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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.

Malaysia arrests Vietnam poachers, seizes tiger, bear parts

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian authorities have arrested two suspected poachers from Vietnam and seized body parts from tigers and bears, a minister said Tuesday, as the country clamps down on rampant wildlife trafficking.

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.

Kim assassination suspect to be freed as murder charge dropped

Shah Alam - A Vietnamese woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother is to walk free after Malaysia dropped murder charges against her Monday, weeks after her Indonesian co-accused was also released.

Vietnam woman in Kim assassination accepts new charge, likely to go free

Shah Alam - A Vietnamese woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother accepted a lesser charge Monday and may be freed soon, after her Indonesian co-accused was released last month.

Vietnam woman in N. Korea murder case accepts new charge, likely to walk free

Shah Alam - A Vietnamese woman suspected of assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother accepted a lesser charge Monday and looks set to be freed soon, after her Indonesian co-accused was released last month.

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.

Vietnamese woman in N. Korea murder case loses bid for release

Shah Alam - A Vietnamese woman suspected of assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother lost her bid for immediate release Thursday as Malaysian authorities refused to drop a murder charge, days after her Indonesian co-accused was freed.

Vietnamese woman in N. Korea murder case seeks freedom

Shah Alam - A Vietnamese woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother is expected to learn Thursday whether she will be freed, days after the shock release of her Indonesian co-accused.

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.

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.

With summit and beyond, Trump finds new stride on foreign policy

Washington - Huddling anew with North Korea's reclusive leader, rallying to depose Venezuela's president and pulling back US troops from Syria, Donald Trump is finding a new stride on the world stage.

Thrill seekers: Hanoi tours offer visitors taste of summit action

Hanoi - When Lee Parry heard that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump would meet in Hanoi, he knew he wanted to be part of the action and soon booked a trip.

Good morning Vietnam! Grinning Kim in colourful station arrival

Yen Lap - A jovial North Korean leader Kim Jong Un grinned and waved as he walked the red carpet from a Vietnamese rail station Tuesday, as flag-waving children and white-uniformed honour guards greeted him after a marathon two-and-a-half-day rail journey across...

Kim arrives for nuclear summit with Trump after marathon train trip

Yen Lap - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un crossed into Vietnam Tuesday after a marathon train journey for a second summit showdown with Donald Trump, with the world looking for concrete progress over the North's nuclear programme.

Trump, N.Korea's Kim en route to Vietnam for second summit

Washington - Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un headed toward Hanoi on Monday for their second high-stakes summit, with the world watching to see if the US leader can deliver concrete results on curbing the nuclear threat from Pyongyang.

Vietnam train station on lockdown ahead of Kim's expected arrival

Vietnam - The train station on the Vietnam-China border where Kim Jong Un is expected to arrive by rail was closed to the public and surrounded by armed guards on Monday, days ahead of the North Korean leader's summit with Donald Trump.

Trump dangles 'major power' carrot as Kim begins trek to summit

Bejing - Donald Trump said Kim Jong Un could soon put North Korea on the fast-track to becoming a major power Sunday as his former rival chugged across China in an armoured train, heading to their highly-anticipated summit in Vietnam.

N. Korea's Kim to make official visit to Vietnam in 'coming days'

Hanoi - North Korea's Kim Jong Un will soon make an official visit to Vietnam, Hanoi said Saturday as it beefed up security on the Chinese border where Kim is expected to cross by train ahead of his summit with US President Donald Trump next week.

Vietnam readying for Kim train arrival next week: sources

Hanoi - Vietnamese authorities are preparing for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to arrive by train next week ahead of his summit with US president Donald Trump, several sources told AFP Friday.

Trump's 'great chemistry' with Kim Jong Un put to test at summit

Washington - Convinced he has forged a budding friendship with Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump frequently boasts that he has made history with the North Korean leader.

North Korea's US envoy arrives in Hanoi ahead of Trump-Kim summit

Hanoi - Pyongyang's special representative for the US arrived in Hanoi on Wednesday with a North Korean delegation, an AFP reporter and source confirmed, ahead of a summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un next week.
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