Vietnam’s premier to visit White House as US losing hearts and minds in Southeast Asia International

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc will begin his three-day visit to the U.S. next week at a time when Southeast Asia nations are increasingly losing confidence in the Trump administration’s commitment to the region. Phuc’s visit, at the invitation of President Donald Trump, will begin on May 29, Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said […]

Indonesia, Vietnam to probe reported skirmish in disputed waters International

Indonesia and Vietnam will launch a joint investigation into a sea incident at the weekend, officials said, after reports that Vietnamese coast guards had tried to forcibly free five fishing boats and their crew detained in waters near the Natuna Islands. An Indonesian sea patrol intercepted the Vietnamese fishing boats with 55 crew on Sunday […]

Why Korea’s ‘film noir’ movies are wowing Cannes International

Beyond the gleaming towers of modern high-tech Seoul, it is the dark past of South Korea’s years of dictatorship, violence and upheaval that have inspired the country’s staggering rise as a cinematic powerhouse. No fewer than five South Korean movies are showing in the elite selection of this year’s Cannes film festival. And Bong Joon-Ho’s […]

Vietnamese man demands $880,000 for decade on death row under wrongful murder conviction International

A Vietnamese man who was cleared of murder and rape last month has demanded VND20 billion ($881,340) in compensation from the supreme court for damages he and his family incurred during his 11 years in prison. Han Duc Long, 58, from the northern province of Bac Giang, filed the request to the Supreme People’s Court in Hanoi […]

Southern Land Cuisine Festival at Dam Sen Park, Ho Chi Minh City International

May 23, 2017 | 02:16 pm GMT+7 Opening: 12:00 am, Wed 24 May 2017 Dam Sen Park, 3 Hoa Binh, District 11, Ho Chi Minh City The festival, which is expected to attract 100,000 visitors, will feature some 60 food stands, cultural activities and art performances to serve visitors all day. Famous dishes of Vietnam’s […]

Hanoi reports first death from faster-spreading dengue fever in 2017 International

A Vietnamese student has died from dengue fever in Hanoi, the first death attributed to the disease in the capital city so far this year.  The victim, a 19-year-old girl, was admitted to the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases on May 14 with fever, diarrhea and septic shock, doctors said. She died shortly after being hospitalized. […]

Vietnam’s former tourism ambassador speaks up about Cannes billboard scandal International

Ly Nha Ky, the only Vietnamese benefactor at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival, said she felt offended by accusations that she capitalized on a self-funded campaign to promote Vietnam and put her own image on one of the billboards. Social media users had made such claims after Ky, an actress and former tourism ambassador for […]

Saigon holds its breath as delays loom for $440 million anti-flood project International

By Huu Nguyen  &nbspMay 23, 2017 | 10:57 am GMT+7 The ambitious project aiming to end the chronic inundation problem in Ho Chi Minh hits a roadblock: land clearance. Work at a $440 million flood prevention project in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo by VnExpress/Huu Cong A major project designed to control flooding in Ho […]

British tourist found dead aboard during a tour near Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay International

The young man was found hanged aboard a cruiser anchored near the popular tourism destination. A British tourist has been found dead aboard a cruise ship that was anchored near the popular tourist staple Ha Long Bay, the local authority said late Monday. The 19-year-old man, whose identity was not revealed, boarded the cruise ship […]