World News in Brief: September 10

Monday, 2018-09-10 10:58:47
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Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen on September 10 led a group of government officials and business people to attend the 15th China-ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Expo in Nanning City in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

* US President Donald Trump on September 9 hailed the absence of nuclear-capable missiles in the military parade in Pyongyang celebrating the 70th founding anniversary of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

* Preliminary results of the 2018 Swedish parliamentary elections showed on September 9 night that Centre-Left bloc of the Social Democratic Party, the Green Party and Left party gained 40.7 percent of votes, narrowly heading in the race.

* Local authorities in Northwest, one of the two crisis-hit English-speaking regions of Cameroon, on September 9 declared an indefinite curfew in the entire region.

* The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on September 9 announced that the warring parties have agreed to freeze all military actions in the capital Tripoli, after more than two weeks of deadly clashes.

* The Moroccan Royal Navy rescued 19 Moroccans suspected of illegal immigration off the Atlantic city of Casablanca, including a woman and a child, the Moroccan army announced in a statement on September 9.

* Eighty Russian administrative areas held regional and local elections Sunday (September 9) with President Vladimir Putin visiting a polling station and voting, the Kremlin said.

* A total of 28 people have been confirmed injured and nearly 5,000 residents were relocated after a 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit southwest China's Yunnan Province September 8 morning.

* Arif Alvi, a senior leader of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), was sworn in as Pakistan's president on September 9.

* Alibaba co-founder and chairman Jack Ma on September 10 announced in an open letter that he would step down a year later, when the company CEO Daniel Zhang will take over as the chairman of the board.

* Moldova's President Igor Dodon was slightly injured in a car accident near capital city of Chisinau on September 9, according to news reaching here from Moldova.

* Florence is forecast to become a major hurricane by Monday (September 10) as it continues to approach the US East Coast, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said late Saturday (September 8). The tropical storm is centered about 1,270 km southeast of Bermuda and moving west at 9 km per hour, the NHC said.

* The Leadership Office of Sudan's ruling National Congress Party (NCP) on September 9 approved the dissolution of the national unity government and named a new prime minister to tackle the country's growing economic crisis.

Xinhua