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Vietnam's health minister arrested over COVID test gouging

Jun. 08, 2022 01:53 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam’s health minister and the mayor of the capital Hanoi have been arrested as part of an expanding investigation into massive price gouging of COVID-19 tests, state media reported. Nguyen Thanh Long was dismissed from his ministry post and Chu Ngoc...

Delayed Southeast Asian Games begin in Vietnam's capital

May. 12, 2022 11:33 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Southeast Asian Games officially kicked off Thursday with a mask-optional opening ceremony in Vietnam's capital, the first major gathering in the country since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. “Despite the difficulties caused by COVID-19, we are...

Japanese, Vietnamese leaders reject use of force in Ukraine

May. 01, 2022 05:49 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida discussed the war in Ukraine with Vietnamese leaders on Sunday and said they agreed on the respect for international law and rejection of the use of force. Japan has condemned Russia's invasion and joined Western nations...