Indonesia's plan to move its capital off the main island of Java will require investment of about US$20 billion to US$30 billion, a minister said on Tuesday (Apr 30), even though the government has yet to decide on a new location.
On the occasion of 2016 APEC High-Level Week, VNF would like to present the article “APEC: Genuine Collectivism and Effective Connectivity” by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey V. Lavrov, released on November 16th.
President-elect Donald Trump unveiled plans for his first 100 days in office, including proposals related to immigration, trade deals and defense policy, using a video published online to briefly outline his proposals.
While the fate of the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) hangs in the balance, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said there are other pathways to the broader Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific (FTAAP) - a trade pact involving all 21 APEC economies.
French President Francois Hollande on November 13th joined a commemoration ceremony at the Bataclan concert hall to mark one year since the Paris terrorist attacks, in which 130 people were killed.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), as a specialized agency of the UN that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability, has closely technically assisted Vietnam in implementing reform since 1986.
When voters go to polling places across the United States on November 8th hundreds of international observers will be watching the election of a new president and members of Congress unfold.
On November 8th, more than 100 million American voters will cast their ballots to elect the 45th US President. This is the biggest political event of the year in the US. The race to the White House has been dramatic until its last minute.
President Barack Obama pressed Democrats black and white to vote in droves for Hillary Clinton on November 2nd, warning Donald Trump was a threat to hard-earned civil rights, the country and the world.
A firebomb burned through the Republican Party headquarters in North Carolina’s Orange County, the United States, on October 16th.
Haiti faces a humanitarian crisis that requires a “massive response” from the international community, the United Nations chief said, with at least 1.4 million people needing emergency aid following last week’s battering by Hurricane Matthew.
The United Nations Security Council has elected Portugal’s former Prime Minister Antonio Guterres as the next U.N. Secretary General from January 1st, 2017 to replace Ban Ki-moon.
Cuba and the United States held a 4th meeting of the Bilateral Commission on September 30th in Washington to confirm agreements made in previous sessions and map out new steps for 2016.
President Obama conceded that the United States and other world powers have limited ability to solve the most profound challenges facing the world, while calling for a “course correction” for globalization to ensure that nations don’t retreat into a more sharply divided world.
After a major diplomatic set-back, a look back at how China got to this point.
Shortly after the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) final ruling on the case of Philippines with China on the South China Sea dispute, the international community has voiced support for the decision, calling on relevant parties to respect and abide by the ruling.
Japan, Australia and India on February 26th agreed on the importance of maintaining the rule of law in the East Sea and shared “strong concerns” over tensions in the region amid China’s rising assertive move in the sea.