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Vietnam takes over presidency of UN disarmament body

Vietnam has become the president of the United Nations Conference on Disarmament for a second time.

Major aviation deals inked as US, Vietnam presidents meet

Three major aviation deals were signed Wednesday in the presence of Vietnamese and U.S. presidents Nguyen Phu Trong and Donald Trump.

President Trong calls for greater vigilance, dedication

President Nguyen Phu Trong has called on the nation to be more vigilant and dutiful than ever as it tackled new challenges.
October 23, 2018 | 08:29 pm GMT+7

It’s official: Party chief Trong is Vietnam’s new president

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has taken oath as Vietnam’s new president after a secret vote by the parliament.
October 23, 2018 | 04:11 pm GMT+7

History in the making: Party chief set to become Vietnam’s new president

Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong was the only presidential candidate announced by the National Assembly on Monday.
October 22, 2018 | 05:34 pm GMT+7

South Korea jails former president Lee for 15 years on corruption charges

A Seoul court on Friday jailed former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak for 15 years for corruption.
October 05, 2018 | 03:29 pm GMT+7

Vietnam enters 2-day state mourning for President Tran Dai Quang

Government offices and public places in Vietnam started to fly the national flag at half mast from 6 a.m. Wednesday to commemorate the late president.
September 26, 2018 | 06:31 am GMT+7

Laos to hold state mourning for Vietnamese President

Laos has declared two days of state mourning in tribute to late Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang.
September 25, 2018 | 01:06 pm GMT+7

Vietnam appoints first female head of state

Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh has taken over as Vietnam’s first female Head of State.
September 23, 2018 | 01:47 pm GMT+7

Cuba declares two-day mourning for Vietnamese President

Cuba has observed a two-day state mourning in tribute to Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang who passed away Friday.
September 23, 2018 | 08:36 am GMT+7

New bombshell revives debate on Trump fitness for office

Donald Trump's deputy attorney general had discussed ways to force him from office on grounds of incompetence, U.S. media reported Friday. 
September 22, 2018 | 08:32 am GMT+7

South Korea's Park jailed for 24 years for corruption

Park, 66, was convicted of receiving or demanding more than $20 million from conglomerates.
April 06, 2018 | 05:20 pm GMT+7

Japan PM Abe likely to meet President Trump on April 18: source

Exemption from steel and aluminum tariffs is likely to be on the PM's agenda.
March 28, 2018 | 03:50 pm GMT+7

Staunch Suu Kyi ally elected Myanmar president

Win Myint was Suu Kyi's comrade during the 1988 democracy movement.
March 28, 2018 | 03:05 pm GMT+7

China allows Xi to remain president indefinitely, tightening grip on power

The amendments also include inserting Xi's political theory into the constitution and adding clauses to give a legal framework to a new super anti-corruption department.
March 11, 2018 | 06:16 pm GMT+7
 
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