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World News in Brief: September 21

  19 hours ago
Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng on Friday (September 20) met with leaders attending the 16th China-ASEAN Expo and the China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit, to be held from September 21 to 24 in Nanning, the capital city of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. 

World News in Brief: September 20

  Sep 20, 2019 10:36:17
An earthquake measuring 6.1-magnitude rocked Indonesia's western East Java province on Thursday (September 19), but was not potential for tsunami, the meteorology and geophysics agency said. 

World News in Brief: September 19

  Sep 19, 2019 11:53:08
At a seminar entitled "Connecting Thailand with the World" on Wednesday (September 18) in Bangkok, Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said that moving the capital is a possibility to prevent overcrowding. He said that moving the capital is just an idea and would require extensive research as to the economic and social impacts but it is a possibility under his administration. 

Mexico's post-quake rebuilding to conclude in 2020: president

  Sep 19, 2019 11:52:59
The restoration and reconstruction in southern and central Mexican regions attacked by two powerful quakes in 2017 will end next year, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Wednesday (September 18). 

Saudi oil production to be fully restored by end of September: energy minister

  Sep 18, 2019 15:04:50
Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud said Tuesday (September 17) that Saudi oil production, suspended earlier due to attacks on two major Aramco facilities, would be fully restored by the end of September. 

World Bank chief urges structural reforms amid slowing global growth

  Sep 18, 2019 15:04:42
World Bank President David Malpass said Tuesday (September 17) that global growth prospects are weakening, and investment growth is slowing down, highlighting the urgency to conduct structural reforms in developing countries. 

World News in Brief: September 18

  Sep 18, 2019 15:04:32
The 74th session of the UN General Assembly opened at UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday (September 17). The 74th session of the General Assembly will also feature other high-profile events, including a Climate Action Summit and a high-level meeting on universal health coverage. 

Thai prime minister makes personal donation to flood victims

  Sep 17, 2019 21:23:58
Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday (September 17) donated THB100,000 (US$3,273) to help flood victims in a fund-raising activity in northeastern Thailand. 

ASEAN member countries discuss experience in scientific metrology

  Sep 17, 2019 12:12:47
NDO – The sixth meeting of the ASEAN Expert Group on Metrology (EGM-6) was hosted by the Vietnam Metrology Institute (VMI) under the Ministry of Science and Technology in Ha Long City, Quang Ninh Province on September 16. 

World News in Brief: September 17

  Sep 17, 2019 11:19:29
Takehiko Nakao announced on Tuesday (September 17) his resignation as president of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), effective January 16, 2020, the Manila-based bank said in a statement. According to the statement, the election for the new president of ADB will be in accordance with the open, transparent and merit-based procedure. 

Roundup: 82 rescued migrants land in Italy, gov't migrant policies remain unclear

  Sep 17, 2019 11:19:20
The Ocean Viking rescue ship has been allowed to land in an Italian port with 82 migrants on board. However, it is unclear how quickly and to what extent Italy's migration policies will change under the new government under Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. 

Vietnam attends Global Dialogue CSIS 2019 in Indonesia

  Sep 17, 2019 10:30:15
NDO/VNA – A Vietnamese delegation is attending the Global Dialogue CSIS 2019 which opened in Indonesia’s capital city Jakarta on September 16. 

Russia completes second phase of S-400 missiles delivery to Turkey

  Sep 16, 2019 10:58:01
The Russian Defense Ministry said the second phase of delivery of S-400 air defense system components to Turkey was completed on September 15. 

Libyan navy rescues 300 illegal immigrants off western coast

  Sep 16, 2019 10:57:53
Libyan navy on September 15 said it rescued 300 illegal immigrants on three rubber boats off the country's western coast.