ASEAN enhances solidarity to deal with security challenges

ASEAN enhances solidarity to deal with security challenges

NDO/VNA - The ASEAN Political-Security Community Council (APSC) and the ASEAN Coordinating Council (ACC) convened their meetings in Singapore on November 13 to review the grouping’s cooperation, and complete reports and documents to be submitted to the leaders. (10 hours ago)

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World News in Brief: November 13

  14 hours ago
The Philippines and Indonesia have agreed to cooperate and intensify their fight against illegal trading in the region, the Philippine government said on Monday (November 12). 

Vietnam attends ASEAN economic meetings in Singapore

  Nov 12, 2018 22:03:39
NDO/VNA – A Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Quoc Khanh attended the ASEAN Economic Community Council Meeting and the Preparatory Meeting of the ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting in Singapore on November 12.  

Japan's Abe highlights need to boost domestic demand ahead of tax hike

  Nov 12, 2018 20:30:22
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on November 12 highlighted the need for the country's domestic demand to continue to expand as the government starts rolling out measures to cushion the potential economic shock of a consumption tax hike planned in October next year. 

Air pollution level continues to worsen in New Delhi

  Nov 12, 2018 15:39:46
The air pollution level in India's capital city New Delhi on November 12 continued to be in the very poor category, officials said. According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the overall air quality index (AQI) remained in very poor category at 381. 

Pompeo speaks with Saudi crown prince over phone on Khashoggi case

  Nov 12, 2018 14:56:10
The US State Department said on November 11 that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had a phone conversation with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Khashoggi's death. 

World News in Brief: November 12

  Nov 12, 2018 14:56:02
Lao President Bounnhang Vorachit and visiting Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel agreed on November 11 to deepen the traditional friendly relations between the two countries. 

Interview: ASEAN scores major achievements in economic development, integration, says secretary-general

  Nov 11, 2018 14:05:37
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has scored major achievements in economic development and integration since the beginning of this year, Secretary-General of ASEAN Lim Jock Hoi said. 

Russia, Japan start joint naval drills in Gulf of Aden: Russian Navy

  Nov 11, 2018 13:49:00
Joint anti-piracy naval drills of Russia and Japan had kicked off in the Gulf of Aden, Russia's Northern Fleet said Saturday (November 10). 

World News in Brief: November 11

  Nov 11, 2018 13:48:45
Cuba on Saturday (November 10) announced that the number of international tourists to the Caribbean nation so far this year has reached 4 million despite a sharp drop in US visitors due to Washington's policy which restricts Americans' traveling to the island. 

Turkey's Erdogan says Khashoggi tapes given to key foreign nations

  Nov 10, 2018 21:04:34
Turkey has given recordings related to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi to Saudi Arabia, the United States, Germany, France and Britain, President Tayyip Erdogan said on November 10. 

China approves American Express JV's application for bank card clearing service

  Nov 10, 2018 12:04:46
Chinese financial authorities have approved the application by a joint venture of American Express for setting up a bank card clearing and settlement institution, a step forward in the country's financial opening up. 

25 soldiers wounded, 7 missing in Turkey ammunition explosion

  Nov 10, 2018 11:53:09
At least 25 soldiers were injured and seven more went missing after an explosion in military base in Turkey's southeastern Hakkari province on November 9, Turkish Defense Ministry said. 

World News in Brief: November 10

  Nov 10, 2018 11:53:00
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on November 9 called for a reformed, reinvigorated and strengthened multilateral system to deal with today's global challenges. 

Japan weather bureau says El Nino appears to have formed

  Nov 09, 2018 14:35:06
Japan's weather bureau said on November 9 the El Niño weather pattern appears to have formed and that there was a 70 percent chance it would continue into the Northern Hemisphere spring.