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Vietnam Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong delivers a speech during the opening of 13th Communist Party Congress in Hanoi, Vietnam on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. Vietnam's ruling Communist Party has begun a crucial weeklong meeting in the capital Hanoi to set the nation's path for the next five years and appoint the country's top leaders. (An Van Dang/VNA via AP)

Vietnam's Communist Party leaders warn of challenges ahead

Jan. 26, 2021 2:13 AM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Senior members of Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party cautioned Tuesday that their country faced opportunities and challenges ahead, as they began a key meeting to set the nation’s path for the next five years. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc cited climate change, natural...

A police officer directs traffic in front of the National Convention Center in Hanoi, Vietnam, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. Almost 1,600 leading members of Vietnam's Communist Party on Tuesday begin a meeting to set policy for the next five years and select the group's senior members to steer the nation. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)

Ruling Communist Party to set Vietnam's course this week

Jan. 24, 2021 10:32 PM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Almost 1,600 leading members of Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party meet this week to approve future policy and help select the nation’s top leaders amid talk whether the current party chief will stay. General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, 76, defied conventional wisdom by...

Cambodian police officers escort prisoners, in orange clothes, including Rong Chhun, president of the Cambodian Confederation of Unions, as they enter the Phnom Penh Municipal Court in Phnom Penh, Cambodia Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. The trial of the Cambodian labor union leader charged with inciting social unrest opened Friday, part of a large-scale legal offensive by the government against its critics. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

Cambodian labor leader's trial for border remarks begins

Jan. 15, 2021 2:41 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The trial of a Cambodian labor union leader charged with inciting social unrest opened in Phnom Penh on Friday, part of a large-scale legal offensive by the government against its critics. Rong Chhun, president of the Cambodian Confederation of Unions, is standing trial for...

Migrant workers watch as other migrant workers and their families are carried in trucks to a field hospital for COVID-19 patents in Samut Sakhon, South of Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. For much of 2020, Thailand had the coronavirus under control. After a strict nationwide lockdown in April and May, the number of new local infections dropped to zero, where they remained for the next six months. However, a new outbreak discovered in mid-December threatens to put Thailand back where it was in the toughest days of early 2020 (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

Thailand scrambles to contain outbreak, secure vaccines

Jan. 6, 2021 12:24 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — For much of 2020, Thailand had the coronavirus under control. After a strict nationwide lockdown in April and May, the number of new local infections dropped to zero, where they remained for the next six months. Thailand closed its borders, enforcing mandatory quarantines for its own...

FILE - Vietnamese money dong is seen at the Asia Commercial Bank in Hanoi, Vietnam, in this June 16, 2008, file photo. The U.S. Treasury Department has branded Vietnam and Switzerland as currency manipulators while putting China and nine other countries on a watch list in an annual report designed to halt countries from manipulating their currencies to gain unfair trade advantages. (AP Photo/Chitose Suzuki, File)

US brands Vietnam, Switzerland as currency manipulators

Dec. 16, 2020 10:24 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department has branded Vietnam and Switzerland as currency manipulators while putting China and nine other countries on a watch list in an annual report designed to halt countries from manipulating their currencies to gain unfair trade advantages. It marked the first...

US Treasury brands Vietnam and Switzerland as currency manipulators while putting China and 9 others on watch list

Dec. 16, 2020 8:31 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — US Treasury brands Vietnam and Switzerland as currency manipulators while putting China and 9 others on watch list.

At Black cemetery, teen killed in Vietnam War honored

Dec. 13, 2020 12:01 AM EST

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — Herman Paul Magee was only 18 when he was killed in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam, in 1968. On the day after Thanksgiving, several of his classmates from Pascagoula’s Carver High School gathered at Gabriel Cemetery to pay tribute to their friend on his 71st birthday. They...

Democratic Tucson Mayor Regina Romero is seen at the State of the State address at the Arizona Capitol, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in Phoenix. Romero called for a nighttime curfew Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Tucson to prevent the spread of COVID-19, saying the virus is spreading rapidly and hospitals in southern Arizona are on the verge of a crisis. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The Latest: Tucson votes in mandatory nightly curfew

Dec. 2, 2020 12:17 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. -- At the urging of Mayor Regina Romero, the Tucson City Council voted Tuesday night to establish a mandatory nightly curfew for three weeks in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. The 10 p.m.-to-5 a.m. curfew will take effect Friday and run through Dec. 23. Romero says she sought the curfew...

Women wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk along a pedestrian bridge in Beijing, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Asia Today: Vietnam reports 1st local infection in 89 days

Dec. 1, 2020 9:33 AM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese authorities are conducting intensive contact tracing after discovering the country's first confirmed local transmission of the coronavirus in 89 days. State media said Tuesday that a 32-year-old man in Ho Chi Minh City tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday after...

People wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus ride mopeds in Hanoi, Vietnam on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Vietnamese health official said on Thursday the COVID-19 outbreak would peak in the coming ten days as the country reported another death and a score of new infections. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)

The Latest: Vietnam has 1st local transmission in 89 days

Nov. 30, 2020 11:52 PM EST

HANOI, Vietnam -- Vietnamese authorities are conducting intensive contact tracing after the country’s first confirmed local transmission of the coronavirus in 89 days. State media said Tuesday that a 32-year-old man in Ho Chi Minh City tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday after visiting a flight...