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Starbucks to open shop in Vietnam

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 5:39

Starbucks, the world's biggest coffee-shop company, is set to open its first store in Vietnam next month as it continues expanding in Asia.
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Vietnam bloggers' appeal rejected

Friday, December 28th 2012, 14:10

An appeals court in Vietnam upholds the sentences of two prominent bloggers jailed in September for "anti-state propaganda", a lawyer tells the BBC.
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Remembering the Christmas bombing of Hanoi

Monday, December 24th 2012, 23:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hanoi, Christmas

The massive US assault that may have helped end the Vietnam war
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Vietnam jails Hmong 'plotters'

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 15:26

A Vietnam court jails four ethnic Hmong men for plotting against the state, following a mysterious gathering to welcome the arrival of a "messiah".
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Rhino anti-poaching deal signed

Monday, December 10th 2012, 17:42
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa signs a deal with Vietnam to fight the escalating illicit trade in rhino horn, used in traditional medicine in Asian countries.
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Anti-China protests in Vietnam

Sunday, December 9th 2012, 5:28
related countries: China China

Rare anti-Chinese protests take place in Vietnam, before being quickly dispersed by police, amid growing tensions over disputed territorial waters.
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Vietnam raids 'coin-flipping den'

Friday, November 30th 2012, 15:20

Vietnamese police arrest more than 100 in a raid on an illegal gambling den where people were playing a game involving coin-flipping.
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Vietnam snubs new China passports

Monday, November 26th 2012, 12:19
related countries: China China

Vietnamese officials are refusing to stamp new Chinese passports bearing a map that lays claim to disputed areas in the South China Sea.
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Vietnam officials to face votes

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 14:19

The communist-dominated parliament of Vietnam is to subject elected leaders including the president and prime minister to annual confidence votes.
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Vietnamese PM is urged to resign

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 15:12

Vietnamese PM Nguyen Tan Dung is urged to resign for his mistakes in handling the economy in a rare show of parliamentary dissent.
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VIDEO: O'Dowd gives soul to Aboriginal story

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 0:01
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Chris O'Dowd stars in feel-good Australian film based on a true story about an Aboriginal girl group on a tour in the midst of the Vietnam War.
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Songwriters jailed in Vietnam

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 9:32

Vietnam jails two musicians for spreading anti-state propaganda, after they wrote songs critical of the government.
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Vietnam PM admits economy faults

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 11:18

Vietnam's prime minister admits he made mistakes managing the country's faltering economy, promising to reform state firms hit by corruption scandals.
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Vietnam PM spared party action

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 6:19

A two-week Vietnam Communist Party meeting ends with an apology over corruption and economic woes but PM Nguyen Tan Dung remains in place.
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Hanoi Party bans lavish weddings

Monday, October 8th 2012, 14:49
related places: Hanoi

The Communist Party in Vietnam bans members in the capital, Hanoi, from holding lavish weddings, saying they anger the public.
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VIDEO: Changing times for Vietnam festival

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 2:55

Millions of people across Vietnam are celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon festival, but some of its traditional elements seem to be dying out.
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Vietnam jails dissident bloggers

Monday, September 24th 2012, 11:48

Vietnam jails three high-profile bloggers accused of spreading anti-government propaganda, in a case fiercely criticised by rights groups.
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Lessons from the Vietnam war

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 1:07
related countries: United States United States

Has the US forgotten lessons from Vietnam?
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Vietnam's leader targets blogs

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 15:05

Vietnam's prime minister hits out at three blogs critical of the government, ordering that those behind them be ''seriously punished''.
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Top Vietnam shipping boss held

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 8:47

Vietnam says the former chairman of a major state shipping company has been arrested abroad for economic crimes and extradited home.
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Vietnam police seize tiger cubs

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 12:10

Four rare tiger cubs and more than 100 endangered pangolins are seized from suspected wildlife smugglers in Vietnam, police have said.
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VIDEO: Vietnam's female weightlifting hope

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 8:53

Vietnam's Chau Hoang Tuyet Loan talks to the BBC about how she overcame throat cancer to represent her country at the 2012 Paralympics Games.
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In pictures: Burning monk photographer dies

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 14:40
related countries: United States United States

Journalist whose Vietnam image changed US policy has died
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