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Turkish train crash in Ankara kills 9, injures 47

Nine people were killed and nearly 50 injured in Turkey when a high speed train collided with a locomotive and crashed into a station platform and overpass in an Ankara suburb early on Thursday (Dec 13), officials said.

  • WB forecast 2016 global growth to reach 2.4%

    WB forecast 2016 global growth to reach 2.4%

    Public: 6/9/2016 1:32:51 PM

    (VNF) - The World Bank is downgrading its 2016 global growth forecast to 2.4% from the 2.9% pace projected in January, due to sluggish growth in advanced economies, stubbornly low commodity prices, weak global trade, and diminishing capital flows.

  • ASEAN connectivity plan reviewed in Indonesia

    ASEAN connectivity plan reviewed in Indonesia

    Public: 6/2/2016 10:26:34 PM

    The second meeting of the ASEAN Connectivity Coordinating Committee (ACCC) in 2016 and related meetings took place in Manado, Indonesia on May 29th-30th with Permanent Representative of Vietnam to ASEAN Nguyen Hoanh Nam in attendance.

  • Former WB leader in Vietnam appointed Vice President for East Asia and Pacific

    Former WB leader in Vietnam appointed Vice President for East Asia and Pacific

    Public: 4/16/2016 4:08:59 AM

    (VNF) - Ms Victoria Kwakwa was appointed by World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim as the new regional Vice President for East Asia and Pacific, effective on April 15th.

  • Workshop discusses cooperation opportunities with ASEAN

    Workshop discusses cooperation opportunities with ASEAN

    Public: 4/8/2016 5:20:58 PM

    Over 100 guests from Greek ministries, researchers, professors, students and international friends on April 7th joined a workshop entitled “ASEAN: A community of opportunities” held in Greece’s capital Athens.

  • First Regional Consultation Meeting for APF 2016

    Public: 4/7/2016 4:22:36 PM

    (VNF) - The first Regional Consultation Meeting for ASEAN People’s Forum 2016 (APF 2016) was held from March 31st - April 1st 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand.

  • GE listed Fast Company's most innovative

    GE listed Fast Company's most innovative

    Public: 3/18/2016 7:16:45 AM

    The US-based magazine Fast Company included GE in its annual list of the most innovative companies. GE is the top-ranked industrial company on the list, which includes many digital darlings like BuzzFeed (ranked at the very top), Uber and Alphabet.

  • Australia launched Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Strategy

    Public: 3/7/2016 11:28:14 PM

    The Australian Government has launched its Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Strategy, reaffirming that Australia will continue to be an active part of the global fight for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

  • Australia’s border protection measures remain in force

    Australia’s border protection measures remain in force

    Public: 2/5/2016 3:17:22 PM

    (VNF) - The Australian Government’s tough border protection measures to stop illegal people smuggling and ensure the sovereignty of Australia’s borders remain in full force.

  • First Canadian Ambassador to ASEAN

    First Canadian Ambassador to ASEAN

    Public: 1/20/2016 11:47:24 PM

    (VNF) - The Government of Canada on January 19th appointed Ms Marie-Louise Hannan as Canada’s new Ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

  • Laos pursues goals towards socialism

    Laos pursues goals towards socialism

    Public: 1/20/2016 12:46:05 AM

    The Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) is continuing to implement its strategic tasks in line with the comprehensive and principal renovation policy with a focus on Party building and ideology.

  • Singapore, US strengthen defence cooperation

    Singapore, US strengthen defence cooperation

    Public: 12/9/2015 11:27:29 AM

    Singapore and the US signed a defence cooperation agreement (DCA) in Washington on December 8th.

  • EU Commissioner Mimica to announce support for Vietnam’s healthcare sector

    EU Commissioner Mimica to announce support for Vietnam’s healthcare sector

    Public: 11/15/2015 1:28:13 PM

    (VNF) - EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica is scheduled to visit South East Asia region, including Vietnam (November 16th - 18th) and Cambodia (November 18th - 20th).

  • US company completes acquisition of Alstom power and grid businesses

    US company completes acquisition of Alstom power and grid businesses

    Public: 11/4/2015 7:49:41 AM

    (VNF) - The world’s Digital Industrial Company GE from the US, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Alstom’s power and grid businesses as part of its largest-ever industrial acquisition.

  • ASEAN Culture Week opens in Mexico

    ASEAN Culture Week opens in Mexico

    Public: 11/2/2015 5:34:40 PM

    The ASEAN Culture Week was organized at the Headquarters of the Mexican Senate from October 27th - 30th.

  • PCA to hear Philippines-China East Sea dispute suit

    PCA to hear Philippines-China East Sea dispute suit

    Public: 10/30/2015 8:30:20 AM

    The Netherlands-based Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) on October 29th stated that it has jurisdiction over a case filed by the Philippines contesting China’s claims to disputed areas in the East Sea.

  • Singapore hosts infrastructure finance international conference

    Singapore hosts infrastructure finance international conference

    Public: 10/21/2015 7:25:37 AM

    International policymakers and leading minds in finance gathered at the 6th World Bank (WB)- Singapore Infrastructure Finance Summit in Singapore on October 20th to discuss measures to foster private capital in infrastructure development.

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