ASEAN, UN vow to advance comprehensive partnership

ASEAN, UN vow to advance comprehensive partnership

NDO/VNA – Representatives of ASEAN member countries and UN officials reviewed the implementation of projects and cooperation activities within the ASEAN-UN Plan of Action for 2016-2020, during their annual meeting on September 15. (Sep 16, 2020 09:50:53)

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Vietnam gifts 20,000 face masks to help Argentina in fighting COVID-19

  Sep 15, 2020 10:10:51
NDO – The National Congress of Argentina held a ceremony in Buenos Aires on September 14 to receive 20,000 medical face masks as a gift from the National Assembly (NA) of Vietnam, aiming to help the country in coping with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

World News in Brief: September 14

  Sep 14, 2020 15:28:29
Japan's Suga Yoshihide, a long-time ally of outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, won a ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) leadership election on Monday (September 14), paving the way for him to become prime minister in a parliamentary vote this week. Suga, 71, who served in the powerful post of chief cabinet secretary during Abe's nearly eight-year tenure, has said he will pursue his predecessor's "Abenomics" recipe of hyper-easy monetary policy, government spending and reform and follow a diplomatic line centred on the US-Japan security alliance. 

Europe, Britain's carmakers warn of EUR110 billion hard Brexit bill

  Sep 14, 2020 10:26:53
Europe and Britain's car industries called on Monday (September 14) on the two sides to urgently clinch a free trade agreement, warning that a disorderly Brexit would cost the sector EUR110 billion (US$130 billion) in lost trade over the next five years. 

WHO reports record one-day increase in global coronavirus cases, up over 307,000

  Sep 14, 2020 10:18:59
The World Health Organization reported a record one-day increase in global coronavirus cases on September 13, with the total rising by 307,930 in 24 hours. 

EU Ambassador to ASEAN appreciates Vietnam’s efforts to host AMM 53, related meetings

  Sep 13, 2020 15:59:07
NDO/VNA – Ambassador of the European Union (EU) to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Igor Driesmans has appreciated Vietnam’s efforts in hosting the 53rd ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting and related meetings amid unprecedented challenges. 

World News in Brief: September 13

  Sep 13, 2020 15:23:17
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday (September 12) welcomed the start of negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban in Doha, Qatar. Afghans themselves must determine the content and nature of the negotiations. An inclusive peace process, in which women, youth and victims of conflict are meaningfully represented, offers the best hope of a sustainable solution, he said. 

France's daily COVID-19 cases pass 10,000 for first time

  Sep 13, 2020 09:59:25
France has had 10,561 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, health authorities said on Saturday (September 12), a new daily record as the number topped 10,000 for the first time. 

AstraZeneca resumes UK trials of COVID-19 vaccine halted by patient illness

  Sep 13, 2020 09:44:28
AstraZeneca has resumed British clinical trials of its COVID-19 vaccine, one of the most advanced in development, after getting the green light from safety watchdogs, the company said on Saturday (September 12). 

World News in Brief: September 12

  Sep 12, 2020 15:27:01
Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide, widely expected to become prime minister next week, said on Saturday (September 12) he will consider topping up payouts to households and companies to cushion the economic blow from the coronavirus pandemic. Suga made the remarks at a televised debate among candidates running in a ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) leadership election to be held on September 14 to pick a successor to outgoing Prime Minister Abe Shinzo. 

India reports record daily jump in COVID cases for second straight day

  Sep 12, 2020 11:50:53
India reported a record daily jump in coronavirus cases for a second consecutive day, logging 97,570 new infections on Saturday (September 12), data from the federal health ministry showed. 

Afghan peace talks to open in Doha, 19 years after 9/11 triggered war

  Sep 12, 2020 11:31:52
Talks between the Afghan government and Taliban insurgents start in Qatar's capital Doha on Saturday (September 12) with the goal of bringing an end to nearly two decades of a conflict that has laid waste to the country and killed tens of thousands of combatants and civilians. 

First Mekong-US Partnership Ministerial Meeting held virtually

  Sep 12, 2020 10:31:05
NDO/VNA – The first Mekong-US Partnership Ministerial Meeting was held virtually on September 11 under the co-chair of Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun (on behalf of US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo). 

World News in Brief: September 11

  Sep 11, 2020 14:56:28
China and India said on Friday (September 11) they had agreed to de-escalate renewed tensions on their contested Himalayan border and take steps to restore "peace and tranquillity" following a high-level diplomatic meeting in Moscow. Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi and Indian Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar met in Moscow on Thursday (September 10) and reached a five-point consensus, including agreements that troops from both sides should quickly disengage and ease tensions, the two countries said in a joint statement. 

19 years after 9/11, Americans continue to fear foreign extremists

  Sep 11, 2020 14:55:42
According to an article by the Conversation.com, on a Tuesday morning in September 2001, the American experience with terrorism was fundamentally altered. Two thousand, nine hundred and ninety-six people were killed as the direct result of attacks in New York, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania. Thousands more, including many first responders, later lost their lives to health complications from working at or being near Ground Zero.