Vietnam

Vietnam to build policies for ageing population

As the world sets out an inspirational new development agenda and commits to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals, Vietnam should envision a new model that addresses demographic ageing with...

December 8, 2016
December 8, 2016

Vietnam apologises for Indonesia team bus attack

Vietnamese football authorities apologised on Thursday after fans hurled stones at the Indonesian team bus shortly after their Suzuki Cup semi-final tie in Hanoi, breaking a window and injuring two...

August 18, 2016
August 18, 2016

Rio Olympics: Vietnam shooters lacked training bullets

Vietnam's prime minister admits Olympic hopefuls faced inadequate training equipment before the games, including a lack of bullets in shooting, a discipline that won the nation's first...

June 18, 2016
June 18, 2016

Australian cows 'killed with sledgehammers' in Vietnam

Vietnamese abattoir workers have been secretly filmed bludgeoning Australian cattle with sledgehammers, animal rights activists say.

June 9, 2016
June 9, 2016

What an Obama endorsement will mean for Hillary

Barack Obama is about to tell Bernie Sanders that the revolution stops now.

June 8, 2016
June 8, 2016

Ali and the power of dissent

On April 28, 1967, Muhammad Ali, just 25 years of age, stood at the Houston Military Recruiting Office and said he won’t go to Vietnam. “I ain’t got no quarrel with the Vietcong, no Vietcong ever...

June 5, 2016
June 5, 2016

In pushback to US, China says "has no fear of trouble" in S China Sea

China rebuffs US pressure to curb its activity in the South China Sea, restating its sovereignty over most of the disputed territory and saying it "has no fear of trouble".

May 24, 2016
May 24, 2016

Obama, Bourdain eat cheap noodles, drink cold beer in Vietnam

Deep in the heart of Hanoi, US President Barack Obama sits down for a $6 meal with celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain on Tuesday. The chef, known for his love of adventurous street food, describes the...

May 23, 2016
May 23, 2016

Obama to lift arms embargo on Vietnam

President Barack Obama has announced the US is fully lifting its embargo on sales of lethal weapons to Vietnam, its one-time enemy.

April 2, 2016
April 2, 2016

FEATURE: Ancient Golden books of Nguyen Dynasty on show first time

The gold book and seal marking the event of Emperor Ham Nghi inaugurating his grandmother Tu Dụ as Queen Grandmother in 1889 are now on display at the National Museum of History in Vietnam.

February 4, 2016
February 4, 2016

Pacific nations sign TPP trade deal

The Trans Pacific Partnership, one of the biggest multinational trade deals ever, is signed by ministers from its 12 member nations in New Zealand.