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 2020-04-08 12:11 

Ecns.cn

China's Hubei reports no increase in COVID-19 cases...

No new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were reported Tuesday in central China's Hubei Province, the province's health commission said Wednesday....

 2020-04-08 12:11 

Japan Times

Ronaldinho to leave Paraguayan jail for luxury hotel house arrest...

Retired soccer star Ronaldinho was released from a high-security jail in Paraguay on Tuesday after more than a month, but was ordered to serve house ......

 2020-04-08 12:10 

Korea Joongang Daily

LG Electronics halts operations at 2 Mexico plants...

LG Electronics shut two plants in Mexico as the Mexican government initiated emergency measures to suspend operations of factories in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The affected plants are television....

 2020-04-08 12:10 

Korea Joongang Daily

SK Chair Chey gives pep talk, but warns not to rely on past...

SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-won encouraged staff Wednesday, saying that overcoming the ongoing pandemic should strengthen the company's fundamentals for the next big leap. But simply relying on the company's 67....

 2020-04-08 12:10 

Korea Joongang Daily

Korean Air Lines puts most of its employees on leave...

Korean Air Lines is putting more than 70 percent of its workforce on leave at reduced salaries. The forced vacations will last for six months, from April 16 through Oct. 15. The leave will apply only to Korean Air Lines employees....

 2020-04-08 12:10 

Korea Joongang Daily

Household debt hits record as pandemic bites and punters bet...

Bank loans are being granted at an alarming rate as small businesses seek money to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic and as individuals apply for credit to bet on stocks, with punters hoping that the market....

 2020-04-08 12:10 

Korea Joongang Daily

WeMakePrice posts losses, but says its sales are up...

E-commerce company WeMakePrice reported 465.3 billion won ($415 million) in sales last year. The sales represent an increase of 8.4 percent from 429.4 billion won in the year before, the company announced Wednesday....

 2020-04-08 12:10 

Korea Joongang Daily

LG U+ releases augmented reality games...

Mobile carrier LG U+ launched three free augmented reality games for its users on Wednesday. The augmented reality (AR) game lineup will be expanded to more than 20 later this year. Unlike virtual reality (VR), in....

 2020-04-08 12:10 

Korea Joongang Daily

Hostess gets virus and Seoul shuts a slew of bars and clubs...

All hostess and karaoke bars and other nighttime entertainment establishments in Seoul have been forced to shut down until April 19 after a woman who tested positive for the coronavirus last week was found to have worked....

 2020-04-08 12:10 

Korea Joongang Daily

Science Ministry releases more subsidies for 5G...

The Science Ministry announced Wednesday it will inject 650 billion won ($533 million) this year into improving the country's 5G network. Korea's mobile companies have frequently touted the country's first-in-the-world....

 2020-04-08 12:09 

Korea Joongang Daily

Asiana deal is still on, HDC insists...

The stock price of Asiana Airlines has collapsed. Most of the carrier's fleet is grounded. Despite all this trouble, and more, HDC Hyundai Development insists it still plans on acquiring the airline. It also says that it is not....

 2020-04-08 12:09 

Korea Joongang Daily

Kospi snaps a 4-day rally, foreign sell-off continues...

Stocks snapped a four-day rally to end slightly lower Wednesday as foreign and institutional investors offloaded large-cap stocks amid a lack of upside momentum. The won rose against the dollar. The Kospi fell....

 2020-04-08 12:09 

Korea Joongang Daily

KT inks deal to assist Taiwanese company with 5G...

KT said Wednesday it has a signed a partnership with a Taiwanese telecom company to provide 5G services and digital content development. Under a memorandum of understanding with FarEasTone Telecommunications....

 2020-04-08 12:09 

Korea Joongang Daily

Samsung Electronics will adopt a 'chatbot' system...

Samsung Electronics said Wednesday it will adopt a "chatbot" system for consumer communication. The text-based bot, which can be accessed through Samsung's website, will answer frequently asked questions, such....

 2020-04-08 12:09 

Korea Joongang Daily

Shoppers ditch cashiers for untact's sake...

The phasing out of cashiers at major retail stores in Korea is accelerating as the coronavirus-driven fear of contagion prompts more shoppers to head for the self-checkout lines. The trend is in line with government....

 2020-04-08 12:09 

Korea Joongang Daily

Big bets on low-power chips that think like brains...

Korea is claiming a big win in artificial intelligence (AI) and a big leap forward in its efforts to be independent in smart chips. The Ministry of Science and ICT said that researchers from the government-run Electronics and....

 2020-04-08 12:09 

Korea Joongang Daily

More emergency spending vowed by gov't...

The government pledged 36 trillion won ($29.4 billion) to support Korean exporters, 17.7 trillion won to boost domestic market and 2.2 trillion won for help to start-ups. It is also encouraging consumers to spend more on debit....

 2020-04-08 12:01 

Japan Times

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman raises possibility of not completing regular season...

For the first time since halting play four weeks ago, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman raised the possibility Tuesday of not completing the regular season in ......

 2020-04-08 12:01 

The Asahi Shimbun

Japan pushes past the 5,000 mark for new COVID-19 cases : The Asahi Shimbun...

Japan added 361 new coronavirus cases on April 7, pushing the national total over the 5,000 mark.T...

 2020-04-08 12:00 

Japan Times

Tokyo initiative, firms committed to boosting Japanese financial market's image...

In recent years, a surge of hedge funds and private equity funds have cropped up in Tokyo's chief metropolitan area.These funds are gathering in the ......

 2020-04-08 11:54 

The Asahi Shimbun

Japan Declared a Coronavirus Emergency. Is It Too Late? : The Asahi Shimbun...

TOKYO--For months, Japan has confounded the world by reporting a relatively low rate of coronavirus...

 2020-04-08 11:50 

The Mainichi

A guide to key terms related to the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) 2020/4/8...
 2020-04-08 11:50 

The Mainichi

Wisconsin voters forced to choose between health, democracy...
 2020-04-08 11:50 

The Mainichi

New car sales of Japan major automakers bottom out in China in March...
 2020-04-08 11:50 

The Mainichi

Philippines backs Vietnam after China sinks fishing boat...
 2020-04-08 11:50 

The Mainichi

Singapore bans all social gatherings under coronavirus lockdown...
 2020-04-08 11:50 

The Mainichi

WHO leader warns of danger of easing lockdowns...
 2020-04-08 11:48 

China Post

Cuteness alert: Zoo Miami shows off clouded leopard kittens...

MIAMI (AP) — Providing exactly what's needed in these trying times, Zoo Miami has shared images of two clouded leopard cubs. The male and female have been secluded in a den with their mother, Serai, since their Feb. 11 birth so that they could p...

 2020-04-08 11:48 

China Post

UK govt tries to advance virus response with leader in ICU...

LONDON (AP) — Britain's government sought Wednesday to keep a grip on the country's response to the coronavirus pandemic as Prime Minister Boris Johnson started a third day in the intensive care unit of a London hospital being treated for CO...

 2020-04-08 11:47 

Ecns.cn

Wuhan reopens after 76-day lockdown...

Ending the lockdown of Wuhan, Hubei province, on Wednesday will become a milestone for China in securing final victory in the people's war against the COVID-19 outbreak under the command of President Xi Jinping, observers said....

 2020-04-08 11:47 

Ecns.cn

New York state reports deadliest day yet of COVID-19 outbreak: governor...

The U.S. state of New York lost 731 lives to COVID-19 from Monday to Tuesday, bringing the state's death toll to 5,489 while marking the deadliest 24 hours yet since the pandemic took hold here, said Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday....

 2020-04-08 11:47 

Ecns.cn

U.S. Navy chief who fired captain of coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier resigns: report...

Acting Secretary of the U.S. Navy Thomas Modly reportedly resigned Tuesday after being forced to do so over his firing an aircraft carrier captain, who alarmed high-ranking officials about a novel coronavirus outbreak on board and pleaded for help....

 2020-04-08 11:46 

Ecns.cn

China to set up new integrated pilot zones for cross-border e-commerce to stabilize foreign trade, investment...

China will set up 46 new integrated pilot zones for cross-border e-commerce, as well as support processing trade with new steps and hold the Canton Fair online to keep foreign trade and investment stable amid the epidemic, according to the State Council&#...

 2020-04-08 11:35 

Ecns.cn

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 1.4 million, over 81,000 dead...

The number of COVID-19 cases around the world hit 1,414,738, with 81,259 fatalities, as of 7:10 a.m. BJT on Wednesday, according to Johns Hopkins University....

 2020-04-08 11:34 

The Asahi Shimbun

Japan to contribute to IMF trust for low-income countries hit by pandemic : The Asahi Shimbun...

Japan will next week pledge to contribute to an International Monetary Fund (IMF) trust offering deb...

 2020-04-08 11:30 

South China Morning Post

As Singapore funds workers' wages amid coronavirus crisis, SME bosses ask: 'What about us?'...

Cancelled projects, delayed payments, and clients who go missing: these are some challenges that businesses in Singapore are grappling with as the coronavirus outbreak brings the city state to a standstill with a partial lockdown and is set to take a cont...

 2020-04-08 11:29 

The Asahi Shimbun

Chaos reigns over what shops and stores will close due to virus : The Asahi Shimbun...

As governor of a metropolis of 13 million people, Tokyo's Yuriko Koike was under pressure to name sp...

 2020-04-08 11:23 

Ecns.cn

Wuhan lifts outbound travel restrictions, ending months-long lockdown...

As cars queued up at expressway toll gates and passengers prepared to board trains to leave Wuhan, the megacity in central China started lifting outbound travel restrictions from Wednesday after almost 11 weeks of lockdown to stem the spread of COVID-19....

 2020-04-08 11:23 

Ecns.cn

Chinese coming from 26 countries must submit health info to fly...

Chinese passengers who are going to fly from 26 countries to China are required to submit their health information prior to boarding the plane, the country's civil aviation regulator said on Tuesday....

 2020-04-08 11:23 

Ecns.cn

UN chief asks for rejection of hate speech, xenophobia on anniversary of Rwandan genocide...

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday asked for the rejection of hate speech and xenophobia on the anniversary of the start of the 1994 Rwandan genocide....

 2020-04-08 11:23 

Ecns.cn

EU sends medical team to Italy to help fight COVID-19...

A team of European doctors and nurses from Romania and Norway is being dispatched to Milan and Bergamo to help Italian medical staff battle the coronavirus pandemic, the European Union (EU) said Tuesday in a statement....

 2020-04-08 11:23 

Ecns.cn

Chinese organizations mobilized to help fight COVID-19 in Chicago...

A Chinese American in Chicago sent a plea for donation of face masks for a local hospital. The message, shared from instant messenger and posted to groups on WeChat, generated an immediate response....

 2020-04-08 11:22 

NHK

Wuhan citizens express worry, discontent...

Residents of the Chinese city of Wuhan have expressed concerns about a possible revival of the coronavirus despite the lifting of the city's two-and-a-half month closure on Wednesday....

 2020-04-08 11:19 

NHK

France's coronavirus death toll tops 10,000...

The death toll in France from the coronavirus has topped 10,000....

 2020-04-08 11:18 

China Post

Quarantined drag queens land TV show in Israel...

JERUSALEM (AP) — As Israel imposed a nationwide virus lockdown, shuttering theaters, clubs and bars, the country's drag queens found themselves confined to their homes, their elaborate wigs and glittery dresses languishing in the closet. Two of ...

 2020-04-08 11:18 

China Post

Saudi Arabia halts parental visitation rulings to curb virus...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Saudi king suspended final rulings and judicial orders on visitation rights of children of separated parents in the latest effort to try and curb the spread of the novel coronavirus among households, according ...

 2020-04-08 11:18 

China Post

Philippines backs Vietnam after China sinks fishing boat...

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines on Wednesday expressed solidarity with Vietnam after Hanoi protested what it said was the ramming and sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat by a Chinese coast guard ship in the disputed South China Sea. The ...

 2020-04-08 11:18 

Japan Times

Japan's current account surplus grows as coronavirus hits imports...

Japan saw its biggest current account surplus in nearly two years in February as goods imports plummeted due to coronavirus-related factory closures in China, government ......

 2020-04-08 11:13 

Korea Joongang Daily

Preparations for early balloting underway nationwide...

The government on Wednesday began preparations for early voting for the April 15 general elections, scheduled for Friday and Saturday. The National Election Commission (NEC) said Wednesday that it will operate 3,508 pre-poll....

 2020-04-08 11:13 

Korea Joongang Daily

U.S. group sends medical equipment to North Korea...

A U.S. aid group has sent medical and rehabilitation equipment to North Korea for the treatment of people with pediatric development disabilities, according to the website of its co-founder. Ignis Community sent a cargo ship....

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