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 2018-01-16 06:15 

Nikkei Asian Review

Tencent, Alibaba take e-wallet wars to Southeast Asia...

BANGKOK -- With a population of 600 million, and good mobile saturation, Southeast Asia is becoming a battleground for e-wallet companies from China.L...

 2018-01-16 06:14 

Yonhap News

Minimum wage hikes to help ease income polarization: minister...

South Korea's commerce minister said Tuesday that raising the minimum wage for entry-level jobs will help ease income polarization among workers and rev up domestic consumption in Asia's fourth-largest economy....

 2018-01-16 06:12 

The Mainichi

Venezuela forces take down fugitive group in deadly shootout...

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuelan special forces on Monday captured five members of a band led by a rebellious police officer who has been on the run since stealing a helicopter and launching grenades at government buildings in the capital last year, ...

 2018-01-16 06:08 

The Mainichi

Israel slams Palestinian leader over anti-Trump speech...

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli leaders slammed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Monday for a fiery, invective-filled speech against President Donald Trump, in which he proclaimed the U.S. role as arbiter of the Mideast conflict over, attacked the administra...

 2018-01-16 06:07 

Guangming Online

Farmers grind straws to plant shiitake in east China's Jiangsu(1)...

A farmer arranges mushroom spawns in an edible mushroom cooperative in Hai'an County of Nantong City, east China's Jiangsu Province. Local farmers grind straws to plant shiitake....

 2018-01-16 06:04 

Guangming Online

N China's county combines agriculture with tourism(1)...

Tourists pick strawberries in Dachang Hui Autonomous County, north China's Hebei Province, Jan. 15, 2018. The county combined agriculture with tourism which increased the income of local farmers....

 2018-01-16 06:04 

The Mainichi

German startup AUTO1 gets $558 million Softbank investment...

BERLIN (AP) -- Japan's Softbank is investing 460 million euros ($558 million) in German used car trading platform AUTO1....

 2018-01-16 06:02 

Guangming Online

Tourists enjoy themselves in winter season in China's Inner Mongolia(1)...

Tourists enjoy themselves in the winter season in Hexigten Qi, north China's Inner Mongolia....

 2018-01-16 06:01 

South China Morning Post

US spy chiefs warned Jared Kushner that friend Wendi Deng Murdoch could try to help China: report...

US counter-intelligence officials warned US President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner in early 2017 that Chinese-American businesswoman Wendi Deng Murdoch might be using their friendship to benefit Chinese government interests, The Wall Street...

 2018-01-16 06:01 

South China Morning Post

Why China's hollowed-out manufacturing hub is pinning its hopes on a hi-tech revival...

The four-storey building in Dongguan used to be a busy factory, full of young migrant workers.Recently resurrected, with a shiny, glass curtain wall replacing dusty concrete, it is now home to dozens of domestically funded tech and internet start-ups.Open...

 2018-01-16 06:00 

Guangming Online

200th liquefied natural gas boat greeted in E China's Yangkou Harbor(1)...

Photo shows an Australian liquefied natural gas(LNG) boat at the LNG terminal in Yangkou Harbor of Rudong County, east China's Jiangsu Province. The boat was the 200th LNG boat that the LNG terminal greeted since it went into operation in May, 2011....

 2018-01-16 06:00 

South China Morning Post

The heads of one of the biggest video game studio have been accused of inappropriate behaviour...

By Edoardo MaggioReports from a number of French publications (which we saw via Eurogamer) have made serious allegations about a reportedly "unhealthy studio culture" at Quantic Dream, a game development studio that primarily focuses on titles for...

 2018-01-16 05:59 

The Mainichi

CEO: Mercedes may miss emission goal if electrics don't sell...

DETROIT (AP) -- If customers don't buy electric and more efficient cars and trucks, then Mercedes may not be able to meet government-imposed carbon dioxide emissions standards across the globe, its top executive says....

 2018-01-16 05:58 

Guangming Online

New Remembrance Hall shown to visitors in Jerusalem(1)...

A visitor walks at the new Remembrance Hall on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, on Jan. 15, 2018. Built for fallen soldiers and officers during their military or security service since 1860, the new Remembrance Hall on Mount Herzl contains over 23,000 names of t...

 2018-01-16 05:58 

The Mainichi

Trump defends himself anew against charges that he is racist...

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- President Donald Trump is defending himself anew against accusations that he is racist, this time after recent disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations....

 2018-01-16 05:57 

Guangming Online

Various activities held across U.S. to honor Martin Luther King Jr.(1)...

People attend a wreath-laying ceremony in front of Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington D.C., the United States, Jan. 15, 2018. Various activities are held on the third Monday of January each year throughout the United States to honor the civil r...

 2018-01-16 05:56 

Yonhap News

No. of S. Korean tourists to LA up 6.3 pct in 2017...

The number of South Koreans who visited Los Angeles moved up 6.3 percent on-year in 2017, showing the sharpest growth among foreign nationals, data provided by an LA tourism promotion body showed Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 05:56 

The Mainichi

Pope arrives in Chile, protests expected over sexual abuse...

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Pope Francis flew in to Chile's capital Monday night for a visit expected to be met with protests over sexual abuse by priests and confronted by many Chileans deeply skeptical about the Roman Catholic Church....

 2018-01-16 05:55 

Guangming Online

Horses run on snow-covered pasture in China's Inner Mongolia(1)...

Herdsmen tame horses on the snow-covered pasture in Hexigten Qi, north China's Inner Mongolia, Jan. 15, 2018....

 2018-01-16 05:54 

Yonhap News

Samsung Heavy to shift to operating profit in 2019: CEO...

The head of Samsung Heavy Industries Co. said the major South Korean shipbuilder could post an operating profit next year, boosted by increasing order volume and reduced fixed costs....

 2018-01-16 05:54 

Nikkei Asian Review

Japan stands by Myanmar, lest China gain favor...

TOKYO -- Japan has continued plying Myanmar with economic aid even as the Southeast Asian nation's treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority has stirr...

 2018-01-16 05:53 

Yonhap News

BTS achieves double platinum status in Japan...

K-pop boy group BTS sold more than 500,000 copies of its eighth single...

 2018-01-16 05:52 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Woman arrested in Mong Kok after attacking husband's alleged mistress with a knife...

A woman has been arrested for stabbing another woman in Hong Kong on Monday night after accusing the victim of having an affair with her husband.The victim was being treated for wounds in the abdomen and hands in Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei, wh...

 2018-01-16 05:51 

Central News Agency

Premier pins hopes on increased investment to boost economy, pay...

Taipei, Jan. 16 (CNA) Taiwan's government will prioritize increasing foreign and domestic investment to boost the country's economic and wage growth, Premier Lai Ching-te () said Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 05:51 

Central News Agency

Legislature approves president's Control Yuan nominees...

Taipei, Jan. 16 (CNA) The Legislative Yuan on Tuesday approved the 11 people nominated for the Control Yuan by President Tsai Ing-wen () in a vote that went along party lines....

 2018-01-16 05:50 

Yonhap News

Jeju Air to launch daily flight service to Cebu from Busan next month...

Jeju Air Co. said Tuesday it will launch daily flight service to the central Philippine resort town of Cebu from South Korea's southeastern port city of Busan next month....

 2018-01-16 05:46 

The Mainichi

China's GAC to scrap Trump-sounding brand for US market...

DETROIT (AP) -- Chinese automaker GAC Motor will scrap the brand name it uses in China when it enters the U.S. market next year because it could be confused with President Donald Trump's surname....

 2018-01-16 05:43 

The Mainichi

Citigroup says it will use raises to narrow pay gap...

NEW YORK (AP) -- Citigroup says it will slightly raise pay for women and minorities to close a gap with men and whites....

 2018-01-16 05:41 

Guangming Online

Farmers harvest hotbed chives in E China's Jiangsu(1)...

A farmer packs newly-harvested hotbed chives at Tangzao Village of Hai'an County, east China's Jiangsu Province, Jan. 14, 2018....

 2018-01-16 05:41 

Yonhap News

Police question doctor over last month's deaths of four newborns...

Police on Tuesday questioned a doctor from a Seoul university hospital as part of an investigation into the deaths of four premature babies from bacterial infection in December....

 2018-01-16 05:37 

Yonhap News

Justice ministry to crackdown on illegal immigrants around Winter Games...

South Korea's justice ministry said Tuesday it will carry out a special crackdown on foreigners seeking to illegally stay in the country by taking advantage of the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Olympics....

 2018-01-16 05:36 

Yonhap News

Canada pledges solidarity with S. Korea over handling N. Korean nukes...

The top Canadian diplomat has pledged her country's solidarity with South Korea in dealing with North Korean nuclear issues as Canada co-hosts a meeting of foreign ministers from countries that fought for the South in the Korean War, the foreign minis...

 2018-01-16 05:31 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Long-running Hong Kong gym closes unexpectedly due to 'legal problems'...

A long-running Hong Kong gym has closed unexpectedly due to "legal problems".Members of TF Gym, a well-known establishment in the Mong Kok entertainment precinct in Kowloon, were caught by surprise on Tuesday morning when they were turned away at ...

 2018-01-16 05:26 

Yonhap News

Koreas to exchange list of delegates for talks on Olympics...

South Korea and North Korea are expected to exchange a list of delegates Tuesday, one day before their working-level talks on the North's participation in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, Seoul officials said....

 2018-01-16 05:23 

South China Morning Post

Vodka's on the rocks, as Russians cut back on drinking and smoking while fitness trend grows...

Russians are drinking less than at any point since the fall of the Soviet Union, figures show, as a raft of government measures bear fruit and healthy living becomes ever more fashionable.Vodka might still serve as a national symbol but last year Russians...

 2018-01-16 05:21 

Japan Times

Lifelike robots made in Hong Kong meant to win over humans...

David Hanson envisions a future in which AI-powered robots evolve to become "super-intelligent genius machines" that might help solve some of mankind's most challenging problems.If ......

 2018-01-16 05:20 

Guangming Online

Riverside parks in China's Taiwan enter season of blooming flowers(1)...

A citizen rides a bicycle at Guanshan riverside park in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, Jan. 15, 2018. The riverside parks here have entered the season of blooming flowers recently....

 2018-01-16 05:17 

Japan Times

Australia offers cash award for imperiled Great Barrier Reef rescue ideas...

Australia is calling on the world's top scientific minds to help save the Great Barrier Reef, offering hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund research ......

 2018-01-16 05:15 

NHK

7 bodies found in boat believed from N.Korea...

Japanese authorities have found 7 male bodies in a wooden boat that washed ashore last week on the Sea of Japan coast. They believe the boat came from North Korea....

 2018-01-16 05:13 

South China Morning Post

Xi Jinping tells Donald Trump: we need 'constructive measures' on trade...

Chinese President Xi Jinping told his US counterpart Donald Trump in talks over the phone on Tuesday that both countries should further open their markets to each other and step up cooperation, amid rising tensions over their huge trade imbalance.Xi said ...

 2018-01-16 05:11 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Foreign ministers from 20 countries converge on Vancouver to discuss North Korea nuclear crisis...

Foreign ministers and senior officials from the United States, Japan and 18 other countries met over dinner on Monday night in Vancouver ahead of Tuesday's talks in the western Canadian city on addressing North Korea's nuclear and missile programm...

 2018-01-16 05:09 

Japan Times

Veteran U.S. diplomat Richardson to work toward securing Reuters reporters' release...

Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said Monday he would work toward securing the release of two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar in his capacity ......

 2018-01-16 05:09 

Japan Times

One year in as first lady, Melania Trump remains an enigma to millions of Americans...

Groomed to perfection yet rarely heard in public, Melania Trump is an enigma — a first lady whose opinions, marriage and goals remain a mystery ......

 2018-01-16 05:09 

South China Morning Post

The night Dolores O'Riordan made Gwen Stefani sound terrible Hong Kong fans remember The Cranberries singer...

Davena Mok can still remember the night 16 years ago when Dolores O'Riordan blew away a Hong Kong concert crowd and made American singer Gwen Stefani, who followed O'Riordan's band The Cranberries on stage, "sound terrible".The PR exec...

 2018-01-16 05:07 

The Mainichi

N. Korea to send art troupe to S. Korea, next talks set for Wed. 2018/1/16...

SEOUL, South Korea (Kyodo) -- The two Koreas agreed Monday that a 140-member North Korean art troupe will visit South Korea next month amid the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, while they also decided to continue talks Wednesday on North Korea's participa...

 2018-01-16 05:06 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

'Most families would be planning for 12 months, we have four weeks': father of 16-year-old Arabella Ng, set to be Hong Kong's sole representative at the Winter Olympics, talks about his da...

The father of Arabella Ng, who is in line to become Hong Kong's sole participant at the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, spoke of his pride and surprise that the 16-year-old is competing at the elite level in just her first year on the senior ...

 2018-01-16 05:00 

Taiwan News

Christie leaving governor's office as Democrat takes over...

Christie leaving governor's office as Democrat takes over...

 2018-01-16 05:00 

Taiwan News

Iowa lawsuit pits gay rights against religious freedom...

Iowa lawsuit pits gay rights against religious freedom...

 2018-01-16 05:00 

Taiwan News

Venezuelan fugitive officer in shootout with special forces...

Venezuelan fugitive officer in shootout with special forces...

 2018-01-16 05:00 

Taiwan News

360 Video: Biathletes compete in summer on roller skis...

360 Video: Biathletes compete in summer on roller skis...

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