World News in Brief: June 10, 2019

Monday, 2019-06-10 12:46:19
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NDO – SK Group from the Republic of Korea has announced its plan to fund US$30 million for Vietnam’s National Innovation Centre (NIC).

* Acting Moldovan Prime Minister Pavel Filip, who has been appointed Moldova’s acting president, has signed a decree dissolving parliament and calling snap elections for September 6. Shortly thereafter, the Moldova’s parliament made a statement that considered the government headed by Filip unconstitutional.

* Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has visited the Maldives and held talks with the host President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. PM Modi emphasised that India attaches great importance to its relationship with the Maldives.

* Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has warned his US counterpart Donald Trump that it was not enough for Mexico to tighten its borders, saying Washington also needed to invest in economic development in Central America to stem the exodus of migrants from the region.

* Thai media cited sources from the People's State Power (Phalang Pracharat) Party, saying Thailand's new government will likely be established on June 13.

* Former British foreign minister Boris Johnson, the leading candidate for the British Prime Minister position, has said that he would refuse to pay the UK "farewell" fee until the EU agreed to better conditions for Brexit.

* Iran has deployed an air defence system designed and manufactured by the country itself. This system is capable of destroying six enemy’s targets simultaneously.

* UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on the international community to promote gender equality and women and girls' rights, contributing to the response to ocean challenges.

* Bulgarian prosecutors have opened an investigation into a bombing plot by a high school student in the country. According to local authorities, the student had been infected with the extreme ideology of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS).

* The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced a plan to sue the US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, to the International Criminal Court (ICC) over his previous statement declaring that Israeli annexation of the West Bank would be legitimate.