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Cambodian premier says no to foreign military bases

Dec. 7, 2018 3:44 AM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Friday that his government will not allow any foreign military bases in its territory and called media reports that China is seeking a naval base there "fake news." Hun Sen, who is on a three-day visit to Vietnam, insisted at a news briefing with...

Spanish police arrest people smugglers from Vietnam

Dec. 6, 2018 11:20 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — The European police agency says Spanish authorities have arrested 37 people suspected of belonging to a Vietnamese people-smuggling ring that has earned an estimated 13 million euros ($14.8 million). Europol said in a statement Thursday the gang charged each Vietnamese migrant 18,000 euros...

Vietnam jails 2 ex-police generals for role in gambling ring

Nov. 30, 2018 5:54 AM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A court in northern Vietnam on Friday jailed two former police generals for protecting a multimillion-dollar online gambling ring as the Communist government steps up its crackdown on graft. Former national police chief Phan Van Vinh and former head of hi-tech crimes police department...

Vietnam sentences 9 to death for heroin trafficking

Nov. 30, 2018 4:27 AM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A court in northern Vietnam has sentenced nine people including three women to death after finding them guilty of heroin trading and possession. Three others were given life sentences while the court in Ha Nam province, 60 kilometers (38 miles) south of Hanoi, handed down jail terms...

Finding safe Haven: Suicide prompts swimmer's family journey

Nov. 23, 2018 1:55 AM EST

CARTHAGE, Mo. (AP) — Miracle No. 1: Haven Shepherd wasn't killed. Her dad, destitute, desperate and unable to support a child, brought a pair of bombs to their small hut in Vietnam. He strapped one to himself and the other to Haven's mom and placed Haven, then 14 months old, in between. The parents died...

Finding safe Haven: Suicide prompts swimmer's family journey

Nov. 23, 2018 1:55 AM EST

CARTHAGE, Mo. (AP) — Miracle No. 1: Haven Shepherd wasn't killed. Her dad, destitute, desperate and unable to support a child, brought a pair of bombs to their small hut in Vietnam. He strapped one to himself and the other to Haven's mom and placed Haven, then 14 months old, in between. The parents died...

Exile won't stop Vietnamese blogger from highlighting abuses

Nov. 21, 2018 1:03 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Forced into exile in the U.S., Vietnamese blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh is without her homeland but not without hope. Quynh and her family are beginning their lives anew in Houston after she was released last month from prison in Vietnam on the condition that she left the country. She had...

Vietnam and India agree to boost trade, defense cooperation

Nov. 20, 2018 1:45 AM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam and India have agreed to boost their trade while expanding their cooperation in defense and security, among other areas. Speaking to reporters at a joint press briefing in Vietnam's capital, Hanoi, Indian President Ram Nath Kovind said Tuesday that he believes the bilateral...

Vietnam and Russia aim to triple bilateral trade by 2020

Nov. 19, 2018 4:14 AM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The prime ministers of Vietnam and Russia agreed Monday to nearly triple their countries' two-way trade to $10 billion by 2020 from $3.55 billion last year. Speaking to reporters after talks in Hanoi, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the countries will expand their...

Landslides kill 13, leave 4 missing in south central Vietnam

Nov. 18, 2018 10:47 PM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Landslides due to rains from a tropical storm have killed 13 people and left four others missing in south-central Vietnam. A disaster official in Khanh Hoa province says some 600 soldiers have been mobilized to search for the missing and evacuate people from high-risk areas. He said...