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 2018-02-22 16:17 

The Mainichi

EU, Africa leaders drum up support for impoverished Sahel...

BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union leaders meet Friday with counterparts from West Africa in a show of support for the impoverished Sahel region that has fallen prey to extremists and is a key transit point for migrants heading to Europe....

 2018-02-22 16:14 

Ecns.cn

Dong ethnic people look for love at grand gathering...

(ECNS) -- Young people of Dong ethnic group from 12 mountain villages attended a traditional activity at Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, in Southeast China's Guizhou Province, on Wednesday....

 2018-02-22 16:10 

The Mainichi

Court considers banning diesel cars in German cities...

BERLIN (AP) -- A German court began considering Thursday whether authorities should ban diesel cars from cities to lower air pollution, a move that could have drastic consequences for the country's powerful auto industry....

 2018-02-22 16:09 

Ecns.cn

'Hold Mom's hands' campaign warms social media...

Screenshot How long has it been since you held your moms hands? During this Spring Festival holiday, this simple but thought-provoking question has been rife on Chinese social media since a campaign video to encourage people to give a hug to their mother ...

 2018-02-22 16:05 

Ecns.cn

Queen Elizabeth II makes first visit to London Fashion Week...
 2018-02-22 16:05 

Ecns.cn

Queen Elizabeth II makes first visit to London Fashion Week...
 2018-02-22 16:04 

Central News Agency

Taiwan to replace its labor minister with a deputy: source...

Taipei, Feb. 22 (CNA) Labor Minister Lin Mei-chu ( ) has tendered her resignation due to health reasons and she is likely to be replaced by Deputy Labor Minister Su Li-chiung (), a person with knowledge of the matter told CNA Thursday amid talks of a Cabi...

 2018-02-22 16:03 

Central News Agency

Taipei's 2018 Yangmingshan Flower Festival kicks off...

Taipei, Feb. 22 (CNA) The 2018 Yangmingshan Flower Festival kicked off on Thursday with a traditional dragon and lion dance guided by the rhythmic beating of drums serenaded by blooming cherry blossoms in what is considered one of the biggest festivals in...

 2018-02-22 16:03 

Central News Agency

Latisha Chan loses chance to meet sister in doubles semifinal...

Taipei, Feb. 22 (CNA) Taiwan's Latisha Chan ( ) and her Czech partner Andrea Hlavackova suffered a defeat in the hands of their rivals and thus missed the chance to face Chan's sister Chan Hao-ching () and her Chinese partner Yang Zhaoxuan () in t...

 2018-02-22 16:02 

Central News Agency

Japanese tour operator invests in Taiwan travel platform...

Taipei, Feb. 22 (CNA) KKday, a Taiwanese travel e-commerce platform, announced on Thursday that it has received a new capital investment of US$10.5 million (NT$307 million) from one of the leading travel agencies in Japan in a strategic partnership aimed ...

 2018-02-22 16:01 

Central News Agency

Taiwan's defense minister Feng stepping down...

Taipei, Feb. 23 (CNA) Taiwan's Defense Minister Feng Shih-kuan () is to be replaced by National Security Council Secretary-General Yen Teh-fa () in a cabinet reshuffle that is likely to be announced Friday....

 2018-02-22 16:00 

Ecns.cn

Ferry service resumes in ports in Haikou, south China...
 2018-02-22 15:55 

The Mainichi

UK growth in 2017 downgraded as consumer spending slows...

LONDON (AP) -- Official figures show that the British economy did not grow as strongly as initially anticipated in the final quarter of 2017 amid a slowdown in consumption and business investment....

 2018-02-22 15:52 

China Post

Gisin holds off Shiffrin to win Olympic Alpine combined...

JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — Michelle Gisin of Switzerland won the women's Olympic Alpine combined on Thursday with an aggressive slalom run to beat Mikaela Shiffrin.Lindsey Vonn, the leader after the downhill portion, made a mistake early in t...

 2018-02-22 15:43 

Ecns.cn

Nigeria confirms 46 students missing after Boko Haram attack on college...

Forty-six students remained missing following an attack by terror group Boko Haram on an all-girls college in Nigeria's northeastern state of Yobe earlier this week, the Nigerian government said Wednesday....

 2018-02-22 15:41 

Ecns.cn

UN chief stresses importance of crisis prevention...

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday underscored the importance of the proactive approach of prevention instead of responding to crises....

 2018-02-22 15:40 

Ecns.cn

Peace far away as showdown approaches Syria's Eastern Ghouta...

The rebel-held Eastern Ghouta in the countryside of Syrian capital Damascus has witnessed intense airstrikes and shelling as military showdown is approaching....

 2018-02-22 15:39 

The Mainichi

Skiing: Myhrer wins Olympic slalom at 35 as favorites ski out...

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- The shock wasn't only about who won the Olympic gold medal in the men's slalom, it was also about who failed to even finish the race....

 2018-02-22 15:37 

Ecns.cn

UK universities face striking and students calls for compensation...

Universities in the UK will face a 14-day strike by lecturers starting from Thursday, which is estimated to hit 61 universities and over a million of students in the next four weeks....

 2018-02-22 15:35 

The Mainichi

Skiing: Gisin holds off Shiffrin to win Olympic Alpine combined...

JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) -- Michelle Gisin had been perplexed by the slalom for some time, showing a flair for the discipline but rarely putting together an exceptional full run....

 2018-02-22 15:34 

South China Morning Post

Russian opposition leader Navalny arrested over illegal protests, takes selfie on police bus...

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was arrested on Thursday for organising illegal protests as Russia prepares to hold presidential polls next month. Navalny, who has been barred from challenging President Vladimir Putin in the election, now faces a...

 2018-02-22 15:31 

Ecns.cn

Japanese macaques enjoy hot spring...
 2018-02-22 15:31 

The Mainichi

World stocks lower after Fed report renews bond yield fears...

HONG KONG (AP) -- World stock markets generally declined Thursday, tracking Wall Street's fall after the latest Fed report rekindled fears about inflation and rising bond yields....

 2018-02-22 15:24 

Ecns.cn

Spectacular scenery of Hukou Waterfall in north China's Shanxi...
 2018-02-22 15:24 

The Mainichi

China probing possible violation of UN sanctions on N. Korea...

BEIJING (AP) -- China is...

 2018-02-22 15:23 

Ecns.cn

Mobile cameras evolve for the young generation...

Chinese smartphone companies such as Vivo Mobile Communication Technology and Oppo Electronics Corp are making new gadgets that can beautify images of women in a convenient way....

 2018-02-22 15:20 

Ecns.cn

World security leaders rely on AI, machine learning to defend against threats...

Security professionals worldwide are increasingly turning to artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to defend against malware threats, U.S. tech leader Cisco said Wednesday in its security report....

 2018-02-22 15:20 

Ecns.cn

Glut of travelers clogs way home from holiday...

Heavy crowds, traffic jams slow journeys to work after weeklong New Year respite...

 2018-02-22 15:19 

Ecns.cn

Beijing receives 7.7 mln tourists during Spring Festival holiday...

Beijing received over 7.7 million tourists during the week-long Spring Festival holiday that began Thursday, the municipal tourism authority said....

 2018-02-22 15:18 

Ecns.cn

U.S. Alaska state eyes more flights to China...

A senior executive officer of Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, a major commercial hub in Alaska in the U.S. northwesternmost state, said Wednesday that he is expecting to increase more flights to China....

 2018-02-22 15:17 

Ecns.cn

Holiday drives cross-border spending...

Thanks to an increasing number of Chinese outbound tourists, domestic mobile payment companies have seen a rise in cross-border transactions during this year's Spring Festival holidays. [Special coverage]...

 2018-02-22 15:16 

Ecns.cn

Global fashion brands the new M&A targets...

Investors hope to cash in on luxury-savvy worldwide-shopping Chinese consumers...

 2018-02-22 15:15 

Ecns.cn

Trump promises to strengthen background checks on gun buyers...

U.S. President Donald Trump promised strong background checks and mental health screens for gun buyers as he heard pleas from school shooting survivors and their families at the White House on Wednesday....

 2018-02-22 15:15 

Ecns.cn

Guizhou to push big data use...

Southwest China's Guizhou Province will boost the application of new-generation information technologies such as cloud computing and artificial intelligence in the real economy, the Xinhua News Agency reported....

 2018-02-22 15:11 

The Mainichi

Japan highlights island claim after Olympic feud...

MATSUE, Japan (Kyodo) -- A central government representative joined local officials in western Japan for a ceremony Thursday to highlight the country's claim to sovereignty over a group of islets in the Sea of Japan administered by South Korea, drawin...

 2018-02-22 15:10 

Ecns.cn

Pay-per-ride elevators new solution to Beijing's building troubles...

Beijing authorities are on a spree of installing elevators in old apartment buildings. The residents don't need to pay for the machine or its future maintenance, but they do have to pay a tiny fee every time they take it for a ride, up or down....

 2018-02-22 15:07 

The Mainichi

Tokyo Game Show 2018 to be held Sept. 20-23, eSports in spotlight...

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The Tokyo Game Show 2018, one of the world's largest gaming industry events, will be held from Sept. 20 to 23 at the Makuhari Messe convention center in Chiba Prefecture with competitive video gaming known as eSports in the spotlight,...

 2018-02-22 15:06 

Ecns.cn

Scientists create gel-like scaffold to kill tumors...

An American team has created an injectable gel-like scaffold that can hold combination of chemotherapeutic and immunotherapeutic drugs and deliver them locally to tumors in a sequential manner....

 2018-02-22 15:05 

Ecns.cn

Chinese pianist raises money for New York children of special needs...

How to spend the Chinese Lunar New Year with a special and unforgettable meaning? Chinese pianist Chen Jie's answer is: putting up a charity show for the kids with special needs in New York....

 2018-02-22 15:02 

Ecns.cn

City works to lure natives back for business, family...

Looking ahead to Spring Festival, Yu Bingjian and his family returned to their rural hometown in Fuyang, Anhui province, on Feb. 7....

 2018-02-22 15:01 

Central News Agency

Team behind Taiwan's FormoSat-5 satellite to meet with President Tsai...

Taipei, Feb. 22 (CNA) The team of engineers and technicians behind FormoSat-5, Taiwan's first self-made satellite, is scheduled to meet with President Tsai Ing-wen () on Friday, according to a senior executive of the National Space Organization (NSPO)...

 2018-02-22 14:55 

Ecns.cn

Selfie studio, 120 yuan/hour...

Trend also sees rise of related products such as smartphones and special cosmetics...

 2018-02-22 14:50 

Ecns.cn

PLA conducts frequent drills during Spring Festival holiday...

Army, navy, air, rocket force train during holiday...

 2018-02-22 14:50 

The Mainichi

South Koreans call for skaters to be booted from games...

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) -- Thousands of South Koreans are calling for two speedskaters to be expelled from the Olympics after they left their slower teammate behind in a race defined by teamwork and walked away as she quietly sobbed at the stadium in ...

 2018-02-22 14:44 

Ecns.cn

Winter tourism makes Altay come alive...
 2018-02-22 14:43 

Ecns.cn

China's scrap steel exports soar in 2017...

China's scrap steel exports soared in 2017 as domestic demand was dampened, according to data from an industry association....

 2018-02-22 14:43 

China Post

AI talent in high demand in Taiwan: job bank...

Individuals with skills in developing artificial intelligence (AI) are in high demand in Taiwan, with a local job bank reporting up to 6,000 openings for such jobs in the local market....

 2018-02-22 14:40 

Ecns.cn

Aurora borealis turns the sky greener than the ground...
 2018-02-22 14:35 

Ecns.cn

Counterfeiters of popular TCM remedy detained...

36 people caught by Shanghai police for producing, selling fake ejiao...

 2018-02-22 14:34 

Ecns.cn

Dedicated doctor honored for six decades of service...

Pioneering lung cancer specialist sees helping patients as her greatest reward...

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