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 2020-07-04 14:52 

Japan Times

Two U.S. aircraft carriers enter South China Sea as China conducts its own military exercises...

Drills by carriers seen as part of a concerted effort by Washington to reassure partners in the region and counter Beijing's moves in the disputed ......

 2020-07-04 14:36 

Japan Times

Paint schemes go political as NASCAR season heats up...

Many a fan is quick to insist they do not like politics in their sports — no kneeling, no raised fists, no T-shirt messages. Just ......

 2020-07-04 14:33 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

National security law: Hong libraries pull books by some localist and democracy activists for review...

Hong Kong libraries have taken at least nine titles written by localist or democracy advocates out of circulation pending a review of whether the books run afoul of the new national security law.Bar Association chairman Philip Dykes called the move alarmi...

 2020-07-04 14:27 

China Post

K-State players end threat of boycott over Floyd tweet...
 2020-07-04 14:23 

Japan Times

JR Central gives up on 2027 maglev launch after Shizoka stands up for farmers...

The governor's decision means the railway's futuristic maglev line won't get off the ground in 2027 as planned and Shizuoka's tea and orange farmers can ......

 2020-07-04 14:11 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Everybody loves kung fu fighting with China these days, it seems...

Has anyone noticed the recurring martial arts theme when it comes to China versus the world these days?First we have the whole fallout over "kung flu", a racial slur against Chinese people and Asians by extension that US President Donald Trump has...

 2020-07-04 14:07 

Japan Times

Nairo Quintana hit by car during training ride in Colombia...

Two-time Grand Tour winner Nairo Quintana was hit by a car while on his cycle training in Colombia, his team said on Friday."Nairo Quintana was ......

 2020-07-04 14:00 

South China Morning Post

US Peace Corps' exit from China cuts valued channel of Sino-American dialogue...

As conflicts over trade, technology and civil liberties dominate US-China relations, a long-standing cultural and educational bridge between the two countries has been quietly dismantled with the US Peace Corps ending its operations in China.Each summer s...

 2020-07-04 13:58 

Japan Times

Russia says athletes hurt by World Athletics freeze...

The president of Russia's track and field federation said Friday it is "catastrophic4; to suspend Russian athletes' applications to compete over a unpaid fine of ......

 2020-07-04 13:52 

China Post

Asia Today: 63 new cases in major cities in South Korea...
 2020-07-04 13:44 

Ecns.cn

Xi hails community of shared future with Cambodia...

President Xi Jinping on Friday hailed the China-Cambodia community with a shared future as unbreakable as the nations have supported and closely coordinated with each other while making concerted efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-07-04 13:40 

Japan Times

MLB players get back on field to prepare for upcoming season...

Mike Trout says he's not "comfortable"; in this COVID-19 environment and isn't sure he'll play this season....

 2020-07-04 13:37 

Nikkei Asian Review

Is Tokyo's financial moment finally here?...

TOKYO -- A long-time plan to develop Tokyo as a major international financial center is getting a new twist -- prompting skeptics to reassess the...

 2020-07-04 13:22 

Japan Times

Hinako Shibuno hopes virus won't derail Women's British Open title defense...

Following her surprise victory last year, Hinako Shibuno said Friday she hopes to play for a second straight Women's British Open title next month.The tournament ......

 2020-07-04 13:15 

RTHK News

Pilot among 11 new coronavirus recorded in HK...

A 54-year-old pilot who's exempted from Covid-19 quarantine measures because of his job is among 11 new coronavirus cases recorded in the city on Saturday, bringing the total tally in Hong Kong to 1,258.Ten of them are new arrivals, from countries lik...

 2020-07-04 13:09 

China Post

Mexico reverses some openings as virus cases continue high...
 2020-07-04 13:08 

Central News Agency

Government receives over 4.7 million pre-orders for stimulus vouchers - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 4 (CNA) More than 4.7 million people in Taiwan have applied for the government-issued stimulus vouchers, since pre-ordering opened Wednesday, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Saturday....

 2020-07-04 13:06 

Japan Times

Trump decries efforts to 'wipe out' U.S. history and 'defame heroes' in Mount Rushmore speech...

U.S. President Donald Trump decried what he described as efforts to eliminate American history and malign heroes, lashing out at those protesting symbols they say ......

 2020-07-04 13:03 

Ecns.cn

Global COVID-19 cases top 11 mln: Johns Hopkins University...

Global confirmed COVID-19 cases topped 11 million on Friday, reaching 11,031,905 as of 6:33 p.m. (2233 GMT), according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University....

 2020-07-04 13:03 

Ecns.cn

U.S. Texas starts face covering mandate amid soaring COVID-19 cases...

U.S. state of Texas added more than 7,500 new COVID-19 cases on Friday as statewide mask mandate came into effect....

 2020-07-04 13:03 

Ecns.cn

Trump to host July 4th celebrations at Mt. Rushmore amid surge of COVID-19 cases...

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump headed to Mount Rushmore National Memorial on Friday to kick off the July 4th celebrations amid the nationwide surge of new coronavirus cases....

 2020-07-04 13:00 

South China Morning Post

China's Confucius Institutes rebrand after overseas propaganda rows...

Beijing is abandoning its Confucius Institute brand after a global backlash over censorship, switching to a new look as a centre for "language exchange and cooperation".In a directive to lower-level agencies, the Ministry of Education said the Con...

 2020-07-04 12:59 

Central News Agency

Ex-official urges emergency authorization of potential COVID-19 vaccines - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 4 (CNA) Taiwan's former top disease control official this week called on the government to issue emergency use authorizations (EUAs) to speed up the development of COVID-19 vaccine candidates, saying plans to hold clinical trials before y...

 2020-07-04 12:48 

Central News Agency

Yilan village chief recalled over support for mining project - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 4 (CNA) A village chief in Yilan County was recalled Saturday, as the majority of residents voted against him because he had backed a mining project in the area....

 2020-07-04 12:44 

NHK

Heavy rain, flooding batters Southern Japan...

Flooding in parts of southern Japan caused by torrential rain has inundated many residential areas. Authorities say more than 17 people have been found with no vital signs while others are missing....

 2020-07-04 12:39 

Japan Times

WHO says it was first alerted to coronavirus by its office, not China...

The World Health Organization has updated its account of the early stages of the COVID-19 crisis to say it was alerted by its own office ......

 2020-07-04 12:35 

China Post

Final call to join Golden Pin Design Award!...
 2020-07-04 12:35 

The Asahi Shimbun

Koike’s plea to Tokyo: Please don’t travel to other prefectures : The Asahi Shimbun...

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike pleaded with local residents to refrain from nonessential travel to othe...

 2020-07-04 12:30 

The Asahi Shimbun

Defense Ministry to auction off used nonessential gear in late July : The Asahi Shimbun...

Strapped for funds, the Defense Ministry will auction off 30 or so items that Self-Defense Forces me...

 2020-07-04 12:23 

The Asahi Shimbun

Tokyo reports 131 new COVID-19 cases, most since emergency lifting : The Asahi Shimbun...

For the third straight day, Tokyo reported a record number of COVID-19 infections since the lifting...

 2020-07-04 12:16 

Japan Times

Beginning of the end for megadam projects in China as solar and wind power rise...

It's the beginning of the end for the era of megadam building in China.China Three Gorges Corp. on Monday turned on the first set of ......

 2020-07-04 12:13 

NHK

Japan's soccer league restarts after 4 months...

The top J1 division of Japan's professional soccer league, J.League, which postponed all official matches in February in response to the coronavirus outbreak, has resumed play without spectators....

 2020-07-04 12:05 

RTHK News

China rebuffs 'exaggerated' reports on new swine flu...

The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Saturday that the so-called "G4" strain of swine flu virus is not new and does not infec......

 2020-07-04 12:04 

Japan Times

China plans reforms to organ donation rules as harvesting concerns linger...

China is planning changes in its organ donation rules to tackle a shortage of donors and curb illicit harvesting after it stopped taking tissue from ......

 2020-07-04 12:04 

The Mainichi

Cops fired over photos of chokehold used on Elijah McClain...
 2020-07-04 12:04 

The Mainichi

Soccer: Cerezo prevail in Osaka Derby as J-League 1st division returns...
 2020-07-04 12:04 

The Mainichi

Explosions rock 2 Somalia cities as 4 killed in Baidoa...
 2020-07-04 12:04 

The Mainichi

Residents fleeing flood in southwestern Japan hear a rumble never heard before 2020/7/4...
 2020-07-04 12:04 

The Mainichi

US envoy forges ahead with troubled Taliban peace deal...
 2020-07-04 12:04 

The Mainichi

Philippines to open another air terminal to international flights...
 2020-07-04 12:00 

China Post

| American settles in Taiwan after receiving employment gold card...
 2020-07-04 12:00 

South China Morning Post

China-India border dispute: is Pakistan about to enter the fray?...

Experts believe the military stand-off between Chinese and Indian forces in the disputed Himalayan territory of Kashmir has made South Asia the most dangerous hotspot in a new cold war between Beijing and its United States-led rivals in the Indo-Pacific t...

 2020-07-04 11:50 

Japan Times

'King Kazu' targeting Zico's mark as oldest to score in J. League's top division...

The 53-year-old star is also poised to extend his record as the J. League's oldest-ever player for newly promoted Yokohama FC....

 2020-07-04 11:48 

Japan Times

Iran threatens retaliation after what it calls possible cyberattack on nuclear site...

Iran will retaliate against any country that carries out cyberattacks on its nuclear sites, the head of civilian defense said, after a fire at its ......

 2020-07-04 11:48 

Japan Times

Fearful of China's new security law, Hong Kongers scramble for safe havens...

Many Hong Kong residents are scouring for new jobs and homes overseas, fearful that a new national security law imposed by Beijing will crush coveted ......

 2020-07-04 11:42 

Japan Times

Experts find early ocher mine in Mexican underwater caves...

Experts and cave divers in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula have found ocher mines that are some of the oldest on the continent, which could explain why ......

 2020-07-04 11:38 

Central News Agency

Rollout of Taiwan's new eID card unlikely this year: interior ministry - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 4 (CNA) The launch of a new national electronic identification card (eID), which was scheduled for October in Taiwan, is highly unlikely this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, a Ministry of the Interior (MOI) official said Saturda...

 2020-07-04 11:35 

South China Morning Post

Yes, Biden is thrashing Trump. But he could still blow it...

This story is published in a content partnership with POLITICO. It was originally reported by David Siders on politico.com on July 4, 2020.As recently as one month ago, Donald Trump was merely losing. Now he is flailing, trudging into the Independence Day...

 2020-07-04 11:30 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

National security law: police take DNA samples from arrested protesters and their lawyer wants to know why...

Hong Kong police confirmed they collected DNA samples from 10 people arrested over the new national security law on July 1, sparking debate on whether the practice was necessary in cases centred on protesting.Taking genetic samples from suspects is most c...

 2020-07-04 11:30 

South China Morning Post

No immediate threat of new swine flu pandemic, Chinese CDC says...

A "new" strain of swine flu has pandemic potential but is not an immediate public health threat, according to the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).The CDC issued the assessment on Friday night after a paper co-authored by Ch...

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