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 2019-07-21 08:31 

South China Morning Post

China is United States' top security threat, defence official tells Aspen forum...

China tops the list of security threats to the United States and has the potential to change the world order for "good or ill", a senior US defence official said on Saturday.Speaking at the annual Aspen Security Forum in Colorado, John Rood, under...

 2019-07-21 08:31 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Carrot or stick? Fingers crossed for Beijing's next move in Hong Kong's extradition bill crisis...

Beijing's relatively low-profile approach to the political crisis that has engulfed Hong Kong over recent weeks has prompted quite a bit of speculation.Political pundits in town and up north have interpreted this "wait and see" stance as indic...

 2019-07-21 08:30 

China Post

Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado wins German book trade Peace Prize...

The social documentary photographer and photojournalist Sebastiao Salgado's images have lent urgency to the global debate on nature and climate protection, the jury of the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade said on Tuesday in Berlin. In addition to ...

 2019-07-21 08:30 

China Post

Conservation and fashion: What is the impact of using exotic animal skins?...

Animal rights campaigners may have convinced many fashion houses and fashionistas to shun fur, but snake, crocodile and lizard skins are still hot commodities. In the last few seasons they've made a comeback onto the runways of Paris, London and New Y...

 2019-07-21 08:30 

China Post

Opinion: EU chooses self-interest over compassion for refugees...

"Miserable" was the word German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer used to describe the current situation for migrants fleeing to Europe from Libya. It's a reference to "refugee bingo," cynical jargon for the game the European Union play...

 2019-07-21 08:25 

Central News Agency

Chinese asylum seeker arrives in Canada after 290 days in Taiwan...

Taipei, July 21 (CNA) Chinese national Liu Xinglian (), who had been in limbo in Taiwan for 290 days seeking asylum, arrived in Canada on Saturday, a Taiwanese who had served as Liu's guarantor during most of his time in Taiwan told CNA Sunday....

 2019-07-21 08:25 

Central News Agency

Heavy rain warning expanded to 17 cities, counties in Taiwan...

Taipei, July 21 (CNA) The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) on Sunday afternoon expanded a heavy rain warning it had issued earlier in the day, from eight to 17 cities and counties across Taiwan, urging residents to be on the alert for lightning and strong win...

 2019-07-21 08:15 

China Post

'Historic moment' for indigenous people at climate talks, new climate leader says...

With a profound understanding of their environmental surroundings, indigenous communities around the world are often cited as being pivotal to tackling climate change. During the 2015 Paris Agreement, the parties agreed to launch a working group to streng...

 2019-07-21 08:15 

China Post

Rammstein on Tour: Live at the Berlin Olympic Stadium...

After beginning their 22-city Europe Stadium Tour in Gelsenkirchen on May 27, Rammstein is scheduled to perform next in Paris on June 28 and 29, continuing on to Brussels, Frankfurt, Prague, Moscow, Stockholm and other cities before the final appearance o...

 2019-07-21 08:15 

China Post

Arianespace's Vega rocket fails for the first time...

A launch from Kourou spaceport in French Guiana went awry early on Thursday, marking the first mission failure for Arianespace's lightweight Vega rocket. The rocket suffered an "anomaly" two minutes after takeoff, causing its trajectory to deg...

 2019-07-21 08:15 

China Post

Masterpieces of the Baroque: Caravaggio on show at Museum Barberini...

"Since our foundation in 2017, it has been our wish to present an exhibition with the collection of our namesake in Rome," said Museum Barberini director Ortrud Westheider on the occasion of the new "Baroque Pathways: The National Galleries Ba...

 2019-07-21 08:00 

China Post

Radicalization: How empathy fuels conflicts...

"The filthy swine got the mercy shot! Respect!" That was just one of many contemptuous comments on the internet after Stephan E. shot the German politician Walter Lbcke. The post was written by a user named Franz Brandwein on YouTube. Insults and ...

 2019-07-21 08:00 

China Post

In the land of mountains: A road trip in Montenegro...

"We have a joke that goes like this: If Montenegro could be flattened, it would be the biggest country in the world," says Andri Stanovi as he looks out of the car window into the barren mountain landscape. Montenegro — the country of the bl...

 2019-07-21 08:00 

China Post

Rammstein's growing club of celebrity fans...
 2019-07-21 08:00 

China Post

Hong Kong protesters back on streets after explosives discovery...

Yet another anti-government protest got underway in Hong Kong on Sunday, as a surge of public anger continues to rock the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. In similar scenes to the last few weeks, thousands of people began rallying through the streets of...

 2019-07-21 07:45 

China Post

Climate research on the high, warming seas...

The sun burns down on the helicopter landing pad on board the Polarstern research vessel. A couple of crew members are taking a break, surrounded by an endless, sparkling ocean. On the work deck, a deep sea measuring device — called a CTD rosette &m...

 2019-07-21 07:45 

China Post

UK pro-EU campaigners hold 'No to Boris' march in London...

Thousands of people gathered in London on Saturday in a show of defiance to Brexit just days ahead of the selection of Britain's next prime minister. The protest took place under the banner "No to Boris. Yes to Europe," with the route passing ...

 2019-07-21 07:45 

China Post

World marks 50 years since the Apollo 11 moon landing...

World marks 50 years since the Apollo 11 moon landing The China Post...

 2019-07-21 07:39 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Tens of thousands in Hong Kong kick off third major protest march against extradition bill, pushing for investigation into police actions, among other demands...

Tens of thousands of protesters in Hong Kong took to the streets again on Sunday in a third massive march against the now-suspended extradition bill and the city's embattled government, amid tightened security measures by police over fears of escalati...

 2019-07-21 07:34 

China Post

Voters to judge pension, constitutional issues on Sunday...

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) — A total of 370 candidates are running for the 124 seats contested in this upper house election: 215 candidates are running in prefectural constituencies for a total of 74 seats, and 155 candidates are running in the prop...

 2019-07-21 07:30 

China Post

Finland: Euroskeptics vs. the flying squirrel...

With its big black eyes and mouth upturned into what looks like a smile, it's hard to imagine the cartoonishly cute Siberian flying squirrel provoking anger in anyone. Yet in Finland, the palm-sized critter is not only seen as a scourge by landowners ...

 2019-07-21 07:30 

China Post

Destruction of wetlands: swamp rats eating away at Louisiana's fragile coastline...

With its maze of swamps, bayous and marshes, southern Louisiana is a place where alligators laze with one eye open, egrets and herons fly among Spanish moss and where oak trees sprawl. It's a place of great natural beauty. But that beauty is being eat...

 2019-07-21 07:30 

China Post

Wernher von Braun the rocket engineer of the powerful...

Finally it's done! On July 16, 1969, the 110 meter high "Saturn V" majestically climbs into the bright morning sky of Cape Canaveral, with a take-off weight of about 3000 tons. On board are three astronauts. Destination: the moon. The world ho...

 2019-07-21 07:30 

The Mainichi

With Boris Johnson tipped to win PM race, UK eyes rocky ride...
 2019-07-21 07:30 

The Mainichi

Swimming: Japan secures 2020 Olympic berths in 4x100 freestyle relays...
 2019-07-21 07:30 

The Mainichi

Police say man who stabbed Hong Kong actor is schizophrenic...
 2019-07-21 07:18 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Q2 economic growth estimated at around 1 pct...

(ATTN: RECASTS first 3 paras with updated info; ADDS more details) SEOUL, July 21 (Yonha......

 2019-07-21 07:15 

China Post

Berlin and Beyond: Time for Germany to ban plastic bags...

When I was but a slip of a girl, I recall my grandmother used to keep a small selection of plastic bags at the bottom of a wicker shopping basket. She'd refer to them as "carriers" and fold them in a way that made them seem special. Even then,...

 2019-07-21 07:15 

China Post

Novelty traffic symbols light up German cities and beyond...
 2019-07-21 07:15 

China Post

Opinion: A political bombshell in Kosovo...

Twenty years after the end of the Kosovo War, many wounds have yet to heal. To this day, many of those who perpetrated war crimes have escaped justice. And reconciliation between Serbia and Kosovo seems a remote prospect. Nevertheless, there is some good ...

 2019-07-21 07:08 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Tales of grit and glory: the lives of Mumbai's slumdog cricket World Cup heroes...

Mohamed Irfan was not even in the final eight that played in that game. Yet, the announcement on the flight back home still rings in his ears."Suddenly, the pilot announced that there were world cup-winning champions travelling on the flight and told ...

 2019-07-21 07:07 

South China Morning Post

Why Cyprus island was almost perfect place to make Nicolas Cage sci-fi martial arts movie...

Watch out Hollywood and Bollywood, the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus that has built a reputation as a tourist magnet thanks to its pristine beaches wants a piece of the action: enter "Olivewood" and Nicolas Cage.The American actor is star...

 2019-07-21 07:02 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) U.S. security adviser Bolton to meet top S. Korean officials this week: Cheong Wa Dae...

(ATTN: MODIFIES lead; UPDATES with details from 7th para; ADDS photo, byline)By Lee Chi-do......

 2019-07-21 07:00 

China Post

In Peru, farmers find ways to grow food without burning down the forest...

Project aim: Creating productive agroforestry systems with local communities as a financially and environmentally sustainable alternative to conventional farming to halt deforestation Project implementation: Merging traditional Amazonian farming technique...

 2019-07-21 07:00 

China Post

Southwest planes collide on Nashville airport tarmac...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two Southwest Airlines planes have collided on the tarmac of Nashville International Airport. Airline officials say no injuries were reported in Saturday night's collision. An emailed statement from Southwest Airlines spo...

 2019-07-21 07:00 

China Post

Amid plastic deluge, Southeast Asia refuses Western waste...

Water and oil have driven countries to war — but waste, so far, has not. That came close to changing this year. "We will declare war against [Canada]," said Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte in April, telling a news conference he would s...

 2019-07-21 07:00 

China Post

Police get arrest warrant as survivor recalls Kyoto arson...

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police have obtained an arrest warrant for a suspect as soon as he regains consciousness from injuries in a deadly arson at a Kyoto anime studio. Kyoto police said Sunday they are ready to arrest 41-year-old Shinji Aoba on arso...

 2019-07-21 07:00 

China Post

Is Netflix bad for the environment? How streaming video contributes to climate change...

Sending dozens of emails a day, making a quick call on WhatsApp, uploading some photos to the cloud, watching a short viral clip on YouTube: It's all part of the digital daily life around the world. For the individual, it may be "just one photo...

 2019-07-21 07:00 

China Post

Ukraine parliamentary vote: Fresh start or a U-turn?...

Volodymyr Zelenskiy has managed to conquer Ukraine in barely seven months. The 41-year-old TV comedian announced he was making a presidential bid on New Year's Eve, and won the election in April with 73% of the vote. Now, his party also looks likely t...

 2019-07-21 07:00 

China Post

With Boris Johnson tipped to win PM race, UK eyes rocky....

LONDON (AP) — Britain is getting a new prime minister. Buckle up for a rocky ride. On Tuesday, the U.K.'s governing Conservatives will announce the winner of a contest to replace Theresa May as leader of the party and the country. Just over thre...

 2019-07-21 07:00 

RTHK News

Crowds gather for latest extradition bill march...

Crowds of people arrived at Victoria Park in Causeway Bay on Sunday afternoon for the latest in a series of anti-government protests sparked by the now-suspended plan to allow extraditions to the mainland for the first time.Protesters clad in black made t...

 2019-07-21 07:00 

China Post

Japanese Gov't service to provide businesses with quake damage estimates...

The government has decided to roll out a paid service that will send notifications of nationwide damage estimates to companies soon after major earthquakes in the Nankai Trough and elsewhere....

 2019-07-21 06:45 

China Post

Summer reading: Environment books that changed the world...

From Rachel Carsen's seminal literary depiction of a poisoned world in the early 1960s, Silent Spring, to David Wallace-Wells' profound climate crisis treatise, The Uninhabitable Planet (2019), here are six essential cautionary eco tales and nonfi...

 2019-07-21 06:45 

China Post

Why the Germans love their allotment gardens...

A neat patchwork of allotment gardens can be found all over Germany. This week on Meet the Germans, Rachel finds out why there are so many hobby gardeners here — and why they have a bit of a reputation. Rachel moved from the UK to Germany in 2016. A...

 2019-07-21 06:36 

Yonhap News

Disney's 'The Lion King' attracts over 2 mln viewers in S. Korea...

SEOUL, July 21 (Yonhap) -- Disney's latest movie,...

 2019-07-21 06:31 

China Post

Beethoven Made in the Rhineland, part three...

The concert begins with a piano quintet that fortepianist Christine Schornsheim describes as one with "beautiful moments but no surprises." Schornsheim advises: "Just sit back and relax and listen to something pleasant. Just don't expect t...

 2019-07-21 06:31 

China Post

Beethoven Made in the Rhineland, part four...

The son of a singer. The grandson of an orchestra director. Vice organist. Pianist befriended by nobility. Violist in the theater orchestra. Could there be any better conditions for a promising music career? Ludwig van Beethoven was indeed "made in th...

 2019-07-21 06:30 

China Post

Vatican opens burial chambers in hunt for princesses and missing teen...

Forensic experts have begun examining bones from a Vatican cemetery as part of an investigation into the disappearance of a 15-year-old schoolgirl more than three decades ago. Emanuela Orlandi, the daughter of a Holy See clerk, was last seen in 1983 after...

 2019-07-21 06:30 

China Post

British Airways, Lufthansa cancel flights to Cairo over security concerns...

British Airways (BA) and Lufthansa have abruptly suspended flights to Cairo over security concerns, without giving further details. BA began its seven-day suspension of its flights to Cairo on Saturday, in a move intended as a precaution to "allow for...

 2019-07-21 06:30 

China Post

Britain calls Stena Impero oil tanker seizure 'hostile act' as Iran releases video of capture...

A phone call between Britain and Iran's top diplomats has failed to defuse the escalating crisis in the Strait of Hormuz following the seizure of a British oil tanker and the impounding of an Iranian supertanker. British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt ...

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