A message of connection

A message of connection

NDO – “A connected Europe” is the expectation that European Commission (EC) President, Jean-Claude Juncker, would like to transmit via his fourth and final State of the Union. An ambitious goal that the EC leader is moving towards is to build a global vision aiming to strengthen the European Union’s (EU) international position. (Sep 17, 2018 16:59:39)

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World News in Brief: September 17

  Sep 17, 2018 10:14:37
At least 33 miners were confirmed dead and 29 others missing in the mining town of Itogon in the northern Philippine Benguet province due to typhoon-triggered landslides, authorities said on Sunday (September 16). 

World News in Brief: September 16

  Sep 16, 2018 08:14:03
Iraq's parliament elected Sunni lawmaker Mohammed al-Halbousi as speaker on September 15, marking an important step towards establishing a new government four months after an inconclusive national election. 

Gusty winds, heavy rains batter Philippines as super typhoon Mangkhut makes landfall

  Sep 15, 2018 13:46:13
Super Typhoon Mangkhut battered the northern Philippines on Saturday (September 15), with torrential rains and gusty winds, cutting off electricity and communication signals in some areas. 

Typhoon halts ferry services in south China strait

  Sep 15, 2018 08:00:54
Ferry services in south China's Qiongzhou Strait have been halted on Saturday (September 15) morning as super typhoon Mangkhut is approaching the southern provinces of Hainan and Guangdong, local authorities said. 

World News in Brief: September 15

  Sep 15, 2018 08:00:37
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro held talks in Beijing on Friday (September 14), agreeing to promote bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership to a higher level. 

Two Koreas open joint liaison office for round-the-clock communications

  Sep 14, 2018 18:39:21
The Republic of Korea (RoK) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) have opened a joint liaison office Friday (September 14) for round-the-clock communications between the two sides. 

Evacuation underway in Philippines as strong typhoon expected to make landfall

  Sep 14, 2018 10:39:48
The Philippines has started evacuating some 800,000 Filipinos in several provinces who are living in the path of a strong typhoon that is expected to make landfall on the northern Philippines on September 15, authorities said on September 13. 

ASEAN eyes strong digital growth amid new industrial revolution - Xinhua

  Sep 14, 2018 09:55:26
The 2018 World Economic Forum on ASEAN concluded in Hanoi on Thursday (September 13), reaching consensus on tapping the fourth industrial revolution and accelerating digital growth, among other issues. 

World News in Brief: September 14

  Sep 14, 2018 09:55:17
China's industrial output expanded 6.1 percent year on year in August, slightly higher than the 6-percent rise in the previous month, official data showed Friday (September 14). 

No more MERS infection reported in RoK for 6 days after 1st case found

  Sep 13, 2018 21:48:38
No more infection with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has been reported in the Republic of Korea (RoK) for six days as of Thursday (September 13) after the first case was found, according to the country's health authorities. 

Airstrikes kill over 60 militants in Afghanistan

  Sep 13, 2018 16:05:01
Afghan Air Force in chasing militants have conducted series of sorties in the southern and northern provinces, killing more than 60 armed insurgents and injuring scores of others over the past 24 hours, officials said Thursday (September 13). 

US to keep top crude oil producer through 2019: EIA

  Sep 13, 2018 09:15:07
The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) on September 12 expected US crude oil production will continue to exceed Russian and Saudi Arabian crude oil production through 2019, maintaining the largest producer in the world. 

World News in Brief: September 13

  Sep 13, 2018 09:14:28
UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Wednesday (September 12) praised developing countries as key actors to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a 2015 envisionment of the United Nations. 

Japan PM Abe says visit to China being arranged for next month

  Sep 12, 2018 20:33:03
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, speaking in Vladivostok after meeting Chinese leader Xi Jinping, said on September 12 they had agreed to work towards an October visit by him to China, the latest sign of warming ties between the Asian rivals.