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 2021-01-26 13:23 

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U.S. Senate confirms Yellen as first female treasury secretary...

The U.S. Senate on Monday voted to approve President Joe Biden's nomination of former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen to be the next U.S. treasury secretary, making her the first woman to hold the job....

 2021-01-26 13:23 

Ecns.cn

California lifts regional stay-at-home order for all regions...

California lifted all regional stay-at-home orders in the most populous state in the United States, public health officials announced on Monday....

 2021-01-26 13:23 

Ecns.cn

U.S. Supreme Court chief justice not to preside over Trump's impeachment trial: media...

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts will not preside over Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial since Trump is now a former president, local media reported on Monday....

 2021-01-26 13:23 

Ecns.cn

U.S. extends travel restrictions to South Africa due to COVID-19...

U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday announced measures to ban most non-U.S. citizens traveling from South Africa from entering the United States, in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19....

 2021-01-26 13:23 

Ecns.cn

Multilateralism, green economy focus of first-day virtual Davos Agenda meeting...

On the first day of the virtual World Economic Forum (WEF) Davos Agenda meeting on Monday, world leaders highlighted the importance of multilateralism and green economy in the post-COVID-19 global cooperation....

 2021-01-26 13:20 

The Asahi Shimbun

Japan’s Shionogi sells coronavirus drug rights to U.S. biotech BioAge : The Asahi Shimbun...

Japanese drugmaker Shionogi & Co. said on Tuesday it has sold the development and marketing righ...

 2021-01-26 13:19 

Japan Times

With impeachment trial looming, Republicans waver on punishing Trump...

Few Republicans appeared ready to repudiate a leader who maintains broad sway over their party by joining Democrats in convicting him....

 2021-01-26 13:15 

South China Morning Post

Hitting or scolding your child will soon be illegal in China, but will the new law stick?...

China will soon join dozens of other countries in banning parents from spanking their children.While corporal punishment was outlawed in China in 1986, the practice remains widespread, particularly in rural areas. A new family education law prohibits the ...

 2021-01-26 13:11 

The Asahi Shimbun

This crystal may hold the secret to controlling robots with light : The Asahi Shimbun...

Researchers at Ryukoku University in Kyoto are working to uncover the mysteries behind unique organi...

 2021-01-26 13:06 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kong policeman who admitted defrauding force's credit union over HK$450,000 in loans told to expect jail term...

A Hong Kong police sergeant who admitted to defrauding the force's credit union over HK$450,000 (US$58,000) in loans and placing bets with an illegal bookmaker on local horse races was told to expect a jail term, as a magistrate remanded him behind ba...

 2021-01-26 13:06 

The Asahi Shimbun

College students step up to carry on fight against nuclear weapons : The Asahi Shimbun...

Japanese college students are answering the call from atomic bomb survivors to carry on their fight...

 2021-01-26 13:05 

South China Morning Post

Stop hoarding coronavirus vaccines, South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa tells rich nations...

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday urged wealthy countries not to hoard surplus doses of Covid-19 vaccines, saying the world needed to come together to fight the pandemic.South Africa has recorded nearly half the coronavirus deaths in Afri...

 2021-01-26 13:00 

South China Morning Post

Global economy to grow 5.5 per cent in 2021 after 3.5 per cent contraction in 2020, IMF forecasts...

The world economy will grow by 5.5 per cent this year, reversing the 3.5 per cent contraction that it saw in 2020, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) projects in its latest global economic forecast.Growth will also be boosted by the continued strong ec...

 2021-01-26 13:00 

Yonhap News

IMF revises up S. Korea's 2021 economic growth outlook amid pandemic...

SEOUL, Jan. 26 (Yonhap) -- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday revised up its......

 2021-01-26 12:55 

Japan Times

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 2021-01-26 12:55 

Japan Times

Signaling no change in China's course, Xi warns against new Cold War...

Though Xi did not refer to President Joe Biden by name, many of his comments were clearly targeted at the new U.S. administration....

 2021-01-26 12:54 

Japan Times

Nissan flips the switch on electric vehicle reboot in China...

At least one new Nissan car will hit the Chinese market each year through 2025....

 2021-01-26 12:54 

Yonhap News

(4th LD) Virus cases linked to unauthorized school rise, outbreaks reported at other regional affiliates...

(ATTN: UPDATES with latest figures in 8th para) SEOUL, Jan. 26 (Yonhap) -- State and loc......

 2021-01-26 12:44 

Yonhap News

Moon, Xi agree to cooperate for more exchanges, closer ties between S. Korea, China...

SEOUL, Jan. 26 (Yonhap)-- South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his Chinese counterpart X......

 2021-01-26 12:40 

The Asahi Shimbun

Teleworkers can work under blue skies up high in central Tokyo : The Asahi Shimbun...

Teleworkers dreaming of enjoying the fresh air and being out under blue skies are waking up to find...

 2021-01-26 12:39 

South China Morning Post

Italian PM Giuseppe Conte resigns in bid to seek new government...

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigned on Tuesday in the hope of forming a new government after weeks of turmoil in his ruling coalition, leaving Italy rudderless as it battles the deadly coronavirus pandemic.President Sergio Mattarella accepted C...

 2021-01-26 12:34 

Japan Times

Suga's hoarse voice at a parliamentary debate raises health concerns...

The government's top spokesman dismissed concerns, saying the prime minister consults with a medical officer and takes medicine as needed....

 2021-01-26 12:30 

South China Morning Post

Biden China policy should keep trade policy and national security apart to avoid Cold War: ex-US commerce chief...

China and the United States should keep trade dealings and national security issues on separate tracks to avoid full-blown decoupling, according to Carlos Gutierrez, a former US Commerce Secretary.Combining trade and investment with geopolitics and nation...

 2021-01-26 12:21 

Japan Times

Nidec to buy back shares as outlook improves and profit, sales top estimates...

The manufacturer raised its operating income forecast for the current fiscal year to 155 billion, up from 140 billion and an average projection by analysts ......

 2021-01-26 12:20 

Japan Times

Record 16% of fathers in Japan's civil service took child care leave in 2019...

The health ministry reported the highest ratio among eligible male staff at 59.2%, while the Defense Ministry and the Imperial Household Agency recorded figures of ......

 2021-01-26 12:13 

Japan Times

Restaurant sales fall record 15.1 % in Japan in 2020...

Restaurant and bar owners are racking their brains for new ideas for survival....

 2021-01-26 12:12 

Japan Times

Cactus League asks MLB to delay spring training amid virus surge...

The Cactus League and affiliated communities sent a letter to Major League Baseball asking for a delayed start to spring training as the coronavirus pandemic ......

 2021-01-26 12:10 

The Asahi Shimbun

Compensation set in high-profile bullying suicide case : The Asahi Shimbun...

Two former junior high school students that bullied a classmate who took his own life in 2011 must...

 2021-01-26 12:08 

China Post

Government decree saves Italy from Olympic suspension...

ROME (AP) — The Italian government pushed through a last-minute decree Tuesday providing more autonomy for the country's Olympic committee in an effort to prevent the team from being suspended for the Tokyo Games.It was one of the final acts of ...

 2021-01-26 12:08 

Yonhap News

N.K. state media slams Japan's defense chief for remarks over miliary parade...

SEOUL, Jan. 26 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's state news agency on Tuesday strongly slamme......

 2021-01-26 12:05 

The Asahi Shimbun

Philippines confirms local transmission of Britain coronavirus variant : The Asahi Shimbun...

MANILA--The Philippines has confirmed domestic transmission of the new, highly contagious British va...

 2021-01-26 12:01 

Japan Times

International sports face vaccine dilemma ahead of Olympics, Euros...

The president of the country's National Olympic Committee said athletes who aren't innoculated could face "extremely difficult" conditions including long quarantines and daily testing....

 2021-01-26 12:00 

South China Morning Post

Huawei's exit from premium smartphone market 'a last resort' amid US sanctions, analysts say...

Huawei Technologies Co is not expected to divest its premium smartphone business except as "a last resort", according to analysts, a day after the Chinese telecommunications equipment giant denied that it plans to sell its flagship P and Mate bran...

 2021-01-26 11:56 

RTHK News

Ambush-style lockdown seals Yau Ma Tei buildings...

The government issued a lockdown order on Tuesday evening for a number of buildings in Yau Ma Tei, requiring all residents there to be tested for Covid-19 and stay put.The buildings are located on 9-27 Pitt Street and 3 Tung On Street.The lockdown order b...

 2021-01-26 11:55 

The Asahi Shimbun

Hospital chief fired by boss who refused to accept infected patients : The Asahi Shimbun...

ASAHIKAWA, Hokkaido--The chief of Asahikawa Medical University Hospital was fired after he revealed...

 2021-01-26 11:53 

Japan Times

China wanted to show off its vaccines. It's backfiring....

Delays in getting the Chinese vaccines and the fact that the vaccines are less effective mean some countries may take longer to vanquish the virus....

 2021-01-26 11:50 

Japan Times

Vaccination tickets to be sent to Japan's older residents from mid-March...

The group of 36 million is third in line for the COVID-19 vaccine, after two groups of medical workers totaling more than 3.7 million....

 2021-01-26 11:50 

The Asahi Shimbun

China to conduct military drills in South China Sea amid tensions with U.S. : The Asahi Shimbun...

BEIJING--China said on Tuesday it will conduct military exercises in the South China Sea this week,...

 2021-01-26 11:49 

The Asahi Shimbun

Tokyo back over the 1,000 mark in daily COVID-19 case count : The Asahi Shimbun...

Tokyo confirmed 1,026 new COVID-19 cases on Jan. 26, the first time in three days the count topped 1...

 2021-01-26 11:48 

Japan Times

Asian Champions League to be played in centralized venues...

This year's Asian Champions League and AFC Cup club competitions will be played in centralized group stages due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian Football ......

 2021-01-26 11:46 

South China Morning Post

US, Chinese militaries' South China Sea posturing continues into Joe Biden era...

Warplanes from the United States and China flew in proximity on Tuesday and a Chinese military drill was held as an American aircraft carrier group entered the contested South China Sea, suggesting the military rivalry of the Donald Trump presidency would...

 2021-01-26 11:41 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Elderly Hongkonger gets suspended jail term, HK$1,000 fine for attacking pigeons...

An 84-year-old Hong Kong man has been given a suspended jail sentence and fined HK$1,000 (US$130) for hitting two wild pigeons in anger after their faeces landed on him.Fanling Court heard retiree Tsui Ping-kwan "cruelly beat" the birds with a 60c...

 2021-01-26 11:40 

The Asahi Shimbun

Japanese institute paid $1.3 millon by Tokyo Olympic bid committee shuts operations--website : The Asahi Shimbun...

A Japanese non-profit sports institute paid $1.3 million by the Tokyo Olympic bid committee during a...

 2021-01-26 11:36 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) Health minister tests negative for COVID-19 after exposure to patient...

(ATTN: CHANGES slug, headline; UPDATES throughout with latest details) SEOUL, Jan. 26 (Y......

 2021-01-26 11:33 

Japan Times

Marathon, track and field Olympic test events set for May...

The Japan Association of Athletics Federations said Monday that test events for marathon and track and field events for this summer's Tokyo Olympics will be ......

 2021-01-26 11:29 

Japan Times

Florida official offers to host Olympics if Tokyo backs out...

Florida's chief financial officer on Monday told the International Olympic Committee that the state would be happy to host the Olympics Games amid speculation that ......

 2021-01-26 11:28 

Japan Times

As virus grows stealthier, vaccine makers reconsider battle plans...

As the coronavirus assumes contagious new forms around the world, two drugmakers reported on Monday that their vaccines, while still effective, offer less protection against ......

 2021-01-26 11:23 

Japan Times

NBA, players' union reportedly discuss All-Star Game...

The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association are engaged in discussions about possibility holding an All-Star Game in early March, with Atlanta targeted as ......

 2021-01-26 11:22 

The Mainichi

Under Biden, China faces renewed trade pressure...
 2021-01-26 11:22 

The Mainichi

Asia Today: Taiwan quarantines 5,000 after hospital cluster...

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