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Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Jul. 23, 2018 4:38 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: ___ EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look...

Vietnam convicts, deports US man who joined rare protest

Jul. 20, 2018 11:08 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Vietnamese court on Friday convicted an American man of disturbing public order after he took part in a rare protest and ordered him deported. William Nguyen, from Houston, was arrested June 10 during protests in the southern commercial hub of Ho Chi Minh City against a proposed law...

Vietnam to try American for disturbing order in protests

Jul. 13, 2018 9:46 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A court in southern Vietnam is scheduled to put on trial next week an American citizen of Vietnamese descent accused of disturbing public order after he took part in rare protests, state media reported Friday. William Nguyen, from Houston, was arrested on June 10 after participating...

Vietnam jails 6 of dozens arrested for economic law protests

Jul. 12, 2018 5:25 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A court in south central Vietnam sentenced six people to up to two-and-a-half years in prison Thursday after finding them guilty of throwing rocks, bricks and gas bombs at police in protests against a proposed law on special economic zones. Protests against the proposed law took place...

Vietnam arrests 7 over police bombing, alleges US exile ties

Jul. 5, 2018 6:27 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese police have arrested seven people suspected of involvement in the bombing last month of a police station in the Southeast Asian country's largest city. The blast in Ho Chi Minh City injured a policewoman and damaged some property. The online newspaper VnExpress reported...