World News in Brief: September 10

Tuesday, 2019-09-10 12:15:54
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The Sixth China-India Strategic Economic Dialogue and the China-India Economic Cooperation Forum were held in New Delhi on Monday (September 9), with both sides exchanging views on macroeconomic policies and reaching consensus in pragmatic cooperation.

* The Republic of Korea's nuclear envoy on Sepember 10 held phone talks with his US counterpart over the Korean Peninsula's denuclearization, according to RoK Foreign Ministry. The phone talks came after the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired two unidentified projectiles into the eastern waters from its west inland area earlier in the day.

* Choe Son Hui, first vice foreign minister of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), proposed a meeting with the US side late in September, according to a statement issued on Monday.

* British lawmakers on Monday night voted to reject Prime Minister Boris Johnson's second bid for a snap general election, dealing another heavy blow to his Brexit strategy. The legislators voted 293 to 46 to turn down the government's wish to hold a general election on October 15. The next general election is scheduled for 2022.

* US President Donald Trump Monday said talks with the Taliban for a peace deal in Afghanistan are "dead", contradicting his top diplomat's previous remarks.

* South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and visiting rebel leader Riek Machar on Monday agreed to speed up screening and registration of their forces that will form the unified 83,000 force to provide security in the country.

* The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced on Monday that it will consider the nomination of Bulgaria's Kristalina Georgieva, currently chief executive officer of the World Bank, for the position of IMF managing director.

* The United States arrested or turned away 64,000 people at the Southern border in August, registering a third consecutive month in decline, according to an official Monday.

* Arab League (AL) Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit and Foreign Minister of Libya's UN-backed government Mohamed Taha Siala discussed on Monday the latest security and political developments in Libya.

* Tunisian Interim President Mohamed Ennaceur on Monday met with visiting US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker on bilateral relations. According to a presidency statement, the objective of this visit is to explore ways to develop the strategic partnership between the two countries.

* The ninth Regional Conservation Forum (RCF) of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) kicked off on Monday in Kuwait City, capital of Kuwait. More than 100 officials have assembled for the forum with the common goal of protecting the environment, particularly in Asia.

* A total of 455,000 people have been affected by Typhoon Lingling as of 10:00 a.m. Monday, according to the Ministry of Emergency Management of China. The ministry has sent work teams to Liaoning, Jilin and Heilongjiang to assist in disaster relief.

*Typhoon Faxai, which made landfall near Tokyo early Monday morning, left at least three people dead in its wake and around 40 others injured as it battered the capital and surrounding areas on its way northward to the Pacific.

* At least 11 lost their lives on Monday in an accident involving three vehicles while four others sustained injuries along Akwanga-Lafia highway in central Nigeria's state of Nasarawa. Deadly road accidents are frequently reported in Nigeria often caused by overloading, bad condition of roads and reckless driving.

* Three people were killed and another one seriously injured on Monday evening in a shooting incident in the Dutch city of Dordrecht, Rotterdam police said on Twitter.

Xinhua