An overview of the container terminal in the port of Hamburg, Germany. (Photo: Reuters)

European economy faces many potential risks

According to the OECD's latest economic forecast, European countries may be facing a bleak future, because some major economies in the region are on the verge of recession. The European Central Bank (ECB) has a “headache” with the problem of balancing the goals of controlling inflation and limiting risks that threaten the economic growth of the European Union (EU).
Leading OPEC+ members have begun discussions about an oil output cut at the group's next meeting on Oct. 5, three sources told Reuters.

World News in Brief: September 29

The head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned Wednesday that conflicts and climate-related impacts will remain as major drivers behind food crises, and called for resilience and more efforts for peace.
Pakistan's new finance minister, Ishaq Dar, said on Wednesday that he will work to control inflation and bring down interest rates.

World News in Brief: September 28

In their general debate speeches at the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, leaders and senior representatives from developing countries underscored the importance of development and called on the international community to lend a helping hand to developing countries facing challenges.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced Tuesday its plans to provide at least 14 billion USD within three years to ease a worsening food crisis and improve "long-term food security" in Asia and the Pacific region.

World News in Brief: September 27

This year's general debate of the UN General Assembly concluded on Monday, after representatives of 190 member states spoke around the theme of "A watershed moment: transformative solutions to interlocking challenges."
Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the UN global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, has received 42 million USD in new funding from the LEGO Foundation, Germany and the United States, said the fund on Sunday.

World News in Brief: September 26

Philippine authorities rushed on Monday to distribute aid to thousands of evacuees after typhoon Noru made landfall in the capital and northern provinces, leaving at least five dead and many areas flooded. President Ferdinand Marcos ordered supplies be airlifted and clean-up equipment be provided to most-affected communities.
Illustrative photo. (Photo: Reuters)

Illegal migration gets more acute

Illegal migration, which was already complex, has now become even more acute with a series of tragic incidents occurring in the Middle East and the Americas. Many measures have been implemented, but the wave of migrants has not shown any signs of abating.
The risk of food insecurity is a concern of every country. (Image for illustration/Source: Getty Images)

Ensuring global food security

Food security has been the most talked-about topic during the High-Level Week of the 77th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, which is currently taking place in New York, the US. Amid shortages in supply, the risk of food insecurity is a concern of every country.
An international hardware fair, one of the world's biggest of such kind, opened in Cologne, Germany, on Sunday after a break of four and a half years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

World News in Brief: September 25

World officials on Saturday underscored the importance of upholding multilateralism and solidarity in their speeches at the General Debate of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly.
Bangkok's port along the Chao Phraya River. (Photo: Reuters)

The world responds to the inflation “storm”

An inflation “storm” is sweeping many regions around the globe. In the context that the world has just temporarily rid itself of the COVID-19 epidemic, controlling inflation while having to go hand in hand with economic growth is a difficult problem for many countries.
Delegates at the 12th consultation between the IAI Task Force and ASEAN partners. (Photo: VNA)

ASEAN promotes regional connectivity projects

A Vietnamese delegation led by Ambassador - Permanent Representative of Vietnam to ASEAN Nguyen Hai Bang attended the 68th Initiative for ASEAN Integration (IAI) Task Force meeting and the 12th consultation between the IAI Task Force and ASEAN partners in Jakarta from September 22-23.
A ceremony marks the 60th anniversary of Vietnam - Laos diplomatic ties. (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam-Laos ties an invaluable asset: Lao newspaper

The Lao News Agency’s Pathet Lao newspaper on September 22 published an article affirming the special solidarity and comprehensive partnership between Laos and Vietnam as an invaluable asset which has been inherited and nurtured by generations of the two countries’ people.
Myanmar has vaccinated more than 37 million people for COVID-19 as of Tuesday, data of the country's Ministry of Health showed.

World News in Brief: September 22

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday warned that global warming continues and the most ambitious goal of the 2015 Paris accord -- to limit Earth's warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels -- is "on life support."
Race to develop electric vehicles

Race to develop electric vehicles

Considered one of the most dynamic clean energy sectors today, the electric car market has experienced tremendous growth over recent years. Many countries around the world have announced a series of ambitious goals, to not be left behind in the race to develop the kind of environmentally friendly transport.
The pandemic remains a global emergency but the end could be in sight if countries use the tools at their disposal, a spokesperson for the World Health Organisation said.

World News in Brief: September 21

China's foreign ministry urged all parties to engage in dialogue and consultation and find a way to address the security concerns of all parties after Russian President Vladimir Putin warned the West over what he described as "nuclear blackmail".
Illustration. (Photo: TheAseanPost)

First ASEAN-EU Cultural Festival underway

The first edition of the ASEAN-EU Cultural Festival is being held both offline and online in Jakarta, Bangkok and Phnom Penh from September 19 – 25 to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the ASEAN-EU relations.
Cyprus authorities late on Monday and early on Tuesday rescued hundreds of migrants who had left Lebanon and were stranded at sea in two separate incidents, officials said.

World News in Brief: September 20

Indonesia's House of Representatives passed a data privacy bill on Tuesday, Minister of Communication and Information Technology Johnny G. Plate said after a plenary session to legislate the new law.
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