New Zealand Finance Minister Bill English said on December 6 he will stand as a candidate to replace outgoing prime minister John Key.
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.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov hashighlighted the military-technical cooperation with the Philippines.
More than 1,000 migrants were plucked from overcrowded boats and 16 bodies were recovered in the past two days, Italy's coastguard said on December 5, adding to the already record number of arrivals this year.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls declared on December 5 that he would seek the Socialist Party's nomination for next year's presidential election and said he was quitting the government to focus on campaigning.
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.
Singapore’s ruling People's Action Party (PAP) elected 12 members to its Central Executive Committee (CEC) on December 4 at its 34th conference.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi vowed to resign after suffering a crushing defeat on December 4 in a referendum on constitutional reform, tipping the euro zone's third-largest economy into political turmoil.
Syria's army and allied militia advanced towards rebel-held areas of Aleppo's Old City on December 4 in an attack which a military source predicted would be over in a matter of weeks.
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.
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.
Malaysia’s central bank has announced measures to increase demands for the ringgit and bring down the vulnerability of the domestic currency against the US dollar.
A meeting in tribute to leader Fidel Castro was held in Santiago de Cuba city in eastern Cuba on December 3 (local time), drawing the participation of leaders from foreign countries and tens of thousands of Cubans.
A plane carrying 16 Indonesian police personnel has crashed into the Batam Sea in the west of the country, according to rescuers.
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 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.
Tens of thousands of Cubans packed into a public square in Santiago de Cuba on December 3, joining dignitaries to bid farewell to revolutionary leader Fidel Castro in the city where his ashes will be entombed.
New Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn has reappointed Prem Tinsulanonda as the Privy Council chairman on December 2, according to the Royal Thai Government Gazette.
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.
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.