Hanoi mayor elected to municipal People’s Council
With 95 per cent of the vote, Hanoi People’s Committee Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung has been elected member of the municipal People’s Council for the period 2016-21.

Experts urge mobilization of gold held by public
VietNamNet Bridge - The demand for capital for investment and development remains high, but 500 tons of gold kept by the people, a huge source of capital, has been forgotten.

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Natural disasters wreck havoc on aquaculture in Ca Mau, WB-funded green transport project to begin in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam promotes tourism in Germany, Son La to organise third annual plum festival

CNN interviews Vietnamese rapper Suboi about her chat with President Obama
Vietnamese rapper Suboi, 26, was interviewed live on CNN via Skype on May 25 after her exchange with US President Barack Obama in HCM City during a town hall meeting with  a group from the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative.

CNN suggests 10 dishes visitors should try in Vietnam
VietNamNet Bridge - CNN site give hints about ten street dishes that every visitor should not miss when they come to Vietnam, including bun cha, nem cuon, ca phe trung, banh mi, bot chien, pho and xoi.

John Kerry and the journey of Fulbright University Vietnam
 VietNamNet Bridge – In mid-1990, the young Senator John Kerry and his two young daughters visited Vietnam. The idea of cooperation in education to promote relations between the US and Vietnam ocurred to him from that trip.

Vietnamese expert says it's too early for first human head transparent
Spinal cord fusion operation remains an impossible mission, especially fusion to restore functions, according to Nguyen Tien Quyet, former director of the Vietnam-Germany Hospital, a leading expert in organ transplantation. 

Loose management of FDI blamed for environmental disasters
VietNamNet Bridge - If Vietnam does not tighten control over licensing of foreign invested projects, it will have to pay a heavy environmental price for foreign direct investment (FDI), experts say.

U.S. sees first case of bacteria resistant to all antibiotics
U.S. health officials on Thursday reported the first case in the country of a patient with an infection resistant to all known antibiotics, and expressed grave concern that the superbug could pose serious danger for routine infections if it spreads. 

President Obama visits Ngoc Hoang temple in HCM City
VietNamNet Bridge – Immediately after landing arrived in HCM City on Tuesday afternoon, President Barack Obama paid a 15-minute visit to the Ngoc Hoang (Jade Emperor) Pagoda in Mai Thi Luu Street, District 1.

HCM City residents 'crazy' for President Obama
At 3.55pm on May 24, Air Force One carrying US President Barack Obama landed at Tan Son Nhat Airport in HCM City. Along the road from the airport to the city center thousands of people stood with flags, banners and cameras to await President Obama. 

Over 20 movies to be released in Vietnam this May
VietNamNet Bridge – Nearly 20 Hollywood, Vietnamese and Asian movies will be screened at cinemas in Vietnam in May.

Free concert to be held in HCM City
 A concert titled and Romanticism will be held at 7pm on May 28 at the Southern Vietnam Women Museum in 202 Vo Thi Sau Street, District 3.