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Third Vietnam Sailor Held by Islamic Militants Confirmed Killed: Official

Islamic militants in the Philippines Date : July 13, 2017 Reporter : Big News Network A Vietnamese sailor from a crew held for five months by Islamic militants in the Philippines was killed during a firefight with Filipino troops over the weekend, Vietnam's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday, a week after captors beheaded two other hostages when their ransom demands were not met. Vietnam's state media quoted Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang confirming that the body of Tran Viet Van was discovered among "several" corpses ...Full Story

POLITICS

ASEAN leaders flock to Laos as Obama pledges massive amount to clean up unexploded bombs

Date : September 7, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network Turning vision into reality for a dynamic ASEAN community VIENTIANE, Laos - The 28th and 29th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summits began on Tuesday in Laos, and leaders from the 10 bloc members will gather for three days, joined by ASEAN dialogue partners, including China, ...Full Story

BUSINESS

Vietnam may delay construction of Russian nuclear power project- Kyodo

Date : November 7, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network Participation of Russia and Japan Financial woes come in the way of Russian, Japanese projects.> Big News Network Vietnam may postpone the construction of nuclear power plants with the participation of Russia and Japan because of financial problems, Japan's ...Full Story

INDUSTRY

Japan Suspends Development Aid to Vietnam Over Graft Scandal

Date : June 3, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet Hanoi continues its probe into bribery allegations on a railway project. Japan has temporarily halted its official development assistance (ODA) to Vietnam as Hanoi continues its probe into bribery allegations on a railway project. Tokyo informed Vietnam of its decision in a bilateral meeting that ...Full Story

SOCIO-CULTURE

Third Vietnam Sailor Held by Islamic Militants Confirmed Killed: Official

Date : July 13, 2017 Reporter : Big News Network Islamic militants in the Philippines A Vietnamese sailor from a crew held for five months by Islamic militants in the Philippines was killed during a firefight with Filipino troops over the weekend, Vietnam's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday, a week after captors ...Full Story

HISTORY

Vietnam launches USD 800 cruise to assert sovereignty in South China Sea

Date : June 5, 2015 Reporter : ANI Chinese aggression London, June 5 (ANI): In a bid to assert its sovereignty on the "disputed" Spratly islands in the South China Sea in the face of Chinese aggression, Vietnam is reportedly offering patriotic citizens "the holiday of a ...Full Story

HUMAN RIGHTS

Memories Are Fresh for Man Who Fled Vietnam 40 Years Ago

Date : April 30, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet/VoA Cargo vessel pulled away from its berth along the Saigon River Hai Do is chief of the English Learning Branch at Voice of America. A short version of this story was originally published in The Philadelphia Inquirer on the 30th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. All I could see were the ...Full Story

ENVIRONMENT

Mekong River Commission to Consider Lao Don Sahong Dam at Ministerial Level

Date : January 29, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet Mekong River Commission An intergovernmental body which supervises development along the Mekong River on Wednesday referred a decision on the much-criticized Don Sahong Dam in Laos to the ministerial level after Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam were unable ...Full Story

EDUCATION

Vietnamese Lawmaker Arrested for Alleged Fraud

Date : January 8, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet Lawmakers in Vietnam are allowed a level of immunity HANOI - A member of Vietnam's National Assembly was arrested late Wednesday over an alleged real estate scam. Police searched the home of 49-year-old Chau Thi Thu Nga for several hours Wednesday, seizing an undisclosed number of ...Full Story

TECHNOLOGY

South Korea to provide nuke reactor model for Vietnam

Date : November 4, 2014 Reporter : Trend Equipment for nuclear education donated by South Korea Da Lat University in Vietnam's Central Highlands Lam Dong province will receive simulated equipment for nuclear education donated by South Korea later this month, local media reported on Monday. The donation forms part of ...Full Story

TRAVEL

Indian President Mukherjee arrives in Hanoi on state visit

Date : September 14, 2014 Reporter : ANI Bilateral relations between India and Vietnam are excellent Hanoi, Vietnam, Sept. 14 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee arrived in Hanoi on Sunday on a four-day state visit during which he will meet top leaders to boost the bilateral and strategic partnership between India and Vietnam. Upon ...Full Story

SPORTS

Anti-Chinese riots in Vietnam halted

Date : May 19, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet Disputed waters in the South China Sea HANOI, Vietnam -- Anti-Chinese riots that destroyed factories and resulted in two deaths in Vietnam were halted by law enforcement Sunday. The violent protests started about a week ago after a Chinese oil rig positioned itself in ...Full Story

ENTERTAINMENT

Despite Internet Woes, Vietnam Leads Region in Video Consumption

Date : October 6, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet/ VoA Millions of young Vietnamese are addicted to electronics HO CHI MINH CITY- Last year, Phuong Nghi bought herself a smartphone because her parents refused to get her one. And perhaps for a good reason: Nghi didn't think twice when recently asked how much time she spends watching videos on ...Full Story

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