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Growing fear: anxiety mounts over Vietnam's food staples

Hanoi - Vietnam's fragrant noodle soups and fresh spring rolls have won fans across the globe, but mounting food safety scandals on the country's streets are sparking a rising tide of anxiety among millennials about what they eat.

Vamco hits Vietnam as Philippines death toll rises to 67

Hanoi - Storm Vamco barrelled into Vietnam on Sunday, damaging buildings and injuring at least five people, as the death toll in the Philippines climbed to 67.

World's largest free trade agreement signed in coup for China

Hanoi - Fifteen Asia-Pacific countries on Sunday signed the world's biggest free trade deal, seen as a huge coup for China in extending its influence.

Huge China-backed trade pact to be signed at Southeast Asian summit

Vietnam - Fifteen Asia-Pacific nations are set to sign an enormous free trade deal at an online summit that started Thursday, with the pact seen as a coup for China in extending its influence across the region.

21 dead, dozens missing in Vietnam after typhoon brings destruction

Quang Nam - Twenty-one people have been killed and dozens more were feared dead on Thursday after a typhoon tore through central Vietnam, triggering landslides and causing some of the worst destruction seen in years.

Two dead, 26 missing as Typhoon Molave slams into Vietnam

Quang Ngai - Two people were reported killed and 26 others missing as Typhoon Molave hit central Vietnam Wednesday, knocking down trees and tearing roofs off homes in some of the worst destruction seen in years.

Vietnam to evacuate half a million as Typhoon Molave approaches

Quang Nam - Flood-ravaged Vietnam has begun evacuating more than half a million people from its central coastal region as it braces for Typhoon Molave, the fourth storm to hit the country in weeks.

Floods kill 111 in central Vietnam, Storm Saudel on the way

Hanoi - More than 100 people have died and 20 others are missing in central Vietnam following weeks of severe flooding and landslides, authorities said Wednesday, as the country braced for yet another storm this weekend.

Nine rescuers dead after Vietnam landslide; heavy rains continue

Hue - Nine members of a rescue team have been found dead after a bid to save workers from a hydropower plant engulfed by a landslide in central Vietnam, authorities said Thursday.

Hunt for missing rescue team in flood-hit Vietnam, more rain forecast

Hanoi - A search operation has been launched for a missing rescue team as severe flooding and landslides battered central Vietnam, authorities said on Wednesday, as the country braced for further heavy rain.

Op-Ed: US Afghanistan pullout- Asking for trouble

Washington - The baffling ability of the United States to politically lose wars which it has won militarily apparently continues. The troop pullout from Afghanistan is looking like a serious mistake.

Floods, rough seas kill 18 in Vietnam as fresh storm on the way

Hanoi - At least 18 people died and more than a dozen are missing after floods submerged homes in central Vietnam and rough seas capsized fishing boats, authorities said Monday, as another storm threatened fresh downpours.

'I don't blame anyone': Vietnam truck tragedy families speak out one year on

Vietnam - Le Minh Tuan has curled up in the bed of his deceased son every night since the young man suffocated in a truck in Britain alongside dozens of other Vietnamese migrants one year ago.

Life still precarious for pangolins despite Vietnam's illegal trade crackdown

Ninh B - Head keeper Tran Van Truong gently takes a curled-up pangolin into his arms, comforting the shy creature rescued months earlier from traffickers in Vietnam.

Father and son jailed over bomb blast at Vietnam police station

Hanoi - Twenty people, including a father and son, were jailed Tuesday for the bombing of a police station in Ho Chi Minh City that injured three people, state media said.

Vietnam jails four people over Britain truck tragedy

Hanoi - Vietnam has jailed four people over their roles in the death of 39 migrants found in a refrigerated truck in Britain last year, state media said.

Op-Ed: The war on tobacco is just making criminals rich

Sydney - Prohibition of any kind simply does not work. The original Prohibition on liquor didn’t work. The War on Drugs was lost. The prohibition by pricing of tobacco has handed billions of dollars to organized crime.

Pompeo urges Southeast Asia to shun South China Sea firms

Hanoi - Washington's top diplomat urged Southeast Asia on Thursday to cut ties with Chinese companies helping build islands in the South China Sea, weeks after the US blacklisted two dozen firms working in the disputed waters.

US-China tensions set to dominate Southeast Asia summit

Hanoi - US-China rivalry is set to dominate discussions as the foreign ministers of 10 Southeast Asian countries begin an online summit Wednesday, with Washington's top diplomat ready to take aim at Beijing's "bullying" in the South China Sea.

Op-Ed: There’s so much to lose in the 2020 US election

New York - The United States 2020 election is about a lot more than politics. It’s not about some mindless process of voting for “us” against “them”. It’s about the future of the United States. America’s own identity is at risk.
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