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 2019-09-17 06:13 

The Mainichi

Israelis vote in repeat election centered on PM Netanyahu...
 2019-09-17 06:13 

The Mainichi

Lam says PR firms declined to help restore Hong Kong's image...
 2019-09-17 06:13 

The Mainichi

Saitama Pref. hit with 2nd swine fever case, decides to cull over 1,000 pigs 2019/9/17...
 2019-09-17 06:13 

The Mainichi

Japan rugby team using drones, data analysis in drive for top 8 World Cup spot 2019/9/17...
 2019-09-17 06:13 

The Mainichi

Many schools restart in Chiba week after powerful typhoon 2019/9/17...
 2019-09-17 06:13 

The Mainichi

Japanese restaurants enjoy boom in Thailand...
 2019-09-17 06:13 

The Mainichi

10-yr-old rising Go star claims 1st win over male opponent in pro tournament 2019/9/17...
 2019-09-17 06:13 

The Mainichi

Hokkaido man with HIV awarded damages after being denied hospital job 2019/9/17...
 2019-09-17 06:03 

South China Morning Post

Wanted: a new German or French home for Edward Snowden, who never chose to come to Russia...

Edward Snowden, the US spy agency contractor who leaked troves of classified information about the US government's mass surveillance programmes, has stepped up his lobbying efforts to get asylum in Germany or France after spending the last six years i...

 2019-09-17 06:02 

Ecns.cn

1,453 arrested over violence in Hong Kong since June: police...

Hong Kong police said on Monday that a total of 1,453 people, aged between 12 and 72, have been arrested in violent protests in Hong Kong since June 9....

 2019-09-17 06:01 

China Post

Protest likely to greet Trump fundraising trip in California...

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — President Donald Trump is making a rare visit to California, a Democratic stronghold where he is expected to rake in millions of dollars during a series of fundraisers for his reelection effort that are almost certain to be m...

 2019-09-17 06:00 

China Post

Jihad, history link Taliban to al-Qaida in Afghanistan...

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban promised Washington during months of negotiations that the United States would never again be attacked from Afghan soil. Such a pledge would have included al-Qaida, which planned the 9/11 attacks from inside Afghanistan....

 2019-09-17 06:00 

China Post

Ray dominant, D-backs rally for 7-5 win over Marlins...

PHOENIX (AP) — Robbie Ray pitched 5 2/3 innings of no-hit ball, Jake Lamb hit a crucial three-run double and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied for a 7-5 victory over the Miami Marlins on Monday night. Arizona, clinging to slim postseason hopes, remai...

 2019-09-17 06:00 

South China Morning Post

China facing 'new challenges' in crackdown on ozone-destroying chemicals...

China faces "new challenges" when it comes to cracking down on the production of chemicals that deplete the ozone layer, the country's environment minister has said, adding that Beijing has shown "zero tolerance" to violators.The count...

 2019-09-17 06:00 

China Post

Now what? Jets already down Darnold, lose Siemian at QB...

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — First, Sam Darnold. Then, Trevor Siemian. Well, now what? That's the question Adam Gase and the struggling and short-handed New York Jets are faced with at the quarterback spot just two games into the season. "Ob...

 2019-09-17 06:00 

China Post

[ Business ]

As illnesses spread, fake vape gear sells on LA streets...
 2019-09-17 05:55 

Nikkei Asian Review

Trump's tariffs revive damaging prewar world of trade barriers...

The recent imposition of tariffs by the Philippines on cement imported from Vietnam has attracted a surprising amount of attention. Some have suggeste...

 2019-09-17 05:55 

Nikkei Asian Review

Japan insurer Sompo begins Asia expansion as Western rivals retreat...

TOKYO -- Japanese general insurer Sompo Holdings has embarked on a major push into Southeast Asia's giant retail market as western rivals such as the...

 2019-09-17 05:55 

Nikkei Asian Review

India's central bank eases limits on credit for nonbank lenders...

MUMBAI -- The Reserve Bank of India has eased limits on bank lending to the country's troubled nonbank sector. The central bank hopes to increase liqu...

 2019-09-17 05:50 

Japan Times

Abe reiterates resolve to hold talks with North KoreaKim Jong Un...

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, meeting with relatives of North Korean abduction victims, said he remains committed to holding talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong ......

 2019-09-17 05:48 

Japan Times

Uniqlo to sell clothes made from recycled plastic bottles...

Fast Retailing Co., the operator of the Uniqlo casual apparel chain, said Monday it will produce clothes made from used plastic bottles in cooperation with ......

 2019-09-17 05:48 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to meet public next week in first of dialogue sessions to defuse protest crisis...

Hong Kong's embattled leader is set to finally open talks with members of the public next week after months of anti-government protests in the city.Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said she will meet between 100 and 200 Hongkongers to kick-s...

 2019-09-17 05:47 

Central News Agency

U.S. senators call for swift passage of TAIPEI Act to help Taiwan...

Washington, Sept. 16 (CNA) Several U.S. senators have called for the swift passage of a draft bill in the U.S. Congress in an effort to help Taiwan keep its diplomatic allies, a day after Taiwan announced the severing of ties with the Solomon Islands in t...

 2019-09-17 05:47 

Central News Agency

Taiwan shares close down 0.22%...

Taipei, Sept. 17 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed down 23.63 points, or 0.22 percent, at 10,874.50 Tuesday on turnover of NT$114.56 billion (US$3.7 billion)....

 2019-09-17 05:45 

China Post

Fridays For Future in the US: A small but determined movement...

Fridays for Future? Many people in the US aren't aware of the youth climate movement that was started by 16-year-old Swede Greta Thunberg in August 2018 and has inspired students in countries all across the world to come together to protest for climat...

 2019-09-17 05:41 

Japan Times

Hokkaido man with HIV awarded damages after being denied hospital job...

The Sapporo District Court court on Tuesday ordered a hospital operator in Sapporo to pay a man 1.65 million damages after it refused to employ ......

 2019-09-17 05:38 

South China Morning Post

China and US clash over 'belt and road' credit in UN Security Council resolution on Afghanistan...

China and Russia clashed with the US and other United Nations Security Council members on Monday over Beijing's insistence on including a reference to its U$1 trillion Belt and Road Initiative in a resolution on the UN's political mission in Afgha...

 2019-09-17 05:38 

South China Morning Post

US whistleblower Edward Snowden 'left Hong Kong because government resisted UN protection'...

American whistleblower Edward Snowden has said he was forced to leave Hong Kong in 2013 because the city's government resisted any United Nations efforts to grant him protection there, after he was charged with espionage by the United States."The ...

 2019-09-17 05:31 

Japan Times

BOJ expected to hold its fire this week after Fed and ECB decisions...

The Bank of Japan will leave monetary policy unchanged this week as easing trade tensions and calmer financial markets relieve some of the pressure to ......

 2019-09-17 05:30 

China Post

Beethovenfest and Campus Concert 2019: South Africa in focus...

For almost two decades now, DW and the Beethovenfest Bonn have been working together on the "Campus Project" — a workshop and concert format that brings young musicians from all over the world to Bonn for a dialogue with young German artists...

 2019-09-17 05:28 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Pressure from Beijing, looming vacancy tax will force Hong Kong's developers into faster and cheaper project launches, say analysts...

Hong Kong's developers are coming under mounting pressure to slash their prices and offload new projects as quickly as possible, according to analysts.The pressure is coming from two sources: a looming tax on unsold flats, and a series of Chinese stat...

 2019-09-17 05:23 

South China Morning Post

Fallen K-pop star Park Yoo-chun ordered to pay woman in sex assault case...

Fallen South Korean K-pop star Park Yoo-chun has been ordered by a court in Seoul to compensate a woman who claimed the former boy band member sexually assaulted her.The Mediation Centre of Seoul court recommended that Park, popularly known as Micky, pay ...

 2019-09-17 05:16 

RTHK News

Outside experts to help probe MTR derailment...

The MTR Corporation has warned that it may take 'quite some time' to resume services between the Hung Hom and Mong Kok East stations after a train derailed there on Tuesday morning, as it announced that external experts will be appointed to conduc...

 2019-09-17 05:15 

China Post

Documentary photography giant Robert Frank dies...

Renowned photographer Robert Frank has died at the age of 94 in Nova Scotia, Canada. His raw and expressive style was broadly revealed through his groundbreaking photographic book, The Americans. The work, first published in France in 1958, and a year lat...

 2019-09-17 05:15 

China Post

'Our water is our gold': Armenians blockade controversial mine...

Jermuk in southwest Armenia has long been renowned for its hot springs, soothing mineral water treatments and impressive waterfalls. But since mining company Lydian International moved in on a gold deposit upstream from the spa town on Mount Amulsar, it h...

 2019-09-17 05:12 

Japan Times

WTO discloses South Korea's export control complaint against Japan...

The World Trade Organization disclosed on Monday Seoul's recent complaint against Japan over its tighter controls on exports of three semiconductor materials to South Korea.The ......

 2019-09-17 05:09 

Japan Times

Japan eyes ex-top currency diplomat Masatsugu Asakawa as next head of ADB...

The government has decided to recommend former vice finance minister for international affairs Masatsugu Asakawa as the next chief of the Asian Development Bank, to ......

 2019-09-17 05:06 

Japan Times

Personal data leaked for almost entire population of Ecuador...

The personal data of almost the entire population of Ecuador has been leaked online, security experts said Monday, in a massive breach the government called ......

 2019-09-17 05:05 

Yonhap News

Korean shipbuilders may bag more orders after Saudi oil attack...

By Joo Kyung-don SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Yonhap) -- South Korean shipbuilders may receive more ......

 2019-09-17 05:04 

China Post

Surprise rescue of Jamaica coral reefs shows nature can heal...

OCHO RIOS, Jamaica (AP) — Everton Simpson squints at the Caribbean from his motorboat, scanning the dazzling bands of color for hints of what lies beneath. Emerald green indicates sandy bottoms. Sapphire blue lies above seagrass meadows. And deep in...

 2019-09-17 05:03 

China Post

Brazil's environmental workers tell of decline before fires...

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — As fires burn across the Brazilian Amazon, the vast state of Amazonas has been among the hardest hit, with more than 6,600 blazes recorded in August, 2 1/2 times more than the same month a year ago. Yet official documents seen ...

 2019-09-17 05:03 

China Post

Israelis vote in repeat election centered on PM Netanyahu...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israelis were voting Tuesday in an unprecedented repeat election that will decide whether longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stays in power. Against the prospect of a likely indictment on corruption charges, Netanyahu is see...

 2019-09-17 05:03 

China Post

Governors struggle under new rules in 2020 presidential race...

As his 10 top competitors were in Houston prepping for a big night on national television last week, Democratic presidential candidate and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock was 900 miles (1,450 kilometers) north in a suburban Des Moines brewpub. The governor was...

 2019-09-17 05:02 

China Post

A look at Corey Lewandowski's role in the Mueller report...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, is expected to testify publicly before the House Judiciary Committee in what the panel is labeling its first official impeachment hearing. Lewandowski appears...

 2019-09-17 05:02 

China Post

House Judiciary Committee to hold first impeachment hearing...

WASHINGTON (AP) — As they investigate President Donald Trump, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee will hold their first official hearing in what they are calling an impeachment investigation. Corey Lewandowski, Trump's outspoken former ca...

 2019-09-17 05:02 

China Post

Senzaltela, Story lead Rockies over Mets 9-4...

DENVER (AP) — Pitcher Antonio Senzatela hit a tying, two-run single that ended a year-long 0-for-44 slide at the plate, Trevor Story followed three pitches later with a three-run homer of Steven Matz to cap a six-run fourth inning and the Colorado R...

 2019-09-17 05:01 

China Post

White Sox shut down Giolito with lat strain...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Lucas Giolito's breakout season is over. The All-Star right-hander will miss the rest of the year with a mild lat strain. He was slated to pitch for the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday at Minnesota, but the team announced the inj...

 2019-09-17 05:01 

China Post

Board of Iowa insurance pool travels far for public meetings...

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Board members of an Iowa government insurance program have frequently held public meetings at posh out-of-state resorts, costing tens of thousands of dollars while making it harder for the public to attend, a review by The Ass...

 2019-09-17 05:01 

China Post

Talks carry on but no deal yet in UAW strike against....

DETROIT (AP) — Talks continued into the night but there was no end to the strike against General Motors. The walkout by upward of 49,000 United Auto Workers members has brought to a standstill more than 50 factories and parts warehouses in the union...

 2019-09-17 05:00 

China Post

Purdue Pharma begins Chapter 11 bankruptcy journey...

NEW YORK (AP) — Purdue Pharma gets its day in court Tuesday after the OxyContin maker filed for bankruptcy and negotiated a potential multi-billion dollar settlement to resolve thousands of lawsuits. An initial hearing will be held in federal court ...

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