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Stay-at-home orders in Vietnam Covid-19 hotspot

Hanoi - Two million people in Vietnam will be put under a raft of restrictions starting Tuesday, after their northern province became the epicentre of a growing Covid-19 outbreak.

US ambassador raps Lunar New Year message to Vietnam

Hanoi - The US ambassador to Vietnam has rapped a Lunar New Year video to the country that has set the local internet alight, drawing a measure of admiration -- and cringing -- from those who've watched it.

Vietnam re-elects party leader Trong after secretive congress

Hanoi - Vietnam's ruling Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong was re-elected Sunday -- a victory that makes him the most powerful leader in decades -- but his win was overshadowed by a serious coronavirus outbreak in the country.

Secretive Vietnam congress begins under cloud of 'repression'

Hanoi - Vietnam's secretive, twice-a-decade political transition kicked off Tuesday, with the Communist Party poised to select its future leaders who will have to contend with an increasingly assertive China and ramped-up trade tensions with the United States....

Secretive Vietnam congress to begin under cloud of 'repression'

Hanoi - Vietnam's secretive, twice-a-decade political transition begins Tuesday, with the Communist Party poised to select its future leaders who will have to contend with an increasingly assertive China and ramped-up trade tensions with the United States.

Tourism on track in the world's largest cave

Vietnam - Vast rock formations the size of multi-storey buildings loom above Ho Minh Phuc, as he picks a path through the gloom inside the world's largest cave.

Vietnam faces US criticism for jailing critics

Hanoi - Vietnam faced criticism Wednesday from the United States and rights groups after jailing three pro-democracy bloggers weeks ahead of the communist government's party congress.

Op-Ed: Presidential pardons — What can’t they do? Quite a lot

Washington - It’s like a script from some truly abysmal movie. The president can pardon all his associates for actual crimes. Quite a few pardons have been rattling out lately, and more are expected. The question is now how effective those pardons can be.

Vietnamese victim's father pities men convicted in UK over migrant deaths

Hanoi - The father of one of the 39 Vietnamese migrants who suffocated in a truck in Britain said Tuesday he felt sorry for the two men convicted of manslaughter over the deaths.

Op-Ed: US COVID cases up to 250,000 per day — Congratulations, morons

Washington - The ignorance has done its job. The current United States figures from Johns Hopkins indicate a huge ongoing surge. The incompetence has come home to roost in the graveyards and hospital beds.

Vietnam starts human trial of coronavirus vaccine

Hanoi - A Vietnamese pharmaceutical company began testing a coronavirus vaccine on volunteers in Hanoi on Thursday, as developing countries jostle with richer nations to access affordable inoculations.

Strong virus response helps Vietnam's economy weather pandemic

Hanoi - A strong response to the coronavirus pandemic, surging exports and healthy public spending have helped Vietnam buck a global recession in 2020 and fast-track its recovery, with analysts predicting it will likely enjoy one of the highest growth rates in...

Vietnam writer jailed for 12 years over articles critical of government

Hanoi - A Vietnamese activist was jailed for 12 years Tuesday after writing articles critical of the government and posting them on his Facebook page, nearly a decade since being released from prison for a similar offence.

Facebook, Google becoming 'human rights-free zones' in Vietnam: Amnesty

Hanoi - Facebook and Google are fast becoming "human rights-free zones" in Vietnam, Amnesty International warned Tuesday, accusing the tech titans of helping censor peaceful dissent and political expression in the country.

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.
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