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 2019-07-18 12:49 

Ecns.cn

Visa relaxed to attract foreign talent...

China will expand preferential immigration and entry policies to attract more foreign talent to more free trade zones across the country starting August 1....

 2019-07-18 12:48 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kong contractors acquitted over 2016 collapse at historic former Central Police Station in Central during transformation into Tai Kwun heritage site...

The partial collapse of a historic building in the old Central Police Station compound during restoration in 2016 might not have been caused by holes drilled in the floor as the authorities had believed.The finding emerged at Eastern Court on Thursday as ...

 2019-07-18 12:46 

China Post

Typically German? A cartoonist's perspective...

How can you tell if someone is a German? Is German-ness even recognizable to oneself? To others? Can you tell a person is German by their certain need to be overly precise or crazy-making need for structure or their hot-blooded passion (for cars)? And is ...

 2019-07-18 12:46 

China Post

UNESCO declares Erzgebirge region a World Heritage Site...

The Erzgebirge region shared by Germany and the Czech Republic is a "unique mountain cultural landscape" and a center of mining innovation, the UNESCO said on Saturday, listing the area as a World Heritage Site. Miners have worked in Erzgebirge si...

 2019-07-18 12:45 

China Post

Climate emergency: New hope, or just empty words?...

More than 700 cities around the world have recognized the urgency of the climate crisis and made an emergency declaration, according to the Climate Emergency Declaration & Mobilisation in Action group. The Australian city of Darebin, near Melbourne, got t...

 2019-07-18 12:45 

China Post

A cup of coffee with climate change...
 2019-07-18 12:45 

China Post

In the land of mountains: A road trip in Montenegro...

"We have a joke that goes like this: If Montenegro could be flattened, it would be the biggest country in the world," says Andri Stanovi as he looks out of the car window into the barren mountain landscape. Montenegro — the country of the bl...

 2019-07-18 12:45 

China Post

Wernher von Braun the rocket engineer of the powerful...

Finally it's done! On July 16, 1969, the 110 meter high "Saturn V" majestically climbs into the bright morning sky of Cape Canaveral, with a take-off weight of about 3000 tons. On board are three astronauts. Destination: the moon. The world ho...

 2019-07-18 12:45 

China Post

Australians who said taxes were 'against God's will' ordered pay up...

A pair of Australian Christian siblings who refused to pay income tax because it was "against God's will" have been ordered to pay more than AU$2.3 million (US$1.6 million, 1.4 million) after a Tasmanian Supreme Court judge ruled the Bible doe...

 2019-07-18 12:39 

Ecns.cn

90% say peony should be China's national flower: poll...

Ninety percent of participants in an online poll said they agree that the peony should be China's national flower, organizers of the poll said Wednesday....

 2019-07-18 12:34 

Ecns.cn

Mainland sea bridge built with hope of linking Taiwan...

A cross-sea bridge from East China's Fujian Province was completely connected on Wednesday after the last phase of concrete pouring, moving Chinese mainland infrastructure a step closer to linking with the island of Taiwan....

 2019-07-18 12:34 

Ecns.cn

U.S. House votes not to continue impeachment proceedings for Trump...

The House voted 332-95 to table the bill, signifying a deeply divided Democratic Party on whether to impeach Trump, especially after Trump fired racially charged tweets at progressive lawmakers that evoked outcry from both sides of the aisle....

 2019-07-18 12:31 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Malaysian police appear to clear Azmin Ali in gay sex scandal, point to 'evil conspiracy' behind video...

Malaysian police on Thursday appeared to effectively clear Economics Affairs Minister Azmin Ali of being involved in a gay-sex video scandal, saying it was the work of the "leader of a political party" who had paid "hundreds of thousands of ri...

 2019-07-18 12:31 

NHK

Talent agency alleged to have pressured stations...

Leading Japanese talent agency Johnny & Associates is said to have pressured commercial broadcasters not to feature three former members of popular idol group SMAP....

 2019-07-18 12:31 

China Post

Artificial intelligence: Are machines taking over?...

In 2062: The World AI Made, Toby Walsh renders a dystopic vision of our technology-driven future. Published in 2018, the Australian writer who is also one of the world's leading scientists in the field of artificial intelligence, chose the year 2062 b...

 2019-07-18 12:30 

China Post

What causes uncontrollable cramps or shaking?...

Shaking or cramp attacks can be very disturbing. The afflicted person can suddenly lose control of parts or all of his or her body. Sometimes such shaking or cramping can cause the person to fall to the ground and even lose consciousness. Symptoms can var...

 2019-07-18 12:30 

China Post

Living Planet: A rare breed...

Living Planet: A rare breed The China Post...

 2019-07-18 12:30 

NHK

Foreign media cover fire at Kyoto Animation...

Foreign media have reported a suspected arson attack at an animation studio in Kyoto, western Japan....

 2019-07-18 12:30 

South China Morning Post

China maintains pressure on Vietnam at Vanguard Bank...

China's deployment of coastguard vessels and survey ships at Vanguard Bank is intended to prevent Vietnam from advancing its interests in the region before a deal is reached on a code of conduct for the South China Sea, an observer has said.Hu Bo, dir...

 2019-07-18 12:30 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Asia's 'Fort Knox' in Singapore up for sale as owner fights Russian tycoon Dmitry Rybolovlev...

Le Freeport, a multistorey repository for fine art, precious gems and even JPMorgan Chase & Co's stash of gold, has been seeking a buyer since as far back as 2017, so far without success, according to people familiar with the matter. Owner Yves Bouvie...

 2019-07-18 12:30 

The Asahi Shimbun

13 killed in suspected arson at animation studio in Kyoto:The Asahi Shimbun...

KYOTO--Thirteen people were killed and more than 10 others were feared dead after a suspected arsoni...

 2019-07-18 12:27 

China Post

| What a hot summer! Come and get a romantic summer....

For those who are crazy about "Mr. Love: Queen's Choice", what makes you stickin' with this game? 201712App StoreiOS1App Store4.9(5) The mobile game "Mr. Love: Queen's Choice" has blown up entire Asia. It had once been No.1 on ...

 2019-07-18 12:25 

Ecns.cn

Russia calls for 'impartial analysis' in MH17 crash investigation...

Russia expects an impartial analysis of all the available data in order to establish the real causes behind the 2014 crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday on the fifth anniversary of the incident....

 2019-07-18 12:25 

The Asahi Shimbun

Zebrafish sleep just like us, says Japan-U.S. research team:The Asahi Shimbun...

Zebrafish sleep just like humans, a team of researchers from Stanford University in California and t...

 2019-07-18 12:23 

Ecns.cn

Experts: China's GDP not a factor in trade deal...

U.S. President Donald Trump's premise that Beijing needs a trade agreement with Washington because China's economy is slowing is mistaken, and China is not in a hurry to cut a deal out of fear, several U.S. experts have said....

 2019-07-18 12:23 

Ecns.cn

First batch of 5G phones get quality certification...

The battle over 5G smartphones has intensified in China, with the first batch of eight 5G phone models having obtained the quality certificate needed to hit the market....

 2019-07-18 12:23 

Ecns.cn

China fighting battle of the bulge...

With an increasingly urban population, rising disposable incomes and a growing taste for international dishes, it's no wonder that China is facing a new problemobesity....

 2019-07-18 12:23 

Ecns.cn

Domestic meat supply enough for rest of 2019...

The supply of meat can satisfy domestic demand in the latter half of the year as the decrease in pork production continues due to African swine fever outbreaks, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Wednesday....

 2019-07-18 12:23 

Ecns.cn

Reviews of patents to be accelerated...

China will shorten the time required for reviewing applications of high-value patents and for trademark registrations as part of its effort to strengthen the protection of intellectual property rights and improve the business climate....

 2019-07-18 12:23 

Ecns.cn

Beijing's regional economy rises to $221 bln in first six months...

Beijing's regional GDP hit more than 1.52 trillion yuan in the first half of 2019, growing 6.3 percent year-on-year, and output by the tertiary industry rose 6.5 percent to 1.26 trillion yuan due to the strong contribution of the financial and service...

 2019-07-18 12:23 

Ecns.cn

U.S. urged to comply with WTO ruling...

The United States has challenged the authority of the World Trade Organization by ignoring a WTO ruling, and such a move may escalate trade tension with China, experts said on Wednesday....

 2019-07-18 12:23 

Ecns.cn

Chinese police to join Croatia tourist patrol...

Chinese tourists in Croatia could be in for a surprise when they see police from their homeland patrolling the streets this summer....

 2019-07-18 12:23 

Ecns.cn

Shanghai eyes science and tech hub status...

Shanghai is looking to be a global destination for science and technology efforts by setting up specialized artificial intelligence hubs and stepping up smart manufacturing development....

 2019-07-18 12:19 

Korea Joongang Daily

Moon rallies rival parties to deal with Tokyo...

President Moon Jae-in and political leaders on Thursday discussed Korea's handling of Japan's new export restrictions and their snowballing impact on the economy. Moon and the heads of five major....

 2019-07-18 12:18 

Korea Joongang Daily

Romashina adds 20th gold to glittering career...

Svetlana Romashina of Russia won the women's solo free routine in artistic swimming at the Gwangju 2019 FINA World Aquatics Championships at Yeomju Gymnasium on Wednesday....

 2019-07-18 12:18 

Korea Joongang Daily

Kia begins sales of new Seltos compact SUV...

Kia Motors launched Thursday its Seltos compact sports-utility vehicle (SUV), the latest addition to its burgeoning portfolio of SUVs. The compact SUV is seeking to upstage Kia's previous attempt in the segment....

 2019-07-18 12:16 

Korea Joongang Daily

FSC's Choi quits suddenly after 2 years at the post...

Financial Services Commission (FSC) Chairman Choi Jong-ku announced his resignation just a day before his second anniversary on the job. On Thursday, he said that he offered to step down recently....

 2019-07-18 12:15 

Korea Joongang Daily

KCCI chair urges business heads to back Moon...

JEJU - Park Yong-maan, chairman of the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry, urged Korean corporate leaders to trust President Moon Jae-in in dealing with the ongoing trade tension with....

 2019-07-18 12:15 

South China Morning Post

Cyprus detains 12 Israelis over alleged gang rape of British teenage girl...

Twelve Israeli tourists were remanded in custody in Cyprus on Thursday over the alleged gang rape of a British teenager at her hotel in the popular resort of Ayia Napa.The suspects appeared before a district court in Paralimni where the judge agreed to a ...

 2019-07-18 12:15 

China Post

Rammstein on Tour: Live at the Berlin Olympic Stadium...

After beginning their 22-city Europe Stadium Tour in Gelsenkirchen on May 27, Rammstein is scheduled to perform next in Paris on June 28 and 29, continuing on to Brussels, Frankfurt, Prague, Moscow, Stockholm and other cities before the final appearance o...

 2019-07-18 12:15 

China Post

Masterpieces of the Baroque: Caravaggio on show at Museum Barberini...

"Since our foundation in 2017, it has been our wish to present an exhibition with the collection of our namesake in Rome," said Museum Barberini director Ortrud Westheider on the occasion of the new "Baroque Pathways: The National Galleries Ba...

 2019-07-18 12:15 

Nikkei Asian Review

Hindustan Unilever, Godrej likely to post weak first-quarter volume growth...

MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Hindustan Unilever and Godrej Consumer Products, India's top two consumer goods makers, are set to post yet another quarter of we...

 2019-07-18 12:15 

China Post

Rammstein's growing club of celebrity fans...
 2019-07-18 12:15 

Korea Joongang Daily

12 models from four brands are being recalled...

Two Hyundai Motor Genesis models are being recalled, as fuel leaks could lead to the vehicles catching fire, a problem similar to that faced by BMWs last year. Cars from three other....

 2019-07-18 12:15 

China Post

Destruction of wetlands: swamp rats eating away at Louisiana's fragile coastline...

With its maze of swamps, bayous and marshes, southern Louisiana is a place where alligators laze with one eye open, egrets and herons fly among Spanish moss and where oak trees sprawl. It's a place of great natural beauty. But that beauty is being eat...

 2019-07-18 12:15 

China Post

'A marvelous night for a moondance': Legendary lunar-inspired pop songs...

Bad Moon Rising When John Fogerty saw the 1941 horror/fantasy film The Devil and Daniel Webster with its tale of an apocalyptic hurricane, he was inspired to write the song that became one of Creedence Clearwater Revival's biggest hits. In the story, ...

 2019-07-18 12:15 

Korea Joongang Daily

With Kmong, keep day job and try a gig...

Developing cryptocurrencies. Managing Instagram accounts. Relationship coaching. Telling fortunes. YouTube consulting. These are just some of the jobs offered on Kmong, an online platform....

 2019-07-18 12:15 

Korea Joongang Daily

Practice begins before swimming starts Sunday...

Swimmers for host country Korea got their first practice in at the main pool for the world championships on Thursday. Some 20 swimmers arrived at Nambu University Municipal Aquatics Center....

 2019-07-18 12:14 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) S. Korea may review military info-sharing pact with Japan: Cheong Wa Dae official...

(ATTN: UPDATES with Cheong Wa Dae's explanation, other details from 5th para) SEOUL,......

 2019-07-18 12:14 

Korea Joongang Daily

13-year-old diver Chen takes victory for China...

Chen Yuxi of China won the women's 10 meter platform diving event at the Gwangju 2019 FINA World Aquatics Championships at Nambu University Municipal Aquatics Center on Wednesday....

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