Small Olympic protest broken up in Hanoi before torch relay

Hanoi - At least six people protesting the Beijing Olympics were detained Tuesday in Hanoi ahead of the Olympic torch relay through Ho Chi Minh City later in the day.

Panic rice buying slows in Vietnam after ban

Hanoi  - Traders said panic buying of rice by Vietnamese consumers slowed Monday, a day after the prime minister banned rice speculation to combat price rises of up to 200 per cent over the previou

Vietnam sentences three to prison for propaganda against the state

Hanoi  - A Vietnamese court has sentenced three people to between two and five years in prison on charges of conducting propaganda against the state, media reports said Saturday.

Vietnam expels Vietnamese-American accused of torch demonstration

Hanoi  - Police in Vietnam have expelled an American man of Vietnamese origin accused of planning to disrupt the Olympic torch relay scheduled for Ho Chi Minh City on April 29, local media said Fri

US reports adoption fraud widespread in Vietnam

Hanoi - The US embassy released a report Friday detailing pervasive corruption in Vietnam's international adoption system, prompting angry denials from the Vietnamese government.

Vietnam sentences murderer of Italian tourist to life

Hanoi  - A court in southern Vietnam has sentenced a man to life imprisonment for murdering an Italian tourist in December 2006, a court official said Thursday.