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European Union Votes to Approve Historic Free Trade Deal With Vietnam

MEPs in European Parliament today voted in favor of a historic free trade agreement between the EU and Vietnam.

in Vietnam

Fierce Bão Forecast to Hit Vietnam in 2020 with 5 Football Tournaments on the Horizon

Vietnam faces yet another year of football mania with five international football events on the horizon for the men’s and women’s teams.

in Vietnam

Fines, Bans, Ukuleles: Vietnamese Authorities Finally Get Strict on Drink-Driving

  On January 1,  Vietnam enacted legislation  that makes operating any motorbike, car or bicycle with a bloo...

in Vietnam

Vietnam Still Has 800,000 Tons of Unexploded Ordnance, Labor Ministry Says

Explosive remnants from the Second Indochina War continue to haunt livelihoods.

in Hanoi

Location of Hanoi's Upcoming Uniqlo Store Announced

Queues formed outside Saigon’s Uniqlo store for weeks. Will the outlet receive the same response in Hanoi?

in Hanoi

Should Hanoi Release Doves on Hoan Kiem Lake’s Walking Streets?

The suggestion is Hanoi’s latest attempt to introduce wildlife to the Hoan Kiem Lake area.

in Asia

Singaporean Scientists Find New Way to Break Down Plastic

It's a brave new world.

in Vietnam

Vietnam’s Economy Expands by 6.8% in 2019, World Bank Says

In a press conference held Tuesday, World Bank officials said Vietnam’s GDP has expanded by 6.8% in 2019, while public debt has fallen by almost 8% since 2016.

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The Moments of Goodwill and Whimsy in Vietnam's Fight Against Coronavirus

In the 2011 medical thriller Contagion, directed by Steven Soderbergh, after an unknown disease strikes the US and then most of the planet, viewers witness a rapidly unraveling world where social deca...

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Hanoi’s Biggest Market Quiet Amid Coronavirus Fears

Stay connected with Urbanist Hanoi on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from the capital, the rest of ...

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Weekend Stories Roundup: Bamboo Airways Launches New Hanoi-Seoul Service

Stay connected with Urbanist Hanoi on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from the capital, the rest of ...

in Vietnam

Spotify, Netflix Halt Free Trials in Vietnam. Are Black Market Accounts to Blame?

No more Netflix and chill for free.

in Asia

Japan Imposes Stricter Visa Process for Foreign Students, Including Vietnam, From April

Due to the increasing number of visa overstays, Japan's Immigration Services Agency will tighten the issuing process for student visas for dozens of countries from April.

in Vietnam

European Union Votes to Approve Historic Free Trade Deal With Vietnam

MEPs in European Parliament today voted in favor of a historic free trade agreement between the EU and Vietnam.

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Tantrum Costs Vietnam’s Football Head Coach $5,000, 4-Match Suspension

Stay connected with Urbanist Hanoi on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from the capital, the rest of ...

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Training Course for UN Peacekeeping Course Opens in Hanoi

Stay connected with Urbanist Hanoi on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from the capital, the rest of ...

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Morning Stories Roundup: Eight New Vietnamese Flicks to Hit Netflix

Stay connected with Urbanist Hanoi on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from the capital, the rest of ...

in Vietnam

Vietnam's Beer Sales Down 25% Since Strict Drunk Driving Laws Come Into Force

Are you drinking less?

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Hanoi to Build 70 More Air Monitoring Stations This Year

Stay connected with Urbanist Hanoi on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from the capital, the rest of ...

in Vietnam

Vietnam-China Train Stopped in its Tracks Amid Ongoing Virus Fears

 For the first time in 11 years, the train crossing the border from Vietnam into China will stop running amid continuing coronavirus concerns. 

in Hanoi

Police Hand out Free Masks; Pharmacies Fined for Hiking Prices

As worries continue to spread like a virus and face masks sell out in record time, Vietnamese police have been handing out free masks and clamping down on pharmacies.

in Vietnam

Northern Vietnam Just Had the Hottest Start to a Year in 5 Decades

Is it just us, or has it been a little warmer than usual lately?

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Firework Displays Set at Many Locations to Welcome Lunar New Year

Stay connected with Urbanist Hanoi on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from the capital, the rest of ...

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Tet Shopping Frenzy, Rat-Shaped Trees and 5G

Stay connected with Urbanist Hanoi on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from the capital, the rest of ...

in Roundups

Weekend Stories Roundup: Hanoi to Have Enough Pork During Tet: Officials

Stay connected with Urbanist Hanoi on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from the capital, the rest of ...

in Hanoi

VinUni, VinGroup's First Private, Non-Profit University, Opens in Hanoi

The recently opened 'VinUni' is the conglomerate's first private, non-profit university. 

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Vietnam End AFC U23 Run With North Korea Loss

Stay connected with Urbanist Hanoi on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from the capital, the rest of ...

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Hanoi Hopes to Welcome Nearly 32 Million Tourists in 2020

Stay connected with Urbanist Hanoi on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from the capital, the rest of ...