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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc called for a consistent pursuit of the productivity-based growth model and innovation in order to become a new economic tiger in the Asian region, Vietnamese media outlets reported. On Jan. 11, the Vietnam Economic Forum 2018 held ...
The Morrison County Historical Society (MCHS), in partnership with the Lindbergh House and Museum and Minnesota Military Museum, is taking part in a project to gather stories and present the history of the Vietnam War. Called Central Minnesota Remembers Vietnam, the project, which is being funded ...

CRESTVIEW -- An Air Force pilot whose fighter jet went down over South Vietnam in 1972 and whose body was never recovered, is the latest candidate for inclusion on the Okaloosa County veterans Memorial. The memorial's board of directors is now searching for family members in preparation for ...
Lee Kim Meow, Top Glove's managing director, told the Nikkei Asian Review that plans to enter Vietnam will be finalized within this year. He said the group will build a factory with six production lines to produce at least 1 billion vinyl gloves annually. Top Glove currently produces 52 billion pieces annually ...
The child, known as S, was a 10-year-old orphan living on the streets of Hanoi, when he was picked up by gangsters and trafficked from Vietnam to England. For five years he was locked into a series of terraced houses which had been converted into cannabis farms, and forced to work as a cannabis ...

As usual, the end of the past year was relatively quiet on planet football, with little change happening among the top teams in December's FIFA/Coca Cola World Ranking. There were, however, ups and downs in South-East Asia, with Vietnam's giant move up the global ladder the most notable. Under the ...
Hanoi, Vietnam (AP) -- Vietnamese prosecutors are seeking long jail terms for former oil company executives accused of mismanagement or embezzlement, including a former senior Communist Party official and an official whom government agents allegedly kidnapped from Germany. Prosecutors on ...
This week, the chief of staff of Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) paid a visit to Vietnam in yet another defense-related engagement between the two sides. The visit and the interactions connected with it once again put the spotlight on the Japan-Vietnam defense relationship which has been ...
Vietnam Style, the well-reviewed Vietnamese restaurant on the eastern edge of the Delmar Loop, is now rebel @ VStyle (6100 Delmar Boulevard, ... Thao Truong, the co-owner of Vietnam Style, says she remains involved, but that she's now working in partnership with new manager Sara Winbush.
Chinese premier Li Keqiang (R) meets with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Jan. 10, 2018. (Xinhua/Zhang Duo). PHNOM PENH, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- China is willing to work with Vietnam to push bilateral cooperation to achieve more outcomes, Chinese Premier Li ...
During the Vietnam War, journalist Pham Xuan An covertly straddled two worlds. As a correspondent for Time and Reuters, An was a champion of the Western liberal media; as a spy for Hanoi, he played a significant part in communism triumphing in his homeland. An is the subject of a new book, Punji Trap ...
In the 1960s and 1970s, Pat and Earl Martin served in Vietnam through Mennonite Central Committee. Earl ... The couple met while working in Vietnam with refugees who had fled their homes. They later set up vocational programs, distributed food and taught English in Vietnam. When Saigon fell, Pat and ...
In the summer of 1967, Fred Gardner arrived in San Francisco with the Vietnam War weighing heavily on his mind. Gardner was 25 years old, a Harvard graduate and a freelance journalist for a number of major publications. He was attracted to Northern California's mix of counterculture and radical politics, ...
Higher global temperatures, rising sea levels, and more frequent and more intense extreme weather events are taking its toll on the Vietnamese economy and its people, as seen by the recent November flooding caused by Tropical cyclone Damrey. How the country adapts and develops innovative ...
"I had a military occupational specialty of 0311, which was infantry," he remembers of enlisting in the Marine Corps in April 1967. He notes that every Marine also is considered a rifleman. "About five months after I entered boot camp, I was in Vietnam with the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, ...

Editor's Note: One in a series of stories on local veterans' military service. Veteran: Jeff Litt, age 67. Branch: United States Army. Service period: July 21, 1969 to July 1970. Jeff Litt is a man of God, but that hasn't always been the case. Spending 18 months in the jungles of Vietnam and several close calls ...
Hanoi, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam's credit growth is much likely to stand at 18-19 percent in 2018, similar to the rates in the last three years, the National Financial Supervisory Commission said on Monday. This year, the proportion of medium- and long-term loans tends to drop, and that of short-term loans ...
Hanoi (Reuters) - Vietnam put 22 executives on trial over losses at the state oil firm on Monday, including a businessman Germany accuses Hanoi of kidnapping from a Berlin park and the communist state's first politburo member to face trial in decades. The executives are accused over losses at state oil ...
H' Hen Nie (2nd L), a 25-year-old model from the ethnic minority of Ede, wins the top prize at Miss Universe Vietnam 2017 in Vietnam's central Khanh Hoa Province, on Jan. 6, 2018. (Xinhua/VNA). Hanoi, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- A 25-year-old model from the ethnic minority of Ede in Vietnam's central Dak Lak ...
Some of these works include memoirs by decorated servicemen, like Everett Alvarez Jr.'s "Chained Eagle" and Roy Benavidez's "The Three wars of Roy Benavidez"; Charley Trujillo's "Soldados: Chicanos in Viet Nam"; John C. Trejo's "Carnales: A History of Chicano Vietnam veterans"; Z. E. Sanchez's ...
Hanoi, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam's central bank on Friday adjusted its reference exchange rate between Vietnamese dong and U.S. dollar down by 4 Vietnamese dong to 22,407 Vietnamese dong per U.S. dollar. With the current trading band of plus or minus 3 percent, the ceiling exchange rate is 23,070 ...
Ho Chi Minh City -- Son Kim Group, one of Vietnam's leading privately-owned retailers, and South Korea's GS Retail are planning to launch their first convenience store in Ho Chi Minh City on Jan. 19. The two companies are keen to invest in one of the fastest-growing retail markets in the Southeast Asian ...
We're pleased to see that the quest to put faces to the names of every one of the fallen veterans listed on the Vietnam Memorial has recently gotten a welcome boost. We're also grateful for the National Newspaper Association (NNA), the Illinois Press Association (IPA), and Illinois state lawmakers for giving ...
A wealthy Vietnamese property developer wanted in Vietnam on charges of espionage was flown back to Hanoi on Thursday after being briefly detained in ... Phan Van Anh Vu, 42, had applied to Germany for asylum before his forced return to Vietnam, where he faces a possible death sentence for ...
Hanoi, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam exported bigger amounts of coal in 2017, although its coal output dropped by over 180,000 tons against 2016, the General Statistics Office said on Friday. Vietnam exported roughly 2.3 million tons of coal worth 295 million U.S. dollars last year, up 84.7 percent in volume ...
Last week, Russia and Vietnam inked an intergovernmental agreement that was billed as facilitating cooperation on producing commercial and military trucks and vehicles in the Southeast Asian state. The protocol shed light on a component of the longstanding Russia-Vietnam relationship and highlighted ...
Hanoi: Vietnamese cops have seized US$3 million worth of heroin hidden inside packets of tea and smuggled from Laos, state media said on Thursday (Jan 4), the largest recorded haul of the drug in the communist country. Vietnam is a key transit point in the "Golden Triangle" drug trade, a region that ...
soldiers and rescuers at the site of the explosion in Ban Ninh province's Yen Phong district yesterday. The early morning blast reduced four homes to rubble and shattered the windows of surrounding buildings. Many families in the area are involved in collecting scrap metal, including from Vietnam War-era ...
As so many rock 'n' roll stories do, the CBC Band's began with the purchase of a guitar behind the back of a disapproving father. When he was a young child in Vietnam, Tung Linh wanted a guitar, so his mother bought one for him. His father, Phan Van Pho, was a cook for French officials in Hanoi, and he ...
GY Entertainment hopes to build out the digital entertainment and distribution infrastructure in Vietnam. The company will engage and work closely with local influencers and content creators in helping them to build a presence in and out of Vietnam. According to the agency, Vietnam boasts a population size of 92.7 million ...
Hanoi, Jan. 2 (Xinhua) -- Demand for low-cost apartments with a price tag of below 1.5 billion Vietnamese dong (around 66,000 U.S. dollars) will continue to increase this year, local experts said. Vietnam's realty market in 2018 will thrive in the low-end and mid-end segments, meeting demand of low and ...
Pope Paul to-day [January 1] failed on the Big Powers to try every possible means of ending the Viet Nam war and avert the disaster of a wider and endless conflict. He was speaking at St. Peter's Basilica on the occasion of world peace Day. The Pope said, "Behold new, terrible obstacles arise to ...
Singapore - A Vietnamese property magnate, who is wanted in Vietnam for allegedly having disclosed state secrets, has been detained in Singapore, said a lawyer appointed to represent him here. Mr Phan Van Anh Vu, 42, is said to have entered Singapore on Dec 21, but found himself unable to leave ...
By the time of Kennedy's death, the United States had more than 16,000 soldiers advising the army of the Republic of Vietnam, and it wasn't working. At the Battle of Ap Bac, in January 1963, a force of 1,500 South Vietnamese, despite superior firepower, was decimated by a few hundred Vietcong.
Deal-makers are licking their lips at the prospect of more big mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity in the region next year, but the candidate they are pinning most of their hopes on is a relative economic tiddler - Vietnam. That is in part because values in the more obvious candidates have shot up after ...
When I first arrived, the streets were populated by Italian Lambrettas and Vespas and French Mobylettes. They were a very fashionable mode of transport especially for young women. The Japanese discovered Vietnam's passion for motorbikes in 1967. Hondas sold like hotcakes. Americans encouraged ...
Emperor Akihito's thoughts turned to his visits to Vietnam and Thailand, among other things, and Empress Michiko reminisced about her conversations with southern islanders of Japan in "waka" poems the couple composed. The eight 31-syllable poems were released by the Imperial Household Agency.
Volunteers are coordinating a statewide effort to track down photos of Illinois natives killed during the Vietnam War as part of a national project by a ... The Vietnam veterans Memorial Fund started the "Wall of Faces" project about a decade ago to find photos for the more than 58,300 names listed on the ...
Vietnam veteran John Ball of Venice. Over the past two months, two of Ball's fellow Vietnam veterans from Long Island, New York, have died of cholangiocarcinoma, a cancer directly related to a dangerous tropical parasite that now lies dormant in Ball's system. [Herald-Tribune staff photo / Dan Wagner].
In a rare display of civil disobedience, drivers recently protested the opening of a new tollbooth on a southern Vietnamese highway by paying with the nation's smallest banknote, the dreaded 100 dong bill, worth just US$0.004. Considering the toll costs range from between 35,000 and 140,000 dong, it had ...
Hollingsworth or "Hollie" moved to Georgia after his tour in Vietnam. Cox stayed in the Marine Corps, serving 20 years. Early this year, Cox went to Georgia to visit his friend. It was clear there wouldn't be a New Years phone call on the 50th year of their pact. Hollingsworth was terminally ill and asked his ...
From mobile phones to furniture, Vietnam's export boom shows no signs of losing steam, defying a gloomy outlook at the beginning of the year when President Donald Trump persisted with his trade threats. Furniture maker Xuan Hoa Viet Nam is planning for a 20 per cent increase in export orders next year ...
In late December 1967, the government of South Vietnam announced a reorganization of its war effort against the country's Communist insurgency. Effective immediately, all South Vietnamese counterinsurgency activities became part of a new program known as Phuong Hoang, a reference to a magical ...
Air Force Maj. (Dr.) Cody Butler, a physical therapist and commander of the 78th Medical Group Clinical Medicine Flight, poses in the clinic set up in the government community center in Tam Ky, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam, Nov. 30, 2017. Butler was in Vietnam as part of a team seeing patients and ...
Fifty years ago this month, I landed at Tan Son Nhut Airport near Saigon in the Republic of Vietnam. I recall the bus ride taking us from Travis Air Force Base in California to board the plane. The bus was full of young innocent army privates, having no idea what awaited us in this faraway Southeast Asian ...
Starting in May, station producers assembled community members to describe their relationships with the Vietnam War in (you guessed it) one word. Their words would go on to form an interactive mosaic of one-word memories, each linking to a story, poem, video or audio clip. The display also anchors a ...
The Vietnamese military has built up a force of more than 10,000 internet censors, according to local reports. A People's army leader is quoted as having said that the "cyber-troops" had been tasked with tackling "wrongful views" and anti-state propaganda. Vietnam has a high rate of social media use but ...
On Dec. 28, the People's Court of Binh Dinh Province convicted four defendants on charges of "spreading propaganda against the state" and five others on charges of "acting to overthrow the government," under Articles 88 and 79 of Vietnam's Penal Code, the official Zing.vn website said in a report.


 

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