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Vietnam arrests 4 more oil execs in corruption crackdown

Jun. 21, 2018 10:47 PM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese police have arrested four more former senior oil executives for allegedly abusing their power to appropriate property as the communist authorities step up their toughest crackdown on corruption in years. The four arrested Thursday were former general directors or chief...

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 passes cybersecurity law despite privacy concerns

Jun. 12, 2018 4:10 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese legislators on Tuesday passed a contentious cybersecurity law, which critics say will hurt the economy and further restrict freedom of expression. The law requires service providers such as Google and Facebook to store user data in Vietnam, open offices in the country and...

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...

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain found dead in France at 61

Jun. 8, 2018 2:01 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Anthony Bourdain, the celebrity chef and citizen of the world who inspired millions to share his delight in food and the bonds it created, was found dead in his hotel room Friday in France while working on his CNN series on culinary traditions. He was 61. CNN confirmed the death, saying that...

Vietnam expels human rights lawyer, 2nd dissident to Germany

Jun. 8, 2018 8:10 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese authorities released from prison and expelled a prominent human rights lawyer and another dissident, both of whom were sent to Germany, a pro-democracy group said. The Brotherhood for Democracy said on its Facebook page that lawyer Nguyen Van Dai and Le Thu Ha arrived in...

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....