What you need to know today:
-- Vietnamese National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan arrived in Kazan City in the Republic of Tatarstan on Sunday to kick off her official visit to Russia at the invitation of Chairwoman of the Federation Council V. Matviyenko and Chairman of the State Duma of Russia V. Volodin.
-- The People’s Council of Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday passed a resolution urging the municipal administration to add buildings and structures with high architectural and cultural value, including such iconic landmarks as the City Hall, Central Post Office, and Ben Thanh Market, to its list of relics eligible for conservation.
-- Police officers in the southern province of Dong Nai said they had confiscated over 200 motorbikes used for ‘storming the streets’ after Vietnam whipped Cambodia 4-0 in the semifinals of men’s football at the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the Philippines on Saturday.
-- National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has announced that it will add six more flights to Manila on Tuesday to serve football fans who want to watch the final of the 30th SEA Games’ men football between Vietnam and Indonesia, which will play out at 7:00 pm on Tuesday (Vietnam time).
-- Vietnam’s Hoang Thuy on Sunday advanced to the Top 20 at the ongoing Miss Universe 2019 beauty pageant held in Georgia, the U.S.
-- Nearly 5,000 bowls of ‘pho,’ Vietnam’s famed beef noodle dish, were served to guests at the 2019 Day of Pho held in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper in the third edition of the annual event.
-- Vietnam secured an additional 20 gold, five silver, and seven bronze medals on Sunday – the eight competition day of the 30th SEA Games in the Philippines, moving to second place on the medal tally.