Brexit’s critical moment

Brexit’s critical moment

NDO - The Brexit negotiation process has entered a critical moment when the European Union (EU) hosted a summit on October 17. This is the last summit before the UK leaves the “Common European Home” as scheduled on October 31. However, which “scenario” for Brexit is still an open question. (4 hours ago)

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World News in Brief: October 17

  5 hours ago
Indonesia and the Republic of Korea announced on Wednesday (October 16) the conclusion of talks on a bilateral trade deal between the two countries. The two-way trade between Indonesia and the Republic of Korea after the implementation of the trade deal may reach US$30 billion by 2022, significantly higher than US$18.62 billion recorded in 2018. 

World News in Brief: October 16

  Oct 16, 2019 09:55:56
The Thai cabinet declared November 4-5 as public holidays in Bangkok and its adjacent province of Nonthaburi as the government is scheduled to host the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit. 

WTO gives green light to US trade sanctions on EU in Airbus case

  Oct 15, 2019 14:59:45
The Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on October 14 agreed to approve a request from the United States for authorization to impose retaliatory measures on the European Union (EU) and four EU member states in the Airbus case. 

Volcano erupts in Indonesia's Java island, triggering aviation warning

  Oct 15, 2019 14:14:45
Mount Merapi, an active volcano in Indonesia's Java island, erupted on Monday (October 14) afternoon, spewing a column of ash up to 3 km high and forcing the authority to issue a warning for planes, national volcanology agency said. 

World News in Brief: October 15

  Oct 15, 2019 14:04:32
Emergency crews in Japan are continuing to search for more than a dozen people still missing on Tuesday (October 15) after Typhoon Hagibis ripped through Japan over the weekend causing widespread damage and killing at least 64 people. 

Russia says no talks underway to change oil output deal

  Oct 14, 2019 16:47:22
Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on October 14 there were no talks underway to change the global output deal under which OPEC and non-OPEC oil-producing countries have curbed output in order to support prices. 

Roundup: Typhoon Hagibis claims at least 44 lives in Japan, rescue work continues

  Oct 14, 2019 15:06:35
Typhoon Hagibis, which swept across central and eastern Japan on October 12-13, has claimed at 44 lives in Japan on Monday (October 14) as search-and-rescue operations continued in flood- and landslide-hit areas of Nagano and other prefectures. 

World News in Brief: October 14

  Oct 14, 2019 15:06:23
Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced on Monday (October 14) that it would slightly reduce the rate of appreciation of the Singapore dollar's nominal effective exchange rate (S$NEER) policy band, leaving the width of the policy band and the level at which it is centred unchanged. This is the first time in over three years for Singapore's central bank to ease monetary policy, according to local media. 

26 killed, 18 missing as Typhoon Hagibis wreaks havoc in Japan

  Oct 13, 2019 21:41:38
Japanese authorities have launched a huge operation to provide humanitarian assistance and assess the damage wrought by Typhoon Hagibis after its hurricane-force winds and torrential rain killed over 20 people and sparked major flooding. 

Putin urges US to support extending nuclear arms reduction treaty

  Oct 13, 2019 21:41:22
Russian President Vladimir Putin warned the United States that refusing to extend the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) would bring more danger and uncertainties to world security, the Kremlin said Sunday (October 13). 

World News in Brief: October 13

  Oct 13, 2019 21:41:05
Turkey's incursion into Syria will stretch from Kobani in the west to Hasaka in the east, going some 30 km (19 miles) into Syrian territory, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday (October 13), and the town of Ras al Ain was already under Turkish control. 

APEC 2019 opportunity to show commitment to multilatelarism: Chilean officials

  Oct 12, 2019 13:51:06
The 2019 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, to be hosted by Chile, is "an excellent opportunity" for members to show their commitment to multilateralism, said Chilean officials on October 11. 

Roundup: Humanitarian situation worsens in northern Syria amid Turkish operation against Kurdish forces

  Oct 12, 2019 13:50:56
The Turkish military campaign against the Kurdish forces in northern Syria has so far displaced 75,000 civilians, as the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) urged all conflicting parties to preserve the safety of civilians. 

World News in Brief: October 12

  Oct 12, 2019 13:50:47
As a major typhoon approaching the east coast of Japan is expected to ravage through Tokyo and other eastern areas, the country is at its highest alert level on Saturday (October 12) with most stores closed and public transportation shut down.