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Decades after war, Vietnam threatened by 800,000 tons of explosives

Authorities say it may take more than a century to clear the country of the deadly legacy of war.

Xi's trusted 'firefighter' lieutenant becomes China's vice president

Xi was also re-elected president by parliament, with no votes cast against him.

Trump signs US-Taiwan travel bill; China 'strongly dissatisfied'

The United States does not have formal ties with Taiwan but is required by law to help it with self-defense and is the island's primary source of weapons.
March 17, 2018 | 08:43 am GMT+7

Indonesia wants Australia as full ASEAN member

Australia has been a dialogue partner of ASEAN, which groups 10 Southeast Asian nations, since 1974.
March 16, 2018 | 11:37 am GMT+7

Vietnam, New Zealand pave way for strategic partnership to boost all-round cooperation

Leaders from both countries are backing education and trade to drive their relationship to the next level.
March 14, 2018 | 03:48 pm GMT+7

Facebook removes, then restores anti-immigrant video posted by Hungarian politician

Facebook and other networks have in many countries surpassed traditional media as a way for politicians to reach voters.
March 08, 2018 | 08:44 am GMT+7

Vietnam's top Communist Party official retires early due to health reasons

Politburo member Dinh The Huynh was the executive secretary of the Party's Secretariat and chaired the Central Theoretical Council.
March 05, 2018 | 09:19 pm GMT+7

Merkel vows to work for the 'good of Germany' as SPD paves way for 4th term

Two in three of the SPD's rank and file backed a new partnership with Merkel's conservatives.
March 05, 2018 | 08:40 am GMT+7

Vietnam to check key leaders’ health every six months

Top government officials will only be allowed to travel overseas for medical reasons if approved to do so by a special Party unit.
March 01, 2018 | 06:01 pm GMT+7

North Korea condemns sanctions, but seen open to talks with US

At the Winter Olympics' closing ceremony, S.Korea said relations between the two Koreas and between N.Korea and the U.S. should go hand in hand.
February 26, 2018 | 12:06 am GMT+7

Vietnam's corruption ranking improves amid global stagnation: survey

The country's intensified fight against corruption has boosted public confidence, but it still ranks in the bottom half globally.
February 22, 2018 | 03:42 pm GMT+7

Inspired by Macron, new anti-Brexit party launches in Britain

Renew party hopes to capitalize on uncertainty over Brexit to pressure politicians into stopping the process.
February 20, 2018 | 08:25 am GMT+7

South Africa's Ramaphosa hails 'new dawn', warns of tough decisions

Hailing a 'new dawn' a day after his inauguration, he promised to fight corruption and to trim a bloated cabinet.
February 17, 2018 | 08:22 am GMT+7

S Africa's Zuma resigns, forced out by own party

Zuma has been in a power struggle with multi-millionaire former businessman Cyril Ramaphosa, the deputy president who now becomes interim president.
February 15, 2018 | 07:40 am GMT+7

Prime Mum-ister: New Zealand PM says she's having a baby

Jacinda Ardern is set to become the country's first leader to give birth while in office.
January 19, 2018 | 04:22 pm GMT+7
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