The remarks came after the U.S. elevated relations with Vietnam to the level of a comprehensive strategic partner, the highest level of international partnership.
President Biden is using the G20 summit to push for a bigger, better World Bank as an alternative to China's massive lending programs, which have left some low-income countries with massive debt.
Capt. Larry Taylor received the award from President Biden for flying into heavy enemy fire to save four members of a reconnaissance team from almost certain death as they were about to be overrun.
Film regulators in the Philippines are reviewing Barbie after a senator said a scene depicts a map that China uses to lay claim to nearly all of the South China Sea.
A Vietnamese woman sued South Korea's government over a wartime massacre in her village by South Korean soldiers. A Seoul court recently ruled in her favor but the government will appeal the decision.
NPR's Scott Simon marks the passing of Max Cleland, who was a U.S. Army captain and senator from Georgia.
Harris participated in events on Thursday in Vietnam that elevated activists in a region known for its challenges and restrictions to human rights.
The vice president made the announcement during her trip to Southeast Asia. It's part of the Biden administration's push to strengthen its alliances in the region to counter China's influence
Harris' trip from Singapore to the Vietnamese capital was delayed by roughly three hours. The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi reported "a recent possible anomalous health incident" that affected embassy staff.
The long-planned trip is now complicated by the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, which is drawing comparisons to the fall of Saigon in the aftermath of the Vietnam War.
A lot of young queer people in Vietnam are comfortably out with everyone except their own parents. Photographer Kai Nguyen sets out to discover the nuances of those family relationships.
The country had been seen as a success in handling the pandemic, but a recent surge in cases has made it the third-worst affected country in Southeast Asia. Vietnam is also seeing a rise in cases.
What it means for the U.S. to be on the sidelines of another major trade agreement, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, which 15 countries agreed to Sunday.
Vietnam's Intergenerational Self Help Clubs encourage older people in the neighborhood to find solutions to their own challenges, whether it's feeling lonely or needing a little extra cash.
Vietnam had no cases of domestically transmitted infection since April and has been touted as a model of coronavirus control. The new cases emerged in Da Nang, a popular domestic tourist destination.