UN chief calls for peaceful solution to sea disputes

2015-05-22 13:15

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for a peaceful solution to territorial disputes in the South China Sea, where China's assertiveness has alarmed its smaller neighbours.

Vietnamese editor charged for publishing graft reports

2015-05-13 09:48

A Vietnamese magazine editor has been charged with crimes against the state for publishing articles accusing senior officials of corruption, report say.

Vietnam PM attacks 'barbarous US crimes' on war anniversary

2015-04-30 16:48

Vietnam's premier has hit out at the "barbarous crimes" of its wartime American foe as the nation marks four decades since the fall of Saigon.

Vietnam searches for fighter pilots after jets disappear

2015-04-17 12:42

Vietnamese authorities are searching for two pilots a day after their Sukhoi Su-22 fighter jets lost contact and traces of jet fuel were spotted off the southern coast.

Vietnam, Australia agree to closer defence ties

2015-03-18 13:15

Vietnam and Australia have agreed to closer security ties, including the training of Vietnamese troops in Australia as Canberra seeks to balance its relationship with its trading partners in the region, including China.

Thousands of cats buried alive in Vietnam

2015-02-04 14:00

Vietnamese authorities have buried thousands of seized cats, many believed to have been alive at the time after the felines were smuggled from China to feed the nation's illegal cat meat trade.

Vietnamese cops find 20 dried monkeys

2015-01-30 12:04

Police in Vietnam say they have found the dried carcasses of 20 monkeys after stopping a bus on the outskirts of Hanoi.

Bamboo, coconut leaf home heralds new cheap housing

2015-01-26 15:03

At a cost of less than $4 000, Vo Van Duong's bamboo and coconut leaf house could herald a new wave of cheap, sustainable housing.

Bear electrocuted for biting off toddler's hand

2015-01-13 11:45

A captive Asiatic black bear in Vietnam has been electrocuted to death to force it to release the arm of a three-year-old boy, news reports say.

3rd blogger detained in Vietnam in a month

2014-12-29 09:29

Vietnamese police have detained a third blogger in a month in the latest crackdown on dissent in the communist country.


Vietnam opposes Chinese fishing ban in disputed sea

2015-05-18 16:15

Vietnam says it resolutely opposes a temporary Chinese ban on fishing in a some parts of the Gulf of Tonkin, a maritime area shared by the two countries, in the latest of a series of disputes in and around the South China Sea.

Rhino horns worth $1m confiscated in Vietnam

2015-05-11 09:35

Two men transporting 31 rhinoceros horns worth an estimated $1m have been arrested by police in Vietnam, a police official says.

Vietnam marks 40 years since fall of Saigon

2015-04-30 13:05

Vietnam marked the 40th anniversary of Saigon's fall with a huge military parade celebrating the moment communist forces ended a decades-long conflict and delivered a painful blow to American moral and military prestige.

China, Vietnam must manage sea dispute

2015-04-07 21:18

Chinese President Xi Jinping has told the visiting head of Vietnam's ruling Communist Party that the two countries must manage their dispute over the South China Sea well to maintain peace and stability.

Toxic 'Tet' kumquats highlight Vietnam's pesticide problem

2015-02-19 08:53

At Lunar New Year, most Vietnamese families buy a kumquat tree, a symbol of prosperity, but where once its fruits were candied and enjoyed as a delicacy, now they are left uneaten as food safety scandals batter consumer confidence.

Vietnam drops digits to standardise phones

2015-02-02 15:57

Vietnam is ringing in changes to make way for a standardised phone numbering plan.

Truck laden with cats seized in China

2015-01-28 08:33

Police in Hanoi have seized a truck carrying over a ton of cats smuggled from China to sell to restaurants in northern Vietnam, authorities say.

Vietnam PM gives up on Facebook ban

2015-01-16 16:00

Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has conceded it is impossible for the communist country to ban social media.

Bulk carrier sinks off Vietnam

2015-01-03 18:09

A Norwegian-owned cargo ship has sunk off Vietnam with several feared dead.

Vietnam caviar aims to make a splash

2014-12-23 11:30

A businessman with a love of risky ventures wants to get Made In Vietnam caviar onto dinner tables across the world at a reasonable price.

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