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American accused of Vietnam overthrow plot gets 12-year term

Jun. 25, 2019 12:51 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Vietnamese court has sentenced an American to 12 years in jail for what was described as an attempt to overthrow the Communist nation's government. The state-owned Tuoi Tre newspaper reported Tuesday that 55-year-old Michael Nguyen was also convicted of inciting people to...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Jun. 24, 2019 1:04 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: ___ EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look...

Pompeo says US ready right now to resume talks with NKorea

Jun. 23, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday the U.S. was prepared to resume talks with North Korea "at a moment's notice" if the North signaled it wanted discussions about denuclearization. Pompeo said he hoped that a letter recently sent by President Donald Trump to North Korean leader...

North Korea says Kim received 'excellent' letter from Trump

Jun. 23, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump sent North Korean leader Kim Jong Un an "excellent" letter, the North's state-run news agency reported Sunday, quoting Kim as saying he would "seriously contemplate" the content. The White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, said Trump sent a letter...

ASEAN leaders call for restraint amid sea row, US-China rift

Jun. 23, 2019 6:11 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders on Sunday pressed their call for self-restraint in the disputed South China Sea and renewed their alarm over the U.S.-China trade war, with one leader warning it may spiral out of control. The long-raging territorial conflicts and the protracted dispute between the...

China police raids rescue 1,100 trafficked women

Jun. 21, 2019 6:44 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese police rescued 1,130 abducted foreign women in the second half of last year in coordinated operations with five Southeast Asian countries, the Ministry of Public Security said Friday. Police arrested 1,322 suspects, including 262 foreigners, for allegedly luring and kidnapping women...

Millions of pigs culled as swine fever spreads through Asia

Jun. 21, 2019 12:53 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Millions of pigs have been culled in China and Vietnam as a U.N. food agency urges Asian governments to make containing virulent African swine fever their top priority. With an announcement by the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization that infections have spread to Laos, some...

Asian nations scramble to contain pig disease outbreaks

Jun. 20, 2019 6:06 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Asian nations are scrambling to contain the spread of the highly contagious African swine fever with Vietnam culling 2.5 million pigs and China reporting more than a million dead in an unprecedentedly huge epidemic some governments fear has gone out of control. Smaller outbreaks have...

Vietnam seizes 7.5 tons of elephant ivory, pangolin scales

Jun. 14, 2019 3:31 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Authorities have seized 7.5 tons of elephant ivory and pangolin scales in one of Vietnam's biggest wildlife trafficking cases. The 3.5 tons of ivory and 4 tons of pangolin scales were found Wednesday in barrels when customs officers checked a shipping container arriving at northern...

Vietnam: China companies using fake 'Made in Vietnam' labels

Jun. 10, 2019 10:22 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam's government says it is taking more steps to prevent Chinese companies from using illegal "Made in Vietnam" labels to avoid high tariffs that have been imposed by the United States on Chinese goods. The customs department says textiles, fisheries, farm products, tiles, honey,...