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July 24, 2024 at 5:02 AM

Vietnam allows big companies to buy clean energy directly to meet their climate targets

Vietnam has passed a decree radically loosening the Communist Party-ruled state’s control on how electricity is sold to private companies
July 24, 2024 at 5:02 AM
This photo shows power lines in Hanoi, Vietnam, Tuesday, July 9, 2024. Vietnam will let electricity-guzzling factories buy electricity from wind and solar power producers, helping big companies like Samsung Electronics meet their climate targets and relieving pressure on the country's overstrained grid. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)
July 19, 2024 at 11:42 PM

Vietnam Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong, the country's most powerful leader, dies at age 80

Nguyen Phu Trong, general secretary of Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party and the country’s most powerful politician, has died following months of ill health
July 19, 2024 at 11:42 PM
FILE - Vietnamese General Secretary of the Communist Party Nguyen Phu Trong addresses the media in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Sept. 10, 2023. The powerful head of Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party, has died, official media say on Friday, July 19, 2024. (Luong Thai Linh/Pool Photo via AP, File)
1 month ago

Putin deepens ties with Vietnam amid Russian isolation over Ukraine

Putin's visit to Vietnam is widely seen as aimed at sending a signal that Russia still has friends in the region.
1 month ago
Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Vietnam's President To Lam attend a reception at the Hanoi Opera House in Hanoi, Vietnam June 20, 2024.
2 months ago

Civil rights activist Amanda Nguyen talks being 1st Vietnamese woman in space

Civil rights activist and astronaut Amanda Nguyen speaks to ABC News ahead of her Blue Origin flight to space.
2 months ago
Amanda Nguyen 1st Vietnamese woman in space speaks with Juju Chang on GMA, May 3, 2024.
9 months ago

US and Vietnam strengthen ties almost 50 years after the Vietnam War

ABC News' Selina Wang traveled with President Biden to Vietnam as the two countries boosted diplomatic and economic ties, attempting to close the curtain on the "bitter" legacy of the Vietnam War.
9 months ago
VIDEO: US and Vietnam strengthen ties almost 50 years after the Vietnam War
10 months ago

Biden arrives in Vietnam following G20 summit in India

Vietnam is expected to elevate the U.S. to the highest diplomatic status that it has only given to a handful of countries.
10 months ago
VIDEO: Biden arrives in Vietnam following G20 summit in India
1 year ago

5 things to watch as Biden travels to India for G20, Vietnam to announce partnership

President Joe Biden is scheduled to depart for India and Vietnam Thursday on a trip that includes the Group of 20 summit.
1 year ago
President Joe Biden boards Air Force One for a trip to attend the G20 summit in New Delhi, Sept. 7, 2023, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md.
2 years ago

Friendship forged in war endures between American and Vietnamese vet

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz spoke with two veterans, one American and one South Vietnamese, who fought together in the Vietnam war, and have remained friends for a half century.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Friendship forged in war endures between American and Vietnamese vet
6 years ago

Scientists call on VA to study toxic exposure in vets, again

Scientists call on lawmakers and the Department of Veterans Affairs to fund a new program to study generational health effects among Gulf War and post-9/11 veterans.
6 years ago
In this file photo marines are in Jubail, Saudi Arabia, Aug. 23, 1990.
6 years ago

State Department 'deeply concerned' over arrest of US citizen at Vietnam protest

The American who was arrested while protesting in Vietnam has been visited by at least one diplomat since he was taken into custody.
6 years ago
Will Nguyen was detained in Vietnam during a protest on June 10, 2018.