Check out what’s in the news today.
-- Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc ordered press organs to manifest their core values of providing verified news and intensify the fight against fabricated and fake news during a working session with the Vietnam Journalists Association in Hanoi on Wednesday, celebrating Vietnam’s Journalism Day (June 21).
-- The People’s Committee of Hue, the capital city of the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, has decided to close the city’s first and only book street just one year after putting it into a trial operation due to problems involving fake books and street vendors.
-- Nearly 100 houses in Dai Lao Commune, Bao Loc District of the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong have been submerged under 0.5 meters of rainwater following a heavy rain that began in Tuesday night and lasted well until early morning the following day.
-- Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has decided to establish a state-level medical scientific council in charge of the assessment of the embalmed body of late President Ho Chi Minh, which is being preserved at his mausoleum in Ba Dinh Square, Hanoi, for better and long-lasting preservation.
-- Police of Ho Chi Minh City’s Binh Chanh District said on Thursday that it has temporarily arrested two men and a woman, who allegedly killed another man residing in the locality three days earlier for singing karaoke louder than they did.
-- Vietnam spent US$23.58 million importing pork in the first four months of 2019, a sevenfold increase from the same period last year.
-- No-frills Vietjet topped the list of delayed services with 2,090 not-on-time flights, while the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines’ subsidiary VASCO canceled 12 flights, more than any other local airlines, in May.
-- Police of the south-central province of Khanh Hoa have recalled the business license of the Bavico International Nha Trang hotel in the provincial capital city of Nha Trang for selling 90 condotels in its building to customers while it is just allowed to operate as a trading, restaurant, and hotel complex rather a real-estate agent.
-- The State-run Vietnam Television (VTV) announced on Thursday morning that it has secured the media rights of the UEFA EURO 2020 for broadcasts within the Vietnamese territory.