Malaysian authorities dropped charges this week against the Indonesian woman accused of smearing poison on the face of Kim Jong Nam. But they won't drop charges against Doan Thi Huong.
"I knew I should stop loving him," says Ri Yong Hui. "But I couldn't." She met Pham Ngoc Canh in 1971, when he was in North Korea on an internship. After years of separation, they married in 2002.
Since U.S. ties improved, Vietnam's growth has surged. "North Korea is now like Vietnam in the past. They are looking for new ways to get out of their isolated situation," says a Vietnamese analyst.
Analysts weigh the possible offers North Korea's leader could make later this month in Vietnam.
The law requires Internet companies to store locals' data in Vietnam and hand over user information if the government asks for it, among other contentious provisions.
Many were granted refugee status after fleeing U.S. bombing during the Vietnam War and the massacres of the Khmer Rouge, and know little about the country where they're being forced to return.
In Vietnam, the largely ceremonial post of president is one of three top leadership positions, along with prime minister and secretary-general of the Communist Party.
The USS Carl Vinson, a nuclear-powered carrier, is expected to spend four days at the port of Danang at a time of tensions over China's expansion in the South China Sea.