The world economy is facing a future in which there are more and more barriers and tariff measures. In the context that economies have to "live” with trade barriers, analysts are concerned that global economic growth is at risk of sharp decline.

WTO gives green light to US trade sanctions on EU in Airbus case

The Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on October 14 agreed to approve a request from the United States for authorization to impose retaliatory measures on the European Union (EU) and four EU member states in the Airbus case.

Volcano erupts in Indonesia's Java island, triggering aviation warning

Mount Merapi, an active volcano in Indonesia's Java island, erupted on Monday (October 14) afternoon, spewing a column of ash up to 3 km high and forcing the authority to issue a warning for planes, national volcanology agency said.

Iraq, Russia call for de-escalating tensions in Gulf region

Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed al-Hakim and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on October 7 called in Baghdad for increasing efforts to reduce tensions in the Gulf region and the return of Syria to the Arab League (AL).

Bangladesh lifts about 8 mln people out of poverty in 7 yrs: World Bank report

Bangladesh has lifted about 8 million people out of poverty over the past seven years, showed a World Bank report released in Dhaka on october 7.

Candidate announces not to campaign in 2nd round of Tunisia''''s presidential election

Candidate for the early presidential election Kais Saied announced that he will not campaign for the second round of the presidential election for "ethical reasons," in a statement issued on October 5.

DPRK-US working-level talks in Stockholm break down without agreement

The latest working-level talks held in Stockholm on Saturday (October 5) between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States broke down with no agreement.

Philippines, Russia to expand bilateral cooperation

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have agreed to enhance cooperation between the two countries.

Over 7,000 illegal immigrants rescued by Libyan navy this year

The Libyan Navy on Wednesday (October 2) said it has rescued 7,036 illegal immigrants this year so far, compared with 12,365 illegal immigrants rescued from January 1 to September 30 last year.

Britain's new Brexit proposals not fully meet backstop objectives: Irish PM

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday (October 2) that the latest Brexit proposals from the British government do not fully meet the agreed objectives of the backstop.

Italy sets deficit target at 2.2 percent for 2020

The Italian cabinet on September 30 set the deficit target at 2.2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) for next year, a slight increase from a previous forecast of 2.1 percent.

Cuba to elect key leadership posts

(HBO) - Cuba's National Assembly of People's Power, or the parliament, is set to elect its president and other key positions during an extraordinary session on October 10, local media reported on September 30. 

Roundup: Greek market gears up to adjust to single-use plastics ban

The Greek market appears ready to rise to the challenge set by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis regarding a forthcoming ban on all single-use plastics, business representatives told Xinhua on September 27.

Afghans begin voting in presidential election

Afghans began voting on Saturday (September 28) morning in a one-day presidential election to select the country's new leader for the next five years.

Democrats launch formal Trump impeachment inquiry

Top US Democrat Nancy Pelosi Tuesday announced the opening of a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, saying he betrayed his oath of office by seeking help from a foreign power to hurt his Democratic rival Joe Biden.

Germany, France, Italy and Malta agree on migrant disembarkation and relocation system

Germany, France, Italy and Malta have agreed on how to jointly handle migrants who arrive in the Mediterranean.

Responsibility and action

The UN Climate Action Summit opened in New York, the US on September 23 with the participation of representatives from more than 60 countries and the European Union (EU).

39th ASEAN Chiefs of Police Conference wraps up in Hanoi

The 39th ASEAN Chiefs of Police Conference (ASEANAPOL 39) concluded in Hanoi on September 19.

Vietnam joins drill on peacekeeping, mine action in Indonesia

Vietnam is taking part in a field exercise on peacekeeping operations and humanitarian mine action that opened at the Indonesia Peace and Security Centre in Sentul city on September 16.

Saudi oil production to be fully restored by end of September: energy minister

Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud said Tuesday (September 17) that Saudi oil production, suspended earlier due to attacks on two major Aramco facilities, would be fully restored by the end of September.

Global economy "far" from recession, IMF official says

Trade tensions are weighing on growth across the world, but the International Monetary Fund is "far" from forecasting a global recession, an IMF official told Reuters on September 13, as the fund prepares to release a new economic outlook next month.

VN, Cambodia, Laos enhance drug control co-operation

Việt Nam, Cambodia and Laos should work together across their borders to fight the illegal drug trade, said participants at the 18th trilateral/bilateral ministerial meeting on drug control co-operation among the three nations held in Hà Nội on Wednesday. Read more at http://vietnamnews.vn/politics-laws/535290/vn-cambodia-laos-enhance-drug-control-co-operation.html#ohWmdQTmAbSBouts.99

Thailand: Face masks handed out due to haze from Indonesia

Many provinces of Thailand on September 13 started to hand out face masks to people as smog from forest fires in Indonesia hovered over its southern region.

ASEAN Family Day held in Italy

Embassies of member countries in the ASEAN Committee in Rome (ACR) celebrated the ASEAN Family Day on September 7th.

Lao gov''''t sends emergency supplies to flood-hit areas

(HBO) - Lao officials and military personnel last week used aircraft and trucks of the Lao People's Army to deliver emergency supplies including drinking water, food, boats, tents and household essentials to six southern provinces devastated by floods.