APEC Finance, Central Bank Deputies Meeting convenes

APEC Finance, Central Bank Deputies Meeting convenes

NDO/VNA – The APEC Finance and Central Bank Deputies’ Meeting (FCBDM) kicked off in Nha Trang city, south central coastal Khanh Hoa province, on February 23. (Feb 23, 2017)


Britain's exit from EU irrevocable once triggered: minister

  Feb 19, 2017
The process of Britain leaving the European Union is irrevocable once it has been triggered, a government minister said on February 19.  

Suicide attack on Pakistani shrine kills 72, claimed by Islamic State

  Feb 17, 2017
A suicide bomber attacked a crowded Sufi shrine in southern Pakistan on February 16, killing at least 72 people and wounding dozens more in the deadliest of a wave of bombings across the South Asian nation this week. 

Greece – a victim of disagreements

  Feb 13, 2017
NDO – Greece is becoming a victim of the disagreement between the Eurozone and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) regarding the handling of its debt crisis. Due to conflicting assessments about the economic situation in the “land of Gods”, the above creditors could "freeze" bailouts for Greece. That could lead to the situation where Athens would be unable to pay nearly EUR7 billion in debt next July, resulting in the declaration of default and rupture of the Eurozone.  

Europe at the risk of division

  Feb 10, 2017
NDO – Populism is developing vigorously in Western countries and played a major role in the controversial ‘Brexit’ of the UK as well as the victory of Donald Trump’s Presidential election in the US. Western countries are now facing the risk of facing a new political shock as France's far-right National Front (FN) leader Marine Le Pen who has an anti-EU stance has taken dominance in French election polls.  

Doubts turning up in Middle East

  Feb 08, 2017
NDO – The waters off Yemen’s coast are witnessing developments that threaten to increase tensions in the region. A US destroyer has recently arrived in the waters to protect Yemen under the threat of attacks from insurgent Houthi rebels against government troops. Meanwhile, tensions in US-Iran relations are also unearthing latent doubts in axis of relation, heating up the atmosphere in the region affecting interests among concerned parties. 

Vietnam focuses on sustainable poverty reduction

  Feb 03, 2017
NDO/VNA – The Vietnamese Government has paid special heed to reducing poverty in an inclusive and sustainable manner, stated Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga, head of the Vietnam Mission to the UN. 

Former Australian defence official urges East Sea navigation freedom

  Feb 01, 2017
NDO/ VNA – Former Chief of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Angus Houston has underscored the importance of ensuring maritime freedom and safety of navigation in the East Sea.  

Lunar New Year celebrations around the world

  Jan 28, 2017
NDO – Nations around the globe have entered the 2017 lunar New Year. Following are several moments on the occasion of the week-long lunar New Year holiday. 

Lifting hope of peace, cooperation and development

  Jan 31, 2017
NDO—2016 saw a multitude of dramatic changes in the situation of the world, challenging forecasts by policymakers and the public with increases in instability, violence, conflict, terrorism, the spread of extremist nationalism and the risk of confrontation between the major world powers. As we enter 2017, international highlights are expected to contribute to preserving world peace, stability, cooperation and development.  

Trump pulls US out of Pacific trade deal, loosening Asia ties

  Jan 24, 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump formally withdrew the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on Monday, distancing America from its Asian allies.  

Nine Indonesians dead, 29 missing after boat capsizes off Malaysia

  Jan 23, 2017
A boat ferrying 40 people from Indonesia capsized off Malaysia's coast on Monday and at least nine people were killed and nearly 30 were missing, the latest accident involving migrant workers in overloaded boats. 

At least 39 killed as Indian train derails

  Jan 22, 2017
At least 39 people were killed and 50 injured on January 21 night when nine coaches of a passenger train derailed in eastern India in the latest disaster to hit the vast and accident-prone state railways, police said.  

Blast kills at least 21 in Pakistan vegetable market, says official

  Jan 21, 2017
An explosion in a busy vegetable market killed at least 21 people on January 21 in Pakistan's remote northwestern tribal region, an official said, in an attack jointly claimed by the Pakistani Taliban and a branch of the sectarian militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.  

Donald Trump sworn in as 45th US president

  Jan 21, 2017
Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of United States on Friday (January 20), issuing a staunchly nationalist vow to put "America first" in his opening address to a country - and a world - watching a page of history turn.