VN urges adherence to int’l law, multilateralism promotion in Bonn
 Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh called for the adherence to international law and the promotion of multilateralism for peace and sustainable development in his speech at a session of the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.

State monopoly bill deemed “regressive”
 The Ministry of Industry and Trade’s new draft decree on goods, services, and localities subject to state monopolies has received barracking from local and international experts.

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 Health minister visits HCM City health facilities, Lâm Đồng farmers yet to grasp hi-tech concept, VietGap a windfall for shrimp farmers, Turin gathering highlights Vietnam-Italy relations

Central province throws festival fit for sea gods
Thai Duong Ha, a fishing village sitting on the coast of central Thừa Thiên-Huế Province, holds a festival every three years to honour the supernatural forces which they believe govern the sea.

Bac Giang to allow foreign teachers to teach English at schools
 A project to use foreign teachers for teaching English at schools will be implemented at primary and junior and senior high schools in the northern province of Bac Giang in the 2016-2017 academic year. 

Da Nang to boost IT training, manpower
 Da Nang’s IT and communications sector is facing a serious shortfall in manpower, as colleges and training centres are only able to supply a fifth of the human resources needed for businesses operating in the city.

Thousands of youth voluntarily sign up for military service
 Thousands of young people across the country voluntarily departed for military service today (Feb. 14), the Vietnam Military High Command has said.

Vietnam's six Kilo-class submarines in close up
 Vietnam has so far received six 636 kilo-class submarines from Russia to modernise and enhance the capacity of its navy forces to defend the country's territorial waters.

Exhibition on lesbian couples to open in Hanoi
 The Lộ sáng (Exposed) exhibition will open at 4pm on February 21 at the Việt Nam University of Fine Arts, 42 Yết Kiêu Street.

German spring cinema screened in Hanoi, HCM City
 The Goethe Institute is running its Spring Cinema season with one popular German film screened every Wednesday, starting February 15 in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.