Vietnam's economy slowed in the first half of 2016, official figures showed Wednesday, with a severe regional drought and a spate of fish deaths adding to losses caused by turmoil in global markets.
A Vietnamese reporter's press card has been revoked for "insulting" the military in an online post after a search plane crashed last week while looking for a missing fighter jet, the government said.
Taiwanese athlete Yang Chun-han won the 200-meter heat in 20.73 seconds at the Asian Junior Athletics Championship 2016 being held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Wrapping up a historic visit to Vietnam, U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday praised the next generation of leaders for being more conscious about the effects of climate change than previous generations and urged them to "do something about it."
After knocking down one of the last vestiges of Cold War antagonism with a former war enemy, President Barack Obama on Tuesday took his push for closer ties directly to the Vietnamese people, meeting with activists and entrepreneurs and arguing that better human rights would boost the communist country's economy, stability and regional power.
U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday lifted a half-century-old ban on selling arms to Vietnam, looking to bolster a government seen as a crucial, though flawed partner in a region that he has tried to place at the center of his foreign policy legacy.
Barack Obama praised "strengthening ties" between the United States and Vietnam at the start of a landmark visit Monday, as the former wartime foes deepen trade links and share concerns over Chinese actions in disputed seas.
Authoritarian Vietnam released one of the country's longest serving prisoners of conscience on Friday, just days before U.S. President Barack Obama is due to visit, the Catholic Church said.
Trade, security and human rights will top the agenda when U.S. President Barack Obama visits Vietnam later this month, a U.S. State Department official said Tuesday, adding there was "no decision" yet on lifting an arms embargo to its former wartime foe.
Vietnamese police detained scores of people Sunday as they broke up a protest against a Taiwanese company accused of being behind a toxic leak that has caused mass fish deaths off the central coast.