Check out the latest news in Vietnam today:
-- Police in Ha Tinh Province, north-central Vietnam are investigating an explosion which left three young residents in Thach Ha District badly burned on Friday evening, with one of the victims requiring intensive treatment, confirmed a local official on the same day.
-- The Ministry of Public Security on Friday proposed the Supreme People’s Procuracy of Vietnam indict 86 defendants for their violations at Van Thinh Phat Holdings Group Corporation, the Saigon Commercial Bank (SCB), and relevant units. Among them, a former official at the State Bank of Vietnam was accused of taking bribes worth up to US$5.2 million.
-- The health authority of Ho Chi Minh City has adopted more measures to tighten control over Mpox during the last two months of the year. The city has detected 63 Mpox cases since September, with all of them male and 70 percent being men who have sex with men.
-- Vietnamese President Vo Van Thuong has put forth three major orientations for the effective implementation of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) while delivering a speech at a meeting of leaders of IPEF partner nations on Thursday (local time), the Vietnam News Agency reported.
-- Vietnam’s crude oil exports last month enjoyed a triple-digit growth rate as the country shipped over 241,000 metric tons of the oil worth over $189 million overseas, surging over 176 percent in volume and nearly 183 percent in value month on month, according to statistics from the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
-- The Ministry of Transport on Saturday will start work on a 73km-long road section linking Binh Duong Province with Long An Province in southern Vietnam. The road project carries a price tag of more than $94 million.
-- Vietnamese automaker VinFast confirmed on Friday that its U.S. business maintained normal operations and faced no lawsuits, in response to rumors that two U.S. private law firms were collecting information from clients to launch an investigation into the automaker’s possible violations of the U.S. securities law.
-- Israel issued a fresh warning to Palestinians in the southern city of Khan Younis to relocate west out of the line of fire and closer to humanitarian aid in the latest indication that it plans to attack Hamas in southern Gaza after subduing the north, Reuters reported.
-- Amazon.com on Friday announced it is trimming jobs at its Alexa voice assistant unit, citing shifting business priorities and a greater focus on generative artificial intelligence, according to Reuters.