ASEAN member countries discuss experience in scientific metrology

ASEAN member countries discuss experience in scientific metrology

NDO – The sixth meeting of the ASEAN Expert Group on Metrology (EGM-6) was hosted by the Vietnam Metrology Institute (VMI) under the Ministry of Science and Technology in Ha Long City, Quang Ninh Province on September 16. (Sep 17, 2019 12:12:47)

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World News in Brief: September 16

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the attacks on Aramco oil production facilities in the east of Saudi Arabia, his spokesman said Sunday (September 15). The secretary-general calls upon all parties to exercise maximum restraint, prevent any escalation amid heightened tensions and to comply at all times with international humanitarian law. 

Japan to eliminate tariffs on US wine in trade deal - Nikkei

  Sep 15, 2019 10:46:21
Japan has agreed to phase out tariffs on US wine imports as part of a bilateral trade deal expected to be signed at the end of the month, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Sunday (September 15). 

World News in Brief: September 15

  Sep 15, 2019 10:34:21
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday (September 14) said he was "horrified" by the "level of systematic devastation" in Abaco, the Bahamas, by Hurricane Dorian, and reiterated his call for greater climate action, according to the press office of the secretary-general. 

Global economy "far" from recession, IMF official says

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Trade tensions are weighing on growth across the world, but the International Monetary Fund is "far" from forecasting a global recession, an IMF official told Reuters on September 13, as the fund prepares to release a new economic outlook next month. 

German gov't does not expect "pronounced recession"

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The German economy is in a phase of weakness, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) said on September 13. 

World News in Brief: September 14

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China will exempt some agricultural products from additional tariffs on US goods, including pork and soybeans, China's official Xinhua News Agency said Friday (September 13), in the latest sign of easing Sino-US tensions before a new round of talks aimed at curbing a bruising trade war. The United States and China have both made conciliatory gestures, with China renewing purchases of US farm goods and US President Donald Trump delaying a tariff increase on certain Chinese goods. 

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France reiterates two-state solution to end Palestinian-Israeli conflict

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