Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- Massive Tropical Storm Kammuri is forecast to enter the East Vietnam Sea within the next 24 hours, packing winds at 75-90km per hour and gusts at up to 130km an hour, according to the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.
-- More packages of suspected narcotics have been washed up on the coast of the north-central provinces of Thua Thien-Hue and Quang Tri on Sunday and Monday, following a similar incident in the central province of Quang Nam on Saturday.
-- Border guard officers in the southern province of An Giang confirmed on Monday they had arrested a 33-year-old Vietnamese woman for smuggling 5.8 kilograms of cannabis from Cambodia into Vietnam.
-- Police in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau have apprehended nine suspects after breaking up an illegal gambling ring lead by the son of a deputy police chief in Xuyen Moc District.
-- Budget carrier Vietjet announced on Tuesday it had opened a new route linking Ho Chi Minh City with Thailand’s Pattaya city via U-Tapao Airport. The service will be launched on December 23 with one flight per day.
-- A seminar was held in Da Lat City, located the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, on Tuesday to share experience in agricultural and rural development, within the framework of a friendship exchange between Vietnamese, Laotian, and Cambodian farmers.
-- Vietnamese businesses invested US$458.8 million in 31 foreign markets in the first 11 months of 2019, according to the Foreign Investment Agency under the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
-- Vietnam will compete with Singapore in the men’s football tournament of the 2019 SEA Games at Rizal Memorial Stadium in the Philippines on Tuesday evening. The game will be aired on VTV6 Channel at 7:00 pm.
-- Vietnamese athletes have garnered a total of 15 gold, 20 silver, and 16 bronze medals at the 2019 SEA Games held in the Philippines as of Monday night, securing their second place on the medal table behind the hosts.