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US removes Vietnam from religion blacklist ahead of summit

The United States has taken Vietnam off its religious freedom blacklist as the two former enemies edged closer ahead of a key Asia-Pacific summit, but US lawmakers defeated a bill to normalize trade ties. A US State Department official described the removal of Vietnam from the list as one of Washington’s “most significant announcements” of the year, just days ahead of US President George W. Bush’s first visit to the country. Full Story

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