Vice President Kamala Harris vows support to Vietnam in several key areas including enhancement of its maritime security in bid to counter China's influence as events in Afghanistan cast doubts on US claims of reliability.
A formal statement, which was issued by ASEAN leaders after they met with Myanmar General Min Aung Hlaing in Jakarta, calls for “immediate cessation of violence in Myanmar” and urges all parties to “exercise utmost restraint”.
This "is not just about beautification... The beauty here is giving a woman the chance to be herself," says tattoo artist Ngoc, who started in the profession less than a decade ago.
Nguyen Xuan Phuc, 66, was Vietnam's prime minister for the last five years, a period in which the economy boomed and his government's Covid-19 response won approval at home and abroad.
Duong Tan Hau, 29, was convicted of spreading dangerous infectious diseases during a one-day trial at the People's Court of Ho Chi Minh City.
Storm Vamco causes severe floods and landslides in the central region of Vietnam after leaving 67 people dead and nearly 26,000 houses damaged in the Philippines.
The accord will take already low tariffs on trade between member countries still lower, over time, and is less comprehensive than an 11-nation trans-Pacific trade deal that President Donald Trump pulled out of shortly after taking office.
Vietnam is prone to destructive storms and flooding due to its long coastline. Vamco will be the 13th storm that affects the Southeast Asian country this year.
Vietnam battles one of the worst weathers seen in years as recent Typhoon Molave hit villages in the central provinces, an area already badly affected by weeks of flooding.
The fast-moving typhoon lashed Philippines overnight, leaving at least 13 people missing, forcing thousands of villagers to flee.
Intense rainfall since early October has caused floods and mudslides that have killed more than 70 people in central Vietnam.
Incoming storm Nangka is expected to dump more heavy rain in coming days as floods submerge entire villages in Quang Tri and Quang Nam and sweep through the Imperial City of Hue and tourist hotspot Hoi An.
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