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Italy moves against corruption as mayor quits
Anti-corruption official given enhanced powers after Venice mayor resigns over graft scandal linked to flood barrier.
Last updated: 14 Jun 2014 00:09 GMT
Vietnam jails ex-journalist over blog post
Popular blogger sentenced to two years in prison as part of crackdown on Vietnamese criticising communist government.
Last updated: 04 Mar 2014 14:47 GMT
McDonald's takes a bite out of Vietnam
The Big Mac's arrival signals another move by the communist country to open up to Western-style capitalism.
Last updated: 22 Feb 2014 13:33 GMT
Landslides and floods kill dozens in Vietnam
At least 29 people killed, including 16 who died in landslides at a tin mine in the northern province of Yen Bai.
Last updated: 08 Sep 2012 07:11 GMT
Vietnam ranks 'worst' in wildlife crime
Tiger farms and its citizens' high demand for rhino horn as a supposed cure-all helped put it at the top of a WWF list.
Last updated: 23 Jul 2012 06:05 GMT
Vietnam to hold naval drill amid China rift
Live-fire exercise in South China Sea announced as escalating maritime dispute fuels tensions with Beijing.
Last updated: 10 Jun 2011 14:50 GMT
Vietnam wraps up party convention
Prime minister reappointed to elite politburo on last day of five-yearly convention.
Last updated: 19 Jan 2011 05:40 GMT
Vietnam vows economic overhaul
In its five-yearly convention, ruling communists admit serious instability in the economy as they map the way forward.
Last updated: 12 Jan 2011 10:17 GMT
Vietnam signs major nuclear pacts
Russia and Japan agree to separate deals to help build nuclear power stations in southeast Asian country.
Last updated: 31 Oct 2010 12:05 GMT
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