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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – October 22

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – October 22

Sunday, October 22, 2023, 07:37 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – October 22
Fishing boats dock at the Ha Long fishing port in Quang Ninh Province, northern Vietnam. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Catch up on the news in Vietnam today:

Politics

-- Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh’s visit to Saudi Arabia between Wednesday and Friday has created an important premise to enhance the two countries’ political trust and open up new cooperation opportunities, said Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Do Hung Viet. This is PM Chinh’s first visit to Saudi Arabia since he took office in 2021 and the first trip to the Middle Eastern country by a Vietnamese premier.

Society

-- One to two storms and tropical depressions are forecast to lash the East Vietnam Sea within the next month, affecting Vietnam’s mainland, an official of the national weather center informed on Saturday.

-- Police in Hai Phong City, northern Vietnam are investigating a confrontation in which a karaoke bar employee stabbed a male customer to death and injured two others on Saturday, a leader of the municipal police told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.

-- A project to upgrade and expand a 13.8-kilometer National Highway 9 section in Quang Tri Province, located in north-central Vietnam, has been at a standstill for nearly one year as the provincial authorities have yet to find an alternative capital resource for the project after the World Bank stopped allocating capital last year.

-- Police in Vinh Linh District, Quang Tri Province, north-central Vietnam launched legal proceedings against and arrested a 51-year-old man for three months for allegedly raping an 85-year-old female neighbor on October 13, police officers reported on Saturday.

-- Netizens have voiced controversial opinions about a video in which the Giang brothers, a Vietnamese acrobat duo who won a world record for head-to-head stair climbing, did a head-to-head balancing act while riding a motorbike without wearing helmets in Ho Chi Minh City although they explained that they were filmed for a motorbike product advertising campaign.

-- A woman was fined VND17 million (US$693) and had her driver's license revoked for six months for driving against traffic on an expressway connecting Hanoi and northern mountainous Lao Cai Province on Thursday morning, the local traffic police said on Saturday.

Business

-- Vietnamese electric vehicle maker VinFast said on Friday it has entered into a share subscription of up to $1 billion with U.S.-based fund Yorkville Advisors as it seeks to fund expansion in overseas markets, Reuters reported.

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