Indonesia sets GDP growth target of 5.3 pct next year

Indonesia sets GDP growth target of 5.3 pct next year

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on August 16 set an economic growth target of 5.3 percent for next year, similar with this year's growth expectation. (Aug 17, 2019 13:24:20)

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World News in Brief: August 17

  Aug 17, 2019 13:21:07
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday (August 16) he has signed a decree awarding the Hero of Russia titles to the captain and co-pilot of a plane who saved the lives of all 226 passengers during a hard landing. 

World News in Brief: August 16

  Aug 16, 2019 10:36:43
The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has urged the European Union (EU) to maintain the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade preferences for Cambodia, according to its statement released to the media on Thursday (August 15). 

World News in Brief: August 15

  Aug 15, 2019 14:11:41
Japan's weather agency said Typhoon Krosa made landfall near Kure City in Hiroshima Prefecture at around 3:00 p.m. local time (0600 GMT) on Thursday (August 15). The typhoon has already caused at least 16 injuries across eight prefectures in Japan, with evacuation advisories in Kochi, Shikoku and Kyushu, the agency said. 

Dengue fever kills 48, infects over 10,700 people in Myanmar

  Aug 14, 2019 18:24:26
Forty eight people died and 10,757 others were infected by Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) across Myanmar in the past seven months, according to a release from the Public Health Department under the Ministry of Health and Sports on August 14. 

Putin to visit France for bilateral cooperation, Ukraine

  Aug 14, 2019 14:28:11
Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit France on August 19 to discuss with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron bilateral cooperation and the situation in Ukraine, the Kremlin said on August 13. 

World News in Brief: August 14

  Aug 14, 2019 14:28:04
The death toll from monsoon landslide in Myanmar's Mon state rose to 65 as of Tuesday (August 13) afternoon, according to latest figures released by the Myanmar Fire Services Department. 

Ceremony marks 52nd anniversary of ASEAN in Australia

  Aug 14, 2019 09:31:38
NDO/VNA – The Committee of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Canberra held a ceremony in the Australian capital city on August 13 to celebrate the bloc’s 52nd founding anniversary (August 8). 

Difficult signal

  Aug 13, 2019 14:11:16
NDO - The US-China trade war and the gloomy future of Brexit (Britain’s split from the European Union) have had a negative impact on Europe's two leading economies, Germany and France. This has also “darkened” the economic growth prospects of the entire Eurozone. 

Israel holds large-scale int'l earthquake drill

  Aug 13, 2019 14:05:01
Israel has concluded a multi-national naval exercise simulating a mega-earthquake hitting the northern country and killing thousands, the Israeli army said on August 12. 

World News in Brief: August 13

  Aug 13, 2019 14:04:52
A 5.5-magnitude earthquake jolted South Indian Ocean at 2240 GMT on Monday (August 12), the US Geological Survey said. The epicenter, with a depth of 10.0 km, was initially determined to be at 29.1073 degrees south latitude and 96.8474 degrees east longitude.  

Australian PM angry about low recycling rate of plastic materials

  Aug 13, 2019 12:11:05
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison admitted he "got really angry" after learning that only 12 percent of the country's plastic materials actually get recycled. 

Latest US-Taliban talks end, both sides to consult - Taliban

  Aug 12, 2019 14:20:54
An eighth round of talks on a pact that would allow the United States to end its longest war and withdraw its troops from Afghanistan ended on Monday (August 12) and both sides would consult their leaders on the next steps, the Taliban said. 

Pacific island leaders urged to work together to tackle climate change

  Aug 12, 2019 12:25:13
Fiji's Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama urged on August 12 the leaders of the Pacific island countries to work together to deal with the climate change which is believed to be the biggest threat especially for the Pacific region. 

World News in Brief: August 12

  Aug 12, 2019 12:15:49
More than 21,000 service personnel and militia members have been engaged in rescue and relief as of Sunday (August 11) morning since a serious typhoon landed in eastern China's Zhejiang Province Saturday (August 10). Typhoon Lekima has left 44 dead and 16 missing in two Chinese provinces, wreaking havoc there with torrential rains and strong gales.