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TPP's Resurrection: Will It Be Finally Ratified? - OpEd

The resurrected and renamed TPP, or the CPTPP, is a "high quality agreement" in terms of content and economic impacts. The ratification rule has been revised, which should facilitate the signing of the final agreement. By Pradumna Bickram Rana and Ji Xianbai* ON 11 November, on the sidelines of the

EURASIAREVIEW.COM - 2017-11-20 16:38:12

Winner of SBS Arabic24's Selfie competition

We had a great number of entries to the competition and we really appreciate everyone who took the time to submit a selfie. The winner of the competition is Khalil Fam with the selfie below. In addition to the main prize winner of two return tickets worth $2340 from Melbourne to Dubai, courtesy of R

THE WORLD GAME - 2017-11-19 23:45:37

'India moves up one notch to 126 in GDP per capita terms'

New Delhi, Nov 19 () India has moved up one position to 126th in terms of GDP per capita of countries, still ranked lower than all its BRICS peers, while Qatar remains the world's richest on this parameter, as per IMF data. The data, which forms part of the latest World Economic Outlook report of th

INDIATIMES - 2017-11-19 08:37:31

Backpacking in Australia and New Zealand - Australia Forum

I am thinking of going backpacking alone for between 6 to 10 weeks in Australia and New Zealand. I am looking at going from May to July 2018 and wondered is this a good time to go? In Australia I want to see the east coast, Victoria, Ayers Rock and maybe more, depending on time and funds. I am not s


TPP countries move on without the U.S.

Legislative Watch: TPP proceeds without the U.S.; USDA reorganization continues; ag exports hit $140 billion; coalition asks for more research funding; FSA committee elections under way. Representatives from the 11 remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership countries (Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Ja


Bid for Santos puts spotlight on Papua New Guinea's juicy LNG assets (STO, XOM, FP, OSH, WPL, RDSA, 5020)

* Harbour Energy may bid $8 billion for Australia's Santos * Santos holds a stake in lucrative Papua New Guinea LNG * ExxonMobil's PNG LNG running at 25 pct above capacity * Exxon, Total and partners plan to double PNG LNG output By Sonali Paul and Henning Gloystein MELBOURNE/SINGAPORE, Nov 17 (Reut


Trump And Southeast Asia: US Should Pivot To ASEAN - Analysis

The Donald Trump administration should establish a Comprehensive Partnership with Brunei, followed by Cambodia and Myanmar to strengthen and broaden the reach of bilateral strategic relations with ASEAN member countries. By Daniel Chua Wei Boon* A web of alliances between the United States and its p


Two ASEAN Heritage Parks declared in Indonesia

HomeNewsTwo ASEAN Heritage Parks declared in Indonesia Kepulauan Seribu National Park (KSNP) and Wakatobi National Park (WNP) were officially declared as ASEAN Heritage Parks (AHP). These two parks were officially nominated during the 14th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on the Environment in Brunei in Se


Trump promises major announcement on his return to Washington

Manila: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced he will make a major statement upon his arrival at the White House after a two-week tour of Asia, during which he visited Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. "I will be making a major statement from the White House upon my re


MSF Welcomes Suspension of Harmful Intellectual Property Measures in New TPP Trade Deal

NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 14, 2017-Ministers from the eleven countries assessing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal have suspended many of the damaging provisions that would have restricted access to medicines and vaccines, a victory for millions of people who rely on affordable medicines world


China and Vietnam agree to 'maintain peace and stability' in disputed South China Sea

China and Vietnam released a joint statement on Monday, saying that they have reached a "consensus" over disputed areas in the South China Sea. Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Vietnamese Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong during a state visit to Hanoi on Sunday to discuss the countries bi


Kuwaiti chief lawmaker meets visiting Brunei counterpart

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ASEAN Armies in Singapore for the 27th ASEAN Armies Rifle Meet

The Singapore Army is hosting the 27th ASEAN Armies Rifle Meet (AARM), an annual army shooting competition among the 10 ASEAN countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesian, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) from 6 to 22 Nov 2017. There are a total of 550 participants c


MDC's Jay Henges rifle/pistol shooting range to close for repairs starting Nov. 15

HIGH RIDGE, Mo.-The rifle/pistol range at the Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) Jay Henges Shooting Range and Outdoor EducationCenter will close starting Wednesday, Nov. 15 to perform facility maintenance and repairs. The rifle/pistol range will remain closed until repairs are complete.


MDSU 1 Conducts Change of Command

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (NNS) -- Mobile Diving Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1 held a change of command ceremony on board Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Nov. 9. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Jonathan Puglia relieved Cmdr. Sean L. Slappy as commanding officer, MDSU 1. During Slappy's tenure, he was responsible fo


TPP 11 Takes Another Major Step Forward in Moving on Without US

The agreement formerly known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership has been resurrected and it now goes by the name Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Though it had been widely assumed the TPP would be left for dead after the U.S. removed itself from the trade


Japan PM Abe arrives in Philippines for talks with ASEAN leaders

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, right, and his partner Cielito Avancena, center, poses with Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe before the start of the Special Gala Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN in Manila, Philippines on Nov. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila-POOL) MANILA (Kyodo) --


Southeast Asia not taking South China Sea thaw for granted - summit draft

MANILA (Reuters) - Southeast Asian nations will not take a relative calm in the dispute over the South China Sea for granted, according to a draft of a statement to be issued during a summit meeting in Manila on Monday. The statement will be issued after a meeting between China and the 10-member Ass


Winter Relief with Halal Ready Meals for Rohingya Refugees

Those that are displaced by natural or manmade disasters need immediate, effective and nutritional food relief and there are ways that such relief can be provided. BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei, Nov. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox's Bazar, a southern city in Bangladesh, where most of the Rohingya refuge


Russian figure skater Medvedeva wows fans at Japan Grand Prix

Olympic champion Hanyu pulls out NHK Trophy with injury The NHK Trophy is the fourth of six events that make up the 2017-2018 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series, which culminates in next month's Final in Nagoya in Japan. Russia's Polina Tsurskaya, who is also trained by Medvedeva's coach, Eteri