ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Carnival held online for the first time

ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Carnival held online for the first time

NDO – The 5th ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Carnival opened in Hanoi on November 30 in the form of an online conference for the first time ever. (5 hours ago)

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Peru preparing electoral infrastructure for voters living abroad

  Nov 29, 2020 10:35:43
Peru is preparing the electoral infrastructure to ensure that the nearly 1 million Peruvian voters living abroad participate in the upcoming general elections scheduled for April 11, 2021, a senior official said on November 28. 

UK, EU to resume face-to-face talks in London after negotiator contracts COVID-19

  Nov 28, 2020 13:33:18
Britain and the European Union (EU) will resume face-to-face trade talks in London on November 28, Britain's chief Brexit negotiator David Frost said on November 27. 

World News in Brief: November 27

  Nov 27, 2020 16:36:34
Chinese Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping on Friday (November 27) called for cultivating a closer community with a shared future for China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Xi made the remarks via video when addressing the opening ceremony of the 17th China-ASEAN Expo and China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit held in Nanning, capital city of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. 

Venezuela reiterates request to join ASEAN cooperation treaty

  Nov 27, 2020 10:24:39
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza on November 26 ratified his country's formal request to join the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). 

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 60 mln: WHO

  Nov 27, 2020 09:45:42
The number of COVID-19 cases reported worldwide has surpassed 60 million as of Thursday (November 26) afternoon (17:38 GMT), reaching 60,074,174, with 1,416,292 coronavirus-related deaths, according to the latest figures from the World Health Organization (WHO). 

World News in Brief: November 26

  Nov 26, 2020 16:04:55
A severe cyclone slammed into India's southern coast early on Thursday (November 26), killing at least five people and uprooting trees and power lines. Cyclone Nivar made landfall near the city of Puducherry, located near the southern state of Tamil Nadu, with winds of up to 130 km per hour (81 miles per hour), according to the India Meteorological Department. 

Vietnam attends 34th meeting of Asian political parties

  Nov 26, 2020 11:31:29
NDO/VNA – A Party delegation, led by deputy head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations Nguyen Manh Cuong, attended the 34th meeting of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) on November 25. 

US Midwest state reports second-worst day amid COVID-19 pandemic

  Nov 26, 2020 11:09:10
US Midwest state of Illinois reported 11,378 new COVID-19 cases and 155 new deaths on Wednesday (November 25), according to local public health officials. 

UK expected to see worst recession in over 300 years: senior official

  Nov 26, 2020 11:08:54
The British economy is forecast to shrink by 11.3 percent this year, the worst recession in more than 300 years in the country as a result of the coronavirus crisis, British Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak said Wednesday (November 25). 

ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations convenes 38th conference

  Nov 25, 2020 17:46:22
NDO/VNA - The 38th Conference of the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations (CAFEO), with the theme “Fostering initiatives and actions by AFEO to build a sustainable and prosperous ASEAN Community”, opened online on November 25.  

World News in Brief: November 25

  Nov 25, 2020 15:47:48
All safety precautions have been taken and preparations put in place in the coastal areas of India's southern states of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry ahead of the cyclonic storm Nivar that is expected to make a landfall on Wednesday (November 25) afternoon.  

LatAm business climate improves in Q4, says Brazilian think tank

  Nov 25, 2020 11:03:26
The climate for doing business in Latin America improved in the fourth quarter of the year, a leading Brazilian economic think tank said in a quarterly report released on Tuesday (November 24). 

Foreign aid to Afghanistan could reach US$12 bln over four years, some with conditions

  Nov 25, 2020 11:03:02
Foreign donors pledged a projected US$12 billion in civilian aid to Afghanistan over the next four years at a conference on Tuesday (November 24), but many made it conditional on protecting human rights and making progress on peace talks in a major shake-up for the country's economy. 

Vietnamese-drafted ASEAN-UN cooperation resolution adopted

  Nov 24, 2020 18:08:25
NDO/VNA – The United Nations (UN) General Assembly on November 23 adopted the ASEAN-UN cooperation resolution with the backing of 110 countries, the highest number of co-sponsors for the resolution since it was introduced for the first time in 2002.