Fear remains despite improvement in US - China trade war

Fear remains despite improvement in US - China trade war

NDO – Tension in the US - China trade war has been temporarily halted after the leaders from the two sides agreed on a pause in order to actively discuss the negotiation process. However, "subterranean waves" remain strong in the bilateral relationship and analysts continue to worry that the trade war between the world's leading economies will have a major impact on the global economy next year. (1 hours ago)


World News in Brief: December 14

  15 hours ago
A grand gala was held in Beijing on Friday (December 14) evening in celebration of the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening up. 

World News in Brief: December 13

  Dec 13, 2018 16:46:48
The National Assembly of Cambodia on December 13 amended the Law on Political Parties to clear the way for banned opposition politicians to re-enter politics. 

ASEAN pays attention to interests of migrant workers

  Dec 13, 2018 08:35:52
NDO/VNA – The ASEAN Safe Migration Campaign was launched in Jakarta, Indonesia on December 12 to call on regional countries as well as the international community to pay attention to the interests of migrant workers who have grown rapidly in recent years. 

EU, China stress urgent need to unblock appointment of WTO Appellate Body members

  Dec 12, 2018 23:00:03
The European Union (EU), China and other World Trade Organization (WTO) members on Wednesday (December 12) delivered a joint statement, emphasizing the urgent need to unblock the appointment of WTO Appellate Body members. 

World News in Brief: December 12

  Dec 12, 2018 22:34:34
The Philippine Congress granted President Rodrigo Duterte's request to further extend martial law and the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in Mindanao for a period of one year to December 31, 2019, to quell a "continuing rebellion" in the southern Philippine region. 

Global airline profit expected to rise to US$35.5 bln in 2019: IATA

  Dec 12, 2018 22:24:01
The global airline industry net profit is expected to be US$35.5 billion in 2019, slightly ahead of the US$32.3 billion expected net profit in 2018, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecast Wednesday (December 12). 

New Brexit vote will be before Jan. 21 - UK PM May's spokesman

  Dec 11, 2018 20:39:00
Britain's parliament will vote on whether to approve Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal before January 21, her spokesman said on December 11. 

A difficult outlook for global economy in 2019

  Dec 11, 2018 16:25:48
NDO – Just ahead of the New Year 2019, many international experts and organisations have expressed concern about the global economic outlook next year, as a series of hurdles and challenges lay ahead. Laurence Boone, chief economist of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), has stated that the current risks are enough to set the alarm bells ringing and countries must be “well-prepared for every storm”. 

World News in Brief: December 11

  Dec 11, 2018 14:49:41
A magnitude 7.1 quake struck on December 10 in the southern Atlantic Ocean, close to the South Sandwich Islands north of Antarctica, the US Geological Survey said. The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 7.5, was in a remote area and fairly deep underground. 

Thailand's political parties free to woo votes for coming election

  Dec 11, 2018 14:49:19
Thailand's political parties are now free to woo votes as part of their electoral campaigns ahead of a general election scheduled for February 24, 2019. 

Urgent: UK PM postpones Commons vote on Brexit deal

  Dec 10, 2018 22:40:56
British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday (December 10) announced that the House of Commons vote on Brexit deal scheduled FOR Tuesday (December 11) will be postponed. 

Britain free to unilaterally revoke Article 50, halt Brexit -- European Court of Justice

  Dec 10, 2018 20:51:12
"The United Kingdom is free to revoke unilaterally the notification of its intention to withdraw from the EU (European Union)," the European Court of Justice said in its judgment Monday (December 10). 

Russian Navy to receive Beriev Be-200 amphibious aircraft by end of 2019: official

  Dec 10, 2018 14:04:41
The Russian Navy will receive the Beriev Be-200 amphibious aircraft intended for rescue operations by the end of 2019, the chief of the Russian Naval Aviation, the air arm of the Russian Navy, said on December 10. 

World News in Brief: December 10

  Dec 10, 2018 14:04:33
Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng summoned US Ambassador to China Terry Branstad on December 9 and lodged solemn representations and strong protests against the detention of a senior executive of Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. by the Canadian authorities "at the unreasonable behest of the United States", the Xinhua reported on December 9.