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 2018-01-13 11:26 

Korea Herald

Koreas to hold working-level talks this week on details of art troupe's trip...

South and North Korea will hold working-level talks this week to work out details on the North's participation in next m...

 2018-01-13 11:25 

Japan Times

JSA suspends chief referee Shikimori Inosuke over sexual harassment...

The Japan Sumo Association decided Saturday to suspend its top referee for three tournaments for sexually harassing a teenage referee in December last year.The decision ......

 2018-01-13 11:24 

Central News Agency

Foreign brokerages mixed about Largan despite strong Q4 earnings...

Taipei, Jan. 13 (CNA) Foreign brokerages remain mixed about the prospects of Taiwan-based Largan Precision Co., a smartphone camera lens supplier to Apple Inc., despite the manufacturer posting strong earnings for the fourth quarter of last year....

 2018-01-13 11:20 

Korea Herald

LG struggling to revitalize smartphone biz...

LG Electronics Inc. plans to bring major changes to its smartphone business, with potential options including scrapping...

 2018-01-13 11:14 

Korea Herald

Korea's youth unemployment in slump despite global recovery...

South Korea's unemployment among the youth remained high with no signs of recovery last year, data showed Sunday, despit...

 2018-01-13 11:11 

Korea Herald

US beef imports surpass $1b mark last year: data...

South Korea's US beef imports surpassed the $1 billion mark for the first time ever in 2017, official government data sh...

 2018-01-13 11:05 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) S. Korea agrees to meet N. Korea on Monday over art troupe's visit...
 2018-01-13 11:05 

Korea Herald

S. Korea's FM to attend Vancouver meeting to discuss NK issues...

South Korea's top diplomat is to join a gathering of ministers from 16 countries to be held in Canada this week to discu...

 2018-01-13 11:00 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Arson suspected after Tai Kok Tsui blaze leaves Hong Kong woman fighting for her life...

A 21-year-old woman was fighting for her life on Saturday night after her home in Tai Kok Tsui went up in flames.Three others were injured in the blaze, which police suspected was the work of an arsonist. Officers arrested the woman's 39-year-old boyf...

 2018-01-13 11:00 

South China Morning Post

Macron gets the timing right in China as energetic standard-bearer for Europe...

Once again, timing has been fruitful for Emmanuel Macron, who was unexpectedly elected president of France last year, less than two years after creating his own political party.This week, he became the first European head of state to meet President Xi Jin...

 2018-01-13 11:00 

The Asahi Shimbun

Japan protests to China over submarine off Senkaku Islands:The Asahi Shimbun...

Japan lodged a strong protest with China on Jan. 12 after a foreign submarine detected just outside ...

 2018-01-13 10:43 

Korea Herald

China's social commerce startup reaches out for S. Korea...

When Miranda Qu established Xiaohongshu five years ago, she did not imagine the online community for shopping tips would...

 2018-01-13 10:31 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Why Carrie Lam is a dreadful role model for sleep-deprived Hong Kong...

In a recent interview with the Post, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor revealed that she only gets three to five hours of sleep per night due to her taxing schedule.For many Hongkongers, this is a familiar complaint that is often seen as part an...

 2018-01-13 10:27 

Korea Herald

Hawaii officials mistakenly warn of inbound missile...

HONOLULU — A false alarm that warned of a ballistic missile headed for Hawaii sent the islands into a panic Saturday, wi...

 2018-01-13 10:18 

Japan Times

Daisuke Kataoka still hopeful despite dropping to 12th at Sony Open...

Daisuke Kataoka fell down the leaderboard into a five-way tie for 12th place Friday after shooting a 2-under-par 68 in the second round of the ......

 2018-01-13 10:16 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Only one in five Hong Kong millennials expect to stay with current employer, survey finds...

Hong Kong millennials adults under the age of 35 are more likely to leave their current jobs than their older peers, but both groups want their bosses to be more inclusive instead of commanding, a survey has found.The Association Internationale des tudian...

 2018-01-13 10:14 

Japan Times

Former NPB hit record-holder Matt Murton to retire...

Matt Murton, who set Nippon Professional Baseball's single-season hit record in his 2010 debut season with the Hanshin Tigers, has decided to retire, an informed ......

 2018-01-13 10:14 

Japan Times

Sungoliath beat Wild Knights to claim Top League title...

Suntory Sungoliath were crowned Top League champions for the fifth time on Saturday thanks to a 12-8 win over Panasonic Wild Knights at Prince Chichibu ......

 2018-01-13 10:10 

The Asahi Shimbun

MSDF patrolling Yellow Sea to stop smuggling to North Korea:The Asahi Shimbun...

Maritime Self-Defense Force vessels have been patrolling international waters off the Korean Peninsu...

 2018-01-13 10:02 

The Mainichi

Haiti 'shocked and outraged' over reported Trump remarks...

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Haitians reacted with outrage Friday to reports that President Donald Trump questioned why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and ...

 2018-01-13 09:59 

The Mainichi

Sandberg, Dorsey to leave the Disney board...

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) -- Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will be leaving the board of The Walt Disney Co. Neither executive will stand for re-election at the company's annual meeting in March....

 2018-01-13 09:41 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

We must invest in Hong Kong's future, not dish out sweeteners, finance chief says...

A huge surplus expected in Hong Kong's upcoming budget will be invested in the long-term development of the city with priority given to elderly care, medical services, research and creative industries, the financial secretary revealed on Saturday.Paul...

 2018-01-13 09:37 

The Mainichi

Woman in electric wheelchair fatally hit by train on crossing in Hyogo Pref. 2018/1/13...

TAKASAGO, Hyogo -- A woman in an electric wheelchair died after being hit by a train on a railway crossing here on the afternoon of Jan. 12, police said....

 2018-01-13 09:33 

Guangming Online

Novak Djokovic looks forward to trying out "new serve" at Australian Open...
 2018-01-13 09:33 

Guangming Online

Boat carrying 40 school children capsizes in western India...

13 (Xinhua) -- A boat carrying 40 school children capsized in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Dahanu in western Indian state of Maharashtra on Saturday, officials said....

 2018-01-13 09:33 

Guangming Online

Helicopter with 7 on board goes missing in India...

NEW DELHI, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- A helicopter with seven people on board went missing Saturday, minutes after take-off from Juhu Airport in Indian city of Mumbai, local media reports said....

 2018-01-13 09:33 

Guangming Online

Thousands of Fijians take to streets to support Air Terminal Services workers' strike...

ATS Chief Executive Officer Hare Mani has maintained that the union and management have taken important steps towards addressing the issues and concerns of the workers....

 2018-01-13 09:33 

Guangming Online

Last year's agonizing 5 set defeat "not a motivating factor" for Nadal at 2018 Australian Open...

13 (Xinhua) -- Rafael Nadal has said the bitter disappointment of last years narrow five-set loss to Roger Federer, in the Australian Open Tennis final, will not give him any extra motivation for this year's tournament....

 2018-01-13 09:32 

Guangming Online

26 militants killed in Afghan forces' operations within 24 hours...

13 (Xinhua) -- Up to 26 armed insurgents have been killed and 16 injured since Afghan security forces launched operations across the country over the past 24 hours, the defense ministry said Saturday....

 2018-01-13 09:32 

Guangming Online

Cuba condemns Trump's "racist" statements on Haiti, El Salvador...

senators to discuss the status of some immigrants in the country, President Trump described Haiti, El Salvador and unspecified African countries as ...

 2018-01-13 09:32 

Guangming Online

Cuba, U.S. hold meeting on cybersecurity amid setback in ties...

HAVANA, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- Cuba and the United StatesFriday held a closed-door meeting in Washington to strengthen cybersecurity cooperation as part of limited government contacts since U.S....

 2018-01-13 09:32 

Guangming Online

Australian police to monitor far-right group's meeting against African gangs...

13 (Xinhua) -- Australian police have said they will monitor a meeting of a far-right group who has threatened to ...

 2018-01-13 09:32 

Guangming Online

News Analysis: Post-Brexit budget hole to pose test for EU unity...

The cohesion policy and the common agricultural policy (CAP) are likely to be the worst hit.However, it's easier to be said than done.For the current seven-year budget period, such kind of fund transfers to EU's poor members are estimated to total...

 2018-01-13 09:31 

Guangming Online

Afghan police find 100 kg explosive, arrest 2 in Kabul...

13 (Xinhua) -- The Afghan National Police found 100 kg explosive materials and arrested two suspects in eastern side of Kabul, reported local media Ariana News TV Saturday....

 2018-01-13 09:31 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Why this Hong Kong lawmaker who fights for the disadvantaged wishes he had been a better father...

From fighting for the rights of ethnic minorities to helping the disadvantaged, Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung is proud of the recognition he has won for his contributions to the social welfare sector. But the 60-year-old lawmaker has one lingering regret: he ...

 2018-01-13 09:31 

Guangming Online

Number of flu sufferers continues rising in Canada...

Last year, there were 8,976 reported cases by the end of the first week of January 2017.According to the report, the flu has the biggest influence on people over the age of 65. There have been 1,850 reported hospitalizations, 68 percent of which were seni...

 2018-01-13 09:31 

Guangming Online

U.S. firm mulls plant of energy renewable products in Zambia...

company plans to set up a plant to manufacture energy renewable products in Zambia which is currently in an energy deficit.Dige said the company wanted to use Zambia as a base to supply energy renewable products to other markets in the region.The company ...

 2018-01-13 09:31 

Guangming Online

Brazil's finance minister downplays rating downgrade ahead of presidential election...

The agency attributed the decision to the government's inability to carry out reforms to balance the country's fiscal situation....

 2018-01-13 09:30 

South China Morning Post

US blacklist of counterfeit peddlers is the latest flashpoint in a potential trade row with China...

The decision by the United States Trade Representative to keep the world's largest online shopping platform on its blacklist of counterfeit peddlers is a politicised process to create a scapegoat in a trade row between the two biggest economies on ear...

 2018-01-13 09:24 

Central News Agency

Expanded Taiwan-Austria working holiday program goes into effect...

Taipei, Jan. 13 (CNA) A reciprocal working holiday program between Taiwan and Austria has been expanded to include more working holiday visas of longer duration, according to Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)....

 2018-01-13 09:24 

South China Morning Post

No school, period! Menstruating Ghanaian girls banned from crossing river...

A ban on schoolgirls in Ghana crossing a river when menstruating and on Tuesdays has been condemned by child rights activists.The ban, apparently issued by a local river god, means girls in Ghana's Upper Denkyira East district could miss out on their ...

 2018-01-13 09:24 

Central News Agency

Retired Taiwanese cycles through South, Southeast Asia helping needy...

New Delhi, Jan. 13 (CNA) A Taiwanese retiree who is cycling his way through six South and Southeast Asian countries has won the hearts of locals along the way through his volunteer work....

 2018-01-13 09:18 

The Mainichi

Saudi stadiums open for women in a first to watch soccer...

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi women were allowed into a sports stadium for the first time Friday to watch a soccer match between two local teams -- though they were segregated in the stands from the male-only crowd with designated seating in the so-c...

 2018-01-13 09:09 

The Mainichi

Japan defense force ships watching for N. Korea smuggling at sea 2018/1/13...

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force vessels have been sent to waters off the Korean Peninsula since late last year in their first involvement in efforts to crack down on North Korea's attempts to evade international sanctions, govern...

 2018-01-13 09:04 

The Mainichi

College entrance exams begin as Japan sees this winter's coldest day...

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Annual unified college entrance examinations began across Japan on Saturday as many areas of the country saw this winter's coldest day, causing traffic disruption and forcing at a number of schools to delay the tests....

 2018-01-13 09:02 

Japan Times

The need to sustain local autonomy...

The autonomous powers of Japan's prefectures and municipalities remain insufficient....

 2018-01-13 09:00 

Japan Times

The international politics of pain relief...

Experts say that relieving severe pain is a "global health and equity imperative."...

 2018-01-13 08:54 

Japan Times

Going it alone: Solo dwellers will account for 40% of Japan's households by 2040, forecast says...

Solo dwellers will account for 40% of Japan's households by 2040, forecast says: A national research institute predicts singles will make up nearly 40 percent ......

 2018-01-13 08:50 

Yonhap News

Baseball club owner forced to give up share after losing legal battle...

The owner of the South Korean baseball club Nexen Heroes will be forced to give up a 40-percent share of the team after losing his court battle Saturday....

 2018-01-13 08:45 

Japan Times

ICAN leader Beatrice Fihn makes first visit to Nagasaki...

Beatrice Fihn, leader of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), the winner of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, visited Nagasaki on Friday.It was ......

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