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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.

The Lexus-driving Vietnamese exec 'kidnapped' in Berlin

Portrayed by the Vietnamese government as a Lexus-driving tycoon who flaunted his wealth while costing the state millions of dollars, Trinh Xuan Thanh fled the country as he fell under the cross-hairs of a corruption crusade by communist authorities.

Four detained as Vietnam ramps up dissident crackdown

Hanoi - Four dissidents have been arrested in Vietnam on charges of trying to overthrow the state, authorities said Sunday as the country's communist leadership ramps up its crackdown on critics.

'Saigon' brings exiles' loss and longing to the stage

Avignon - A hugely moving debut drama about exile set in a Vietnamese restaurant has become a surprise hit at the world's biggest theatre festival, with standing ovations every night and the audience in tears.

Malaysia arrests Vietnamese man for 'ivory smuggling'

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian authorities have arrested a Vietnamese man and seized a stash of elephant ivory worth almost $70,000, an official said Monday, highlighting the country's role as a hub for the wildlife-smuggling trade.

Three tonnes of ivory seized in Vietnam

Hanoi - Vietnamese authorities have seized nearly three tonnes of ivory hidden among boxes of fruit, officials said Sunday, the latest haul to spotlight the country's key role in the global wildlife smuggling trade.

Hanoi to ban motorbikes by 2030 to curb pollution, traffic

Hanoi - Officials in Vietnam's traffic-choked capital Hanoi vowed on Tuesday to banish motorbikes by 2030 to ease environment and congestion woes, a decision that swiftly divided a city where two-wheelers are the main means of transportation.

Vietnamese-French dissident blogger deported to France

Paris - A Vietnamese dissident blogger with dual French citizenship arrived in Paris on Sunday after he was stripped of his birth nationality by authorities in the one-party state and deported.

Vietnamese-French dissident blogger deported to France

Paris - A Vietnamese dissident blogger with dual French citizenship arrived in Paris on Sunday after he was stripped of his birth nationality by authorities in the one-party state and deported.

Vietnamese-French dissident blogger deported to France

Paris - A Vietnamese dissident blogger with dual French citizenship arrived in Paris on Sunday after he was stripped of his birth nationality by authorities in the one-party state and deported.

Vietnamese-French dissident blogger deported to France

Hanoi - A Vietnamese blogger with French citizenship has been deported to Paris, the wife of the former political prisoner said Sunday, in a rare move by authorities in the one-party state.

Vietnamese-French dissident blogger deported to France

Hanoi - A Vietnamese blogger with French citizenship has been deported to Paris, the wife of the former political prisoner said Sunday, in a rare move by authorities in the one-party state.

Vietnamese-French dissident blogger deported to France

Hanoi - A Vietnamese blogger with French citizenship has been deported to Paris, the wife of the former political prisoner said Sunday, in a rare move by authorities in the one-party state.

Vietnam dissidents beaten, harassed by 'thugs': rights group

Hanoi - Plainclothes 'thugs' suspected of having links to Vietnam's government have attacked dozens of dissidents since 2015 in a bid to silence critics in the one-party state, Human Rights Watch and activists said.

John McCain visits 'Big Bad John' US destroyer in Vietnam

Hanoi - US senator John McCain visited an American missile destroyer dubbed "Big Bad John" that docked in Vietnam Friday, as Washington and Hanoi deepen military ties amid heightened tensions in the South China Sea.

John McCain visits 'Big Bad John' US destroyer in Vietnam

Hanoi - US senator John McCain visited an American missile destroyer dubbed "Big Bad John" that docked in Vietnam Friday, as Washington and Hanoi deepen military ties amid heightened tensions in the South China Sea.

John McCain visits 'Big Bad John' US destroyer in Vietnam

Hanoi - US senator John McCain visited an American missile destroyer dubbed "Big Bad John" that docked in Vietnam Friday, as Washington and Hanoi deepen military ties amid heightened tensions in the South China Sea.

Vietnam man kills wedding guest after karaoke row

Hanoi - A man at a wedding in southern Vietnam murdered a fellow guest and seriously injured another after he was booed off stage during a karaoke performance, state-run media reported.
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