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  • NEWS

    Trade pact dumped by Trump could be revived

    Reuters, Published on 17/05/2017

    » HANOI -- Japan and other remaining members of the Trans Pacific Partnership will this weekend decide how to revive the trade agreement ditched by US President Donald Trump.

  • NEWS

    Vietnam to equip trains with free Wifi

    Published on 04/01/2015

    » Trains in Vietnam will get a bold new step up this month with free Wifi to be installed on the popular route linking Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

  • NEWS

    Vietnam prepares for Haiyan

    Published on 09/11/2013

    » HANOI - More than 200,000 people crammed into storm shelters in Vietnam and soldiers helped reinforce vulnerable homes as a super typhoon bore down on the country after leaving a deadly trail of devastation in the Philippines.

  • NEWS

    Trump-Kim nuke summit collapses

    News, Published on 01/03/2019

    » HANOI: US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, North Korea's leader, abruptly ended their second summit meeting yesterday when negotiations collapsed after the two sides failed to agree on even the first steps toward nuclear disarmament, a peace declaration or reducing sanctions on the North.

  • OPINION

    Focus needed as Rakhine crisis widens

    Oped, Published on 28/02/2019

    » With the Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi dominating news coverage and election campaigns in key regional states such as India, Indonesia and Thailand offering daily distractions, it is difficult to generate genuine interest in the continuing humanitarian and security crisis in and around Rakhine state in Myanmar. But it would be dangerous to move the issue to the back burner.

  • BUSINESS

    Taste of Taiwan

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 12/11/2018

    » Nam Linh, a professional MC from Hanoi, has made it his life's goal to visit one foreign country each year. He added Taiwan to his list in mid-October. South Korea was his first overseas experience when he want there as an exchange student at age 15. Since then he has travelled to Laos, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and last year to China.

  • OPINION

    Hopes for nuke deal not over yet

    News, Published on 04/03/2019

    » North Korean state media on Friday brushed over the lack of a summit deal for leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump, focusing on constructive talks and signalling Pyongyang was not about to walk away from negotiations.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The Pok Pok chef returns

    Guru, Pasavat Tanskul, Published on 01/03/2019

    » From his humble beginnings as a dishwasher in Vermont, chef Andy Ricker's frequent travels to Thailand gave him a taste of northern Thai and Isan cuisines. After years of training, the restaurateur adapted the cuisines for his Pok Pok Thai restaurant in Portland, Oregon which would later expand into a franchise across several cities, including Los Angeles and New York. After making an appearance at last year's Mad Face Food Week, he is returning this year as the main chef of Mad Face's Exclusive Private Dinners to introduce his latest interest — Vietnamese cuisine.

  • OPINION

    Defending the indefensible

    News, Editorial, Published on 19/09/2018

    » The conversion of Aung San Suu Kyi from human rights champion to defender of military violence has been painful to watch. The Myanmar leader capped her change last week. At a UN-sponsored conference in Hanoi, she sloughed off questions about the brutal expulsion of 700,000 Rohingya, who now are refugees. Shockingly, she defended the imprisonment of two Myanmar reporters by praising a law written by colonialists to intimidate and punish her own country's citizens.

  • NEWS

    Red card for Vietjet after lingerie model football stunt

    AFP, Published on 29/01/2018

    » HANOI: Vietnam's budget airline has apologised for sending scantily-clad models to join the country's under-23 football squad on a flight home, after social media cried foul over the "cheap" PR stunt.

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