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Typhoon death toll in Vietnam climbs amid widespread floods

A powerful typhoon that rocked Vietnam has killed at least 44 people, left more than a dozen missing and caused extensive damage to the country’s south-central region ahead of a …


Typhoon kills 27, leaves 22 missing along Vietnam coast

A powerful typhoon battering Vietnam has killed at least 27 people and left 22 others missing amid extensive damage along the south-central coast, officials said Sunday.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 23, 2017

McCain acknowledges making critical draft comments with Trump in mind

Republican Sen. John McCain declined to label President Donald Trump a “draft dodger” Monday even as he renewed his veiled criticism of medical deferments that kept Trump from serving in …


Floods and landslides kill 37, leave 40 missing in Vietnam

Floods and landslides after a tropical depression have killed at least 37 people, left another 40 missing and damaged homes and crops in northern and central Vietnam, officials said.


Vietnam resumes controversial water buffalo fighting

Vietnam’s annual water buffalo fighting festival resumed Thursday despite calls for an end to the traditional event because of its violence.


Outside View: Documentary revisits Vietnam tragedy

The following editorial is from the Chicago Tribune. Is there a more painful game of “What if?” that Americans could play than to wonder what the 1960s, and today, would …


As world watches Kim Jong Un, China quietly builds South China Sea clout

As Kim Jong Un’s antics in North Korea capture global attention, China is quietly moving to bolster its grip on disputed territory in the South China Sea.


Air Force pilot shot down in Vietnam buried in Montana

An Air Force pilot has been laid to rest in his home state of Montana more than 48 years after being shot down during the Vietnam War.


Vietnam buffalo fight suspended after animal kills owner

A traditional water buffalo fight in northern Vietnam was suspended after an animal attacked and killed its owner, in the first human fatality since the sport resumed after the Vietnam …


Bayview Daze to give Vietnam vets warm welcome

When Vicky Richardson learned about how poorly soldiers returning home from Vietnam were treated, she decided something needed to be done. Now, her city of Bayview, Idaho, aims to give …


Japan, Vietnam to bolster maritime security cooperation

Japan and Vietnam agreed Tuesday to bolster their security ties through Japanese-funded projects including the upgrading of Vietnamese coastal patrol capabilities, defense equipment and technology transfer amid concerns about China’s …


Plight of World War I veteran brings family together for Memorial Day

Some 79 years after he fell off a fishing boat and sank into obscurity, World War I veteran Henry Hartman finally had funeral services Thursday with full military honors in …


Past opinions provide perspective

Kent State, May 6, 1970 An S-R editorial examined the fatal shooting of four students during a war protest at Kent State University.


Amy Goodman: King speech has lessons for today

The Rev. Dr. William Barber, head of the North Carolina NAACP, calls King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech “a prophetic sermon,” and is carrying King’s strategy forward into the 21st century


Past opinions offer perspective

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Marines to Vietnam, March 9, 1965


Vietnam education center gets $10 million grant from the Lilly Endowment

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund has received a $10 million grant for its proposed education center adjacent to its famous memorial on the Mall in Washington. The fund said the …


Vietnam War-era tear gas bombs found in Cambodian village

A village in eastern Cambodia will have to be largely evacuated next month when two large bombs left over from the Vietnam War containing a powerful tear gas are excavated …


Vietnam’s flavors abound in chicken salad

Vietnamese cuisine is regarded as one of the healthiest in the world, for its lean meats and proteins, fresh vegetables and limited use of dairy.


Vietnam formally scraps plans for first nuclear power plants

Vietnam’s legislature on Tuesday endorsed the government’s decision to scrap plans to build the country’s first two nuclear power plants.


Prince William: We’re still step behind wildlife traffickers

Britain’s Prince William praised Vietnam, China and other Asian countries for taking unprecedented steps to battle wildlife trafficking but said Thursday the truth is that rhinos, elephants, pangolins and lions …


Prince William arrives in Vietnam for wildlife trafficking meeting

Britain’s Prince William has arrived on his first visit to Vietnam, where he will take part in an international conference on illegal wildlife trade in the fight to protect elephants, …


Brought together in battle, Vietnam veterans reunite decades later in North Idaho to hunt elk and long-suppressed memories

Dennis Place and Dennis Ponsness met by chance nearly 50 years ago in Vietnam, when Ponsness piloted the helicopter that delivered an injured Place to safety. Last month, the two …


1st Vietnam Veterans chapter plans for its eventual demise

The first chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America is preparing for the day when there won’t be any members left to care for the monument to their service.


13 killed in karaoke fire in Vietnam, state media says

Vietnamese state media say a fire at a karaoke parlor has killed 13 people in the country’s capital.


Front Porch: While the particulars are different, play shows immigrants’ shared story

There is a certain commonality in the American immigrant experience, no matter where you came from. Or where your people came from way back when. Go back far enough and …


Inland Northwest Honor Flight takes wing again, giving vets a chance to remember and, for some, to heal

Inland Northwest Honor Flight left on its 31st journey Monday, taking 92 veterans to tour the nation’s war memorials in Washington D.C. For some, it’s a bittersweet trip.


Vietnam says Taiwan firm’s pollution affected 200,000 people

Toxic waste discharged from a Taiwanese-owned steel complex in central Vietnam harmed the livelihoods of more than 200,000 people, including 41,000 fishermen, the Vietnamese government said in tallying the damage …


James F. Burns: Happy Fourth from your flag

I survived mustard gas and ghastly death in European trenches in WW I and, 48 stars strong, was hoisted by six soldiers on Mount Suribachi at Iwo Jima in WW …


Legacy of War: “Ace” Allen’s mother wrote to him every day, even after his death in Korea

Isadore “Ace” Allen was killed two days after arriving in Korea in 1950; now his memory lives on in the nephew who is named after him and in a book …


Charles Krauthammer: Obama finally accepts realpolitik

On his Vietnam trip this week, Obama accepted the reality of an abusive dictatorship while announcing a warming of relations and the lifting of the U.S. arms embargo.,