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 2020-06-06 15:11 

Central News Agency

Han's recall a lesson for politicians: scholar - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 6 (CNA) A recall vote on Saturday to remove Han Kuo-yu () as mayor of Kaohsiung should sound a cautionary note to politicians who are inclined to overreach, a Taiwan scholar said....

 2020-06-06 15:07 

Central News Agency

Vice premier pitched as DPP candidate for Kaohsiung mayoral election - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 6 (CNA) Vice Premier Chen Chi-mai () is being touted as the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate for the upcoming mayoral by-election in Kaohsiung after Kuomintang (KMT) mayor Han Kuo-yu () was recalled in a vote held Saturday....

 2020-06-06 14:54 

China Post

Taiwanese vote to recall city mayor who sought presidency...
 2020-06-06 14:51 

South China Morning Post

'Either way, an anti-China hawk wins': Why Beijing does not expect Joe Biden victory to change relationship with US...

Former US vice-president Joe Biden is expected to take a tough stance towards China on the campaign trail after being formally confirmed as the Democratic candidate on Saturday.Chinese observers said that from Beijing's point of view, the result of No...

 2020-06-06 14:51 

China Post

Black Lives Matter rallies start in Australia amid court ban...
 2020-06-06 14:44 

China Post

Analysis | 530th day in office may be last for Kaohsiung....
 2020-06-06 14:38 

China Post

Police arrest man accused of assaulting people posting signs...
 2020-06-06 14:37 

Japan Times

Harry Kane hopes Tottenham can benefit from Premier League being sole focus...

Harry Kane hopes Tottenham can benefit from focusing solely on the Premier League when the battle for a place in next season's Champions League resumes.The ......

 2020-06-06 14:36 

Central News Agency

Kaohsiung council speaker jumps to death after Han recall election - Focus Taiwan...

Kaohsiung, June 6 (CNA) Kaohsiung City Council Speaker Hsu Kun-yuan (), a strong supporter of Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (), jumped to his death from his 17th-floor apartment on Saturday, hours after the city voted to recall its mayor, according to police...

 2020-06-06 14:32 

China Post

China urges citizens to shun Australia as dispute simmers...
 2020-06-06 14:29 

South China Morning Post

National security law: unions and student group threaten to strike as 'warning shot' to Beijing...

Tens of thousands of workers and students are threatening to strike as a "warning shot" against Beijing's proposed national security law for Hong Kong.Labour unions, including one for civil servants, and a student group are organising the acti...

 2020-06-06 14:29 

China Post

Surfers 'paddle out,' circle up in memory of George Floyd...
 2020-06-06 14:23 

Ecns.cn

China's Hubei reports no new confirmed COVID-19 cases...

No new confirmed COVID-19 cases or suspected cases were reported in central China's Hubei Province on Friday, the provincial health commission said Saturday....

 2020-06-06 14:23 

Ecns.cn

DPRK to withdraw from inter-Korean liaison office: KCNA...

DPRK will withdraw from the inter-Korean liaison office because South Korea has not acted enough to stop groups from sending anti-Pyongyang leaflets into the DPRK's territory, a DPRK official said late Friday night....

 2020-06-06 14:18 

Japan Times

Sabres' Kyle Okposo has surgery on right knee...

Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo had surgery to repair a right knee injury, leaving him plenty of time to recover during the team's extended break.The ......

 2020-06-06 14:18 

Central News Agency

Prominent voices comment on recall vote against Kaohsiung mayor - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 6 (CNA) Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu () was ousted by the city's residents on Saturday, becoming the first municipality leader in Taiwan's history to be recalled by means of a vote....

 2020-06-06 14:17 

Japan Times

U.S. protesters call to 'Defund the Police.' What would that look like?...

Nationwide protests over the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd, the latest in a long string of high-profile slayings of black men by white officers, ......

 2020-06-06 14:12 

Japan Times

Galaxy drop Aleksandar Katai after wife's racist social media posts...

Aleksandar Katai has been released by the LA Galaxy after a series of alarming social media posts by his wife, Tea.The Galaxy announced their decision ......

 2020-06-06 14:09 

RTHK News

Sha Tin pupils urge school closure over new cluster...

Students from over 20 Sha Tin secondary schools have signed a joint petition urging the Education Bureau to revisit its decision on school resumption, saying the Covid-19 outbreak at Lek Yuen Estate is worrying. After the number of Covid-19 cases in the c...

 2020-06-06 14:02 

Japan Times

Trump slammed for saying 'great day' for George Floyd during briefing on U.S. jobs...

U.S. President Donald Trump sparked controversy Friday, calling it a "great day" for George Floyd, the man whose death in custody last week unleashed nationwide ......

 2020-06-06 14:00 

Japan Times

Suntory chief says worst is over as cities in Japan reopen after coronavirus curbs...

CEO Takeshi Niinami estimates roughly 80 percent of the nation's diners will return to their favorite culinary haunts supplied by its drinks....

 2020-06-06 14:00 

South China Morning Post

China, India must not allow nationalist fervour to inflame border conflict, observers say...

Diplomats and defence officials from China and India might have promised to work together to ease border tensions, but they must also strive to quell a rising tide of nationalism at home, observers say.Despite 2020 marking 70 years of diplomatic relations...

 2020-06-06 14:00 

China Post

Clear skies in Kaohsiung on day of mayor recall vote...
 2020-06-06 13:42 

China Post

Shouts of solidarity for black reporter pulled from protests...
 2020-06-06 13:31 

Japan Times

George Floyd's death sparks new generation of activists in U.S....

Kristina Knox, a 25-year-old child development teacher from Maryland, cried for days after watching video footage of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man in Minneapolis ......

 2020-06-06 13:28 

Nikkei Asian Review

Petronas chief heads to Malaysia Airlines in state-sector shakeup...

KUALA LUMPUR -- The president of Malaysia's state energy group Petroliam Nasional, or Petronas, has been appointed to serve as chairman of debt-s...

 2020-06-06 13:09 

Japan Times

U.S. police arrest man allegedly seen in viral video attacking people hanging George Floyd flyers...

A 60-year-old Maryland man was arrested Friday after a video appeared to show him violently grab an object from a young adult who was posting ......

 2020-06-06 13:05 

Japan Times

PGA Tour maps out conservative return with focus on safety...

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan went from wondering if any golf would be played this year to a schedule that resumes next week with a ......

 2020-06-06 13:04 

The Mainichi

Asia Today: Indonesia records single-day high in new cases...
 2020-06-06 13:04 

The Mainichi

Prince William reveals he's been a helpline volunteer...
 2020-06-06 13:04 

The Mainichi

Re-energized Tropical Storm Cristobal aims at US Gulf coast...
 2020-06-06 13:04 

The Mainichi

Russian Orthodox priest tends to Moscow's COVID-19 patients...
 2020-06-06 13:03 

The Asahi Shimbun

Fertility rate drops to 1.36 in 2019, down from 1.42 in 2018 : The Asahi Shimbun...

Japan's fertility rate, or average number of children a woman is expected to give birth to in her...

 2020-06-06 13:00 

China Post

Thousands rally against Kaohsiung Mayor ahead of recall vote...
 2020-06-06 12:57 

South China Morning Post

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Even US$3 billion compensation not enough to settle 1MDB case with Goldman Sachs, Malaysia says...

Malaysia's new government would not be willing to accept even compensation of US$3 billion from Goldman Sachs in a settlement over the 1MDB scandal, the finance minister said, ruling out a figure that is far higher than the bank offered last year.The ...

 2020-06-06 12:57 

The Asahi Shimbun

Tokyo confirms 26 new COVID-19 cases, 6th day of double-digit tally : The Asahi Shimbun...

Tokyo confirmed 26 new cases of COVID-19 infection on June 6, the sixth day in a row of double-digi...

 2020-06-06 12:57 

Central News Agency

Han Kuo-yu becomes first mayor in Taiwan to be recalled (update) - Focus Taiwan...

Kaohsiung, June 6 (CNA) Kaohsiung residents on Saturday voted overwhelmingly to recall Mayor Han Kuo-yu (), making him the first municipality leader in Taiwan's history to be recalled....

 2020-06-06 12:56 

RTHK News

North Korea reiterates support for HK security law...

North Korea has once again expressed its support for the enactment of national security legislation in Hong Kong, according to the mainland's state-run Xinhua News Agency. According to the agency, North Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ri Son-gwon,...

 2020-06-06 12:54 

Ecns.cn

New York state reports lowest COVID-19 death toll since pandemic hit...

A total of 42 people in the U.S. state of New York passed away on Thursday due to COVID-19, which is the lowest death toll since the pandemic began, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Friday....

 2020-06-06 12:54 

Japan Times

Joe Biden formally clinches U.S. Democratic presidential nomination...

Joe Biden formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination Friday, setting him up for a bruising challenge to President Donald Trump that will play out against ......

 2020-06-06 12:54 

Ecns.cn

Chinese mainland reports no new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases...

Chinese health authority said Saturday that no new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported on the mainland Friday....

 2020-06-06 12:54 

Ecns.cn

Chinese mainland reports 3 new imported COVID-19 cases...

The Chinese mainland reported three new imported COVID-19 cases Friday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 1,771, the National Health Commission said Saturday....

 2020-06-06 12:54 

Ecns.cn

Two COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals on Chinese mainland...

Two COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland Friday, the National Health Commission said Saturday....

 2020-06-06 12:54 

Ecns.cn

U.S. jobless rate drops in May as economy reopens, road to recovery likely bumpy...

New data showed U.S. unemployment rate dropped slightly in May as businesses gradually reopen across the country, an encouraging sign for the COVID-19-battered labor market....

 2020-06-06 12:53 

Ecns.cn

UN preparing for gradual reopening of headquarters in New York: spokesman...

The United Nations is making preparations for the phased reopening of its headquarters in New York, said a spokesman on Friday....

 2020-06-06 12:53 

Ecns.cn

WHO warns of risks of COVID-19 explosion in South Asia's densely-populated region...

World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday that as COVID-19 cases keep growing in South Asia, there are risks of disease explosion in the densely-populated region....

 2020-06-06 12:53 

Ecns.cn

Study shows no survival benefit in COVID-19 patients receiving hydroxychloroquine...

A study published on Friday has found that hydroxychloroquine -- with or without azithromycin -- did not reduce the risk of ventilation or death, and was associated with longer length of hospital stay....

 2020-06-06 12:50 

China Post

Separate attacks kill 14 Afghan forces in Kabul, northeast...
 2020-06-06 12:42 

Ecns.cn

Hong Kong's status as int'l financial center not to be affected: HKEX chief...

Hong Kong's status as an international financial center will not be affected by the national security legislation for Hong Kong or the sanctions threatened by the United States....

 2020-06-06 12:42 

Ecns.cn

WHO recommends wider use of face masks to curb COVID-19...

WHO on Friday updated its guidance on the use of masks for control of COVID-19, advising all people aged 60 years or over, or those with underlying conditions, to wear a medical mask in situations where physical distancing is not possible....

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