ASEAN, India hold 18th meeting of joint cooperation committee

ASEAN, India hold 18th meeting of joint cooperation committee

NDO/VNA – The 18th ASEAN-India Joint Cooperation Committee Meeting, held in Jakarta, Indonesia on June 22, highlighted cooperation between the two sides in the past years, and reached consensus on measures to elevate the ASEAN-India relations in the coming time.  (7 hours ago)


World News in Brief: June 23

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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. 

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. 

Chinese FDI to US declines 30 pct in 2017: Survey

  Jun 21, 2018 06:34:05
Foreign direct investment (FDI) from China to the United States declined 30 percent in 2017 compared to a record high in 2016, a report released on June 20 said. 

World News in Brief: June 21

  Jun 21, 2018 06:33:56
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) leader Kim Jong-un and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed measures to bolster "strategic and tactical" cooperation between the two countries in a second meeting on June 20, the DPRK's state media said on June 21. 

Myanmar resets mid-July for holding Panglong peace conference

  Jun 20, 2018 20:58:47
Myanmar has reset the second week of July for holding the third meeting of the 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference and preparations are underway for the session, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported on June 20. 

EU retaliatory tariffs on US products to come into effect on June 22

  Jun 20, 2018 20:58:38
The European Union's retaliatory tariffs on a list of products in response to the United States tariffs on steel and aluminum will come into effect on Friday, June 22, the European Commission announced on June 20.