Vietnam asks Russia to help preserve Ho Chi Minh corpse

Vietnam has appointed a special team of embalming specialists, including four Russian scientists from Moscow’s Lenin Lab, to preserve the corpse of independence hero...

Vietnam’s developer boosts bonds

The Bitexco Financial Tower, a skyscraper in Ho Chi Minh City. Source: Wikimedia   The largest listed Vietnamese property developer is backing the dormant bond market, selling...

Cambodia targets Vietnamese ‘newcomers’

Cambodia has threatened to deport any Vietnamese “newcomers” unable to produce the required documentation. The Ministry of Interior says it plans to revoke documentation for...

RCEP negotiations set for conclusion in November

THE Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its six trade partners are hoping for the conclusion of the negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive...

Firms demand EU trade deal

Vietnam’s manufacturers are keen to gain access to European markets. Source: Wikimedia The European drinks industry has called for a speedy ratification of the free-trade...

Vietnam demands Agent Orange compensation

Vietnam's Foreign Ministry has repeated demands that Monsanto and other US firms pay compensation to the country’s numerous Agent Orange victims. An estimated 3...

Vietnam hopes to benefit from Kim-Trump summit

Vietnam is due to host the second meeting between Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un on February 27 and 28. Trump...

Thailand’s fragrant rice falls behind peers’

Failure to win the World’s Best Rice award for two consecutive years has jolted Thailand—the home of the Hom Mali (jasmine) rice—to overhaul its...

Vietnam asks India to extract oil in contested sea

The Shenyang J-11 is among the jets apparently deployed on the militarised Woody Island. Source: Wikimedia Vietnam has asked India to explore and exploit natural resources...

Kerry returns to Vietnam battle site

John Kerry testifies to the US Senate in 1971. Source: YouTube   The outgoing US secretary of state, John Kerry, a veteran of the Vietnam War,...

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