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06 October, 2016 | Vietnam News

Vietnam slashes jail term for dissident blogger

HANOI – A Ho Chi Minh City court slashed the sentence of a convicted blogger whose family helped the communist regime during the Vietnam War, his lawyer said Wednesday, a

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05 October, 2016 | Vietnam News

Vietnamese news site PetroTimes suspended; top editor fired

The Vietnamese government has suspended a state-run news website and fired its editor over journalistic violations. The Ministry of Information and Communications made the decisions on Monday, ordering a three-month

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05 October, 2016 | Vietnam News

US warships make landmark visit to strategic Vietnam port

HANOI – Two US warships made port calls at Vietnam‘s strategic naval base at Cam Ranh Bay, the US navy said on Tuesday, in a brief but symbolic return for

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04 October, 2016 | Vietnam News

Vietnamese radio personality Hanoi Hannah dies at the ages of 87

Vietnamese radio personality Hanoi Hannah, whose real name was Trinh Thi Ngo, has died at the age of 87. According to US-magazine Newsweek, the former radio announcer of Voice of

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04 October, 2016 | Vietnam News

More than 300 kilograms of elephant tusks seized at a Vietnam airport

HANOI – More than 300 kilograms of elephant tusks have been confiscated at Hanoi’s international airport, a customs official said Monday. Customs officials at Noi Bai Airport seized 309 kilograms

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03 October, 2016 | Vietnam News

Filipino singer wins Vietnam Idol competition

A Filipino singer has become the first foreigner to win the popular singing competition Vietnam Idol. Janice Phuong was crowned the reality TV’s season seven winner after receiving over 54

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03 October, 2016 | Vietnam News

Vietnamese rally outside Taiwanese steel plant that spread toxic waste

Thousands of Vietnamese protested on Sunday at a steel plant run by a unit of Taiwan’s Formosa Plastics to demand the unit leave the country and compensate more people after

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29 September, 2016 | Vietnam News

Philippine officials seek clarity after Duterte suggests end of U.S. exercises

HANOI/MANILA – Philippine officials said on Thursday they were awaiting clarification from President Rodrigo Duterte about military exercises with U.S. forces after he promised to honour their defence treaty, but

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29 September, 2016 | Vietnam News

Philippines says 2017 joint military exercise with US to go ahead, later plans to be reviewed

HANOI – Filipino officials say the country will go ahead with joint military exercises in 2017 with its treaty ally, the United States, but adds the holding of war games from 2018 onward would

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28 September, 2016 | Vietnam News

Vietnam’s agriculture at a turning point – report

The World Bank has released a new report finding Vietnam’s agriculture and overall food system are at a turning point. The Vietnam Development Report 2016, titled “Transforming Vietnamese Agriculture: Gaining

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