USGS: 6.1-magnitude Quake Strikes Eastern Indonesia

JAKARTA, INDONESIA – A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia’s Sulawesi island Saturday, the United States Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage.   The strong quake hit 258 kilometers northeast of the city of Manado in North Sulawesi at a depth of […]

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Health, Inequality Dangerously Linked, Speakers Warn, Stressing Exclusion, Disparity Impeding Ability to Contain COVID-19, on Day Three of High-Level Political Forum

Inequality and exclusion have deeply impaired the ability to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, which, in turn, further widened such disparity, demonstrating the dangerous links between health and inequality, experts warned, as the high‑level political forum on sustainable development moved into the third day of its two-week session.   The forum is the United Nations central […]

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Countries Struggle with COVID-19 Spike

South Korea recorded a record number of new coronavirus infections for a third straight day, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said Saturday.   The country also recorded its highest-ever number of cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, in the 24-hour period ending Friday, with 1,378 infections. The previous record, set […]

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Working Visit by President of the Republic of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid to Singapore, 11 to 13 July 2021

The President of the Republic of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid, will be making a working visit to Singapore from 11 to 13 July 2021. This will be the first visit to Singapore by the President of Estonia.       President Kaljulaid will participate in the inaugural Asia Tech x Singapore (ATxSG) Summit on 13 July […]

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Director-General of the Department of East Asian Affairs joined a panel discussion on ways forward for economic cooperation between ASEAN, South Korea and Australia for the post COVID-19 economic recovery

Director-General of the Department of East Asian Affairs joined the panel discussion at the Republic of Korea (ROK) – Australia Forum on Support for Southeast Asia and ASEAN: Building Vaccine Cooperation, Capacity and Security for Post COVID-19 Recovery, advocating economic cooperation on the post COVID-19 recovery. On 29 June 2021, Ms. Arjaree Sriratanaban, Director-General of […]

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