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US, Philippines to launch joint anti-terrorism drill
The US Embassy in Manila, the Philippines, announced on September 15th that the US will launch a joint anti-terrorism drill with the Philippines in the Southeast Asian country and Hawaii within September.
Hurricane Irma devastates Caribbean
12:03 08/09/2017
Hurricane Irma, one of the strongest storms ever recorded in the Atlantic, has hit the eastern Caribbean.
9th BRICS summit opens in China
16:23 07/09/2017
The opening ceremony of the 9th BRICS summit, themed “Stronger partnership for brighter future”, opened in Xiamen International Conference Centre, China, on September 4th. Chinese President Xi Jinping chaired the summit.
Improved trade facilitation can reduce trade costs by up to 9% in Asia and Pacific
18:32 06/09/2017
(CPV) - Improved trade facilitation — the simplification, modernization, and harmonization of export and import processes — can reduce trade costs by up to 9% in Asia and the Pacific, according to a new joint report by ADB and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) launched today on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum in Yogyakarta
Indian PM appoints female defence minister
16:29 06/09/2017
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has named Nirmala Sitharaman, a female legislator, as India’s Defence Minister.
Indian PM visits Myanmar
16:15 06/09/2017
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 5th arrived in Myanmar, beginning an official visit to the country for two days.
Hurricane Irma to hit US after Harvey devastation
16:32 05/09/2017
Hurricane Irma is strengthening and is expected to strike the east coast of the United States.
Cambodia, Laos agree to speed up talks over border issues
16:32 02/09/2017
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and his Lao counterpart, Thongloun Sisoulith, on Sept. 1st agreed to speed up negotiations and complete settlement of border issues between the countries.
Queensferry Crossing opens to traffic
17:43 31/08/2017
On August 30th, the Queensferry Crossing over the Firth of Forth, north of Edinburgh, opened.
Donald Trump visits hurricane-hit Texas
17:43 31/08/2017
On August 29th, US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrived in Corpus Christi, Texas, to assess damage from Hurricane Harvey.