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Vietnam's spirit mediums revive once forbidden ritual.

HANOI - Dressed in the bright silk garments of a woman and dancing with candles between his fingers, Nguyen Duy Nam leads a temple of worshippers in a ceremony honouring mystical goddesses of forest, water and heaven.

- Reuters - US

Vietnam is in a pivotal position as it balances the US and China.

Getty/PoolHANOI - Vietnam could hardly have asked for more: a U.S. warship challenging Chinese claims in the South China Sea, a meeting at the White House and six new coastal patrol boats. All are signs of a U.S. commitment which Vietnam had feared was waning under President Donald Trump just as the Southeast Asian country ...

- Business Insider - US

24 military movies to watch over Memorial Day weekend.

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Few things have the power to transport people like the cinema. Who can forget Robert Williams' "Good morning, Vietnam" or Marine Corps DI Hartman's memorable quotes? The following list is of our favorite military movies. Jeremy Bender contributed to an earlier version of this post."The ...

- Business Insider - US

Taps-playing retiree atones for missed service in Vietnam.

His health kept him from Vietnam, now retiree honors military dead after hearing recorded taps.         

- USA TODAY - US

U.S. delivers ship to Vietnam coast guard.

HANOI - The U.S. Coast Guard transferred a high-endurance cutter to its Vietnamese counterpart in Honolulu, the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi said on Friday, in the latest effort to deepen ties with its former foe.

- Reuters - US

Daughter to bury father missing for 50 years in Vietnam.

A daughter who has worked for more than half a century on getting her father's remains recovered from Vietnam after his Navy plane was shot down there in 1965 is finally going to get to see him buried in his hometown of San Diego with full military honors.

- FOX News - US

Berlin and beyond: The floral scent of weight gain.

In this city of cultural diversity, one often unsung group is the Vietnamese. Their traditions are bright and rich, and as Tamsin Walker found out, sometimes take some getting used to.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Vietnam's spirit mediums revive once forbidden ritual.

DRESSED in the bright silk garments of a woman and dancing with candles between his fingers, Nguyen Duy Nam leads a temple of worshippers in a ceremony honouring mystical goddesses of forest, water and heaven. The post Vietnam's spirit mediums revive once forbidden ritual appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Vietnam a 'lonely voice' between United States and China in South China Sea.

VIETNAM could hardly have asked for more: a US warship challenging Chinese claims in the South China Sea, a meeting at the White House and six new coastal patrol boats. The post Vietnam a 'lonely voice' between United States and China in South China Sea appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Vietnamese wedding guest goes on stabbing spree after getting booed during karaoke.

Man accused of killing one and seriously injuring another after getting mocked for singing

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Pivotal Vietnam balances U.S. and China amid Trump uncertainty.

HANOI - Vietnam could hardly have asked for more: a U.S. warship challenging Chinese claims in the South China Sea, a meeting at the White House and six new coastal patrol boats.

- Reuters - US

Vietnam War veterans honored at Pacific Aviation Museum banquet

A banquet at The Pacific Aviation Museum Thursday honored Vietnam War veterans and their families.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Daughter to bury father missing for 50 years in Vietnam

More than half a century ago, Deborah Crosby was sent home from the first grade to find military officers in her living room and her mother distraught: Her father's Navy plane had been shot down in northern Vietnam, and he was presumed dead, though his body had not been found.

- WRAL.com - US

Daughter to bury father missing for 50 years in Vietnam

SAN DIEGO — More than half a century ago, Deborah Crosby was sent home from the first grade to find military officers in her living room and her mother distraught: Her father's Navy plane had been shot down in…

- Billings Gazette - US

Daughter to bury father missing for 50 years in Vietnam

A daughter who has worked for more than half a century on getting her father's remains recovered from Vietnam after his Navy plane was shot down there in 1965 is finally going to get to see him buried...

- The Hindu - IN

Vietnam's spirit mediums revive ritual once forbidden by ruling Communist Party

Dressed in the bright silk garments of a woman and dancing with candles between his fingers, Nguyen Duy Nam leads a temple of worshippers in ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Bringing digital skills training to 30,000 farmers in Vietnam

Farmer Nguyen Thi Tham receives basic training on how to use her smartphone to navigate the internet Nguyen Thi Tham has worked as a farmer her entire life. She has always relied on her neighbors for information about the weather and market conditions, and she always thought she was too old to use the internet. But after a ...

- The Official Google Blog - US

Their fathers were enemies, but the children of Vietnam's dead share a bond

Vietnamese and American children of parents killed on opposite sides in the war are gathering to honor lost fathers and mothers and to embrace each other as brothers and sisters as a part of the 2 Sides Project.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Pivotal Vietnam balances US and China

HANOI -- Vietnam could hardly have asked for more: a US warship challenging Chinese claims in the South China Sea, a meeting at the White House and six new coastal patrol boats.

- BangkokPost - TH

Vietnam's spirit mediums revive once forbidden ritual

HANOI, May 26 — Dressed in the bright silk garments of a woman and dancing with candles between his fingers, Nguyen Duy Nam leads a temple of worshippers in a ceremony honouring mystical goddesses of forest, water and heaven. Nam, 24, is one...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Vietnam's spirit mediums revive once forbidden ritual | Reuters

By Nguyen Huy Kham | HANOI HANOI Dressed in the bright silk garments of a woman and dancing with candles between his fingers, Nguyen Duy Nam leads a temple of worshippers in a ceremony honouring mystical goddesses of forest, water and heaven.Nam, 24, is one of a growing number of spirit mediums who perform the Hau Dong ...

- Firstpost - IN

US patrol sends signal to Beijing's claims in South China Sea – but how strong?

Fifteen years ago, when China and the 10-country Association of Southeast Asian Nations committed to establishing a code of conduct to govern actions in the South China Sea, the Paracel Islands were little more than a collection of rocks 138 miles off the coast of Vietnam. Last year, Beijing deployed anti-aircraft missiles ...

- Yahoo! News - US

The 21-year-old star of 'Miss Saigon' on skipping college and saving for retirement

Eva Noblezada is nominated for a Tony Award for her portrayal of Kim.

- Marketwatch - US

How Muhammad Ali fought the law ... and won

'Sting Like a Bee' author Leigh Montville explains how the fabled boxer vanquished the Vietnam draft.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

Arvind Uppal to voluntarily retire from Whirlpool

Whirlpool of India has announced that its Chairman, and President — Asia Pacific, Whirlpool Corporation Arvind Uppal, has decided to voluntarily retire from Whirlpool Corporation, effective December 31, 2017. Uppal will continue in his role as Chairman. He joined the company in 2005, as managing director and was ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

'Vietnam-linked hackers likely targeting Philippine intel on South China Sea dispute'

Bryce Boland, chief technology officer for Asia Pacific, said the company had observed that APT32 was targeting not just multinational companies and organisations doing business in Vietnam but Philippine government agencies as well.

- Zee News - IN

US Delivers Six Patrol Vessels to Vietnam in Defense Boost

Handover indicates expanding security collaboration between the two partners is continuing under Trump.

- The Diplomat - US

SE Asia stocks higher on Fed caution over pace of rate hikes

Southeast Asian stock markets, except Vietnam, closed higher on Thursday tracking gains in the broader Asia region after the US Federal Reserve signalled a cautious approach to future rate increases.

- BangkokPost - TH

Bangladesh to speed up rice imports in wake of flooding

DHAKA, May 25 - Bangladesh will speed up plans toimport rice that it brought in to build reserves and rein inlocal prices after flash floods hit domestic output, governmentofficials said on Thursday. As part of that, a Bangladeshi delegation is now in Vietnamto finalise imports of the staple grain in ...

- Sify - IN

TPP Comes Back From the Dead... Or Does It?

Could the Trans-Pacific Partnership be coming back from the dead? It is at least a possibility, following the release of a carefully-worded statement last Sunday from an APEC Ministerial meeting in Vietnam. The statement records the agreement of the eleven remaining partners of the TPP, aside from the United States which ...

- EFF - US

Former POW: 'Forget, Forgive and Love Our Enemies'

On the final Monday in May, Americans observe Memorial Day to pay homage to the people who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces. Special attention is paid to American warriors killed during the controversial Vietnam War, fought between communists in the North and anti-communists in the South. VOA’s Serbian ...

- Voice of America - US

What veterans' poems can teach us about healing on Memorial Day

A visitor pauses at the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C. AP Photo/J. David Ake, FileMemorial Day, a national holiday to honor the 1.17 million men and women who have died to create and maintain the freedoms outlined in our Constitution, is not the only Memorial Day. The holiday emerged from the Civil War as a ...

- The Conversation - UK

Vietnam plans 'outstanding' special economic zones

HANOI - Vietnam plans to open three special economic zones that offer investors greater incentives and fewer restrictions than available to date in the country, the investment minister said.

- BangkokPost - TH

3 servicememembers' names added to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall

Marine Cpl. Kenneth R. McGuire of Rib Lake, Wisconsin and Army Sgts. John T. Whitson of Huntsville, Texas and Edward L. Wilmers of Lapeer, Michigan will join 58,315 others listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall.

- Stars and Stripes - US

US military strategies reflect Vietnam experience

Perhaps the most important political legacy of Vietnam has been the growing segregation of our all-volunteer military from wider society.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Democrats pick up two GOP-held legislative seats, the first flips of the Trump era. There'll be more

On Tuesday night, Democrats flipped not one but two state legislative seats in special elections—and both came in deep red territory. In New Hampshire, Democrat Edie DesMarais defeated Republican Matthew Plache by a 52-48 margin in the state House's 6th Carroll District, a seat Donald Trump won 51-44 last fall. Meanwhile, ...

- Daily Kos - US

Sign of the times: Democratic candidates flip two Republican districts that voted big for Donald Trump

Democratic candidates won special elections in two districts that voted for President Donald Trump by significant margins. In a special election for New York's District 9 State Assembly, Democrat Christine Pellegrino upset Republican Thomas Gargiulo, The Huffington Post reported. Trump had won...

- The Raw Story - US

Trump's 'principled realism' is anything but

Last weekend Donald Trump made the stupidest U.S. foreign policy commitment since the decision 60 years ago to take France's place in fighting the "communist menace" in Vietnam. The post Trump's 'principled realism' is anything but appeared first on The Japan Times.

- The Japan Times - JP

Vietnam: Japan's Largest Aircraft Carrier Participates in Major Naval Exercise

Japan's largest warship is currently taking part in a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief drill in Vietnam.

- The Diplomat - US

China-Myanmar conduct Naval drill to forge stronger military ties

, May 24 : Concluding its four-day visit to Myanmar, the Chinese navy fleet conducted its first joint naval drill with Myanmar's navy on Sunday.The visit is part of China's 180-days goodwill tour itinerary, which includes 20 countries in Asia, Europe, Africa and Oceania.The naval fleet has previously visited the ...

- Sify - IN

U.S. transfers boats to Vietnam for South China Sea patrol

The United States is supplying Vietnam with six Metal Shark patrol boats.

- UPI - US

Fake Navy SEAL gets 4 years in prison

A 68-year-old Wisconsin man who falsely claimed to be a Navy SEAL wounded four times in Vietnam has been sentenced to four years in prison for theft and faking paperwork. He also claimed he was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Trump budget: Long on wishful thinking, short on shared sacrifice

President Donald Trump's new balanced budget plan is a little like his famous hungering for a Purple Heart.As a candidate last summer, Trump allowed that he had always coveted the military decoration for those wounded in combat. But when given his chance to earn one as a young man, Trump avoided the draft in the Vietnam ...

- POLITICO - US

Democrats are looking to veterans, businessmen to retake House majority

Joe Raedle/Getty ImagesThe Democratic Party is trying to build a new House majority with a collection of political neophytes who hail from business, medicine, philanthropy and the military. On Monday, Democratic officials shared with the Washington Examiner the party's emerging 2018 slate, a collection of recruits that it ...

- Business Insider - US

US military aid to Pakistan may be converted into loans

The Trump administration's budget proposal would convert some of the United States' foreign military grants to loans, affecting several countries, including Pakistan.The proposals are a part of a larger effort to slash spending on diplomacy, aid and programmes abroad by more than 29 per cent, the White House said on ...

- DAWN - PK

Vietnam’s response to climate change? A shrimp and mangrove cocktail

An innovative project capitalises on rising sea levels and salinisation

- UN - INT

Vietnam, Indonesia vessels clash in South China Sea

Indonesia says several Vietnamese fishing vessels escaped its waters following a show of force by Vietnam's coast guard in the South China Sea.

- Zee News - IN

22 mai : l'incontournable rond-point du Vietnam héroïque

Les fidèles sont de plus en plus nombreux à se réunir au rond-pont du Vietnam héroïque pour célébrer...

- Economic Policy Institute - US

Corvette bought by Vietnam vet in 1960s sells for $675,000

INDIANAPOLIS " A classic Corvette bought 50 years ago by an injured Vietnam veteran who returned from the war with a pair of Purple Hearts has been sold for $675,000.The Indianapolis Star reports ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Vietnam: Human rights blogger among five finalists for human rights award

VIETNAMESE blogger Pham Thanh Nghien has been named one of five finalists for the 2017 Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk, an award recognising activists who risk their lives to benefit their communities. The post Vietnam: Human rights blogger among five finalists for human rights award appeared ...

- Asian Correspondent - HK

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