Andrea Nahles appointed first chairwoman of SPD
Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) on April 22nd elected Ms. Andrea Nahles, by 66.35% of delegates, as their first ever female leader in the party’s 155-year history.
Cambodia calls on locals not to boycott general election
09:20 10/04/2018
The National Election Committee (NEC) of Cambodia on April 9th warned that anyone calling on the people to boycott the upcoming general election could be fined and face criminal charges.
Hungary’s Viktor Orban declares victory
16:48 09/04/2018
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban on April 8th declared a “historic” victory for his ruling Fidesz Party in the national election.
Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to run for 5th term
16:42 09/04/2018
The National Liberation Front in Angeria on April 8th announced incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika as its candidate to run for his 5th consecutive term as President in 2019.
Cambodia, Japan step up bilateral cooperation
11:21 09/04/2018
Cambodia and Japan have agreed to enhance bilateral cooperative relations, especially in economic development.
ADB President Affirms Support for Infrastructure Investment, Financial Inclusion at ASEAN Meeting
11:17 09/04/2018
ADB President Takehiko Nakao participated in the 21st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Finance Ministers’ and Central Bank Governors’ Meetings in Singapore on April 5th - 6th 2018.
ASEAN-India Senior Officials’ Meeting held in Hanoi
15:45 07/04/2018
Deputy Foreign Minister and head of Vietnam ASEAN SOM Nguyen Quoc Dung and Secretary of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs Preeti Saran co-chaired the 20th ASEAN-India Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) in Hanoi on April 5th-6th.
Japan ready to host CPTPP chief negotiators' meeting
14:36 07/04/2018
Japan is willing to host a meeting of chief negotiators of the newly-signed Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in June or July, said a senior Japanese official in charge of the pact.
ASEAN targets sustainable economic growth, financial stability
10:36 07/04/2018
Maintaining sustainable economic growth and ensuring financial stability and self-resilience are key goals reached at the 22nd ASEAN Finance Ministers’ Meeting (AFMM-22), the fourth ASEAN Finance Minister and Central Bank Governors’ Meeting (AFMGM-4) and related meetings held in Singapore from April 3rd-6th.
Shimmoe volcano erupts
16:52 06/04/2018
Another powerful eruption was observed on April 5th at Mt. Shinmoe in southwestern Japan, with ash spewing up to around 5,000 meters high, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said.