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Manila, July 24 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said today that the war drug will go on, while urging lawmakers to endorse eye-for-an-eye death penalty.


24 de julio de 2017, 16:47United Nations, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, condemned today in strong terms a terrorist attack that left at least 26 dead persons in the northeastern Pakistani city of Lahore.


24 de julio de 2017, 15:05Hanoi, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Bangladesh considered highly satisfactorily the results of the three-day official visit of the Parliament president of the South Asian nation, Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury.


Manila, July 24 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said today that the war drug will go on, while urging lawmakers to endorse eye-for-an-eye death penalty.


24 de julio de 2017, 11:58Islamabad, July 24 (Prensa Latina) At least 26 people, including nine policemen, were killed while 58 others were injured today in a bombing attack in Lahore, capital of Pakistan''s eastern Punjab province.


24 de julio de 2017, 11:26Tokyo, July 24 (Prensa Latina) Japanese scientists have created an early diagnosis system for colorectal cancer based on artificial intelligence (AI), which is capable of detecting up to 98 percent of polyps and other carcinogenic signs, the Asahi daily reported today.


24 de julio de 2017, 11:24Beijing, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang sent a congratulatory letter today to the Asia Financial Cooperation Association (AFCA) on the occasion of its inaugural ceremony in this capital.


24 de julio de 2017, 11:11Beijing, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) This country is seeking progress in the second half of the year by maintaining stability in its economic work, participants at a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPCh) Central Committee discussed today.


24 de julio de 2017, 10:38Hanoi, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) South Korea has become Vietnam's second-largest trading partner, only preceded by China, displacing the United States in the first half of the year, an official release reports here today.

 

During that time, Hanoi-Seoul buying and selling operation reached $29.1 billion USD, $11.5 billion USD of which corresponded to Vietnamese exports.

Although that figure meant a year-on-year increase of 29 percent, the trade balance was favorable at $15.9 billion USD to the Republic of Korea, which desplaced China from first position in the list of markets with which Vietnam has the highest trade deficit.

Experts attributed the bilateral trade to the activation of the Vietnam-South Korean Free Trade Agreement by late 2015.

South Korea is the largest supplier of auto parts to Vietnam (sales surpass $856 million USD annually) and one of its three main suppliers of fibers and fabrics.

But its weight in the Vietnamese economy is even greater: the Department of Foreign Investments said that country is the one that bets most on Vietnam with a registered capital of $54.5 billion USD.

The projects attracting the greatest interest of South Korean investors are related to the processing and manufacturing industries and the energy sector.

A survey conducted by the Republic of Korea Business Association in Vietnam revealed that about 46.1 percent of South Korean companies plan to place more capital in Vietnam and seven out of 10 are satisfied with the results of their businesses.

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24 de julio de 2017, 10:16Beijing, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) China has on Monday called for countries involved in solving the nuclear issue in the Korean Peninsula to make positive political decisions as soon as possible and avoid escalating tension.


24 de julio de 2017, 09:43Beijing, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) China has urged India to immediately withdraw all troops that have illegally entered this territory.