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Vietnam gets sixth submarine from Russia

Vietnam has received its sixth attack submarine from Russia amid rising Chinese assertiveness in the South China Sea, state-controlled media reported Friday...

Japan's Abe gives Vietnam fresh loans, patrol boats

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in Vietnam Monday afternoon with fresh aid and loan packages amid both country's ongoing tensions with China. Abe...

21 people rescued from cruise boat fire in Vietnam's Halong Bay

Twenty-one people, including 14 foreign tourists, were rescued in Vietnam on Tuesday after a blaze gutted their boat in Halong Bay, according to media reports...

Mass fish deaths partly to blame as Vietnam's economy slows

Vietnam’s economy has experienced its first slowdown in four years largely due to poor farming conditions and a mass fish die-off, the government...

Vietnam denounces Chinese flights to disputed island

The Vietnamese government has condemned reports that China will begin a daily civilian charter flight to the contested Paracel Islands in the South China Sea,...

Reports: Vietnamese floods kill 13

At least 13 people have been reported dead in central Vietnam's most recent spate of floodings. The floods, which began in late November, have killed...

Vietnam suspends BMW imports

BMW's Vietnamese distributor has denied fraud allegations amidst a government-forced halt to all imports from the German car manufacturer, according to a...

12 fishermen missing, 3 dead after freighter hits Indonesian boat

Rescue crews were searching Sunday for 12 fishermen who went missing following a collision between a Vietnamese freighter and an Indonesian fishing boat in the...

23 Zika infections so far in Vietnam

Vietnamese authorities have now reported 23 Zika virus infections, with 12 new cases diagnosed in Ho Chi Minh City, state-run media reported Tuesday. The...

Vietnam reports first case of Zika-linked microcephaly

Vietnam has confirmed its first case of microcephaly thought to have been caused by the Zika virus, authorities said on Sunday. A 4-month-old girl in the...

Zika epidemic declared in Ho Chi Minh City

A Zika epidemic has been declared in parts of Ho Chi Minh City, local media reported Thursday. The city government announced five cases of infections in the...

Vietnam next after typhoon leaves two dead in the Philippines

Typhoon Sarika slammed into the north-eastern Philippines on Sunday, leaving at least two dead and forcing more than 12,000 to flee their homes, officials said...

Indonesia detains Malaysian, Vietnamese boats for illegal fishing

Indonesian patrol boat apprehended four foreign boats allegedly fishing illegally in Indonesian waters, an official said Sunday. “The Hiu Macan 01 patrol...

More than 300 kilogrammes of elephant tusks seized at Vietnam airport

More than 300 kilogrammes of elephant tusks have been confiscated at Hanoi's international airport, a customs official said Monday. Customs officials at Noi...

Storm Rai leaves five killed, 10 missing in Vietnam

At least five people were killed and ten others went missing after storm Rai brought flash floods across Vietnam, authorities said Thursday. Flash floods...

ASEAN, China to adopt protocols to prevent South China Sea clashes

The Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China were expected Wednesday to adopt a protocol aimed at preventing clashes resulting from unplanned...

Hollande announces aircraft deal; pledges naval support for Vietnam

French President Francois Hollande announced a multi-billion dollar aviation deal and pledged support for right of passage in the South China Sea during a...

India grants Vietnam 500-million-dollar credit line for defence

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has offered Vietnam a credit line of 500 million dollars to help the country strengthen its military capacity in the...

At least 11 killed by Typhoon Dianmu in Vietnam

At least eleven people were killed and two were missing in flash floods in northern Vietnam that were triggered by Typhoon Dianmu over the weekend, authorities...

Tropical storm kills one, injures four in Vietnam

Tropical Storm Dianmu killed one person and left four injured in northern Vietnam, local media reported Saturday. The country's northernmost provinces were...

Flash floods kill seven in Vietnam

At least seven people were killed and one was missing in flash floods in northern Vietnam that were triggered by heavy rain over the past four days,...

Vietnam fighter jet goes missing in training, crash reported at sea

A Vietnamese air force fighter jet lost contact with air traffic control Tuesday while training in the central part of the country. “We are preparing means...

Three dead, two critical after tourist boat capsizes in Vietnam

Rescue forces have found the bodies of three victims, including two children, who were reported missing after a tourist boat capsized on a popular river in...

Obama promotes freedom of expression in Vietnam

US President Barack Obama promoted freedom of expression during a forum with young people in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday. "You've got to let people...

Obama promotes freedom of expression with young Vietnamese

US President Barack Obama promoted freedom of expression during an arranged meeting with young people in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday. "You've got to let...

Obama: US-Vietnam relations a lesson in reconciliation

US President Barack Obama laid out a hopeful vision for the future of US-Vietnam relations on Tuesday, while insisting that the two countries’...

China diplomatically welcomes closer US-Vietnam relations

China officially welcomed the lifting of a decades-long US arms embargo on Vietnam on Monday, a move which the Foreign Ministry in Beijing said would be "...

Obama fully lifts US arms embargo on Vietnam

The United States lifted a decades-old embargo on arms sales to Vietnam, US President Barack Obama said Monday in Hanoi. "This change will ensure that...

Obama Asia tour highlights former enemies turned friends

US President Barack Obama's upcoming trip to Asia will highlight two nations US officials have underscored the forward-looking nature of the trip that...

Obama under pressure to address human rights during Vietnam visit

Activists called on US President Barack Obama to make human rights a central theme of his upcoming visit to Vietnam. Obama should demand the release of...

US President Obama to make historic visit to Hiroshima on May 27

President Barack Obama will become the first sitting US president to visit the Japanese city of Hiroshima on which the US dropped an atomic bomb during World...

Vietnamese bloggers sentenced to prison amid protests

A prominent Vietnamese blogger and his assistant were sentenced to prison by a Hanoi court Wednesday in one of the communist state's highest-...

Trial opens for Vietnamese blogger amid protests

Prominent Vietnamese activist blogger Nguyen Huu Vinh and his assistant Nguyen Thi Minh Thuy saw their trial open in court in Hanoi Wednesday amid a rare...

Hundreds killed on Vietnam's roads during Lunar New Year

Vietnamese authorities reported hundreds of deaths from traffic accidents during the nine-day Lunar New Year holiday, a news report said Monday. Between...

Vietnam bans annual pig slaughter during Lunar New Year

Local villagers in northern Vietnam said they would comply with orders to scale back a popular but bloody animal sacrifice over the Lunar New Year, officials...
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