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Deadly storm Friederike hits Western Europe
At least nine people in two countries have died as the deadly storm swept across Western Europe including Germany and the Netherlands.
Laos’ economic growth may reach 7 percent in 2018: expert
16:11 06/01/2018
Laos could reach an economic growth of 7 percent in 2018, but needs to speed up mega projects, a Lao economist has said.
New ASEAN chief calls for more disaster management efforts
11:21 06/01/2018
ASEAN should intensify its disaster management efforts after the region was recently hit by several deadly storms, emphasised ASEAN’s new Secretary General Lim Jock Hoi.
UN Secretary-General welcomes reopened Korean hotline
17:18 05/01/2018
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on January 3rd welcomed the reopening of a hotline between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea (RoK), and voiced hope for more diplomatic initiatives to end the peninsula's nuclear standoff.
US President dissolves Controversial Election Commission
17:14 05/01/2018
US President Donald Trump on January 3rd signed an executive order to dissolve the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, established by him, which ran from May 11th, 2017.
Bulgaria takes over Presidency of EU Council
19:14 04/01/2018
Bulgaria has taken over the rotating six-month European Union Council presidency from Estonia.
Syrian President reshuffles cabinet, appoints three new ministers
19:12 04/01/2018
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on January 1st appointed new ministers for defence, information and industry in the latest cabinet reshuffle.
Japan’s Emperor Akihito delivers New Year’s greetings
19:12 04/01/2018
Japan’s Emperor Akihito on January 2nd delivered his traditional New Year’s greetings to tens of thousands of well-wishers flocking to the Imperial Palace.
Chinese and Russian Presidents exchange New Year greetings
15:55 03/01/2018
Chinese President Xi Jinping sent his New Year greetings to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
RoK firms set to invest 9.36 bln USD in 5G tech
15:52 03/01/2018
The Republic of Korea's mobile carriers will likely invest more than KRW10 trillion (USD9.36 billion) in the fifth-generation network technology this year in a bid to lay a firm foundation for the high-end service, according to the RoK news agency Yonhap.