Coordinates: 16°10′N 107°50′E / 16.167°N 107.833°E / 16.167; 107.833

Vietnam (UK /ˌvjɛtˈnæm, -ˈnɑːm/, US i/ˌvətˈnɑːm, -ˈnæm/;Vietnamese: Việt Nam [viət˨ næm˧]), officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV; Vietnamese: Cộng Hòa Xã Hội Chủ Nghĩa Việt Nam ( listen)), is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. With an estimated 90.5 million inhabitants as of 2014, it is the world's 14th-most-populous country, and the eighth-most-populous Asian country. The name Vietnam translates as "Southern Viet" (synonymous with the much older term Nam Viet); it was first officially adopted in 1802 by Emperor Gia Long, and was adopted again in 1945 with the founding of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam under Ho Chi Minh. The country is bordered by China to the north, Laos to the northwest, Cambodia to the southwest, and Malaysia across the South China Sea to the southeast. Its capital city has been Hanoi since the reunification of North and South Vietnam in 1975.


Latest News for: Vietnam live


Three saw war, heroism from different perspective

Asiatimes 26 Feb 2021
Multiply that little scene by a million and you might get close to what three amazing women did for several years during the Vietnam War ... They made their way to Vietnam at the beginning ... Together, their lives offer a new way to see the war and it is long overdue.” Catherine Leroy about to jump from a plane near the Cambodian border.

Vietnam War class offered

Lewiston Sun Journal 26 Feb 2021
America’s war in Vietnam was a catastrophe for many countries ...

Clarence W. Wooters Jr.

Gettysburg Times 26 Feb 2021
Clarence W. Wooters Jr., 64, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital ... and Henrietta (Dell) Wooters Sr ... Army during the Vietnam War. Clarence loved taking trips to Ocean City, Md., and he lived and died on his own terms ... ....

International expert probing Wuhan covid origins says visit 'sobering experience'

RNZ 26 Feb 2021
But following a global uproar and pressure, the Chinese government yielded and allowed a team of 10 international experts to visit laboratories, disease-control centres and the Wuhan live-animal market. The mission included experts from the US, UK, Vietnam, the Netherlands, Australia, Germany, Japan, Russia and Qatar ... .

Teenagers who desegregated Girard College to be honored with a mural

The Philadelphia Tribune 26 Feb 2021
Moore ... “When Cecil B ... “He used to call us his ‘young militants.’” ... It was fun ... When Moore fought against slum landlords forcing tenants to live in substandard apartments, or store owners cheating customers, even the Vietnam War, he needed his foot soldiers to show up ... Of the roughly 12 core members of the Fighters, she said there are seven still living.

He stitched their soles together for 60 years. Now a community mourns the cobbler COVID-19 took

Atlanta Journal 26 Feb 2021
servicemembers who died in battle in the two world wars and the Korean and Vietnam wars combined. Since last year, the outbreak has relentlessly claimed the lives of parents, spouses, siblings and children, many of them pillars of tight-knit communities like this one in North Georgia, where the pain is still raw.

Langston basketball was a Golden standard in '60s

Johnson City Press 26 Feb 2021
The 1960s was a basketball heyday for Northeast Tennessee. Hampton won a state championship with Buck Van Huss at the helm in 1960 ... “The practices were hard and we ran a lot ... January 4, 1962 ... Hamilton served in Vietnam and was awarded a purple heart. He later moved to Hawaii in 1972, living in what he called “paradise” until his passing in 2008 ... 17 ... ....

Amnesty International: Hackers attacking Vietnam dissidents

Federal News Radio 25 Feb 2021
The hackers are suspected of having ties to Vietnam’s government, which has been cracking down on dissent ... He left Vietnam and has lived in Germany since 2013. It said another blogger based in Vietnam, who was not named due to fears for their safety, was targeted three times last year.

Vietnam activists hacked, group says

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 25 Feb 2021
The hackers are suspected of having ties to Vietnam’s government, which has been cracking down on dissent ... He left Vietnam and has lived in Germany since 2013. It said another blogger based in Vietnam, who was not named due to safety fears, was targeted three times last year.

Bergman proposes naming Gaylord VA clinic after former state lawmaker Andrews

Petoskey News-Review 25 Feb 2021
"Corpsman Steve Andrews lived a life dedicated to service and to his fellow countrymen ... Reconnaissance Company in Vietnam. For his actions in combat in Vietnam and for saving the lives of countless Marines, he was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal and received the Purple Heart.

Hurry up and wait

Reflector 25 Feb 2021
In N.C ... The nearly 500,000 U.S. deaths are more than those who lost their lives in World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War ... Yet the bottom line is still that technology has and will continue to save lives ... Many would like to call it a “conflict” as Vietnam was once labeled ... It is an all-out war against time with thousands of lives in the balance ... .

Lavar Dean Mikesell

Tooele Transcript Bulletin 25 Feb 2021
Lavar Dean Mikesell, 85, passed away Feb. 17, 2021, at his home in Richfield from a long fight with cancer ... He served in Korea, Vietnam and the Cuban Missile Crisis as Airman First Class. He lived a long full life doing what he loved, camping, fishing, horse back riding ... Funeral directors ... ....

Film Review: Judas and the Black Messiah

Independent Record 25 Feb 2021
The Black Lives Matter movement feels ever so much like the Black Power movement, reborn – or, perhaps, just continued ... The most moving scenes are Hampton’s fiery speeches at gatherings, and the commitment of the Black activists who were willing to sacrifice their lives for racial justice ... I lived through the '60s, my college days.