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Vietnam elects communist party leader as new president

Asia Pacific / Politics Oct 23, 2018

Vietnam elects communist party leader as new president

Vietnam's National Assembly on Tuesday elected ruling Communist Party General-Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, the architect of an ongoing crackdown on corruption, as the country's new president. The election was largely procedural as the party had unanimously nominated him as the only candidate for the position ...

Jim Mattis tours contaminated Vietnam War-era Agent Orange site

Asia Pacific Oct 17, 2018

Jim Mattis tours contaminated Vietnam War-era Agent Orange site

U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis toured a former Agent Orange storage site in southern Vietnam on Wednesday, revisiting one of the war's darkest chapters that lives on among a million Vietnamese with severe birth defects, cancers and disabilities linked to the toxic defoliant. Standing near ...