- Obama uses light moment with rapper to espouse free speech Updated: May-25-16 11:58 am
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam - President Barack Obama's parting shot before leaving communist Vietnam: let people express themselves.
- Senate votes to scrap catfish inspection program Updated: May-25-16 11:43 am
WASHINGTON - The Senate has voted to scrap a new catfish inspection program that critics have argued is wasteful and unnecessary.
- The Latest: No plans for Japan PM to visit Pearl Harbor Updated: May-25-16 11:03 am
SHIMA, Japan - The Latest on President Barack Obama's trip to Vietnam and Japan (all times local):
- In final drive, Obama seeks better relations with US foes Updated: May-24-16 5:15 pm
WASHINGTON - In his final stretch as president, Barack Obama is driving the United States toward friendlier relations with longstanding adversaries, working to consign bitter enmities with Vietnam, Iran, Cuba and Myanmar to the history books.
- China says better US-Vietnam ties must not threaten Beijing Updated: May-24-16 10:24 am
BEIJING - Improved relations between the U.S. and Vietnam must not lead to greater pressure on China or threats to its interests, an official Chinese newspaper said Tuesday.
- Obama's Hiroshima trip parachutes him into history disputes Updated: May-24-16 7:21 am
HANOI, Vietnam - By visiting Hiroshima, Barack Obama parachutes himself into a seemingly endless dispute among key U.S. allies and trading partners over World War II. In Tokyo's decades-long tug-of-war over history with its neighbors China and South Korea, it's the American president who could end up losing.
- SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: China 'happy' US-Vietnam ties warming Updated: May-23-16 11:58 pm
A look at some recent key developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters rich in fish and potential gas and oil reserves:
- Many Vietnam vets say they support lifting of arms embargo Updated: May-23-16 10:07 pm
CHICAGO - The way Terry Neilen sees it, lifting the ban on U.S. arms sales to Vietnam makes sense in the face of China's growing influence in the region.
- Obama dines with CNN's Anthony Bourdain for series Updated: May-23-16 11:02 am
NEW YORK - President Barack Obama dined in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Monday with CNN personality Anthony Bourdain, whose "Parts Unknown" food travelogue is one of the network's most popular nonfiction series.
- Boeing sells 100 planes worth $11.3B to Vietnam's VietJet Updated: May-23-16 8:50 am
NEW YORK - Boeing Co. is selling 100 aircraft worth about $11.3 billion at list prices to Vietnam's VietJet as the airline seeks to expand its international and domestic flights.
- Obama: Taliban leader's death a 'milestone' for Afghan peace Updated: May-23-16 5:35 am
HANOI, Vietnam - President Barack Obama said Monday that the violent death of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Mansour by a U.S. airstrike should send a "clear signal" to anti-American extremists that "we're going to protect our people."
- Peace Corps coming to Vietnam for first time Updated: May-22-16 11:02 pm
HANOI, Vietnam - The Peace Corps is at last coming to Vietnam.
- Vietnam votes for rubber-stamp assembly before Obama visit Updated: May-22-16 11:05 am
HANOI, Vietnam - Just hours before President Barack Obama's first visit to Vietnam, the country voted Sunday in once-every-five-year elections for a rubber-stamp parliament whose membership has already been largely determined by the Communist Party.
- Marine's sister finds closure with truth in brother's death Updated: May-22-16 10:55 am
CADIZ, Kentucky - If one were to look on panel 26 E, line 28 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, he would find the name of PFC William Franklin Miller, who died Sept. 6, 1967.
- Obama is off to Asia to boost trade, cooperation Updated: May-21-16 1:43 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama departed Saturday on a weeklong, 16,000-mile trip to Asia, part of his effort to pay more attention to the region and boost economic and security cooperation.
- Vietnam frees jailed dissident priest ahead of Obama's visit Updated: May-21-16 10:59 am
BANGKOK - Vietnam granted early release from prison to a Catholic priest who is one of its most prominent dissidents, a move widely seen as a goodwill gesture before President Barack Obama arrives on an official visit late Sunday night.
- US could lift arms embargo on Vietnam amid China tensions Updated: May-19-16 5:42 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama could lift restrictions on arms sales when he makes his first visit to Vietnam next week. That would remove a final vestige of wartime animosity but would not please China, which views growing U.S. defense ties in its backyard with deep suspicion amid rising military tensions in the South China Sea.
- Complex US politics of trade will follow Obama to Asia Updated: May-18-16 12:24 pm
WASHINGTON - When Republican Donald Trump complains about unfair trade partners, he often singles out Vietnam - "hot as a pistol right now" and "the new one just killing us."
- Kerry heads to Mideast, Europe, Asia with Syria on his mind Updated: May-13-16 11:13 am
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry is heading off on another round-the-world diplomatic mission with stops in the Middle East and Europe to focus on crises in Syria, Libya and Yemen. He then heads to Asia where he will briefly join President Barack Obama in Vietnam.
- Ahead of Obama Vietnam visit, wife of prisoner seeks US help Updated: May-10-16 5:32 pm
WASHINGTON - The wife of a prominent Vietnamese human rights lawyer who was badly beaten by thugs and then detained by authorities appealed Tuesday for President Barack Obama to seek her husband's freedom when he visits Vietnam this month.
- EXCHANGE: Veteran's lost dog tag returned 45 years later Updated: May-04-16 12:01 pm
DECATUR, Illinois - Roger Randol was hunting for pheasant near Macon a few months after he returned home from his overseas hitch in the Army during the Vietnam War, most likely in the fall of 1971.
- Japan announces $7 billion plan to develop Mekong region Updated: May-02-16 5:41 am
BANGKOK - Japan's foreign minister announced a $7 billion initiative Monday to promote development in Southeast Asia's Mekong region, which encompasses parts of Vietnam, Laos and Thailand through which the river flows.
- Jesuit priest, peace activist Daniel Berrigan dies at 94 Updated: Apr-30-16 10:01 pm
NEW YORK - The Rev. Daniel Berrigan, a Roman Catholic priest and peace activist who was imprisoned for burning draft files in a protest against the Vietnam War, died Saturday. He was 94.