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US lifts Vietnam, Switzerland from currency manipulator list

Apr. 16, 2021 11:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vietnam and Switzerland have been removed from the list of nations labeled by the U.S. as currency manipulators, reversing a decision made by the Trump administration in December. In its semi-annual report to Congress on currency manipulation, the...

Woman accused of threatening Vietnamese American neighbor

Apr. 08, 2021 23:15 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A suburban Seattle woman accused of threatening her Vietnamese American neighbor has been arrested and charged with a hate crime, prosecutors said. The neighbor of Jan Myers in Shoreline said Myers had acted erratically and yelled racial slurs at her for...

UN chief warns that use of IEDs is increasing globally

Apr. 08, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Thursday that the use of improvised explosive devices is increasing as conflicts become more urbanized and armed groups proliferate, and he urged nations to work together to curb the threat from those weapons as well as land...

Vietnam National Assembly selects prime minister, president

Apr. 05, 2021 06:12 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam's legislature voted Monday to make Pham Minh Chinh, a member of the Communist party with a history as a security official, the country's next prime minister. Outgoing Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc was appointed the new president. The...

Vietnam flight attendant gets probation for quarantine slip

Mar. 30, 2021 06:56 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Vietnamese court on Tuesday sentenced a flight attendant to two years probation for violating COVID-19 quarantine rules and spreading the virus to others, become the first person in the country to stand trial for such offences, state media said. ...

US backs Philippines in standoff over South China Sea reef

Mar. 23, 2021 04:46 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The United States said Tuesday it’s backing the Philippines in a new standoff with Beijing in the disputed South China Sea, where Manila has asked a Chinese fishing flotilla to leave a reef. China ignored the call, insisting it owns the offshore territory. ...

Vietnam vaccinates COVID-19 front-liners with its 1st doses

Mar. 08, 2021 01:54 AM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam administered its first COVID-19 doses Monday to the front-line workers who made the nation's relative success in controlling the pandemic possible — health workers, contact tracers and security forces who handled quarantine duties. The...

Amnesty International: Hackers attacking Vietnam dissidents

Feb. 24, 2021 01:22 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Amnesty International says it has found that a hacking group known as Ocean Lotus has been staging more spyware attacks on Vietnamese human rights activists in the latest blow to freedom of speech in the communist-ruled country. The human rights group...

Vaccinations start without rush in Australia, parts of Asia

Feb. 22, 2021 04:39 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia started its COVID-19 inoculation program on Monday, days after its neighbor New Zealand, with both governments deciding their pandemic experiences did not require the fast tracking of vaccine rollouts that occurred in many parts of the world. ...