ASEAN summit begins online meetings with regional leaders

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam's prime minister highlighted challenges Southeast Asian nations and others faced this year as he opened a regional summit Thursday that is again largely being held online...

8 killed, 42 missing in landslides in typhoon-hit Vietnam

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Landslides set off by Typhoon Molave killed at least eight people with 42 others missing in central Vietnam, state media said Thursday. Rescuers dug up eight bo...

Strong typhoon leaves 1 dead, 12 missing as it nears Vietnam

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Typhoon Molave roared closer to Vietnam with destructive force Wednesday, leaving one villager dead and causing two boats with 12 fishermen to sink as the country braced for the ...

Vietnam evacuating low-lying areas as strong typhoon nears

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam scrambled Tuesday to evacuate more than a million people in its central lowlands as a strong typhoon approached while some regions are still dealing with the aftermath of...

Vietnam sentences 7 to jail for human smuggling in UK

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A court in central Vietnam on Monday sentenced seven people for smuggling a woman who later died in a truck together with 38 other people as they were being transported into Brit...

Vietnam reports more than 2 dozen new cases, 2nd death

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam reported more than two dozen new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, while a second man died of virus complications a day after the country recorded its first death fro...

Vietnam reports 3rd death, more cases linked to hospital

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A third person died of coronavirus complications in Vietnam, officials said Saturday, a day after it recorded its first-ever death as it struggles with a renewed outbreak after 9...

Vietnam imposes more virus restrictions as outbreak spreads

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam imposed more coronavirus restrictions Thursday as an outbreak that started in a popular beach resort destination grew with nine new cases. Eight of the ...

129 Vietnamese virus patients arrive back home from Africa

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A plane carrying 129 Vietnamese nationals diagnosed with COVID-19 arrived in their homeland from Equatorial Guinea on Wednesday, with the patients immediately transferred to a ho...

Vietnam locks down its 3rd-largest city as virus cases grow

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam on Tuesday locked down its third-largest city for two weeks after 15 cases of COVID-19 were found in a hospital, the government said. Public transport i...

Vietnam reports 11 new virus cases in possible 2nd wave

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam is facing a possible second wave of the coronavirus with 11 new infections reported Monday, after more than three months without any domestically transmitted cases, the M...

Vietnam bans wildlife imports, markets amid new health fears

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam announced Friday that it was banning wildlife imports and would close wildlife markets in response to renewed concerns about the threat from diseases that can jump from a...

British pilot to leave Vietnam for home after virus recovery

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A British pilot who was Vietnam’s most critical COVID-19 patient is virus free and has recovered enough to make the long flight home next Sunday, doctors said. ...

Vietnam sends ex-ministers, executives, to prison for graft

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Vietnamese court on Saturday sentenced an ex-minister to life imprisonment in a multimillion-dollar corruption case that also saw another minister and a dozen executives receiv...

Michelle Obama promotes girls education in Vietnam school

LONG AN, Vietnam (AP) — Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama spoke to students at a school in southern Vietnam while promoting education for girls to help reach their full potential. ...