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Le Pen steps down as National Front Party leader
French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has announced that she is temporarily stepping down as head of her National Front Party.
Ivanka Trump to work as White House unpaid adviser
21:47 30/03/2017
On March 29th, Ivanka Trump said that she would work in the White House in an unpaid, informal advisory role to the President.
Myanmar improves economic growth and job creation
16:42 30/03/2017
(CPV) - ADB has approved a new medium-term country partnership strategy (CPS) for Myanmar to support the government’s aim to improve economic growth and job creation.
ASEAN, Russian senior officials meet in Vientiane
16:36 30/03/2017
Senior officials of ASEAN member countries and Russia gathered in Vientiane, Laos on March 29 to review the ASEAN-Russia cooperation over the past year, especially after the Summit commemorating the 20th anniversary of the bilateral dialogue partnership in March 2016 in Sochi, Russia.
Thailand urges cooperation of CLMVT countries
16:13 30/03/2017
Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand (CLMVT) should build a joint master plan for connectivity and key infrastructure to raise the region’s competitiveness, said Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand Somkid Jatuspritak.
UK to conduct counter-terrorism exercise in October
18:58 29/03/2017
On March 27th, the Prime Minister’s Office said UK will conduct a major counter-terrorism training exercise in October across parts of Scotland and northern England, days after a lone attacker killed four people in London.
Ferry sinks in Bangladesh, 4 women die
18:56 29/03/2017
At least four people died and several remain missing after a ferry carrying about 80 passengers capsized on March 28th in Bangladesh's Panguchi river, police said.
27 million people lack safe water in Nigeria, Somali, South Sudan and Yemen
11:03 29/03/2017
(CPV) - Water shortages, inadequate sanitation, poor hygiene practices and disease outbreaks are posing an additional threat to severely malnourished children in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, UNICEF said on March 29th 2017.
2017 ASEAN Film Festival opens in Geneva
10:50 29/03/2017
The 2017 ASEAN Film Festival was launched at the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland, on March 27 in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of ASEAN.
UNICEF delivers life-saving assistance to 145,000 people in famine-hit areas of South Sudan
10:41 29/03/2017
(CPV) - More than one month since famine was declared in parts of South Sudan, UNICEF - together with the World Food Programme and other partners - has delivered life-saving assistance to 145,000 people, including 33,000 children under the age of five.