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 2019-05-24 23:37 

Ecns.cn

Chinese customs return tonnes of smuggled waste...

Customs in northeast China's port city of Dalian ordered the return of over 688 tons of solid waste back on Wednesday. The aluminum waste was accompanied by fake documents, and was believed to have been smuggled into the country in 2018 from Australia...

 2019-05-24 23:06 

Ecns.cn

China slams U.S. politicians over Huawei rumors...

Beijing on Friday slammed some politicians in Washington for fabricating rumors and stirring up ideological opposition by linking Chinese technology company Huawei with the Chinese government....

 2019-05-24 23:01 

NHK

Nissan, Renault chiefs to discuss tie-up...

Preparations are underway for a meeting of the heads of Nissan Motor and its French alliance partner Renault....

 2019-05-24 23:00 

China Post

Timing right for France to make impression on big stage...

France has an opportunity to translate dominance at the European club level to success on the World Cup stage. With a highly experienced and skilled team, host France will be among the favorites at the women's tournament kicking off next month, and th...

 2019-05-24 23:00 

China Post

Law, Song, Concolino share LPGA Tour lead at Kingsmill...

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Playing partners Jennifer Song and Jacqui Concolino stuck together in the Pure Silk Championship. Bronte Law kept up, too. Rebounding from a bogey on the par-4 14th with three straight birdies, Law shot a 3-under 68 on Frida...

 2019-05-24 23:00 

South China Morning Post

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As Trump and Abe celebrate ties and sidestep trade dispute, Beijing will be watching closely...

When US President Donald Trump arrives in Tokyo on Saturday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's strategy to make the four-day state visit a success will be to highlight close bilateral and personal ties, and avoid exposing differences in trade and Korean pen...

 2019-05-24 23:00 

NHK

JTB posts record loss...

Japan's largest travel agency JTB has posted a record net loss of 137 million dollars in the fiscal year that ended in March....

 2019-05-24 23:00 

NHK

ANA debuts double-decker flights to Hawaii...

All Nippon Airways debuted flights of a double-decker Airbus A380 from Narita Airport north of Tokyo, bound for Hawaii on Friday....

 2019-05-24 22:59 

NHK

VIP room of govt. plane shown to media...

The VIP room of a Japanese government plane that was taken out of service in March has been shown to the media for the first time....

 2019-05-24 22:59 

NHK

US to send 1,500 troops to Middle East...

US President Donald Trump has announced that he is sending about 1,500 military personnel to the Middle East in an effort to bolster defenses against Iran....

 2019-05-24 22:59 

NHK

Trump leaves for Japan...

US President Donald Trump has left Washington for a four-day state-visit to Japan....

 2019-05-24 22:54 

South China Morning Post

Donald Trump's Huawei crackdown could hit Trump country hardest...

This story is published in a content partnership with POLITICO. It was originally reported by John Hendel on politico.com on May 24, 2019.The fallout from US President Donald Trump's Huawei crackdown may fall hardest on his rural base, already sufferi...

 2019-05-24 22:46 

China Post

Judge tells attacker to study Sikhs as part of sentence...

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A judge on Friday ordered an Oregon man to learn about the Sikh religion and submit a report to the court as part of his sentence for an attack on a Sikh shopkeeper in Salem, a civil rights group said. Andrew Ramsey pleaded guilty...

 2019-05-24 22:46 

China Post

Defrocked Mass. priest ordered to serve 16 years in Maine...

ALFRED, Maine (AP) — A Massachusetts priest who was defrocked for child sexual abuse and was portrayed in the movie "Spotlight" is going to prison for a second time — this time in Maine. A judge on Friday ordered Ronald Paquin to serve...

 2019-05-24 22:46 

China Post

WWII researcher: Sea wreck must be plane of US MIA pilot...

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Wreckage on the ocean floor near a Japanese island must be from a fighter-bomber that crashed in 1945 with an American pilot who is still listed as missing in action, according to a World War II researcher who recently visited th...

 2019-05-24 22:45 

China Post

Bail denied for former police officer charged in killing...

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Bail has been denied for a former Mississippi police officer charged in the killing of a woman with whom he was romantically involved. News outlets report Circuit Judge John Gregory denied bail Friday for 38-year-old Mathew Kinn...

 2019-05-24 22:45 

China Post

Column: Raptors one-and-done gamble on verge of paying off...

This is what the Toronto Raptors had in mind all along. When they went all-in with the trade for Kawhi Leonard, they knew his time in the Great North was likely to be short. But this one-and-done gamble will certainly be worth it if Leonard can lift his t...

 2019-05-24 22:45 

China Post

Surez hits 2-run homer in 9th, Reds rally past Cubs 6-5...

CHICAGO (AP) — Eugenio Surez hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning off Cubs reliever Steve Cishek, rallying the Cincinnati Reds over Chicago 6-5 on Friday. Joey Votto drew a leadoff walk from Cishek (1-2) and Suarez hit the next pitch for his 14th...

 2019-05-24 22:45 

China Post

Nats GM says manager Martinez safe for now despite struggles...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo says second-year manager Dave Martinez's job is safe for now despite Washington's sluggish start to the season. The Nationals have lost five straight and entered Friday at 19-31, better ...

 2019-05-24 22:29 

The Mainichi

McDonald's Japan ordered to pay 21 mil. yen over improper labeling...
 2019-05-24 22:29 

The Mainichi

Bill banning parents from physically punishing children to pass Diet 2019/5/25...
 2019-05-24 22:29 

The Mainichi

Fire in tutoring center kills 19 students in western India...
 2019-05-24 22:29 

The Mainichi

1 dead, 16 injured in vehicle pileup in western Japan...
 2019-05-24 22:29 

The Mainichi

ANA introduces Japan's 1st A380, world's biggest passenger jet...
 2019-05-24 22:29 

The Mainichi

Baseball: Batista powers Carp past Giants to 10th straight win...
 2019-05-24 22:00 

China Post

13th dead whale of the year washes ashore near San Francisco...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say a dead gray whale has washed ashore in the San Francisco Bay Area, bringing the total to 13 dead whales found in the area since March. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the whale carcass was found Thursday...

 2019-05-24 22:00 

China Post

Another wrong-way crash in Arizona kills 5 on rural highway...

PHOENIX (AP) — A wrong-way crash on a rural highway in Arizona killed at least five people Friday, the latest in a string of recent fatal wrecks as the state struggles to combat the problem of drivers traveling in the wrong direction. In the latest ...

 2019-05-24 22:00 

China Post

Blazers coach Stotts signs extension through 2021-22 season...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers have formally announced that coach Terry Stotts signed a contract extension through the 2021-22 season. The extension was first revealed the day after the Trail Blazers were eliminated from the postse...

 2019-05-24 21:46 

China Post

Lawsuit: Flood damage at Noah's Ark attraction in Kentucky...

WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. (AP) — In the Bible, the ark survived an epic flood. Yet the owners of Kentucky's Noah's ark attraction are demanding their insurance company bail them out after flooding caused nearly million in property damage. The Ark En...

 2019-05-24 21:46 

China Post

Statement of Jayme Closs at sentencing for abductor...

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — Jayme Closs' statement at Friday's sentencing for Jake Patterson, the 21-year-old man who killed her parents and kidnapped her last October, holding her captive for 88 days before she escaped. Closs did not appear in cour...

 2019-05-24 21:46 

China Post

Home sweet home: NHL execs flock back to familiar franchises...

NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Brodeur has been back with the New Jersey Devils for eight months and only walked by his statue once. It's harder to avoid his banner hanging from the arena rafters. Brodeur returning to the place he spent the majority of ...

 2019-05-24 21:45 

China Post

Sinclair says she's been waiting for this Canadian team...

While Christine Sinclair edges closer to the all-time international goals record, her team will be chasing a title. Fifth-ranked Canada embarks on its Women's World Cup quest in France with its captain sitting at 181 career goals — four away fro...

 2019-05-24 21:45 

China Post

Stakes are high as Bucks, Raptors meet in Game 6...

TORONTO (AP) — There's no escaping the reality of what's at stake when the Toronto Raptors host the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday night. The surging Raptors have won three straight, putting them on th...

 2019-05-24 21:45 

China Post

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week...

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Video sho...

 2019-05-24 21:45 

China Post

Rapinoe kicks FIFA, says women's soccer not treated equally...

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. star Megan Rapinoe gave FIFA some kicks two weeks ahead of the World Cup, maintaining the sport's top executives are not doing enough to close a huge gender disparity in investment. "They have essentially unlimited resou...

 2019-05-24 21:45 

China Post

Report: FTC's political wrangling delays Facebook settlement...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook may have to wait longer before resolving a U.S. government investigation into the company's mishandling of personal information. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that political wrangling is delaying a settlement...

 2019-05-24 21:39 

South China Morning Post

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion gets boost from court ruling...

British Columbia's top appeal court ruled the province does not have the jurisdiction to restrict shipments of oil-sands crude, giving a boost to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's bid to complete the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline ex...

 2019-05-24 21:33 

Nikkei Asian Review

Winemakers double vineyards as 'Japanese wine' takes root...

TOKYO -- Japan's four major beverage producers are planning to roughly double the acreage of their vineyards in the country by 2027 as they...

 2019-05-24 21:14 

Ecns.cn

World's longest double-deck suspension bridge to open to traffic in September...

The world's longest double-deck highway suspension bridge will open to traffic in September....

 2019-05-24 21:00 

China Post

US faces greater challenges this time around at World Cup...

The U.S. women's national team is well aware the rest of the world is catching up. Long dominant on the international stage, the No. 1-ranked Americans are heading to France for the Women's World Cup with any number of teams potentially in positio...

 2019-05-24 21:00 

China Post

AP Source: Browns meet with Gerald McCoy, talks continue...

CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the meeting says free agent defensive tackle Gerald McCoy remains in talks with the Browns following his visit. McCoy spent several hours at the team's facility Friday, said the person who spoke to The Ass...

 2019-05-24 20:58 

Ecns.cn

World's longest double-deck suspension bridge to open in September...

The world's longest double-deck suspension bridge will open to traffic this September in China's Wuhan City, Hubei Province....

 2019-05-24 20:53 

Ecns.cn

High temperatures continue in north China...

A heat wave over northern China will continue until Sunday, the country's national observatory forecast Friday....

 2019-05-24 20:47 

China Post

Cracks appearing in World War II Memorial in Washington...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service is assessing a series of cracks that have begun to appear in the World War II Memorial as Washington, D.C., prepares for an increase in visitors over Memorial Day weekend. The Park Service says in a statem...

 2019-05-24 20:47 

China Post

Illinois man found guilty in teen's 1992 strangulation death...

CHICAGO (AP) — A 76-year-old man has been convicted in the 1992 strangulation death of an Illinois teenager. Robert Serritella, of Park Ridge, was found guilty Thursday on two counts of first degree murder in the killing of 15-year-old David Chereck...

 2019-05-24 20:46 

China Post

Many factors helped save lives in Jefferson City twister...

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Eight years to the day after a devastating tornado killed 161 people and injured more than 1,100 in Joplin, another big twister ripped through another Missouri community, Jefferson City, but with a far different result: No...

 2019-05-24 20:46 

China Post

Online video of GOP House candidate may target super PACs...

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In a sign that rich flows of untraceable money are expected to influence the election for a North Carolina congressional seat left vacant after earlier allegations of ballot fraud, a cleanly produced video of the Republican cand...

 2019-05-24 20:45 

China Post

Bruins' veteran quintet could be key in latest Cup bid...

BOSTON (AP) — When the Boston Bruins take the ice against the St. Louis Blues, they will do it with a core group of veterans who know what it's like to hoist the Stanley Cup — and have it slip from their fingers. Patrice Bergeron can still...

 2019-05-24 20:39 

Nikkei Asian Review

US lawmakers seek to shun China's cars from Washington subway...

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate has introduced a bill that essentially would bar leading global train maker CRRC from delivering subway cars to the nati...

 2019-05-24 20:39 

Nikkei Asian Review

2 senior Samsung executives arrested in accounting probe...

SEOUL -- South Korean prosecutors arrested two more executives at Samsung Electronics early Saturday morning on suspicion of ordering the destruction...

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