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Merry Christmas in Vietnam 2014

25/12 Facebook: Christmas in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi - Christmas is in the air. Vehicle exhaust gas is in the air too.
25/12 Saigoneer: These 8 Saigon Christmas Cinemagraphs Will Get You In The Christmas Spirit
25/12 VietnamPlus: Christmas atmosphere overwhelms Hanoi capital
24/12 VietnamPlus: X-mas festive spirit in every corner of Vietnam
21/12 VOA (Voice of America): Religion Aside, Christmas Gains Popularity in Communist Vietnam
21/12 Thanh Nien: Christmas lights in Hanoi
17/12 VietnamPlus: City-dwellers get into festive spirit - Many streets in Ho Chi Minh City are beautifully decorated as people prepare to welcome Christmas and New Year.
18/12 Vietnambreakingnews: Cold spell threatens Sapa livestock

Hagupit weakened into tropical low

12/12 VietnamNet: Storm Hagupit weakens but fishing boats stay in port
11/12 AccuWeather: Despite Weakening, Hagupit to Inundate Vietnam
11/12 Thanh Nien: Hagupit weakened into tropical low before reaching Vietnam
10/12 Thanh Nien: Hagupit heads for Vietnam, may strengthen
9/12 Thanh Nien: Philippine capital braces for storm, as Hagupit leaves 27 dead
8/12 Thanh Nien: Boats asked to seek shelter as Hagupit enters East Sea, to threaten Vietnam late week
8/12 Hagupit Barrels Through the Philippines, Kills 24
8/12 Thanh Nien: Typhoon Hagupit kills 21 on Samar island-Philippine Red Cross
DA Folkekirkens Nødhjælp: Filipinerne ramt af Tyfonen Haiyan
7/12 Thanh Nien: Vietnam battens down the hatches as Super Typhoon Hagupit brewing
7/12 The Guardian: Typhoon Hagupit – in pictures. Preparations are made to evacuate families who live in the path of typhoon Hagupit as the storm makes its way towards the Philippines

Fred Branfman Dies at 72
Exposed U.S. Covert Bombing of Laos

6/12 The New York Times: Fred Branfman, Laos Activist, Dies at 72
6/12 The Wshington Post: Fred Branfman, who exposed secret U.S. bombing of Laos, dies at 72
3/12 Democrazy NOW: Fred Branfman Dies at 72; Exposed U.S. Covert Bombing of Laos

Vietnam Anti–Corruption Initiative Program 2014

22/11 Thanh Nien: Ho Chi Minh City and Ben Tre province seize land and house from former chief inspector
4/11 Thanh Nien: Vietnam's corruption fight fails: officials
24/10 Thanh Nien: Vietnam's anti-corruption official dismisses official asset disclosures Vietnam - Corruption - Overview
9/12 2013 World Bank: The Vietnam Anti–Corruption Initiative Program 2014 Launched with The Theme 'Transparency, Integrity and Accountability'

& Of Other Things

12/11: Inside the Wall - What was life like in the German Democratic Republic for the Vietnamese who lived there? & Of Other Things talked to some of the people who experienced it firsthand
9/11 : Memories of Eastern Germany - The business man who brought German sausages to Vietnam on how he acquired a taste for German culture and cuisine during his studies in the GDR - This article is part of a mini series to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and explore the lives of the 100.000 Vietnamese people who lived in the GDR during the 42 years of its existence

2/10 Military Times: State Department opens door to maritime defense weapon sales to Vietnam - more about Vietnams conflikt with China

US Army Joint Chiefs of Staff General Dempsey visit

18/8 Thanh Nien: In sultry Vietnam, top US general seeks thaw with former foe
16/8 New York Times: In China’s Shadow, U.S. Courts Old Foe Vietnam
15/8 Thanh Nien: Top US general visits dioxin cleanup in Da Nang - More about Agent Orange 
15/8 Thanh Nien: U.S. Army Joint Chiefs of Staff in landmark Vietnam visit   
14/8 Thanh Nien: US General Dempsey visits Vietnam to boost military ties

GMO in Vietnam
27/9 VietnamNet: Genetically-modified technology no magic wand for Vietnam’s agriculture - Scientists warn that genetically modified (GM) technology is not the “magic wand” that many people assume will increase crop yield and save domestic agricultural production
26/8 VietnamNet: GM food production ban proposed
DK 18/8 VietnamNet: Genetically-modified corn allowed in Vietnam 
Vietnam Ajour 1-2014: Vietnamesiske bønder får afgrøder fra Monsanto 
12/2 Thanh Nien: In Vietnam, genetically modified organisms find fertile ground to grow 
3/2 Thanh Nien: Foreign firms to show off GMO corn in Vietnam   
23/10 2013 Thanh Nien: In Vietnam, genetically modified crops set to get official green light    
20/8 2013 Agent Orange and the Continuing Vietnam War 
20/5 2013 One Radio Network: Celeb Bono Partners with Monsanto, G8, to Biowreck Africa  2003 University of Minesota, School of Public Health;  Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) Harmful Effects

Typhon Kalmaegi September - 13 dead

19/9 Thanh Nien: 13 dead, 15 injured by Typhoon Kalmaegi
18/9 Thanh Nien: 11 dead after Typhoon Kalmaegi slams into Vietnam
17/9 Thanh Nien: 7 dead in landslides as Typhoon Kalmaegi weakens to depression
16/9 Thanh Nien: Typhoon Kalmaegi predicted to hit northern Vietnam

Typhoon Ramasoon

22/7 Thanh Nien: Typhoon flood leaves messes in northern Vietnam, 27 deaths counted
21/7 Thanh Nien: Three buffalo-boys struck dead by lightning in northern Vietnam
21/7 Thanh Nien: Typhoon Rammasun-related fatalities rise to 17 in northerm Vietnam 
21/7 VietNam News: Typhoon leaves trail of destruction in northern provinces - PHOTOS
20/7 BBC: Typhoon Rammasun: Monster storm buffets south China
19/7 Thanh Nien: Typhoon Rammasun-triggered flashfloods kill 3 in northern Vietnam
19/7 Thanh Nien: No deaths reported as Rammasun weakens hours after hitting Vietnam 
19/7 Thanh Nien: Super typhoon kills fourteen in southern China: Xinhua 
19/7 Thanh Nien: Typhoon Rammasun makes landfall in Quang Ninh 
19/7 USA Today: Super Typhoon Rammasun due to hit Vietnam

Russian M171 Helicopter
like the one that crashed 

Fatal helicopter crash 19 dead

19/7 Thanh Nien: One more death in Hanoi chopper crash brings casualty total to 19
13/7 Thanh Nien: 'Engine blackout caused Hanoi helicopter crash:' Vietnam official
9/7 Thanh Nien: Helicopter flight recorder damaged in fatal Hanoi crash: official 
8/7 Thanh Nien: Vietnam suspends flight training following fatal helicopter crash
7/7 Vietnam-net: 18 soldiers died in Hanoi helicopter crash - photos


Government officials from the U.S. and Vietnam attended a ceremony Saturday 18/4 marking the next stage in the cleanup process of one of the Vietnam War's deadliest legacies - Agent Orange. The herbicide was sprayed by the U.S. military as a defoliant to destroy jungle cover for communist troops. Its highly toxic byproduct, dioxin, has been linked to diseases such as diabetes, cancer and birth defects.
The $84 million project, officially launched in 2012, aims to clean up contaminated soil by cooking it at high temperatures.
19/4 VOA: War Legacy Haunts Vietnam, US Relations  
14/4 Veterans for Peace: VFP Vietnam Tour: Danang Airport   
27/3 VietnamNet: Da Nang airport dioxin contaminated soil project set for April     
11/3 Tuoi Tre: High dioxin levels in Dong Nai lakes - Bien Hoa airbase   
10/3 Thanh Nien: Deadly dioxin spots discovered at Vietnam’s Bien Hoa airbase

More on UXO's page

18/4 Thanh Nien: Officials late to act on bomb found near Vietnamese school
2/4 DanChurchAid: Mine Awareness Day: The Vietnam War is still Claiming Victims - From 2014 in Laos
DA 2/4 Folkekirkens Nødhjælp: International minedag: Vietnamkrigen kræver stadig ofre - Fra 2014 i Laos 

Making incense

31/1 VNS: Viet Nam welcomes Year of the Horse - PHOTOS
30/1 Vietnam Net: Make a pilgrimage to Saigon through famous temples
29/1 Vietnam Net: Tet – a summary of the biggest traditional holiday in Vietnam
27/1 Vietnam Net: Flower roads in Hanoi, HCM City and Da Nang - Pictures
24/1 Toui Tre: Purchase of Tet folk paintings a refined Vietnamese tradition
24/1 Vietnam Net: Receiving Tet bonus, workers cry bitterly (over not getting cash)
24/1 Toui Tre: Incense village steps up production for Tet -  photos
24/1 VietNam News: Festive blooms stop the traffic in Hanoi
24/1 Vietnam Net: President Truong Tan Sang releases carp at Tran Quoc Pagoda
23/1 Thanh Nien: In Vietnam, hundreds of thousands of workers get no Tet bonus
3/12 2013 Toui Tre: 9-day Tet holiday approved: workers happy, businesses worried   

Narcotica Death Sentencies

DK 20/1 Dommer dødsdømmer 30 narkosmuglere
DK 20/1 U-landsnyt: Vietnam dødsdømmer 30 for at smugle narkotika
DK 20/1 Ekstrabladet/Ritzau: 30 dødsdømt i Vietnams største narkosag
20/1 Thanh Nien: 30 get death for trafficking drugs in Vietnam 
20/1 Mail online: Dead women walking: Vietnam sentences 30 heroin smugglers to death including NINE females
20/1 BBC: Vietnam sentences 30 to death over drug smuggling

Samsung Factury Riot

11/1 VNS: Factory clash results in charges
10/1 Business Insider (AFP): Workers Riot At Samsung Factory In Vietnam
10/1 Strait Times: Vietnam police investigate riot at Samsung factory
9/1 Thanh Nien: 11 injured in northern Vietnam Samsung plant riot - Photos and videos
9/1 Toui Tre: Violence erupts in Vietnam-based Samsung factory
9/1 ABC News: Workers Building Samsung Factory Riot in Vietnam
9/1 Wired: As World Clamors for Cheap Phones, Workers Riot at Samsung Factory Site
12/12 2013 Bloomberg: Samsung Shifts Plants From China to Protect Margins


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