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2009-07-25 08:25:00

A report from the Institute of Medicine finds suggestive evidence that exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides used during the Vietnam War can be linked to an increased chance of developing heart problems and Parkinson's disease for Vietnam veterans. The study, sponsored by the Veterans Affairs Department, indicated that there was a greater connection between the chemicals used and health risks to Vietnam veterans than was previously thought. Agent Orange got its name from the color of...

2009-07-24 11:10:00

WASHINGTON, July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After reviewing scientific studies of the past few years, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences has determined there is "limited or suggestive evidence" of an association between Parkinson's disease and ischemic heart disease with exposure to Agent Orange. "We thank the IOM for their efforts and applaud them for their conclusions," said John Rowan, National President of Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA). "Now, we urge...

2009-07-23 16:07:34

A Vietnam-born Texas man said he is 1,000 miles into his walk across the United States, which is aimed at promoting faith and pride in the country. Sinh Tho Nguyen, 40, said he began his walk June 10 in Atlantic Beach, Fla., and has arrived at Fort Worth, Texas, for a week's stay at home until he restarts his trek to San Diego, The Dallas Morning News reported Thursday. Nguyen, whose father was a U.S. soldier in Vietnam who he never met, said he is not being paid or raising any money with his...

2009-07-20 06:24:00

HANOI, Vietnam and MOSCOW, July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Open Joint Stock Company "Vimpel-Communications" ("VimpelCom" or the "Company") (NYSE: VIP), a leading international provider of telecommunications services, officially announced the commercial launch of its mobile operations in Vietnam under the Beeline brand via GTEL-Mobile Joint Stock Company, mobile telecommunications joint venture in Vietnam. "With the start of our operations in Vietnam we are strengthening our positions in...

2009-05-29 09:12:00

**MEDIA ALERT** WASHINGTON, May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The US-Vietnam Dialogue Group on Agent Orange-Dioxin will hold a press briefing to discuss the seminar hosted by the Dialogue Group entitled, "The United States and Vietnam: Addressing War Legacy Issues Together." The Dialogue Group will also discuss their upcoming testimony at a hearing held by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs' Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and the Global Environment. The hearing...

2009-05-20 08:00:00

Traveling Replica to Visit 10 U.S. Cities HOUSTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Dignity Memorial(R) network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers announces the 2009 tour schedule of the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall, a three-quarter-scale traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090520/DA19757) Free and open to the public 24 hours a day during the exhibit dates, the replica stands eight feet...

2009-02-22 12:56:09

About 20 Vietnam War veterans protested Jane Fonda's new Broadway show in New York, calling her a traitor for her views on the war. The New York Daily News reported the veterans who gathered outside the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Saturday said they feel Fonda betrayed them and the United States by taking part in anti-war protests in the 1960s and '70s. Jane Fonda is a Communist traitor, the protesters said. Vietnam War veteran Will Sekzer, also a former police officer, said the protest of Fonda's...

2009-01-20 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dot VN, Inc., a Delaware corporation ("Dot VN" or the "Company") (www.dotVN.com), (OTC Bulletin Board: DTVI), an Internet and Telecommunications Company and the exclusive online global domain name registrar for the Country of Vietnam, announced today that Mr. Kenneth Le has joined the Company's Strategic Advisory Board. Mr. Le will assist the Company with strategic planning for future growth and development of key projects. Mr. Le is President...

2009-01-18 14:23:58

The owners of a building in Santa Ana, Calif., say they shut down an art exhibit that featured communist symbols after it drew a major art protest. Jim Nichols, co-owner of the building that housed the controversial exhibit, said the decision was made to close down the art show after hundreds of former Vietnamese political refugees protested the site this weekend, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. We support the arts, Nichols said of Saturday's protest. But my gosh. Create a firestorm?...

2008-10-24 09:00:18

Vietnam United Steel Corporation (PINKSHEETS: VUSC), a leading specialty steel manufacturing company in Vietnam, announced today that the Company's management has completed an introductory visit in the U.S. to present its growth plan to The NASDAQ OMX Group and several leading investment banks in New York and Los Angeles as well as meeting with potential joint venture and strategic partners from Illinois and Atlanta during the period from October 9 to October 17, 2008. "Vietnam United Steel...