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Rights groups urge Thailand not to extradite Vietnamese activist, saying he's at risk if sent home

Jun. 13, 2024 06:48 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Human rights groups urged Thailand on Thursday not to extradite a Vietnamese activist detained in Bangkok, saying he could be at risk if handed back to Vietnam. Y Quynh Bdap, who had United Nations refugee status in Thailand, was picked up by local police on Tuesday,...

Vietnam national security police confirm arrest of prominent writer Truong Huy San for Facebook post

Jun. 07, 2024 13:24 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Authorities in Vietnam announced Friday that they have charged prominent journalist and historian Truong Huy San with violating a national security law because of writing he had posted on Facebook, the website of the newspaper Tuoi Tre and other state media reported. ...

Vietnam’s top security official To Lam confirmed as president

May. 22, 2024 01:51 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Vietnam’s top security official To Lam was confirmed Wednesday as the nation's new president. He oversaw police and intelligence operations over a period when rights groups say basic liberties have been systematically suppressed, and its secret service was accused of violating...

Vietnam's National Assembly confirms To Lam as the new president amid ongoing turmoil at the top levels of government

May. 21, 2024 22:55 PM EDT
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam's National Assembly confirms To Lam as the new president amid ongoing turmoil at the top levels of government.

Vietnam nominates its public security minister as new president

May. 18, 2024 09:23 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam has nominated its Public Security Minister To Lam as its new president, state media said on Saturday, after his predecessor resigned in the ongoing anti-corruption campaign that has shaken up the country’s political establishment. The Communist...

Vietnam's arrest of reformist labor official could disturb bid for better trade terms with the US

May. 09, 2024 12:46 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A senior Vietnamese official with the country’s labor ministry was arrested for "deliberately disclosing state secrets,” police announced on Thursday, a development that analysts say could hurt Vietnam’s efforts to obtain more favorable trade terms for exports to the United...

Vietnam celebrates 70 years since Dien Bien Phu battle that ended French colonial rule

May. 07, 2024 21:21 PM EDT

DIEN BIEN PHU, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam on Tuesday celebrated the 70th anniversary of the battle of Dien Bien Phu in which the French colonial army was defeated by Vietnamese troops, marking the end of the French occupation of Indochina. At Dien Bien Phu, Vietnamese troops led by...

Bernie Sanders says Gaza may be Joe Biden's Vietnam. But he's ready to battle for Biden over Trump

May. 07, 2024 09:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In April, Bernie Sanders repeatedly stood shoulder to shoulder with President Joe Biden, promoting their joint accomplishments on health care and climate at formal White House events while eviscerating Donald Trump in a widely viewed campaign TikTok video. Then...

Head of Vietnam's parliament resigns amid corruption probe

Apr. 26, 2024 07:56 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The head of Vietnam’s parliament has resigned, according to state media, making him the latest senior member of government to leave office amid an ongoing anti-corruption campaign that's shaken the country's political and business elites. The resignation of...

In Vietnam, farmers reduce methane emissions by changing how they grow rice

Apr. 22, 2024 22:16 PM EDT

LONG AN, Vietnam (AP) — There is one thing that distinguishes 60-year-old Vo Van Van’s rice fields from a mosaic of thousands of other emerald fields across Long An province in southern Vietnam’s Mekong Delta: It isn’t entirely flooded. That and the giant drone, its wingspan...