Hanoi hostage-takers investigated over high-profile land dispute despite immunity pledge International

Police in Hanoi on Tuesday launched a criminal probe into a high-profile land dispute that rocked the country in April and epitomized tensions over land-use rights in the country. The investigation will focus on what authorities call the illegal detention of 38 officials, many of them police officers, and deliberate vandalism committed by disgruntled villagers […]

Children forced into early labor due to multiple climate change disasters in Vietnam International

Natural disasters are becoming more frequent and severe in Vietnam, and their impacts reach down to the youngest and most vulnerable in society, experts said at a conference held in Hanoi on Tuesday, a day after the World Day Against Child Labor. Vietnam, which is one of the five countries most vulnerable to climate change, […]

Broken promise? Hanoi hostage-takers investigated over high-profile land dispute despite immunity pledge International

Police in Hanoi on Tuesday launched a criminal probe into a high-profile land dispute that rocked the country in April and epitomized the tensions that surround land use rights in the country. The investigation will focus on what authorities call the illegal detention of 38 officials, many of them police officers, and deliberate vandalism committed […]

Broken promise? Hanoi hostage-takers investigated over high-profile land dispute despite immunity pledge International

Police in Hanoi on Tuesday launched a criminal probe into a high-profile land dispute that rocked the country in April and epitomized the tensions that surround land use rights in the country. The investigation will focus on what authorities call the illegal detention of 38 officials, many of them police officers, and deliberate vandalism committed […]

Korean railway contractor rebuked after steel bar topples from Hanoi station International

By VnExpress  &nbspJune 13, 2017 | 03:55 pm GMT+7 Land clearance for the Nhon-Hanoi station railway project remains unfinished. Photo by VnExpress/Ba Do Nobody was injured and no damage was caused by the four meter pipe. The main contractor in charge of a new elevated railway being built in Hanoi has received […]

Fate of golf course next to Saigon airport hangs in the balance International

Vietnam’s government has ordered all construction work at a golf course next to Tan Son Nhat airport to be halted, amid a heated debate about its location and whether the land should be handed over to the congested airport. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at a cabinet meeting on Monday suspended all projects at the […]

Forgery claims throw dark shadow over the global rise of Vietnamese art International

(L) The Young Beggar by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo. (R) Le Songe du Lendemain by To Ngoc Van.  It could have been another uncontested victory for Vietnamese art. The day was May 28, 2017. An auction at Christie’s Hong Kong valued a piece named “Le Songe du Lendemain” (Dream of the Following Day) at over $45,000. […]

The bad Vietnamese: Culture minister schools the public on morals, blames market economy International

The Vietnamese culture minister, Nguyen Ngoc Thien, did not mince his words about what he called an “ethical downfall” in the country. In a parliamentary session on Monday, he lamented the disappearing “traditional values” and blamed the market economy, educators and even law enforcement for failing to give the public a new moral compass. “Selfishness, […]

Australian tourist dies of heart attack during Vietnam trip International

By VnExpress  &nbspJune 13, 2017 | 09:23 am GMT+7 The 57-year-old man reportedly died an hour after being rushed to hospital with chest pain and breathing difficulty. The Quang Ninh Province General Hospital in northern Vietnam has confirmed that an Australian man died of a heart attack last weekend. Dennis Paus Hendrik, 57, was admitted […]