China-Aided Hydro-power Station Project In Burundi To Expand Cooperation

RUMONGE, Burundi, Sept 21 (NNN-XINHUA) – The China-aided Ruzibazi hydro-power station project, located in Burundi’s Rumonge province, will expand bilateral cooperation, Burundian President, Pierre Nkurunziza, said Friday. Nkurunziza made the remark when attending a construction commencement ceremony for the project held onsite. The project, the largest China-aided project in Burundi…

Hamilton Fastest In Singapore GP Second Practise

SINGAPORE, Sept 21 (NNN-CNA) – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton fired an ominous warning to his rivals, at this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix, by topping the timing sheets in the second free practise session at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. Hamilton’s best time of 1:38.773 was over 0.1s faster than the Red…

Pilot Killed As Two-Seater Plane Crashes In Philippines

MANILA, Sept 21 (NNN-PNA) – A two-seater plane crashed into a rice field in Pampanga province, north of the Philippine capital of Manila, on Friday, killing a British pilot. Pampanga police said, the incident happened at around 3:00 p.m. in La Paz, a village in Arayat town on Luzon island.…

Two Pakistani Soldiers Killed In NW Pakistan’s Bomb Explosion

ISLAMABAD, Sept 21 (NNN-APP) – Two Pakistani security personnel were killed in an explosion of an improvised explosive device, in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal district of Mohmand, director-general of the Pakistani army’s media wing said. An officer and a soldier, with their squad, were on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, off the Mohmand…

Spotlight: Cambodia Raises Minimum Wage For Garment, Footwear Sectors For 2020

PHNOM PENH, Sept 21 (NNN-XINHUA) – The Cambodian government set a new monthly minimum wage for the country’s multi-billion-dollar garment and footwear industries, at 190 U.S. dollars for 2020, up 4.39 percent from the current 182 dollars, Labour Minister, Ith Samheng announced. The announcement came, after the National Council for…

Update: Chinese agriculture officials cancel US farm visits

WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (NNN-AGENCIES) — A Chinese agricultural delegation cancelled a planned visits to farms in Montana and Nebraska that had been scheduled for the coming days, officials said. Word of the cancelled visits, which were set to occur ahead of high-level trade negotiations expected next month, sent stocks tumbling.…

US: Bus carrying Chinese-speaking tourists crashes in Utah, 4 dead

SALT LAKE CITY (Utah, US), Sept 21 (NNN-AGENCIES) — A bus carrying Chinese-speaking tourists careened off a road and crashed near Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah on Friday, killing at least four people and critically injuring at least another 12, authorities reported. The cause of the crash, which occurred at…

US lifts tariffs on 400 Chinese products, Pres Trump cites trade progress

WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (NNN-AGENCIES) — US President Donald Trump said his administration was “making a lot of progress” with China, as deputy-level trade talks continued for a second day and Washington lifted tariffs on over 400 Chinese products. Trump, speaking to reporters at a White House meeting with Australian Prime Minister…

CAREC Countries Vow Closer Energy Cooperation

TASHKENT, Sept 21 (NNN-AGENCIES) – Nine countries from the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Programme, signed a declaration here to accelerate cross-border cooperation on energy issues and move the region a step closer to the creation of a regional energy market, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Energy…

Uzbekistan Kicks Off Election Campaign For Parliament

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan, Sept 21 (NNN-XINHUA) – Uzbek Central Election Commission (CEC), announced the start of election campaign, for the lower house of parliament. “Elections will be held for the first time, in accordance with the new Electoral Code, and registered political parties now have the right to nominate candidates, not…
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