Here are today’s leading news stories.
-- Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Thursday concluded his official two-day visit to Vietnam.
-- Police of the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong have busted a ring producing and selling fake petrol, following inspections in six southern localities, including Ho Chi Minh City, from May 28 to June 2.
-- A 37-year-old man has been handed a one-year flight ban for disturbing public order and assaulting on-duty ground service attendants while he was completing security screening for a flight from the north-central province of Thanh Hoa to Ho Chi Minh City on June 1.
-- The construction of the B Hall at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC) in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 7 entered its second phase on Thursday, with a goal to increase the venue’s hosting capacity to 1,000 booths per event.
-- Mango price in Vietnam has recovered from last month’s slump, selling at VND12,000-50,000 (US$0.52-2.15) per kg over the last few days, thanks to rising demand for celebration of Tet Doan Ngo, an event marking the middle day of summer, which fell today, June 7.
-- Nearly 200 young students have registered for the newly-opened free swimming course, held in an effort to reduce children drowning, in the mountainous Quan Son District, in the north-central province of Thanh Hoa, earlier this week.
-- Three beauty queens who won the crowns of separate Miss Vietnam and Miss Universe Vietnam contests will take part in the 2019 edition of the Vietnamese version of TV reality show Amazing Race.
-- Vietnamese travel agencies are selling tours including tickets to watch the final match between Vietnam and Curacao at the international tournament King’s Cup 2019 in the northeastern Thai province of Buriram on June 8.
-- Tickets for an Under-23 friendly between Vietnam and Myanmar, taking place in the northern Vietnamese province of Phu Tho at 8:00 pm today, June 7, are being offered at up to VND1 million ($43) apiece, ten times higher than the original prices, on the ‘black market.’