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Ukraine's grain exports are being held hostage.

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Hard Numbers: Ukraine’s food storage dilemma, American tourists behaving badly, Vietnam’s health minister in cuffs, British journalist missing in the Amazon

23.5 million: Ukraine is being forced to find storage capacity for a whopping 23.5 million tons of grain thanks to Russia’s blockade of Black Sea ports usually used to transport Ukrainian exports like corn and wheat. Kyiv is trying to up its storage capacity ahead of a summer harvest, wary that improperly stored grains can easily spoil.

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How the lessons of Vietnam and Afghanistan can help the US face China

When Kabul fell in August — as Taliban fighters swarmed Kabul and Afghan civilians tried to escape by clinging to the last departing planes — many Americans recalled a similar scene from half a century earlier: the 1975 Fall of Saigon, which marked the Vietnam War's end.

The coincidence is more than just a matter of spectacle. In clear, disturbing ways, the United States's failed campaign in Afghanistan mirrors the Vietnam effort some 50 years ago.

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Nearly 16,600 people on quarantine or monitored to stem latest coronavirus outbreak in Vietnam

December 04, 2020 1:13 PM

The Ho Chi Minh City police are launching criminal proceedings against people involved in transmitting Covid-19.

Vietnam looks for Biden partnership after rocky Trump era

November 20, 2020 10:14 AM

Hanoi anticipates the Biden administration will accelerate the US' broader engagement with Vietnam.

Anxiety mounts over safety of Vietnam's food staples

November 17, 2020 5:00 AM

HANOI • Vietnam's fragrant noodle soups and fresh spring rolls have won fans across the globe, but mounting food safety scandals on the country's streets are sparking a rising tide of anxiety among millennials about what they eat.

Anxiety mounts over safety of Vietnam's food staples as awareness grows

November 16, 2020 12:45 PM

HANOI (AFP) - Vietnam's fragrant noodle soups and fresh spring rolls have won fans across the globe, but mounting food safety scandals on the country's streets are sparking a rising tide of anxiety among millennials about what they eat.

Vamco sweeps into Vietnam, after leaving 67 dead in Philippines

November 16, 2020 5:00 AM

HANOI • Storm Vamco barrelled into Vietnam yesterday - damaging buildings and injuring at least five people - after leaving 67 dead in the Philippines. The storm made landfall yesterday morning with reported winds of up to 90kmh, uprooting trees and blowing the roofs off houses and schools.

Damage, injuries as Storm Vamco slams into Vietnam

November 15, 2020 4:49 PM

Vamco is the latest in a series of storms that have pummelled Vietnam over the past six weeks.

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