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 2019-07-21 09:20 

Central News Agency

Fuel prices in Taiwan to fall this week...

Taipei, July 21 (CNA) State-run oil refiner CPC Corp., Taiwan, said it will cut its gasoline prices by NT$0.3 (US$0.01) per liter and diesel prices by NT$0.4 per liter this week, with the new prices to take effect Sunday at midnight....

 2019-07-21 09:20 

Central News Agency

Taiwanese travelers warned to be on alert against chikungunya, dengue...

Taipei, July 21 (CNA) Taiwan's health authorities on Sunday warned that people traveling abroad this summer should be vigilant against mosquito-borne diseases like chikungunya and dengue fever, which have been on the rise in recent months....

 2019-07-21 09:13 

Nikkei Asian Review

Japan heads to polls as Abe seeks voter support of agenda...

TOKYO -- Polls opened in Japan on Sunday for the triennial election for the House of Councilors, the upper chamber of the country's bicameral parliame...

 2019-07-21 09:00 

China Post

What does Berlin have that NYC doesn't?...

"We've been here in Berlin for about two and half, three days, and I never want to go back... I can say with straight authority, coming from New York City — the number one, greatest, classiest, world-class city in the world: Berlin is now nu...

 2019-07-21 09:00 

China Post

Hong Kong protesters call for inquiry into police tactics...

HONG KONG (AP) — Tens of thousands of Hong Kong protesters have kicked off a march from a public park to call for an independent investigation into police tactics. Marching under sweltering heat, protesters dressed in black walked Sunday behind a la...

 2019-07-21 09:00 

China Post

Seven things you must know about flying...
 2019-07-21 09:00 

China Post

Bosnia buries 86 victims of 1992 massacre...

Thousands of people gathered in the Bosnian village of Hambarine on Saturday for the mass funeral of 86 Bosniak Muslims who were executed by Bosnian Serbs at the start of the country's 1992-95 war. The service was held inside a football stadium, where...

 2019-07-21 08:48 

South China Morning Post

The mission priority for the World Bank President David Malpass...

Global heat maps of extreme poverty show Africa in deep red.And the problem will only accelerate as population on the continent grows in coming decades."The problems are very real and are large," newly installed World Bank President David Malpass ...

 2019-07-21 08:45 

China Post

A cup of coffee with climate change...
 2019-07-21 08:45 

China Post

Artificial intelligence: Are machines taking over?...

In 2062: The World AI Made, Toby Walsh renders a dystopic vision of our technology-driven future. Published in 2018, the Australian writer who is also one of the world's leading scientists in the field of artificial intelligence, chose the year 2062 b...

 2019-07-21 08:45 

China Post

Italian author Andrea Camilleri dies...

Andrea Camilleri, author of the Inspector Montalbano novels, died on Wednesday at the age of 93. The Italian's global fame was bolstered by Italian broadcaster RAI's decision to turn his books into a series that was then reproduced across Europe, ...

 2019-07-21 08:39 

NHK

Voting underway in Upper House election...

Voters in Japan have been filing into polling stations since Sunday morning....

 2019-07-21 08:35 

Japan Times

Australian woman allegedly beheaded mother in 'horrific' crime...

An Australian woman charged with murder has been sent for a medical assessment amid reports she decapitated her mother and left the head outside a ......

 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 08:22 

Japan Times

All 23 crew members of seized British-run tanker are safe, Iranian TV says...

The crew of the British-flagged Stena Impero tanker seized by Iran's Revolutionary Guards are all safe, the head of the Ports and Maritime Organization of ......

 2019-07-21 08:18 

Japan Times

Hong Kong locks down as thousands gather for latest anti-extradition bill rally...

Thousands gathered in sweltering heat in Hong Kong on Sunday for the latest in a series of mass protests over an extradition bill that has ......

 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 07:38 

NHK

Bon dance festival held in Moscow...

People in Moscow took part in a Japanese summer festival, featuring traditional Bon dancing, on Saturday....

 2019-07-21 07:37 

Japan Times

Britain braces for maverick Boris Johnson being appointed prime minister...

Supporters of Boris Johnson, who looks certain to become the next British prime minister, hail his optimistic vision for post-Brexit Britain and insist he will ......

 2019-07-21 07:37 

Japan Times

Persian Gulf tanker incidents prompt rising costs for shippers, but real question is what happens with price of oil...

Seizures of oil tankers and other hostile Iranian measures in the Strait of Hormuz are already raising insurance rates for shipping companies and could eventually ......

 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 07:32 

Japan Times

U.S. national security adviser John Bolton leaves for Japan and South Korea, with Gulf coalition high on agenda...

U.S. national security adviser John Bolton left for Japan and South Korea on Saturday, with a U.S. plan to form a multinational coalition to safeguard ......

 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 07:25 

Japan Times

'Canary in the coal mine': Singapore woes ring trade alarm bells...

A plunge in exports and the worst growth rates in a decade have fueled concerns about the outlook for Singapore's economy, with analysts saying the ......

 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 ...

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