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News: Vietnam

We have started to collect the most important news related to Vietnam in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

World news related to Vietnam – overview

Vietnam: news

Vietnam decries Chinese oil bid

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 13:41
related countries: China China

Vietnam protests against China's plan to invite foreign oil bids in a disputed area in the South China Sea, adding to tensions in the region.
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Challenge to China on rare earths

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 7:23
related countries: China China, Japan Japan

Vietnam and Japan have opened a centre for research into rare earth minerals to challenge China's monopoly of supply.
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Uncle Ho's legacy lives on in Vietnam

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 23:32

Is Vietnam's revolutionary leader still relevant today?
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Vietnam extends US soldier hunt

Monday, June 4th 2012, 15:31
related countries: United States United States

Vietnam opens up new areas to teams searching for US soldiers missing from the Vietnam war, as US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta visits the country.
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Vietnam's new technology entrepreneurs

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 23:00

The start-ups trying to change the landscape of Vietnam's tech industry
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VIDEO: VIP war bunker discovered in Vietnam

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 20:38
related places: Hanoi

A bunker used to shelter guests and staff during the Vietnam war is discovered under Hanoi's oldest luxury hotel.
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Vietnam bus crash leaves 34 dead

Friday, May 18th 2012, 3:51

A bus crash in central Vietnam leaves 34 people dead and at least 20 injured.
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Obama honours Vietnam War soldier

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 22:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Honor

US President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Honor to a Vietnam War soldier, four decades after his original recommendation was lost.
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Soil suspected in Vietnam illness

Monday, May 14th 2012, 17:11

Vietnam says a mystery illness that has claimed 21 lives may have been caused by poisonous heavy metals in the soil and toxic mould on rice.
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Vietnam photographer Faas dies

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 22:56

The celebrated Associated Press combat photographer Horst Faas, known for his decade of work during the Vietnam War, dies at 79.
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China approves Paracels project

Friday, April 27th 2012, 6:11
related countries: China China

China decides "in principle" to build a supply dock on one of the islands it disputes with Vietnam in the South China Sea.
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Vietnam baffled by skin disease

Saturday, April 21st 2012, 15:11

Vietnam seeks international help for a mystery skin infection that has already killed 19 people and made 170 others ill.
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China frees Vietnamese fishermen

Saturday, April 21st 2012, 8:40
related countries: China China

China frees 21 Vietnamese fishermen whose detention last month near disputed islands sparked a diplomatic row, officials say.
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'Smallest town in US' auctioned

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 22:36
related countries: United States United States

A town advertised as the smallest in the US, current population one, is sold at auction to two Vietnamese men for $900,000 (£569,000).
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Vietnam charges group over 'plot'

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 17:20

Vietnamese authorities charge 18 people with plotting to overthrow the government, state media say.
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Vietnam state firm bosses jailed

Friday, March 30th 2012, 15:18

Nine top officials are given tough jail sentences for incurring huge losses that nearly ruined one of Vietnam's largest state-owned companies.
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Vietnam ship scandal trial starts

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 7:29

Former top officials accused of bringing one of Vietnam's largest state-owned companies to the brink of bankruptcy go on trial.
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Senate votes to keep China duties

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 1:40
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Washington

The US Senate votes to uphold Washington's ability to impose duties on subsidised goods from China and Vietnam.
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Vietnam communists debate reform

Monday, February 27th 2012, 16:21

A big meeting of 1,000 delegates - including the entire Politburo - is taking place in Vietnam on reforming the governing Communist Party.
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Saigon fall reporter dies at 79

Saturday, February 4th 2012, 2:19

George Esper, who reported on the fall of Saigon for the Associated Press during the last days of the Vietnam war, dies at the age of 79.
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VIDEO: Burning 'money' for the dead

Friday, January 20th 2012, 22:07

Vietnamese prepare to celebrate the Year of the Dragon by burning joss paper as offerings to their dead.
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New bird flu death in Indonesia

Friday, January 20th 2012, 5:01
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Indonesian officials confirm a second bird flu death this month, with Vietnam and Cambodia both reporting one death this week from the H5N1 virus.
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