Latest Vietnam government News

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...

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...

Australia urges Vietnam to free jailed democracy supporter

Apr. 05, 2022 02:50 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government is urging Vietnam to free on health grounds a 72-year-old Vietnamese-born Australian serving a 12-year prison sentence for supporting a pro-democracy group. A court in Ho Chi Minh City sentenced Chau Van Kham in 2019 on terrorism...