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dimanche 15 janvier 2017

John Kerry returns to site where he killed man during Vietnam war

The US secretary of state, a decorated veteran, meets former Viet Cong guerrilla who ambushed his patrol boat in 1969

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vendredi 13 janvier 2017

Kerry arrives in Vietnam on his last trip as secretary of state

Secretary of State John F. Kerry returned to Vietnam on Thursday for his fourth and final visit as the top U.S. diplomat, his presence embodying the transformation of the two countries from enemies to partners.

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dimanche 18 décembre 2016

Lawrence Colburn dies at 67; helped end Vietnam's My Lai massacre

Lawrence Manley Colburn, a helicopter gunner in the Vietnam War who helped end the slaughter of hundreds of unarmed Vietnamese villagers by U.S. troops at My Lai, has died. He was 67.

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Third US Warship Visits Vietnam’s Cam Ranh International Port

A third U.S. Navy ship visited Vietnam’s newly-opened port facility in the Southeast Asian state in a reminder of the ongoing collaboration between the two countries in the maritime realm.

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jeudi 15 décembre 2016

Trump wants stronger ties with Vietnam

US President-elect Donald Trump has told Vietnam's prime minister in a phone call that he wants to further strengthen fast-warming ties between the two countries.

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jeudi 8 décembre 2016

Vietnam warns of return of protectionism if TPP dropped

Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has warned of the risk of returning protectionism as Southeast Asian nations brace for potentially tighter controls on trade with the US.

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jeudi 24 novembre 2016

S-E Asia and America under Trump: Blow to economy and security for Vietnam

Mr Donald Trump's rise is consequential for Vietnam in two main aspects.

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mardi 15 novembre 2016

TPP or not, VN will continue integration

Việt Nam will continue its reform to improve business and investment environment to support enterprises and negotiate other agreement whether US president-elect Donald Trump thwarts the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) or not, according to the Minister of Trade and Industry Trần Tuấn Anh.

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mercredi 26 octobre 2016

Kerry to discuss South China Sea, regional trade with Vietnam

Tension in the South China Sea and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) were expected to dominate talks between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Vietnamese Executive Secretary Dinh The Huynh in Washington on Tuesday.

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mardi 18 octobre 2016

Vietnam, US launch Danang dioxin clean-up

Vietnam and the United States on Tuesday launched the second phase of a dioxin clean-up in Danang, where millions of litres of Agent Orange were stored during the war between the former enemies.

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Vietnam gives thumbs-up to U.S. regional role as pivot stumbles

Vietnam supports U.S. "intervention" in the Asia-Pacific if it helps keep peace and stability, the defense ministry said, in a timely endorsement of a continued U.S. presence amid uncertainty over Washington's faltering "pivot".

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mercredi 5 octobre 2016

U.S. warships dock in Vietnam

USS Frank Cable and USS John S. McCain arrived at Cam Ranh Bay naval base on Sunday

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lundi 3 octobre 2016

US steel makers accuse Vietnam of helping Chinese steel evade taxes

Local steel firms could suffer if the allegations are true.

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dimanche 2 octobre 2016

Why Vietnam is delaying TPP ratification

The defining factor behind Vietnam’s delay in formally approving the signed Trans-Pacific Partnership pact is the uncertainty over whether the US Congress will pass it.

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US, Vietnam Boost Naval Cooperation with NEA 2016

Washington and Hanoi kick off the seventh iteration of their naval engagement activity.

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dimanche 25 septembre 2016

How Dien Bien Phu led to America’s war in Vietnam

In 1953, a hard fought battle between French and Vietnamese forces finished off France as a colonial power and eerily presaged the fate of the US in Vietnam a decade later.

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samedi 6 août 2016

Vietnam wants to be America’s bridge to North Korea

Can Vietnam talk some sense into North Korea, and in so doing make itself the go-to country in Asia for diplomatic fixes ?

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jeudi 28 juillet 2016

US launches new project to support HIV/AIDS response in Vietnam

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) on Wednesday announced its new five-year US$26 million project to strengthen and sustain Vietnam’s HIV/AIDS response.

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dimanche 17 juillet 2016

Vietnam Airlines may launch direct flights to US in 2018

National carrier Vietnam Airlines is reportedly looking to open direct services to the US in 2018, saying it is "good timing" to start a plan that has been in the works for 10 years.

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dimanche 3 juillet 2016

Deer Hunter film director Michael Cimino dies

The director of the 1978 Vietnam War film The Deer Hunter has died, his friend and former lawyer has confirmed.

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samedi 4 juin 2016

Obama’s visit to Vietnam: a turning point ?

The visit did result in the lifting of the arms embargo, but the context is far wider.

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Mormon church wins full recognition in Vietnam, sees chance for growth

President Barack Obama extolled the twin freedoms of religion and assembly last month during a visit to Vietnam.

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vendredi 3 juin 2016

As Obama presses Vietnam on rights, activists are barred from meeting

President Obama won enthusiastic applause here on Tuesday with a supportive reference to Vietnam’s disputes with China, saying in a speech that “big nations should not bully smaller ones.”

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Why Vietnam wants US weapons

As US President Barack Obama announced the lifting of the decades-long embargo on sales of lethal weapons to Vietnam, he seemed at pains to explain the decision "was not based on China or any other considerations".

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lundi 2 mai 2016

US historian recounts why he chose Vietnam for his career

Edward Miller first came to Vietnam in 1995 as an ordinary tourist, and has since returned multiple times as a historian dedicated to studying the country and the American-led war that ended in 1975.

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vendredi 29 avril 2016

Pentagon chief would back lifting restrictions on U.S. arms to Vietnam

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Thursday he would support lifting restrictions on the sale of weapons to Vietnam, in the latest sign of thawing ties between former enemies whose focus has shifted in recent years to China's military buildup.

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mercredi 27 avril 2016

US may lift Vietnam arms embargo for Obama visit

In a historic move, the United States may consider lifting an arms embargo on Vietnam in line with U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to the country next month, The Diplomat understands from U.S. and Vietnamese sources.

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mardi 26 avril 2016

Obama urged to seek freedom for activists on Vietnam visit

An international coalition of human rights groups on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to seek freedom for imprisoned activists when he visits Vietnam next month.

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lundi 4 avril 2016

Vietnam to issue one-year visas to US citizens

Vietnam is poised to extend the validity of single-entry visas for U.S. citizens to one year to facilitate their travel and foster trade and commercial ties between the two countries, the lawmaking National Assembly said Monday.

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samedi 2 avril 2016

U.S. plans third patrol near disputed East Vietnam Sea islands

The U.S. Navy plans to conduct another passage near disputed islands in the East Vietnam Sea in early April, a source familiar with the plan said on Friday, the third in series of challenges that have drawn sharps rebukes from China.

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