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Vietnamese expats in US support local fight against COVID-19

A large number of the overseas Vietnamese community in the US have been striving to contribute to the fight against COVID-19 by sewing face masks for use in hospitals due to a scarcity of protective equipment for medical workers.

Amtrak Washington train crash: Deaths as carriages fall on US motorway

 At least three people have been confirmed killed after a US passenger train derailed onto a motorway in Washington state during rush hour on Monday morning.

Internet giants, once above the fray, on the defensive in Washington

 Internet giants, including Alphabet’s Google and Facebook, are moving to compromise on several major policy issues as they adjust to an abrupt shift in the political winds in Washington.

Kremlin orders Washington to slash embassy staff in Russia

The Kremlin has ordered the United States to cut about 60 percent of its diplomatic staff in Russia but many of those let go will be Russian citizens, softening the impact of a measure adopted in retaliation for new U.S. sanctions.

New York rebounds after blizzard, Washington shuts down government

 New York City emerged on Sunday from a massive blizzard that paralyzed much of the U.S. East Coast, while snowy gridlock gripped the nation's capital and surrounding areas, where federal, state and local offices

Ukraine conflict: Merkel takes peace plan to Obama

 German Chancellor Angela Merkel has arrived in Washington for talks with President Barack Obama on Monday amid reports of a rift over Ukraine.

Washington landslide death toll rises to 14

 Authorities in the US state of Washington have found six more bodies after Saturday's huge landslide, bringing the number known to have been killed to 14, say police.

Partnership development high on the agenda at ASEAN-US Dialogue

VietNamNet Bridge – The developing partnership between the United States and Southeast Asia was at the forefront of discussions in Washington last week at the 26th ASEAN-US Dialogue.