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Vietnam to buy Russian Covid-19 vaccine

Vietnam to buy Russian Covid-19 vaccine

Vietnam has registered to buy a Russian Covid-19 vaccine, state television reported on Friday, as it fights a new outbreak after going several months with no local cases.

Vietnam bus crash kills 13 on high school reunion trip

Vietnam bus crash kills 13 on high school reunion trip

A high school reunion trip in Vietnam took a fatal turn on Sunday when a bus carrying the alumni crashed and flipped over at a bend on the highway, killing more than a dozen passengers.

Vietnam back on coronavirus alert after first local infection in 3 months

Vietnam back on coronavirus alert after first local infection in 3 months

Vietnam was back on high alert for the novel coronavirus on Saturday after medical officials in the central city of Danang detected, its first locally transmitted case for three months.

Suspects in UK migrant truck tragedy charged in France

Suspects in UK migrant truck tragedy charged in France

Thirteen suspects arrested by French police over the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants in a refrigerated lorry in Britain have been charged with people trafficking, a judicial source said Saturday.

Chinese ship returns to waters off Vietnam amid virus 'distraction' charges

Chinese ship returns to waters off Vietnam amid virus 'distraction' charges

A Chinese ship embroiled in a standoff with Vietnamese vessels last year has returned to waters near Vietnam as the United States accused China of pushing its presence in the South China Sea

Rights groups condemn 10-year jail term for Vietnam blogger

Rights groups condemn 10-year jail term for Vietnam blogger

The jailing of a Vietnamese blogger for 10 years was condemned by rights groups Tuesday as ‘unacceptable’ and an attack on free speech.

Vietnam turns away two cruise ships over coronavirus fears

Vietnam turns away two cruise ships over coronavirus fears

Vietnam has denied two cruise ships permission to dock due to fears of coronavirus infections on board, Vietnamese state media and a cruise operator reported on Friday.

Vietnam quarantines rural community of 10,000 because of coronavirus

Vietnam quarantines rural community of 10,000 because of coronavirus

Vietnam has quarantined a community of 10,000 people near the capital, Hanoi, for 20 days because of fears the coronavirus could spread there, two local officials told Reuters on Thursday.

Eleven North Korean defectors detained in Vietnam, fate uncertain

Eleven North Korean defectors detained in Vietnam, fate uncertain

Eleven North Koreans seeking to defect to South Korea have been detained in Vietnam since Nov. 23, and are requesting

First bodies of UK truck victims arrive in Vietnam for burial

First bodies of UK truck victims arrive in Vietnam for burial

The first remains of the 39 people found dead in a truck in Britain last month arrived in Vietnam early Wednesday, capping a weeks-long wait by families eager to bury their loved ones.

US to provide Vietnam with coast guard ship, eyes South China Sea

US to provide Vietnam with coast guard ship, eyes South China Sea

The United States announced on Wednesday it will provide Vietnam with another coast guard cutter for its growing fleet of ships

Vietnam jails Australian citizen for 12 years on 'terrorism' charges

Vietnam jails Australian citizen for 12 years on 'terrorism' charges

A court in Vietnam sentenced a 70-year-old Vietnamese-Australian man on Monday to 12 years in prison after finding him guilty of ‘terrorism’, a lawyer who attended the trial told Reuters.