Geneva workshop on East Sea issue

Geneva workshop on East Sea issue

An international workshop is being held in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss disputes in the East Sea, and the enforcement of the Permament Court of Arbitration (PCA) in the Hague’s ruling on the Philippines’s lawsuit against China’s claims in the waters.

Russia, China block UN demand for seven-day Aleppo truce

Russia, China block UN demand for seven-day Aleppo truce

Russia and China on December 5 vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that would have demanded a seven-day truce in Syria's Aleppo, with Russia arguing it would allow rebels to regroup and that time was needed for talks between Washington and Moscow.

New Zealand PM Key announces surprise resignation

New Zealand PM Key announces surprise resignation

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, who won praise for his economic stewardship after the global financial crisis, unexpectedly announced his resignation on December 5, saying it was time to leave politics after more than eight years in power.

Iran’s nuclear deal fragile

Iran’s nuclear deal fragile

VOV.VN - The US Senate has approved legislation extending the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) for another ten years – by a vote of 99-0. The Iran Sanctions Extension Act, which passed in the House in a 419-1 vote a fortnight ago, now goes to President Obama’s desk.

Brazil mourns Chapecoense crash victims at packed stadium wake

Brazil mourns Chapecoense crash victims at packed stadium wake

A downpour drenched thousands of mourners in this Brazilian city on Saturday as they grieved over 50 caskets flown overnight to the stadium of the local Chapecoense soccer team, which was all but wiped out in an air crash Monday in Colombia.

China lodges protest after Trump call with Taiwan president

China lodges protest after Trump call with Taiwan president

China lodged a diplomatic protest on December 3 after US President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan, but blamed the self-ruled island Beijing claims as its own for the "petty" move.

Philippines to take up CPR chair in 2017

Philippines to take up CPR chair in 2017

The Lao Permanent Representative to ASEAN handed over the chairmanship of the Committee of Permanent Representatives to ASEAN (CPR) next year to his Philippine counterpart at a ceremony in Jakarta on December 1.

Trump moves to quickly fill his top Cabinet ranks

Trump moves to quickly fill his top Cabinet ranks

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said he expected to have most members of his Cabinet announced next week, interviewing more candidates at Trump Tower for top jobs in his administration as he prepares to take office on Jan. 20.