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 2017-04-25 02:30 

South China Morning Post

Fox News used fake social media accounts to harass ex-host Andrea Tantaros, lawsuit claims... +

Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros said in a lawsuit Monday she believes network operatives used bogus social media accounts to torture her after she complained about sexual harassment. She also said she believes someone hacked her computer and phone. T...

 2017-04-25 02:15 

South China Morning Post

Is Philippines offering Beijing an olive branch over South China Sea?... +

The Philippines will seek to manage tensions over the disputed South China Sea at the upcoming Asean summit, after years of tough rhetoric with Beijing over the issue. The nation’s acting Foreign Minister Enrique Manalo told the South China Morning...

 2017-04-25 02:10 

Nikkei Asian Review

Bangkok's famous street food scene turns sour... +

BANGKOK -- On a street off Silom Road, a business district by day and one of Bangkok's most vibrant entertainment spots by night, people form meanderi...

 2017-04-25 02:05 

South China Morning Post

Russians who hacked Clinton campaign also targetted French candidate Emmanuel Macron... +

Hackers linked to the same Russian military unit that hacked Democratic computers in the United States during last year’s election also have sought to penetrate the networks of the leading candidate in France’s presidential elections, a leadin...

 2017-04-25 02:05 

Nikkei Asian Review

Hitachi offers to buy Landis+Gyr for $1.8bn: sources... +

TOKYO -- Hitachi has made an acquisition proposal for Swiss smart meter maker Landis+Gyr, a Toshiba subsidiary, sources told The Nikkei. The offer, pu...

 2017-04-25 02:00 

Yonhap News

S. Korea, U.S. to hold joint naval drills... +

South Korea's Navy said Tuesday it will hold a joint live-fire exercise with the U.S. in the Yellow Sea later in the day to show their close alliance against North Korea....

 2017-04-25 02:00 

The Asahi Shimbun

Virtual reality gives disaster drills a more psychotic vibe:The Asahi Shimbun... +

The children are wearing goggles and crawling along a passage at the municipal No. 7 Elementary Scho...

 2017-04-25 02:00 

Yonhap News

Samsung leads U.S. home electronics market in Q1... +

Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday it has topped the market for home electronics in the United States in the first three months of the year, marking the fourth consecutive quarter to take the throne....

 2017-04-25 02:00 

Nikkei Asian Review

Japan Aviation develops connectors for comfortable wearables... +

TOKYO -- Japan Aviation Electronics Industry has developed a thin connector with improved elasticity for wearable devices that are attached to clothin...

 2017-04-25 02:00 

Nikkei Asian Review

Jeffrey Frankel: How to renegotiate NAFTA... +

WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. President Donald Trump's administration says that it is sticking with its campaign promise to renegotiate the North American Fr...

 2017-04-25 01:54 

Central News Agency

Taiwan shares open higher... +

Taipei, April 25 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened up 19.87 points Tuesday at 9,737.82 on turnover of NT$1.36 billion (US$45.09 million). ...

 2017-04-25 01:52 

Yonhap News

Conservative party pitches 3-way alliance against front-runner... +

The conservative Bareun Party on Tuesday proposed a three-way alliance to challenge front-runner Moon Jae-in in the upcoming presidential election despite opposition from its own candidate....

 2017-04-25 01:50 

Yonhap News

Corporate watchdog to unveil corporate list for mandatory disclosure... +

South Korea's corporate watchdog said Tuesday that it will announce a list of companies obliged to disclose their corporate information later this year in a bid to help boost the transparency of their business activities....

 2017-04-25 01:40 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) SK Innovation's Q1 net up 52 pct on petrochemical biz... +

SK Innovation Co., South Korea's top oil refiner, on Tuesday said its first-quarter earnings surged from a year earlier, thanks to better-than-expected results from its petrochemical business....

 2017-04-25 01:38 

Yonhap News

S. Korean to run unopposed for 4th term as int'l taekwondo chief... +

South Korean Choue Chung-won will run unopposed for a fourth term as the international taekwondo chief, the martial art's governing body said Tuesday....

 2017-04-25 01:36 

Yonhap News

Foreign buying boosts S. Korean benchmark index... +

Foreign investors bought South Korean stocks for a third straight session, fueling expectations that the country's benchmark index could break this year's record high, brokerage data showed Tuesday....

 2017-04-25 01:31 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

One woman dead, another injured after Audi mounts pavement and hits pedestrians... +

A woman was killed and another injured when a car mounted the pavement and knocked them down in Tsuen Wan shortly before midnight on Monday. The Audi was running north and up the slope along Wo Yee Hop Road when the male driver, 48, lost control of the ve...

 2017-04-25 01:30 

South China Morning Post

The flying car is real, with deliveries scheduled for this year... +

A Silicon Valley “flying car” startup, Kitty Hawk, reportedly backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, released a video Monday of its airborne prototype and announced plans for deliveries of a “personal flying machine” this year. &l...

 2017-04-25 01:30 

Nikkei Asian Review

Bilahari Kausikan: North Korea upends strategic logic of Northeast Asia... +

Can North Korea's nuclear and missile programs be stopped? I doubt it. At present, Pyongyang has the initiative and has no reason to relinquish it.Nor...

 2017-04-25 01:28 

Yonhap News

Life insurers to face pressure on adoption of new global accounting standard... +

The reported capitalization of South Korean life insurers is expected to face pressure if they adopt a new international accounting standard, credit appraiser Moody's Investors Services said Tuesday....

 2017-04-25 01:21 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Sales of 4 credit rating firms edge down in 2016 ... +

The combined sales of South Korea's four credit rating companies fell 0.2 percent on year in 2016, due to a decline in sales of corporate bonds, data showed Tuesday....

 2017-04-25 01:20 

Yonhap News

Jin Air to list shares this year to fuel growth ... +

Jin Air, one of South Korea's leading low-cost carriers, said Tuesday it will list its shares on the country's main bourse this year to raise funds for future growth....

 2017-04-25 01:20 

Nikkei Asian Review

Japan Post to book $364m net loss as Australia unit takes a toll... +

TOKYO -- Japan Post Holdings is expected to book a net loss of some 40 billion yen ($364 million) for the fiscal year that ended in March, due to a ro...

 2017-04-25 01:03 

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong man and woman arrested for fighting over splitting bill for Japanese barbecue... +

A man and a woman were arrested at a Japanese-style barbecue restaurant in Mong Kok, where they apparently had a physical clash after the woman refused to split the bill. The case triggered heated discussions in the online community over going Dutch, more...

 2017-04-25 01:03 

Yonhap News

(3rd LD) SK hynix's net profit up four-fold in Q1... +

South Korea's major chipmaker SK hynix Inc. said Tuesday its first-quarter net profit shot up four-fold on-year, apparently helped by the robust performance of the global chip industry....

 2017-04-25 01:01 

NHK

Seawall construction begins for US base in Okinawa... +

Japan's government is launching full-scale work to build a new US military base in Okinawa. The move is likely to further anger opponents in the southern island prefecture....

 2017-04-25 01:00 

Nikkei Asian Review

Exchanges compete for dominance in derivatives... +

TOKYO -- As derivatives trading continues to expand across the world, competition is heating up among securities exchanges vying to carve out a hefty ...

 2017-04-25 00:59 

NHK

French political leaders rally behind Macron... +

French political leaders are speaking out to block far-right leader Marine Le Pen from winning next month's presidential runoff....

 2017-04-25 00:58 

Yonhap News

Daewoo E&C swings to profit in Q1 on rise in demand for homes... +

Daewoo Engineering & Construction Co. (Daewoo E&C) swung to a net profit in the first quarter on higher demand in the residential sector, the builder said Tuesday....

 2017-04-25 00:57 

Yonhap News

USFK chief says allies ready to counter N. Korea's provocations... +

Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, the top commander of U.S Forces Korea (USFK), on Tuesday stressed that his troops are all set to counter North Korea's provocations....

 2017-04-25 00:57 

Yonhap News

'Produce 101' tops TV charts for two weeks, dramas taken back... +

Season two of ...

 2017-04-25 00:55 

Yonhap News

Gov't sets aside special loan for ailing tourism ... +

The government said Tuesday it plans to extend some 226 billion won (US$119.3 million) in loans to local tourism businesses hit by a sharp drop in Chinese visitors in the wake of Beijing's hostile policy toward its neighbor. Tourism-related busin...

 2017-04-25 00:48 

Yonhap News

Japan renews territorial claim to Dokdo in new diplomatic paper... +

Japan renewed its territorial claim to the South Korean islets of Dokdo and voiced a complaint over a statue symbolic of Korean victims of its wartime sexual enslavement in its latest diplomatic white paper submitted to the Cabinet on Tuesday....

 2017-04-25 00:46 

Yonhap News

SK Innovation's Q1 net up 52 pct on petrochemical biz... +

SK Innovation Co., South Korea's top oil refiner, on Tuesday said its first-quarter earnings surged from a year earlier, thanks to better-than-expected results from its petrochemical business....

 2017-04-25 00:44 

Yonhap News

S. Korea's finance minister talks with head of Citigroup... +

South Korea's finance minister held talks with the head of global investment bank Citigroup Inc. on Monday (local time) to share his views on global recovery trends and its impact on Asia's fourth-largest economy....

 2017-04-25 00:29 

Yonhap News

N.K. women waking up to fashion following leader's wife's example: think tank... +

A fashion industry is taking shape in North Korea thanks to the country's ...

 2017-04-25 00:27 

Yonhap News

Stocks open higher on gains in tech and autos... +

South Korean stocks opened higher Tuesday, led by gains in tech firms and automakers....

 2017-04-25 00:22 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) SK hynix's net profit up four-fold in Q1... +

South Korea's major chipmaker SK hynix Inc. said Tuesday its first-quarter net profit shot up four-fold on-year, apparently helped by the robust performance of the global chip industry....

 2017-04-25 00:20 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

In rare move, Trump summons entire US Senate to White House for North Korea briefing... +

Top Trump administration officials will hold a rare briefing on Wednesday at the White House for the entire US Senate on the situation in North Korea. All 100 senators have been asked to the White House for the briefing by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson...

 2017-04-25 00:02 

Yonhap News

KOSDAQ 629.21 UP 2.59 points (open)... +
 2017-04-25 00:01 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) SK hynix's net profit up four-fold in Q1... +

South Korea's major chipmaker SK hynix Inc. said Tuesday its first-quarter net profit shot up four-fold on-year, apparently helped by the robust performance of the global chip industry....

 2017-04-25 00:01 

Yonhap News

KOSPI 2,175.70 UP 1.96 points (open)... +
 2017-04-25 00:00 

South China Morning Post

Chinas booming grubby business of doctoring peer reviews for medics and scientists... +

“Ghost” agencies that help doctors and academics publish research papers by providing them with phoney peer reviews have become a booming industry on the mainland. The clients of these shady agencies include researchers at top universities, so...

 2017-04-25 00:00 

Yonhap News

Dollar opens at 1,135.0 won UP from 1,129.9 won... +
 2017-04-25 00:00 

Yonhap News

Yonhap news advisory for Tuesday, April 25... +

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...

 2017-04-24 23:54 

South China Morning Post

Le Pen quits leadership of far-right National Front, saying she represents all the French in presidential race... +

In a surprise move, French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has announced she is stepping down as leader of the far-right National Front party, to focus on representing “all the French” in the decisive second round of voting in May. &ldquo...

 2017-04-24 23:53 

Yonhap News

SK hynix's net profit up four-fold in Q1... +

South Korea's major chipmaker SK hynix Inc. said Tuesday its first-quarter net profit shot up four-fold on-year, apparently helped by the robust performance of the global chip industry....

 2017-04-24 23:28 

Japan Times

U.S. general in Afghanistan alleges Russia is arming the Taliban... +

The United States must confront Russia for providing weapons to the Taliban for use against American-backed forces in Afghanistan, top U.S. military officials said Monday. At a news conference with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis at his side, Gen. John Nicho...

 2017-04-24 23:19 

NHK

Macron, Le Pen resume campaign for runoff... +

The two top candidates in the French presidential race have resumed their campaigns for the runoff election on May 7th....

 2017-04-24 23:14 

Yonhap News

LG Display retains top spot in TV LCD panels... +

South Korea's LG Display Co. stood as the leading maker of liquid crystal display (LCD) panels for TVs in the first quarter, data showed Tuesday, although overall shipments fell amid the industry's shift to OLED panels....

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