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...
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An official history of the Australian military in the Vietnam War says alcohol abuse was a significant problem for troops who at times were supplied with the equivalent of more than five cans of beer per soldier daily. Some Australian commanders regarded beer as a lesser evil than the illicit heroin...
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese state media say police have arrested a high school teacher who called for a multiparty political system. The Laborer newspaper said Tuesday that Dinh Dang Dinh, a 49-year-old teacher in the Central Highland province of Dak Nong, was arrested last week and accused of spreading anti-government propaganda. It said police...
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam has arrested nine members of an alleged “reactionary political organization” seeking to overthrow the government. State media have reported that police in central Phu Yen Province raided the group’s headquarters and confiscated detonators, electronics and the equivalent of about $ 21,000. Six were arrested Sunday and three others the next...
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