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Thailand well-prepped for ASEAN meeting

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Thailand well-prepped for ASEAN meeting

Thailand is ready to host the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) ministerial meeting this week in Phuket so that it will run smoothly, with tight security measures, Thai Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya reaffirmed on July 15.

Indonesia, EU push up cooperation

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Indonesia, EU push up cooperation

Indonesia and the European Union will officially sign a Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) later this year, the EC delegation to Indonesia has announced.

World Bank, IFC prepare loan for Thailand

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World Bank, IFC prepare loan for Thailand

The World Bank via the Clean Technology Fund and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) are ready to extend soft loans of 700 million USD to help Thailand develop alternative energy and boost the efficiency of its energy consumption, according to Energy Minister Wannarat Channukul.

ASEAN embassies in Russia get sporty

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ASEAN embassies in Russia get sporty

Vietnam has taken the lead after taking two first prizes at a badminton and table-tennis tournaments held for embassy staff from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Russia.

More witnesses planned for genocide trial

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More witnesses planned for genocide trial

The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) said it would subpoena 35 more witnesses and civil parties between July 13 and August 26 to the upcoming trial for the former Khmer Rouge prison chief Kaing Guek Eav.

Malaysia-GCC trade down during January-April

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Malaysia-GCC trade down during January-April

Malaysia's total trade with the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) was valued at 8.37 billion Malaysian Ringgits (2.3 billion USD) during January-April this year, down 26.5 percent as compared with the same period in 2008, said Bernama news agency.

Cambodia winning the fight against UXO

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Cambodia winning the fight against UXO

The number of victims due to landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) has dropped considerably from 4,320 cases in 1996 to 266 cases in 2008, according to a recent report presented by Cambodia Mine Action Authority (CMAA).

‘Nippon’ funds safety upgrade for Malacca Straits

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‘Nippon’ funds safety upgrade for Malacca Straits

Japan's Nippon Foundation has pledged 2.5 million USD to the Aids to Navigation Fund for this year to which will enhance the safety and security of navigation, and the protection of the marine environment in the busy Malacca and Singapore straits.