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China evacuates 3,000 nationals from Vietnam over unrest

China has evacuated more than 3,000 of its nationals from Vietnam following deadly anti-Chinese violence, state media said Sunday, as Vietnamese authorities clamped down to prevent any further unrest threatening vital foreign investment. Xinhua news……

Violent anti-China rallies in Vietnam pose ‘huge dilemma’ for the U.S.

The outbreak of deadly anti-China protests in Vietnam raises the stakes for the United States, which has rallied behind Beijing’s neighbors but faces ugly new realities. Demonstrations have spread to a third of Vietnam’s provinces, with workers attacking Chinese workers and factories, in a wave of nationalist outrage after Beijing…

Congress begins reviewing Obama’s proposed nuclear deal with Vietnam

The U.S. Congress on Thursday began its review of a nuclear agreement with Vietnam which advocates say would create billions of dollars in trade but has triggered human rights concerns. President Barack Obama sent to Congress the text of the agreement which would allow the United States to transfer reactors…

Why American veterans are returning to Vietnam

A photo of Greg Kleven, dated April 1967, shows him posing in front of a tin-roofed hooch, wearing an undershirt so stained it matches the sand beneath his feet. In his right hand, he is holding an M-16 rifle. His shaved head is cocked to the left and he’s sticking…

Small dams, big impact on Mekong River fish: study

WASHINGTON — Plans to build hydropower dams along small branches of southeast Asia’s longest river could have a devastating impact on millions of people who rely on the world’s largest inland fishery, scientists said Monday. Plenty of attention has focused on plans to develop 11 big dams along the main…

Banned books hot property in censored Vietnam

From irreverent cartoons to “depraved” short stories, Vietnam’s pop culture is attracting the attention of print censors who experts say are struggling to accept an increasingly brash literary scene. After years spent keeping political texts off the printing presses, authorities are setting their sights on the growing market of publishing…

Doctors to remove Vietnamese man’s 90kg tumour

A man left unable to walk by a tumour on his right leg that weighs more than the rest of his body went under the knife in Vietnam on Thursday to have the growth removed, hospital officials said. Nguyen Duy Hai’s massive 90 kilogramme (198 pounds) tumour is to be…

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