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Vietnam Police Break Up International Fraud Ring

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 3:11 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Vietnam have arrested more than 50 people and charged them with taking part in an international fraud ring targeting people of Chinese origin. Authorities in southern Phu Yen province arrested more than 25 Chinese and more than 25 Taiwan nationals, along with at least two Vietnamese, during a raid in Tuy Hoa City. […]

Clinton Praises US-Vietnamese Relations

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 1:12 am (UTC-5)
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U.S Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is hailing the U.S. relationship with Vietnam in a national day message to the people of the Southeast Asian country. Vietnam celebrates its national day on Friday, the anniversary of the day on which Ho Chi Minh officially declared Vietnam’s independence from French colonial rule in 1945. In a […]

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Vietnam Releasing 10,000 Prisoners in Annual Amnesty

Posted August 29th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Vietnam has ordered more than 10,000 prisoners freed as part of the country’s annual independence day amnesty. The government in Hanoi has identified 11 of the 10,535 prisoners up for release as foreign nationals convicted of breaking laws on social order, and says they include U.S, Canadian and Australian citizens. Authorities say five of the […]

Legendary Vietnamese General Turns 100

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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Vo Nguyen Giap, the ex-Vietnamese general who defeated the superior military forces of both France and the United States, turned 100 years old Thursday. Giap marked the personal milestone at an army hospital in Hanoi, where he has been living for the past several months. His former secretary, Colonel Nguyen Huyen, said the general remains […]

Vietnam Takes Delivery of New Warship

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Vietnam has taken ownership of the second of two Russian-made guided missile warships, expanding its naval firepower as a tense standoff continues with China over disputed territories in the South China Sea. The state-run Tuoi Tre newspaper carried photos Monday of the helicopter-capable warship docked in the port of Cam Ranh, on Vietnam’s south-central coast. […]

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Chinese Police Probe Mass Kidnappings of Vietnamese Women

Posted August 21st, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Official Chinese media say police are probing the suspected abduction of about 100 ethnic Vietnamese women who are missing in central China and may have been sold as brides to Chinese men. The China Daily describes the women as already married to Chinese men and said they were living in remote villages in Hunan province […]

Vietnam Breaks Up Anti-China Protest

Posted August 21st, 2011 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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Vietnamese police have detained dozens of people who were taking part in an anti-China rally Sunday in the capital of Hanoi. Just minutes after the protest began, plainclothes agents moved in and forced at least 40 demonstrators onto waiting buses and drove them away. Thursday the Hanoi People’s Committee had ordered a halt to the […]

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Vietnam Battling Deadly Epidemic of Hand-Foot-Mouth Disease

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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Vietnamese health officials are struggling to contain an outbreak of a disease that has killed 81 children and infected tens of thousands more this year. Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien says the nation is under an epidemic of hand, foot and mouth disease, and has ordered state and local officials to launch an aggressive […]

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Hanoi Officials Order Halt to Weekly Anti-China Protests

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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Vietnamese authorities are demanding a halt to weekly demonstrations in the capital against China, saying unidentified “opposing forces” are using them to undermine social order and stability. The Hanoi People’s Committee ordered the halt in a broadcast Thursday, warning the government will apply “necessary measures” against those who fail to comply. Demonstrators have turned out […]

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Appeal Opens for Vietnamese Pastor, Land Rights Activists

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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A Vietnamese court was scheduled to hear an appeal Thursday from pastor Duong Kim Khai and several other land rights activists who were convicted of subversion at a closed one-day trial in May. An eight-year sentence was handed on May 30 to activist Tran Thi Thuy, who was identified as a member of the banned […]

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