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 2020-09-28 12:22 

Ecns.cn

Wildfires in California grow to 3.6 mln acres...

More than 3.6 million acres of land have burned from wildfires in California so far this year, and 26 people have died and nearly 7,630 structures have been damaged or destroyed....

 2020-09-28 12:22 

Ecns.cn

London's Big Ben to re-appear after three years hidden from view...

London's world-famous Big Ben clock tower is about to become visible for the first time in three years after a multi-million dollar face-lift project completed a critical phase, authorities at the Houses of Parliament announced Sunday....

 2020-09-28 12:21 

Ecns.cn

Chamber urges EU to review subsidies proposal...

The Chinese Chamber of Commerce to the EU, or CCCEU, has urged the European Commission not to turn its white paper on foreign subsidies into law, warning of its possible negative impact....

 2020-09-28 12:21 

Ecns.cn

FM: Solidarity vital in meeting challenges...

China will fully implement the measures announced by President Xi Jinping on global cooperation against COVID-19 and make new contributions to global poverty reduction, said State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi....

 2020-09-28 12:20 

The Asahi Shimbun

South Korea’s Moon apologizes over handling of killing by North : The Asahi Shimbun...

SEOUL--South Korean President Moon Jae-in apologized for the first time Monday for the killing of a...

 2020-09-28 12:11 

South China Morning Post

Tech collaboration between mainland and Hong Kong is key to fostering innovation, experts tell forum...

Hong Kong and mainland China should seek technological cooperation to foster innovation, according to speakers who participated in the Global Innovation and Technology Forum held in Hong Kong, Chengdu and Singapore on Monday.The forum, sponsored by the Po...

 2020-09-28 12:11 

The Asahi Shimbun

In gut-wrenching decision, search ends in village hit by landslide : The Asahi Shimbun...

SHIIBA, Miyazaki Prefecture—Hideki Aioi gazed at the broken trees, piles of mud and the pieces of...

 2020-09-28 12:10 

The Asahi Shimbun

Beijing asks frozen food importers to shun countries with severe coronavirus : The Asahi Shimbun...

BEIJING--China's capital called on importers on Monday to shun frozen food from countries sufferin...

 2020-09-28 12:04 

South China Morning Post

Date for plenum announced, pointing to China's roll-out of post-pandemic five-year plan...

Beijing has announced a date for its most important annual political meeting at which it will roll out a framework for its next five-year economic and social development plan."The meeting has decided that the Fifth Plenum of the Nineteenth Party Congr...

 2020-09-28 12:02 

The Asahi Shimbun

Memorial opens at school that saved 90 lives from tsunami : The Asahi Shimbun...

YAMAMOTO, Miyagi Prefecture--A striking memorial has opened at a battered local school that became...

 2020-09-28 12:01 

Ecns.cn

G20 Leaders' Summit to be held virtually on Nov. 21 to 22 -- Saudi G20 presidency statement...

The 2020 G20 Leaders' Summit will be held virtually on Nov. 21 to 22, chaired by Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Arabia's G20 presidency said in a statement early Monday....

 2020-09-28 12:01 

Ecns.cn

China stresses solid efforts to boost SOE reform...

China will take steps to implement the three-year action plan on reforming the country's state-owned enterprises (SOEs), according to a conference here on Sunday....

 2020-09-28 12:01 

Ecns.cn

Most Chinese students in Canada dislike online learning amid pandemic: report...

Nearly 70 percent of Chinese students said they greatly or somewhat dislike online learning at Canadian universities, according to the latest report by Easy Group....

 2020-09-28 12:01 

Ecns.cn

U.S. House speaker says there's chance to reach agreement on COVID-19 relief package...

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday that there's a chance she and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin could reach an agreement on the next COVID-19 relief package....

 2020-09-28 12:01 

Ecns.cn

Xi eyes permanent friendship with Cuba...

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday that he highly values the unique friendship between China and Cuba and stands ready to help make the two countries good friends, good comrades and good brothers forever....

 2020-09-28 12:01 

Japan Times

U.S. alliance of 'unprecedented' importance, says Japan defense chief...

In an interview, Nobuo Kishi said he wants to "further boost the alliance's deterrence and response capabilities" amid "an increasingly harsh national security environment."...

 2020-09-28 11:52 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kong's K11 Musea becomes latest mall to sue children's clothing chain Chickeeduck over 'Lady Liberty' protest display...

Yet another Hong Kong shopping centre has sued children's clothing chain Chickeeduck over its store display of anti-government protest statues, but the brand's owner has vowed to keep "speaking out for justice".Chickeeduck founder and CEO ...

 2020-09-28 11:51 

NHK

Group urges mental health care for entertainers...

A Japanese organization for protecting the rights of entertainers has asked the government to institute a mental health care system for people in the entertainment industry....

 2020-09-28 11:49 

NHK

Moon welcomes apology from Kim Jong Un...

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has welcomed an apology from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over the fatal shooting of a South Korean fisheries official by North Korea's military....

 2020-09-28 11:45 

Japan Times

Heat finish off Celtics in Game 6 to punch ticket for NBA Finals...

The Heat won the series 4-2 and will now meet LeBron James and the Lakers for the title....

 2020-09-28 11:45 

Japan Times

SpeakHer wants to end the all-male panel and bring women's voices into a range of discussions...

SpeakHer provides a database of women professionals who are willing to speak on conference panels in the hopes of narrowing Japan's gender gap....

 2020-09-28 11:44 

Japan Times

METI loosens grip on levers of power as balance shifts under Suga...

The Abe administration was characterized by a concentration of power under the PM and the strong presence of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry....

 2020-09-28 11:30 

Japan Times

Masks, noisy TVs and the lessons my students have learned from Corona-san...

With language lessons on hold for many English teachers due to the pandemic, William Lang catches up with some of his own Japanese students....

 2020-09-28 11:30 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Two Hong Kong opposition lawmakers announce exit from Legislative Council as result of 'stay-or-go' poll looms...

Two localist lawmakers in Hong Kong have formally decided not to serve out the Legislative Council's current term extended by one year by Beijing a day ahead of the announcement of the results of a citywide poll to determine whether most of the body&#...

 2020-09-28 11:30 

South China Morning Post

Chinese city seeks technological breakthroughs to help nation survive restrictions imposed by United States...

Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, used to be known as a laid-back city full of teahouses and mahjong a food paradise with a particular chilli flavour and plenty of cute pandas.But bustling construction in the far south urban area tells another sto...

 2020-09-28 11:27 

Japan Times

Shohei Ohtani wants to continue as two-way player for Angels in 2021...

Despite all he's been through, Ohtani remains confident he can regain the form he showed in 2018....

 2020-09-28 11:24 

The Mainichi

Ambassadors appeal for acceptance of LGBT people in Poland...
 2020-09-28 11:24 

The Mainichi

Japan Airlines to scrap 'ladies and gentlemen' flight announcements...
 2020-09-28 11:24 

The Mainichi

Armenia, Azerbaijan keep up deadly fight for disputed region...
 2020-09-28 11:24 

Nikkei Asian Review

JD.com's online health care subsidiary files for IPO...

HONG KONG -- JD Health, the health care subsidiary of Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com, filed for an initial public offering to the Hong Kong Stock Exc...

 2020-09-28 11:24 

The Mainichi

China holds military drills in 4 seas amid tensions with Taiwan, US...
 2020-09-28 11:24 

The Mainichi

G-20 summit in November to go online amid coronavirus pandemic...
 2020-09-28 11:24 

The Mainichi

Ethnic groups' genetic variation does not influence coronavirus infections: Japan-US team...
 2020-09-28 11:19 

Yonhap News

(3rd LD) Moon expresses condolences over death of S. Korean official in shooting by N. Korean troops...

(ATTN: UPDATES with details of Cheong Wa Dae's briefing in last 4 paras; ADDS photo)B......

 2020-09-28 11:17 

The Asahi Shimbun

China’s foreign minister likely to meet Motegi in Japan in October : The Asahi Shimbun...

BEIJING--Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will likely visit Japan as early as October to meet with h...

 2020-09-28 11:14 

Japan Times

Trump campaign aide Brad Parscale detained after threat to harm self...

U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Brad Parscale was detained by police in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Sunday after barricading himself in his home ......

 2020-09-28 11:10 

RTHK News

Peak site on sale again amid fresh housing concerns...

A luxury residential plot at the Peak which the government failed to sell two years ago has been included in the administration's land-sale programme for the October-to-December quarter as the Development Secretary played down concerns that the full-y...

 2020-09-28 11:06 

Korea Joongang Daily

Smart massage...

Two models pose next to LG Electronics' new premium massage chair...

 2020-09-28 11:06 

Korea Joongang Daily

[SPONSORED REPORTS] SK Broadband B tv launches its first original content...

On the Sept. 19, SK Broadband released the first two episodes of its first original content drama, "Zombie Detective" on B tv as video on demand, or VOD. According to B tv's weekend audience rating survey for Sept. 19 and 20,......

 2020-09-28 11:06 

Korea Joongang Daily

Digital art collective teamLab combines humans and nature...

Amid heated controversy over whether Instagram-friendly, spectacular digital images are now a field of contemporary art or just high-tech attractions, one of the world's most famous collectives for such works, teamLab, started a solo exhibition.....

 2020-09-28 11:06 

Korea Joongang Daily

Bus voyage...

The country's largest automaker said Monday that it exported a total of four fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) — two Nexo FCEVs and two Elec City fuel-cell electric buses to Saudi Arabia....

 2020-09-28 11:06 

Korea Joongang Daily

Magok's Space K Seoul transforms area into arts and culture hot spot...

Magok, located in a far western area of Seoul, 10 minutes from Gimpo International Airport by car, is emerging as a new hot place for arts and culture. A fortnight ago, Kolon Group opened an art museum named Space K Seoul in the area......

 2020-09-28 11:06 

Korea Joongang Daily

Shake Shack discovers gochujang...

SPC Group, which operates Shake Shack, a New York-based burger chain, said Monday a new line of sandwiches will be available in stores using the traditional Korean red pepper sauce, Gochujang....

 2020-09-28 11:06 

Korea Joongang Daily

Celltrion plans merger, holding company transition...

Celltrion Pharm's stock price rose Monday following the company's announcement that it would merge three affiliates and adopt a holding company structure by 2021....

 2020-09-28 11:03 

The Asahi Shimbun

VOX POPULI: Olympic Games cost-cutting plan was downsized for American TV : The Asahi Shimbun...

Cheapskates depicted in "rakugo" traditional Japanese comic storytelling take their parsimony to...

 2020-09-28 11:02 

Korea Times

KakaoPay set to ride on 'IPO craze' in Korea...

KakaoPay is fully set to ride on the ongoing initial public offering (IPO) craze in Korea as it signed a contract with local brokerage KB Securities under which KB will handle all the necessary procedures for KakaoPay's planned IPO, scheduled for the ...

 2020-09-28 11:02 

Korea Times

Busy market...

Crowds of customers observe the products on offer at the Namchon Agricultural Products Wholesale Market, Incheon, Monday, ahead of the Chuseok holiday. Yonhap...

 2020-09-28 11:02 

Korea Times

Wee elected to head APT Conference preparatory group...

Wee Kyu-jin was elected as the chairman of the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) Conference Preparatory Group for the World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 (WRC 2023), according to the Ministry of Science and ICT, Sunday....

 2020-09-28 11:02 

Korea Times

V-shaped economic recovery becomes elusive...

The Korean economy will not be able to recover in the third quarter with the much-anticipated vigor, bogged down by record-long heavy rainfall and stricter social distancing put in place to prevent further spread of COVID-19 following an Aug. 15 rally in ...

 2020-09-28 11:02 

Korea Times

Non-life insurers downsizing workforces...

Non-life insurers are downscaling their workforces in car insurance sales channels, as part of their inevitable step to cut operating costs amid falling revenue. The auto insurance business used to be one of the crucial profit sources for major property i...

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