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Employees make their way to work at the Samsung factory in Thai Nguyen province, north of Hanoi, Vietnam

Vietnam On Path To Emerge As New Asian Tiger

Vietnam is emerging as an alternative destination for foreign investment due to trade disruptions from lockdowns in China, the Russia-Ukraine conflict, and a lingering trade row between Beijing and Washington.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni (left) held talks with visiting  Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

Isolated, Russia Offers Food, Energy Assistance To Africa

As the West continues to isolate Russia with tightening sanctions, the latter has started using food as a bargaining chip and has selected the right place – hunger-hit and strife-torn Africa -- to kick start the new crusade as its war in Ukraine has entered its sixth month.
Facebook's new rebrand logo Meta is seen on smartpone in front of displayed logo of Facebook, Messenger, Intagram, Whatsapp, Oculus in this illustration taken

Now Indonesia Reins In Social Media Giants

Under Indonesia's new licensing rules, tech firms in the country are now required to register themselves with the ministry and the government can take down content on social media sites or apps that can disrupt public order.
The EU said the deal would eliminate all tariffs on its exports to New Zealand and will open markets in key sectors

EU- New Zealand FTA: As Green As It Gets

After four years of torturous deliberations, New Zealand and the European Union (EU) have completed talks on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) that incorporates the Paris climate agreement into trade in a big way.
China's President Xi Jinping and Russia's President Vladimir Putin attend a summit of the BRICS major emerging economies in Brasilia in November 2019

BRICS Provides Breather For Putin To Push For De-dollarization Of Trade

Despite their mismatched ideologies, the BRICS virtual summit, hosted by China for Russia, India, Brazil, and South Africa, proved beyond doubt that the U.S. and the EU have only partially succeeded in ostracizing Moscow, opening a new lease of life for the sanctions-hit Russian economy.
European Union flags flutter outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels

Belgium Protests Hint At Cracks In EU, NATO Unity

Inflation has plagued many EU nations. Earlier, doctors resorted to strikes in Turkey, and a mass strike by metal workers and truck drivers took place in Spain. In Italy, a one-day nationwide strike was called by train and mass transit workers and textile workers.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame will meet Prince Charles at this month's Commonwealth summit in Kigali

Rwanda Attempts To Improve Global Standing

Despite the threat of war with its arch-rival Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) looming large, the Central African nation of Rwanda is hell bend on increasing its international standing, buoyed by its economic success after the 1994 genocide.
Protest against President Guillermo Lasso's economic and environmental policies, in Quito

Powerful Conaie On A Collision Course With Ecuador Government

Indigenous groups in mineral-rich Ecuador are known for their bargaining power. When they act, the government takes note of it because their powerful body -- Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (Conaie) -- is credited with toppling three presidents between 1997 and 2005.