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Vietnam pilots oral HIV testing

Vietnam is conducting 80,000 HIV tests via saliva in high-risk populations in Hanoi and southern Ho Chi Minh City.

Sadness at Vietnam noodle shop where Bourdain dined with Obama

The owner of a Hanoi noodle shop where Anthony Bourdain slurped down ‘bun cha’ with former US president Barack Obama expressed her shock and sorrow on Saturday over the death of the globetrotting American celebrity chef.

Senator McCain bars Donald Trump from attending his funeral

John McCain has reportedly barred U.S. President Donald Trump from attending his funeral when he dies.

World Cup: FIFA chief sets VAR ruling for next month

FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Thursday said football's governing body will decide next month whether to officially endorse the video assistant referee, a move that could see the controversial technology used at the World Cup.

Vietnam oil exec gets second life sentence for graft

A Vietnamese former oil executive allegedly kidnapped from Germany was jailed for life Monday for embezzlement, state media reported, his second life sentence tied to a corruption crackdown in the communist country.

Vietnam jails 22 corrupt officials; ex-oil firm boss gets life

A Vietnamese former state oil executive, Trinh Xuan Thanh, who was allegedly kidnapped from Germany was on Monday jailed for life for embezzlement.

Two children die in Vietnam explosion

A baby boy and a five-year-old girl were killed in an explosion east of Vietnam’s capital Hanoi early Wednesday that destroyed several houses and wounded at least eight other people.

Vietnam oil exec ‘kidnapped’ from Germany to face trial

A former Vietnamese official allegedly kidnapped from Germany will go on trial in Hanoi in January on corruption charges, officials said Wednesday, a high-profile case that could see the ex-oil executive put to death.

Ex-VP Joe Biden claims Russia meddled in 2016 US election

Former United States Vice President Joe Biden contradicted President Donald Trump’s comment over the weekend that he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin’s claim that his country did not meddle in the 2016 election.

Vietnam and China agree to avoid conflicts in South China Sea

Vietnam and China agreed Monday to avoid conflicts in the hotly contested South China Sea, as a new pathway to dialogue on easing tensions was opened with other Southeast Asian nations.

China, Vietnam leaders reach South China Sea consensus

The Communist leaders of China and Vietnam reached a “consensus” on handling the contested South China Sea, Chinese state media reported Sunday, hours after US President Donald Trump offered to mediate in the dispute.

Donald Trump feels insulted being called ‘old’ by Kim Jong Un

U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had insulted him by calling him “old” and said he would never call Kim “short and fat.”

Donald Trump backs US spies on Russia meddling, but slams Vladimir Putin ‘haters’

Donald Trump said Sunday he backed US intelligence agencies who concluded that Russia meddled in the 2016 US presidential election, but slammed "fools" who oppose better ties with Moscow.

Donald Trump, a warmonger – North Korea

US President Donald Trump was due to land in Hanoi on Saturday, as North Korea slammed his “warmonger” Asia tour, saying it will only accelerate Pyongyang’s push for a full-fledged nuclear deterrent.

Rex Tillerson visits ‘Hanoi Hilton’ that once held John McCain and other POWs

Washington's top diplomat visited the remains of a Vietnam War era prison on Saturday where American POWs were held, including veteran Republican senator John McCain.

Vladimir Putin told me ‘he didn’t meddle’ in US election – Donald Trump

US president Donald Trump on Saturday said Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin told him that "he didn't meddle" in US elections that propelled the billionaire former reality star to the White House.

Ex-banker gets death sentence for fraud

An ex-banker was sentenced to death on Friday for his role in a massive fraud case involving millions of dollars of illegal loans, in a scandal that reaches deep inside Vietnam's corruption-riddled financial system.

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Governor Emmanuel inaugurates $45m International market

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Banned ex-FIFA supremo Sepp Blatter flying to Moscow for World Cup

Banned former FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, will fly to Moscow on Tuesday, his spokesman told Reuters.