Vietnam attends ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Retreat

Vietnam attends ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Retreat

NDO/VNA – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh on January 21 led a Vietnamese delegation to attend the online ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Retreat (AMM Retreat) at the invitation of Foreign Minister of Brunei Dato Erywan Pehin Yusof. (13 hours ago)


World News in Brief: January 20

  Jan 20, 2021 17:18:36
China's capital Beijing said it will investigate all individuals who entered the city from abroad from Dec. 10 and shut down a subway station after reporting the biggest daily jump in new COVID-19 cases in more than three weeks. 

ROK may secure additional COVID-19 vaccines from Novavax, Moon says

  Jan 20, 2021 13:46:23
Republic of Korea (ROK) may secure additional coronavirus vaccines for 20 million people from US drugmaker Novavax Inc, President Moon Jae-in said, according to a statement from the presidential office on Wednesday. 

India starts coronavirus vaccine exports with shipments to Bhutan

  Jan 20, 2021 13:46:04
India started exporting coronavirus vaccines on Wednesday with the first shipment to the neighbouring Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, the foreign ministry said. 

World News in Brief: January 19

  Jan 19, 2021 17:43:40
Thailand approved about US$7 billion cash handouts to boost consumption and help alleviate the impact of a recent spike in cases. 

COVID-19 still circulating at a 'worrying' level in France, says minister

  Jan 19, 2021 13:53:18
French Health Minister Olivier Veran said on Tuesday the coronavirus was still circulating at a "worrying" level in France, but stopped short of recommending a third national lockdown. 

Vietnam stands firm amid pandemic: international media

  Jan 19, 2021 11:03:27
NDO/VNA – Foreign media have run several articles highlighting Vietnam’s economic success given a struggling world plagued by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Entire US Capitol complex on lockdown due to nearby fire

  Jan 19, 2021 09:27:30
The entire US Capitol complex was on lockdown Monday morning after a fire was reported several blocks away, Capitol Police said in a letter to lawmakers. 

World News in Brief: January 18

  Jan 18, 2021 16:37:53
China's gross domestic product (GDP) exceeded the CNY100-trillion (US$15.42 trillion) threshold in 2020, official data showed Monday. The country, which saw its GDP increase 2.3 percent year on year to CNY101.5986 trillion last year, is expected to be the only major economy to post growth in the pandemic-ravaged year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). 

Sulawesi quake death toll at 81 as Indonesia battles series of disasters

  Jan 18, 2021 11:28:36
A powerful earthquake that struck Indonesia's Sulawesi island last week has killed at least 81 people and displaced more than 19,000, the country's disaster mitigation agency said, as search and rescue efforts continued on Monday. 

England expands COVID-19 vaccination programme to more groups

  Jan 18, 2021 11:02:53
England will launch the next phase of its COVID-19 vaccination programme on Monday when it will start offering doses to people aged 70 and above and those who are considered clinically extremely vulnerable to the coronavirus. 

ASEAN leader complements Vietnam’s success in ASEAN Chair Year

  Jan 17, 2021 15:16:29
NDO/VNA - ASEAN Secretary-General Dato Lim Jock Hoi has lauded Vietnam’s leadership and persistence in leading the ASEAN in building the ASEAN Community, and especially in promoting the grouping’s joint efforts in coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

World News in Brief: January 17

  Jan 17, 2021 12:33:37
More than 93.86 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 2,012,869 have died, according to a Reuters tally. Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019. 

Chinese mainland reports 96 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

  Jan 17, 2021 11:32:31
The Chinese mainland on Saturday reported 109 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 96 locally transmitted cases and 13 arriving from outside the mainland, the National Health Commission said Sunday. 

Italy bans flights from Brazil after new coronavirus variant found in passengers

  Jan 17, 2021 11:32:19
Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza on Saturday signed an order banning direct flights to Italy from Brazil after a new variant of the coronavirus was identified in four passengers arriving from that country.