Is there any other sizable country that has so thoroughly vanquished COVID-19 — and without the resources of a wealthy nation?
US President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-un are holding a second summit this week with no real expectation of a final deal but hope raised on Monday for an official peace on the peninsula.
The White House says Trump-Kim summit 2.0 is being planned for late February. No official venue has been announced yet. But Vietnam, a communist state that fought America and won, is a choice that both North Korea and the US could agree on.
The North Vietnamese surprise attack on dozens of military sites in South Vietnam, including the US embassy in Saigon, had a seismic impact on the US public. While a military failure for the North, it was a huge propaganda success. Attitudes in the US towards the war and toward President Lyndon Johnson were never the same.
The Internet in Vietnam is awash in vitriol aimed at the Chinese government. People are fuming over China's decision to set up an oil rig in the contested South China Sea, close to the Paracel Islands, which are controlled by China but claimed by Vietnam.
An old territorial dispute in the South China Sea has erupted into a new round of hostility between China and Vietnam. Both nations are accusing each other of maritime aggression, and neither seems willing to back down.
The first rule of pillow fighting is — everyone talks about pillow fighting. About 100 residents of Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, participated in this year's International Pillow Fight Day.
During the US-Vietnam war, North Vietnam's government only allowed music that encouraged people to fight for the nation. And bluesy love songs were associated with South Vietnam and Americans. That's how a young musician ended up spending a decade in prison.
Some say the general who defeated France and America in Vietnam was brilliant. Others say he was a butcher. His story is fascinating.
Vietnam is becoming increasingly technologically connected -- and many Vietnamese are becoming increasingly unhappy with their government's restrictions on them. The United States, however, has been largely silent, seeing an opportunity to connect with an important Pacific Rim country.
A North Vietnamese soldier's frayed diary that was returned by US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta earlier this year, has now been presented to the soldier's family at a ceremony, 46 years after the soldier was killed in action in the Vietnam War.