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samedi 12 octobre 2019

Proposal to name Da Nang streets after foreign missionaries arouses controversy

A move to rename Da Nang’s streets after two Portuguese missionaries has been objected to for the colonial context in which they worked.

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jeudi 26 septembre 2019

Forgotten war : how China was crushed by Vietnam in a 1979 conflict

Beijing and Hanoi released wildly contradictory claims regarding the casualties in the war. External studies estimate around 26,000 PLA killed in action and around 30 to 35,000 Vietnamese troops.

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dimanche 18 août 2019

Battle of Long Tan anniversary: Australian veteran recalls against-all-odds victory

Fifty three years ago Digger Laurie Drinkwater and his comrades fought Australia's deadliest battle of the Vietnam War.

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mercredi 31 juillet 2019

My Lai: Ghosts in another Vietnam wall

Two walls have brought me to tears. They are on opposite sides of the world, 8,600 miles apart. Both are filled with names of people I never knew but who have helped shaped the person I have become.

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vendredi 19 juillet 2019

Vietnam says preserved corpse of Ho Chi Minh in great condition

The embalmed corpse of Vietnam's founding leader, Ho Chi Minh, is in great condition, state media said on Friday (Jul 19), a month after the government recruited a team of Russian experts to help preserve the former revolutionary's body.

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dimanche 7 juillet 2019

Vietnam architects campaign to save cathedral

Architects in Vietnam are concerned that plans to renovate an historic cathedral could lead to its destruction.

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lundi 27 mai 2019

The Sino-Vietnam war and China’s long route to winning

A little-known war helped shape the future of Southeast Asia.

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vendredi 22 mars 2019

Vietnam's last public letter writer, 'a witness of Saigon'

Tourists flock to Saigon Central Post Office to meet Duong Van Ngo, who spent decades translating people's sentiments.

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mercredi 6 mars 2019

Vietnam learns to live in China's shadow

Four decades on, China's 1979 border war is officially 'forgotten' in Hanoi

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dimanche 3 mars 2019

China tries to forget, but its war with Vietnam ended with a US victory. Just look at Trump

The 40th anniversary of the Sino-Vietnamese war is passing largely unnoticed in China, where all commemorative activity has been banned But Vietnam bitterly recalls the conflict that tore two ideological allies apart – and sent Hanoi into American arms

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In 1979, China and Vietnam went to war (and changed history forever)

At 5 AM on February 17, 1979, a massive artillery bombardment rippled across Vietnam’s mountainous northern border with China. Waves of soldiers from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) swarmed towards the startled Vietnamese soldiers hunkered down in border forts, bunkers and caves.

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lundi 18 février 2019

Border war with Vietnam a lingering wound for China’s forgotten soldiers

Sunday marks the 40th anniversary of the start of the Sino-Vietnamese war but there will be no commemorations in Beijing Ex-soldiers say they just want to be acknowledged for the sacrifices they and the 7,000 who died – many of them teenagers – made for their country

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mercredi 13 février 2019

Lovers, comrades! Forbidden love in North Korea finds a way in Vietnam

A young couple with matching expressions stare nervously into the camera with deep brown eyes. He, a Vietnamese student, has just met the love of his life. She, a North Korean, is forbidden to love him back.

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lundi 7 janvier 2019

The war in Cambodia was a ’war of justice’: Vietnamese General

40 years ago, on January 7, 1979, the Vietnamese People’s Army in co-ordination with the Kampuchean United Front for National Salvation, deposed Pol Pot, putting an end to the brutal Khmer Rouge regime, liberating Cambodia’s capital city Phnom Penh.

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Vietnam remembers January 7, too

In an interview with Vietnam News, General Pham Van Tra, who led Vietnamese forces into Cambodia in 1978, recalls the conflict from a perspective seldom heard.

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samedi 22 décembre 2018

Vietnam’s sad hunt: 300,000 missing souls

Decades after the war with America ended, Vietnamese families continue to search for the remains of their kin who are still missing in action.

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mardi 6 novembre 2018

French PM visits site of Vietnam 1954 Dien Bien Phu battle

France's prime minister has visited the site of the 1954 battle of Dien Bien Phu in Vietnam, which led to the end of French presence in Indochina.

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dimanche 7 octobre 2018

Prehistoric vestiges unearthed in Vietnam

Archeologists believe they have uncovered evidence that caves in northern Vietnam were home to prehistoric people 4,000 years ago.

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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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mardi 2 octobre 2018

Vietnam's former Communist Party Chief Do Muoi dies at 101

Former General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Do Muoi, who worked against the French colonial government and became a committed communist, has died at age 101.

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jeudi 20 septembre 2018

More prehistoric remains found in volcanic caves

In a September 18 announcement, the National Museum of Nature released new details on a shocking discovery of prehistoric corpses in the central highlands.

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mercredi 22 août 2018

Reunification Palace

Meant to be a lavish presidential home, the palace became a symbol of the fall of South Vietnam.

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mardi 14 août 2018

Bui Tin, colonel who accepted South Vietnam’s surrender, dies at 90

Bui Tin, a North Vietnamese colonel who had a prominent role in the Vietnam War’s final moments but later fled the country and became an unlikely critic of its ruling Communist Party, died on Saturday in France. He was 90.

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lundi 13 août 2018

Bui Tin, Vietnam communist war hero turned dissident, dies aged 90

Bui Tin, a former army journalist, had lived in exile in France since 1990 when he defected during a trip

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vendredi 25 mai 2018

Why Hanoi's historic buildings are under threat from modernity

A walk near Hanoi's Hoan Kiem Lake reveals the city's distinctly Francophile architectural legacy.

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dimanche 18 mars 2018

Vietnam's reformist ex-PM Phan Van Khai dies at age 84

Former Vietnamese premier Phan Van Khai, who helped strengthen ties with the US and drive market reforms that ignited the communist country's economy, died on Saturday aged 84, the government said.

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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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vendredi 9 mars 2018

Con Dao: Vietnam’s prison paradise

The 16 islands that make up the Con Dao archipelago are renowned for their natural beauty, but they also have a dark past.

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lundi 19 février 2018

Why Vietnam isn’t talking about 1968

Ngoc Dai, a 23-year-old soldier in the People’s Army of Vietnam, was fighting the Americans near the besieged Khe Sanh combat base when his unit received elating orders.

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mercredi 31 janvier 2018

Promoting a revolutionary spirit for the new era

A grand ceremony is scheduled to be held in Ho Chi Minh City today, January 31, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Mau Than General Offensive and Uprising in spring 1968; as part of the commemorations, the whole Party, people, and army are actively organising memorial activities and promoting emulation movements to celebrate the new Spring and the country’s Doi Moi (Renewal) process, as well as successfully implement the resolutions adopted at Party congresses at all levels and the 12th National Party Congress.

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