Society

Welsh photographer portrays AO victims

After travelling around 120 countries across the world, Philip Jones Griffiths has become well-known with his photos of the American war in Vietnam , which contributed to the anti-war movement in the US and the world as a whole.
2010 Long Bien Bridge festival shines Culture - Sports

2010 Long Bien Bridge festival shines

The second festival on Long Bien Bridge , which is famous for its unique architecture and long history, officially opened on Nov. 20, with artistic events depicting the theme “ Dragon Bridge tells story about Thang Long-Hanoi”.
Business

Port to open first maritime service centre

Cam Ranh Port in central Khanh Hoa province would open the country’s first maritime service centre, to provide services for both domestic and foreign ships, said Defence Minister General Phung Quang Thanh on Nov. 2.
Culture - Sports

Photos capture bridge's essence

Long Bien Bridge , famous for its unique architecture and long history, has been an inspiration for many artists zoith , One of the latest American photographer Douglas Jardine.
Society

Army painter receives paintings lost during war

US Ambassador to Vietnam Michael Michalak on Sept. 17 handed over three paintings to army painter Le Duc Tuan, which he lost in a battle in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum in 1968.
Society

Bomb defused in central Quang Binh province

A 250-kg bomb left over from the American War was destroyed by central Quang Binh province's Public Security and Military Force on August 12, with assistance from an international non-government organisation, Mines Advisory Group.
Society

Display celebrates heroic Hanoi

An exhibition at the Ho Chi Minh Museum celebrates Hanoi's heroic struggle for independence, peace and reunification last century.
Society

A soldier's journey back to My Lai

Vietnamese veteran director, Le Dan's film Nhung Buc Thu Tu Son My (Letters from Son My) will premiere at this year's Cannes Film Festival to open on May 12.
Dow Chemical brought to task for AO negligence Society

Dow Chemical brought to task for AO negligence

A large number of social activists and US war veterans joined others in an April 18 demonstration demanding the Dow Chemical Co to take responsibility for Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin victims in Vietnam.
Society

TV show revisits war

A TV series on the American War in Vietnam will be broadcast on Vietnam Television (VTV) this weekend to mark the 35th anniversary of the liberation of southern Vietnam.
Society

AO producers lambasted for ‘hypocritical’ event

The Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin (VAVA) issued a statement on April 13 protesting a worldwide event to be held on April 18 sponsored by several US producers of toxic chemicals used in the American war in Vietnam.
Campaign against landmines moves forward Society

Campaign against landmines moves forward

A summer day in 2000 and Ho Van Lai, aged 10, and three other friends were playing a game on a quiet sandy beach near their home in Cua Viet town in the central province of Quang Tri . But, a minute later a huge bang cut the children’s game short.
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Goya prints on show in HCM City

Rare prints composed by world famous Spanish artist Francisco de Goya y Lucientes between 1810 and 1820 are on display for the second time in Vietnam at an exhibition at the HCM City Fine Arts Museum.