2016: Brexit changes the EU

2016: Brexit changes the EU

VOV.VN - Britain’s exit from the EU, or Brexit, shocked the world in 2016. It has led to major changes in Britain’s politics and long-lasting socio-economic consequences. Brexit also has a strong impact on the EU.

Cabinet approves New Year traditional celebrations

Cabinet approves New Year traditional celebrations

The Cabinet has approved a proposal to organize a traditional-Buddhist New Year celebration nationwide while Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha urged every sector to help lower road fatalities this year.

Iraqi police say ready to join assault on east Mosul

Iraqi police say ready to join assault on east Mosul

Several thousand Iraqi federal police are ready to join the assault against Islamic State in east Mosul, a spokesman said on December 12, reinforcing troops who have faced weeks of fierce counter-attacks from the militants.

Syrian general says Aleppo offensive in final stages

Syrian general says Aleppo offensive in final stages

The Syrian army and its allies are in the "last moments before declaring victory" in Aleppo, a Syrian military source said, after rebel defences collapsed on December 12, leaving insurgents in a tiny, heavily bombarded pocket of ground.

Malaysia: Abu Sayyaf militant leader killed

Malaysia: Abu Sayyaf militant leader killed

A leader of the Philippine Islamic militant group Abu Sayyaf - Abraham Hamid - was killed by Malaysian security forces during a gun fight offshore Sabah state, Borneo island of Malaysia, on December 10.

Italy president pledges to solve government crisis fast

Italy president pledges to solve government crisis fast

Italian President Sergio Mattarella pledged on December 11 to act quickly to solve a government crisis prompted by Matteo Renzi's resignation as prime minister, with all major parties calling for elections as soon as possible.

Iraq says it destroys Mosul car bomb factories

Iraq says it destroys Mosul car bomb factories

Iraqi forces captured a neighborhood in east Mosul on December 9 pushing deeper to the heart of Islamic State's Iraq stronghold and destroying three sites where it produced car bombs used in waves of suicide attacks, the campaign's commander said.

ROK parliament votes overwhelmingly to impeach President Park

ROK parliament votes overwhelmingly to impeach President Park

The Republic of Korean lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on December 9 to impeach President Park Geun-hye over an influence-peddling scandal, setting the stage for her to become the country's first elected leader to be expelled from office in disgrace.