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 2020-06-02 09:28 

Nikkei Asian Review

Turkey reopens economy as daily new COVID-19 cases fall...

ISTANBUL -- Turkey reopened its economy on Monday, with many restaurants and cafes back in business. The government has reported fewer than 1,000...

 2020-06-02 09:28 

Nikkei Asian Review

Singapore election buzz resumes after coronavirus 'circuit breaker'...

SINGAPORE -- Singapore on Tuesday emerged from its coronavirus shutdown and turned its attention to the timing of the next general election, as politi...

 2020-06-02 09:28 

Nikkei Asian Review

Harvard alum plots disruption of Asia's moneychangers...

SINGAPORE -- Singapore's You Technologies Group says strong cross border e-commerce sales has kept its multi-currency digital wallet YouTrip popular w...

 2020-06-02 09:28 

Central News Agency

Prevalence of cancer diagnoses continues to climb in Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 2 (CNA) Taiwan's circadian clock for cancer continues to run faster, with 5,852 more people diagnosed in 2017 than the previous year and colorectal cancer remaining the most common type, a Health Promotion Administration (HPA) official sa...

 2020-06-02 09:26 

South China Morning Post

Germany's Telefonica Deutschland picks Ericsson for 5G core network over Huawei...

Telefonica Deutschland will build its 5G core mobile network in Germany using equipment from Ericsson, saying the choice of the Swedish supplier would safeguard the security of its next-generation services.Germany';s three main operators are removing H...

 2020-06-02 09:09 

South China Morning Post

Chinese dancer's wedding photos revive same-sex marriage debate...

A dancer has reignited a debate about same-sex marriage after posting pictures of her wedding ceremony online in a rare move for a public figure in China.Few high-profile Chinese figures have come out as gay, but Shui Yue posted the photos from her weddin...

 2020-06-02 09:05 

The Asahi Shimbun

HK leader calls out ‘double standards’ on security, points to U.S. : The Asahi Shimbun...

HONG KONG--Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam accused foreign governments of "double standards" in thei...

 2020-06-02 09:02 

South China Morning Post

How Trump's scattered team scrambled to respond to historic US protests...

This story is published in a content partnership with POLITICO. It was originally reported by Gabby Orr, Nancy Cook and Daniel Lippman on politico.com on June 1, 2020A barricade of police troops had already formed outside the White House by the time US Pr...

 2020-06-02 09:00 

The Asahi Shimbun

China delayed releasing coronavirus info, frustrating WHO : The Asahi Shimbun...

Throughout January, the World Health Organization publicly praised China for what it called a speedy...

 2020-06-02 09:00 

Yonhap News

Online global summit of mayors to discuss anti-infection measures...

SEOUL, June 2 (Yonhap) -- Mayors of major cities around the world on Tuesday were to agree......

 2020-06-02 08:58 

The Mainichi

Paris cafes, restaurants partially reopen post-lockdown...
 2020-06-02 08:58 

The Mainichi

Will temperature checks of employees make workplaces safe?...
 2020-06-02 08:58 

The Mainichi

Tokyo shares end higher on continued hopes for economic revival...
 2020-06-02 08:58 

The Mainichi

Man slips through security at Japan's Narita airport, drives van on aircraft parking apron 2020/6/2...
 2020-06-02 08:58 

The Mainichi

Hong Kong leader criticizes 'double standards' over protests...
 2020-06-02 08:58 

The Mainichi

Japan enacts law to impose tougher penalties for road rage incidents...
 2020-06-02 08:58 

The Mainichi

Man in Osaka accused of secretly filming women in hotel with hidden camera...
 2020-06-02 08:58 

The Mainichi

Southwest Japan bakery a sitting duck as baby birds plunge to the ground 2020/6/2...
 2020-06-02 08:58 

The Mainichi

Demonstrators abroad identify with the cause of US protests...
 2020-06-02 08:58 

The Mainichi

Tokyo sees coronavirus cases top 30 again 2020/6/2...
 2020-06-02 08:55 

The Asahi Shimbun

N. Korea to open schools amid signs of easing virus rules : The Asahi Shimbun...

SEOUL--North Korea will open schools this month after delays over concern about the novel coronaviru...

 2020-06-02 08:55 

Central News Agency

Taiwan wins big at IDC Smart City Asia Pacific Awards - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 2 (CNA) Taiwan emerged as the biggest winner at the 2020 IDC Smart City Asia Pacific Awards (SCAPA), according to the organizer, U.S.-headquartered International Data Corp. (IDC)....

 2020-06-02 08:52 

The Asahi Shimbun

Indonesian police kill militant who fatally slashed officer : The Asahi Shimbun...

JAKARTA--Indonesian police fatally shot a suspected Islamic militant who killed an officer at a poli...

 2020-06-02 08:48 

Yonhap News

(Yonhap Interview) Animation director Ahn Jae-huun hopes to draw past, present, future of Korea...

By Kim Boram SEOUL, June 2 (Yonhap) -- A few decades ago, many South Korean animators wo......

 2020-06-02 08:47 

RTHK News

Virus curbs extended as new cases emerge...

The government on Tuesday extended an eight-person limit on public gatherings until June 18, while also prolonging restrictions on arrivals from overseas.The move comes after a fresh cluster of Covid-19 cases erupted in the past few days, with several pat...

 2020-06-02 08:43 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) Dozens of church-linked infections rekindle virus fears in capital area...

(ATTN: ADDS details in 5th para, last two paras, photo)By Lee Minji SEOUL, June 2 (Yonha......

 2020-06-02 08:33 

Yonhap News

Ruling party submits unilateral request for chamber's convocation amid bipartisan row...

SEOUL, June 2 (Yonhap) -- The ruling Democratic Party (DP) submitted a letter of request f......

 2020-06-02 08:32 

Nikkei Asian Review

Harvard alum plots disruption of Asia's moneychangers...

SINGAPORE -- Singapore's You Technologies Group says strong cross border e-commerce sales has kept its multi-currency digital wallet YouTrip popular w...

 2020-06-02 08:31 

RTHK News

Hang Seng Index extends its strong show...

Hong Kong shares enjoyed more healthy gains on Tuesday, building on the previous day's more than 3 percent surge, as the easing of lockdowns trumped w......

 2020-06-02 08:30 

Yonhap News

BLACKPINK member Lisa defrauded by ex-manager: agency...

SEOUL, June 2 (Yonhap) -- K-pop group BLACKPINK's Thai member Lisa fell victim to fin......

 2020-06-02 08:24 

The Asahi Shimbun

225 VIPs urge world powers to adopt $2.5 trillion COVID plan : The Asahi Shimbun...

UNITED NATIONS--More than 225 current and former global VIPs urged the world's 20 major economic p...

 2020-06-02 08:18 

Yonhap News

S. Korean Protestant group expresses condolences to U.S. over Floyd's death...

SEOUL, June 2 (Yonhap) -- The National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK), an organizatio......

 2020-06-02 08:18 

Yonhap News

Interagency meeting held to help S. Korean COVID-19 patients in Middle East...

SEOUL, June 2 (Yonhap) -- The government held an interagency meeting on Tuesday to discuss......

 2020-06-02 08:17 

Central News Agency

Carrefour to acquire Wellcome, Jasons Market Place in Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 2 (CNA) Carrefour, the France-based hypermarket chain, announced on Tuesday that it is set to acquire Wellcome Taiwan Co. Ltd, which operates supermarket chains Wellcome and Jasons Market Place in Taiwan....

 2020-06-02 08:17 

The Asahi Shimbun

Ex-Chinese official extradited to U.S. on money laundering, fraud charges : The Asahi Shimbun...

WASHINGTON--A former Chinese official and fugitive has been extradited from Sweden to Los Angeles to...

 2020-06-02 08:16 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Coronavirus: South Korea grapples with new infection clusters a month after easing social distancing rules...

South Korea is braced for a fresh wave of infections centred on the capital Seoul almost a month after coronavirus restrictions were eased, as health officials grapple with newly emerging clusters before some 1.8 million students are set to return to scho...

 2020-06-02 08:15 

RTHK News

Group to tackle youth crimes 'spurred by unrest'...

Several members of the pro-establishment camp have set up a concern group aimed at addressing what they described rising cases of youth crime, saying this was linked to the social unrest that has gripped the city since last year. The group, headed by the ...

 2020-06-02 08:15 

The Asahi Shimbun

Pompeo: U.S. eyes welcoming Hong Kong people, entrepreneurs : The Asahi Shimbun...

WASHINGTON--The United States is considering the option of welcoming people from Hong Kong in respon...

 2020-06-02 08:14 

The Asahi Shimbun

Dollar on defensive as markets pin hopes on global economic recovery : The Asahi Shimbun...

The dollar was on the defensive on Tuesday as investors stuck to hopes of a global economic recovery...

 2020-06-02 08:13 

The Asahi Shimbun

Japanese face ‘new normal’ after coronavirus emergency lifted : The Asahi Shimbun...

A day after Japan ended its state of emergency, Tokyo residents took to the streets with a mixture o...

 2020-06-02 08:07 

South China Morning Post

WHO praised China for coronavirus action but masked concern about slow release of information...

Throughout January, the World Health Organisation publicly praised China for what it called a speedy response to the new coronavirus and thanked the Chinese government for sharing the genetic map of the virus "immediately";.But in fact, Chinese off...

 2020-06-02 08:00 

Central News Agency

Taiwan karate athlete must requalify for Olympics due to rule change - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 2 (CNA) Taiwanese Wen Tzu-yun (), who had already qualified for the women's karate competition in the Tokyo Olympics, will have to go through the process again because the system has changed since the 2020 Games were postponed amid the CO...

 2020-06-02 07:59 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

What to expect when the coronavirus-hit world starts flying again...

Flying will not be the same when more planes take to the air: passengers will be required to wear masks, moving around the cabin will be discouraged, and don't expect food and drink service on some flights.The International Civil Aviation Organisation...

 2020-06-02 07:59 

The Asahi Shimbun

VOX POPULI: Americans fight to breathe as society again chokes on racism : The Asahi Shimbun...

In the United States, the name Karen has lately become social media shorthand for a white woman who...

 2020-06-02 07:58 

Yonhap News

Versatile veteran rejoins K League 1's Pohang Steelers...

By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL, June 2 (Yonhap) -- Former South Korean international Oh Beom-seok h......

 2020-06-02 07:57 

NHK

Abe gives up on Sept. school start for now...

Japan's Prime Minister Abe Shinzo has effectively given up on plans to change the start of the nation's school year from April to September....

 2020-06-02 07:56 

Yonhap News

Novelist Hwang Sok-yong explores topic of industrial labor in 'Railworkers'...

SEOUL, June 2 (Yonhap) -- Hwang Sok-yong, considered one of South Korea's most import......

 2020-06-02 07:53 

Central News Agency

Taiwan shares extend gains to end above 11,100 points - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 2 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan extended momentum from a session earlier to close above the 11,100-point mark Tuesday as buying was seen almost across the board, led by large-cap tech and financial stocks, dealers said....

 2020-06-02 07:46 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) With 1.78 mln more pupils ready to return to school Wednesday, parental concerns remain unresolved...

(ATTN: UPDATES with latest data in paras 10-13)By Woo Jae-yeon SEOUL, June 2 (Yonhap) --......

 2020-06-02 07:45 

South China Morning Post

China and US clash over coronavirus and Hong Kong, derailing Japan's plans for reset...

What was meant to be a landmark year for Japan-China relations has turned sour, as the US stand-off with Beijing leaves Prime Minister Shinzo Abe caught in a fight between his country's biggest trading partner and its sole military ally.If all had gon...

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