What you need to know today in Vietnam:
-- The Vietnamese air force organized a live-fire drill on Thursday in Bac Giang Province, northern Vietnam, according to the Vietnam News Agency.
-- General Luong Cuong, Chairman of the General Department of Politics under the Vietnam People's Army, is leading a delegation on an official visit to Laos from Thursday to Saturday, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
-- Hanoi police fined over 3,500 facilities almost VND29 billion (US$1.2 million) for breaching fire safety regulations from October 15 to November 12, according to figures released at a meeting on Wednesday.
-- Authorities in Hai Phong City, northern Vietnam on Thursday turned the first sod on a sea dyke built at an estimated cost of VND2.284 trillion ($92 million).
-- Police in Thanh Hoa Province, north-central Vietnam on Thursday returned a camera kit worth nearly VND200 million ($8,059) to Kartikey KarnaTak, of Indian nationality. They had arrested a suspect for stealing the kit from KarnaTak on Monday.
-- Vietnamese State President delivered a keynote speech on Thursday at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit 2022 in Thailand, pointing out that trade and investment need guarantees from an impartial, apparent, and effective international trading system.
-- CMC University held its first-ever school year opening ceremony in Hanoi on Thursday. It claimed to be the first digital university in Vietnam.
-- WBA Asia champion Le Huu Toan is poised to defend his World Boxing Association (WBA) Asia minimumweight belt against Jake Amparo on November 30 in Bangkok, Thailand, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
-- "Japan's core consumer inflation accelerated to a 40-year high in October as a weak yen pushed up the cost of imported commodities, which were already surging due to global supply constraints," Reuters reported.