Check out news you should not miss today, December 14
-- Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Thursday held separate receptions for newly-accredited ambassadors of China and Denmark, during which he highlighted the positive outcomes of cooperation with China and expressed hope to step up bilateral trade and investment ties between Vietnam and Demark.
-- A serious fire on Thursday afternoon broke out at a karaoke parlor on Nguyen Khiet Street in Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem District and completely burned down the four-story house. No casualties were reported.
-- The Customs Sub-Department of Lao Bao International Border Gate under the Quang Tri Customs Department in central Vietnam has caught a passenger bus entering Vietnam from Laos carrying more than 20,000 bullets on Wednesday, officers said on Thursday.
-- Hanoi’s Long Bien District police on Thursday said they have initiated legal proceedings against Nguyen Duc Thang, 29, for “trade, appropriation of tissue or part of the human body” after he admitted to having pocketed VND60 million (US$ 2,574) after successfully arranging two kidney trade cases.
-- Several vehicles parked inside a car garage near My Dinh Stadium in Hanoi’s Nam Tu Liem District were burned down after a fire broke out there on Thursday.
-- Vietnam expects the International Monetary Fund to continue cooperating closely with the country and provide it with more assistance, training and policy consultancy, Nguyen Van Binh chairman of the Commission for Economic Affairs of the Central Party Committee, said as he received a working delegation from the organization in Hanoi on Thursday.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Culture and Sports on Thursday announced a series of activities to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Cai Luong theater art (traditional southern music and performance) from December 17 to January 14 next year, including a show on January 13 at the downtown Nguyen Hue pedestrian street with the participation of around 400 local artists.