Vietnam's First Japanese Gas Station Opens in Hanoi, Steals Local Hearts

A new gas station on the outskirts of Hanoi is the first foreign-owned such facility to open in Vietnam.

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Morning News Roundup: Typhoon Khanun Weakens Into Tropical Depression

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▪ Typhoon Khanun weakens into tropical depression [SGGP]

▪ Vietnam’s ‘Glorious Ashes’ wins top award at global film market [Tuoi Tre]

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Safe Cities Index Ranks Saigon 56th Out of 60 Global Cities

Moving down ten spots from last year, Ho Chi Minh City ranks 56 out of 60 global cities in safety, according to a recent report.

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Vietnam Proposes Law to Officially Recognize Transgender People

Vietnam's Ministry of Health is working on a draft law that would create an official legal status for transgender people in the country.

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnam Floods Kills 83, More Rain on the Way

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▪ Vietnam floods killed 83 and more rain on the way [VnExpress]

▪ Provinces reject hydropower projects in aim to protect forests [VietnamNet]

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Morning News Roundup: Vingroup's Retail Unit Launches up to $713m IPO, Vietnam's Largest

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▪ Vingroup's retail unit launches up to $713 million IPO, Vietnam's largest [VnExpress]

▪ Dog thief killed during fight with angry villagers in Hanoi [VnExpress]

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68 Dead, 34 Missing as Northern Provinces Decimated by Worst Flooding in Years

Deadly flooding, accompanied by landslides, has ravaged a number of northern and central provinces following landfall by a tropical depression in the region last Tuesday.

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnam Named Asia-Pacific’s Best Golf Destination in 2017

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Vietnamese Actress Shares Story of Harvey Weinstein's Sexual Misconduct

As the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal continues to unfold, a Vietnamese actress has also spoken out about her experience as a victim of the movie mogul’s casting-couch abuse.

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2 of Vietnam's Undersea Internet Cables Are Down...Again

In news that will surprise absolutely nobody, Vietnam is experiencing connectivity problems yet again after two major underwater internet cables encountered problems earlier this week.

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