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Vietnam seizes 5 tonnes of pangolin scales from Nigeria

Hanoi - Vietnam police have seized more than five tonnes of pangolin scales stashed in a cashew shipment from Nigeria, the government said Friday.

Vietnam seizes half tonne of ketamine in crackdown on synthetic drugs

Hanoi - Vietnamese police have seized half a tonne of ketamine worth $21 million in Ho Chi Minh City, a key transit hub that has seen record busts of synthetic drugs in recent weeks as narcotics gangs use its ports and air links to shuttle drugs across the reg...

Vietnamese woman in Kim Jong Nam murder case arrives home

Hanoi - A Vietnamese woman who stood trial for the assassination of the North Korean leader's half-brother arrived home Friday, bringing down the curtain on a dramatic and often bizarre two-year murder mystery.

Vietnam police bust $1bn illegal online gambling ring

Hanoi - Police in Vietnam broke up an online gambling ring that had handled more than $1 billion in bets and arrested 22 people, reports said Saturday, in what is believed to be the largest-ever internet betting operation in the communist country.

USAID launches latest clean-up for Vietnam War-era Agent Orange site

Hanoi - The US launched on Saturday a $183 million clean-up at a former Vietnam storage site for Agent Orange, a toxic defoliant used in their bitter war which years later is still blamed for severe birth defects, cancers and disabilities.

Vietnam man arrested smuggling tiger skin, bones to China

Hanoi - A Vietnamese man has been arrested for attempting to smuggle an entire tiger skin and tiger bones into China, police said Thursday in the southeast Asian country where illegal wildlife trade flourishes.

Thai cave boy divers explore new tunnel in Vietnam

Hanoi - Three divers who helped rescue a Thai football team last year have made a fresh discovery in Vietnam where they explored a tunnel that could expand the footprint of the world's largest cave.

Vietnam stepmother of accused Kim assassin 'happy' over new sentence

Nam Dinh - The stepmother of a Vietnamese woman accused of killing the half brother of North Korea's leader said Monday she was delighted her stepdaughter escaped the death sentence, urging her to "hang on" until her expected release in May.

Vietnamese blogger who vanished in Thailand jailed in Hanoi

Hanoi - A Vietnamese blogger who vanished in Thailand earlier this year is being held in a Hanoi prison, his friend and wife confirmed Thursday.

Eternal shell: Sacred turtle embalmed in Hanoi

Hanoi - A sacred giant turtle that died in Hanoi's storied Hoan Kiem lake has been given a new lease on life by city authorities who have embalmed the beloved creature for posterity -- and tourist visits.

Vietnam dissident jailed for 'reactionary' Facebook posts

Hanoi - A Vietnamese activist was sentenced on Wednesday to two years in prison for "abusing democratic freedoms" in the conservative communist state that has seen an uptick in dissident detentions under a hardline leadership.

Outrage in Vietnam over $8 fine for elevator sexual assault

Hanoi - Vietnamese citizens were outraged after a man was fined $8 for forcibly kissing a woman in an elevator, a rare public outburst in a country where sexual assault is scarcely spoken about openly.

Vietnam family of Kim murder suspect urge her not to lose hope

Nam Dinh - The father of a Vietnamese woman accused of killing the half-brother of North Korea's leader had washed bed sheets in anticipation of her homecoming after her Indonesian co-accused was suddenly freed earlier this week.

Vietnam asks Malaysia to free Kim assassin suspect

Hanoi - Vietnam on Tuesday asked Malaysia to free the Vietnamese woman charged with assassinating the North Korean leader's half brother in Kuala Lumpur, a day after her Indonesian co-accused was suddenly released.

Vietnam jails 15 over anti-China protests

Hanoi - Vietnam on Thursday jailed 15 people for "causing public disorder" after violent demonstrations last year over a proposed investment project that protesters said catered to Chinese firms.

High steaks: Meaty differences at Trump-Kim summit

Hanoi - Sanctions and nuclear plants are not the only bones of contention between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un: while the US president likes his steaks well done, the North Korean leader has rarer tastes.

N. Korea's Kim pays tribute to Ho Chi Minh on Vietnam visit

Hanoi - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un paid tribute to Vietnam's late revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh on Saturday before starting his long journey home through China, after his Hanoi summit with US President Donald Trump ended without a nuclear deal.

N. Korea's Kim kicks off official Vietnam visit

Hanoi - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un kicked off an official visit to Vietnam Friday, three days after arriving in the country for a nuclear summit with US President Donald Trump that ended deadlocked.

N. Korea, US vow to keep talking after Hanoi summit collapse

Hanoi - North Korea on Friday promised further negotiations with the US despite a spectacular failure to strike a nuclear deal at their Hanoi summit, with both sides keeping the door of diplomacy open.

Five things we learned from the Hanoi summit

Hanoi - Cigarette breaks and poolside strolls: the world again saw a more human side to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump as their unlikely diplomatic rapprochement endured for a second date.
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