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Vietnam legislators back cyber law clamping down on tech firms, dissent

Vietnam legislators back cyber law clamping down on tech firms, dissent

Vietnamese legislators approved a cybersecurity law on Tuesday that tightens control of the internet and global tech companies operating in the Communist-led country ...

Vietnam police break up protest over controversial draft law

Vietnam police break up protest over controversial draft law

At least a dozen people were detained in Vietnam's capital on Sunday, according to an AFP correspondent on the scene, as anger mounts over a proposal to grant companies lengthy land leases.

QP signs 15 year pact to supply Vietnam with LPG, naphtha

QP signs 15 year pact to supply Vietnam with LPG, naphtha

Qatar Petroleum (QP) has announced an agreement to supply Vietnam with up to 2mn tonnes per year (tpy) of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and naphtha for a period of 15 years.

Vietnam War refugees deported under Trump struggle to settle

Vietnam War refugees deported under Trump struggle to settle

Nguyen was nine when he boarded a boat alone to escape the communist regime in Vietnam for the United States. Some 40 years later, he returned in shackles, deported from the only country he really knows ...

China, Vietnam promise to keep peace in South China Sea

China, Vietnam promise to keep peace in South China Sea

China and Vietnam vowed Sunday to keep the peace in the South China Sea, the resource-rich waterway that has long been a source of tension between Hanoi and its powerhouse communist neighbour.

Germany charges Vietnamese man in ex-oil executive kidnapping

Germany charges Vietnamese man in ex-oil executive kidnapping

German prosecutors have charged a 47-year old Vietnamese citizen for helping to kidnap high-profile oil executive Trinh Xuan Thanh from central Berlin last year, from where he was whisked to Vietnam and imprisoned, they said on Wednesday.

Vietnam activist jailed for 14 years over fish kill protests

Vietnam activist jailed for 14 years over fish kill protests

A Vietnamese environmental activist was jailed for 14 years on Tuesday over protests against a toxic waste dump that killed tonnes of fish in the communist country ...

'Kidnapped' Vietnam exec gets second life sentence for graft

'Kidnapped' Vietnam exec gets second life sentence for graft

A Vietnamese former oil executive allegedly kidnapped from Germany was jailed for life Monday for embezzlement, state media reported, his second life sentence tied to a corruption ...

US aircraft carrier to visit Vietnam in post-war first

US aircraft carrier to visit Vietnam in post-war first

The United States is poised to send an aircraft carrier to Vietnam in March, officials of both sides said, dramatic evidence of deepening military ties between them, more than four decades after the Vietnam War.

Vietnam jails former politburo official for 13 years in graft crackdown

Vietnam jails former politburo official for 13 years in graft crackdown

A court in Vietnam on Monday sentenced a former politburo official to 13 years in prison and another high-profile energy official to life imprisonment for embezzlement and violating state rules ...

Two children die in Vietnam as cache of old bullets explodes

Two children die in Vietnam as cache of old bullets explodes

A baby boy and a a five-year-old girl were killed and several people injured Wednesday when a cache of bullets illegally stored at a scrap metal warehouse exploded east of Vietnam's capital Hanoi, destroying several houses and leaving a massive crater.

Two children die in Vietnam explosion

Two children die in Vietnam explosion

A baby boy and a five-year-old girl were killed in an explosion east of Vietnam's capital Hanoi early Wednesday that destroyed several houses and wounded at least eight other people.