Vietnam

Vietnam ‘highly Appreciates’ Russia’s Position On South China Sea Dispute – Parliament...

In recent decades, China has claimed sovereignty over large swathes of the South China Sea, with five other countries including Vietnam contesting Beijing’s claims, leading to political and military tensions between countries in the region.
Related topics: Russia, China, Beijing, Military

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Michelle Obama On George W. Bush: ‘our Values Are The Same, We Disagree On Policy’

The Today Show continues to release new clips from Jenna Bush Hager’s interview with Michelle Obama. Obama traveled with Jenna to Vietnam to highlight some of her (MO’s) charitable work. Personally, I don’t expect Michelle to break news on...
Related topics: Michelle Obama, George W. Bush

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11 Birthdays In A Prison: Interview With The Daughter Of Vietnamese Dissident Tran Huynh Duy Thuc

Tran Huynh Duy Thuc. Source: Facebook This edited article is from The 88 Project, an independent news site covering Vietnam, and is republished on Global Voices as part of a content-sharing agreement. Mr. Tran Huynh Duy Thuc is one of the most...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media

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Israel Threatens Iran With "own Vietnam" In Syria, Hints At Major Pre-emptive Strike

Israel Threatens Iran With "Own Vietnam" In Syria, Hints At Major Pre-Emptive Strike Days after top US defense officials warned they had credible intelligence of a major Iran threat against American troops and interests in the region...
Related topics: Israel, Iran, Syria

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Washington Post Publishes Stunning Secret Documents Of Afghanistan War

Bob McNamara, Lyndon Johnson's secretary of defense, said he wanted to leave a written record of the Vietnam war for historians, to "prevent policy errors in future administrations." When the Pentagon Papers were leaked to the New York Times by...
Related topics: Afghanistan, Pentagon

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Sea Snails Are A Staple Street Food In Vietnam, With An Entire Street Dedicated To Them In Ho Chi...

We head to Madame Vo BBQ to try sea snails, see how the street-food staple is made, and learn the significance behind the dish and cuisine.

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Communist Vietnam Fights For A 40-hour Work Week

Happy families are all the same, according to Tolstoy. Unhappy families, though, have too many members who are overworked, according to Nguyen Thien Nhan, one of the officials at the forefront of Vietnam’s fight to decrease the work week down to...

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N. Korean Defectors Detained In Vietnam Seek Seoul's Help With Asylum

Eleven North Korean defectors detained in Vietnam are asking the South Korean government to provide asylum in Seoul so they can avoid being deported to North Korea, according to a South Korean activist group.Peter Jung, head of Justice for North...
Related topics: South Korea, Seoul, North Korea, Activism

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Julia Roberts & Michelle Obama Are Taking A Trip Together

Julia Roberts and Michelle Obama are embarking on a trip together. The 52-year-old Eat Pray Love actress and the 55-year-old former first lady are traveling to Vietnam and Malaysia to focus on girls’ education and empowerment. Julia will join...
Related topics: Michelle Obama, Malaysia

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Vietnamese Cat Overcomes Locked Door, Makes Great Escape

Gray, a cat living his best life in Vinh Phuc, Vietnam, recently proved that nothing can hold him back from carrying on with his day - not even a locked door.

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How Can Brexit Affect Vietnam? Let Us Count The Ways

What does Brexit have to do with Vietnam? It seems a strange question, but there are several ways that Britain's planned divorce from the European Union would be likely to affect the Southeast Asian nation.These effects can be put in three broad...

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Book: 'in That Time'

NPR's Don Gonyea speaks with Daniel Weiss, president and CEO of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, about his new book "In That Time: Michael O'Donnell and the Tragic Era of Vietnam."
Related topics: Museum

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Trump's Shameful Pardons For War Criminals Undermine America's Moral Authority

Many Americans are at least vaguely familiar with the My Lai massacre during the Vietnam War, which is a story of the evil that ordinary men can do. In 1968, U.S. troops were reeling from surprise attacks by the Viet Cong during the Tet Offensive...

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Kim Jong Un Doesn't Want North Korea To Be An 'economic Powerhouse'

Thomas Adam Security, Asia Why North Korean prosperity would be the ruin of its supreme leader. Vietnam seemed like the perfect place for Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un to meet in late February for their latest summit on...
Related topics: Kim Jong-Un, North Korea, Donald Trump

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America's Chemical Warfare Tour: How Agent Orange Destroyed Vietnam

Jason von Meding Security, Asia More than 10 years of U.S. chemical warfare in Vietnam exposed an estimated 2.1 to 4.8 million Vietnamese people to Agent Orange. More than 40 years on, the impact on their health has been staggering. In the end,...

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Lao Villagers, Facing Eviction For Dam, Are Leery Of Government Promises

On a remote bend of the Mekong River in northern Laos, where its muddy waters make a hard right turn through steep verdant hills, the 330-odd residents of Houaygno village are bracing for an imminent exodus.Vietnam's state-owned PetroVietnam Power...
Related topics: Laos

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Trump 'has Very Little Understanding Of What It Means To Be In The Military': Fired Navy Official...

Trump did not serve in the military during the Vietnam War. Spencer served in the US Marine Corps as a helicopter pilot in the late 1970s.
Related topics: Military

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Women Are Hit Harder By Climate Change—and They Are Starting To Fight Back

Planting mangrove trees on the shores of Vietnam is helping protect against global warming—and also sowing the seeds of female empowerment.
Related topics: Global Warming

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U.s. Officials Fret About Hacking By A New Generation Of Nations

Vietnam, Qatar and others are entering a field once dominated by Russia and China.
Related topics: Qatar, Russia, China

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'made In India' Apple Eyes India In Manufacturing Amid Trade War With China

New Delhi (Sputnik): India has pipped Vietnam as the second largest mobile handset manufacturer globally. By 2022, the country is expected to see $6.2 billion worth of investment in smartphone manufacturing, although China remains the global leader...
Related topics: India, China, New Delhi

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