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 2019-05-26 09:07 

RTHK News

Hundreds join march ahead of Tiananmen anniversary...

Hundreds of people are taking part in an annual march here ahead of the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre on June 4. Demonstrators are calling for the vindication of the pro-democracy movement that was brutally crushed in Beijing by the militar...

 2019-05-26 08:54 

Japan Times

An Olympics crowdsourcing project may be the answer to making Japan a more accessible country...

Tokyo is up against the clock when it comes to creating a city that's accessible for everyone. It's deadline? Next year's Olympic Games, though that ......

 2019-05-26 08:54 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kong extradition bill: justice chief backs human rights safeguards, but only on ad hoc basis...

Hong Kong's justice chief on Sunday said the government would consider adding more human rights safeguards to its controversial extradition proposal, including a requirement that a jurisdiction would guarantee a fair trial for fugitives.Yet, Secretary...

 2019-05-26 08:53 

Japan Times

An Akita dog finds her pack...

The big, beautiful Capella, an Akita dog who has been rechristened "Sumi," was first featured here in February 2018. She has now been adopted and ......

 2019-05-26 08:50 

Japan Times

Addressing the nation's food waste problem...

Far too much food is wasted in Japan. This must change....

 2019-05-26 08:49 

Japan Times

Japan's labor shortage and low-wage puzzle...

Why does wage growth remain sluggish despite Japan's growing labor shortage?...

 2019-05-26 08:48 

Yonhap News

Regulator rejects 2 applications for online banks...

SEOUL, May 26 (Yonhap) -- In an unexpected turn of events, South Korea's financial re......

 2019-05-26 08:48 

Japan Times

'Uncle Reiwa' is still not the front-runner to succeed Abe...

Unfortunately for Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, job effectiveness is not the principle determinant in selecting the prime minister....

 2019-05-26 08:45 

China Post

The Latest: Iraq to try help end crisis between US and Iran...

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Iraq's foreign minister says Baghdad wants to mediate between the ...

 2019-05-26 08:44 

South China Morning Post

China's robot censors go into overdrive in run-up to Tiananmen anniversary...

It is the most sensitive day of the year for China's internet, the anniversary of the bloody June 4 crackdown on pro-democracy protests at Tiananmen Square, and with under two weeks to go, China's robot censors are working overtime.Censors at Chin...

 2019-05-26 08:42 

RTHK News

At least 10 die in carbon dioxide leak from ship...

At least ten people died and 19 were injured after carbon dioxide leaked from a cargo ship's fire prevention system in eastern China, local officials said on Sunday.The gas leak occurred at 4:00 pm on Saturday at Longyan Port in Weihai, eastern Shando...

 2019-05-26 08:31 

The Mainichi

Europe's voters elect new parliament as nationalism mounts...
 2019-05-26 08:31 

The Mainichi

Venezuela negotiators return to Norway for crisis talks...
 2019-05-26 08:31 

The Mainichi

Hawaii woman missing for 2 weeks rescued from Maui forest...
 2019-05-26 08:31 

The Mainichi

Nepal's record-setting Everest guide returns hero...
 2019-05-26 08:30 

Nikkei Asian Review

Papua New Guinea prime minister quits after weeks of turmoil...

SYDNEY (Reuters) -- Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill announced his resignation on Sunday after seven years in the top job following weeks...

 2019-05-26 08:30 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Indonesia hopes 'new Bali' will drive tourism boom but the locals of Lombok are unconvinced...

Following his re-election, Indonesian President Joko Widodo will proceed with an ambitious plan to develop 10 new tourist destinations, including Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara province, an island 30 minutes from Bali by plane.Widodo last week visited the s...

 2019-05-26 08:30 

The Asahi Shimbun

China’s robot censors crank up as Tiananmen anniversary nears:The Asahi Shimbun...

BEIJING--It's the most sensitive day of the year for China's internet, the anniversary of the bloody...

 2019-05-26 08:29 

NHK

Trump likely to delay push for trade deal...

US President Donald Trump has indicated he will delay pushing Japan for a trade deal until after the country holds Upper House elections this summer....

 2019-05-26 08:21 

Japan Times

Tie-up talks could see Fiat-Chrysler join Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance...

French carmaker Renault is in talks with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, with the long-term prize a world-leading alliance including Nissan and Mitsubishi, reports say.The Financial Times ......

 2019-05-26 08:20 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

If perception is reality, can Huawei founder's pragmatic approach to US-China trade war show Hong Kong how to change the way extradition bill is viewed?...

It's a troubled world out there, beset by daily crises of every kind facing governments, politicians, celebrities and regular people on the streets.Crisis management is never easy, and the world's most high-profile example at the moment has to be ...

 2019-05-26 08:16 

China Post

| French media lash out at the too many starlets....

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 2019-05-26 08:15 

South China Morning Post

Chinese boy, 18, told his adoptive father is prime suspect in real parents' murder...

An 18-year-old Chinese boy has been reunited with his family 17 years after going missing from the home in which his parents were murdered, and his adoptive father has been identified as the prime suspect in the crime, according to a state media report.In...

 2019-05-26 08:12 

NHK

M7.5 quake hits Peru...

The US Geological Survey says an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 struck Peru on Sunday....

 2019-05-26 08:10 

NHK

Toyota to build assembly plant in Myanmar...

Toyota Motor has decided to build an assembly plant in Myanmar, which is sometimes called Asia's last frontier due to its high growth potential....

 2019-05-26 08:03 

Central News Agency

Planes to land, takeoff on freeway Tuesday in Taiwan's military drill...

Taipei, May 26 (CNA) Fighter jets and other combat aircraft will use Taiwan's main highway as an emergency airstrip Tuesday, during this year's Han Kuang series of military exercises....

 2019-05-26 08:03 

Central News Agency

Gasoline prices to fall by NT$0.10 this week...

Taipei, May 26 (CNA) Taiwan's two major fuel suppliers on Sunday announced a reduction in fuel prices for this week, citing a drop in international crude oil prices as a result of the escalating trade frictions between the United States and China....

 2019-05-26 08:00 

South China Morning Post

No time to waste in saving the world's rivers from drying up especially in China...

Thanks to excessive damming and drastic overuse of water resources, an increasing number of major rivers across the world are drying up before reaching the sea.Nowhere is this more evident than in China, where the old saying, "Follow the river and it ...

 2019-05-26 07:58 

Yonhap News

GS Home Shopping invests US$1.2 mln in Vietnamese home-sharing startup...

SEOUL, May 26 (Yonhap) -- GS Home Shopping, a leading home shopping channel operator here,......

 2019-05-26 07:35 

Nikkei Asian Review

Engravers sweat the details of Japan's next bank notes...

TOKYO -- As cash-powered Japan redesigns its paper money with cutting-edge counterfeiting protections, engravers painstakingly create master plates by...

 2019-05-26 07:25 

South China Morning Post

Ten killed by carbon dioxide leak on Chinese cargo ship...

Ten people were killed and 19 injured after a carbon dioxide leak on a cargo ship that was being repaired at a dock in eastern China.The incident happened around 4pm on Saturday at the Longyan port in Weihai, a coastal city in Shandong province.Ten people...

 2019-05-26 07:25 

Japan Times

Hokkaido city sets May temperature record as heat wave envelops Japan...

Unseasonably hot conditions gripped wide areas of Japan on Sunday, with the town of Saroma in Hokkaido Prefecture setting the highest temperature ever recorded in ......

 2019-05-26 07:25 

The Asahi Shimbun

India’s president appoints Modi as premier for 2nd term:The Asahi Shimbun...

NEW DELHI--India's president on Saturday appointed Narendra Modi as the prime minister, soon after n...

 2019-05-26 07:11 

Japan Times

China's censors crank up ahead of 30th anniversary of 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre...

It's the most sensitive day of the year for China's internet, the anniversary of the bloody June 4 crackdown on pro-democracy protests at Tiananmen Square, ......

 2019-05-26 07:08 

Central News Agency

Taiwan welcomes resumption of Russian flights...

Taipei, May 26 (CNA) Taiwan on Saturday welcomed the arrival of Russian airline Royal Flight at its main airport, which meant a resumption of direct flights between the two countries after a three-year suspension....

 2019-05-26 07:00 

China Post

EU elections primer: How they work, what could happen...

BRUSSELS (AP) — European voters are choosing lawmakers to represent them at the European Parliament for the next five years. In all, 400 million voters in 28 nations have had the right to vote over the past four days. Here's a look at that massi...

 2019-05-26 07:00 

China Post

Lithuania presidential hopefuls: tone down Russia rhetoric...

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuanians are choosing a new president in a runoff vote between two candidates who both say they want to maintain a strict tone toward neighboring Russia while easing sometimes harsh rhetoric. Gitanas Nauseda, a prominent...

 2019-05-26 07:00 

China Post

US sanctions on Iran felt in Iraqi Shiite tourist shops...

BAGHDAD (AP) — For years, Karar Hussein has sold sweets in his shop near the entrance to one of Shiite Islam's holiest shrines, accepting whatever currency was offered to him by his clients, many of them religious tourists from neighboring Iran....

 2019-05-26 07:00 

China Post

Federer returns to play at French Open after 4-year absence...

PARIS (AP) — Roger Federer is in action on the opening day of the French Open. Returning to play at Roland Garros for the first time since 2015, Federer opens against 73rd-ranked Lorenzo Sonego in the third match on Court Philippe Chatrier. Also Sun...

 2019-05-26 06:49 

Japan Times

Narendra Modi kept his job, but many Indians worry about theirs...

Asad Ahmed, one of about 1.2 million young Indians entering the cutthroat job market each month, diligently scribbles notes at a computer class in New ......

 2019-05-26 06:48 

NHK

First Ladies enjoy digital arts...

The first ladies of Japan and the United States have enjoyed digital art works at a museum in Tokyo's Odaiba district....

 2019-05-26 06:46 

China Post

The Latest: Polls open in Belgium in EU, national elections...

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on elections for the European Parliament (all times local): 8:05 a.m. Belgians are heading to the polls in European Union, national and regional elections Sunday. Polls opened at 8 a.m. (0700GMT) and the first estimates an...

 2019-05-26 06:46 

China Post

Iran's president says country could hold vote over nuke deal...

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president is suggesting the Islamic Republic could hold a public referendum over the country's nuclear program amid tensions with the United States. The state-run IRNA news agency reported Hassan Rouhani made the c...

 2019-05-26 06:45 

China Post

Papua New Guinea prime minister resigns after 7 years...

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has resigned after seven years on the job. His announcement Sunday follows weeks of high profile defections from his government to the opposition. O'Neill sa...

 2019-05-26 06:45 

China Post

Countries to watch as divided Europe chooses its parliament...

BRUSSELS (AP) — As voters in all 28 European Union countries elect a new shared parliament , here are some key races to watch in the battle to fill the 751 seats in the European Parliament: ITALY Italy's anti-migrant, anti-Islam interior ministe...

 2019-05-26 06:35 

The Asahi Shimbun

Trump downplays North Korean missile threat:The Asahi Shimbun...

In an apparent contradiction of his national security adviser, President Donald Trump on Sunday down...

 2019-05-26 06:34 

Japan Times

Venezuela negotiators return to Norway for crisis talks...

Representatives of the Venezuelan government and opposition have returned to Norway for a mediation effort aimed at resolving the political crisis in the South American ......

 2019-05-26 06:33 

Japan Times

At annual spelling bee, schwas give competitors the most angst...

The word that knocked runner-up Naysa Modi out of last year's Scripps National Spelling Bee was "Bewusstseinslage" — one of those flashy, impossible-sounding German-derived words ......

 2019-05-26 06:31 

The Mainichi

People with disabilities ride the waves off Chiba Pref. in 'adaptive surfing' 2019/5/26...
 2019-05-26 06:31 

The Mainichi

Unseasonal heat continues to grip wide areas of Japan 2019/5/26...

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