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Ex-member of Vietnam's communist politburo arrested: state media

A former member of Vietnam's communist politburo was arrested Friday as he was accused of financial mismanagement during his stewardship of the country's oil and gas giant PetroVietnam, state media said.

Communist Hanoi gets its first McDonald's

Hanoi - Global burger behemoth McDonald's opened its first branch on Saturday in the historic heart of communist Hanoi, a conservative city renowned for its traditional -- and cheap -- Vietnamese staples beloved by food-obsessed locals.

Vietnam jails activist for 7 years over toxic leak protests

A Vietnamese court on Monday jailed a blogger for seven years for disseminating anti-state "propaganda" including articles which supported protests against a Taiwanese firm responsible for a toxic leak.

Vietnam and China agree to avoid conflicts in S. China Sea

Hanoi - Vietnam and China agreed Monday to avoid conflicts in the hotly contested South China Sea, as a new pathway to dialogue on easing tensions was opened with other Southeast Asian nations.

Trump offers to mediate in South China Sea row

Manila - US President Donald Trump offered Sunday to mediate in a territorial dispute over the resource-rich South China Sea, after years of Chinese island-building in the contested waters.

Trump in Vietnam offers to 'mediate' on South China Sea dispute

Hanoi - US President Donald Trump told his Vietnamese counterpart Sunday he is ready to help resolve the dispute in the resource-rich South China Sea, which Beijing claims most of."If I can help mediate or arbitrate, please let me know...

Trump backs US spies on Russia meddling, but slams Putin 'haters'

Hoan Kiem - Donald Trump said Sunday he backed US intelligence agencies who concluded that Russia meddled in the 2016 US presidential election, but slammed "fools" who oppose better ties with Moscow.

Tillerson visits 'Hanoi Hilton' that once held McCain and other POWs

Vietnam - Washington's top diplomat visited the remains of a Vietnam War era prison on Saturday where American POWs were held, including veteran Republican senator John McCain.

N. Korea brands Trump a 'warmonger' as his Asia tour moves to Hanoi

North Korea lashed out Saturday at Donald Trump's "warmonger's" tour of Asia as the US president landed in Hanoi on the latest leg of a five-nation regional visit to drum up support against Pyongyang's nuclear weapons build-up.

Vietnam vet craves glimpse of draft-dodging Trump

To his annoyance, US war veteran Mark O'Connor forgot his 'Make America Great Again' cap for the 8,000-mile journey to Vietnam, where he hoped Friday to clasp the hand of his hero Donald Trump, undeterred by his draft dodge and mocking of fellow servic...

'Chump' or saviour? Trump trip divides US war vets in Vietnam

Danang - When President Donald Trump lands in Danang, once a key US wartime air base, he'll receive a mixed welcome from American veterans who fought on Vietnamese soil but now call the coastal city home.

Death toll from Vietnam typhoon rises to 61

Danang - The death toll from typhoon downpours and floods wreaking havoc along Vietnam's south-central coast has risen to 61, an official said Tuesday, as the country opens its doors to world leaders for this week's APEC summit.

Vietnam flood toll hits 49 ahead of APEC summit

At least 49 people have died after Typhoon Damrey slammed into central Vietnam, disaster officials said Monday, as heavy flooding cast doubt on a planned retreat for APEC leaders' spouses to the ancient town of Hoi An.

27 dead as Typhoon Damrey batters Vietnam

Danang - At least 27 people have died and nearly two dozen are missing after Typhoon Damrey barrelled into Vietnam, authorities said Sunday, damaging tens of thousands of homes and submerging highways days before the country welcomes world leaders to the APEC s...

27 dead as Typhoon Damrey batters Vietnam

Danang - At least 27 people have died and nearly two dozen are missing after Typhoon Damrey barrelled into Vietnam, authorities said Sunday, damaging tens of thousands of homes and submerging highways days before the country welcomes world leaders to the APEC s...

Vietnam student activist jailed for six years

Hanoi - A Vietnamese student was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison for anti-state propaganda, as the government tightens its grip on critics before an Asia-Pacific summit in the country next month.

EU gives Vietnam 'yellow card' over illegal fishing

Brussels - The European Union said Monday it has given a "yellow card" to Vietnam, warning the Pacific country it could ban seafood exports unless Hanoi did more to tackle illegal fishing.

Trump to meet Duterte on Asia trip dominated by N.Korea

Washington - US President Donald Trump will meet several key Asian leaders next month, including controversial Philippines strongman Rodrigo Duterte, on a tour otherwise dominated by efforts to isolate North Korea.

Floods, landslides kill 37 in Vietnam, scores missing

Hanoi - At least 37 people have died and another 40 are missing as floods and landslides ravage north and central Vietnam, destroying homes and leaving rescuers scrambling to find survivors, disaster officials said Thursday.

Floods, landslides kill 37 in Vietnam, scores missing

Hanoi - At least 37 people were killed and another 40 are missing as floods and landslides ravaged northern and central Vietnam, disaster officials said Thursday.

Vietnamese brides say 'I do' to South Korea

Can Tho - When baby-faced Huynh Thi Thai Muoi left her home in rural Vietnam to begin a life in South Korea with a man she barely knew, she feared it was a gamble.

Vietnam jails dissident for five years

Hanoi - A political prisoner in Vietnam was sent to jail Monday for a second time after being found guilty of violating the terms of his house arrest, as the one-party state cracks down on critics.

Widespread destruction in central Vietnam after major typhoon

Ha Tinh - Shaken residents in central Vietnam were piecing their homes and businesses back together Saturday after a powerful typhoon hammered large swathes of coast and killed at least four people.

Three dead as Typhoon Doksuri lashes central Vietnam

Typhoon Doksuri wreaked havoc on central Vietnam Friday, lashing the coast with fierce winds and heavy rains as tens of thousands were evacuated and three people were reported dead in the country's worst storm in years.

Germany holds Vietnam 'agent' over Cold War-style abduction

Berlin - Germany on Thursday remanded in custody a suspected Vietnamese agent accused in the brazen kidnapping of a fugitive state company official in Berlin last month, a case that has badly strained bilateral ties.

Prague agrees to hand Vietnamese 'kidnapper' to Germany

Prague - Czech authorities have agreed to extradite to Germany a Vietnamese national wanted over the alleged kidnapping in Berlin last month of an oil tycoon who subsequently turned up in Vietnam, local media reported Wednesday.

Vietnamese hostage rescued in Philippines: military

Manila - A Vietnamese sailor kidnapped by Islamist militants off the southern Philippines has been rescued after nine months in captivity, the military said on Monday, following the beheading of two fellow crewmen in July.

Rice to riches: Vietnam's shrimp farmers fish for fortunes

With a flashy gold watch and a chunky matching ring, Tang Van Cuol looks a far cry from the average Vietnamese farmer as he slings back a shot of rice wine and boasts about his projected earnings.

Floods, landslides kill 26 in Vietnam

Floods and landslides caused by torrential rains have killed 26 people and left 15 missing in Vietnam's mountainous north, authorities said Monday.

Repsol suspends oil project in disputed sea off Vietnam

Hanoi - Spanish oil giant Repsol said it has suspended a multi-million-dollar oil exploration project in an area of the South China Sea off Vietnam claimed by both Hanoi and Beijing, amid reports of a spike in tensions between the communist neighbours.
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Police officer in Vietnam.
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China's disputed oil rig in the South China Sea.
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Silk embroidery artwork depicting traditional Vietnamese agricultural practices.
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The North (back) gate of Tay Do castle, Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam.
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Notice the size of the blocks of stone. No mortar was used in erecting the walls of the Western Capital, Tay Do.
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A Vietnamese street vendor sells the rats live, but will kill and dress them for customers.
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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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The Vietnam War Memorial
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Silk embroidery artwork depicting traditional Vietnamese agricultural practices
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Black Tiger Shrimp Farm in Vietnam.
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