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Vietnam Detains Three Activist Bloggers Who Met With EU Delegation

Police detained Pham Doan Trang Date : November 19, 2017 Reporter : BNN Authorities in Vietnam's capital Hanoi briefly detained three activist bloggers shortly after they met with representatives of the European Union to discuss the situation of human rights in their country, according to one of the trio. Police detained Pham Doan Trang, Nguyen Quang A, and former prisoner of conscience Bui Thi Minh Hang around noon on Nov. 16 as they left a meeting with the EU officials, though A and Hang were freed several hours later, Hang told RFA's ...Full Story

POLITICS

Trump delivers stern ‘America First’ message in Asia

Date : November 10, 2017 Reporter : BNN U.S. President delivered a stern message in Vietnam HANOI, Vietnam - Addressing a group of Pacific Rim nations eager for signs of the United States’ continued engagement and economic leadership in the region, U.S. President delivered a stern message in Vietnam.  Speaking ...Full Story

BUSINESS

Growing Commerce With India Gives Vietnam New Defense Against China

Date : August 31, 2017 Reporter : BNN/ VoA Bilateral trade hit $10 billion HO CHI MINH - A flood of Indian business in fast-growing Vietnam has solidified commercial ties to help Hanoi upgrade an alliance with a powerful Asian neighbor and offset dependence on its historic rival, the more massive China. ...Full Story

INDUSTRY

Japan Suspends Development Aid to Vietnam Over Graft Scandal

Date : June 3, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet Hanoi continues its probe into bribery allegations on a railway project. Japan has temporarily halted its official development assistance (ODA) to Vietnam as Hanoi continues its probe into bribery allegations on a railway project. Tokyo informed Vietnam of its decision in a bilateral meeting that ...Full Story

SOCIO-CULTURE

Vietnam Detains Three Activist Bloggers Who Met With EU Delegation

Date : November 19, 2017 Reporter : BNN Police detained Pham Doan Trang Authorities in Vietnam's capital Hanoi briefly detained three activist bloggers shortly after they met with representatives of the European Union to discuss the situation of human rights in their country, according to one of the ...Full Story

HISTORY

Vietnam launches USD 800 cruise to assert sovereignty in South China Sea

Date : June 5, 2015 Reporter : ANI Chinese aggression London, June 5 (ANI): In a bid to assert its sovereignty on the "disputed" Spratly islands in the South China Sea in the face of Chinese aggression, Vietnam is reportedly offering patriotic citizens "the holiday of a ...Full Story

HUMAN RIGHTS

Memories Are Fresh for Man Who Fled Vietnam 40 Years Ago

Date : April 30, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet/VoA Cargo vessel pulled away from its berth along the Saigon River Hai Do is chief of the English Learning Branch at Voice of America. A short version of this story was originally published in The Philadelphia Inquirer on the 30th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. All I could see were the ...Full Story

ENVIRONMENT

Mekong River Commission to Consider Lao Don Sahong Dam at Ministerial Level

Date : January 29, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet Mekong River Commission An intergovernmental body which supervises development along the Mekong River on Wednesday referred a decision on the much-criticized Don Sahong Dam in Laos to the ministerial level after Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam were unable ...Full Story

EDUCATION

Vietnamese Lawmaker Arrested for Alleged Fraud

Date : January 8, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet Lawmakers in Vietnam are allowed a level of immunity HANOI - A member of Vietnam's National Assembly was arrested late Wednesday over an alleged real estate scam. Police searched the home of 49-year-old Chau Thi Thu Nga for several hours Wednesday, seizing an undisclosed number of ...Full Story

TECHNOLOGY

South Korea to provide nuke reactor model for Vietnam

Date : November 4, 2014 Reporter : Trend Equipment for nuclear education donated by South Korea Da Lat University in Vietnam's Central Highlands Lam Dong province will receive simulated equipment for nuclear education donated by South Korea later this month, local media reported on Monday. The donation forms part of ...Full Story

TRAVEL

Indian President Mukherjee arrives in Hanoi on state visit

Date : September 14, 2014 Reporter : ANI Bilateral relations between India and Vietnam are excellent Hanoi, Vietnam, Sept. 14 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee arrived in Hanoi on Sunday on a four-day state visit during which he will meet top leaders to boost the bilateral and strategic partnership between India and Vietnam. Upon ...Full Story

SPORTS

Anti-Chinese riots in Vietnam halted

Date : May 19, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet Disputed waters in the South China Sea HANOI, Vietnam -- Anti-Chinese riots that destroyed factories and resulted in two deaths in Vietnam were halted by law enforcement Sunday. The violent protests started about a week ago after a Chinese oil rig positioned itself in ...Full Story

ENTERTAINMENT

Despite Internet Woes, Vietnam Leads Region in Video Consumption

Date : October 6, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet/ VoA Millions of young Vietnamese are addicted to electronics HO CHI MINH CITY- Last year, Phuong Nghi bought herself a smartphone because her parents refused to get her one. And perhaps for a good reason: Nghi didn't think twice when recently asked how much time she spends watching videos on ...Full Story

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