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May 5, 1986 | From Reuters
Chinese troops fired almost 20,000 artillery and mortar rounds into Vietnam's northern border provinces last month, the Vietnam News Agency said Sunday.
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January 30, 2013 | By Emily Alpert
An American democracy activist accused of trying to overthrow the Vietnamese government was freed Wednesday and sent home to Southern California to rejoin his family, more than nine months after he was first detained in Saigon. The unexpected decision comes amid a recent rash of charges against dissidents in Vietnam that have triggered global condemnation and raised concerns about the country's increased strategic engagement with the United States. U.S. citizen Nguyen Quoc Quan was arrested last April and faced subversion charges tied to his activism with the banned political party and democracy group Viet Tan. Though the United Nations human rights office and other watchdogs say the banned party is a peaceful organization, Vietnam deems it a terrorist group.
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December 27, 1986 | United Press International
Massive flooding in central Vietnam killed 165 people, demolished hundreds of buildings and destroyed tens of thousands of acres of crops earlier this month, the Vietnam News Agency said Friday.
BUSINESS
December 13, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Trade Deficit Expected: The nation is heading for a $200-million trade deficit this year after a small surplus in 1992, according to government figures. The value of exports would be $3 billion, up 20% from last year, but imports would be 45% higher at $3.2 billion, the trade ministry, quoted by the official Vietnam News Agency, said. Vietnam had a $20-million surplus last year.
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November 28, 1990 | Associated Press
Thirteen percent of Vietnam's nearly 65 million people--about 8.5 million--are disabled as a result of war, accidents or congenital deformities, the official Vietnam News Agency said Tuesday.
BUSINESS
July 12, 1993
Vietnam Tourism Doubles: About 350,000 tourists visited Vietnam during the first half of this year and spent about $133.5 million--twice the volume for the same period in 1992, the Vietnam News Agency reported. Ho Chi Minh City draws the most foreign visitors, but new hotels are being built in Hanoi, Da Nang and other tourist destinations.
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November 4, 1993 | Reuters
At least 39 Vietnamese were killed and 60 were injured when a fire erupted as a crowd tried to steal fuel from a burst gasoline pipeline about 60 miles east of Hanoi, the state-run Vietnam News Agency reported.
BUSINESS
December 13, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Trade Deficit Expected: The nation is heading for a $200-million trade deficit this year after a small surplus in 1992, according to government figures. The value of exports would be $3 billion, up 20% from last year, but imports would be 45% higher at $3.2 billion, the trade ministry, quoted by the official Vietnam News Agency, said. Vietnam had a $20-million surplus last year.
NEWS
October 23, 1985
A typhoon last week in Vietnam's central region killed 670 people and injured 257, the Vietnam News Agency reported. It said that 128 people were missing in Binh Tri Thien province. Almost 50,000 homes were destroyed, along with six provincial hospitals and 250 medical stations. A total of 150,000 acres of farmland were flooded, and irrigation channels were damaged, the agency said.
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November 4, 1993 | Reuters
At least 39 Vietnamese were killed and 60 were injured when a fire erupted as a crowd tried to steal fuel from a burst gasoline pipeline about 60 miles east of Hanoi, the state-run Vietnam News Agency reported.
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October 29, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Associated Press reopened its bureau in Vietnam, more than 18 years after the end of the war. The AP, which also signed a news-exchange agreement with the official Vietnam News Agency, became the first American news organization to return to Vietnam on a full-time basis. Correspondent George Esper, the last AP bureau chief in Vietnam, returned temporarily to staff the bureau in Hanoi. The British news agency Reuters opened its Hanoi bureau in 1990.
BUSINESS
July 12, 1993
Vietnam Tourism Doubles: About 350,000 tourists visited Vietnam during the first half of this year and spent about $133.5 million--twice the volume for the same period in 1992, the Vietnam News Agency reported. Ho Chi Minh City draws the most foreign visitors, but new hotels are being built in Hanoi, Da Nang and other tourist destinations.
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November 28, 1990 | Associated Press
Thirteen percent of Vietnam's nearly 65 million people--about 8.5 million--are disabled as a result of war, accidents or congenital deformities, the official Vietnam News Agency said Tuesday.
NEWS
December 29, 1988
Vietnam, hoping to improve relations with former enemies, has amended its 1980 constitution to delete such references as "American imperialists" and "Chinese hegemonist aggressors," the Vietnam News Agency reported. The agency said the changes were officially approved by the National Assembly on Dec. 22.
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October 20, 1988 | United Press International
Flash floods and high winds in central Vietnam have killed at least 26 people and destroyed more than 250,000 acres of crops and nearly 2,500 homes, Vietnamese news reports said Wednesday. The storms and floods have damaged 31 bridges, communication and irrigation projects and many sections of roads and railways, the reports said.
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July 22, 1988 | United Press International
Vietnam has stepped up its timetable for withdrawing from Cambodia, promising to pull out all its troops "by the end of 1989 or early 1990 at the latest," the official Vietnam News Agency said Thursday. Previously Vietnam had said its 100,000 troops would leave by the end of 1990. The agency said Vietnam's Communist Party leader Nguyen Van Linh made the promise Wednesday during talks at the Kremlin with his Soviet counterpart, Mikhail S. Gorbachev.
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