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FILE - In this June 4, 2013, file photo, Rep. Sam Johnson, R-Texas, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Former Texas Rep. Johnson, a military pilot who spent years at a prisoner of war in Vietnam before serving more than two decades in Congress, died Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at age 89. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Sam Johnson, ex-Texas GOP congressman and Vietnam POW, dies

May. 27, 2020 9:33 PM EDT

Former Texas Rep. Sam Johnson, a military pilot who spent years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam before serving more than two decades in Congress, died Wednesday at age 89. The conservative Republican, who lived in the northern Dallas suburb of Plano, died at a Plano hospital of natural causes unrelated to the...

FILE - In this Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019 file photo, forensic police officers attend the scene after a truck was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, in Grays, South England. Police have arrested 26 people suspected of human trafficking during a large-scale operation in Belgium and France in relation to the death of the Vietnamese migrants whose bodies were found in a refrigerated truck in Britain last year. Judicial authorities said that a series of early Wednesday May 27, 2020 raids took place simultaneously in Belgium and France on Tuesday as part of two legal investigations (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, file)

Belgium, France: 26 arrests over ring linked with UK deaths

May. 27, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Judicial authorities in Belgium and France on Wednesday announced the arrests of 26 people suspected of taking part in a human trafficking network involved in the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants found in a refrigerated truck's container in Britain last year. They said a series of early...

Vietnam veteran recalls 50-year journey, changed feelings

May. 25, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Fifty years ago this month, Ron Woloshan was sitting atop a tank in Cambodia when he learned of the Kent State shooting in Ohio that killed four students. Ironically, the news came a week after he had written a letter to his father in which he made note of the college students back...

In this Feb. 20, 2020 photo, passengers stop for health check upon arrival at Noi Bai international airport in Hanoi, Vietnam. Doctors in Vietnam are hoping to perform a lung transplant to save the life of a British pilot, as the Southeast Asian nation seeks to avoid having him become the country’s first COVID-19 death. The 43-year-old Vietnam Airlines pilot, known according to privacy rules as “Patient 91,” tested positive for the coronavirus in March in Ho Chi Minh City and is being treated there at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases.(AP Photo/Hau Dinh)

Vietnam plans lung transplant for British COVID-19 patient

May. 15, 2020 9:26 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Doctors in Vietnam are hoping to perform a lung transplant to save the life of a British pilot and keep him from becoming the Southeast Asian nation's first coronavirus fatality. The 43-year-old Vietnam Airlines pilot, known because of privacy rules as “Patient 91,”...

President Donald Trump gestures during a White House National Day of Prayer Service in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Latest: Japan, U.S. agree to cooperate in COVID-19 fight

May. 8, 2020 2:05 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Japan, U.S. agree to cooperate closely in COVID-19 fight....

Children wearing face masks stand on the steps of a scaled replica of the United States Capitol Building at the World Park in Beijing on Thursday, May 7, 2020. World tourism has been hard hit by the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus as countries close borders and restricted international flights. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Asia Today: Cruise ship in Philippine waters to return crew

May. 7, 2020 10:54 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A cruise ship being investigated in Australia for sparking coronavirus infections has sailed into Philippine waters to bring Filipino crewmen home. The Philippine coast guard said Thursday the Ruby Princess will drop anchor in Manila Bay, where at least 16 other cruise ships have converged...

FILE- In this Sept. 15, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama bestows the Medal of Honor on retired Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Adkins was deployed three times to Vietnam with the Special Forces and is being recognized for actions during his second combat tour, in 1966, when he ran wounded through enemy fire to drag injured comrades to safety. Adkins died of coronavirus on April 17, 2020 at the age of 86. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Lives Lost: Alabama Medal of Honor winner downplayed heroism

May. 7, 2020 10:06 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Decades after the Vietnam War, retired Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins had a simple way of explaining how he survived mortar attacks and rifle bullets that killed so many people all around him. “It was not my day,” he’d say. Then the coronavirus found...

People pass by wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus as ride along a street in Beijing, Wednesday, May 6, 2020. China on Wednesday reported just two new cases of the coronavirus and no deaths. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: UN ups appeal to fight virus to $6.7 billion

May. 7, 2020 12:56 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — UN increases amount of appeal to fight coronavirus to $6.7...

Teachers and students stand up for Vietnamese national anthem as they start a new week in Dinh Cong secondary school in Hanoi, Vietnam Monday, May 4, 2020. Students across Vietnam return to school after three months of studying online due to school closure to contain the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)

Asia Today: Vietnam schools reopen, New Zealand hits zero

May. 4, 2020 10:38 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Students across Vietnam started returning to their classrooms Monday that had been closed to curb the coronavirus. “I am so excited to go back to school, to be with my teachers and my classmates after three months,” said Chu Quang Anh, a sixth-grade student at Dinh Cong...

FILE - In this April 12, 2020, file photo provided by the U.S. Navy, U.S. Navy Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Brian Miller, of Mineral Wells, Texas, disinfects a berthing aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) with a multi-surface sanitizer. The U.S. Navy says that after weeks of work, all of the roughly 4,800 sailors on the coronavirus-stricken USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier have been tested for the virus. The ship has been sidelined in Guam since March 27, moving sailors ashore, testing them and isolating them for nearly a month.(Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kaylianna Genier/U.S. Navy via AP, File)

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Apr. 26, 2020 11:03 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and are rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves. ___...