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Morning Stories Roundup: Metro Test Run, Michelin Star Chefs and Wildlife Trafficking

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Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from the capital, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them into short, accessible links so you can easily keep up with current affairs.

Hanoi

- Hanoi metro line has first full test run, could open in 3 to 6 months. [VnExpress]

- Michelin star chefs will be coming to Hanoi in October for a special culinary event. [Vietnam Plus]

- An Italian film week is showcasing three Italian films in Hanoi. [Vietnam Plus]

Vietnam

- E-payment continues to go mainstream in globalizing Vietnam. [VnExpress]

- Two dog theives in central Vietnam sentenced to jail. [VnExpress]

- Wildlife trafficker sentenced to 10 years in prison in Dien Bien Province. [Dan Tri]

Other

- US hits China with sanctions for buying Russian fighter jets and missiles. [The Guardian]

- 12 killed, dozens missing in new Philippine landslide. [VnExpress]

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