Toxic Floods From Coal Mines and Power Plants Hit Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay World Heritage Site. Death toll now at 17, 7 more missing, 3000 houses destroyed in landslides and fear of water contamination from the large number of coal mines.. Photos: Torrential rain costs Quang Ninh nearly $23 mil  1,500 tourists stranded by heavy rains on Co To Island

Two of the three French lawyers representing a French-Vietnamese woman in an Agent Orange lawsuit against 26 US chemical companies arrived in HCM City to met other AO victims Saturday 1/8.

Harrowing images of the Mediterranean boat crisis has brought back "bitter sweet" memories for Anh Lê, one of Denmark's most famous Vietnamese restaurateurs, who crossed oceans herself to arrive where she is today.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung held talks 29/7 with his UK counterpart David Cameron in Ha Noi. British PM fly in with load of business people - UK Prime Minister David Cameron granted an interview to Viet NamPlus, the online newspaper run by the Viet Nam News Agency. Visit 29-30 July

Knud Vilby har i mere end 45 år beskæftiget sig med de politiske, sociale og menneskelige forhold, især på det afrikanske kontinent. Nye artikler om besparelser på U-landsbistand kontra Jagerfly samt Danmark og flygtninge.

Hanoi Police To Patrol City On Bikes To Build "Friendly" Image. Watch your mouth: Hanoi seeks to fight public swearing. Hanoi Declares War On Public "Profanity"

24/7 Hanoi Officials Axed, Demoted Following Tree Cutting Scandal. Vietnam authourities abandoned plans to strip Hanoi's leafy boulevards of thousands of trees.Some 6,700 trees were due to be cut down in the capital. But after outraged Hanoians took to social media to vent their fury, authorities were forced to backtrack.
 

Vietnam's Ministry of Public Security officers arrested the sacked chairman of state-owned Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) Nguyen Xuan Son Tuesday after he was sacked by the government earlier this week for abuse of power during his stint as CEO of a local bank.

Hanoi: Convalescent home was inaugurated in the Thach That district on July 17 to provide residential care for Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin victims. HCM City Association for Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin on 2/7 began construction of the Orange Village in Hoc Mon District.

President Obama has met the leader of the Vietnamese Communist Party, Secretary-General Nguyen Phu Trong, at the Oval Office in Washington. It is the first meeting of its kind since the two countries normalised relations 20 years ago.

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