Hanoi locals react after city picked to host US-N Korea summit

Hanoi residents react to the news that their capital city has been picked to host the second much-anticipated summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Vietnamese pray on eve of Tet lunar new year

Vietnamese pray at the Tran Quoc Pagoda, one of the oldest pagodas in Hanoi on the eve of the Lunar New Year or Tet celebrations, marking the start of the Year of the Pig.

Critter fritter: Hanoi’s winter worm cakes delight diners

Crispy, fried and packed full of worms: Hanoi’s “cha ruoi” ragworm fritters are a winter foodie favourite in the Vietnamese capital, but the deep-fried delights are not for the squeamish.

Cambodian Prime Minister visits Vietnam

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen pays an official visit to Hanoi where he is welcomed by his Vietnamese counterpart Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in the courtyard of the Presidential Palace. IMAGES

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev visits Vietnam

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev arrives in Hanoi for his official visit to Vietnam to boost ties with the Southeast Asian nation. IMAGES

French PM Edouard Philippe begins official visit in Vietnam

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is welcomed by his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the presidential palace in Hanoi. IMAGES

Full steam ahead! Old Hanoi railway a hit with tourists

In the heart of Hanoi’s busy Old Quarter, French-built railroad tracks have become a hotspot for tourists seeking the perfect Instagram selfie and café owners serving up hot coffee and cold beer.

Vietnam’s nascent rave scene reeling after drug deaths

Days after seven people died from a toxic cocktail of drugs at an EDM festival, their peers party on at a sweaty Hanoi nightclub, hoping tragedy does not pull the plug on the nascent rave scene in the buttoned-up communist capital.

Vietnam bids final farewell to president before burial

Vietnam holds an emotional memorial for president Tran Dai Quang in Hanoi with weeping residents and police lining the streets to bid him a final farewell.

McCain ‘Book of Condolences’ Opened in Hanoi

(27 Aug 2018) A book of condolences has been opened at the United States Embassy in Vietnam’s capital Hanoi for those who wish to share their messages and pay their respects to late Senator John McCain. (Aug. 27)

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