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Facebook rebuts Vietnam claims over alleged illegal content

Jan. 9, 2019 4:21 AM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Facebook was defending itself Wednesday against allegations that it allows illegal content in violation of Vietnam's new cybersecurity law. The social media giant said it has restricted illegal content and is in discussions with the government. "We have a clear process for governments...

Thailand braces for powerful storm at southern beach towns

Jan. 3, 2019 9:19 PM EST

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, Thailand (AP) — Thai authorities suspended ferry services and evacuated locals and tourists ahead of a tropical storm expected to pound the Southeast Asian nation's famed southern beach resorts during a peak tourism season. Rain was already falling around the Gulf of Thailand and...

Spokane Valley company to open factory in Vietnam

Jan. 2, 2019 11:26 AM EST

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. (AP) — A Spokane Valley company will open a factory in Vietnam as a hedge against any future trade dispute between the United States and China. Key Tronic Corp. produces electronics for other companies at factories in the U.S., China and Mexico. The Spokesman-Review reported Wednesday...

Taiwan seeks Vietnam 'tourists' who left groups on arrival

Jan. 2, 2019 4:36 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese immigration authorities have found 24 Vietnamese and are searching for 124 others who left their tour groups after arriving in December on tourist visas. The National Immigration Agency didn't specify what the Vietnamese were doing but said they had "premeditated an illegal...

Bomb strikes tourist bus near Egypt's Giza Pyramids, kills 4

Dec. 28, 2018 10:46 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A roadside bomb hit a tourist bus on Friday near the Giza Pyramids, killing three Vietnamese and their Egyptian guide, officials said. The bus was traveling in the Marioutiyah area near the pyramids when the crude roadside bomb, concealed by a wall, went off, Egypt's chief prosecutor Nabil...

St. Paul leaders decry deportations of Vietnam-era refugees

Dec. 21, 2018 10:27 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Trump administration push for the deportation of Vietnam War-era refugees has sparked protests from St. Paul's Southeast Asian community, with elected officials and families saying they will do whatever they can to fight it. State Rep.-elect Kaohly Her on Thursday called it a...

Vietnamese community rallies against US deportations

Dec. 20, 2018 6:17 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Members of the Vietnamese community are protesting what they say are efforts by the Trump administration to deport certain Vietnamese immigrants, an effort they say is a betrayal of refugees who fled war-torn Vietnam. Advocates say the administration is trying to deport Vietnamese...

Cambodian premier says no to foreign military bases

Dec. 7, 2018 3:44 AM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Friday that his government will not allow any foreign military bases in its territory and called media reports that China is seeking a naval base there "fake news." Hun Sen, who is on a three-day visit to Vietnam, insisted at a news briefing with...

Spanish police arrest people smugglers from Vietnam

Dec. 6, 2018 11:20 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — The European police agency says Spanish authorities have arrested 37 people suspected of belonging to a Vietnamese people-smuggling ring that has earned an estimated 13 million euros ($14.8 million). Europol said in a statement Thursday the gang charged each Vietnamese migrant 18,000 euros...

Vietnam jails 2 ex-police generals for role in gambling ring

Nov. 30, 2018 5:54 AM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A court in northern Vietnam on Friday jailed two former police generals for protecting a multimillion-dollar online gambling ring as the Communist government steps up its crackdown on graft. Former national police chief Phan Van Vinh and former head of hi-tech crimes police department...