Indians enjoy cheap Internet data price thanks to competition

Indians enjoy cheap Internet data price thanks to competition

India has perhaps the lowest Internet data rates in the world, as low as 10 Indian rupees (about 6 US cents) per one GB (gigabyte) per day due to intense competition among telecom service providers. (3 hours ago)


World News in Brief: June 24

  5 hours ago
The European Union will respond to any US move to raise tariffs on cars made in the bloc, EU Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen said, the latest comments in an escalating trade row. 

China, ASEAN diplomats to meet on South China Sea (East Sea)

  Jun 23, 2018 07:21:15
China on June 22 said the 15th Senior Officials' Meeting on the Implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (East Sea) -- (DOC) will be convened on June 27 in Changsha in central China's Hunan Province. 

Two Koreas agree to hold reunion of separated families in August 20-26

  Jun 23, 2018 07:21:07
The Republic of Korea (RoK) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on June 22 agreed to hold the reunion of separated families in the August 20 - 26 period at the DPRK's scenic resort of Mount Kumgang.  

World News in Brief: June 23

  Jun 23, 2018 07:20:57
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel met on June 22 with his visiting Indian counterpart, Ram Nath Kovind and the two leaders agreed to continue developing "solidarity and friendly relations" and vowed to boost cooperation for the well-being of their nations. 

Vietnam actively prepares for sending policemen to UN missions

  Jun 22, 2018 22:18:43
NDO/VNA – Vietnam is actively preparing to send its policemen to UN peacekeeping missions, said Lieut. Gen. Tran Van Ve, Acting General Director of the General Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security, at the United Nations Chiefs of Police Summit (UNCOPS) that took place in New York on June 21.  

EU’s efforts to find a ‘common voice’

  Jun 22, 2018 16:58:52
NDO - The Euro Summit is scheduled to take place at the end of this month to find a common voice on vital issues such as the restructuring of the Eurozone and measures to deal with the immigration crisis which are posing huge challenges for the Old Continent.  

WB approves US$110 mln credit to Cambodia for key highway improvement

  Jun 22, 2018 14:33:04
The World Bank (WB) has approved US$110 million in financing to improve the condition, safety and climate resilience of a key national highway in Cambodia, according to its statement on June 22. 

Putin, Poroshenko discuss UN peacekeepers for Ukraine's restive Donbas

  Jun 22, 2018 08:00:31
Expressing concern about the rising number of civilian casualties in Ukraine's Donbas region, Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the deployment of United Nations (UN) peacekeepers with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in a phone conversation on June 21. 

China to build railway into Nepal - China Daily

  Jun 22, 2018 06:58:48
China will build a railway connecting the western region of Tibet with Nepal, the China Daily reported on June 22, one of several bilateral deals signed during Nepali Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli's visit to Beijing. 

Italy's energy giant Eni to invest US$3 bln in gas fields in Egypt

  Jun 22, 2018 06:58:39
Italian energy giant Eni will invest US$3 billion to develop gas fields in Egypt, Eni's CEO Claudio Descalzi said on June 21. 

World News in Brief: June 22

  Jun 22, 2018 06:58:30
The US State Department said on June 21 that Washington will host the US-India "2+2 dialogue" to be attended by the foreign and defense ministers of the two nations on July 6, after the meeting was postponed once. 

Information access significant in saving women, children from human trafficking

  Jun 21, 2018 22:09:38
NDO/VNA – The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) held a conference in Hanoi on June 21 to seek effective strategy to combat human trafficking, especially on women and children, through strengthening information access and community protection system.  

Iran nuclear agreement: A fragile deal on verge of collapse

  Jun 21, 2018 17:16:55
NDO – Iran recently rejected US President Donald Trump’s proposal on the renegotiation of the Iran nuclear deal, which will be extended to the issues deemed as “sensitive”. The Islamic nation also voiced its dissatisfaction with the proposals offered by the European powers in an effort to save the nuclear agreement. The landmark deal is now on the brink of collapse, while investors are “holding their breath” in anticipation of the relevant developments triggered by fears of US sanctions on Tehran. 

45 security forces, 16 militants killed in clashes in W. Afghanistan

  Jun 21, 2018 06:34:12
At least 45 Afghan security forces and 16 militants were killed after Taliban militants attacked security checkpoints in two western Afghan provinces overnight, authorities said on June 20.