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Vietnam Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong, the country's most powerful leader, dies at age 80

Jul. 19, 2024 19:23 PM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Nguyen Phu Trong, general secretary of Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party and the country’s most powerful politician, has died following months of ill health, official media said Friday. He was 80. “General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Party...

Nguyen Phu Trong, the powerful head of Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party, has died, official media say

Jul. 19, 2024 07:15 AM EDT
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Nguyen Phu Trong, the powerful head of Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party, has died, official media say.

Vietnam's President To Lam becomes caretaker of Communist Party while chief Trong focuses on health

Jul. 18, 2024 06:17 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese President To Lam on Thursday became the caretaker of the Communist Party because of party chief Nguyen Phu Trong's poor health, the party said in a statement. Nguyen Phu Trong, who was elected to a third term as general secretary in 2021, has...

Ominous history for Biden: Incumbents trying to win over their parties often struggle to win again

Jul. 03, 2024 00:19 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — There's plenty of worry among Democrats about whether 81-year-old President Joe Biden is up to the job itself or the task of defeating Donald Trump. Previous presidential campaigns offer lessons. None convey reasons for optimism. Going back to Lyndon...

Vietnam's VinFast looks to tiny EV, priced at less than $10,000, to change its fortunes

Jun. 25, 2024 07:06 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese automaker VinFast, for a short time the third-most valuable car company in the world, has a big problem: It just can’t sell enough cars. Idle factories bleed money and the company’s financial health is at stake. After finding the U.S. market a...

A U.S. envoy visits Hanoi days after Putin, saying US-Vietnam trust is at 'all-time high'

Jun. 22, 2024 13:10 PM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A senior U.S. diplomat held talks in Vietnam on Saturday and said that the trust between the two countries was at an “all-time high,” just days after Russian President Vladimir Putin's state visit to Hanoi. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia...

New coffee center in Northern California aims to give a jolt to research and education

Jun. 21, 2024 13:03 PM EDT

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — A college in Northern California is now home to a center devoted to educating students and closely studying one of the most consumed beverages in the world known for powering people through their day — coffee. The University of California, Davis, launched its...

Vietnam says it's ready to hold talks with Philippines on overlapping continental shelf claims

Jun. 21, 2024 06:16 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam is ready to hold talks with the Philippines to settle their overlapping claims to the undersea continental shelf in the South China Sea, official Vietnamese media said Friday, in a diplomatic approach that contrasts with China’s increasingly assertive actions to...

AP Week in Pictures: Global

Jun. 21, 2024 02:28 AM EDT

June 14-20, 2024 People protested during a general strike in Panama, Muslim pilgrims gathered in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited North Korea and Vietnam. Kurdish migrants trying to reach Britain were discovered off French shores, and trains collided in...

Elliott Gould, Justin Trudeau, Helen Mirren and more mourn Donald Sutherland

Jun. 21, 2024 00:05 AM EDT

Famous fans, colleagues and family pay tribute to actor Donald Sutherland, the star of “M.A.S.H.” “Klute” and “The Hunger Games” who died Thursday at age 88. “Donald was a giant, not only physically but as a talent. He was also enormously kind and generous. ... It’s...