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 2020-07-01 12:01 

RTHK News

Mainland-style justice has arrived in HK: lawyers...

Leading Hong Kong lawyers are warning of a stark new era of mainland justice as they digest the full impact of the new national security law imposed directly by Beijing.The possibility of mainland agents whisking suspects to the mainland for trial and pri...

 2020-07-01 12:01 

Central News Agency

Taiwan and Somaliland to set up representative offices (update) - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 1 (CNA) Taiwan and Somaliland, a self-declared state in East Africa, have signed an agreement to set up representative offices in each other's territory, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced Wednesday....

 2020-07-01 12:00 

Japan Times

Lionel Messi scores 700th goal; Barcelona held by Atletico...

Lionel Messi scored his 700th career goal for club and country before Atletico Madrid came back to earn a 2-2 draw in the Spanish league ......

 2020-07-01 12:00 

China Post

Taiwan excluded from EU's 'safe' travel list...
 2020-07-01 11:57 

Japan Times

Japan looks to lure Hong Kong's finance workers following security law...

The LDP has begun debating ways to make Tokyo more attractive to international firms, but issues of taxation and the language barrier stand in the ......

 2020-07-01 11:55 

Korea Herald

All coronavirus patients among military members fully recovered: ministry...

Two service members have fully recovered from the coronavirus, bringing the total number of virus patients currently under treatment among the military population to zero, the defense ministry said Thursday. It is the second time that the number of...

 2020-07-01 11:54 

The Asahi Shimbun

Hong Kong police make 1st arrest under new security law : The Asahi Shimbun...

HONG KONG--Hong Kong police made their first arrest under a new national security law imposed by Chi...

 2020-07-01 11:52 

The Asahi Shimbun

N. Korean defector arrivals in South plummet amid virus lockdowns : The Asahi Shimbun...

SEOUL--The number of North Korean defectors arriving in South Korea hit an all time low in recent mo...

 2020-07-01 11:50 

Japan Times

Japan and Britain aim for trade deal by end of July, Tokyo says...

Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and British trade minister Liz Truss agreed last month on a swift deal on an economic partnership to secure business continuity....

 2020-07-01 11:50 

South China Morning Post

Italian police make record bust of Islamic State amphetamines worth 1 billion...

Italian police on Wednesday said they had seized a 14-tonne haul of amphetamines made by Islamic State (IS) in Syria, calling it the biggest seizure of such drugs in the world.The drug, in the form of around 84 million Captagon tablets hidden inside indus...

 2020-07-01 11:50 

The Chosun Ilbo

'Parasite' Cast, Crew Invited to Join U.S. Motion Picture Academy...

The cast and production staff of filmmaker Bong Joon-ho's multi-Oscar-winning film "Parasite" have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the U.S.The academy on Tuesday extended invitations to "819 artists ...

 2020-07-01 11:49 

RTHK News

Firms may rethink whether Hong Kong is for them: US...

Companies with headquarters in Hong Kong may now rethink having those offices as China begins cracking down on protesters under Beijing's sweeping new security law, the US commerce secretary said on Wednesday."I believe that there's a good cha...

 2020-07-01 11:49 

Japan Times

Angels' Shohei Ohtani to start MLB season as two-way player...

Shohei Ohtani will hit and pitch for the Angels when the MLB season begins later this month....

 2020-07-01 11:48 

Korea Herald

[News Focus] Sejong sees population fall for 1st time in history...

SEJONG -- The population of Sejong declined last month, which marked the first time in eight years since the administrative city was established as one of the eight major cities in South Korea in July 2012. According to data held by the Ministry of...

 2020-07-01 11:48 

Yonhap News

S. Koreans used over 82 pct of state emergency relief funds in one month...

SEOUL, July 1 (Yonhap) -- South Koreans used over 82 percent of the 9.61 trillion won (US$......

 2020-07-01 11:47 

South China Morning Post

Britain to give 3 million Hongkongers residency rights and path to citizenship after national security law passed...

The British government has agreed to allow the 3 million Hongkongers eligible for British National (Overseas) passports and their dependents to resettle in the UK with a path to citizenship.Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that the British governmen...

 2020-07-01 11:47 

KBS World

- Moon Seeks Another Trump-Kim Summit before Nov. Election...

[Politics] : Anchor: President Moon Jae-in has vowed to arrange another summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un before the U.S. presidential elections in November. In the meantime, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Step...

 2020-07-01 11:46 

Central News Agency

Photo exhibition highlights 'beauty and wonder' of Penghu - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 1 (CNA) An exhibition that showcases the natural scenery of the island county of Penghu opened Wednesday in Taipei with a display of 81 photographs taken over two decades, according to the organizers....

 2020-07-01 11:46 

The Chosun Ilbo

Moon to Push for Trump-Kim Summit Before U.S. Election...

President Moon Jae-in is pushing for another summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump before the American election in November. Moon floated the idea, already slapped down by Trump's North Korea point man Stephen ...

 2020-07-01 11:44 

Ecns.cn

IMF revises down forecast for Asian economy, warns of "clouds on the horizon"...

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday revised down its forecast for the Asian economy amid the mounting COVID-19 fallout, projecting a 1.6-percent contraction in 2020, and warning of "clouds on the horizon."...

 2020-07-01 11:42 

Korea Herald

S. Korea's defense industry reports W3.3tr. of H1 sales...

Local defense companies reported 3.3 trillion won ($2.75 billion) of sales in the first half of the year, with exports accounting for about 10 percent or 329 billion won, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration said Thursday. The number of pe...

 2020-07-01 11:41 

China Post

Security Council trying again for first COVID-19 resolution...
 2020-07-01 11:41 

China Post

California border region agrees to backpedal on reopening...
 2020-07-01 11:41 

Japan Times

Sakurajima may erupt on large scale, Japan weather agency panel warns...

Bloating and lifting of the mountain as well as crustal movement have been observed since around last September, the panel said....

 2020-07-01 11:41 

Nikkei Asian Review

Asia has an unemployment crisis waiting to happen...

Rob Subbaraman is head of global macroeconomic research at Nomura. Sonal Varma is the bank's chief Asia ex-Japan economist.As the COVID-19 pandemic ha...

 2020-07-01 11:41 

The Asahi Shimbun

A New Superpower Competition Between Beijing and Washington: China’s Nuclear Buildup : The Asahi Shimbun...

When negotiators from the United States and Russia met in Vienna last week to discuss renewing the l...

 2020-07-01 11:40 

Japan Times

Russians set to back reforms allowing Putin to extend rule...

Russians are set to approve constitutional reforms on Wednesday denounced by critics as a move to allow President Vladimir Putin to stay in the Kremlin ......

 2020-07-01 11:40 

China Post

8 Shreveport police officers accused of excessive force...
 2020-07-01 11:38 

China Post

UAW, prosecutor consider a monitor for avoiding corruption...
 2020-07-01 11:36 

South China Morning Post

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Singapore election: the present and future of the People's Action Party...

Singapore will hold Southeast Asia's first general election of the coronavirus era on July 10, with pundits all but certain that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's People's Action Party (PAP) which has governed for 61 uninterrupted years will re...

 2020-07-01 11:35 

The Asahi Shimbun

Japan eyes eased travel curbs for Taiwan, South Korea and China : The Asahi Shimbun...

The government is moving to ease reciprocal travel restrictions with Taiwan, South Korea and China,...

 2020-07-01 11:33 

Japan Times

Hong Kong marks handover anniversary under shadow of new security law...

Hong Kong marked the 23rd anniversary of its handover to China on Wednesday under the glare of a new national security law imposed by Beijing, ......

 2020-07-01 11:32 

NHK

Russia holds constitutional referendum...

Russian voters are heading to the polls in a constitutional referendum that may allow President Vladimir Putin to stay in power through 2036....

 2020-07-01 11:32 

NHK

Heavy rain hits Japan's Tokai region...

Heavy rain has pummeled the Tokai region, central Japan, prompting weather officials to warn of mudslides....

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