EU, ASEAN agree to beef up cooperation

EU, ASEAN agree to beef up cooperation

NDO/VNA – The European Union (EU) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) agreed to boost cooperation in the spheres of mutual interests during a meeting of ASEAN Senior Officials’ Meeting in Brussels, Belgium, on February 11. (Feb 13, 2020 11:36:14)

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World News in Brief: February 12

  Feb 12, 2020 14:35:44
Lao macroeconomic growth is projected to improve moderately in 2020, with growth of 6.3 to 6.4 percent forecast by the Center for Macroeconomic Policy Research and Economic Restructuring under the National Institute for Economic Research, a Lao state-run think tank. 

World News in Brief: February 11

  Feb 11, 2020 14:47:21
The Philippines has officially notified the United States about the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between Manila and Washington, Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin tweeted on Tuesday (February 11). 

Factbox: China's fight against novel coronavirus outbreak

  Feb 11, 2020 10:46:07
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Damaging storms cause flash flooding, power outages, traffic chaos on Australia's east coast

  Feb 10, 2020 14:02:57
Around 100,000 homes remain without power in Sydney on Monday (February 10), after the heaviest storm in 30 years lashed Australia's east coast. 

World News in Brief: February 10

  Feb 10, 2020 13:57:34
Laos recorded a trade deficit of US$137 million in 2019 even though the value of exports exceeded the yearly plan, according to Lao Ministry of Industry and Commerce. 

Premier Li stresses scientific research to win battle against virus

  Feb 10, 2020 13:51:50
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang Sunday (February 9) stressed the role of scientific research to win the battle against the novel coronavirus outbreak. 

Gunman killed after shooting rampage in Thailand

  Feb 09, 2020 12:47:07
Thai National police chief Pol. Gen. Chakthip Chaijinda confirmed on Sunday (February 9) that a soldier killer who killed at least 22 people in northeastern Thailand late Saturday had been shot dead by authorities. 

World News in Brief: February 9

  Feb 09, 2020 09:11:11
An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 jolted 59 km SSE of L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand, at 20:50:51 GMT on Saturday (February 8), the US Geological Survey said. The epicenter, with a depth of 10 km, was initially determined to be at 31.9056 degrees south latitude and 178.5948 degrees west longitude. 

China's fight against novel coronavirus outbreak

  Feb 09, 2020 09:10:19
China has stepped up efforts to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Here are the latest developments: 

Voting begins for local elections in Indian capital

  Feb 08, 2020 13:35:11
Voting for the local elections in the Indian capital began Saturday (February 8) morning amid tight security and adequate arrangements, officials said. 

Global efforts enhanced to protect “green planet”

  Feb 08, 2020 11:51:23
NDO – To cope with the increasingly serious impacts of climate change, many countries have recently made long-term commitments and plans, while calling on the international community to act together for a “green planet”. 

World News in Brief: February 8

  Feb 08, 2020 11:23:10
More leaders of foreign countries and heads of international organizations have recently expressed their support for China's battle against the novel coronavirus outbreak and commended China's measures in preventing and controlling the epidemic, according to the Xinhua. 

China invests CNY200 mln to treat severe coronavirus infections

  Feb 08, 2020 09:13:41
China's top economic planner invested CNY200 million (about US$28.67 million) Friday (February 7) from the central budget to help treat severe cases of novel coronavirus infection. 

Double challenge

  Feb 07, 2020 16:24:23
NDO - Iraqi President appointed Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi as the new prime minister to replace Adel Abdul Mahdi, who was forced to resign under huge pressure from the unrest within the country.