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 2017-08-24 03:05 

The Mainichi

Russia designates isles claimed by Japan as special economic zone 2017 8 24... +

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Kyodo) -- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday signed a document designating disputed islands controlled by Moscow but claimed by Japan as a special economic zone, Interfax news agency reported....

 2017-08-24 02:29 

South China Morning Post

Yes, there really is a world champion of making spreadsheets and he definitely Excels... +

When Jack Dumoulin started using Microsoft Excel in middle school to analyse the performance of his favorite professional baseball players, he still dreamed of becoming one himself. But he had no idea that his savvy with spreadsheets would take him to ano...

 2017-08-24 02:12 

Central News Agency

Taiwan shares open higher... +

Taipei, Aug. 24 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened up 7.85 points Thursday at 10,414.66 on turnover of NT$2.073 billion (US$68.45 million). ...

 2017-08-24 02:08 

South China Morning Post

Tiffany Trump and Malia Obama start college this month. Can they escape their celebrity on campus?... +

For millions of young Americans heading off to college this month, the start of the academic year is an opportunity to continue a journey into adulthood, embark upon a period of self-discovery and prepare for the real world. But what of two students who e...

 2017-08-24 02:01 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

How a Hong Kong man who stole a million dollars and went to jail went back to work in finance... +

After serving time behind bars for stealing HK$1 million from his company and losing his accounting credentials, Timothy Chan Hing-mo had little hope of ever working in the industry again. Now the 40-year-old Hongkonger is back to crunching numbers thanks...

 2017-08-24 01:57 

NHK

Trump urges national unity amid criticism... +

US President Donald Trump has called for national unity amid criticism over his response to a recent clash between white supremacists and protesters in the state of Virginia....

 2017-08-24 01:49 

NHK

Trump renews call for wall on Mexican border... +

US President Donald Trump has caused controversy by renewing his call for a wall on the US border with Mexico....

 2017-08-24 01:47 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kongs Government Flying Service rescues 39 sailors from vessels stranded by Hatos might... +

Thirty-nine crew members from four stranded vessels have been rescued from stormy waters outside Hong Kong in the wake of Typhoon Hato, with two of the sailors hospitalised. The vessels, which had gone aground, were among more than 10 others that ran into...

 2017-08-24 01:45 

Nikkei Asian Review

Michael Auslin: US misreads rhetoric for reality on North Korea ... +

The raging war of words between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may have quietened down, but the nuclear saber rattlin...

 2017-08-24 01:42 

Yonhap News

July sales at duty-free stores rise despite THAAD spat... +

Sales of South Korean duty-free stores improved in July, industry data showed Thursday, despite a sharp drop in the number of foreign tourists following a diplomatic row between Seoul and Beijing over the deployment of a U.S. missile defense system here....

 2017-08-24 01:31 

South China Morning Post

Moroccans outraged by video of sexual assault by gang of teens on bus... +

Hundreds of people staged an angry protest Wednesday in the Moroccan city of Casablanca against sexual harassment after footage of a woman being assaulted on a bus caused outrage across the North African country. “We are not afraid! Liberate public ...

 2017-08-24 01:28 

Yonhap News

LG Chem trades at 52-week high on earnings, battery biz... +

LG Chem Ltd., South Korea's top chemical firm, soared to a 52-week high on Thursday on solid earnings and hopes for its burgeoning battery business, industry sources said....

 2017-08-24 01:14 

Yonhap News

Actress Ha Ji-won to attend Venice Film Festival... +

South Korean actress Ha Ji-won will attend the 74th Venice International Film Festival to promote her new film ...

 2017-08-24 01:11 

Yonhap News

Gov't to expand health insurance benefits for pregnant women... +

The South Korean government will expand health insurance benefits for pregnant women, the government said Thursday, in an effort to better tackle the country's chronic low birthrate....

 2017-08-24 01:08 

South China Morning Post

US viewers send Hong Kong songbird Celine Tam, 9, to semi-finals of Americas Got Talent... +

Pint-sized performer Celine Tam copped some criticism for her latest flower-themed performance, but the naysayers have not been enough to stop her blossoming musical career. The nine-year-old singer from Hong Kong was sent through to the semi-finals of Am...

 2017-08-24 01:06 

South China Morning Post

Russian ambassador to Sudan is found dead in his swimming pool... +

Russia’s ambassador to Sudan, Mirgayas Shirinsky, was found dead in the pool of his Khartoum residence on Wednesday, Sudanese officials said. “The Russian ambassador died this evening at his Khartoum residence,” the foreign ministry said...

 2017-08-24 01:01 

South China Morning Post

Beijings pollution clean-up threatens age-old craft fit for royalty... +

Beijing’s campaign to root out polluting factories is threatening an age-old industry that used to make bright yellow glazed tiles for royalty. Most of the workshops that make the coloured tiles – known as liuliwa – have been ordered to ...

 2017-08-24 01:00 

Yonhap News

Shinsegae opens all-in-one shopping mall near Seoul... +

South Korean retail giant Shinsegae opened its third shopping mall on the northern outskirts of Seoul on Thursday, as it aims to revitalize offline shopping channels in the face of tougher competition with online malls....

 2017-08-24 01:00 

Yonhap News

LG Electronics to release Q8 smartphone... +

LG Electronics Inc. said Thursday it will start sales of the LG Q8 smartphone this week, which will be equipped with high-end audio features....

 2017-08-24 01:00 

Yonhap News

100 bln-won reserve set up for refund guarantees for small and mid-sized shipbuilders ... +

South Korea set up a 100 billion-won (US$88.7 million) reserve for policy banks to issue refund guarantees (RGs) for small and mid-sized shipbuilders, officials said Thursday....

 2017-08-24 01:00 

Nikkei Asian Review

Tea Leaves: Populism fails to catch fire in Japan... +

Working in the Japanese media, it is hard to ignore the question on everyone's lips: ...

 2017-08-24 00:53 

Yonhap News

Not all pay TV operators winning from VOD market expansion: report... +

The video-on-demand (VOD) service is a fast-growing market for the pay TV industry, but opportunities are not going evenly to all operators, a report said Thursday....

 2017-08-24 00:51 

NHK

TICAD ministerial meeting to open in Mozambique... +

A Japan-sponsored international ministerial meeting on African development is set to open in Mozambique on Thursday....

 2017-08-24 00:39 

Yonhap News

S. Korean stocks open higher on foreign buying... +

South Korean stocks opened higher Thursday helped by foreign buying. The Korean won rose against the U.S. dollar. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) rose 5.52 points, or 0.23 percent, to 2,371.92 in the first 15 minutes of tradin...

 2017-08-24 00:39 

Yonhap News

Boy band BTS to release new EP next month... +

K-pop boy band BTS will release a highly anticipated new EP album next month, its agency said Thursday....

 2017-08-24 00:36 

Yonhap News

Moon's approval rating rises to 74.4 pct... +

President Moon Jae-in's approval rating rose from a week earlier this week, a poll showed Thursday, despite the widespread public scare over contaminated eggs that forced the president to personally apologize....

 2017-08-24 00:32 

Yonhap News

(Yonhap Interview) From World Series to S. Korea, Jeff Manship has 'no regrets' about move... +

Around this time a year ago, American right-hander Jeff Manship was pitching for the Cleveland Indians, who would go on to win the American League pennant in October. They even opened a 3-1 lead over the Chicago Cubs in the World Series before bowing out...

 2017-08-24 00:30 

South China Morning Post

Trio detained over viral Japanese soldier photos taken at Chinese war memorial site... +

Shanghai police have detained three of four men whose photos of them posing in Japanese military uniforms outside a Chinese war memorial site went viral this month. The three men were put under detention on Wednesday after a police investigation, Sina.com...

 2017-08-24 00:30 

Nikkei Asian Review

Indonesia to continue blowing up illegal fishing vessels... +

TOKYO -- Ever since becoming minister of marine affairs and fisheries, Susi Pudjiastuti -- or just Susi, as she is widely known -- has taken a hard li...

 2017-08-24 00:30 

NHK

Japan to ship pears to Vietnam... +

Some people in Vietnam have been savoring the flavor of Japanese pears. Exporters have hosted an event in Ho Chi Minh City promoting the fruit....

 2017-08-24 00:26 

Yonhap News

Samsung, LG sued over digital TV technology in U.S.... +

South Korean electronics giants Samsung Electronics Co. and LG Electronics Inc. have been sued in the United States over alleged collusion concerning digital television broadcasting technology, industry sources said Thursday....

 2017-08-24 00:25 

Nikkei Asian Review

MS&AD Insurance to buy Singapore's First Capital... +

TOKYO -- MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings has announced plans to buy Singaporean nonlife insurer First Capital Insurance, the company said Thursday.The ...

 2017-08-24 00:15 

NHK

Preventing loss-laden M&A deals abroad... +

Japanese companies have been busy buying foreign businesses. But some of the mergers and acquisitions have gone sour, inflicting serious financial losses.So, government officials are now preparing to set up guidelines for companies planning M&As abroad, i...

 2017-08-24 00:15 

NHK

Iran, Saudi Arabia talk on diplomatic visits... +

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Tehran is working with Saudi Arabia to allow diplomatic visits between the 2 countries....

 2017-08-24 00:12 

Yonhap News

Whisky customers opting for low-proof products amid market slump... +

South Korea's whisky market, which has been contracting for eight years in a row, is showing some changes as buyers opt for low-proof products and brand diversity, industry watchers said Thursday....

 2017-08-24 00:07 

Yonhap News

Investment by global chipmakers soar in Q2 on Samsung... +

The combined investment rolled out by global chipmakers in the second quarter reached record-high levels fueled by efforts made by Samsung Electronics Co., data showed Thursday....

 2017-08-24 00:03 

South China Morning Post

How noisy Chinese tourists may be drowning out alien signals at the worlds biggest telescope... +

So many Chinese tourists have been swarming to the site of the world’s biggest radio telescope that they may affect the giant dish from performing its job properly, scientists say. In just the first half of the year, nearly four million tourists vis...

 2017-08-24 00:03 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Alibabas Jack Ma wants role in helping Hong Kong become fashionable, cashless society... +

Alibaba founder Jack Ma Yun has offered to play a bigger role in helping Hong Kong develop into a “more fashionable”, cashless society. The boss of China’s e-commerce giant expressed the group’s ambition during a meeting with visit...

 2017-08-24 00:01 

Yonhap News

KOSPI 2,370.12 UP 3.72 points (open)... +
 2017-08-24 00:01 

Yonhap News

KOSDAQ 645.10 UP 1.39 points (open)... +
 2017-08-24 00:00 

Yonhap News

Dollar opens at 1,127.0 won DN from 1,131.8 won... +
 2017-08-24 00:00 

Yonhap News

(Yonhap Feature) 'Kidult' culture spreading among Korean grown-ups ... +

Since landing a full-time job in 2012, Kwon Seok-hoon has developed a somewhat bizarre penchant for figurines and robot character models that now fill part of his bookshelf as feel-good fixtures....

 2017-08-23 23:53 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) Galaxy Note 8 utilizes dual-lens camera in line with industrywide trend... +

Samsung Electronics Co.'s Galaxy Note 8 unveiled on Thursday boasts a dual-lens camera arrangement following the growing industry trend toward high-performance optics on smartphones....

 2017-08-23 23:51 

Yonhap News

Yonhap news advisory for Thursday, Aug. 24... +

The following stories are scheduled to be covered by Yonhap News Agency. Your queries are welcome. Yonhap's English-language news desk can be reached by telephone at 82-2-398-3451 (general) and 82-2-398-3460 (economics), and by email at jjhwang@yna.co...

 2017-08-23 23:30 

Nikkei Asian Review

Itochu invests in Eko, brainchild of CP Group heir... +

BANGKOK -- Japanese trading house Itochu is investing $1 million in Eko Communications, a tech startup launched by an heir to the Charoen Pokphand Gro...

 2017-08-23 23:27 

Yonhap News

Gold funds shine on flight to safety... +

Gold-related funds in South Korea have posted stellar returns over the past month, data showed Thursday, as geopolitical risks chilled the stock market and stoked investors' flight to safety....

 2017-08-23 23:13 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Leaders of S. Korea, China exchange congratulatory messages to mark 25th anniv. of diplomatic relations... +

Leaders of South Korea and China exchanged congratulatory messages Thursday to mark the 25th anniversary of normalizing diplomatic ties between the two countries, the foreign ministry said....

 2017-08-23 23:01 

South China Morning Post

Chinese firms dodge sanctions to trade with North Korea, says security analyst... +

Asian security analyst Dr John Park speaks quickly, his rapid dialogue conveying the urgency of his subject. He was in Hong Kong this month to discuss the North Korean nuclear crisis. It was a pressing issue when he planned his trip a couple of months ag...

 2017-08-23 23:00 

South China Morning Post

Ten dead and dozens missing in Brazil boat accident... +

A boat carrying 70 people sank on a major river in northern Brazil leaving at least 10 dead and dozens missing, authorities said on Wednesday. The public security office of the state of Para said 15 people made it to the shore and 10 bodies were recovere...

 2017-08-23 22:44 

Yonhap News

Leaders of S. Korea, China exchange congratulatory messages to mark 25th anniv. of diplomatic relations... +

Leaders of South Korea and China exchanged congratulatory messages Thursday to mark the 25th anniversary of normalizing diplomatic ties between the two countries, the foreign ministry said....

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