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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News - November 6

Wednesday, November 06, 2019, 09:00 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News - November 6
Trash, including single-use plastics and plastic bags, builds up on a street in Hanoi. Photo: Xuan Long / Tuoi Tre

Read what is in the news today:

Politics

-- Denmark pledges to strengthen and expand cooperation with Vietnam in the field of energy in the coming time, said Morten Baek, Permanent Secretary at the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate, at a press conference in Hanoi on Tuesday.

-- Le Duc Vinh, chairman of Khanh Hoa Province in south-central Vietnam, and two former provincial leaders Nguyen Chien Thang and Dao Cong Thien have been removed from all positions in Party organs due to “serious violations” that caused huge losses to state land, assets, and budget as well as undermined national defense and security, the Secretariat of the Central Party Committee said on Tuesday.

Society

-- Police officers in the northern city of Hai Phong are searching for a woman and her child after locals reported seeing her throwing the toddler into a river from a bridge before jumping into the water in a suspected murder-suicide on Tuesday evening, leaving behind a death note.

-- At least 35 Vietnamese nationals are believed to be among the 39 people found dead in a truck container in the UK on October 23, as the victims’ identities are expected to be announced on Wednesday morning, officials said at a government meeting in Hanoi on Tuesday afternoon.

-- Three out of nine Vietnamese who went unaccounted for in South Korea after accompanying a high-level legislative delegation to attend a business forum last year have returned to Vietnam as Vietnamese authorities are still coordinating with their South Korean counterparts to investigate the case, Deputy Public Security Minister Nguyen Duy Ngoc said on Tuesday.

-- Police officers on Tuesday buried over 1,600 kilograms of pork infected with the African swine fever virus previously found at a facility in the southern province of Binh Phuoc last month.

-- Pham Thi Nhuan, an 84-year-old Vietnamese mother in the northern province of Thai Binh, was on Tuesday reunited with her long-lost daughter Le Thi Bay, 44, after 21 years apart, during which time Bay was sold to China to get married to different Chinese husbands against her will.

-- Hanoi has banned all government agencies and state-run organizations in the capital city from using single-use plastics and hard-to-decompose plastic bags from November 2019.

Business

-- Facebook has long-term plans to invest in the Vietnamese market, where the social network has around 30 million active users, Facebook vice-president and Asia-Pacific policy director Simon Milner said at a press conference in Hanoi on Tuesday.

-- The administration of Da Nang has launched a pilot scheme which seeks to regulate visitors to the iconic Son Tra Peninsula with color-coded passes from November 15. Under the scheme, the peninsula will only open to visitors between 7:30 am and 7:00 pm daily, and those riding scooters with automatic transmission will be required to leave their vehicles and take a shuttle bus for safety reasons.

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