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US Urges Burma to Ensure Free By-Elections

Posted January 22nd, 2012 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A key U.S. senator says the United States is pleased with recent progress toward democratic reforms in Burma, but says the country’s new, nominally civilian government must ensure “free and fair” by-elections in April. John McCain, the senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, spoke Sunday in Rangoon, after meeting with President Thein Sein […]

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US Urges Burma to Ensure Free By-Elections

Posted January 22nd, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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A key U.S. senator says the United States is pleased with recent progress toward democratic reforms in Burma, but says the country’s new, nominally civilian government must ensure “free and fair” by-elections in April. John McCain, the senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, spoke Sunday in Rangoon, after meeting with President Thein Sein […]

Bird Flu Deaths Reported in Vietnam, Cambodia

Posted January 19th, 2012 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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A Vietnamese duck farmer has become the first person to die of bird flu in Vietnam in nearly two years, while another death from the disease was reported in neighboring Cambodia. Vietnamese officials said Thursday the 18-year-old farmer from the southern Mekong delta died after reporting a high fever and respiratory problems. Investigators have not […]

Vietnam Reaffirms Committment to Nuclear Energy

Posted January 17th, 2012 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Vietnam has reaffirmed its intent to develop nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology hosted an international conference on global nuclear power development and security Tuesday in the capital Hanoi. In view of Japan’s Fukushima accident in March 2011, officials stressed that their goal is responsible use of clean nuclear power […]

Vietnam Sends Activist To Drug Rehab Center

Posted January 5th, 2012 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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Vietnam has sent a female activist to a drug rehabilitation center for two years without trial for taking part in anti-China protests. A lawyer for Vietnamese activist Bui Thi Minh Hang says she was detained on November 27 after joining a small protest in southern Ho Chi Minh City. He says the next day she […]

Vietnamese Buddhist Activist Handed 5-Year Jail Term

Posted December 13th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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A 71-year old Vietnamese Buddhist activist from a minority sect has been sentenced to a five-year prison term for possession of anti-government literature and videos. The jail term for Hoa Hao Buddhist Nguyen Van Lia was issued Tuesday in Hanoi. It follows his arrest in April, when police seized books and dozens of audio and […]

Vietnam Seeks Millions to Clear War-Era Explosives

Posted December 5th, 2011 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Vietnam’s prime minister says more than 42,000 people have been killed and more than 62,000 have been wounded by abandoned bombs, mines and other explosives since the Vietnam War ended in 1975. Nguyen Tan Dung delivered the grim statistics of the war’s legacy Monday at an international mine action donors conference in Hanoi. Vietnam is […]

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Vietnam Reduces Blogger’s Sentence

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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A Vietnamese appeals court has cut in half the sentence of a Vietnamese-French blogger. Pham Minh Hoang was arrested in August, 2010 and sentenced to three years in prison for subversion. The appeals court cut the sentence to 17 months, meaning he will be released in January. He will still have to serve three years […]

Israeli President Begins Diplomatic Visit to Vietnam

Posted November 23rd, 2011 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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Israeli President Shimon Peres arrived in Vietnam Wednesday for a diplomatic visit aimed at boosting economic and political ties with one of Southeast Asia’s fastest growing economies. After signing a series of bilateral agreements on shipping and finance, Mr. Peres told reporters that his country was committed to improving bilateral relations with Vietnam. It is […]

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Red Cross Appeals for Aid in Vietnamese Flooding

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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The Red Cross is asking for $1.2 million in international aid to help 42,000 people affected by the serious flooding that has plagued Vietnam for weeks. In a statement Thursday, the aid organization said its main goal is to provide the victims with cash, household kits, safe water, hygiene items, medicine and shelter. A top […]

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