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Space crew survives plunge to Earth after Russian rocket fails

The two-man U.S.-Russian crew of a Soyuz spacecraft en route to the International Space Station was forced to make a dramatic emergency landing in Kazakhstan on Thursday when their rocket failed in mid-air.

  • Indonesia hosts Asia-Pacific regional peacekeeping meeting

    Indonesia hosts Asia-Pacific regional peacekeeping meeting

    Public: 7/28/2015 8:44:27 AM

    The Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting on peacekeeping opened on July 27 in Jakarta with the participation of about 100 top officials from 30 countries, including five members of the United Nations Security Council.

  • More needs to be done towards AEC’s prosperity: Credit Suisse

    More needs to be done towards AEC’s prosperity: Credit Suisse

    Public: 7/24/2015 6:02:20 PM

    More work needs to be done to ensure that the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) integration that commences this year will actually bring about a stronger and more prosperous region, the Philippines’ Manila Times quoted a senior financial institution official.

  • Malaysian Government ranked 8th most efficient globally

    Malaysian Government ranked 8th most efficient globally

    Public: 7/17/2015 11:18:53 AM

    Malaysia’s government has been ranked eighth in terms of most efficient performance in the 2014-2015 Global Competitive Report released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) on its website, according to local New Straits Times.

  • ASEAN market access paper launched

    ASEAN market access paper launched

    Public: 7/17/2015 11:03:41 AM

    The European Union-ASEAN Business Council (EU-ABC) has launched a region-wide position paper of recommendations to boost market access as well as increase trade and investment between Europe and ASEAN.

  • Asia-Pacific nations continue RCEP negotiations

    Asia-Pacific nations continue RCEP negotiations

    Public: 7/14/2015 12:46:06 PM

    Sixteen Asia-Pacific nations started a new round of negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on July 13 to eliminate import duties.

  • Thailand’s health system reinforced against new diseases

    Thailand’s health system reinforced against new diseases

    Public: 7/13/2015 1:45:27 PM

    Thailand will continue to safeguard its citizens against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) and other new diseases.

  • Singaporean FM: AEC not the same as European Union

    Singaporean FM: AEC not the same as European Union

    Public: 7/10/2015 10:13:09 AM

    The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), which is slated to be established by the end of this year, will not be the same as the European Union (EU), said Singaporean Foreign Minister Shanmugam.

  • Thailand, Laos discuss anti-human trafficking campaign

    Thailand, Laos discuss anti-human trafficking campaign

    Public: 7/10/2015 10:10:02 AM

    International anti-human trafficking agencies in Thailand and Laos have convened a meeting to discuss ways to step up efforts against human trade along the border.

  • Lao economy likely to grow 7.5 pct

    Lao economy likely to grow 7.5 pct

    Public: 7/9/2015 11:56:48 AM

    Despite uncertainties about weather conditions and State budget revenue collection, the Lao economy is forecast to expand about 7.5 percent in the fiscal year 2014-2015.

  • Cambodia welcomes 2 million foreign tourists

    Cambodia welcomes 2 million foreign tourists

    Public: 7/8/2015 11:25:30 AM

    Cambodia welcomed nearly two million foreign tourists during the first five months of 2015, a 4.4 percent year-on-year rise, primarily hailing from Vietnam, China, the Republic of Korea, Laos and Thailand.

  • Singapore, Myanmar agree to bolster bilateral ties

    Singapore, Myanmar agree to bolster bilateral ties

    Public: 7/8/2015 11:20:17 AM

    The fifth meeting of the Singapore-Myanmar Joint Ministerial Working Committee took place in Yangon on July 6 under the chair of Singaporean Minister of Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang and Myanmar Energy Minister and Chairman of the Investment Commission U Zay Yar Aung.

  • European Commission statement following the referendum in Greece

    Public: 7/7/2015 10:46:48 PM

    (VNF) - The European Commission takes note of and respects the result of the referendum in Greece.

  • Storm ravages Philippines, drought prolongs in Thailand

    Storm ravages Philippines, drought prolongs in Thailand

    Public: 7/7/2015 1:12:51 PM

    Tropical storm Egay has brought flooding, stranded passengers in several ports, cut power supply, and caused the canceling of domestic flights in the Philippines.

  • European Commission statement following the referendum in Greece

    Public: 7/6/2015 12:30:40 PM

    (VNF) - The European Commission takes note of and respects the result of the referendum in Greece.

  • Obama, in podcast, uses N-word to make point on racism

    Obama, in podcast, uses N-word to make point on racism

    Public: 6/23/2015 2:40:47 PM

    U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday ignited a storm of social media debate when he used a racial epithet in an interview posted online that discussed race relations following the recent killings of nine black churchgoers.

  • Cambodia: PM Hun Sen elected as President of ruling CPP party

    Cambodia: PM Hun Sen elected as President of ruling CPP party

    Public: 6/21/2015 3:37:33 PM

    Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen was elected as President of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party at the 38th central committee conference on June 20th, replacing Chea Sim who passed away on June 8th.

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