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Jens Stoltenberg re-appointed as NATO Secretary General
The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) on December 12th re-appointed Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, former Norwegian Prime Minister, as the Secretary General.
Japan’s Emperor Akihito to abdicate in April 2019
08:54 07/12/2017
On December 5th, Mr. Yoshihide Suga, Chief Cabinet Secretary, formally reported to the Cabinet that Japan’s Emperor Akihito will abdicate in April 2019 at the age of 85.
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.
PM Justin Trudeau meets Premier of China
16:19 05/12/2017
Canadian Prime Minister (PM) Justin Trudeau on November 4th met with Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, Li Keqiang for the second Annual Leader’s Dialogue.
British Council supports reform of English teaching and assessment in Asia Pacific
18:16 04/12/2017
(CPV) - British Council and China’s National Education Examinations Authority on December 2nd-3rd jointly hosted the 5th New Directions in English Language Assessment Conference in Shanghai.
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.
Zimbabwe’s President announces 22-member cabinet
17:50 04/12/2017
Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced a 22-member Cabinet made up entirely of ruling party members.
Indonesia: largest maritime tourism event opens
10:23 04/12/2017
Sail Sabang - the 9th edition of the international annual maritime tourism event, opened in Indonesia’s westernmost province of Aceh on December 2nd, with the participation of 100 yachts from Asia, Europe, Australia and the US.
Vanuatu responses to the wake of volcanic eruptions on Ambae Island
10:18 04/12/2017
(CPV) - ADB has provided a USD200,000 grant to the Government of Vanuatu in the wake of volcanic eruptions on Ambae Island, Penama province in Vanuatu. The grant, provided by the Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund, will help fund the Vanuatu Manaro Volcano Disaster Response Project.
Lao leaders meet diplomatic corps ahead of National Day
14:32 02/12/2017
Lao Party General Secretary and President Bounnhang Volachith chaired a meeting with diplomatic corps in Vientiane on December 1st on the occasion of the country’s 42nd National Day (December 2nd).