Michael Nguyen, a resident of California, had been serving a 12-year prison term and was freed on what the US Embassy in Hanoi called 'humanitarian grounds.'
Japanese Prime Minister Suga says Japan will provide Vietnam, Indonesia, and other Southeast Asian countries with patrol boats to guard against incursions in their territorial waters.
Authorities say more rains puts the battered region at risk for additional flooding and landslides.
Homes are also damaged and thousands are displaced, with many cut off from rescuers or supplies of aid.
While the defense export agreement has yet to be signed, it points the way for Japan to sell military equipment and technology to Vietnam.
Vietnam hasn't commented on the intrusion yet, but China's move comes at a diplomatically sensitive time.
Tran Huynh Duy Thuc is serving a 16-year prison term for online writings criticizing Vietnam's one-party communist government.
Manh says Pham Doan Trang has been sent essentials in detention but hasn’t met her relatives.
Pham Doan Trang's arrest for propaganda against the state came hours after Vietnam held human rights talks with the United States.
Hanoi indicts award-winning dissident poet and Vietnam War veteran.
EU MPs highlight Vietnam’s rights abuses in letter to leadership.
Pham Dinh Quy, a lecturer at Ho Chi Minh City's Ton Duc Thang University, had accused Dak Lak province Communist Party chief Bui Van Cong of plagiarizing his doctoral thesis.
Nguyen Van Hoa, serving a seven-year prison term, had contributed to RFA as a journalist and videographer.
Activists are thought to be protesting prison conditions and human rights violations.
The defendants had carried out bomb attacks in Vietnam in 2018 on the orders of a Canada-based exile group, prosecutors said.
Le Van Hai held for two months after complaining his home was confiscated for wastewater treatment plant.
Edited map replaced version showing Spratlys and Paracels on embassy’s Facebook page,
Rights groups and activists call the outcome 'no surprise,' with Vietnam's courts controlled by the ruling Communist Party.
Harassment follows lawyers' complaints of court 'irregularities' and defendants' testimony alleging torture by police.
Vietnam's prime minister and Indonesia's foreign minister warn ASEAN member states that rising tensions in the South China Sea threaten regional stability and peace.