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Morning Stories Roundup: EU Logging Deal, Da Nang Erosion and Ha Giang Crash

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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

- New Vietnam President Nguyen Phu Trong sworn in after 99.8% vote. [The Straights Times]

Vietnam

- Vietnamese university climbs 15 places in QS World University Rankings 2019. [Dan Tri]

Vietnam signs deal with EU to fight illegal logging. [Vietnam News]

- Driver claims to be sober, blames high heels for fatal crash in Saigon. [Tuoi Tre]

- Road crash kills two foreign tourists in northern Vietnam. [VnExpress]

- Heavy rain lashes Da Nang, exposes massive coastal erosion. [VnExpress]

Other

- Vietnamese man arrested with lion, warthog body parts at Kenyan airport. [VnExpress]

- Philippines: Duterte faces first serious dip in popularity ratings. [The Guardian]

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