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Mateusz Morawiecki appointed Prime Minister of Poland
12/12/2017
Polish President Andrzej Duda has appointed Development and Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki as Prime Minister.
Andrej Babis sworn in as Czech Prime Minister
11:41 09/12/2017
The Czech Republic’s Billionaire Andrej Babis has been sworn in as the country’s new Prime Minister, after his ANO Party came first in an October election.
UNICEF: 17 million babies under the age of 1 breathe toxic air, majority live in South Asia
11:18 08/12/2017
(CPV) - Almost 17 million babies under the age of one live in areas where air pollution is at least six times higher than international limits, causing them to breathe toxic air and potentially putting their brain development at risk, according to a new UNICEF paper released on December 7th 2017. More than three-quarters of these young children – 12 million – live in South Asia.
Russian Foreign Minister to meet US State Secretary Rex Tillerson in Vienna
16:20 05/12/2017
The Russia’s Foreign Ministry has confirmed a planned meeting of Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US State Secretary Rex Tillerson on the sidelines of the 24th Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Ministerial Council in Vienna, Austria, to be held from December 7th - 8th.
Magnitude 6 earthquake hits Ecuador coast
17:52 04/12/2017
The US Geological Survey said an earthquake measuring 6 on the Richter scale has struck along the coast of Ecuador, 19 km from Bahia de Caraquez at 06h19 local time.
ADB develops high-value horticulture in Viet Nam, China and Indonesia
17:07 01/12/2017
(CPV) - ADB signed USD20 million in loan agreements with Agripacific Holdings (APH) and Kunming Hasfarm Flowers (KHF) on December 1st 2017 to help develop high-value horticulture in Viet Nam, the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and Indonesia.
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau to visit China
16:36 28/11/2017
Canadian Prime Minister (PM) Justin Trudeau will conduct an official visit to China from December 3rd -7th.
Afghanistan develops its renewable energy generation and supply
16:49 27/11/2017
(CPV) - ADB has approved a USD44.76 million grant to develop Afghanistan’s first 20 megawatts (MW) on-grid solar photovoltaic plant and boost the country’s renewable energy generation and supply.
PPPs are crucial contributors to development of countries in Asia and Pacific
16:45 24/11/2017
(CPV) - Countries in Asia and the Pacific with developed financial markets, strong local financial institutions, and diverse financing resources are more likely to secure public-private partnership (PPP) projects, according to a new ADB report.
Thousands evacuate as Mount Agung volcano erupts
18:12 23/11/2017
More than 140,000 people were forced to evacuate as Mount Agung on the Indonesian island of Bali erupted for the first time in more than 50 years.