World News in Brief: May 21

World News in Brief: May 21

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. (May 21, 2022 18:14:51)

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SEA Games 31: Thailand, Malaysia top golf individual, team events

  May 20, 2022 11:09:40
NDO/VNA – Thai and Malaysian players have won gold medals in different golf competitions within the ongoing SEA Games 31.  

World News in Brief: May 19

  May 19, 2022 21:44:42
The World Bank on Wednesday announced actions it plans to take as part of a comprehensive, global response to the ongoing food security crisis, with up to 30 billion USD financing in existing and new projects. 

EU strives for energy self-sufficiency

  May 19, 2022 16:14:22
NDO - The European Commission (EC) has planned to spend 195 billion EUR to accelerate the transition to clean energy as well as finding new energy sources. However, experts say that Europe must employ more drasticmeasures to promote this ambitious plan, especially as theEuropean Union (EU) cannot agree in stopping oil imports from Russia. 

US officials speak on ASEAN - US Special Summit

  May 18, 2022 21:07:37
NDO/VNA – A US official has described the recent ASEAN - US Special Summit as a “tremendous success” while addressing a press briefing held by the Asia Pacific Media Hub of the US Department of State’s Bureau of Public Affairs on May 17. 

Vietnam stresses importance of maritime and aviation security in East Sea at ADSOM+

  May 18, 2022 20:47:09
NDO/VNA – Maritime and aviation security and safety in the East Sea (internationally known as South China Sea) is extremely important for countries in the region and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). 

World News in Brief: May 18

  May 18, 2022 20:28:33
Cambodia on Tuesday launched the Tourism Recovery Co-Financing Scheme with capital funding of 150 million USD, aiming at supporting COVID-19-hit-tourism businesses, officials said. 

The problem of ensuring food supply

  May 18, 2022 16:29:58
NDO - Food sourcing was one of the important topics discussed at the recent Foreign Ministers Meeting of the Group of Seven (G7) industrialised countries held in Schleswig-Holstein, in the northernmost state of Germany. This is also an urgent issue for many countries as their efforts to ensure food security are currently being severely affected by conflicts and climate change. 

Vietnam attends int’l workshop on Algeria’s revolution

  May 18, 2022 10:33:25
NDO/VNA – Representatives of the Vietnamese Embassy in Algeria joined an international workshop on friends of Algeria’s revolution on May 17 -18 in Algiers. 

Vietnam to host ASEAN peacekeeping meeting in September

  May 18, 2022 08:15:03
NDO/VNA – Vietnam will host an annual meeting of the ASEAN Peacekeeping Centres Network (APCN) this September. 

World News in Brief: May 17

  May 17, 2022 18:49:06
Thailand's economic recovery continued apace, with its gross domestic product (GDP) up 2.2 percent year on year in the first quarter, official data showed Tuesday. 

Warning from glaciers

  May 17, 2022 16:30:08
NDO - The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has said that glaciers in Austria and Switzerland could shrink or disappear completely by the end of the 21st century due to global warming. The gradual disappearance of rivers and extreme weather events are alarm bells urging the international community to take more responsibility in the fight against climate change. 

World News in Brief: May 16

  May 16, 2022 22:22:05
Over 2,000 Lao people and foreign nationals have entered Laos through land borders and the airport in the Lao capital Vientiane since the government reopened the country's borders on May 9 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Driving force for sustainable growth of ASEAN economy

  May 16, 2022 18:57:02
NDO – In its report released at the weekend, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) assessed that the post COVID-19 recovery prospects in Southeast Asia are “encouraging”. 

World News in Brief: May 15

  May 15, 2022 21:34:02
A nationwide curfew was fully lifted on Sunday to allow Sri Lankans to celebrate the Buddhist festival of Vesak, while new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe assembled a cabinet to resolve the island nation's economic and political crisis.