- Communism better than democracy, says Vietnam party boss Updated: Jan-28-16 5:35 am
HANOI, Vietnam - One-party rule in communist Vietnam is a far better alternative to authoritarianism disguised as democracy, the 71-year-old ideologue who was re-elected as party chief and consequently the country's leader said Thursday.
- Private business hopes for bigger role in Vietnam economy Updated: Jan-28-16 12:53 am
BAT TRANG, Vietnam - After a decade of uneven progress, foreign and local businesses hope the reshuffled leadership of Vietnam's ruling Communist Party will double down on modernizing an economy dominated by state companies.
- Asians haul out sweaters to cope with sudden cold snap Updated: Jan-26-16 10:58 am
BANGKOK - After sweating through unseasonably high temperatures last week, residents of semi-tropical Thailand have had to scavenge through their closets for sweaters and scarves to keep the chill off their bones.
- Laos assures US it will help counter Chinese assertiveness Updated: Jan-25-16 9:56 am
VIENTIANE, Laos - The prime minister of communist Laos assured U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday that his small nation will help counter China's assertiveness in the South China Sea.
- Longtime rivals: A look at complex Vietnam-China ties Updated: Jan-24-16 8:03 pm
BEIJING - Divided opinions within Vietnam's Communist Party on how to relate to giant neighbor and one-time ally China are among key factors in play at an eight-day congress to choose new leadership. A look at the countries' shared history and some of the most recent ups and downs in relations.
- Vietnamese speak about their expectations from new leaders Updated: Jan-24-16 2:57 am
HANOI, Vietnam - The ruling Communist Party of Vietnam is holding an eight-day congress to choose new set of leaders who will govern for the next five years. Only about 4.5 million of Vietnam's 93 million people are party members, but the party has the constitutional right to rule, and its leaders are chosen in a secretive process in which the general public have no say.
- Trove of Marine Corps films from 1930s-1970s to be preserved Updated: Jan-22-16 4:54 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Never-before-seen films of Marines ramming artillery shells into large guns on the beaches of Iwo Jima in 1945 and standing amid sandbags during the 1968 siege of Khe Sanh in Vietnam are part of a vast collection of silent, color footage being repaired, preserved and eventually placed online for all to see.
- Remains of Vietnam War soldier buried in southern Illinois Updated: Jan-21-16 10:06 pm
ALBION, Illinois - A staff sergeant from Illinois who served in the U.S. Army and was killed during a mission in Vietnam has been laid to rest next to his parents 46 years after his death.
- Vietnam demands that China remove oil rig Updated: Jan-20-16 6:06 am
HANOI, Vietnam - Vietnam said China has moved an oil rig into disputed waters in the South China Sea, in a possible repeat of a 2014 stand-off between the communist neighbors.
- In Vietnam, people have virtually no say in choosing leaders Updated: Jan-20-16 5:19 am
HANOI, Vietnam - Vietnam's Communist Party will hold its 12th congress Jan. 21-28 to elect a new set of leaders for the next five years. Here's a look at how the process works.
- Remains of Vietnam War airman to return to southern Illinois Updated: Jan-17-16 12:04 pm
ALBION, Illinois - The remains of an airman who was listed as missing in action during the Vietnam War have been recovered and are being taken to southern Illinois.
- Vietnam accuses China of threatening civilian air traffic Updated: Jan-13-16 6:21 am
HANOI, Vietnam - Vietnam has accused China of threatening safety of civilian flights over the disputed South China Sea by failing to properly inform its aviation authorities of recent test flights to a man-made island claimed by both Beijing and Hanoi.
- Vietnam court sentences Canadian to 4 years over child abuse Updated: Jan-13-16 5:01 am
HANOI, Vietnam - A Vietnamese court sentenced a Canadian man to four years in jail Wednesday after finding him guilty of sexually abusing four homeless teenage boys.