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A Vietnamese activist received a 15-month suspended prison sentence Tuesday for “abusing democratic freedoms” through his Facebook posts — part of an escalating crackdown on dissent by the communist regime.

Governor of the State Bank of Viet Nam Nguyen Van Binh has committed to take more measures against cross ownership in local commercial banks to make the banking system safer.

Hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese lined the streets Sunday for the funeral of independence hero General Vo Nguyen Giap, who orchestrated the country's stunning wartime victories over France and the United States.
Vietnamese bid final farewell to war hero


Tens of thousands of people gathered in Hanoi Saturday to pay their respects to Vietnam's independence hero General Vo Nguyen Giap, lying in state in the capital after he died last week at the age of 102.
Vietnam mourns independence hero General Giap


At least 21 people have died and scores more have been injured in an explosion at a fireworks factory in a military complex in northern Vietnam, an army official said Saturday.
21 dead after firework factory in Vietnam goes up in flames


U.S. Senator and former prisoner of war John McCain said Monday that Vietnam's willingness to suffer “immense casualties” was the linchpin in legendary General Vo Nguyen Giap's defeat of American forces.

As news emerged of the death of Vietnam's legendary General Vo Nguyen Giap, most journalists were forced to stay silent — leaving the landmark event to be revealed by the country's swelling ranks of Internet users.
Facebook trumps state media as Vietnam mourns


Vietnam's independence hero General Vo Nguyen Giap, whose guerrilla tactics defeated both the French and American armies, died Friday at the age of 102, a government source said.

Vietnam imprisoned a leading critic of the communist regime for tax evasion Wednesday — a move described by the United States as “disturbing” — as hundreds of supporters protested in the capital.
Vietnam jails dissident lawyer for tax evasion


Climate change is one of the key factors having great impact on production activities and socio-economic development in Vietnam.
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