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Vietnam says China ships have left disputed sea after month-long standoff

Aug 09, 2019 - 9:06 AM

Hanoi confirms the Chinese vessels had left its exclusive economic zone, after weeks of repeated demands to vacate

RESOURCE-RICH. File photo shows the oil rigs in the South China Sea. Photo by corlaffra/Shuttterstock

Exploring Hanoi, Vietnam: Hidden gems, secret spots

Aug 06, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Planning to visit Hanoi soon? Here's a 4-day itinerary and travel guide to help you out!

Hanoi,Vietnam itinerary and guide. Photos by Jan Ricasio/Rappler

Vietnam demands 'immediate withdrawal' of China ship in disputed sea

Jul 26, 2019 - 7:25 AM

'Vietnam has had several appropriate diplomatic exchanges... requesting immediate withdrawal from Vietnam's exclusive economic zone,' says its foreign ministry

AFC Cup: Ceres misses ASEAN Zonal final in loss to Hanoi FC

Jun 25, 2019 - 10:28 PM

Ceres-Negros FC fails to advance to its third straight AFC Cup ASEAN Zonal final

BOWING OUT. Ceres-Negros FC exits the 2019 AFC Cup as a semifinalist. Photo from AFC Cup Twitter

AFC Cup: Ceres draws Hanoi in zonal semis 1st leg

Jun 18, 2019 - 9:41 PM

Ceres-Negros FC aims to bounce back in the 2nd leg that can propel the Busmen to their 3rd ASEAN Zonal Final

PLAYMAKER. Stephan Schrock continues to orchestrate Ceres-Negros' attack. Photo from AFC Cup Twitter

At least 5 dead in Hanoi workshop blaze

Apr 12, 2019 - 3:23 PM

The fire is extinguished by dawn, with police still investigating the cause

HANOI FIRE. A firefighter uses a hose to douse a spot while battling a fire in a workshop complex in Hanoi on April 12, 2019. Photo by Nam Nguyen/AFP

Frothed not fried: Hanoi's egg beer draws curious drinkers

Apr 09, 2019 - 2:30 PM

Giang Cafe in Hanoi is getting attention for the drink

Filipino students win 10 medals in Vietnam math contest

Apr 07, 2019 - 3:24 PM

The Mathematics Trainers' Guild Philippines sends 8 high school students to the 16th Hanoi Open Mathematics Challenge

FILIPINO PRIDE. Triumphant Team Philippines members hold the Philippine flag as they pose for a photo at the competition. Photo courtesy of Mathematics Trainers Guild Philippines

North Korea, U.S. vow to keep talking after Hanoi summit collapse

Mar 01, 2019 - 12:58 PM

(UPDATED) The outcome in Hanoi falls far short of the pre-meeting expectations and hopes, after critics said their initial historic meeting in Singapore was more style over substance

NUCLEAR NO-DEAL. Vietnamese women walk past North Korean flags on a street in Hanoi on March 1, 2019, a day after the second US-North Korea summit. Photo by Nhac Nguyen/AFP

Kim hits the road in Hanoi ahead of Trump nuclear summit

Feb 26, 2019 - 9:45 AM

(3rd UPDATE) After an initial meeting in Singapore in June 2018, analysts say the second date must deliver more concrete steps towards dismantling Pyongyang's arsenal

ARRIVAL. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) arrives at the Dong Dang railway station in Dong Dang, Lang Son province, on February 26, 2019, to attend the second US-North Korea summit. Photo by Nhac Nguyen/AFP

China scrubs social media as Kim train trundles south

Feb 25, 2019 - 6:21 PM

The secretive itinerary fuels speculation on Twitter-like Weibo, as people discuss delayed trains, traffic congestion, and road closures in Chinese cities through which Kim's iconic olive green train is expected to pass

WHERE'S KIM? Weibo users discuss where North Korean President Kim Jong-un might be relative to the issues he's causing for commuters. Image of Kim Jong-un by KNCA/AFP

Korean War could be declared over at Hanoi summit – Seoul

Feb 25, 2019 - 5:26 PM

'I believe that the possibility is there,' says Kim Eui-kyeom, spokesperson for South Korean President Moon Jae-in

INTER-KOREAN SUMMIT. North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) shakes hands with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in (R) at the Military Demarcation Line. Photo from AFP/Korea Summit Press Pool

Trump-Kim II: The summit, the script, and the sequel

Feb 24, 2019 - 2:35 PM

Here is a look at what was exactly agreed in Singapore last year and what has transpired since then

SUMMIT #1. File photo of the first summit between US President Donald Trump (right) and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Hanoi police hold Trump, Kim impersonators for questioning

Feb 23, 2019 - 3:03 PM

About 10 police officers show up at a local TV station where Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump impersonators Howard X and Russell White were giving an interview

DEADRINGERS. Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump impersonators Howard X (L) and Dennis Alan (R) shakes hands during a promotional event on June 9, 2018 in Singapore.  TOH TING WEI / AFP

Hair apparent: Hanoi barber offers free Trump, Kim cuts ahead of summit

Feb 22, 2019 - 1:20 PM

Barber Le Tuan Duong is overrun with customers since word got out about his free dos, a gesture he's offering out of sheer excitement for the February 27-28 Kim-Trump meeting in Hanoi

Vietnamese man, Nguyen Huu Thien gets a North Korean leader Kim Jong Un style haircut at a saloon in Hanoi on February 20, 2019. (Photo by Nhac NGUYEN / AFP)

U.N. allows North Koreans to travel to Vietnam

Feb 21, 2019 - 11:26 AM

Vietnam asks for an exemption for senior North Korean officials who are on a UN sanctions blacklist to be allowed to attend the February 27-28 summit in Hanoi

A Vietnamese woman walks past a billboard for the upcoming second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in Hanoi on February 20, 2019.  Nhac NGUYEN / AFP

Trump in 'no rush' to push North Korea to denuclearize

Feb 20, 2019 - 11:13 AM

On their second summit, Trump says, 'I think that North Korea and Chairman Kim have some very positive things in mind and we'll soon find out, but I'm in no rush'

SUMMIT #1. File photo of the first summit between US President Donald Trump (right) and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Hanoi to host F1 race in 2020

Nov 01, 2018 - 7:19 PM

Vietnam will just be the third Southeast Asian country to host a Formula One race after Malaysia and Singapore

HIGH SPEED. Drivers compete during the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix at the Marina Bay Street Circuit last September. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Vietnam's hardline president laid to rest

Sep 26, 2018 - 11:49 AM

(UPDATED) Long lines of officials, police, relatives, and monks in golden robes stream through the National Funeral House in central Hanoi where Quang's flag-draped coffin lay beneath a large portrait of the leader

MOURNING. Buddhist monks pray for late Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang at the Viet Nam Quoc Tu Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City on September 23, 2018. File photo by Kao Nguyen/AFP

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang dead at 61

Sep 21, 2018 - 2:07 PM

(UPDATED) As president since April 2016 after more than four decades at the powerful Ministry of Public Security, Quang had a reputation as a tough leader with little tolerance for dissent

Vietnamese president Tran Dai Quang speaks during an interview with AFP at the presidential palace in Hanoi on August 24, 2016.  France and other countries should help to keep the peace in the disputed South China Sea, Vietnam's president told AFP, as unease grows over China's increasingly muscular approach in the key waterway. / AFP PHOTO / HOANG DINH NAM

7 dead, 5 in coma after taking drugs at Vietnam music festival

Sep 17, 2018 - 5:46 PM

(UPDATED) 'Police investigators are trying to figure out what type of drug that was,' deputy director of Hanoi police Nguyen Van Vien tells reporters

John McCain's Hanoi Hilton jailor recalls 'stubborn' POW

Aug 26, 2018 - 2:39 PM

'It was his stubbornness, his strong stance that I loved when arguing with him,' says retired colonel Tran Trong Duyet, former director of the infamous Hoa Lo prison

(FILES) This file photo taken on January 10, 2017 shows Senator John McCain (R-AZ) during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on the nomination for General John Kelly, USMC (Ret.) to be Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.  Veteran US Senator John McCain, a former prisoner of war and the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, has been diagnosed with brain cancer, his office announced Wednesday, July 19, 2017. The 80-year-old lawmaker from Arizona underwent surgery to remove a blood clot from above his left eye last week and tests "revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot," the Mayo Clinic, whose doctors performed the surgery in Phoenix, said in a statement released by McCain's office.  / AFP PHOTO / Tasos Katopodis

Vietnam activists accuse Facebook of censoring content

Apr 10, 2018 - 8:13 PM

Vietnam ranks among Facebook's top 10 users by numbers and the site is hugely popular among dissidents in the one-party state where independent media is banned and blog sites are routinely removed

UNDER FIRE. File photo taken on March 23, 2018 shows Facebook logos on a computer screen in Beijing. Photo by Nicolas Asfouri /AFP

Cavite boy upsets Asian women's chess champion

Mar 14, 2018 - 5:46 PM

Two of Quizon's 3 victims in this top-caliber tournament in Vietnam are rated grandmasters

BRIGHT STAR. Daniel Quizon has three wins in the Hanoi tournament, all of them women. From Daniel Quizon's Facebook account.

U.S. carrier on historic Vietnam visit amid sea rift with China

Mar 05, 2018 - 8:15 PM

The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson will make a 4-day port call to the central city of Danang for a highly symbolic trip

HISTORIC. The USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), the US Navy's nuclear-powered Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, pulls into port in Danang on March 5, 2018.  Photo by Chan Nhu / AFP

Communist Hanoi gets its first McDonald's

Dec 02, 2017 - 6:50 PM

The global fast food chain receives a similarly warm welcome in Hanoi, as hungry diners crammed into the two-story eatery for a first taste of the Golden Arches

FIRST IN HANOI. Performers beat drums during the opening ceremony of the first McDonald's fast food chain restaurant in the capital Hanoi on December 2, 2017. Photo by HOANG DINH NAM / AFP

[Vietnam travel guide] Hanoi: The chaos and charms of the capital

Nov 17, 2017 - 10:00 PM

Planning to explore Hanoi? Here's what you need to check out

Pasig, Legazpi showcase urban climate solutions at UN climate conference

Nov 16, 2017 - 6:23 PM

ASEAN cities share innovative urban solutions for climate mitigation and adaptation

Cebu Pacific to add holiday season flights to Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia

Aug 31, 2017 - 5:30 PM

The budget carrier will increase its flights from Manila to Tokyo Osaka and Nagoya as well as Hanoi and Bali beginning 4th quarter of 2017 until the 1st quarter of 2018

5 destinasi wisata yang wajib dikunjungi di Vietnam

Aug 23, 2017 - 6:29 PM

Simak 5 destinasi wisata di bawah jika ingin berkunjung ke Vietnam

HANOI. Salah satu destinasi wajib di Vietnam adalah Hanoi yang menyimpan ragam pesona kota dan alamnya. Foto oleh Yetta Tondang/Rappler

Hanoi to ban motorbikes by 2030 to curb pollution, traffic

Jul 04, 2017 - 9:12 PM

Critics have blamed the emissions heavy motorbikes for Hanoi s deteriorating air quality and worsening traffic congestion

Mendag Enggar akan singgung soal bawang putih di KTT APEC Hanoi

May 19, 2017 - 7:08 PM

Mendag Enggar ingin memastikan harga bawang putih di pasar tradisional terjangkau oleh rakyat

TINJAU HARGA. Menteri Perdagangan, Enggartiasto Lukita tengah meninjau Pasar Sentral Hamadi, Jayapura untuk mengecek stok di bulan Ramadan dan Lebaran pada Selasa, 9 Mei. Foto diambil dari akun Twitter @Kemendag

San Miguel may battle with Asahi, Kirin over Vietnam brewer Sabeco

Apr 04, 2017 - 8:45 PM

The Philippines most diversified conglomerate will participate in the public bidding for the sale of an 89 59 stake in Sabeco which will be conducted by the Vietnamese government

TAPS THE KEG. San Miguel is not the only brewer that has set it sights on Sabeco. Nikkei Asian Review reports that Asahi and Kirin are also interested. Rappler file photo

Jollibee Foods subsidiary to go public in Vietnam by 2019

Nov 21, 2016 - 3:23 PM

Superfoods Group which owns Highlands Coffee and is a franchisee of Hard Rock Cafe is one of the fastest growing joint venture businesses of Jollibee

VIETNAM IPO. Superfoods has an annual sales of $55 million, making it one of the fastest-growing joint venture businesses of Jollibee

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Sep 28, 2016 - 9:19 PM

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Kabaddi, wrestling to star in Vietnam's Asian Beach Games

Sep 22, 2016 - 10:31 PM

The Games gives an opportunity for athletes who don t usually get the chance at glory during the Olympics or World Championships

Wisata murah: 2 hari di Hanoi tanpa membuat tabunganmu jebol

Jul 31, 2016 - 10:07 AM

Bagaimana cara menikmati 2 hari di Hanoi tanpa perlu khawatir tabunganmu jebol?

AN EVENING AT THE LAKE. Hoan Kiem Lake’s red Huc bridge looks beautiful and romantic when lit up at night. Photo by Ros Flores

Budget guide: 2 days in Hanoi, city of charm and chaos

Jul 23, 2016 - 4:34 PM

Hanoi: bottle green lakes and ancient charming temples exist in this city where motorbikes reign How can you explore this bustling but enchanting city in just 2 days and without breaking the bank?

QUIET CHARM.  The elegant red Huc bridge on Hoan Kiem Lake’s jewel green waters is among  Hanoi’s most famous and beautiful sights. All photos by Rhea Claire Madarang unless otherwise specified

Vietnam breaks up protests as anger seethes over fish deaths

Jun 05, 2016 - 3:17 PM

The washing up on Vietnamese shores of tons of dead fish and the perceived lack of clarity on what caused the deaths spark widespread anger in the country

PROTEST. Vietnamese protesters hold a large banner reading 'Vietnam People Save The Sea' during a rally denouncing recent mass fish deaths in Hanoi. Photo by Luong Thai Linh/EPA

How to make the US-Vietnam relationship great again

May 24, 2016 - 10:14 AM

As President Barack Obama visits Vietnam some unfinished business remains This includes Vietnam s failing human rights record and incomplete transition to a true market economy

US-VIETNAM TIES. US President Barack Obama (L) and his Vietnamese counterpart Tran Dai Quang review an honour guard during a welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi on May 23, 2016. Photo by Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP

Vietnam jails prominent blogger for 5 years

Mar 23, 2016 - 5:25 PM

UPDATED Watchdogs say the prison term for Nguyen Huu Vinh popularly known as Anh Ba Sam is unjust

epa05226769 Nguyen Huu Vinh, known as blogger Anh Ba Sam, stands during his trial in Hanoi, Vietnam 23 March 2016. Vinh, 59, a former police officer, was accused of 'abusing democratic freedoms to infringe the state interests', according to media report. EPA/STR

Packed cities, empty villages: Vietnam's migration dilemma

Dec 13, 2015 - 2:14 PM

As the economy grows Vietnam s cities are struggling to cope with the huge numbers of people abandoning the countryside while only the elderly and the young are left in the village

EXODUS. Rush hour traffic at an intersection in Hanoi due to huge numbers of migrants from the countryside and lack of infrastructure. Photo by Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP

Vietnam hosts third gay pride parade as attitudes soften

Aug 03, 2014 - 3:32 PM

Around 300 activists lead a colorful parade through Hanoi in the nation s largest ever gay pride event as communist Vietnam shows signs of increasing tolerance of sexual difference

SUPPORT. Participants in Vietnam's gay pride parade ride bicycles along a street in downtown Hanoi on August 3, 2014. Photo by Hoang Dinh Nam / AFP

Chinese tourists abandon Vietnam after oil rig row

Jul 20, 2014 - 5:38 PM

China employs tourism politics as Chinese tourists who make up the largest single group of arrivals in Vietnam abandon trips as a result of a recent oil rig row

TOURISM POLITICS. This picture taken on July 16, 014 shows foreign tourists enjoying a city tour by cyclos in Hanoi downtown. Photo by Hoang Dinh Nam / AFP

China seeks int'l sympathy over South China Sea

Jun 11, 2014 - 9:48 AM

It s a sign that criticism over South China Sea disputes involving both the Philippines and Vietnam is starting to hurt China

Unusual move: China seeks UN support in sea row

Jun 10, 2014 - 4:44 PM

China – which frowns upon third party involvement in South China Sea disputes – requests the UN chief to circulate its position paper against Vietnam

Vietnam airs video of Chinese ship ramming fishing boat

Jun 06, 2014 - 3:53 PM

Vietnamese officials say 10 fishermen on board were rescued by nearby vessels after the incident which occurred about 12 nautical miles southwest of the oil rig

EVIDENCE? A screenshot of a video played during a press conference on the growing dispute with China over the South China Sea shows a Vietnamese sinking boat (R) which was allegedly rammed by Chinese vessels near disputed Paracel Islands, near a Marine Guard ship (L), in Hanoi, Vietnam June 5, 2014.

China fires water cannon at another Vietnam ship

Jun 03, 2014 - 7:45 PM

The Vietnamese ship was severely damaged reports the state run China National Radio while Chinese Internet users applaud how Beijing has dealt with Hanoi

Anti-China protesters set factories on fire in Vietnam

May 14, 2014 - 2:22 PM

Photos and videos on dissident blogs show thousands of workers destroying factory gates and pouring into compounds and causing widespread destruction of property

Vietnam says China fired water cannon, rammed ships near oil rig

May 07, 2014 - 11:53 PM

Tensions between the communist neighbors have risen sharply since Beijing unilaterally announced last week it would move the deep water drilling rig into disputed waters