The New York Times is receiving backlash for a recent tweet describing Vietnam’s early success in managing the pandemic as “luck.”
About the tweet: The news company recently published an article about Vietnam’s new wave of coronavirus cases and shared it on Twitter on June 2, which garnered negative reactions from the public.
A French court dismissed on Monday a lawsuit filed by a French-Vietnamese woman against the 14 chemical companies behind Agent Orange, the toxic herbicide used by the U.S. military during the Vietnam War.
A French court this week started hearing the first civilian case against manufacturers of Agent Orange, a herbicide used by the United States against communist troops during the Vietnam War.
Tran To Nga, who worked as a journalist during the conflict, sued a total of 26 multinational companies in 2014 for subjecting her and her family to lifelong health issues, which earlier tests had linked to the defoliant.
Two Vietnamese athletes made history after swimming more than 200 kilometers (124.3 miles) from Hanoi to the Hong River Delta.
A three-day journey: Duong Minh Quang, 25, and Nguyen Ngoc Khanh, 34, took three days to swim from Hanoi’s Long Bien Bridge to the Balat sea mouth in Thai Binh province.
Ho Huu Hanh may not have been born with arms, but he is proving to be more than capable of excelling in school and creating a bright future.
The 20-year-old student from Vietnam was recently accepted at Lac Hong University, where he is set to study Information Technology Engineering, Phu Nu Online reported.
Outrage has erupted on Vietnamese social media after an Estonian man was fined a mere 200,000 Vietnamese dong ($8.60) for sexually harassing a woman in Ho Chi Minh City earlier this year.
The incident, which was caught on surveillance camera, occurred in the elevator of an apartment building in District 2 — home to a large expatriate community — around 8 p.m. on July 11.
A soon-to-be grandfather in Vietnam has gone viral for his wholesome method of teaching his son how to give a baby a bath by using a very calm cat.
The video, which was first posted on Facebook on Nov. 7 by Vinh Quang Phạm. It shows the Ông nội (grandfather) holding their family cat in his hands and explaining to his son that he must support the baby’s head while washing the body, according to Says.
Michael Nguyen, the Vietnamese American who spent more than two years of incarceration in Vietnam, has spoken to the media for the first time since his release and revealed some details of his arrest.
Speaking in a Zoom news conference on Wednesday, the 56-year-old U.S. citizen from Orange County, California said he was taken against his will while visiting Vietnam in July 2018, according to Reuters.
Michael Nguyen, the Vietnamese American man who was imprisoned in Vietnam for allegedly “attempting to overthrow the government,” has been released and returned to his home in California.
The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi confirmed Nguyen departed Vietnam last Wednesday and a family spokesman, Mark Roberts, told Reuters through email that he returned safely to Orange County on Thursday.
Vietnam, which is currently reeling from what has been described as the country’s most severe floods in decades, is bracing for more bad weather in the days to come.