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  1. Like Vietnam, Iraq will survive US war

    Posted Feb 26th 2008, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... after eight years of Republican administration. Even more importantly, he is committed to continuing a war in Iraq that most Americans just want to leave behind. Curiously, this means ... of Iraq is the greatly heightened prestige of Islamist revolutionaries in the Arab world. It's not much of a headline: 'Small, nasty war in Iraq ends; Middle East largely ...

  2. Slice of Life

    Posted Aug 12th 2008, 12:00am by Sandra Lowe

    ... at Danang, officially ending the American ground combat role after 71/2 years. By September 1, 39,000 Americans will remain in Vietnam, including advisers, logistics personnel and airmen. Another 100,000 Americans are operating from air bases in Guam and Thailand, and from ships of the Seventh Fleet off the coast of Vietnam. On August 15, police wearing bulletproof vests carried out raids ...

  3. Slice of Life

    Posted Jan 08th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Price

    ... charged that the Federal Government's negligent misuse of the chemical is responsible for any injuries and disabilities Vietnam veterans and their families may have suffered from it. ... to a class-action suit brought against them by a Vietnam veterans' association. The group, Agent Orange Victims International, contended that the defoliant caused serious maladies in the servicemen ...

  4. Swathed in silk and song, Pyongyang's propaganda easy to swallow in Vietnam

    Posted Apr 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode Chief Asia correspondent in Ho Chi Minh City In the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam's southern commercial hub, is a little piece of North Korea. The Pyongyang ... to as 'the commissar'- keeps a beady eye on her charges to ensure all talk remains strictly small. 'It is good to be here in Vietnam, but of course we miss our families,' says one ...

  5. Survival against the odds

    Posted Feb 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... German director Werner Herzog's latest feature film, Rescue Dawn, stars Hollywood star Christian Bale. It's based on the director's 1997 acclaimed documentary Little Dieter Needs to Fly. Bale plays Dieter, a US Navy pilot who is shot down o ...

  6. Teething Vietnam is not 'just like China'

    Posted Jul 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode 'Just like China' is a constant refrain around the region as Vietnam endures the teething troubles of its emergence as a modern Communist Party-ruled capitalist state. Ho Chi Minh City's fledgling stock and property markets collapse after a casino-like run and, of course, it is a case of 'just like China'. Vietnam's state-owned ...

  7. From the vault: 1991

    Posted Feb 10th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Walbrook

    ... ground-breaking Vietnam war movie be considered complete without the inclusion of Hearts of Darkness? Suggestions arose at the time that his wife's much sought-after documentary might then never ...

  8. Ho Chi Minh City markets

    Posted May 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... off-beat collection of stalls, run mainly by teenage boys. It is a place dedicated to selling paraphernalia from the Vietnam war (known as the American war in Vietnam). Here you will find dog tags, ... Nicholas Walton Ho Chi Minh City, the largest city in Vietnam and still fondly thought of as Saigon by its inhabitants, has been a market-place for hundreds of years. Traders would travel ...

  9. Experts see Vietnam's troubles as short term

    Posted Jun 18th 2008, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito and Fulton Mak Property consultants and investors remain upbeat about Vietnam's economic and property prospects despite the recent stock market slump and the retreat ... ratings agencies Standard & Poor's and Fitch that they had lowered Vietnam's credit rating on fears of financial instability as the dong was under pressure and inflation was running ...

  10. Good and bad news in the long war against poverty

    Posted Aug 28th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... been the most successful. The big winner here is Vietnam, which between 1993 and 2004 cut the percentage of its population living below the poverty line from 61 per cent to just 16 per cent. ... role in lifting many Asians out of poverty. But Dr Ali also credits Vietnam's performance to a strong focus on agricultural development, which boosted rural incomes early on in the high ...




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