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 2019-07-18 13:59 

Ecns.cn

China makes progress in external rebalancing: IMF...

China's current account surplus in 2018 narrowed further, as its external position was assessed to be in line with fundamentals and desirable policies, reflecting progress in rebalancing, the International Monetary Fund said Wednesday....

 2019-07-18 13:59 

Ecns.cn

Chinese envoy urges cutting off terrorist channels of deception targeting young people...

A Chinese envoy said Wednesday that efforts must be made to cut off terrorist channels of deception targeting young people.The international community should resolutely counter terrorism and extremism, which "could potentially harm young people," ...

 2019-07-18 13:59 

Ecns.cn

U.S., Chinese representatives meet for closer mayors' cooperation in Houston...

Representatives from China and the United States are meeting here Wednesday to explore ways to further mayors' cooperation as well as celebrate 40 years of diplomatic ties between the two nations....

 2019-07-18 13:55 

Ecns.cn

Brokk 120 D: New tool designed for ordnance clearance...

The manipulator "Brokk 120 D" stands during a press meeting on the premises of the fire academy in Hamburg, July 17 2019. The novel working device was handed over by Andy Grote (SPD), Interior and Sports Senator of Hamburg, to the explosive ordnan...

 2019-07-18 13:47 

Ecns.cn

Fishy rewards for young students catch on...

A primary school in southern China has raised eyebrows online by giving an unconventional reward to its best-performing students - live carp....

 2019-07-18 13:47 

Ecns.cn

Supply-chain finance curbs stressed...

China's banking and insurance regulator recently issued guidelines that require banking and insurance institutions to offer comprehensive financial solutions to companies in the upstream and downstream of a supply chain based on real business transact...

 2019-07-18 13:46 

Ecns.cn

Students attend aviation-themed summer camp in Yunnan...

A student learns how to use an emergency oxygen mask during an aviation-themed summer camp for primary and middle school students in Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan Province, July 17, 2019....

 2019-07-18 13:45 

China Post

US scraps prison plan for abandoned coal mine...

Eastern Kentucky's hills are interrupted by jarring flats of bare rock: the aftermath of mountaintop removal mining, which uses explosives to destroy and harvest coal-rich peaks. These hills are also home to four federal prisons — and until this...

 2019-07-18 13:45 

China Post

Opera star Jonas Kaufmann at 50...

Verdi's La Forza del Destino in London's Royal Opera House, March 2019: Jonas Kaufmann is "The Force of Destiny," embodied by the character Don Alvaro. In one scene, he bursts into a room and serenades Leonora, depicted by Anna Netrebko, w...

 2019-07-18 13:45 

China Post

Apollo 11: Memories of the first moon landing...
 2019-07-18 13:45 

China Post

Italian author Andrea Camilleri dies...

Andrea Camilleri, author of the Inspector Montalbano novels, died on Wednesday at the age of 93. The Italian's global fame was bolstered by Italian broadcaster RAI's decision to turn his books into a series that was then reproduced across Europe, ...

 2019-07-18 13:45 

Ecns.cn

Chinese game-streaming platform DouYu International debuts on Nasdaq...

Chinese video-game live-streaming platform DouYu International Holdings Limited rang the Nasdaq Stock Market opening bell on Wednesday in celebration of its initial public offering (IPO)....

 2019-07-18 13:44 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Family of elderly Hong Kong woman who died after house call to lodge another complaint as coroner rules doctor 'unreliable'...

Relatives of a 75-year-old woman who died after a medical house call are planning to lodge another complaint against the doctor after a coroner found him an unreliable witness and returned an open verdict.Coroner Wong Wai-kuen on Thursday summed up the in...

 2019-07-18 13:30 

China Post

Real Sci-Fi: Anarchists, tech utopians and digital cash...

DW: The history of digital cash cryptocurrency is vast and ongoing. It's still writing itself. And yet it already feels like the story of another country. An unknown place, home to outlaws. Just looking at some of the words that jump from the pages of...

 2019-07-18 13:30 

China Post

German environment minister: No more 'soapbox speeches' on climate protection...

DW: We keep hearing that 2019 will be a decisive year for international climate protection. The UN will deal with the issue in a summit in New York in September, and at the end of the year we'll have another big climate conference, this time in Chile....

 2019-07-18 13:30 

China Post

Russia launches German space telescope to map cosmos...

Russia's space agency on Saturday launched the Spektr-RG space telescope, a German-Russian venture, to replace a similar one that it lost contact with earlier this year. The Spektr-R stopped responding to ground control in January. Russian space agenc...

 2019-07-18 13:30 

China Post

The mesmerizing Moon: An astrophysicist unravels its pull on people...

Published 50 years after the first Moon landing, Ben Moore's lunar biography, The Moon: Past, Present & Future (2019), is part of a broader body of work "focused on understanding the origin and evolution of the Universe and how stars, planets and ...

 2019-07-18 13:30 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kong braces for weekend of marches as pro-establishment camp to support police at Tamar Park ahead of Sunday's massive protest against the government...

Hong Kong is bracing for another weekend of protests with the pro-Beijing camp set to stage its second major rally on Saturday to mobilise middle-of-the-road residents to condemn violence and support police, a day before yet another massive march against ...

 2019-07-18 13:29 

Ecns.cn

U.S. jury begins deliberations on possible death penalty for Brendt Christensen...

After prosecutors and the defense finished their separate closing arguments, a U.S. judge on Wednesday afternoon began deliberations on possible death penalty for Brendt Christensen, who was found guilty of killing Chinese scholar Zhang Yingying in 2017....

 2019-07-18 13:26 

The Mainichi

33 confirmed dead in Kyoto studio fire: local fire department...
 2019-07-18 13:26 

The Mainichi

Kyoto Animation boss says company got threats...
 2019-07-18 13:26 

The Mainichi

Resident hosed burning suspect in fatal Kyoto animation studio attack with water 2019/7/18...
 2019-07-18 13:22 

Ecns.cn

Garbage sorting in Shanghai affecting food orders...

Now in the third week since Shanghai's domestic waste management regulation implementation began, residents in the metropolis have developed a variety of new dining habits for online order-in food to reduce the hassle of trash sorting....

 2019-07-18 13:22 

Ecns.cn

Harvard grad carves out a career arranging rubbish...

While many people are still trying to get their heads around Shanghai's new trash-sorting regulations that came into effect on July 1, Shanghai woman Zhou Chun was already well-acquainted with the practice....

 2019-07-18 13:22 

Ecns.cn

European Commission female president-elect vows to boost economy...

German politician Ursula von der Leyen was elected by the European Parliament on Tuesday to become the first female president of the European Commission, but her narrow win signals a tough job ahead....

 2019-07-18 13:22 

Ecns.cn

Apps assist with waste classification...

Discovering the proper classification for each piece of household waste before disposal has become as simple as snapping a photo on your smartphone or talking to it thanks to the efforts of a group of young programmers and user interface designers....

 2019-07-18 13:15 

China Post

From the Beatles to Brexit: Exhibition explores German perspectives on the Brits...

A new exhibition at the Haus der Geschichte in Bonn examines how the relationship between Germany and Britain has evolved since 1945. The curators of "Very British — A German Point of View" dove deep into the British-German relationship to f...

 2019-07-18 13:15 

China Post

Norway's sovereign wealth fund backs away from fossil fuels...

The electric car pensioner Rune Faerbjorg parks by a supermarket in Oslo, Norway, is the fourth on the street — a typical scene for a country in which almost half of new cars registered are zero emission. Since buying an electric car, Faerbjorg says...

 2019-07-18 13:15 

China Post

Italian fashion guru Giorgio Armani turns 85...

It is difficult to imagine that Giorgio Armani might have had any other calling. The Italian fashion designer, born in northern Italian town of Piacenza in 1934, had wanted to become a doctor, but dropped out of medical school and had other plans. After w...

 2019-07-18 13:15 

China Post

7 fun facts about the moon...
 2019-07-18 13:15 

China Post

US to redirect Central America aid to Venezuela's Juan Guaido...

The US is planning to divert nearly $42 million (37 million) from development funding for Guatemala and Honduras to Venezuela's opposition, according to an internal memo obtained by the Los Angeles Times and other news agencies on Wednesday. The move ...

 2019-07-18 13:12 

South China Morning Post

Chinese plastic surgery clinic under investigation after death of breast augmentation patient...

A Chinese businesswoman has died after breast augmentation surgery at a clinic in northeastern Liaoning province.The 32-year-old from Dalian, named Wang Li, suffered cardiorespiratory arrest during implant surgery at the Dalian Yestar clinic on July 5, Th...

 2019-07-18 13:11 

Yonhap News

(Gwangju Swimming) S. Korean Woo Ha-ram takes 4th in 3m springboard diving...

By Yoo Jee-ho GWANGJU, July 18 (Yonhap) -- South Korean diver Woo Ha-ram placed fourth i......

 2019-07-18 13:10 

The Asahi Shimbun

Expert panel: Harsh Tokyo shelters violate rights of children:The Asahi Shimbun...

Children staying at temporary shelters in Tokyo are being deprived of their human rights, including...

 2019-07-18 13:07 

Ecns.cn

Policies to help attract, keep foreign talent...

More convenient immigration policies will be adopted nationwide starting Aug 1 that make it easier for foreign talent to come to China, the National Immigration Administration said on Wednesday....

 2019-07-18 13:02 

China Post

Bond set at $250,000 in deadly Milwaukee road rage shooting...

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A man accused of killing a 3-year-old girl in what Milwaukee police say was a road rage shooting is jailed on $250,000 cash bond. Thirty-nine-year-old Antonio Bratcher is accused of firing a gun from his SUV into another vehicle Sat...

 2019-07-18 13:01 

China Post

Another military veteran joins Kentucky US Senate race...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Mike Broihier, a political newcomer with a broad resume as a Marine officer, farmer and small-town newspaperman, ventured into a high-stakes Senate race as the latest military-tested candidate aiming to unseat Senate ...

 2019-07-18 13:01 

China Post

2020 hopeful Warren pitches new private equity constraints...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is proposing new regulations on the private equity industry. The senator from Massachusetts is pitching constraints designed to end what she decries as "legalized looting" ...

 2019-07-18 13:01 

China Post

Emotional and proud, Clarke welcomes Open back to Portrush...

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — It was about 6:30 a.m. when Darren Clarke, sporting a gray beard to match his swept-back gray hair, walked onto the first tee at Royal Portrush to hit the opening shot of a British Open he never thought would happen...

 2019-07-18 13:01 

China Post

Sustainable fund? Index fund? More investors choose both...

NEW YORK (AP) — Two of the hottest trends in investing are working in tandem to steer billions of dollars toward companies seen as the best corporate citizens. The first trend, sustainable investing, is nothing new. Funds focused on companies seen a...

 2019-07-18 13:00 

China Post

Renault chief confident partnership with Nissan on track...

BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT, France (AP) — Renault Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard has expressed confidence that the French automaker's alliance with Nissan remains on track following the appointment of a new board at the Japanese firm in the wake of th...

 2019-07-18 13:00 

China Post

Union Pacific delivers 4% better 2Q profit on lower expenses...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific Corp. delivered 4% more profit in the second quarter even though it hauled less freight because it cut its expenses by 7%. The Omaha, Nebraska-based railroad said Thursday it earned $1.57 billion, or $2.22 per share,...

 2019-07-18 13:00 

China Post

Mnuchin: Negotiators agree on core elements of budget deal...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin) says budget and debt negotiators have reached an agreement on the core elements of a deal to increase the government's borrowing cap and set a $1.3 trillion overall level fo...

 2019-07-18 12:59 

NHK

Tropical storm Danas is approaching Japan...

Tropical Storm Danas is moving north over the East China Sea. It could bring high waves and storm surges to Japan's Okinawa Prefecture in the next few days....

 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 12:47 

NHK

Fire dept.: 33 dead in suspected arson in Kyoto...

Fire department officials in Kyoto said they have confirmed 33 people died in a suspected arson attack in Kyoto. They say 36 others were injured....

 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...

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