27th ASEAN – New Zealand Dialogue takes place in Cambodia

27th ASEAN – New Zealand Dialogue takes place in Cambodia

NDO/VNA – The 27th ASEAN – New Zealand Dialogue took place on February 20-21 in Cambodia, focusing on commitments to further deepening bilateral strategic partnership in 2020. (8 hours ago)

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World News in Brief: February 22

  Feb 22, 2020 14:48:23
The Republic of Korea (RoK) confirmed 142 more cases of the COVID-19 on Saturday, raising the total number of infections to 346. Of the new patients, 131 were residents in Daegu, about 300 km southeast of the capital Seoul, and its surrounding North Gyeongsang province. Health authorities kept the four-tier virus alert at the second-highest "orange" level, vowing to take measures with an urgency corresponding to the highest "red" level. 

World News in Brief: February 21

  Feb 21, 2020 11:55:11
The Republic of Korea (RoK) on Friday (February 21) confirmed 52 more cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), raising the total number of infections to 156. Since January 3, the country has tested more than 14,000 people, among whom 11,953 tested negative for the COVID-19 virus and 2,707 were being checked. 

ASEAN, China enhance cooperation in response to COVID-19

  Feb 20, 2020 20:58:29
NDO/VNA – A special meeting of the ASEAN Coordinating Council (ACC) and a special conference of ASEAN-China Foreign Ministers on cooperation in responding to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) took place in Vientiane, Laos, on February 20. 

ASEAN foreign ministers talk COVID-19 fight

  Feb 20, 2020 17:39:20
NDO/VNA – Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh attended a special meeting of the ASEAN Coordinating Council (ACC) in Vientiane, Laos on February 20. 

Indonesia plans to impose tax on sugary beverages

  Feb 20, 2020 14:49:46
Indonesia is planning to impose excise tax on sugary and artificially sweetened beverages for their linkage to health risks, including diabetes and obesity, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said during a meeting with members of the country's House of Representatives here on February 19. 

World News in Brief: February 20

  Feb 20, 2020 14:49:38
Cambodia dispatched 68,040 laborers abroad in 2019, according to a Labor Ministry report on Wednesday (February 19). Thailand is the largest market for Cambodian workers, according to the report released during the ministry's annual conference. 

Novel coronavirus may exist for a long time: expert

  Feb 20, 2020 14:49:30
It is possible that the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) may exist for a long time like the flu, said a Chinese respiratory specialist. 

New head of Russian subcommittee in intergovernmental committee named

  Feb 20, 2020 11:51:35
NDO/VNA – Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko has been appointed as chairman of the Russian subcommittee in the Russia-Vietnam intergovernmental committee. 

ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting Retreat opens in Hanoi

  Feb 19, 2020 22:02:33
NDO/VNA – The ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting Retreat (ADMM Retreat) officially opened in Hanoi on February 19 morning, under the chair of Vietnam’s Defence Minister Ngo Xuan Lich. 

A hard chess move

  Feb 19, 2020 17:08:39
NDO – Turkish diplomats have come to Moscow to negotiate with Russia on tensions in northwest Syria’s Idlib. Meanwhile, the Syrian government troops are winning brittle victories in attacks in order to control the last territory in the hands of the rebels, towards the complete liberation of Syria. The new developments on the “Syrian chess board” may pose a risk on cracking relations between Russia and Turkey. 

Global warming causing "irreversible" mass melting in Antarctica - scientist

  Feb 19, 2020 15:36:05
Global warming was leading to an "irreversible" mass melting of the Antarctic ice and purging carbon from the atmosphere was the only solution to slow the process, an Australian climate scientist told Reuters on Wednesday (February 19). 

Australian Government to boost tourism promotion following bushfire downturn

  Feb 19, 2020 12:12:47
The Australian government will ramp-up tourism campaigns to counter a downturn caused by bushfires and the outbreak of coronavirus. 

World News in Brief: February 19

  Feb 19, 2020 12:12:39
Singapore plans to earmark SGD4 billion(US$2.99 billion) to help its firms with cash flow and SGD1.6 billion (US$1.15 billion) support for its people amid economic uncertainties. These were unveiled in the government's budget statement for the 2020 financial year, delivered by Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat in parliament on Tuesday. 

China sees more newly recovered coronavirus patients than new infections for 1st time

  Feb 19, 2020 10:58:36
China's daily number of newly recovered novel coronavirus patients has surpassed that of new confirmed infections for the first time, according to the National Health Commission.