Mar 25, 2015

Vietnam wants full lifting of U.S. arms embargo

Vietnam wants the U.S. to lift fully an embargo on arms sales that was eased last year, but Washington is calling for more progress by the communist-governed nation on improving human rights, their respective ambassadors said Tuesday. This year marks the 20th anniversary of ...

Mar 16, 2015

Japan, Vietnam affirm partnership on maritime security

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and Vietnamese Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan have agreed to continue bilateral efforts to ensure maritime security while underlining the importance of respecting the rule of law, ministry officials said. Meeting on the sidelines of the U.N. World Conference on ...

Putin's military draws U.S. concern from Vietnam to the Americas

Mar 13, 2015

Putin's military draws U.S. concern from Vietnam to the Americas

Russia’s expanding military presence, from Vietnam to Latin America, is reviving Cold War-style tensions with the U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki confirmed Thursday that the U.S. is pressing Vietnam to bar Russian military aircraft from refueling at the former American base at Cam ...

Kin mark MH370 anniversary with vow to never give up

Mar 8, 2015

Kin mark MH370 anniversary with vow to never give up

Families of the 239 people on board Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Sunday were marking the anniversary of the plane’s disappearance with a vow to never give up on the desperate search for wreckage and answers to the world’s biggest aviation mystery. Voice 370, ...

Mar 8, 2015

China defends island-building in South China Sea

China’s foreign minister on Sunday defended his government’s controversial policy of reclamation on disputed isles in the South China Sea, which has sparked regional concern, and said Beijing is not seeking to overturn the international order. Last year, Chinese President Xi Jinping tried to ...

Battle scars: Okinawa and the Vietnam War

Mar 7, 2015

Battle scars: Okinawa and the Vietnam War

by Jon Mitchell

On March 8, 1965, the first U.S. combat troops landed in Da Nang, South Vietnam. Their arrival significantly escalated American intervention in the war which, by its end a decade later, left more than 1 million dead and countless others suffering from the legacy ...