Daily Archives: August 8, 2017

DONG Energy and Global Infrastructure Partners to form 50/50 partnership to build German offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 2

New York, Aug. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DONG Energy, one of Northern Europe’s leading energy groups, and Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), a leading independent global infrastructure investor, jointly announced today that Global Infrastructure Partners III (GIP III), a fund managed by GIP, has entered into an agreement to acquire a 50% stake in the Borkum Riffgrund 2 Offshore Wind Farm project from DONG Energy for a total consideration of approximately EUR 1,170 million.

Pyongyang protests new UN sanctions

North Korea hit back against the latest sanctions adopted by the UN and threatened to take strategic measures by fully mobilizing its national power.

A spokesperson for the North Korean Asia-Pacific Peace Committee made a statement, which was published by state news agency KCNA on Tuesday.…

Russia disappointed with Trump’s foreign policy

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Monday that he believes US President Donald Trump is pursuing a tougher foreign policy than his predecessor Barack Obama.

Ryabkov regretted that US-Russia relations have not passed strength tests in terms of resistance to attacks over the past few months.…

North Korea says it is a responsible nuclear state

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho on Monday stressed that North Korea is a responsible nuclear power and intercontinental ballistic missile state.

Ri told the ASEAN Regional Forum in the Philippines that Pyongyang has no intention to use nuclear weapons or threaten with nuclear weapons against any other country except the US, unless it joins a military action by the US against North Korea.…

Flag hoisting ceremony to mark ASEAN’s 50th anniversary

A ceremony to raise the ASEAN flag to celebrate the bloc’s 50th founding anniversary (August 8) was held in Hanoi at 7:30 am today.

The flag hosting ceremony at the same time in 10 ASEAN countries shows countries’ determination to upholding to the bloc’s principles of solidarity, consensus, activeness, and flexibility in dealing with issues on its development path, particularly challenges to regional peace, stability, security, and development.…

VOV hosts ASEAN+3 Song Contest 2017

The Voice of Vietnam (VOV) will host the ASEAN+3 Song Contest 2017 from next Friday, to mark the 50th anniversary of ASEAN.

VOV Vice President Vu Hai said the event is an opportunity for young professional singers from ASEAN countries along with China, South Korea, and Japan to strengthen cultural exchanges.…

Japan sees escalating security threat from North Korea

Japan released its annual Defense White Paper on Tuesday, saying it faces an increasing threat from North Korea’s development of long range ballistic missiles.

The paper said North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs have reached “a new level of threat” to Japan and the international community while last year’s white paper said they posed “serious and imminent threats.”

The Defense Ministry expressed strong concerns over maritime assertiveness in the East China Sea.…