Latest Vietnam News

Analysis: NKorea's Kim back to military optics to raise heat

Apr. 18, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is cautiously turning up the heat after his unsuccessful summit with President Trump in Hanoi two months ago. Returning to military optics for the first time in five months, Kim on Tuesday paid a surprise visit to an Air Force base to inspect fighter combat...

NKorea says it tested new weapon, wants Pompeo out of talks

Apr. 18, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday that it had test-fired a new type of "tactical guided weapon," its first such test in nearly half a year, and demanded that Washington remove Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from nuclear negotiations. The test, which didn't appear to be of a banned mid- or...

Redaction nation: US history brims with partial deletions

Apr. 18, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Somewhere in the shadows of federal bureaucracy, there was an issue about the drinking habits of Augusto Pinochet. The National Security Archive, an advocate for open government, had for years tried to gain access to intelligence files about the Chilean dictator, his human rights abuses and...

Redaction nation: US history brims with partial deletions

Apr. 16, 2019 5:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Somewhere in the shadows of federal bureaucracy, there was an issue about the drinking habits of Augusto Pinochet. The National Security Archive, an advocate for open government, had for years tried to gain access to intelligence files about the Chilean dictator, his human rights abuses and...

50 years on, friends still recall Ohioan's Vietnam death

Apr. 13, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

WAPAKONETA, Ohio (AP) — Fifty years will have passed this Saturday since Gary Detrick was killed by enemy fire in Vietnam. He was 20 years old. It is a date — April 13, 1969 — that has always stuck in the mind of Larry Elsass, a boyhood friend of Detrick. They grew up on the Auglaize County...

Trump wants to keep NKorea sanctions, won't rule out summit

Apr. 12, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the U.S. wants to keep economic sanctions in place to pressure North Korea to give up nuclear weapons, but isn't ruling out a third summit with Kim Jong Un or taking steps to ease food or other shortages in the repressive nation. "We want sanctions to remain in...

North Korea bolsters diplomatic lineup amid stalled US talks

Apr. 12, 2019 2:30 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has retained his most important leadership post as his rubber-stamp parliament made a slew of personnel changes that bolstered his diplomatic lineup amid stalemated nuclear talks with the United States. The new personnel appointments may be a sign...

Trump, South Korea's Moon look for way to curb NKorea nukes

Apr. 12, 2019 2:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in comes amid uncertainty over whether the leader of North Korea is considering backing out of nuclear negotiations or restarting nuclear and missile tests. Trump, in his first meeting with Moon since the unsuccessful...

The Latest: Trump wants North Korea sanctions to remain

Apr. 11, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in (all times local): 12:55 p.m. President Donald Trump says the U.S. wants to see sanctions against North Korea continue for now. In an Oval Office meeting with the leader of South Korea on Thursday,...

Busts in Asia reveal scales from 38,000 endangered pangolins

Apr. 10, 2019 10:51 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore seized more than 28 tons of pangolin scales belonging to around 38,000 of the endangered mammals in the past week, a global record that spurred calls for more protection for pangolins, whose scales are used in traditional medicine. The scales were linked to four species of...