World News in Brief: May 27

World News in Brief: May 27

The annual meeting 2022 of the World Economic Forum (WEF) wound up on Thursday in the Swiss town of Davos, calling for closer global cooperation to achieve win-win solutions. (21 hours ago)

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Vietnam co-chairs ASEAN-Korea Joint Cooperation Committee’s meeting

  May 25, 2022 21:42:22
NDO/VNA - Ambassador Nguyen Hai Bang, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to ASEAN, has co-chaired the 9th meeting of ASEAN-Korea Joint Cooperation Committee (AKJCC) with the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s Ambassador to ASEAN Kwon Hee-seog. 

World News in Brief: May 25

  May 25, 2022 20:54:42
China will strive to achieve reasonable economic growth in the second quarter, state media quoted Premier Li Keqiang as saying on Wednesday. 

Texas elementary school's end-of-year plans shattered by shooting

  May 25, 2022 09:46:22
The children at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, were two days away from their summer break when Tuesday's massacre unfolded. 

World News in Brief: May 24

  May 24, 2022 22:22:07
The Philippines has revised its 2022 gross domestic product growth (GDP) target to 7.0%-8.0% from the previous range of 7.0%-9.0% to take into account external risks, the government said on Tuesday. 

Quad Joint Leaders’ Statement reaffirms ASEAN unity, centrality

  May 24, 2022 21:44:06
NDO/VNA - Leaders of the Quad countries - the US, Japan, India, Australia - have reaffirmed their unwavering support for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)'s unity and centrality and for the practical implementation of the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific (AOIP). 

Second detachment of Level-2 Field Hospital No. 4 leave for UN peacekeeping missions

  May 24, 2022 21:07:41
NDO/VNA – A send-off ceremony for the 2nd detachment of Level-2 Field Hospital No. 4 to perform duties in the UN peacekeeping missions in South Sudan was held on May 24 in the military airfield of Division 371 of the Air Defence – Air Force Service. 

Australia aims to become renewable energy superpower

  May 24, 2022 16:57:33
NDO – Leader of the Labour Party of Australia, Anthony Albanese, was sworn in as the 31st Prime Minister following his impressive victory in the Australian federal election. 

ASEAN strengthens resilience to disasters

  May 24, 2022 16:02:28
NDO/VNA – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has issued a joint statement on strengthening resilience to disasters with detail commitments on the occasion of the 7th session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2022 (PG 2022) held in Bali, Indonesia, on May 23-28. 

World News in Brief: May 23

  May 23, 2022 21:30:13
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen has said that vaccines remain the "key strategic weapon" for the Asia-Pacific region and the world in the battle against COVID-19. 

The US’s ambitious plan

  May 23, 2022 16:33:12
NDO - The idea of ​​the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) was first raised by US President Joe Biden at the East Asia Summit in October 2021. With the desire to strengthen its position and diversify cooperation through economic cooperation, the US is taking active steps to promote connectivity with countries in the region. 

World News in Brief: May 22

  May 22, 2022 16:47:07
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday called on the international community to "build a shared future for all life." 

Gloomy prospects of the UK economy

  May 22, 2022 09:12:06
NDO – With a 9% rise in April, inflation in the UK is now the highest among the world's leading developed economies (G7). Problems that have not been easily removed in the post-Brexit trade relationship with the European Union (EU), along with high energy prices and labour shortages,are creating gloomy prospects for the UK economy. 

World News in Brief: May 21

  May 21, 2022 18:14:51
The World Health Organization was holding an emergency meeting on Friday to discuss the recent outbreak of monkeypox, a viral infection more common to west and central Africa, after over 100 cases were confirmed or suspected in Europe. 

World News in Brief: May 20

  May 20, 2022 21:35:40
Japan will next month double its limit on foreign arrivals to 20,000 a day, the top government spokesperson said on Friday.