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Stories with place: Vietnam
  • US presses Vietnam on detentions ahead of Obama visit 
    Updated: Apr-25-16 7:58 pm

    WASHINGTON - The United States pressed Vietnam Monday over a recent spate of detentions of government critics and pushed for other progress on human rights ahead of a visit next month by President Barack Obama.

  • SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: Tussle over plane; Russia backs China story has photos
    Updated: Apr-25-16 8:48 am

    Tensions in the South China Sea are rising, pitting China against smaller and weaker neighbors that all lay claim to islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters rich in fish and potential gas and oil reserves. China's recent construction of artificial islands in the Spratly archipelago, complete with airstrips and radar stations, and U.S. patrols challenging Beijing's vast territorial claims, have caused concern that the strategically important waters could become a flashpoint.

  • Secretary Kerry to revisit Vietnam War before Obama trip 
    Updated: Apr-24-16 3:14 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - Before joining President Barack Obama on his first trip to Vietnam next month, Secretary of State John Kerry will take a day to reflect on his long and complicated history with the Asian country, first as a soldier and later as a war protester and statesman.

  • US official questions China's intentions in South China Sea story has photos
    Updated: Apr-21-16 9:52 am

    HANOI, Vietnam - A U.S. official on Thursday questioned China's intentions with its massive land reclamation projects in the South China Sea and urged it to follow international laws.

  • World Bank: East Asian growth to remain over 6 pct in 2016 
    Updated: Apr-11-16 5:15 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Growth in developing East Asia and the Pacific is expected to remain resilient despite the slowdown in China and a gloomy global outlook, the World Bank said Monday.

  • Fishing amid territorial disputes in the South China Sea story has photos
    Updated: Apr-08-16 6:48 am

    CATO, Philippines - As Asian countries jostle for territory in the South China Sea, one Filipino fisherman is taking a stand.

  • Seoul: 13 North Korean workers at foreign restaurant defect story has photos
    Updated: Apr-08-16 6:33 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - Thirteen North Koreans working at the same restaurant in a foreign country have defected to South Korea, Seoul officials said Friday.

  • Vietnam demands that China move oil rig 
    Updated: Apr-07-16 11:22 pm

    HANOI, Vietnam - Vietnam demanded Friday that China remove an oil exploration rig from a sea area where the countries are still negotiating a delineation of control and stop complicating the situation with unilateral action.

  • Vietnam elects prime minister amid big challenges story has photos
    Updated: Apr-06-16 11:47 pm

    HANOI, Vietnam - Vietnam's rubber-stamp parliament on Thursday elected Nguyen Xuan Phuc as prime minister, and he takes office at a time of soaring public debt, a worrying budget deficit and China's growing assertiveness in nearby seas.

  • Vietnam warns of dire impact from planned Mekong dams 
    Updated: Apr-05-16 8:08 am

    Research commissioned by Vietnam has warned of devastating environmental and economic effects for millions of people living along the Mekong River if 11 proposed dams are built on its mainstream.

  • Vietnam seizes Chinese vessel for intruding its waters 
    Updated: Apr-03-16 11:06 pm

    HANOI, Vietnam - Vietnam's coast guard in a rare move has seized a Chinese vessel for allegedly intruding in its waters, state media reported Monday.

  • Vietnam elects police chief to No. 2 post of president story has photos
    Updated: Apr-02-16 1:37 am

    HANOI, Vietnam - Vietnam's police chief was elected Saturday by the National Assembly to become president - the second-highest post - and promised to "resolutely" protect the country's sovereignty amid an ongoing territorial dispute with longtime rival China.

  • Chinese dams blamed for exacerbating Southeast Asian drought 
    Updated: Apr-01-16 3:08 am

    HANOI, Vietnam - As China opened one of its six dams on the upper Mekong River last month to help parched Southeast Asian countries down river cope with a record drought, it was hailed as benevolent water diplomacy.

  • Vietnam elects first chairwoman of parliament 
    Updated: Mar-31-16 12:46 am

    HANOI, Vietnam - Vietnam's parliament on Thursday elected Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan as its chairwoman, making her the first woman to lead the Communist-dominated legislature.