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Prominent Vietnam dissident arrested on anti-state charges

Oct. 7, 2020 8:05 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese authorities arrested a prominent dissident and blogger on Wednesday, hours after Vietnam and the United States finished an annual human rights dialogue. State media said Pham Doan Trang was arrested in Ho Chi Minh City and accused of “producing, possessing and...

In this Wednesday, June 17, 2020 photo Gunnar Dedio, German film producer and managing director of PROGRESS Film GmbH poses for a photo between rolls of film in the archive of PROGRESS Film, in Leipzig, Germany. A new project is underway to digitize thousands of East German newsreels, documentaries and feature films 30 years after Germany’s reunification. The movies that are being scanned, transcribed and posted online provide a look inside a country that no longer exists but was a critical part of the Cold War. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

History on screen: East Germany through its filmmakers' eyes

Oct. 3, 2020 2:47 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — As John F. Kennedy peered over the Berlin Wall into communist East Germany in 1963, red curtains blocked the U.S. president's view through the Brandenburg Gate and a banner perched in front of it accused the United States of breaking an international agreement “to prevent the rebirth...

In this image made from UNTV video, Kausea Natano, Prime Minister of Tuvalu speaks in a pre-recorded message which was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, at UN headquarters.  (UNTV via AP)

In leaders' UN videos, the backgrounds tell stories, too

Sep. 26, 2020 1:04 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping urged the world to “reject attempts to build blocks to keep others out” as an image of his country’s storied Great Wall hung behind him. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte used photos and videos to illustrate what he was talking...

Vietnamese police to investigate condom recycling factory

Sep. 24, 2020 8:50 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese police said they will investigate a factory that was found recycling about 320,000 used condoms for resale, local media reported Thursday. Following a tip from a local resident, Binh Duong provincial market inspectors over the weekend raided a factory near Ho Chi Minh City...

FILE - In this June 5, 2020, file photo, a surfer walks on a sparsely populated Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. Hawaii's governor says that starting Oct. 15, travelers arriving from out of state may bypass a 14-day quarantine requirement if they test negative for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

The Latest: Hawaii again sets plan for pre-testing tourists

Sep. 16, 2020 11:04 PM EDT

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s governor says that starting Oct. 15, travelers arriving from out of state may bypass a 14-day quarantine requirement if they test negative for the coronavirus. Gov. David Ige said Wednesday that travelers will have to take the test within 72 hours before their flight arrives in...

A policeman manages the traffic in Hanoi, Vietnam on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. Vietnam will resume international commercial flights connecting the country to several Asian destinations after a monthslong shutdown to curb the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)

Asia Today: Vietnam to resume international flights

Sep. 16, 2020 9:58 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam will resume international commercial flights to several Asian destinations starting Friday, after a monthslong shutdown to curb the coronavirus outbreak. The flights, however, are reserved for Vietnamese nationals, diplomats, experts, managers, skilled workers, investors and...