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Former Malaysian PM in court for 1MDB corruption scandal
Former Malaysian PM in court for 1MDB corruption scandal
Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – The High Court of Malaysia on August 28 started a hearing on the corruption charges against former Prime Minister Najib Razak in relation to state investment fund 1 Malaysian Development Berhad (1MDB). Former Prime Minister Najib Razak (third from left) appears at the court on August 28. (Photo: AFP/VNA) In his opening statement, senior deputy...
Cargo ship with 24 crewmembers goes missing in Indonesia’s waters
Cargo ship with 24 crewmembers goes missing in Indonesia’s waters
Hanoi (VNA) - A cargo ship with 24 sailors on board is missing after vanishing in waters off Indonesia’s remote Maluku islands, according to local authorities. The vessel, carrying nickel ore, was traveling from Halmahera island to Sulawesi island when it sent a distress call shortly before losing radio contact last week. Local search and rescue chief Muslimin Samaila...
Japanese researcher helps Vietnam tackle AO/dioxin-related health issues
Japanese researcher helps Vietnam tackle AO/dioxin-related health issues
Tokyo (VNA) – A Japanese researcher has just announced a project on training Vietnamese health workers in addressing problems related to Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin chemical that was sprayed on the country during the war. Illustrative photo (Source: VNA) Japan's national broadcasting organization NHK quoted Professor Kido Teruhiko from the Kanazawa University and officials from the Japan International Cooperation Agency...
Japanese FM stresses need of upholding law in East Sea
Japanese FM stresses need of upholding law in East Sea
Tokyo (VNA) - Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono on August 27 stated that his country opposes any action that intensifies tensions in East Sea. Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono (Photo: VNA) The minister made the statement in response to a request by a correspondent of the Vietnam News Agency for comments on escalating tensions in the East Sea due...
Morocco asks AIPA for observer status
Morocco asks AIPA for observer status
Algiers (VNA) – Speaker of the House of Representatives of Morocco Habib El Malki on August 26 officially called on the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) to grant Morocco an observer status within the body, according to local media. Speaker of the House of Representatives of Morocco Habib El Malki (Photo: AFP/VNA) He made the statement at the 40th AIPA...
Vietnam’s efforts in promoting ASEAN cooperation applauded
Vietnam’s efforts in promoting ASEAN cooperation applauded
Hanoi (VNA) – Secretary General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Lim Jock Hoi lauded efforts by the Vietnamese Government and businesses in developing cooperation between the ASEAN member countries, while addressing a seminar in Hanoi on August 26. At the seminar (Photo: VNA) The seminar, jointly held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Vietnam...
Myanmar seizes nearly 800kg of meth in Shan state
Myanmar seizes nearly 800kg of meth in Shan state
Hanoi (VNA) – Myanmar authorities confiscated 762 kilogrammes of methamphetamine worth more than 19 billion kyats (12.67 million USD) in eastern Shan state, according to the commander-in-chief of Defence Services Office said on August 26. Myanmar authorities confiscate a total 38 bags filled with methamphetamine on August 25. (Photo: mdn.gov.mm) A total 38 bags filled with the drug was...
Indonesian President announces site of new capital
Indonesian President announces site of new capital
Jakarta (VNA) - President Joko Widodo announced on August 26 that he had picked East Kalimantan on Borneo island as the location for Indonesia's new capital. Indonesian President Joko Widodo. (Source: AFP/VNA) The most ideal location for the new capital is partly in North Penajam Paser regency and partly in Kutai Kartanegara regency, which are near Balikpapan, he said....
Italy's 2020 deficit on track to be well below target - minister
Italy's 2020 deficit on track to be well below target - minister
Italy's deficit for next year is on track to be well below target with public finances going much better than expected, outgoing Economy Minister Giovanni Tria said on August 25. Italian Economy Minister Giovanni Tria attends a eurozone finance ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium July 8, 2019. (Photo: Reuters) "Even under current laws, without other measures, the 2020 deficit...
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