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Vietnamese-French dissident blogger deported to France

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Vietnamese-French dissident blogger deported to France

- PARIS: A Vietnamese dissident blogger with dual French citizenship who arrived in Paris on Sunday said he was “still in shock” after being stripped of his birth nationality by authorities in the one-party state and expelled. Former mathematics lecturer Pham Minh Hoang was put on a plane to Paris late Saturday, weeks after his Vietnamese citizenship was revoked – a rare move that has sparked outrage among critics of the communist government who accuse it of quashing dissent by any means available

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Philippine, Vietnam navies play sports on South China Sea island

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Philippine, Vietnam navies play sports on South China Sea island

- MANILA — Philippine and Vietnamese navies have been playing soccer, volleyball and tug-of-war games together on a South China Sea island, the latest get-together by two countries concerned by Chinese assertiveness in the disputed waters. The two sides played in mixed teams on Thursday on Southwest Cay in the Spratly archipelago, the Philippine navy said, the third event of its kind since 2014 on an island held four decades ago by the Philippines, but now under Vietnamese control

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Philippine, Vietnam navies play sports on South China Sea island

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Philippine, Vietnam navies play sports on South China Sea island

- MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine and Vietnamese navies have been playing soccer, volleyball and tug-of-war games together on a South China Sea island, the latest get-together by two countries concerned by Chinese assertiveness in the disputed waters. The two sides played in mixed teams on Thursday (June 22) on Southwest Cay in the Spratly archipelago, the Philippine navy said, the third event of its kind since 2014 on an island held four decades ago by the Philippines, but now under Vietnamese control

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Philippine, Vietnam navies play sports on South China Sea island

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Philippine, Vietnam navies play sports on South China Sea island

- MANILA: Philippine and Vietnamese navies have been playing soccer, volleyball and tug-of-war games together on a South China Sea island, the latest get-together by two countries concerned by Chinese assertiveness in the disputed waters. The two sides played in mixed teams on Thursday on Southwest Cay in the Spratly archipelago, the Philippine navy said, the third event of its kind since 2014 on an island held four decades ago by the Philippines, but now under Vietnamese control

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Vietnam detains blogger for deportation - Regional

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Vietnam detains blogger for deportation - Regional

- Hanoi: A French-Vietnamese dissident blogger has been detained in Vietnam for deportation, his wife said, just weeks after the former political prisoner was stripped of his citizenship in a rare move by authorities. While the communist country routinely jails critics of its regime, 62-year-old Pham Minh Hoang is the first Vietnam-based dissident to have his citizenship revoked in recent history. Hoang’s wife, Le Thi Kieu Oanh, said police came to their house in Ho Chi Minh city on Friday and took her husband away

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Khmer Rouge leader denies mass murder, blames Vietnam

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Khmer Rouge leader denies mass murder, blames Vietnam

- PHNOM PENH: A leader of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge denied on Friday that he and his colleagues were responsible for the death of an estimated 1.7 million people during their 1975-79 rule, saying their sworn enemy Vietnam invented the idea of genocide as propaganda. Their regime sought to turn Cambodia back to "year zero" in its quest for a peasant utopia

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Compelling Vietnam: Foreign investors unfazed by Trump’s trade deal rebuff

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Compelling Vietnam: Foreign investors unfazed by Trump’s trade deal rebuff

- EVERY 45 seconds or so, a neatly wrapped VanHeusen dress shirt destined for a J C Penney store in the United States drops off a new production line at a factory north of Vietnam’s capital. Next door, rice paddies the size of 40 football fields have been filled for the US$320 million textile mill which Hong Kong based TAL Group plans to build so it won’t need to import cloth for the shirts

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Vietnam veterans honored by new Jeffersontown memorial

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Vietnam veterans honored by new Jeffersontown memorial

- Officials broke ground on the Tri An Monument Monday morning in Veterans Memorial Park on Taylorsville Road. It will have eight columns that represent each of the countries that sent troops to help south Vietnam, as well as photos and stories about the war. The monument recognizes the sacrifices American and South Vietnamese Armed Forces made during the Vietnam War. "These men and women fought rain, wind, hot -- anything it took to bring our freedom on, day-in and day-out," said Jeffersontown Mayor Bill Dieruf "The memorial that they're bringing today, again, is a memorial that unites not only a country, but unites the world

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Vietnam dissidents beaten, harassed by 'thugs': rights group

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Vietnam dissidents beaten, harassed by 'thugs': rights group

- Plainclothes 'thugs' suspected of having links to Vietnam's government have attacked dozens of dissidents since 2015 in a bid to silence critics in the one-party state, Human Rights Watch and activists said. Freedom of expression is severely restricted in communist Vietnam, where independent media is banned and dissidents are routinely thrown in jail. The government also has a long history of harassing bloggers and activists, with awareness of violent attacks growing in recent years as dissidents turn to social media to share accounts of bloody wounds and bruised limbs

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Michigan Vietnam vet is Trump's 1st Medal of Honor recipient

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Michigan Vietnam vet is Trump's 1st Medal of Honor recipient

- SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. — Members of Army medic James McCloughan's unit in Vietnam called him "Doc." Now, those soldiers, several of whom McCloughan saved during the ferocious, dayslong Battle of Nui Yon Hill in 1969, will have a new name for him: Medal of Honor recipient. Army spokeswoman Valerie L. Mongello said Tuesday that the 71-year-old from South Haven, Michigan, will become the first person to be awarded the nation's highest military honor by President Donald Trump

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The Women Who Fought for Hanoi

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The Women Who Fought for Hanoi

- Thirty-six years after she last took aim with her AK-47 assault rifle, Ngo Thi Thuong’s phone rang. Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap, who had led the North Vietnamese military during the Vietnam War, was looking for the woman who had shot down an American bomber in June 1968. In the nearly four decades that had passed, she had worked many jobs and raised three children

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Vietnam veterans reuniting thanks to social media

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Vietnam veterans reuniting thanks to social media

- Mike Coen has not seen war buddy Bobby Byers for nearly 50 years. . Vietnam veterans reuniting thanks to social media Mike Coen has not seen war buddy Bobby Byers for nearly 50 years MANCHESTER, N.H. — Nearly 50 years after two war buddies were separated in Vietnam, a reunion is in the works – thanks to Facebook. Over the years, former Sgt

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Vietnam veterans reuniting with help from social media

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Vietnam veterans reuniting with help from social media

- WEBVTT >> WE HAD THAT PICTURE TAKEN SI ALWAYS HAD THAT IN THE FAMILYFOR YEARS.REPORTER: FORMER SGT. MIKE COENHELD ONTO THAT TATTEREDPHOTOGRAPH OVER THE YEARSSHARING THE STORIES OF HIS BUDDYBOBBY BYERTHEY WERE IN THE AIR FORCE ITWAS 1968 MIKE WAS 20-YEARS-OLDWHEN THEY WERE SENT TO VIETNAM >> BUT WE WENT TO DIFFERENTBASES BOBBY WENT TO DANANG, IWENT TO CAM RAHN BAYREPORTER: ON 3 DAYS LEAVE, BOBBYFOUND HIS BUDDY FOR SOME R & R >> HE WAS A MESS AND WE UNITEDTHERE, THE FIRST THING WE DIDWAS PUT HIM IN THE SHOWER

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Vietnam's White House lobbying coup secures strategic gains

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Vietnam's White House lobbying coup secures strategic gains

- HANOI: When Vietnam's prime minister sat down with President Donald Trump at the White House last week, it reflected a concerted Vietnamese lobbying effort unmatched by most Asian peers. It also underlined the strategic importance the one-time enemy has secured under Trump in the face of China's increasing regional weight and despite a growing surplus that frustrates U.S. trade hawks. Among Asian leaders, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc's reception followed only those for his Japanese and Chinese counterparts

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US companies sign billions in deals with Vietnam

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US companies sign billions in deals with Vietnam

- SEATTLE/WASHINGTON: U.S. industrial companies General Electric Co and Caterpillar Inc made deals with Vietnam worth billions of dollars as Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc continued his three-day trip to the United States. Phuc's trip included a meeting with President Donald Trump Wednesday afternoon at the White House as well as the signing of deals with U.S. companies for high-tech goods and services worth US$15 billion to US$17 billion when GE and Caterpillar are included

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Vietnam to sign deals for up to $17 billion in US goods, services: Prime minister

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Vietnam to sign deals for up to $17 billion in US goods, services: Prime minister

- Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said on Tuesday he would sign deals for U.S. goods and services worth $15 billion to $17 billion during his visit to Washington, D.C., mainly for high technology products and for services. "Vietnam will increase the import of high technologies and services from the United States, and on the occasion of this visit, many important deals will be made," Phuc told a U

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  • Vietnam: Hackers targeting multinational corporations – expert
    Vietnam: Hackers targeting multinational corporations – expert

    , asiancorrespondent.com

    HACKERS either working for the Vietnamese government or on their behalf have broken into the computers of multinationals operating in the country as part of an increasingly sophisticated cyberespionage campaign, cybersecurity company FireEye said. Nick Carr, senior manager of FireEye’s Mandiant Incident Response team, said in an interview the same group was also responsible for hacking into the computers of Vietnamese dissidents and journalists

     

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Health

  • Ken Burns and Lynn Novick: Vietnam’s Unhealed Wounds
    Ken Burns and Lynn Novick: Vietnam’s Unhealed Wounds

    , nytimes.com

    In our own treacherously divisive moment, Americans would do well to take a long, hard look at the bitter and painful tragedy of Vietnam, as searing and difficult as that will be for our country. If we can unpack this enormously complicated event, immerse ourselves in it and see it with fresh eyes, we might come to terms with one of the most consequential, and most misunderstood, events in our history and perhaps inoculate ourselves against the further spread of the virulent disunion that afflicts us

     

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  • Singaporean runs orphanage in Vietnam to help street kids
    Singaporean runs orphanage in Vietnam to help street kids

    , todayonline.com

    HO CHI MINH CITY — When he lost his mother to stomach cancer seven years ago, Singaporean Poh Wei Ye took a six-month break to travel around South-east Asia and worked with various non-governmental organisations to help underprivileged children. On the last leg of his trip, he returned to Vietnam and decided to stay on to set up an orphanage in Vung Tau, just outside Ho Chi Minh City

     

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  • Patriots Point Museum to open Vietnam Experience Theater on Vietnam Veterans Day
    Patriots Point Museum to open Vietnam Experience Theater on Vietnam Veterans Day

    , wmbfnews.com

    MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - Patriots Point will officially open a new theater inside the Vietnam Experience Exhibit Wednesday afternoon, Vietnam Veterans Day. The exterior of the Vietnam Experience Theater is designed to look like downtown Saigon in Vietnam. Once patrons step inside, they will hear first-hand accounts of the War, according to a news release.Wrap-around projection technology will surround the audience by casting the video on three walls simultaneously, the release states

     

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Travel & Recreation

  • CJ completes construction of chili pepper plant in Vietnam
    CJ completes construction of chili pepper plant in Vietnam

    , yonhapnews.co.kr

    SEOUL, June 25 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's leading processed food producer said Sunday it completed work on a chili pepper plant in Vietnam that could help local famers earn stable income. The plant, built in cooperation with the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) as part of the Creating Shared Value program, has all necessary facilities to clean, process, and store the spicy powders, the company said

     

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  • The Women Who Fought for Hanoi
    The Women Who Fought for Hanoi

    , nytimes.com

    Thirty-six years after she last took aim with her AK-47 assault rifle, Ngo Thi Thuong’s phone rang. Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap, who had led the North Vietnamese military during the Vietnam War, was looking for the woman who had shot down an American bomber in June 1968. In the nearly four decades that had passed, she had worked many jobs and raised three children

     

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  • Vietnam veterans reuniting with help from social media
    Vietnam veterans reuniting with help from social media

    , wmur.com

    WEBVTT >> WE HAD THAT PICTURE TAKEN SI ALWAYS HAD THAT IN THE FAMILYFOR YEARS.REPORTER: FORMER SGT. MIKE COENHELD ONTO THAT TATTEREDPHOTOGRAPH OVER THE YEARSSHARING THE STORIES OF HIS BUDDYBOBBY BYERTHEY WERE IN THE AIR FORCE ITWAS 1968 MIKE WAS 20-YEARS-OLDWHEN THEY WERE SENT TO VIETNAM >> BUT WE WENT TO DIFFERENTBASES BOBBY WENT TO DANANG, IWENT TO CAM RAHN BAYREPORTER: ON 3 DAYS LEAVE, BOBBYFOUND HIS BUDDY FOR SOME R & R >> HE WAS A MESS AND WE UNITEDTHERE, THE FIRST THING WE DIDWAS PUT HIM IN THE SHOWER

     

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Science & Nature

  • Vietnamese PM cancels major steel mill project over environmental concerns
    Vietnamese PM cancels major steel mill project over environmental concerns

    , indianexpress.com

    Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has ordered a halt to work on a major steel plant, citing environmental and other concerns. The Vietnam-based Hoa Sen Group last year announced plans to build a $10.6 billion complex with an annual capacity of 16 million tons of steel. But a government statement Monday called for further studies on the potential environmental impact of the project, and its economic feasibility

     

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