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Nguyen Phu Trong appears in public on May 14 alongside senior party leaders in Hanoi, according to the official Vietnam News Agency, which also ran pictures of the white-haired leader in a collared t-shirt
Independent media is banned in Vietnam, with online posts, comments and critics strictly monitored and bloggers, activists and rights lawyers routinely jailed.
The clash in the South China Sea at the weekend saw Jakarta summon Vietnam's ambassador on April 29, after the navy detained a dozen Vietnamese fishermen
Police say 22 people have been arrested in massive raids across Vietnam to combat online gambling
Hanoi says up to 3 million Vietnamese people were exposed to Agent Orange and that one million suffer grave health repercussions today
The trucks hold 'extremely heavy' loudspeakers, which prompted suspicion when police found the drivers lack legal papers to transport the equipment
The fire is extinguished by dawn, with police still investigating the cause
(UPDATED) Vietnam is not 'facing the same reaction from China's maritime militia forces as the Philippines recently has,' says the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative
Giang Cafe in Hanoi is getting attention for the drink
Doan Thi Huong, originally charged with murder, had pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of causing injury
Doan Thi Huong smiles and says 'I'm happy' after prosecutors presented the new charge in a Malaysian court, where she has been on trial since 2017
The ivory-stuffed timber logs are discovered Tuesday at Danang's main port on a ship from the Republic of Congo in central Africa
Doan Thi Huong's lawyers have lodged a second application to the attorney-general seeking her release
The bust is part of a larger investigation across central Vietnam involving several provinces and further investigations are ongoing
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'We want Doan Thi Huong to be tried fairly and objectively and for her to be freed,' says Vietnam's foreign ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang
Doan Thi Huong could face death by hanging if found guilty of the assassination of Kim Kong-nam
Vietnamese citizen Doan Thi Huong is set to appear in court on Thursday, March 14, after her lawyers asked the attorney-general to withdraw her murder charge
(UPDATED) The news is a surprise as the court has only been scheduled to hear Doan Thi testify. The Vietnamese woman is left in shock that she is not released alongside Siti Aisyah.
'[Doan Thi Huong] is in good health, confident and is ready to take the stand,' says one of the suspects' lawyers
The long-isolated North is increasingly seeking to portray itself as a country like any other, and Vietnam is Kim Jong-un's fourth foreign destination in less than 12 months
(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
Here are 5 things we learned from the two-day gathering in Vietnam's capital Hanoi
'Think of the Trump-Kim relationship like a Korean drama. We are just beginning to watch the long love story unfold.'
'While President Trump expressed regret that he didn't reach an agreement at the Hanoi summit, he made clear his resolve to solve the issue with North Korea through dialogue,' says a statement from the presidential Blue House
(3rd UPDATE) The two leaders fail to sign a joint statement as initially scheduled and the talks end in deadlock
(UPDATED) US President Trump appears to temper expectations of any major breakthroughs in their summit, telling reporters he was 'in no rush' and results would be achieved over the longer term
The leaders meet for an intimate 'social dinner' after a handshake and some brief remarks at the historic Metropole Hotel in Hanoi, their second face-to-face following the historic summit in Singapore last June
(UPDATED) Shaking hands and smiling in front of a bank of a dozen alternating US and North Korean flags, the two leaders briefly take questions from reporters before starting one-on-one talks, then the dinner
With his familiar use of capital letters for emphasis, Trump tweets the opportunities for a denuclearized North Korea are 'like almost none other in history'
The two leaders are expected to have an informal dinner on Wednesday, February 27, before more formal talks on Thursday, February 28
(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
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
'I believe that the possibility is there,' says Kim Eui-kyeom, spokesperson for South Korean President Moon Jae-in
The best-case scenario, according to one analyst, would be if Trump and Kim can agree to a roadmap for the denuclearization process
The impersonator is told by Vietnamese immigration officials his visa was 'invalid,' but says he received no further explanation
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
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'
'Jal gaseyo!' the kids chant – goodbye in Korean – at the school where portraits of communist leaders past – Kim Il-sung, his son Kim Jong-il and Vietnam's revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh – hang on the wall
The guided-missile destroyers USS Spruance and USS Preble sail near the Beijing-claimed Spratly Islands earlier Monday, February 11, as part of what Washington calls 'freedom of navigation operations'
Delivering his State of the Union on Tuesday, February 5, Donald Trump says the time and place are set: Vietnam on February 27 and 28
(UPDATED) Australian citizen Chau Van Kham is said to have been detained by Vietnamese authorities
With the letter, the North Korean is more determined to attend the second Kim-Trump summit set next month
Prosecutors are investigating those arrested – including 3 Taiwan-based Vietnamese suspected of being the ring masterminds – for violating immigration, human trafficking and other laws
Vietnam has cropped up in the swirl of rumors and conjecture over a possible site for the meeting, with the capital Hanoi or the coastal city of Danang seemingly the most likely bases for the summit
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Vietnam also accuses Facebook of hosting advertisements for 'illegal products' including counterfeit money, fake goods, weapons and firecrackers
Human rights groups slam the new cybersecurity law, saying that it is a 'pervasive' and 'totalitarian model of information control'
A group of 5, which included family members, arrives in the capital two days after a blast hit a tour bus killing 3 Vietnamese holidaymakers and an Egyptian guide