HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The unusually harsh death sentence given to a real estate tycoon in Vietnam was a pivotal moment in the decadelong “Blazing Furnace” anti-corruption campaign as the Vietnamese business community wrestled with an uncertain future Friday.

Nepal stands at the threshold of a significant milestone in its tourism history. An exciting influx of tourists from Vietnam is on the horizon, set to grace our nation and embrace its vibrant culture, mesmerizing landscapes, and spiritual sanctuaries.

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: Nepal is set to witness a remarkable influx of tourists from Vietnam, marking a significant event in the country's tourism history. Rupsey Holidays, the tour company managing this initiative, has announced that a substantial number of Vietnamese tourists will arrive in Nepal simultaneously, thanks to the chartering of three aircraft for a three-day visit.

KATHMANDU, Aug 18: President Ram Chandra Paudel on Thursday received Letters of Credence from Ambassador of the United Kingdom (UK) to Nepal Robert Dominic Russell Fenn and Non-residential Ambassador of Vietnam to Nepal Nguyen Thanh Hai amidst a special ceremony held at the Office of the President.

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KATHMANDU, April 6: Nepal has been defeated by Vietnam in Asian Qualifiers Round 1 of Women's Olympic Football Tournament-2024. The Olympics is scheduled to be held in Paris, France in 2024.

CAN THO, Vietnam, March 26: As a child, Dong Van Canh watched while the rice fields of Vietnam's Mekong Delta were set alight to make way for the next crop, blackening the sky and flooding the air with potent greenhouse gases.

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: Nepal is competing against hosts Vietnam in the second match under the AFC U-17 Asian Cup Qualifiers today. The match is taking place at the Việt Trì Stadium, Phú Thọ Province, Vietnam at 5:45 PM Nepal time.

HANOI, May 30: Authorities in Vietnam have detected a new coronavirus variant that is a combination of the Indian and UK COVID-19 variants and spreads quickly by air, the health minister said on Saturday.

Vietnamese kicked off preparations for the Lunar New Year festival on Thursday by releasing ornamental carp into rivers and lakes - an age-old ceremony held one week before the “Tet” holiday officially begins.

HANOI, Vietnam, Oct 29: Typhoon Molave set off landslides that killed at least 15 people and left 38 missing in central Vietnam, where ferocious wind and rain blew away roofs and knocked out power in a region of 1.7 million residents, state media said Thursday.

HANOI, Oct 18: A landslide early on Sunday left at least 22 military personnel missing in Vietnam’s central province of Quang Tri, the government said, in what could be the largest military loss in peace time as the country battles the worst flooding in years.

HANOI, March 2: Samsung Electronics has started building a $220 million research and development center in Vietnam, the South Korean tech giant’s local unit said on Monday.

Hyatt Regency Kathmandu has once again been recognized as Nepal’s Leading hotel at World Travel Awards during the 26th World Travel Award event held in Vietnam.

HANOI, Nov 30 : The remains of 39 Vietnamese people found dead in a truck near London last month have been brought to Vietnam, bringing to a close a tragic saga that has devastated rural communities in the Southeast Asian country.

NGHE AN, Vietnam, Nov 27 : With tears in their eyes and white roses in their hands, friends and relatives of the 39 Vietnamese people who were found dead in the back of a British truck last month sobbed as the first bodies to be repatriated arrived in rural Vietnam on Wednesday.

HANOI, Nov 15: A court in Vietnam jailed a music teacher for 11 years on Friday for a series of posts on Facebook that the government said were “anti-state”.

Will democracy die last?

August 25, 2019 01:05 am

PARIS – In the late 1970s and early 1980s, prominent international relations experts such as the late French political philosopher Pierre Hassner argued that the world was witnessing a process of competitive decay between the United States and the Soviet Union. For the latter, the conflict in Afghanistan was about to become an even costlier failure than the Vietnam war had been for America. By 1989, the verdict was clear: The Soviet Union had atrophied much faster than the US, and its empire collapsed, the victim of its own errors and contradictions.

HANOI, Aug 24: A Chinese survey vessel on Saturday extended its activities to an area closer to Vietnam’s coastline, ship tracking data showed, after the United States and Australia expressed concern about China’s actions in the disputed waterways.

HANOI, July 28: Vietnam said it has seized more than 125 kg (275 lb) of rhino horns hidden in plaster blocks and shipped from United Arab Emirates, the latest large-scale wildlife trafficking case in Southeast Asia.

HANOI, July 17: Vietnamese and Chinese ships have been embroiled in a weeks-long standoff near an offshore oil block in disputed waters of the South China Sea, which fall within Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone, two Washington-based think-tanks said on Wednesday.

HANOI, June 30: The European Union signed a landmark free trade deal with Vietnam on Sunday, the first of its kind with a developing country in Asia, paving the way for tariff reductions on 99% of goods between the trading bloc and Southeast Asian country.

A home and a house

June 22, 2019 14:08 pm

I feel a certain difference between a home and a house. One is four walls and a roof, the other is everything else. I am a student who lived in Vietnam for nine years and then in Nepal for four. The experiences of both drilled a clear line between ‘Home’ and ‘House’ in my mind.

HANOI, June 21: Millions of pigs have been culled in China and Vietnam as a U.N. food agency urges Asian governments to make containing virulent African swine fever their top priority.

HANOI, June 14: Authorities have seized 7.5 tons of elephant ivory and pangolin scales in one of Vietnam’s biggest wildlife trafficking cases.

Prime Minister Oli returns home

May 15, 2019 20:00 pm

KATHMANDU, May 15: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has returned home this evening after completing a weeklong official visit to Viet Nam and Cambodia.

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HANOI, May 11: Nepal and Viet Nam have forged consensus to strengthen bilateral relations and trade increment to new heights. In course of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s official visit of Socialist Republic of Vietnam, different bilateral agreements were signed today.

PM Oli visits Ha Long Bay

May 10, 2019 14:16 pm

VIETNAM, May 10: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli who is on a five-day official visit of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam has visited the Ha Long Bay today.

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KATHMANDU, May 8: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is leaving for the visits of Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the Kingdom of Cambodia on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, May 7: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is visiting Vietnam and Cambodia from May 9 to 15, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said here on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, May 7: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's forthcoming visit to Vietnam and Cambodia is aimed at exploring mutually beneficial new areas of cooperation, a key aide to the prime minister said on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, May 3: Prime Minister KP Oli is visiting Vietnam and Cambodia from May 9 to 15. According to Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali, Prime Minister Oli is visiting Vietnam at the official invitation of his counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

KATHMANDU, April 26: Prime Minister KP Oli is visiting Vietnam and Cambodia in the second week of May, highly-placed government sources said.

HANOI, April 12: A fire broke out at four workshops here Friday early morning, killing eight local people, Vietnam News Agency reported.

Three divers who helped rescue a Thai football team last year have made a fresh discovery in Vietnam where they explored a tunnel that could expand the footprint of the world's largest cave.

HANOI, Feb 28 : President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un cut short their second summit Thursday without reaching an agreement, a stunning collapse of talks that caused both leaders to leave their Vietnam meeting early and cancel a planned signing ceremony.

HANOI, Feb 27: An escalating series of successes has got Vietnam dreaming of a maiden appearance at the World Cup -- and it's an ambition that suddenly doesn't seem all that far-fetched.

DONG DANG, Feb 26: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, grinning broadly and waving at a crowd gathered on a cold, rainy morning, stepped off his armored train Tuesday after a long ride that started in Pyongyang and wound through China to this Vietnamese border town ahead of his second nuclear summit with President Donald Trump.

HANOI, Feb 20: Vietnam is preparing for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to arrive by train for his summit in Hanoi next week with President Donald Trump, two sources with direct knowledge of security and logistics planning told Reuters on Wednesday.

Vietnam, communist-run but with capitalist leanings, hosts the second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

HONG KONG, Feb 15: Hong Kong customs seized a record 40kg of rhino horns worth around HK$8 million (S$1.4 million) from Johannesburg en route to Vietnam, the latest bust for the authorities trying to tackle the rising volume of endangered species trafficked through the Chinese territory.

WASHINGTON, Feb 9: President Donald Trump said on Friday that U.S. diplomats had a “very productive meeting” with North Korean officials, and he announced his summit later this month with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would be held in Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi.

WASHINGTON, Feb 6: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would hold his second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam on Feb. 27 and 28, while giving himself credit for avoiding a major war on the Korean Peninsula.

DAVOS, Jan 23: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who is here to attend the 49th meeting of the World Economic Forum, held talks with the Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc this morning.

WASHINGTON, Oct 18: President Donald Trump presented the nation’s highest military honor Wednesday to an 80-year-old retired Marine sergeant major who five decades ago “fought with unmatched bravery” at the beginning of one of the Vietnam War’s longest and bloodiest battles.

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: Nepal is taking part in the International Robot Competition to be held in Vietnam.  A team of students of the Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk are preparing to give their best in the Robot Contest scheduled for coming August in Ninh Binh province of Vietnam.

HANOI, July 30: Thirteen people were killed and four injured when a minibus carrying guests on the way to a wedding in central Vietnam collided head-on with a large container truck on Monday, the government said in a statement.

HANOI, July 23: Tropical storm Son Tinh has killed 20 people, left 16 missing and injured 14 in Vietnam, the country’s rescue committee said on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, July 6:  Nepal has been pitted with Japan, Vietnam and Pakistan in Group D for the upcoming men’s football of the 2018 Asian Games to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia.