Vietnam, Indonesia aim for deeper strategic partnership

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s Remarks on Occasion of 50th Founding Anniversary of ASEAN The following is the full translation of PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s remarks on the occasion of the 50th founding anniversary of ASEAN. Ladies, gentlemen and friends – citizens of the ASEAN Community, On August 8, 2017, […]

European firms seek investment opportunities in Hau Giang

At the working session (Source: VNA) Hau Giang (VNA) – The Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang introduced its investment attraction policies and investment opportunities to European food and beverage firms. At a meeting on August 22 with representatives from Poland’s Euro Eco Food, Mekong Pearl JSC, and the Netherlands’ Vietnam […]

US warns citizens about traveling to Mexico’s Cancun and Los Cabos as violence surges – Los Angeles Times

The U.S. State Department has warned its citizens about traveling to Cancun and Los Cabos, two of Mexico’s most popular tourist destinations, after a surge in violence in those regions. A travel advisory issued Tuesday upgraded the warnings for two states, Quintana Roo and Baja California Sur, saying turf battles between criminal groups have resulted […]

Employers worry about state of UK economy – BBC News – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images UK employers are growing increasingly worried about the economy, new research has found. A survey of 601 employers by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) found 31% expect the economy to worsen, with only 28% expecting it to improve. Employers’ confidence has worsened since the last survey in July. REC chief […]

Brexit: No ‘direct jurisdiction’ for ECJ after Brexit, say ministers – BBC News

Media captionWhy the fuss about the European Court of Justice? The UK will no longer be under the “direct jurisdiction” of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) after Brexit, a government policy paper will say. Ministers say they want a “special partnership” with the EU, but it is “neither necessary nor appropriate” for the ECJ […]

Bollywood comes to Yorkshire – and helps the UK film industry strike Gold – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Akshay Kumar, one of Bollywood’s biggest stars, has been filming in Britain Bradford, Doncaster and Rotherham are providing the backdrop for a major Bollywood film starring one of India’s biggest names – just one of the foreign productions contributing to Britain’s film-making boom. Anyone who happened to peer through […]

How Muslim women won divorce battle

Image copyright Getty Images The Indian Supreme Court has ruled that the controversial practice of instant divorce in Islam is unconstitutional. It is being hailed as a huge victory by rights activists. But the battle was not easy, as the BBC’s Geeta Pandey in Delhi explains. Over the years, Muslim women in India have complained […]