Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- The Royal Canadian Navy’s multi-role patrol frigate HMCS Regina and supply ship Asterix arrived at Cam Ranh International Seaport in the south-central Vietnamese province of Khanh Hoa on Monday, beginning their four-day visit to Vietnam.
-- Three people were seriously injured after a sleeper bus rear-ended a trailer tractor along the expressway connecting Hanoi and the northern province of Lao Cai on early Monday morning.
-- Five customs officers in the north-central province of Quang Tri have been given a warning and position transfer after being caught receiving bribe while they were on duty at the La Lay International Border Gate.
-- Police in Ho Chi Minh City confirmed on Monday they had arrested five members of a loan-shark ring who were also possessing drugs and weapons at a house in Phu Nhuan District.
-- A construction worker was killed and another injured in a scaffold collapse at the construction site of a house in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai on Monday.
-- The Ministry of Information and Communications has warned local businesses about the fact that their advertisements have been placed on YouTube videos with negative and anti-state content, which is against the law on advertising.
-- Officers under the Ministry of Public Security and border guard unit in northern Lang Son Province on Monday apprehended four Chinese nationals who were wanted by Chinese police for smuggling a massive amount of bird’s nests worth over VND7 trillion (US$301 million).
-- The Vietnam Fisheries Society has sent a document to the government office and relevant agencies to express their opposition after fishermen onboard a Vietnamese fishing boat were robbed by crew members of a Chinese ship near the Hoang Sa (Paracel) Archipelago on June 2.
-- The Vietnam Venture Summit 2019 was held in Hanoi on Monday, providing a platform for policy dialogue between the Vietnamese government and international venture funds.
-- Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper, in coordination with the State Bank of Vietnam, is scheduled to organize a conference on cashless payment and related policies at the Landmark 81 Tower in Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday. The event is expected to be attended by government leaders and officials and representatives of local businesses.