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Germany, Vietnam Spar Over Alleged Kidnapping Of Former Oil Executive

Germany says an asylum-seeker who vanished in Berlin and turned up in Vietnam was snatched by Vietnamese agents. Vietnam says the man turned himself in. Now Germany is expelling a Vietnamese official.
An undated photo of Vietnamese national Trinh Xuan Thanh sitting on a park bench in Berlin. Thanh disappeared last month and resurfaced days later in Vietnam, where he had an outstanding warrant. Source: STR

Germany and Vietnam have found themselves in the middle of a diplomatic row after the disappearance of a former Vietnamese oil executive from the Berlin Zoo last month.

Hanoi says Trinh Xuan Thanh — who is wanted

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