Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a press conference at Abe's official residence in Tokyo on Tuesday. Abe announced on Monday that a dozen nations had reached a "broad agreement" on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which aims to become the wor

How the TPP will drive domestic reform in Asia

Oct 7, 2015
Leaders in Japan and Vietnam now have cover for unpopular economic overhauls.
Posted In: TPP, Vietnam, japan economy, China, Barack Obama
A woman and child ride a bike through the Binh Hung Hoa cemetery in Vietnam.

In Vietnam, a cemetery kicks out the living

Mar 12, 2015
Hundreds of people live in a Ho Chi Minh City graveyard taken 0ver by the city
Posted In: Vietnam, cemeteries, urban development

As waters rise, Mekong rice farmers switch to shrimp

Aug 21, 2014
Salinization of the Mekong Delta is pushing a move toward a new crop: shrimp.
Posted In: crops, shrimp, drought, Vietnam

'Flappy Bird' flaps away

Feb 10, 2014
Millions downloaded this mobile game that flew too close to the sun.
Posted In: flappy bird, Vietnam

6 places where buying a Coke hasn't always been easy

Sep 27, 2013
Coke's spread has been far and wide. But some countries have been tougher endeavors for the soda giant.
Posted In: Coca-cola, Vietnam, India, Myanmar, Russia, East Germany, China, North Korea, cuba

Vietnam getting a boost from its coffee

Sep 2, 2013
But some worry that with commodity prices falling, relying so heavily on agriculture is a risk.
Posted In: Vietnam, coffee

Internet freedom depends on where you live

Aug 7, 2013
A vague new law in Vietnam aims to censor what people post online.
Posted In: internet censorship, Vietnam

A whole new place to eat McDonald's: Vietnam

Jul 16, 2013
International expansion is part of the fast-food chain’s business strategy. In fact, Vietnam will be the 38th Asian country McDonald’s is entering.
Posted In: McDonald's, Vietnam, asia, fast food

Homeless vets face challenges in filing disability claims

Nov 12, 2012
The Veteran's Administration has made homeless vets a priority, but delays in getting benefits persist
Posted In: veterans, homeless, military, disability, Vietnam, Iraq, afghanistan

Arizona board grants emergency funds to needy vets

Nov 9, 2012
Vets often face long delays in resolving disability claims, and need assistance to tide them over.
Posted In: veterans, disability, Iran, afghanistan, Vietnam