Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his spouse will attend the ASEAN-Republic of Korea (RoK) Commemorative Summit and the first Mekong-RoK Summit, as well as pay an official visit to South Korea from November 24 to 28.
-- A Vietnamese delegation, led by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son, attended the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Nagoya City, Japan on November 22 and 23.
-- Several traffic police officials in the southern province of Dong Nai have been accused of receiving monthly ‘protection money’ from local truck operators in return for a guarantee that they would not be fined for any traffic violations.
-- Officers in the north-central province of Thanh Hoa confirmed on Saturday they had caught two boats red-handed exploiting sands illegally along the Chu River.
-- Police in the southern beach city of Vung Tau carried out a sudden raid on a local villa for lease on early Saturday morning and discovered 22 men and women using drugs inside the venue.
-- A fire broke out at the construction site of the Wink Saigon Center Hotel on Nguyen Binh Khiem Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday afternoon and was put out later the same day.
-- A cold spell is forecast to affect northern Vietnam on Monday afternoon, bring about showers and a dip in temperature over the next couple of days.
-- Police in the southern province of Binh Phuoc have launched an investigation after two local residents discovered half of a human body that was decomposing at a plantation on Saturday afternoon.
-- Vietnam’s tourism real estate market has the potential for strong development, but the high quality of amenities and services is needed to attract investors, heard a seminar organized by the Vietnam Real Estate Association (VNREA) this week.