Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- Vietnamese State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc received Mayor of Bern Alec Von Graffenried and met with leaders of DKSH Holding AG Company on Saturday, as part of his official visit to Switzerland from November 25 to 29.
-- Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh chaired a meeting with relevant ministries and agencies on Saturday, which was aimed at speeding up research and technology transfer of COVID-19 vaccine and drug production in Vietnam.
-- Two planes of Vietjet Air collided with one another at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi on Saturday evening, resulting in damage to the wing of one of the two aircraft.
-- Residents in Tam Tien Commune, located in the central province of Quang Nam, have discovered four dolphin corpses that washed up ashore within only one week, according to local authorities.
-- Officers in the central city of Da Nang have initiated legal proceedings against two men aged 39 and 42 for appropriating money from about 170 people after promising to help them find jobs in South Korea.
-- A 27-year-old man was arrested in Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday after he had allegedly murdered a person in the northern province of Lang Son on November 20.
-- The first direct flight from Vietnam to the U.S. of national carrier Vietnam Airlines is scheduled to take off in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday evening, carrying about 150 passengers.
-- The number of imported cars in Vietnam rose 61 percent to nearly 130,000 units in the first 10 months of this year, the Vietnam News Agency quoted the Vietnam Customs as saying.
-- A contest was organized by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper in Hanoi on Saturday to find the best pho cook in northern Vietnam, as part of the activities of this year’s Day of Pho (December 12).