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Vietnam arrests 8 people after economic zone law protests

Jun. 17, 2018 11:17 PM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese police have arrested eight more people after protests a week ago over a proposed law on special economic zones that protesters fear would fall in the hands of Chinese investors, state media reported Monday. The men from south central province of Binh Thuan were accused of...

American detained in Vietnam after joining protests

Jun. 14, 2018 7:59 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — An American citizen of Vietnamese descent has been detained in Vietnam after joining a protest over a controversial draft law on special economic zones that protesters fear would favor Chinese investors. Family and friends said in a statement that Will Nguyen "was beaten over the head...

Vietnam protesters clash with police over economic zones law

Jun. 11, 2018 1:12 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese protesters clashed with police over a proposed law on special economic zones they fear will be dominated by Chinese investors, while the National Assembly on Monday to put the legislation on hold for several months. State media reported that police in the south central...

Police: Vegas double killing suspect arrested in California

Jun. 7, 2018 8:23 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The suspect in the stabbing deaths of a Vietnamese tour group operator and a male tour employee at a Las Vegas Strip casino-hotel was arrested Thursday in California. Julius Trotter was arrested after a car chase in Chino, California, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said in an email. The...

Police: $10K reward offered in Las Vegas hotel killings

Jun. 6, 2018 1:53 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the killer of a 38-year-old tour operator from Vietnam and one of her employees who were found stabbed to death at a Las Vegas Strip hotel. The hotel, Circus Circus, is offering the reward for information about the slayings last...

Officials name Vietnam tour leader killed in Vegas hotel

Jun. 4, 2018 6:41 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 38-year-old tour operator from Vietnam was found dead along with a male victim in what police have called a double killing by an unknown assailant in a Las Vegas Strip hotel room, authorities said Monday. Sang Boi Nghia died from multiple stab wounds, the Clark County coroner said....

Chinese tourists spark anger in Vietnam over map on shirts

May. 16, 2018 3:41 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A group of Chinese tourists wearing T-shirts depicting the country's territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea has sparked anger in Vietnam. The tourists arrived at the Cam Ranh international airport on Sunday night and after going through the immigration, took off their...

Longtime AP Sydney bureau chief Peter O'Loughlin dies at 78

May. 15, 2018 1:42 AM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Peter O'Loughlin, who helped cover the closing days of the Vietnam War for The Associated Press and was founding president of the Foreign Correspondents' Association of Australia, has died after a long illness. He was 78. O'Loughlin was an experienced foreign correspondent who...

Man imprisoned in Vietnam for posting dissent on Facebook

May. 9, 2018 11:37 PM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A court in Vietnam has sentenced a Facebook user to 4 ½ years in jail for posts that the court said distorted the political situation in the country and opposed the ruling Communist Party and the state, state media reported. Bui Hieu Vo, 56, was convicted of conducting anti-state...

Today in History

May. 6, 2018 8:51 PM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, May 7, the 127th day of 2018. There are 238 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 7, 1915, a German U-boat torpedoed and sank the British liner RMS Lusitania off the southern coast of Ireland, killing 1,198 people, including 128 Americans, out of the nearly...