ASEAN needs recovery plan for interests of all member states

Bangkok (VNA) – ASEAN needs right now a recovery plan that serves the interests of all member states, Dr. Balaz Szantos from the Faculty of Political Science at Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University told Vietnam News Agency ahead of the 38th and 39th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits to be hosted by Brunei on October 26 – 28. The summits take place, virtually, as […]


West braces for Turkey’s possible expulsion of 10 envoys

Turkey’s relations with Western allies edged Monday toward their deepest crisis of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan ‘s 19-year rule, as world capitals braced for Ankara’s possible expulsion of ambassadors from the US and nine other countries, Agence France-Presse reported. The lira broke through historic lows ahead of a cabinet meeting that could prove fateful to […]


Researchers want to ‘slice and dice’ deadly asteroids with rocket-powered bombs, new paper says

A group of researchers wants to save Earth from a potential asteroid apocalypse using a new planetary defense method they call PI — short for “Pulverize It.” The plan — detailed in a lengthy technical paper on the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) Experimental Cosmology Group website and submitted to the journal Advances in Space Research — aims to smash […]


Exclusive-Turkey’s state banks likely to follow central bank and slash rates on Monday -sources – Metro US

FILE PHOTO: A customer uses an automated teller machine at a branch of Halkbank in Istanbul ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s state banks are expected to cut borrowing costs on loans by around 200 basis points on Monday, according to three people with knowledge of the plan, following last week’s unexpectedly hefty rate cut by the […]