A century of accompanying the nation

A century of accompanying the nation

NDO – A century ago, on June 18, 1919, Nguyen Ai Quoc (later President Ho Chi Minh), on behalf of the Group of Annamite Patriots, sent a document with eight requests to the Versailles Conference. This event marked the start of the movement of Overseas Vietnamese in France, which later resulted in the formation of patriotic organisations of Vietnamese in France, including the Association of Vietnamese People in France (AVPF). (6 hours ago)


World News in Brief: June 18

  13 hours ago
Twelve people died and another 125 were injured after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit southwest China's Sichuan Province on June 17 night, China's Ministry of Emergency Management said on June 18. The ministry has activated an emergency response and sent a work team to the stricken areas to provide guidance in rescue and disaster relief. 

Iran government has no plans to remove oil minister - spokesman

  Jun 17, 2019 10:42:18
Iran’s government has no plans to remove Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh from his post, a government spokesman said on June 16, according to the Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA). 

World News in Brief: June 17

  Jun 17, 2019 10:42:10
A Group of 20 (G20) ministerial meeting on Sunday (June 16) agreed to create an international framework that aims at establishing voluntary measures to reduce plastic pollution in the ocean. 

G20 ministerial meeting discusses Middle East tensions, ocean waste

  Jun 16, 2019 14:27:47
The Group of 20 (G20) Ministerial Meeting on Energy Transitions and Global Environment for Sustainable Growth started on June 15, during which ministers from G20 members discussed Middle East tensions and ways to reduce ocean waste among other topics. 

Iran summons UK envoy over "unfounded" tanker accusations

  Jun 16, 2019 14:27:20
Iran on Saturday (June 15) summoned the British ambassador to Tehran after London blamed it for attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, the semi-official Students News Agency ISNA reported, a claim denied by the British government. 

World News in Brief: June 16

  Jun 16, 2019 14:27:05
A 6.6-magnitude quake jolted 136 km ESE of L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand at 0517 GMT on Sunday (June 16), the US Geological Survey said. The epicenter, with a depth of 111.0 km, was initially determined to be at 31.7 degrees south latitude and 177.5 degrees west longitude. 

US allows Iraq to import Iranian energy for three more months

  Jun 15, 2019 22:27:18
The United States has allowed Iraq to import Iranian gas for its power grid for another three months by extending a waiver to sanctions - but insists that Baghdad seek alternative sources. 

Brexit: Irish PM says no backstop as bad for Ireland as no deal

  Jun 15, 2019 21:12:23
Ireland will not allow the Northern Ireland "backstop" clause in Britain's EU withdrawal agreement to be dropped because doing so would be as big a threat to the country as Britain leaving without a deal, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Saturday (June 15). 

Trump, Abe discuss Iran, bilateral trade over phone

  Jun 15, 2019 15:28:07
US President Donald Trump on June 14 spoke over phone with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Iran and bilateral trade. 

World News in Brief: June 15

  Jun 15, 2019 15:27:54
The United Nations on Friday (June 14) adopted a resolution on the commemoration of its 75th anniversary in 2020. Adopted by the General Assembly, the resolution decided that the 75th anniversary of the United Nations shall be commemorated under the theme "The future we want, the United Nations we need: reaffirming our collective commitment to multilateralism." 

Signals from “black gold” prices

  Jun 14, 2019 16:10:59
NDO - The world oil prices rose after two oil tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman yesterday. However, world oil prices have witnessed periodic dropping in recent days. The fall in the price of “black gold” is a signal that the health of the global economy is in danger of falling, leading to the prospect of a significant drop in oil demand. 

EU works on disciplinary action over Italy debt, but could still avert it -Moscovici

  Jun 14, 2019 14:12:19
European Union economics commissioner Pierre Moscovici said the EU executive will continue preparations for a disciplinary procedure over Italy's rising debt, but remains ready to avert it if Rome made steps to comply with the bloc's fiscal rules. 

Most economists expect Fed to cut rates: survey

  Jun 14, 2019 12:59:37
The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday (June 13) that more than three quarters of the economists polled by the newspaper expected the US Federal Reserve to cut interest rates. 

World News in Brief: June 14

  Jun 14, 2019 12:59:28
Officials of Laos and Singapore have agreed to work closely together in the fight against transnational and organized crime syndicates, local daily Vientiane Times reported on Friday (June 14).