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jeudi 18 octobre 2018

U.S. prepares for biggest-ever Agent Orange cleanup in Vietnam

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday visited a former American air base in southern Vietnam that will soon become the biggest-ever U.S. cleanup site for contamination left by the defoliant Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.

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Vietnam frees political activist known as 'Mother Mushroom' but forces her into exile in U.S.

Vietnam has freed a well-known blogger after two years in prison on the condition that she leave for the United States.

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mardi 16 octobre 2018

US defence secretary visits Vietnam

US Defence Secretary James Mattis is due to land in Vietnam amid rising tensions with China over trade and the South China Sea.

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lundi 15 octobre 2018

Mattis pushes closer ties to Vietnam amid tension with China

By making a rare second trip this year to Vietnam, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is signaling how intensively the Trump administration is trying to counter China's military assertiveness by cozying up to smaller nations in the region that share American wariness about Chinese intentions.

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vendredi 12 octobre 2018

How Donald Trump’s withdrawal from landmark trade deal became a setback for democracy in Vietnam

Obama had billed the Trans-Pacific Partnership as a chance for the US to write the rules of trade in the world’s fastest-growing region – while also curtailing China’s influence

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dimanche 7 octobre 2018

U.S. general considered nuclear response in Vietnam War, cables show

In one of the darkest moments of the Vietnam War, the top American military commander in Saigon activated a plan in 1968 to move nuclear weapons to South Vietnam until he was overruled by President Lyndon B. Johnson, according to recently declassified documents cited in a new history of wartime presidential decisions.

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vendredi 24 août 2018

Vietnam concerned about possibility of nuclear power plans in troubled waters

Every country is obligated to maintain peace and stability in the East Sea, Vietnam has asserted.

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Vietnam jails two Americans for 14 years for trying to 'overthrow state'

James Nguyen and Angle Phan convicted of plotting to hijack radio stations and arrange protests against state

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mardi 21 août 2018

Vietnam’s aviation sector eyes flights to US

Vietnam’s aviation sector is set to undergo the international aviation safety assessment program of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) this week to be eligible to launch direct flights to the country.

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US citizens in Vietnam insurrection trial

A court in Ho Chi Minh City has opened a trial against 12 activists, including two US citizens, on charges of attempting to overthrow the government, state media reports.

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samedi 18 août 2018

US criticizes Vietnam for jailing peaceful activists

The United States said it was deeply concerned over Vietnam's conviction and sentencing of an activist this week, calling the trend of increased arrests and harsh sentences of government critics "troubling."

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lundi 13 août 2018

Vietnam is most vulnerable in Southeast Asia to trade war

Indonesia and Philippines also face big risks

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dimanche 5 août 2018

US citizen detained in Vietnam may be there several months pending investigation, family says

A 54-year old American missing in Vietnam for nearly a month is being held by Vietnamese authorities, his family and a congresswoman announced Thursday.

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vendredi 20 juillet 2018

Vietnam to deport american after public disorder conviction

U.S. citizen William Nguyen will be deported after being convicted in Vietnam of causing public disorder during protests in Ho Chi Minh City.

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jeudi 19 juillet 2018

American protester faces trial in Vietnam for 'disturbing public order'

An American citizen is set to stand trial on charges of “disturbing public order” in Vietnam on Friday.

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mardi 17 juillet 2018

U.S. lawmakers urge Google, Facebook to resist Vietnam cybersecurity law

Seventeen U.S. lawmakers have urged the CEOs of Facebook and Google to resist changes stipulated by a new cybersecurity law in Vietnam, which critics say gives the Communist-ruled state more power to crackdown on dissent.

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lundi 16 juillet 2018

Vietnam stands to lose from trade war between big powers

The ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China could hurt Vietnam if it escalates and more countries adopt protective policies, a Vietnamese think tank says.

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American detained in Vietnam to face trial next week

An American detained in Vietnam last month is set to go on trial next Friday, days after U.S. Secretary of State raised the case with local officials during a Hanoi visit.

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mardi 10 juillet 2018

Pompeo raises issue of detained american in Vietnam

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo raised the issue of a detained American man of Vietnamese descent during meetings with senior Vietnamese officials in Hanoi on Monday, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said.

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lundi 9 juillet 2018

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Vietnam on Sunday

The visit will discuss ways to further the two countries’ strategic partnership, as well as global and regional issues.

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mercredi 27 juin 2018

Việt Nam to participate in US-hosted naval exercise for first time

Việt Nam’s Defence Ministry has confirmed it will be sending eight naval officers to participate in the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC) in Hawaii, the United States, from July 1 – 31, at the invitation of the Commander of the US Navy’s Pacific Fleet.

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vendredi 15 juin 2018

US calls on Vietnam to release American citizen arrested in protests

Will Nguyen was arrested at rally against new economic zones promoting Chinese interests

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dimanche 10 juin 2018

U.S., Canada urge delay in vote on Vietnam's cybersecurity bill

The United States and Canada urged Vietnam on Friday to delay a vote on a proposed cybersecurity law, the U.S. Embassy said, amid widespread concern the law would cause economic harm and stifle online dissent in the communist-ruled country.

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vendredi 1 juin 2018

Vietnam speaks out after US warships sail near Paracel Islands

Two U.S. Navy ships came within 12 nautical miles of the islands as part of a freedom of navigation operation.

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dimanche 27 mai 2018

Vietnam has a plan to win a war against China. (and China could use it against America)

Call it poetic justice. But Vietnam's plans to defeat China resemble China's plans to defeat America.

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vendredi 25 mai 2018

US raises concerns about Vietnam’s proposed cybersecurity law

The United States has raised concerns with Vietnam about its proposed cybersecurity law, the US Embassy said on May 24, amid activists' fears the new legislation will cause economic harm and crackdown on online dissent in the communist-ruled country.

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vendredi 20 avril 2018

'No job, no money': Life in Vietnam for immigrants deported by U.S.

It wasn’t until Pham Chi Cuong saw the plane waiting to deport him from the United States that it sunk in that he was about to be sent back to Vietnam, the country he fled in 1990.

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vendredi 30 mars 2018

Deterrence under the dragon’s shadow : Vietnam’s military modernisation

On 5 March the USS Carl Vinson made a port call to Danang, in central Vietnam. It was the first time since the War (the Vietnam War to Americans, and the American War to Vietnamese) that a US aircraft carrier anchored in Vietnamese waters – by invitation this time – for an official visit.

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vendredi 16 mars 2018

Vietnam looks to a peaceful future, fifty years after the My Lai massacre

More than a thousand people in Vietnam marked Friday’s 50th anniversary of the My Lai massacre, the most notorious episode in modern U.S. military history, with talk of peace and cooperation instead of hatred.

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lundi 12 mars 2018

Move by the United States to woo Vietnam is a flawed strategy

With American officials eager to counter China’s growing might to preserve their nation’s global eminence, they would do better to accept a big power relationship with Beijing and the best place to start is by ending provocations that are behind tensions.

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