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Brazil President-elect completes cabinet
12/12/2018
Brazil President-elect Jair Bolsonaro on December 9th appointed rightist lawyer Ricardo Salles as Environment Minister, completing his 22-member cabinet.
Thailand, Laos agree on border security
14:58 10/12/2018
Thailand and Laos have agreed to strengthen cooperation on drug prevention and suppression to promote peace and cooperation in the border regions of the two countries.
China, Japan, RoK to hold FTA talks in Beijing
16:50 06/12/2018
Seoul’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy on December 5th announced that Republic of Korea (RoK), China and Japan will hold their 14th round of negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA) to boost trade and investment between the Asian neighbors.
Indonesia cleans up trash on Thousand Islands
00:58 01/12/2018
Residents of the Thousand Islands off Jakarta’s coast are battling waves of trash, with an estimated 40 tonnes of rubbish collected daily over the past week.
Symposium seeks orientations for ASEAN future path
00:24 01/12/2018
Over half a century, ASEAN has brought great benefits to Southeast Asian and Asian-Pacific countries by providing a peaceful and stable environment for development, and an open cooperation space, stated Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung.
Congo's Ebola outbreak now 2nd largest in history, WHO says
20:30 30/11/2018
The World Health Organisation (WHO) on November 29th warned that the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)’s deadly Ebola outbreak is now the second largest in history, behind the devastating West Africa outbreak that killed thousands a few years ago.
Two Koreas start joint railway inspection
20:28 30/11/2018
The 18-day joint railway inspection on the east and west coast of the Korean peninsula began on November 30th.
Kiribati strengthens economic management
20:21 30/11/2018
(CPV) - ADB has approved a USD2.5 million policy-based grant to support the second subprogram of the government-led Kiribati Strengthening Economic Management Reform Program.
Thai Prime Minister’s trip to Germany a success
09:58 30/11/2018
The Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) announced on November 29th that Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha had made a successful state visit to Germany and had assured his host that a general election in Thailand is still slated for February.
Malaysia yet to set deadline for CPTPP ratification
09:55 30/11/2018
The Malaysian Government has not set any deadline for ratifying the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), Malaysian national news agency Bernama quoted International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Darell Leiking as saying.