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samedi 28 mars 2015

The Scene of the Crime

There is a long ditch in the village of My Lai. On the morning of March 16, 1968, it was crowded with the bodies of the dead—dozens of women, children, and old people, all gunned down by young American soldiers.

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mercredi 10 décembre 2014

Plan to raze oldest French building in heart of Vietnam metro sparks dialogue

Following widespread opposition to the planned demolition of a historic municipal building to make way for a new office center, a Ho Chi Minh City official announced that portions of the structure will be preserved.

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Vietnam welcomes america with open arms

No grunt slogging through the jungles of Vietnam could imagine that in 2014, 41 years after the end of the Vietnam War, the Vietnamese would be welcoming back Americans as investors, tourists, advisers and protectors.

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samedi 11 octobre 2014

France inaugurates Vietnam artist’s memorial statue honoring Indochinese laborers

A memorial statue made by a renowned Vietnamese artist has been inaugurated in France in honor of Indochinese laborers, including those from Vietnam.

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lundi 6 octobre 2014

Vietnam’s royal rickshaw on its way home from France

The Vietnamese embassy in France has received a Nguyen’s Dynasty rickshaw for sending it back to Vietnam soon, marking the country’s first successful effort to retrieve royal antiques from an auction abroad.

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dimanche 14 septembre 2014

Vietnam's forgotten Cambodian war

On 30 April 1975, the last American helicopters beat an ignominious retreat from Saigon as the tanks of the North Vietnamese Army rumbled into the capital of defeated South Vietnam.

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jeudi 11 septembre 2014

Vietnam’s photographic history, told by the winners

Patrick Chauvel was an 18-year-old rookie photographer looking for adventure and a chance to witness history when he arrived in Vietnam in 1968.

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mardi 12 août 2014

The origin of a villa boom in Vietnam’s resort town Da Lat

The currently poetic Da Lat, which is famous not only in Vietnam but around the world as a European town in the Far East, is actually the result of the failure of city planning.

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lundi 4 août 2014

Vietnam a half century after the gulf of Tonkin

HOI AN - "I believe that history will record that we have made a great mistake," Sen. Wayne Morse (D, OR) declared fifty years ago this week.

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jeudi 24 juillet 2014

Scientists urge repairs to Vietnam’s damaged UNESCO-recognized complex

Local historians, relic conservationists and archeologists have just petitioned to the government in unison to undo the extensive damage to the core area of UNESCO-recognized Thang Long Imperial Citadel in downtown Hanoi.

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samedi 12 avril 2014

Vietnam metro loses 200 historic buildings to development

A Vietnamese-French urban research agency has found that at least 207 heritage buildings in downtown Ho Chi Minh City have been destroyed or defaced in the last decade.

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samedi 22 mars 2014

Five ancient villages in Vietnam

The below ancient villages have an ancient and romantic beauty and they have become the destinations of many tourists.

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mercredi 26 février 2014

Vietnam’s epochal saga of beating back massive chinese invasion 1979

China’s impulsiveness to launch a militarily flawed massive invasion of Vietnam in1979 was impelled by a greater Chinese geopolitical blueprint of checkmating the perceived former Soviet Union’s strategic intrusiveness in South East Asia courtesy Vietnam, and also thereby ingratiating itself geopolitically with the United States that China was available to play the role of a quasi-strategic ally of the United States in the region to counterbalance the former Soviet Union.

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dimanche 16 février 2014

In Vietnam's capital, old town braces for makeover

HANOI — Tourists, hawkers and motorcyclists rub shoulders every morning in the congested alleyways of Hanoi's low-rise Old Quarter, generations away from the office towers and electronics megastores springing up in other parts of the capital. The quarter's street grid, laid out in the 15th century, is still dominated by dilapidated shops selling everything from brass gongs to bamboo scaffolding.

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dimanche 2 février 2014

A French friend devoted to Vietnam’s history

Dr. Philippe Le Failler has worked in Hanoi at the French School of the Far East for many years. He has spent a great deal of time researching Vietnam’s history, particular the history of the northwestern mountainous area.

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samedi 18 janvier 2014

In shift, Vietnam marks 1974 battle with China

HANOI - Vietnam is marking for the first time the anniversary of a 1974 naval battle with China in which 74 soldiers from US-backed South Vietnam were killed, apparently seeking to boost its legitimacy at home over its dealings with Beijing as tensions over disputed waters flare anew.

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vendredi 18 octobre 2013

Janusz Lewandowski: Polish diplomat failed to end Vietnam War

Janusz Lewandowski was a former diplomat who, in 1966, launched an effort to bring Hanoi and Washington to the negotiating table and end the conflict in Vietnam - an undertaking code-named “Project Marigold".

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vendredi 11 octobre 2013

Vietnam mourns its people's hero

Hanoi - Vietnam is preparing to honour its last great communist icon with a lavish state funeral after a week of remarkable public mourning that has seen tens of thousands queue to pay their last respects.

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mercredi 9 octobre 2013

Vietnam's hidden hand in Cambodia's impasse

Cambodia, for all its pretensions towards sovereignty and democracy, has yet to free itself from neighboring Vietnam's political and strategic grip 20 years after United Nations-organized elections ended its debilitating civil war.

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samedi 5 octobre 2013

Vietnam General Vo Nguyen Giap dies today

Vo Nguyen Giap, the first four-star general and the supreme chief commander of Vietnam, died at 6:00pm today at the Army Hospital 108 in Hanoi, over a month after he celebrated his 103th birthday.

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Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap, who ousted U.S. from Vietnam, is dead

Vo Nguyen Giap, the relentless and charismatic North Vietnamese general whose campaigns drove both France and the United States out of Vietnam, died on Friday in Hanoi. He was believed to be 102.

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vendredi 4 octobre 2013

Vietnam's General Vo Nguyen Giap dies

Vo Nguyen Giap, the Vietnamese general who masterminded victories against France and the US, has died aged 102.

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jeudi 26 septembre 2013

Searching for Madame Nhu

Lyndon Johnson flirted with her. JFK hated her. Historians blamed her for South Vietnam's downfall. And decades later, a writer found her hiding out in Paris. A new book uncovers the final days of Saigon’s infamous Dragon Lady.

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vendredi 9 août 2013

Father and son found in Vietnam jungle after fleeing their village during the war 40 years ago

An 82-year-old man and his 41-year-old son have been found living in a forest in central Vietnam after they went missing during the country's war with the US.

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mercredi 31 juillet 2013

Hanoi to invest in history

HANOI - Hundreds of historical relics and sites have been identified by Hanoi’s authorities for a US$286 million restoration project.

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mercredi 3 juillet 2013

Vietnam war veteran reunited with long-lost arm

A former North -Vietnamese soldier has been reunited with his arm after more than 40 years.

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vendredi 19 avril 2013

Fleeing the peace in Vietnam

April 30, 2013 will mark the 38th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, the annihilation of South Vietnam by communist forces in the North, or otherwise popularly known as the end of the Vietnam War.

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jeudi 11 avril 2013

Da Nang heritage homes face uncertain future

Da Nang lists old houses in need of conservation but offers no help

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dimanche 27 janvier 2013

Vietnam marks 40 years since Paris Peace Accords

HANOI - Communist party leaders gathered in Hanoi Friday to mark the 40th anniversary of the Paris Peace Accords, the culmination of painstaking talks which ended America's direct military involvement in Vietnam.

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dimanche 23 décembre 2012

War-nostalgia no cure for ailing Vietnam economy

HANOI - Posters of US bombers crashing in flames festoon Hanoi to mark another anniversary in a long-finished war. But behind the usual propaganda Vietnam's rulers face a modern-day threat -- anger over the economy.

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