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Vietnam's president dies after viral illness

21 Sep 2018

HANOI Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang, a former chief of internal security who became one of the most high-profile leaders in the communist-ruled country, died on Friday after an illness, state media said.

Vietnam jails two Vietnamese-Americans for 14 years over bomb plots

19 Sep 2018

HANOI A Vietnamese court found two Vietnamese-Americans guilty of terrorism on Wednesday and sentenced them to 14 years in prison for masterminding a series of bomb plots earlier this year, a court official told Reuters.

Exclusive: Vietnam finance minister urges flexibility in forex policy, says debt ratio falling

12 Sep 2018

HANOI Vietnam should be more flexible in handling its exchange rate, and is on track to cut its public debt to about 60 percent of gross domestic product by 2020, its finance minister said in an interview on Wednesday.

Vietnam arrests exiles group member with weapons - security ministry

30 Aug 2018

HANOI Police in Vietnam have arrested a man accused of being a member of a "terrorist" group and planning attacks in the country, the Ministry of Public Security said on Thursday.

Vietnam lauds South Korean coach as football 'wizard'

28 Aug 2018

HANOI Vietnamese football fans have dubbed national coach Park Hang-seo a "wizard" following a rare string of successes by the Southeast Asian country's "Golden Star" team.

Vietnam sentences South African drug smuggler to death

28 Aug 2018

HANOI, Aug 28 A Vietnamese court has sentenced a South African man to death for smuggling cocaine from Brazil into the Southeast Asian country, state media reported on Tuesday.

Vietnam says John McCain helped 'heal the wounds of war'

27 Aug 2018

HANOI U.S. Senator John McCain was a "symbol of his generation" who helped "heal the wounds of war" by pushing for diplomatic normalisation of ties with Vietnam, the Southeast Asian country's foreign minister said on Monday.

Flowers, tributes offered for McCain at Vietnam War crash site

26 Aug 2018

HANOI On the shores of a still and peaceful lake on the edge of downtown Hanoi, the inscription on a faded monument stands as a reminder of a violent event 51 years ago.

Flowers, tributes offered for McCain at Vietnam War crash site

26 Aug 2018

HANOI On the shores of a still and peaceful lake on the edge of downtown Hanoi, the inscription on a faded monument stands as a reminder of a violent event 51 years ago.

Vietnamese website taunts Chinese drama fans with South China Sea quiz

24 Aug 2018

HANOI A Vietnamese website, which only works when users correctly answer a quiz about disputed islands in the South China Sea, has infuriated scores of television fans in China desperate to catch the latest episode of a popular Chinese period drama.

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