World News in Brief: November 12

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday attended the 25th China-ASEAN Summit, during which he called for enhancing cooperation with ASEAN countries, and jointly maintaining regional peace and stability.
Germany's annual inflation rate climbed to 10.4 percent in October, the biggest increase since 1990, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) said on Friday.
Germany's annual inflation rate climbed to 10.4 percent in October, the biggest increase since 1990, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) said on Friday.

* Cambodia's international trade volume hit 44.5 billion USD in the first 10 months of 2022, up 14.9 percent from 38.7 billion dollars over the same period last year, an official report showed on Saturday.

* As the world's population is approaching 8 billion, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday gave a review of the mixed implications, urging the world community to seize opportunities and take actions to bridge divides between the global haves and have-nots.

* Türkiye is trying to open a peace dialogue between Russia and Ukraine although the West, particularly the United States, provokes Moscow, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday.

* Ukraine has taken control of the southern city of Kherson after Russia transferred all its armed forces to the left (eastern) bank of the Dnieper River on Friday.

* A high-level delegation from the Russian Federation has arrived in Geneva to discuss the future of the Black Sea Grain Initiative with UN officials, a UN source said Friday.

* The Russian Foreign Ministry on Friday barred an additional 200 US citizens from entry in response to repeated anti-Russian sanctions imposed by Washington.

* Progress has been made towards a social pact with opposition parties, head of a Venezuelan government delegation Jorge Rodriguez said Friday.

* Britain and France are set to agree a deal possibly as soon as Monday to ramp up their joint efforts to stop illegal migrants from making perilous crossings of the English Channel, a British newspaper reported on Saturday.

* Germany's 2021 national election is to be rerun in parts of Berlin due to electoral glitches, the country's Federal Returning Officer Georg Thiel said on Friday and welcomed the decision by the Bundestag, the lower house of Parliament.

* Palestine on Friday welcomed the UN General Assembly's adoption of four resolutions in favor of Palestine, including one deeming the Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories illegal.

* Russian fertilizer producer Uralchem-Uralkali has agreed with the Netherlands, Estonia and Belgium to supply cargoes of fertilizers stranded in those countries to Africa, TASS news agency reported on Saturday.

* Wall Street's major indexes rose on Friday as markets responded favorably to a cooler-than-expected US inflation report.

* European Commissioner for Economy Paolo Gentiloni warned on Friday that the outlook for next year has "weakened significantly," and that most European Union (EU) countries will be in recession in the fourth quarter of this year.

* Oil prices rose noticeably on Friday, bolstered by market optimism in the prospect of energy demand in China.

* The Italian government on Friday unveiled a 9.1-billion-euro (9.4-billion-USD) package aimed at helping businesses and struggling families deal with skyrocketing energy costs.

* Finland has received a record number of international students this year, an increase of approximately 54 percent compared with the same period last year, the country's immigration service, Migri, said on Friday.

* Chile has signed agreements with the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to promote green hydrogen production in the country, the Chilean Economic Development Agency (Corfo) said Friday.

* A contingent of the Kenyan army arrived Saturday in Goma, the capital of the North Kivu province, located in the northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as part of the military intervention by the East African Community (EAC) to stem the armed violence in this part of the country.

* An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 hit the eastern part of Fiji Islands at 07:09:14 GMT on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said. No tsunami warning was issued after the earthquake.

* South Australia is facing higher temperatures, less rainfall, longer droughts and more intense bushfire seasons by 2030, a government report has warned.

* Nineteen people were killed and six others were injured when a bus fell into a canal in northern Egypt on Saturday, the Health Ministry said.

VNA, Reuters, Xinhua