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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – November 16

Monday, November 16, 2020, 09:00 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – November 16
A file photo shows a bus carrying people to a quarantine zone after they entered Vietnam. Photo: Viet Dung/ Tuoi Tre

Check out the news you should not miss today:


-- The 11th ASEAN-United Nations (UN) Summit was held on Sunday in Hanoi via teleconference and was chaired by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, the Vietnam News Agency reported.


-- More than 340 Vietnamese citizens including the elderly, those with underlying conditions or suffering from occupational accidents, pregnant women, workers with expired labor contracts, students who finished their studies and others in extremely disadvantaged circumstances were brought home safely on Sunday from Taiwan on two flights operated by national carrier Vietnam Airlines, according to the Vietnam News Agency.

-- The Ho Chi Minh City – Trung Luong Expressway on Sunday night suffered a heavy traffic jam on a stretch of more than 10km following an accident involving three trucks and three cars. No serious injuries were reported in the road crash.

-- Many people on Sunday joined an event titled 'Clothes Swap & Plogging,' held by the Swedish Alumni Network in Vietnam in collaboration with the Swedish Embassy in Hanoi and the Vietnam Youth Academy, which was said to encourage people to shop economically and own new items by exchanging theirs with others.

-- The U.S. is committed to partnering with Vietnam to address environmental challenges facing the Mekong Delta, including drought, landslides, and saltwater intrusion, the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City said on its verified Facebook page on Sunday as a U.S. Mission to Vietnam delegation traveled to An Giang and Can Tho to discuss new opportunities for cooperation with local authorities and universities this week.


-- The Vietnam Festival of Creativity & Design, which is a series of inspirational, informative events and diverse creative experiences initiated by RMIT University Vietnam, is taking place in Hanoi, Hue, and Ho Chi Minh City, with multiple online events available to everyone from November 7 to 22.


-- The fundraising marathon Fun Run 2020 to support people in need throughout Vietnam was organized by BritCham Vietnam with the participation of thousands of people in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City.

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