Nine sentenced to death in Vietnam for dealing meth, heroin
Nine drug smugglers were sentenced to death in Vietnam on Friday for selling methamphetamine and heroin in a country with some of the toughest drug laws in the world.
Nigeria, Vietnam seek improved ties to drive FDI
The Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Pham Anh Tuan, has disclosed that bilateral ties between Vietnam and Nigeria stood at $433.53 million at the end of 2017.
Vietnam launches probe into American detained for 'public disorder'
Vietnam police have launched a formal criminal investigation into an American man who was among dozens arrested last week during rare protests that erupted across the authoritarian state. American citizen William Anh Nguyen, 32, was detained in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday during a massive rally protesting a government proposal to grant lengthy land…
Something Borrowed: Grooms And Guests For Hire In Vietnam
Kha's wedding day looked perfect from the outside but she was hiding a dark secret: the 27-year-old was three months pregnant and her husband was fake, hired for a staged wedding to avoid the social stigma of becoming a single mother. Breaking from tradition in socially conservative Vietnam can come at a high price for…
Vietnam flood toll hits 49 ahead of APEC summit
At least 49 people have died after Typhoon Damrey slammed into central Vietnam, disaster officials said Monday, as heavy flooding cast doubt on a planned retreat for APEC leaders' spouses to the ancient town of Hoi An.
27 dead as Typhoon Damrey batters Vietnam
At least 27 people have died and nearly two dozen are missing after Typhoon Damrey barrelled into Vietnam, authorities said Sunday, damaging tens of thousands of homes and submerging highways days before the country welcomes world leaders to the APEC summit.
Ex-banker gets death sentence for fraud
An ex-banker was sentenced to death on Friday for his role in a massive fraud case involving millions of dollars of illegal loans, in a scandal that reaches deep inside Vietnam's corruption-riddled financial system. A co-conspirator also received life in prison in a dramatic capping off a month-long trial involving 51 bankers and businessmen --…
Three dead as Typhoon Doksuri lashes central Vietnam
Typhoon Doksuri wreaked havoc on central Vietnam Friday, lashing the coast with fierce winds and heavy rains as tens of thousands were evacuated and three people were reported dead in the country's worst storm in years.
Vietnam braces for 'strongest storm in a decade'
Vietnam on Thursday ordered tens of thousands of people to evacuate its central coastal area as Typhoon Doksuri closed in, with officials predicting the storm could be the most powerful in a decade.