UNHRC adopts resolution on climate change and human rights

UNHRC adopts resolution on climate change and human rights

NDO/VNA – The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has adopted 26 resolutions, including a resolution on climate change and human rights co-authored by Vietnam, the Philippines and Bangladesh, during its 41st session in Geneva, Switzerland. (Jul 13, 2019 18:17:02)

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World News in Brief: July 13

  Jul 13, 2019 13:14:13
An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck north of Japan's islands of Okinawa on Saturday (July 13), the United States Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the quake, which hit at a depth of 257 km (160 miles), about 346 km (215 miles) north of Naha, the capital of the prefecture. 

World News in Brief: July 12

  Jul 12, 2019 14:43:52
Japan and the Republic of Korea will hold talks in Tokyo on Friday (July 12) to discuss Japan's tightened curbs on exports of some materials to the ROK. According to Japan's public broadcaster NHK, the meeting will take place at ROK's request, which will be the first between the countries since Japan implemented the measure last week. 

Spain's acting PM says he is not planning for another election

  Jul 11, 2019 16:13:05
Spain's acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on July 11 he is not planning to call a new election in the midst of complicated, multi-party talks ahead of a parliamentary vote on his investiture on July 22-23. 

World News in Brief: July 11

  Jul 11, 2019 15:44:18
A passenger train rammed into a freight train in Pakistan's eastern city of Rahim Yar Khan on Thursday (July 11) morning, killing 13 people and injuring over 70 others, officials said. Following the accident, police and rescue teams rushed to the scene and shifted the injured to nearby hospitals. 

Foreign investors keen on Cuba despite US sanctions, says president

  Jul 11, 2019 10:40:27
Increasing sanctions imposed by the United States have failed to discourage foreign investors from doing business in Cuba, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said on July 10. 

British ambassador to US resigns in row over leaked anti-Trump messages

  Jul 10, 2019 21:48:18
Britain's Ambassador to the US Kim Darroch resigned Wednesday (July 10) as a diplomatic row continued over leaked messages critical of President Donald Trump. 

ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting takes place in Thailand

  Jul 10, 2019 16:51:59
NDO/VNA – The ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM) is taking place in Thailand’s capital city Bangkok from July 10 to 12 under the theme of sustainable security. 

Iran welcomes French efforts to save nuclear deal

  Jul 10, 2019 15:33:31
Iran welcomes France's efforts to save the 2015 nuclear deal, the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said on July 10 as French President Emmanuel Macron's top diplomatic adviser visited Tehran for talks to help ease the crisis. 

World News in Brief: July 10

  Jul 10, 2019 15:33:22
Flooding in India's northeastern state of Assam has affected over 62,000 people, India's official broadcaster All India Radio (AIR) said Tuesday (July 9). Floods are an annual occurrence in Assam during the monsoon season. 

Signs of increasing instability

  Jul 10, 2019 11:49:07
NDO - The US Federal Reserve (the Fed) has warned that economic instability with the US and the world has increased in recent months. Accordingly, the Fed will act in an appropriate manner to maintain the growth of the economy. Meanwhile, according to some analysts, central banks of the US and China may soon cut interest rates, which might lead to a “race” to lower interest rates of central banks. 

Chinese, US chief trade negotiators hold telephone conversation

  Jul 10, 2019 10:45:10
Chinese Vice Premier Liu He on July 9 evening held a telephone conversation with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin as invited, the Ministry of Commerce said on July 10. 

Laos launches e-visa service in Vientiane

  Jul 10, 2019 10:29:05
NDO/VNA – The Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs officially launched the country’s e-visa system during a ceremony at the Wattay International Airport in Vientiane on July 9. 

US, Taliban resume talks after rival Afghans agree steps to end bloodshed

  Jul 09, 2019 15:03:13
US and Taliban officials will on July 9 resume talks in Qatar aimed at ending Afghanistan's 18-year war, hours after a delegation of Afghan citizens and the militants ended a meeting with both sides calling for an end to civilian casualties. 

China, Germany work to cut emissions from raising livestock

  Jul 09, 2019 14:48:50
Chinese and German scientists are working together to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions from raising livestock, China Daily reported Tuesday (July 9).