HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam is hosting a weeklong naval exchange with the U.S. Navy this week amid percolating tensions in the South China Sea with China. Three ships from the U.S. 7th Fleet began their five-day visit to central Danang city Monday. No live-fire drills are planned, but the two sides are expected to...
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam has asked the World Health Organization to help investigate a mystery disease that has killed 19 people and sickened 171 others in central Vietnam. Le Han Phong, chairman of the People’s Committee in Ba To district in Quang Ngai province, says patients first experience a rash on their hands and...
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Catholic church in Vietnam says a priest has been beaten unconscious by a mob of “thugs” and the house he intended to turn into an orphanage has been destroyed. The Office of the Hanoi Archdiocese said in a statement posted on its website that the Rev. Nguyen Van Binh had...
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) – China is holding 21 Vietnamese fishermen on a disputed island in the South China Sea, officials said. Chinese forces intercepted two fishing boats on March 3 near the Paracel islands, said an official from Vietnam’s central Quang Ngai province, where the fishermen came from. The official spoke on condition of anonymity,...
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — An official says a court in central Vietnam has sentenced two Catholics to prison for distributing anti-government documents. A court official in Nghe An province says Vo Thi Thu Thuy and Nguyen Van Thanh were convicted of spreading anti-government propaganda and sentenced to five and three years respectively at a one-day...
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