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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.
First session of 13th Chinese NPC opens
20:21 05/03/2018
The first session of the 13th Chinese National People’s Congress (NPC) on March 5th opens at 09h00 local time at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
Women, excluded groups in Nepal facing structural barriers preventing them from energy sector
23:30 28/02/2018
(CPV) - Women, the poor, and different excluded groups face various structural barriers preventing them from benefiting fully from Nepal’s energy sector, according to a new report from ADB.
Nepali Prime Minister appoints four new ministers
16:43 27/02/2018
Nepal’s newly-elected Prime Minister K. P. Sharma Oli has appointed four new ministers, increasing the strength of his cabinet to seven.
85% of registered Syrian refugee children are living below the poverty line
15:46 26/02/2018
(CPV) - Syrian refugee families living in host communities in Jordan are increasingly struggling to meet their basic needs, including educating and protecting their children, UNICEF said on February 25th 2018. 85 per cent of registered Syrian refugee children are living below the poverty line, according to UNICEF’s latest assessment.
India improves urban services in Bihar State
23:38 24/02/2018
(CPV) - ADB and the Government of India signed a USD84 million loan on February 23rd 2018 that will finance water supply improvements and expansion in Bhagalpur and Gaya towns in the state of Bihar.
Indonesia must create good and quality jobs
10:47 23/02/2018
Indonesia must create good and quality jobs to help increase the country’s productivity and competitiveness for sustained and inclusive growth, says a new ADB study.
US Congressional delegation wraps up visit to Cuba
19:21 22/02/2018
The Cuban Foreign Ministry's new director for US affairs Carlos Fernandez de Cossio has received a US Congressional delegation on a three-day visit to Cuba.
Babies from the best places to be born up to 50 times less likely to die in the first month of life
10:14 22/02/2018
(CPV) - Global deaths of newborn babies remain alarmingly high, particularly among the world’s poorest countries, UNICEF said on February 20th 2018 in a new report on newborn mortality. Babies born in Japan, Iceland and Singapore have the best chance at survival, while newborns in Pakistan, the Central African Republic and Afghanistan face the worst odds.
Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades re-elected
17:52 05/02/2018
Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has won a second five-year term as President.