* Kim Jong Un, the Chairman of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), returned home by train Saturday (April 27) morning after concluding his first visit to Russia, the official Korean Central News Agency reported. * US President Donald Trump met with visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at White House on Friday to discuss bilateral trade and other issues. * The rocket and mortar shelling of residential areas in Tripoli "is completely unacceptable by any measure," a UN spokesman said on Friday. * Austrian state-owned rail operator, the Federal Railways (OeBB), has seen a record of 261 million passengers during 2018, it revealed in a press release on Friday. The increase of six percent over the previous year marks strong growth in passenger numbers of 50 million or 25 percent since 2008. * The US economy grew at an annual rate of 3.2 percent in the first quarter of 2019, data released Friday by the Department of Commerce showed. * Mexico will continue to help Central … [Read more...] about World News in Brief: April 27
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South China Morning Post lists must-do things in Hanoi. Writer Ed Peters from South China Morning Post — Hong Kong's English-language paper has recommended travelers what and how to explore Hanoi during 48 hours of weekend. There’s the usual lucky dip of low-cost carriers and rather pricier ones touching down at Noi Bai International Airport 60 minutes after taking off from Chek Lap Kok (and vice versa) flying at a theoretical 873km/h between Hong Kong and Hanoi. Jetstar’s US$150 return seems very reasonable, though a 7kg baggage allowance doesn’t leave much room for souvenir shopping. South China Morning Post advises travelers that there are many places you can stay in Hanoi, such as Metropole hotel. Heritage buffs won’t need to be told about the Metropole – opened at the turn of the 20th century and since restored well beyond its former glory – there’s air-con for a start. According to the Hong Kong-based newspaper, during 48 … [Read more...] about Which are must-do things in Hanoi in 48 hours?
KINSHASA — Provisional results of the much-delayed Democratic Republic of Congo’s presidential election could be counted in "24 to 48 hours," a top electoral official said on Tuesday. The elections, postponed three times over the last two years, were to choose a successor to long-term President Joseph Kabila but early results from the December 30 election, due last Sunday, have been pushed back. The Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) blamed problems collecting the data but tensions have increased as international pressure mounts to publish the outcome in a country where past elections were marred by violence. "It is a huge task that we can’t finish in just a few hours," CENI President Corneille Nangaa said, as the commission held a plenary session of final deliberations. "The CENI plans to devote 24 to 48 hours to this task, after which time the CENI will schedule the announcement of the provisional … [Read more...] about DR Congo election results could be counted in ’24-48 hours’: official
* UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is deeply saddened by the damage and terrible loss of life and injuries caused by the earthquake in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi province, said his spokesman on September 28. The United Nations stands ready to support the government-led rescue and relief efforts. * Trami, the 24th typhoon of the year, had forced over 2,000 residents of eastern China's Fujian Province to be evacuated as of September 29, local authorities said. * The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on September 29 demanded the United States take steps to secure Pyongyang's trust before its denuclearization. * Speaking to the UN General Assembly on September 28, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that several Western countries are using coercive methods to "slow down the irreversible" emerging multipolar world order and their acts are "illicit." * The Philippines' outstanding debt hit record high of US$131.498 billion in the first eight months of 2018 on the … [Read more...] about World News in Brief: September 30
* India celebrated the "International Literacy Day" on September 8 to spread literacy and education among the masses, the poor, downtrodden and the destitute. * Tens of Syrian refugees returned from Lebanon to their homeland Sunday (September 9) by bus under strict supervision of Lebanon's general security through Aboudiya crossing point, the National News Agency reported. * A total of 35 people have been confirmed dead, two others in state of cardiopulmonary arrest and three remain missing in the wake of a powerful earthquake that rocked Hokkaido Prefecture in northern Japan days ago, local authorities said on September 8. * Tianjin Airlines has changed to larger passenger aircraft on its Tokyo-Tianjin air route to evacuate Chinese passengers stranded at Japanese airports in wake of a typhoon and earthquake. * Russian President Vladimir Putin and visiting Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on September 8 underlined the potential for further cooperation. * Egyptian President Abdel … [Read more...] about World News in Brief: September 9