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South Korea Closes Door to Vietnamese Guest Workers

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 3:21 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea has suspended the admission of guest laborers from Vietnam because too many of them have disappeared after their visas expired. Officials said Wednesday that Seoul has stopped allowing Vietnamese to take a Korean language test which is required before temporary workers can be admitted. More than 4,000 Vietnamese workers entered South Korea in […]

Vietnam Accuses 9 Execs of Mismanagement in Shipbuilding Crisis

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 10:14 am (UTC-5)
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State-run newspapers in Vietnam say police have accused nine former shipbuilding executives of mismanagement in connection with the near-collapse of one of the country’s key state-controlled enterprises last year. The reports say the executives, who once ran the industrial grouping Vinashin, face charges of violating government regulations as the industrial giant racked up more than […]

Clinton Discusses Human Rights With Vietnamese FM

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has pressed Vietnam on human rights during a meeting with Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh. A senior U.S. State Department official said Clinton stressed the importance of an upcoming U.S.-Vietnam high-level dialogue on human rights when she met Monday with Minh on the sidelines of the U.N. General […]

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Vietnamese Sailors Are Home After Ransom Paid to Pirates

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 3:38 am (UTC-5)
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Twenty-four Vietnamese sailors are safe at home after an eight-month ordeal as prisoners of Somali pirates. Officials and analysts said the cargo ship MV Hoang Son Sun and its crew were released last week after a Vietnamese state-owned shipping company paid the pirates a ransom of more than $2 million. The sailors were flown home […]

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Vietnamese Sailors Are Home After Ransom Paid to Pirates

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 3:38 am (UTC-5)
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Twenty-four Vietnamese sailors are safe at home after an eight-month ordeal as prisoners of Somali pirates. Officials and analysts said the cargo ship MV Hoang Son Sun and its crew were released last week after a Vietnamese state-owned shipping company paid the pirates a ransom of more than $2 million. The sailors were flown home […]

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Vietnam Rejects Criticism in US Report on Religious Freedom

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 1:41 am (UTC-5)
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The Vietnamese government is rejecting a recent report by the U.S. State Department accusing that country of failing to tolerate religious freedom. In an annual report on religious freedom around the world, the State Department said while Vietnam’s constitution protects religious freedom, the government regulates and in some cases restricts religious practice. It says authorities […]

Vietnamese Prisoner Dies in Prison After Year-Long Medical Parole

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 4:47 am (UTC-5)
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Rights groups and relatives say a prominent Vietnamese political prisoner has died in prison just weeks after being returned to custody from medical parole. Human Rights Watch and other groups say Truong Van Suong died Monday morning of heart-related ailments at a prison outside Hanoi. Suong, a former South Vietnamese military officer, had spent 33 […]

Vietnamese Couple Bids For Record Book with 82-Year Marriage

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 7:01 am (UTC-5)
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Vietnamese officials say they are looking for a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for a couple who have been married for 82 years. Huynh Van Lac, aged 110, and his wife Nguyen Thi Lanh, 106, have been married since 1933. The director of the Vietnam Records Book Center, said the couple broke […]

China, Vietnam to Speed Up South China Sea Talks

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say China and Vietnam have agreed to speed up negotiations over their South China Sea dispute with a goal of signing a formal agreement as soon as possible. The official Xinhua news agency says the commitment was made during meetings in Hanoi this week between China’s State Councilor Dai Bingguo and senior […]

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Report: Vietnamese Drug Addicts Abused in Treatment Centers

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch says patients in Vietnamese drug rehabilitation centers are subjected to years of abuse and forced labor without receiving proper treatment to overcome their addiction. In a report Wednesday , the New York-based watchdog says Vietnam imprisoned more than 300,000 people without due process in the centers between 2000 and 2010. The rights […]

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