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 2017-06-27 00:00 

Yonhap News

Dollar opens at 1,134.0 won DN from 1,137.1 won... +
 2017-06-26 23:52 

Yonhap News

Price index gap between major, minor bourses hits new high... +

The price index gap between South Korea's main and secondary bourses has hit a new high as the current bull run of the local stock market is driven largely by big caps, data showed Tuesday....

 2017-06-26 23:39 

Yonhap News

Samsung's Galaxy S8 Plus boasts top battery life: Consumer Reports... +

Samsung Electronics Co.'s Galaxy S8 Plus smartphone has the best performing battery compared with other major handsets currently sold in the market, according to a U.S. industry tracker Tuesday....

 2017-06-26 23:35 

Yonhap News

S. Korea begins prototype production of light armed chopper... +

South Korea said Tuesday it has started to assemble the first prototype of a light armed helicopter (LAH) with the goal of conducting a test flight in 2019....

 2017-06-26 23:34 

Japan Times

Prospective new Chinese owner big player in auto safety, looks to keep Takata operations intact... +

Wang Jianfeng has been on an epic acquisition tear over the past decade, assembling a formidable auto parts empire in China with $4 billion in ......

 2017-06-26 23:07 

South China Morning Post

Jury selection starts for trial of Chinese billionaire in UN bribery case... +

Jury selection began on Monday in the New York criminal trial of a Chinese billionaire charged with trying to bribe United Nations diplomats to ease approval of a UN conference centre. Ng Lap Seng, 69, has pleaded not guilty to six charges, including cons...

 2017-06-26 23:01 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

How many warnings and how soon after should Hong Kong officers prosecute unlicensed hawkers?... +

Guidelines for dealing with unlicensed hawkers in the city will be reviewed following the case of an elderly woman who was arrested for selling cardboard to a domestic helper for HK$1, a government source has said. Under the department’s current gui...

 2017-06-26 22:58 

Japan Times

Trump says Pyongyang nuclear, missile threat must be dealt with rapidly... +

President Donald Trump called on Monday for the threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs to be “rapidly”; tackled, as he thanked ......

 2017-06-26 22:36 

NHK

ISIL fighters continue resistance in Mosul... +

Islamic State fighters are putting up resistance in Mosul as Iraqi government forces close in on their last pockets of strength....

 2017-06-26 22:35 

NHK

France holds first 'sake' competition... +

Top-class sommeliers in France have sampled a number of sake brands in the country's first contest of the Japanese rice wine....

 2017-06-26 22:04 

Nikkei Asian Review

Russia offers Japan joint-venture proposal for Kurils... +

YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK, Russia -- The foreign ministry in Moscow has proposed a new special zone for joint economic activity with Japan on islands administ...

 2017-06-26 21:56 

Yonhap News

(EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on June 27)... +

A confusing portrait Memories of the Korean War (1950-53) have become faint, but our society is acutely divided along ideological lines. On the day we commemorate the outbreak of the tragic war 67 years ago, June 25, the nation showed a very sad and co...

 2017-06-26 21:56 

Yonhap News

(EDITORIAL from Korea Times on June 27)... +

Besieged US embassy Anti-THAAD human chain protest appears risky Three thousand protesters put the U.S. Embassy in downtown Seoul under siege for 20 minutes Saturday to protest the deployment of an American missile interceptor or Terminal High Altitude...

 2017-06-26 21:56 

Yonhap News

(EDITORIAL from Korea Herald on June 27)... +

Wrong wayUnilateralism should be the last thing in education reform It is not wrong to say there are problems with some of the nations elite high schools. It is wrong, however, to shut them down altogether in the name of equality and education reform....

 2017-06-26 21:55 

Yonhap News

Top headlines in major S. Korean newspapers... +

The following are the top headlines in major South Korean newspapers on June 27....

 2017-06-26 21:54 

Japan Times

Dutch scientists fete rare meteorite find... +

Dutch scientists on Monday celebrated the rare discovery of meteorite in The Netherlands, which at 4.5-billion years old may hold clues to the birth of ......

 2017-06-26 21:49 

Nikkei Asian Review

Mongolia to hold runoff presidential election... +

ULAANBAATAR -- Mongolia is headed for its first runoff presidential election in history after all three candidates failed to secure an outright majori...

 2017-06-26 21:43 

Japan Times

Russia declares success in test of submarine-launched new ICBM... +

The Russian military says it has successfully test-fired a submarine-launched intercontinental ballistic missile. The Defense Ministry said the Yuri Dolgoruky nuclear-powered submarine launched the Bulava ......

 2017-06-26 21:40 

Nikkei Asian Review

Takata defaults on $270m in debt... +

TOKYO -- With its filing for bankruptcy protection Monday, air bag supplier Takata fell into default on 30 billion yen ($268 million) in domestic corp...

 2017-06-26 21:38 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Ex-Congressman Honda receives S. Korean state medal for efforts to help 'comfort women'... +

Former U.S. Congressman Mike Honda was awarded a state medal from South Korea's government Monday for his efforts to help improve Korea-U.S. relations and heal the wounds of Korean victims of Japan's wartime sexual slavery....

 2017-06-26 21:36 

Japan Times

Conservative justices give Trump victory by partially reviving travel ban... +

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by reviving parts of his travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority ......

 2017-06-26 21:27 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Trump and Modi meet for first time despite disputes on trade and immigration... +

US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met for the first time on Monday, seeking to develop a warm relationship despite differences over trade, immigration and the Paris climate accord. The two leaders went into their relatively...

 2017-06-26 21:26 

Nikkei Asian Review

Trimmed-down Takata to focus on repaying debts... +

TOKYO -- Takata will sell off key operations and concentrate on paying back creditors, management said Monday, with the company's long air bag debacle...

 2017-06-26 21:19 

Japan Times

Divers continue search for 13 still missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia reservoir... +

Scuba divers on Monday continued searching for bodies in a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin where a tourist boat packed with more than ......

 2017-06-26 21:10 

Ecns.cn

'One country, two systems' safeguards HK prosperity, stability: top legislator ... +

Top legislator Zhang Dejiang said Monday that the unwavering implementation of the one country, two systems principle and the Basic Law have effectively maintained prosperity and stability in Hong Kong over the past 20 years.[Special coverage]...

 2017-06-26 21:08 

Japan Times

Iraqi general: Mosul battle to end in few days as Islamic State has lost fighting spirit... +

The battle to wrest full control of the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State will be over in a few days, the Iraqi military ......

 2017-06-26 21:00 

Yonhap News

Consumer sentiment hits more than 6 year high in June... +

South Korea's overall consumer sentiment hit a more than six year high in June, central bank data showed Tuesday, as brisk exports are bolstering its economy....

 2017-06-26 21:00 

Yonhap News

Top court upholds ex-ambassador's appeal on dismissal from post ... +

South Korea's top court upheld Monday an appeal by a former energy ambassador against the foreign ministry's decision to dismiss him from office over a stock-price rigging scandal, of which he was later acquitted....

 2017-06-26 20:57 

Nikkei Asian Review

Japan power utilities firing up decades-high debt offerings... +

TOKYO -- Ten major electric utilities in Japan are expected to publicly float a total of 1.86 trillion yen ($16.6 billion) in bonds in fiscal 2017 aga...

 2017-06-26 20:57 

Nikkei Asian Review

Sony's AI software to become open source... +

TOKYO -- Sony will break from tradition among Japanese tech peers by making its artificial intelligence software freely available, as the company seek...

 2017-06-26 20:55 

Japan Times

Search continues for German hiker missing five days on dormant Indonesia volcano... +

Rescuers in Indonesia are searching for a German hiker who has been missing for five days since he began climbing a dormant volcano, an official ......

 2017-06-26 20:53 

Nikkei Asian Review

Takata set for delisting July 27... +

TOKYO -- Takata will be removed from the Tokyo Stock Exchange on July 27, the bourse said Monday, citing the embattled autoparts maker's filing for ba...

 2017-06-26 20:51 

Ecns.cn

20 years with motherland, the Pearl of the Orient sparkles ... +

Cheers erupted as the last section of the tunnel box segment was hoisted into position, bringing the world's longest cross-sea bridge one stage closer to completion.[Special coverage]...

 2017-06-26 20:48 

Japan Times

Promised loan forgiveness seen stalled for borrowers burned by failed for-profit colleges... +

Danielle Ramos’ student-debt nightmare was supposed to be over. Like thousands of others who studied at failed for-profit colleges, she was promised by the U.S. ......

 2017-06-26 20:45 

South China Morning Post

Burned remains of abducted journalist found in Mexico in sixth killing of a reporter in the country... +

Police in Mexico found the burned remains of a journalist who was kidnapped in May, the sixth reporter killed this year in the country, a state prosecutor said on Monday. “DNA samples have confirmed that these remains are those of Salvador Adame,&rd...

 2017-06-26 20:45 

Ecns.cn

Man eats 1.2 kg of insects to win 24K gold bar ... +

(ECNS) -- A man gobbled 1.23 kilograms of insects in five minutes to win the first prize of a 24K gold bar in a contest in Lijiang City, Southwest China's Yunnan Province....

 2017-06-26 20:41 

Ecns.cn

Locust and worm eater wins 24K gold bar in competition ... +
 2017-06-26 20:39 

Nikkei Asian Review

Japan's restaurants tap IT companies for deliveries... +

TOKYO -- Restaurant operators in Japan are turning to IT companies like Uber Technologies to improve delivery services, as demand from busy parents an...

 2017-06-26 20:38 

Japan Times

Sweden hostage freed in Mali after six years in captivity, fate of South African unknown... +

A Swedish man kidnapped by Islamic militants in northern Mali nearly six years ago has been released from captivity, the Swedish government confirmed Monday. There ......

 2017-06-26 20:35 

Ecns.cn

China's new bullet trains more advanced, have longer service life ... +

(ECNS) -- China has put new high-speed trains outperforming previous models into service, with a longer service life, bigger capacity, more comfort and better safety monitoring systems....

 2017-06-26 20:32 

Nikkei Asian Review

South Korea's E-Mart takes makeup store chain to Saudi Arabia... +

SEOUL -- South Korea's E-Mart will join with a Saudi Arabian retailer for a foray into the surging Middle Eastern cosmetics market.The Seoul-based sup...

 2017-06-26 20:32 

Yonhap News

U.S. to name China one of worst countries for human trafficking... +

The United States will name China one of the worst countries for human trafficking in an annual report set to be released this week, a news report said Monday, after President Trump complained Chinese efforts didn't work on North Korea....

 2017-06-26 20:27 

Nikkei Asian Review

Japan's Daiwa to buy into Myanmar internet provider... +

TOKYO -- Daiwa Securities Group will invest nearly 700 million yen ($6.26 million) in Myanmar internet service provider Frontiir with the hope of cash...

 2017-06-26 20:26 

Japan Times

Trump slams Obama over probes into Russias election meddling, alleges he colluded... +

U.S. President Donald Trump stepped up his criticism on Monday of former Democratic President Barack Obama’s handling of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. ......

 2017-06-26 20:21 

NHK

US top court partly reinstates travel ban... +

The US Supreme Court has allowed President Donald Trump's travel ban targeting people from 6 Muslim- majority countries to be partly reinstated....

 2017-06-26 20:18 

Japan Times

Charred body identified as Mexican journalist abducted in May... +

A charred body found in western Mexico has been identified as the owner and director of a local television station abducted in May. Salvador Adame ......

 2017-06-26 20:15 

Japan Times

U.K.s new, and only, aircraft carrier readies for maiden voyage... +

Britain’s new and only aircraft carrier the largest and most powerful ship ever built for the Royal Navy set off for its first ......

 2017-06-26 20:07 

Ecns.cn

Beautiful night sky in Kanas, Xinjiang ... +
 2017-06-26 20:05 

Nikkei Asian Review

Compensation deadline forced Takata into bankruptcy filing: CEO... +

TOKYO -- A looming deadline to pay automakers compensation for its massive air bag scandal pushed Takata to file for bankruptcy protection and solidif...

 2017-06-26 20:01 

Yonhap News

U.S. lawmaker introduces resolution urging Asian nations to outlaw trade in dog meat... +

A U.S House lawmaker has introduced a resolution urging China, South Korea and other Asian nations to outlaw trade in dog and cat meat....

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