Stories tagged: vietnam
Mon., Nov. 6, 2017
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 …
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017
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
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 …
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017
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.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017
Vietnam’s annual water buffalo fighting festival resumed Thursday despite calls for an end to the traditional event because of its violence.
Sat., Sept. 16, 2017
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 …
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017
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.
Mon., July 24, 2017
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.
Sun., July 2, 2017
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 …
Wed., June 21, 2017
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 …
Tue., June 6, 2017
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 …
Mon., May 29, 2017
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 …
Tue., May 2, 2017
Kent State, May 6, 1970 An S-R editorial examined the fatal shooting of four students during a war protest at Kent State University.
Fri., April 7, 2017
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
Tue., March 7, 2017
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Marines to Vietnam, March 9, 1965
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017
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 …
Tue., Jan. 24, 2017
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 …
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016
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.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016
Vietnam’s legislature on Tuesday endorsed the government’s decision to scrap plans to build the country’s first two nuclear power plants.
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016
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 …
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016
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, …
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016
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 …
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016
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.
Tue., Nov. 1, 2016
Vietnamese state media say a fire at a karaoke parlor has killed 13 people in the country’s capital.
Wed., Oct. 12, 2016
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 …
Mon., Oct. 3, 2016
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.
Fri., July 29, 2016
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 …
Sat., July 2, 2016
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 …
Mon., May 30, 2016
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 …
Sat., May 28, 2016
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.,