* At the meeting on March 27 between Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, also chairman of the the Philippine ruling PDP-Laban party and Song Tao, head of the International Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, the two sides expressed their willingness to enhance their cooperation and achieve "even better" relations between the two countries. * The Russian troops will stay in Venezuela as long as the legitimate Venezuelan government needs them, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on March 28. Two Russian air force planes landed in Venezuela on March 23, carrying nearly 100 troops and 35 tons of materials, said media reports. * Venezuela's Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez announced on March 28 the start of a new phase in reconstructing the country's national electricity system following attacks this month. * The British House of Commons will hold a vote on the withdrawal agreement on Friday in a fresh effort to break the current … [Read more...] about World News in Brief: March 29
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Paco Alcacer (L) and club captain Marco Reus (C) have been outstanding for current Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund AFP/SASCHA SCHUERMANN BERLIN: Despite finishing the first half of the season six points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund, defending champions Bayern Munich are confident of securing a seventh straight Bundesliga title next May. "That's what we are all assuming in Munich," said Bayern coach Niko Kovac on Saturday, as the Bundesliga breaks for winter until January 18. Their 3-0 victory at Eintracht Frankfurt this weekend was Bayern's fifth consecutive league win, moving them up to second, but Dortmund are eyeing a first Bundesliga title for seven years. Here are five things we have learned from the first half of the Bundesliga season: Crisis averted Kovac, 47, has been in office for six months but has already survived a crisis after Bayern dropped to sixth in October after consecutive defeats by Hertha Berlin and Borussia Moenchengladbach. The losses fuelled reports … [Read more...] about Can leaders Dortmund halt Bayern”s Bundesliga domination?
Around 70 leaders including U.S. and Russian Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin will mark the centenary of the 1918 Armistice in the French capital. Ceremonies in New Zealand and Australia marked the start of the November 11 memorial events across the world, and huge crowds paid tribute to the more than 80,000 servicemen and women who gave their lives in the Great War. "For our tomorrows, they gave their today," Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison told people gathered at the Remembrance Day national ceremony in Canberra. The Paris commemorations, centred on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier beneath the Arc de Triomphe, are set to feature warnings about the modern-day danger of nationalism. "This day is not just about remembering, but should be about a call to action," German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday after visiting the forest clearing in eastern France where the Armistice was signed. Merkel will give the opening address alongside U.N. Secretary General Antonio … [Read more...] about World leaders mark 100 years since WWI Armistice in Paris
Chinese President Xi Jinping has officially opened the world's longest sea crossing bridge, nine years after construction first began. Including its access roads, the bridge spans 55km (34 miles) and connects Hong Kong to Macau and the mainland Chinese city of Zhuhai. The bridge has cost about $20bn (£15.3bn) and seen several delays. Construction has been dogged by safety issues - at least 18 workers have died on the project, officials say. Mr Xi attended the opening ceremony of the bridge which took place in Zhuhai along with the leaders of Hong Kong and Macau on Tuesday. The bridge will open to regular traffic on Wednesday. What's so special about this bridge? The crossing connects three key coastal cities in southern China - Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai. The bridge, designed to withstand earthquakes and typhoons, was built using 400,000 tonnes of steel, enough to build 60 Eiffel Towers. About 30km of its total length crosses the sea of the Pearl River delta. To allow ships … [Read more...] about World’s longest sea crossing: Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge opens
This year’s World Food Day message “Our actions are our future. A Zero Hunger world by 2030 is possible” is also at the heart of FAO’s mandate in Viet Nam, with action to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all an important area of work for FAO since it began operations in the country in 1978.World Food Day and its Zero Hunger goal also reflect the spirit of FAO and the Government of Viet Nam’s fruitful partnership over the past four decades to transform the country from a large net food importer to the world’s third largest exporter of rice and ensure its population now has access to enough high-quality food to lead active and healthy lives.This dual event in Ha Noi was attended by MARD Vice Minister Mr. Le Quoc Doanh, FAO Representative in Viet Nam Mr. Albert T. Lieberg, leaders and representatives from MARD, representatives from United Nations organizations, donors and international organizations.Source: thegioitiepthi.vnAt the event, … [Read more...] about Our actions are our future. A Zero Hunger world by 2030 is possible