Philippine Army launches Covid-19 monitoring info system
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Philippine Army launches Covid-19 monitoring info system

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Philippine Army on Friday launched its Covid-19 Telemedicine Information System (PACTIS) The Philippine Army (PA) on Friday launched its Covid-19 Telemedicine Information System (PACTIS) project in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, in support of response efforts during the health crisis. “We stress the importance of preserving the force so that we could focus on accomplishing Read More…

EU-Vietnam trade agreement enters into force
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EU-Vietnam trade agreement enters into force

Reading Time: 3 minutes The EU-Vietnam agreement is the most comprehensive trade agreement the EU has concluded with a developing country EU exports to Vietnam will be taxed less as of tomorrow, 1 August. This is the immediate effect of the entry into force of the EU-Vietnam trade agreement that will ultimately scrap duties on 99% of all goods Read More…

Canada expands Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation agreement
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Canada expands Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) agreement

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada is a founding member of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC As the world continues to address the health and economic challenges of COVID-19, it is more important than ever that Canada works with its international partners to find solutions and sustain economic growth. As a founding member of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Canada needs to Read More…

UK and India agree to deeper trading relationship
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UK and India set the stage for massive trade agreement

Reading Time: 2 minutes Trade agreement could see a £250 million annual boost for British businesses UK’s International Trade Secretary Liz Truss and India’s Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry Piyush Goyal agreed to explore opportunities for expanding and deepening the trade relationship between the two nations. This will include an Enhanced Trade Partnership as the first step Read More…

37th Anniversary of Black July, Sri Lanka's Deadliest Civil War
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37th Anniversary of Black July, Sri Lanka’s Deadliest Civil War

Reading Time: 2 minutes 150,000 people became homeless in Black July Black July is the common name used to refer to the anti-Tamil pogrom and riots in Sri Lanka during July 1983. The riots began as a response to a deadly ambush on 23 July 1983 by the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam), one of the many Tamil militant groups of that time. The LTTE had killed 13 Sri Read More…

Viet Nam Energy Summit opens in Ha Noi
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Viet Nam Energy Summit opens in Ha Noi

Reading Time: 2 minutes Viet Nam Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung The Viet Nam Energy Summit 2020 was held by the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission in Ha Noi on July 22, aiming to disseminate the Politburo’s Resolution No. 55-NQ/TW on the orientation of Viet Nam’s National Energy Development Strategy to 2030, with a vision to 2045. Addressing Read More…

6th anniversary of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17
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6th anniversary of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

Reading Time: 2 minutes Russia denies any responsibility in the downing Flight MH17 Today marks the 6th anniversary of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in which 298 people from 17 countries, including 10 British nationals, lost their lives. Six years on, the United Kingdom lead the fight and reiterates its full support for efforts Read More…

First foreign leader visits Viet Nam since COVID-19 outbreak
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First foreign leader visits Viet Nam since COVID-19 outbreak

Reading Time: 2 minutes Viet Nam has went several weeks with reporting a case of COVID-19 VGP – Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Lao counterpart Thongloun Sisoulith discussed on COVID-19 pandemic and measures to foster multi-faceted cooperation between the two countries during their face-to-face talks in Da Nang City on Sunday. This is the first high-level visit of Read More…

EP group leaders deeply worried over the situation in Hong Kong
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EP leaders deeply worried over the situation in Hong Kong

Reading Time: 2 minutes China continues to impose it’s rule of law. Following the latest resolution, Parliament’s Conference of Presidents reiterates its serious concerns about the erosion of fundamental freedoms in Hong Kong. “On 30 June, the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress adopted the National Security Law in Hong Kong, which came into effect that day, the Read More…

Switzerland to play mediator in Myanmar's elections
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Switzerland to play mediator in Myanmar’s elections

Reading Time: 2 minutes Switzerland to play mediator in Myanmar’s elections. Myanmar’s parties sign election code of conduct Over the weekend, Myanmar’s political parties signed a code of conduct for peaceful elections and a fair election campaign in view of the parliamentary elections scheduled for November. Switzerland acted as a mediator between the parties (as a so-called facilitator) and Read More…

Philippines Report 738 new cases; tally balloons to 34,803
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Philippines Report 738 new cases; tally balloons to 34,803

Reading Time: < 1 minute Philippines Report 738 new cases; tally balloons to 34,803. Strict quarantine rules remain in place The country’s coronavirus infections ballooned to 34,803 after 738 new cases were logged by the Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday. Of the new infections, 560 are tagged as fresh cases or patients whose test results were released within the Read More…

Viet Nam goes 65 consecutive days without a new COVID-19 case
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Viet Nam goes 65 consecutive days without a new COVID-19 case

Reading Time: 2 minutes Vietnam goes 65 consecutive days without a new COVID-19 case. 93.4% of the reported cases have recovered Vietnam entered the day 65th without any new COVID-19 infection case in the community, the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control said early Saturday. Vietnam confirmed 349 COVID-19 patients, including 209 imported cases who were sent Read More…

India set to overtake China as the worlds lead supply chain
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India set to overtake China as the worlds lead supply chain

Reading Time: 3 minutes India set to overtake China as the worlds lead supply chain. The Coronavirus had a crippling effect on China COVID-19 has exposed the vulnerabilities in having a China-centric global supply chain and as the world battles to contain the contagion, efforts are underway to de-risk the supply chain by exploring available alternates and India is seemingly Read More…

VN goes 57 days without community infections
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Viet Nam goes 57 days without community infections

Reading Time: < 1 minute Viet Nam goes 57 days without community infections. Viet Nam has flattened the curve Viet Nam has gone through 57 straight days without community transmission, as no new cases of COVID-19 were reported on June 12 morning, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control. Among the total 332 infections, 192 were imported and Read More…

Philippines: Lasting Harm to Children from ‘Drug War’
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Philippines: Lasting Harm to Children from ‘Drug War’

Reading Time: 5 minutes Philippines: Lasting Harm to Children from ‘Drug War’. Duterte’s war on drugs is tearing families apart UN Human Rights Council Should Promote Justice for Killings Jennifer M. drew this using pencil and crayon as part of her therapy  for the psychological distress she suffered after witnessing the killing of her father by police officers inside their Read More…

President Duterte will not reopen schools without a vaccine
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President Duterte will not reopen schools without a vaccine

Reading Time: 2 minutes President Duterte will not reopen schools without a vaccine. It will be a disaster said Duterte President Rodrigo Duterte believes the opening of classes should be pushed back until a vaccine that could protect persons against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) would be developed. In a public address late Monday night, Duterte said it was “useless” Read More…

Philippines Covid-19 cases exceed 13K with 279 new cases
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Philippines Covid-19 cases exceed 13K with 279 new cases

Reading Time: < 1 minute Philippines Covid-19 cases exceed 13K with 279 new cases. Follow COVID-19 rules or face death The number of persons infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the country has reached 13,221, with 279 new reported cases. The Department of Health (DOH), in its case bulletin on Wednesday, reported that there are 89 new recoveries Read More…

Japan: Introduce LGBT Non-Discrimination Law
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Japan: Introduce LGBT Non-Discrimination Law

Reading Time: 3 minutes Japan: Introduce LGBT Non-Discrimination Law. LGBT people in Japan are entitled to equal Rights & protection Participants March during the Tokyo Rainbow Parade. On October 22, hundreds of activist groups throughout the world will gather to mark the 8th annual International Day for Trans Depathologization. Despite progress, governments around the world, including the Japanese government, Read More…

Philippine Covid-19 Cases Now Top 11,876
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Philippine Covid-19 Cases Now Top 11,876

Reading Time: 2 minutes Philippine Covid-19 Cases Now Top 11,876. 13,400 Total Bed Capacity Dedicated To COVID-19 Patients The total number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the country has reached 11,876, with 258 more persons contracting the disease. In its case bulletin Thursday, the Department of Health (DOH) also reported 86 new recoveries and Read More…

No Justice 10 Years After Thailand’s ‘Red Shirt’ Crackdown
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No Justice 10 Years After Thailand’s ‘Red Shirt’ Crackdown

Reading Time: 2 minutes No Justice 10 Years After Thailand’s ‘Red Shirt’ Crackdown. 98 people killed and more than 2,000 injured Thai activists use laser projectors to display the message “Searching for the Truth,” in remembrance of the 2010 military crackdown on the “Red Shirts” protest, May 2020. © 2020 Private Policymakers, Officers Escape Accountability for Nearly 100 Deaths Sunai PhasukSenior Read More…

China Steps Up COVID-19 Medical Donation To Seychelles
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China Steps Up COVID-19 Medical Donation To Seychelles

Reading Time: 2 minutes China Steps Up COVID-19 Medical Donation To Seychelles. Over 40,000 pieces of medical equipment donated China continues to be major supply donors of medical devices to African nations hit by the coronavirus. On May 8, the Chinese embassy in Seychelles donated medical supplies to the Department of Health to support the Seychelles’ efforts to fight Read More…

Philippine Police Presence To Intensify In New COVID-19 Era
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Philippine Police Presence To Intensify In New COVID-19 Era

Reading Time: 2 minutes Philippine Police Presence To Intensify In New COVID-19 Era. Mobile Checkpoints Setup Throughout The Country Joint Task Force Covid Shield commander, Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar on Sunday said the Philippine National Police (PNP) will intensify police visibility as more areas under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) are expected to be relegated to general community quarantine (GCQ) Read More…

Bangladesh: Mass Arrests Over Cartoons, Posts
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Bangladesh 2020: Mass Arrests Over Cartoons, Posts

Reading Time: 5 minutes Bangladesh 2020: Mass Arrests Over Cartoons, Posts. How is this happening in 2020? A protester demands the release of Bangladeshi journalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka, Bangladesh on May 5, 2020.  © 2020 Syed Mahamudur Rahman/NurPhoto via AP Cartoonist, Journalists, Activists Face Charges for Criticizing Ruling Party (New York) Read More…

Russian Press Hails VN’s Amazing Fight Against Covid-19
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Russian Press Hails VN’s Amazing Fight Against Covid-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Russian Press Hails VN’s Amazing Fight Against Covid-19. Viet Nam Has Recorded Zero COVID-19 Fatalities VGP – While many countries have been struggling with COVID-19, Viet Nam has contained the disease and had zero fatalities, RIA Novosti, one of Russian biggest news agencies reported. In a recent article, the new agency explained the effective preventive Read More…

Philippine Government Delivers 1,000 Hogs To Help Residents
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Philippine Government Delivers 1,000 Hogs To Help Residents

Reading Time: 2 minutes Philippine Government Delivers 1,000 Hogs To Help Residents. Hogs Weighed Around 200 Kilos Each The city government here distributed over the weekend at least 1,000 live hogs to augment the food supplies of residents affected by the ongoing enhanced community quarantine. Mayor Ronnel Rivera said Monday the move was aimed to provide additional relief assistance Read More…

Trump Inflames China, America's Largest Medical Supplier
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Trump Inflames China, America’s Largest Medical Supplier

Reading Time: 4 minutes Trump Inflames China, America’s Largest Medical Supplier. The US Remains Heavily Dependant On Chinese Goods Why Isn’t The US Compensating The World For Viruses That Originated In America? China President Xi’s wrote an Op-Ed article in The Qiushi Journal entitled “Unity and Cooperation Are the Most Powerful Weapon for the International Community Against the Disease” Read More…

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Historic Freetrade Agreement Signed Between Viet Nam And The EU

Reading Time: 2 minutes European Union Signs Historic Freetrade Agreement Viet Nam. The Value Of The Deal Totals $50 Billion The Council of the European Union has approved the ambitious free trade agreement with Viet Nam. Industrial tariffs can thereby soon be eliminated, and binding high standards for climate change mitigation, employee rights and fair competition will be put Read More…

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Manilla International Airport Reopens One Day After Deadly Crash Killing 8

Reading Time: 2 minutes MANILA — Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) runway 06/24 reopened for operation before 5 a.m. on Monday, following the temporary closure to conduct investigation involving a medical evacuation (medevac) plane that burst into flames during takeoff Sunday night killing all eight passengers. Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) authorities confirmed there were three flights affected during the Read More…

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China Closes Borders To Foreigners

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chinese authorities will temporarily ban foreign citizens with valid visas and residence permits from entering the country from March 28. This is stated in a statement published on Thursday by the state administration for the migration of the People’s Republic of China. “The Chinese side has decided to temporarily ban the entry of foreign citizens Read More…

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Quadriplegic Teen Left Home Alone To Die

Reading Time: 2 minutes During the outbreak in China a teenage boy suffering from cerebral palsy was found dead at home in Hubei province six days after his father and younger brother were quarantined for suspected infection with a novel coronavirus. Seventeen-year-old Yan Cheng, his 11-year-old brother and their father Yan Xiaowen, 49, who had been working in Hubei’s capital Read More…

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China Playing Major Role In Assisting Countries Fight The Coronavirus

Reading Time: < 1 minute To help Cambodia and Serbia fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chinese government has decided to send a team of medical experts to the infected countries. The teams, organized by the National Health Commission, consists of experts selected by the Health Commission of Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. According to the latest figures from the NHC, more Read More…

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Did China Find A Cure For Coronavirus?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chinese authorities intend to use the Avigan anti-flu medication for the treatment of COVID-19 pneumonia, NHK reported. According to the head of the National center for the development of biotechnology, Zhang Xinming, the Chinese authorities have tested it in the cities of Wuhan and Shenzhen. The tests involved 240 and 80 patients, respectively. On average, Read More…

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The First Major Mutation Found In The Genome Of Coronavirus

Reading Time: < 1 minute Singaporean biologists have discovered the first major change in the genome of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. A study by biologists and doctors from Singapore National University is published in an article for the bioRxiv electronic scientific library. Compared to the first samples of the new coronavirus, a 382-letter-long nucleotide fragment disappeared from its genome next to ORF8, a special Read More…

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Health Declaration MANDATORY For All Incoming Travelers To Viet Nam

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control has decided that health declaration shall be mandatory for all incoming travelers to Viet Nam effective immediately. The decision was made at the Committee’s meeting on Friday morning amid ongoing spikes of COVID-19 infections and fatalities across the world. Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, who is Read More…

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Those Infected With The Coronavirus Will Be Shipped To The Isolated Galang Desert

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Indonesian authorities plan to place those infected with the coronavirus on the uninhabited island of Galang. The Jakarta Post newspaper with reference to the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, Hadi Tjahjanto, reports this. According to the commander-in-chief, Galang Island was chosen as the site for the hospital, as several buildings that were used in Read More…

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Trump Administration Tries To Block China From Leading The UN Global IP Efforts

Reading Time: < 1 minute Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR), Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Senator Todd Young (R-IN) today sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging the Secretary to vigorously oppose China’s leadership in the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), given China’s persistent violations of intellectual property protections, including Read More…

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Viet Nam Halts All Major Flights From S. Korea Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Reading Time: 2 minutes All passenger flights from South Korea to Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat international airports have been halted since 12 am on Sunday due to the complicated development of the COVID-19 epidemic, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Viet Nam (CAAV). All flights originating from South Korea will be redirected to land in designated Read More…

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The Pentagon Has Accused Russia And China Of Rewriting The World Order

Reading Time: < 1 minute US Defense Secretary Mark Esper accused Russia and China of trying to “rewrite the world order” and called them “revisionist states.” He said this during a speech at Johns Hopkins University. According to the Minister, “both countries violate the sovereignty of neighboring countries” to gain strategic advantages. Russia, according to Esper, uses “hybrid warfare tactics” Read More…

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Government Of Canada Evacuating Canadians From Wuhan, China

Reading Time: 2 minutes François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, and Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, announced the Government of Canada’s plan to assist Canadians who have requested help in departing from Wuhan. Government officials have reached out to Canadians and are continuing to offer information and assistance. The Government of Canada has Read More…

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Is China’s Coronavirus The New SARS?

Reading Time: < 1 minute In 2002/2003 China new about the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and covered it up. That criminal act by the Chinese government ultimately caused the life of 800 people. The Chinese government has confirmed six dead and another 300 infected with the Coronavirus, mainly from the Wuhan province. The deadly disease has made its way Read More…