5.6-Magnitude Quake Hits Eastern Indonesia

JAKARTA– A 5.6-magnitude earthquake, jolted Indonesia’s eastern Maluku province, last night, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency said.   The quake jolted at 22:29 Jakarta time (1529 GMT), with the epicentre at 163 km north-east of Maluku Barat Daya district, and the depth at 10 km under the seabed, the agency said.   The quake […]

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Cambodia Vows To Promote ASEAN’s Spirit As United Family: FM

PHNOM PENH–  Cambodia, the incoming chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for 2022, will promote the bloc’s spirit as a united family, in order to maintain peace and prosperity in the region and beyond, the country’s Foreign Minister, Prak Sokhonn, said.   Sokhonn, who is also a deputy prime minister, made the […]

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Vietnam Reports 16,141 New COVID-19 Cases, 1,398,413 In Total

HANOI – Vietnam reported 16,141 new COVID-19 cases yesterday, including 16,104 locally transmitted and 37 imported, according to its Ministry of Health.   Most of the community cases were reported in southern localities, including 1,441 in Ho Chi Minh City, 1,164 in Binh Phuoc province, and 903 in Tay Ninh province.   The infections brought […]

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China’s Xi and Russia’s Putin Dominate G-7

While Russian President Vladimir Putin keeps the West guessing over Ukraine, it was the might of Chinese President Xi Jinping that garnered the long-term strategic focus when the diplomats from the Group of Seven richest democracies met this weekend. The United States and its other G-7 allies are searching for a coherent response to Xi’s […]

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Vietnam’s First Metro, in Hanoi, Hobbled by Lack of Riders

It took 10 years for the Cat Linh-Ha Dong metro line in Hanoi, Vietnam’s first, to enter service November 21. Despite initial positive reviews, though, the value of the controversial project is being questioned. The 13-kilometer elevated, 12-station line starts at Cat Linh railway station in north-central Hanoi and ends at Yen Nghia bus station […]

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