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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News - June 13

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News - June 13

Thursday, June 13, 2024, 07:34 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News - June 13
An oil spill response drill was held at Chan May Port in Thua Thien-Hue Province, central Vietnam, June 12, 2024. Photo: Ngoc Binh / Tuoi Tre

What you need to know in Vietnam today:

Politics

-- Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong on Wednesday afternoon chaired a meeting in Hanoi with key leaders of the state, National Assembly, and government to review their performance in April and May, and discuss major tasks in the coming time.

-- Vietnamese state, government, and National Assembly leaders on Wednesday sent congratulatory messages to their Russian counterparts on the Russia Day (June 12) celebration, reported the Vietnam News Agency.

Society

-- The Ministry of National Defense on Wednesday held a drill to respond to oil spills at sea at Chan May Port in Thua Thien Hue Province, central Vietnam, featuring over 1,000 participants and dozens of vessels.

-- The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Construction has asked the Technical Infrastructure Management Center to order open-top double-decker buses not to pick up and drop off passengers at 92-96 Nguyen Hue Street in District 1.

Lifestyle

-- The sixth Denimsandjeans Vietnam Show is scheduled to take place in Ho Chi Minh City on June 26 and 27, with the participation of many major denim manufacturers from Vietnam and more than 10 countries.

-- Singapore welcomed over 155,000 Vietnamese travelers in the first five months. Vietnam was one of Singapore’s 10 largest tourism source markets last year, sending some 458,000 visitors to the city-state, according to the Singapore Tourism Board.

Education

-- New Zealand is set to increase the number of scholarships for Vietnamese students in the 2025-25 academic year, according to Ben Burrowes, regional director (Asia) at Education New Zealand.

Sports

-- The People’s Committee of Phu Yen Province in south-central Vietnam collaborated with the Sports Authority of Vietnam under the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism to open the 30th National Youth Karate Championship on Wednesday. This year’s sporting event is attended by nearly 1,000 athletes and coaches from 43 cities and provinces.

World News

-- The Federal Reserve held interest rates steady on Wednesday and pushed out the start of rate cuts to perhaps as late as December as policymakers sketched out their view of an economy that remains virtually unchanged across its major dimensions for years to come, according to Reuters.

-- The European Commission said it will impose extra duties of up to 38.1 percent on imported Chinese electric cars from July, risking retaliation from Beijing which said on Wednesday it would take measures to safeguard its interests, reported Reuters.

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