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World News in Brief: March 10

  Mar 10, 2019 14:50:50
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde and World Bank Group Interim President Kristalina Georgieva have encouraged female economists to break the glass ceiling, highlighting the importance of discipline, detail-orientation and dare. 

World News in Brief: March 9

  Mar 09, 2019 14:08:40
Women are still vastly under-represented in leadership positions around the world, and it is high time to change it for good, said UN General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espinosa on March 8. Currently, only 5 percent of all heads of government and less than 5 percent of heads of state worldwide are female, she noted. 

NATO opens northern headquarters near Riga

  Mar 09, 2019 14:08:31
The defense ministers of Latvia, Estonia and Denmark met at the Adazi military base outside Riga on March 8 to inaugurate the headquarters of NATO's Multinational Division North, local media reported. 

ASEAN SOM in Thailand looks at important issues

  Mar 09, 2019 11:53:30
NDO/MOFA/VNA – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dung, who is head of the Vietnam's ASEAN Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM), attended the ASEAN SOM held in Chiang Rai, Thailand, from March 6 to 8. 

At least 25 killed in road accident in southern Mexico

  Mar 08, 2019 16:17:03
At least 25 Central American migrants were killed and 29 others injured after a truck overturned on a highway in southern state of Chiapas in Mexico, said the state attorney general's office on March 7. 

World News in Brief: March 8

  Mar 08, 2019 16:15:18
Japan's cabinet on March 8 approved a package of bills aimed at promoting the advancement of females working at smaller firms and banning all forms of harassment, abuses of power or bullying in the workplace. The bills will come into effect from fiscal 2020. 

An escape for crisis in Libya

  Mar 08, 2019 12:41:31
NDO – Foreign ministers of Egypt, Algeria and Tunisia recently convened a meeting to discuss the situation and seek a way out for the crisis in Libya. More than eight years have gone by since the so-called “Arab Spring”, and Libya is still immersed in deep conflict, uncertainty and divisions between factions. The stability of Libya is associated with regional security and a political solution is a “survival” issue not only for the North African country but also an extremely important issue for neighbouring nations. 

Feature: Kuwaiti artists celebrate Int'l Women's Day with art exhibition

  Mar 08, 2019 09:58:49
Kuwaiti women artists celebrated on March 6 evening the International Women's Day by organizing an art exhibition in eastern Kuwait, with artworks expressing women's concerns and aspirations. 

China, US stand to gain from cooperation, lose from confrontation: FM

  Mar 08, 2019 09:58:38
China and the United States stand to gain from cooperation and lose from confrontation, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on March 8. 

World food prices rise in Feb, boosted by dairy sector -UN FAO

  Mar 07, 2019 16:13:31
World food prices rose in February, lifted in part by a jump in dairy prices, the United Nations food agency said on March 7. 

US to continue talks with DPRK: White House

  Mar 07, 2019 10:53:13
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said on March 6 that the United States would continue to have conversations with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). 

World News in Brief: March 7

  Mar 07, 2019 10:47:57
In a message to mark the International Women's Day, which will be observed on March 8, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for double efforts to protect and promote women's rights, dignity and leadership. 

Progress in ASEAN Political-Security Community building reviewed

  Mar 06, 2019 17:04:39
NDO/VNA – The 11th Coordinating Conference for the ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC) took place at the ASEAN Secretariat’s headquarters in Jakarta on March 5 to review the implementation of the APSC Blueprint 2025. 

China stocks rise to 9-month closing high on stimulus hopes

  Mar 06, 2019 16:17:31
China stocks climbed on March 6 to nine-month closing highs, bolstered by hopes Beijing would pursue more stimulus this year to underpin the cooling economy, even as investors watched for developments in Sino-US trade talks.