Popular Vietnamese blogger and journalist Truong Duy Nhat was jailed for two years on Tuesday for posting articles critical of the Communist government and leaders, his lawyer said.
U.S. President Barack Obama Monday approved a civilian nuclear pact with Vietnam which could lead to the sale of U.S. reactors to Washington's energy-hungry former war foe.
President Barack Obama Monday approved a civilian nuclear pact with Vietnam which could lead to the sale of US reactors to Washington's energy-hungry former war foe.
A Vietnamese appeals court on Tuesday upheld the conviction and 30-month prison sentence against a U.S.-trained lawyer and well-known dissident found guilty of tax evasion in a case that international rights groups say was politically motivated.
Tourists, hawkers and motorcyclists rub shoulders every morning in the congested alleyways of Hanoi's low-rise Old Quarter, which seems generations away from the office towers and electronics megastores springing up in other parts of the capital. The quarter's street grid, laid out in the 15th century, is still dominated by dilapidated shops selling everything from brass gongs to bamboo scaffolding.
Vietnamese activists on Sunday marked the 35th anniversary of a bloody border war with China, chanting slogans, singing patriotic songs and laying flowers at a temple in central Hanoi.
Anti-China protesters hoping to lay wreaths at a famous statue in the Vietnamese capital on Sunday were obstructed by an unusual sight of ballroom dancers and an energetic aerobics class held to a thumping sound system.
Four decades after the Vietnam War ended, U.S. fast-food giant McDonald's opened its first restaurant in the communist country on Saturday, aiming to lure a rising middle class away from rice and noodles.
A Vietnamese court Monday sentenced a former banker to life in prison for a fraud involving more than US$230 million, one of the communist country's largest-ever such cases.
Despite the current atmosphere in the markets, stock indexes have enjoyed healthy gains over the last week. On the HCM City Stock Exchange, the VN-Index gained over 3 percent, compared to the previous Friday's close, to reach 560.19 points. The average value and volume of trades totaled VND1.8 trillion (US$84.9 million) and 98.7 million shares, respectively.