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RCEP likely to be signed in November next year

Kuala Lumpur, Nov 16 (UNI) The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which involves 16 countries, is expected to be signed in November 2018 during the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summit in Singapore.
RCEP negotiations have already missed two deadlines.
Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the leaders, who met for the first time during the RCEP Summit in Manila on Tuesday, agreed to undertake intensive negotiations to seek a consensus and reduce the gap, with a new target of November 2018.
"So far 20 rounds of negotiations and nine meetings at the ministerial levels have been held," he told Malaysian journalists, reports Bernama news agency.
If realised, the free trade agreement between the 10 ASEAN members and their six dialogue partners -- Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea - will create the world's largest trading bloc, covering nearly a third of the global economy.
It was officially launched at the 2012 ASEAN Summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Najib said ASEAN leaders noted that there were several issues regarding market access modality in the tariffs, services sector, investments and regulations which were unresolved which affected the negotiation process.
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High-level meeting continues to bring Georgia and EU closer together

22 Nov 2018 | 2:32 PM

Brussels, 22 Nov (UNI) European Commissioners, headed by President Jean-Claude Juncker, along with members of the Government of Georgia, led by Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze, have held a high-level meeting here.

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Rural areas of Latin America slide back into poverty

22 Nov 2018 | 2:20 PM

United Nations, Nov 22 (UNI) For the first time in a decade, the number of people falling into poverty in rural Latin America and the Caribbean has increased by two million, according to a new United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report, which called the worrying trend a “historical reversal.

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US, Pakistan ties plunge with new war of words

22 Nov 2018 | 1:58 PM

ISLAMABAD, Nov 22 (UNI) US President Donald Trump's recent comments and tweets against Pakistan have renewed tensions between the two countries, analysts said.

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Over 110 irregular migrants held in western Turkey

Over 110 irregular migrants held in western Turkey

22 Nov 2018 | 1:49 PM

Izmir, Nov 22 (UNI) At least 114 irregular migrants have been held in two provinces of western Turkey, security sources said Thursday.

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EU takes first step towards disciplinary procedures against Italy over budget plans

22 Nov 2018 | 1:25 PM

Brussels, Nov 22 (UNI) The European Union has taken its first step towards disciplinary procedures against Italy over its budget plans.

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