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US Aircraft Carrier Visits Vietnam

Posted August 14th, 2011 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. aircraft carrier George Washington arrived in international waters off the coast of southern Vietnam Saturday. The U.S. Embassy in Vietnam invited representatives from a number of Vietnamese agencies to visit the vessel. The delegation flew out to the vessel and were given a tour of the 333-meter-long Nimitz-class carrier. It is the second […]

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Top EU Official Criticizes Sentencing of French-Vietnamese Dissident

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union’s foreign affairs chief is demanding that Vietnam release a French-Vietnamese academic and blogger who was sentenced this week on subversion charges. Catherine Ashton issued a statement Thursday saying she is “seriously concerned” about the three-year prison term handed Wednesday to Pham Minh Hoang. The 56-year-old math professor was convicted of “carrying out […]

French-Vietnamese Dissident is Jailed for 3 Years for Subversion

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 9:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A Vietnamese court Wednesday sentenced a French-Vietnamese math professor and blogger to three years in prison on charges of subversion. Pham Minh Hoang was convicted of “carrying out activities aimed at overthrowing the people’s administration” at the conclusion of a half-day trial. Authorities say he posted 33 anti-government articles on the Internet, and had ties […]

French-Vietnamese Dissident is Jailed for 3 Years for Subversion

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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A Vietnamese court Wednesday sentenced a French-Vietnamese activist to three years in prison on charges of subversion. Pham Minh Hoang was convicted after a half-day trial of “carrying out activities aimed at overthrowing the people’s administration.” Authorities say he posted several anti-government articles on the Internet, and had ties to Viet Tan, a U.S.-based pro-democracy […]

French-Vietnamese Dissident is Jailed for 3 Years for Subversion

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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A Vietnamese court Wednesday sentenced a French-Vietnamese activist to three years in prison on charges of subversion. Pham Minh Hoang was convicted after a half-day trial of “carrying out activities aimed at overthrowing the people’s administration.” Authorities say he posted several anti-government articles on the Internet, and had ties to Viet Tan, a pro-democracy group […]

Vietnamese Dissident on Trial for Subversion

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 1:15 am (UTC-5)
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A French-Vietnamese activist is on trial in Vietnam on charges of subversion. Pham Minh Hoang is accused of “carrying out activities aimed at overthrowing the people’s administration.” Authorities say he posted several anti-government articles on the Internet, as well as having ties to Viet Tan, a pro-democracy group that is banned in Vietnam. Hoang’s wife […]

Vietnam Accuses Beijing Over South China Sea Exploration

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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Vietnamese officials say they have met with Chinese counterparts to formally protest the activities of a research vessel in the South China Sea off its coasts. State media Tuesday quoted a foreign ministry spokeswoman as saying Vietnam regards the Chinese activities as a violation of its sovereignty and jurisdictional rights. The spokeswoman said Vietnam demands […]

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Wartime Shell Kills 2 in Vietnam

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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A Vietnam War-era artillery shell exploded Sunday, killing two men as they were attempting to cut it up. A similar incident killed three men a week earlier. Police say the latest blast occurred at an industrial park in the city of Danang, which was a major air base for U.S. and South Vietnamese forces during […]

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Lao President Arrives in Hanoi on Friendship Visit

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Lao President Choummaly Sayasone has arrived in Hanoi for a three-day visit at the head of a high-level delegation. Choummaly, who also serves as general secretary of Laos’ ruling Communist Party, is visiting Vietnam at the invitation of Vietnamese Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and President Truong Tan Sang. He is accompanied by […]

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Anti-China Protest Again Staged in Vietnamese Capital

Posted August 7th, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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At least 100 people protested Sunday in the Vietnamese capital against Chinese territorial claims in the South China Sea — the latest in a string of anti-China protests in Hanoi in the past two months. Witnesses say police allowed flag-waving demonstrators to march, as they filmed the procession and redirected traffic to allow it to […]

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