World News in Brief: April 13

World News in Brief: April 13

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called for six measures to help countries recover from COVID-19 and keep them on track toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). (Apr 13, 2021 17:11:04)

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India's COVID-19 deaths surpass 170,000 mark

  Apr 12, 2021 13:52:08
With 904 deaths in the past 24 hours, India's total death toll due to the COVID-19 pandemic surpassed the 170,000 mark to reach 170,179, according to the latest data released by the federal government Monday. 

Russian expert highlights Vietnam’s role in Eurasian integration processes

  Apr 12, 2021 10:22:28
NDO/VNA – Russian’s e-newspaper Infox.ru has run an article written by Grigory Trofimchuk, Chairman of the Expert Council of the Foundation for the Support of Scientific Research "Workshop of Eurasian Ideas," highlighting the role of Vietnam in the Eurasian integration processes. 

World News in Brief: April 11

  Apr 11, 2021 18:27:52
New COVID-19 cases in India surged to a record of 152,879 on Sunday as the country battled a second wave of infections by pushing for faster vaccinations, with some states considering tougher restrictions to slow the spread of the virus. 

Indonesian president orders Java rescue efforts after quake kills 8

  Apr 11, 2021 17:45:38
Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Sunday ordered swift rescue and relief efforts after eight people died in an earthquake that hit off southern Java island. 

Philippines eases restrictions in Metro Manila despite surge in COVID-19 infections

  Apr 11, 2021 17:45:31
The Philippines will ease the lockdown restrictions in Metro Manila and four adjacent provinces starting Monday despite the surge of COVID-19 infections, a government spokesman said on Sunday. 

World News in Brief: April 10

  Apr 10, 2021 16:49:07
A 6.1-magnitude earthquake jolted East Java, a province in west Indonesia, on Saturday, but did not potentially trigger a tsunami, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency said. The agency initially released a report that the quake had a magnitude of 6.7, but updated it to 6.1 minutes later, the agency said. 

World Bank says to commit US$2 bln to vaccines in developing countries by end-April

  Apr 10, 2021 11:52:01
The World Bank Group will have committed US$2 billion in financing by the end of April for COVID-19 vaccines in some 40 developing countries, World Bank Managing Director of Operations Axel van Trotsenburg said on Friday. 

Ireland adds US, France, Italy to tough hotel quarantine regime

  Apr 10, 2021 11:46:30
Ireland added the United States, Canada, Belgium, France and Italy to its list of countries where arrivals will be subject to mandatory hotel quarantine, tightening some of Europe's toughest travel restrictions to try to stop the spread of COVID-19. 

World News in Brief: April 9

  Apr 09, 2021 20:51:17
Singapore ratified the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement on Friday, according to a press release issued by the Ministry for Trade and Industry (MTI). The ratification of the RCEP agreement marks Singapore's strong commitment to strengthening the trade and economic linkages with partners, for the benefit of the businesses and people, said Singapore's Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing. 

US-China cooperation vital for faster global recovery: IMF chief

  Apr 09, 2021 11:57:51
Cooperation between the United States and China, the world's two largest economies, would be vital for a faster global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Kristalina Georgieva said on Thursday. 

Pakistani PM urges D-8 members to push back against vaccine nationalism

  Apr 09, 2021 11:49:53
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said that members of the D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation should push back against vaccine nationalism and undue export restrictions to let COVID-19 vaccine reach equally to all countries of the world. 

World News in Brief: April 8

  Apr 08, 2021 19:38:28
United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for concerted efforts to defeat hate-driven movements to prevent history from repeating itself as the world was marking the anniversary of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. 

The next mission

  Apr 08, 2021 16:28:40
NDO – European negotiators with Russia and China are exerting efforts to save the Iran nuclear agreement, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in direct talks with Iran held in Vienna, Austria. At these, shuttle diplomacy is also taking place to bring the US and Iran back into indirect dialogue, opening up opportunities for cooperation to resolve their disagreements. 

New Zealand suspends entry for travellers from India due to high COVID-19 cases

  Apr 08, 2021 14:28:15
New Zealand on Thursday temporarily suspended entry for all travellers from India, including its own citizens, for about two weeks following a high number of positive coronavirus cases arriving from the South Asian country.