanmar’s national football team Antoine Hey said on Sunday his team are ready to face Vietnam in a home match on Tuesday after snatching two important wins against Cambodia and Laos in the group stage of the 2018 AFF Championship.