Humanitarian crises

Survivors recall US massacre in Vietnam

One of the most infamous moments in American military history.

Asia Pacific

Vietnam set to be big winner in TPP trade deal

Vietnam, whose low-wage economy relies on exports, poised to benefit from elimination of tariffs in US and other major importing nations.

United States

US' largest military force in Vietnam since 1975 war

What the US Navy is describing as a routine port stop is being seen as a direct signal to China.


Vietnam marks 50th anniversary of Tet Offensive

A ceremony has been held in Ho Chi Minh City to remember the 1968 Tet Offensive, which significantly altered the course of the war in Vietnam.


Vietnam jails oil executives in corruption probe

Former state official imprisoned for life, as 21 others also jailed for up to 22 years in crackdown on oil giant.

Vietnam jails Trinh Xuan Thanh for life over corruption


Hanoi plan to ban motorbikes by 2030 to combat congestion

The government worries that the vibrant economy could make congestion in the city centre even worse, hoping to replace the vehicles with public transport and push bikes.

Asia Pacific

Tropical Storm Kirogi hits Vietnam

Downpour triggers flooding in the storm-weary country, with with 182 millimetres of rain reported in Quy Nhon.

Tropical Storm Kirogi hits Vietnam

Asia Pacific

Trump backpedals from remarks about 'Russian meddling'

US President Donald Trump has sought to clarify remarks he made about Russian President Vladimir Putin on his country's meddling in last year's election.

Asia Pacific

TPP trade deals forge ahead without US involvement

Members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact have agreed to move forward without involvement from the United States.

Asia Pacific

Trump condemns trade imbalances at APEC summit

Donald Trump's appearance has dominated a meeting on economic cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region.


'American dream' lives on in Vietnam despite the past

Ordinary Vietnamese still believe in what the United States represents, despite the war and painful economic sanctions.

'American dream' lives on in Vietnam despite the past

Donald Trump

Donald Trump arrives in Vietnam for APEC summit

Trump joins world leaders gathered for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vietnam.

Reporter's Notebook

Putin, Trump and APEC's 'silly shirts'

Trade deals are expected to dominate talks at the Vietnam-based summit, yet expectations for major announcements are low.

APEC 2017: The leaders' sideshow


Trump faces hard sell on new Asia policy at APEC summit

At the APEC summit in Da Nang, Trump will promote the vaguely defined concept of a 'free and open Indo-Pacific region'.

Trump faces hard sell on new Asia policy at APEC summit