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Image : ADB to continue lending US$1 billion a year to Vietnam

ADB to continue lending US$1 billion a year to Vietnam

person Orange Themes access_time Oct 11,2016

NDO—The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced that it will maintain lending at around US$1 billion each year for Vietnam during the 2016-2020 period.

Image : Laporte elected new French rugby federation president

Laporte elected new French rugby federation president

person Orange Themes access_time Dec 03,2016

PARIS (AP) — Former France coach Bernard Laporte has been elected as the new French rugby federation president.

Image : Gambia's longtime ruler refuses to bow out, demands fresh polls

Gambia's longtime ruler refuses to bow out, demands fresh polls

person Orange Themes access_time Dec 10,2016

Gambia's longtime leader Yahya Jammeh announced late Friday he would no longer accept defeat in recent elections, plunging the West African country into turmoil with a demand for fresh polls. Investigations into the December 1 vote have revealed a

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Gambia announces withdrawal from International Criminal Court

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BANJUL (Reuters) - The government of Gambia announced on Tuesday that it is withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC), accusing the struggling court of seeking only to prosecute Africans.

"The Government of the Islamic Republic of The Gambia hereby informs all and sundry, the withdrawal of the Islamic Republic of The Gambia's Membership of the International Criminal Court," Information Minister Sheriff Bojang said on state television.

South Africa withdrew from the court earlier this month.

(Reporting by Pap Saine; Writing by Joe Bavier; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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Lebanese president vows to uproot corruption

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's newly elected President Michel Aoun has vowed to uproot corruption and strive for nation-building in the deeply divided country.Aoun spoke Sunday before thousands of supporters who gathered at the presidential palace in Baabda in southeastern Beirut.The 83-year-old has been a central figure in Lebanese politics for decades. He was elected by parliament as president on Monday."A strong nation needs a strong government to administer it," he said. "Corruption will be… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Battle surrounds Trump's secretary of state pick

Palm Beach (United States) (AFP) - As families across a bitterly divided America gathered for Thanksgiving Day, a battle erupted Thursday in Donald Trump's camp over his pick for secretary of state, with loyalists seeking to block the path of Mitt Romney, a fierce former critic of the billionaire.With the president-elect hunkered down at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida for the long holiday weekend -- from where he urged the country to unite after a "painful" campaign -- his team appears split… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

England vs Spain: Gareth Southgate willing to stake future on World Cup ...

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Trump renews defense of his call with Taiwan leader

NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is using Twitter to renew his defense of his engagement with the leader of Taiwan, a breach of diplomatic protocol as the U.S. shifted recognition from Taiwan to China nearly 40 years ago.In a series of Sunday evening tweets, Trump groused about criticism that he didn't work with China ahead of the contact. China considers Taiwan a rogue province."Did China ask us if it was OK to carry out a number of actions such as build up disputed islands in the… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Japan commends Vietnam’s business climate

He made the remark at a meeting with visiting Vietnamese Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung in Tokyo on April 14. Highlighting that the Vietnam – Japan relationship is at its best ever, Kishida asked the Vietnamese side to continue helping Japanese investors by removing outstanding obstacles and difficulties. Agreeing with his host on the development of bilateral ties, Minister Dung stressed that the changing global situation is creating challenges along with opportunities for… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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