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 2017-10-20 03:05 

The Mainichi

Nissan to halt new car shipments in Japan amid inspection scandal... +

YOKOHAMA (Kyodo) -- Nissan Motor Co. said Thursday it will halt new car shipments for the Japanese market after admitting inspections by uncertified staff continued at most of its domestic plants even after the misconduct was revealed and it filed for a m...

 2017-10-20 02:50 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Resumption of construction for 2 nuclear reactors to affect gov't plan ... +

South Korea is set to resume work on two nuclear reactors on the southeastern coast after a three-month hiatus, as a state commission gave the green light to complete construction Friday and which is expected to affect the government's nuclear phase-...

 2017-10-20 02:50 

The Mainichi

Activities of her Majesty the Empress over the Past Year... +

Today Her Majesty the Empress celebrated Her 83rd birthday. Over the past year, Her Majesty has not always been in perfect health. In addition to the chronic pain caused by cervical spondylotic radiculopathy, She developed acute bronchitis at the end of l...

 2017-10-20 02:42 

Yonhap News

President urges police to better protect people and their rights... +

President Moon Jae-in called on police officers Friday to focus only on protecting the lives and rights of the people, saying it was the people they must be most concerned about....

 2017-10-20 02:42 

The Mainichi

Her Majesty the Empress's Answer to the Question by the Press on the Occasion of Her 83rd Birthday... +

Question This year again, we observed various events and incidences, including the torrential rains that hit northern Kyushu and other natural disasters. In June, a special law was enacted to allow for the abdication of His Majesty the Emperor, and in Sep...

 2017-10-20 02:42 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Allies agree to pursue closer coordination over N.K. nukes ... +

South Korea and the United States agreed Friday to strengthen their coordination on the North Korea nuclear issue and find ways to prod China and Russia into reining in the North, Seoul's foreign ministry said....

 2017-10-20 02:39 

South China Morning Post

No short-term financial crisis for China, expert says, assailing 'double standard' on debt woes... +

China is not headed for a near-term financial crisis, said one of the most esteemed experts on the country's economy.Arthur Kroeber, founding partner of the China-focused Dragonomics research service, debunked the contention that rising debt levels am...

 2017-10-20 02:36 

Yonhap News

S. Korean stocks edge up late Friday morning... +

South Korean stocks traded higher Friday morning on the back of foreign buying....

 2017-10-20 02:36 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

If Kim Jong-un suddenly dies, don't ask me about it, says CIA chief... +

The US Central Intelligence Agency thinks that North Korea's Kim Jong-un is a rational actor who is focused on staying in power and "waking up in his own bed" each day.But if Kim should suddenly not show up for work, there is no point asking U...

 2017-10-20 02:35 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Cheong Wa Dae says it respects outcome of debate on nuclear reactors... +

The government will respect the outcome of a public debate on the fate of two new nuclear reactors that recommended the resumption of their construction, the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said Friday, withdrawing the president's election pledge t...

 2017-10-20 02:34 

The Mainichi

Empress Michiko turns 83, says Nobel award to ICAN meaningful... +

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- On the occasion of her 83rd birthday Friday, Empress Michiko welcomed the award this year of the Nobel Peace Prize to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons as a meaningful development in efforts to eliminate nuclear weapon...

 2017-10-20 02:32 

Yonhap News

35 pct of smartphones to be shipped with AI by 2020: report... +

More than one in three smartphones in 2020 will be shipped with an artificial intelligence chipset capable of real-time translation and malware detection, giving health care advice and recognizing user behavior, a report said Friday....

 2017-10-20 02:30 

The Mainichi

Haiku: Oct. 20, 2017... +

never the moon the night sky fills with fireflies -- Robert Henry Poulin (Florida, U.S.A.)...

 2017-10-20 02:28 

Guangming Online

China's R&D spending reaches 2.1% of GDP in 2016... +

A drone developed by DJI Technology Co is on show at an exhibition in Las Vegas, the United States.Based in the south China city of Shenzhen, Chinese drone manufacturer DJI-Innovations (DJI) has pioneered the development of drones with its products gainin...

 2017-10-20 02:26 

Guangming Online

China remains most important destination of foreign investment... +

The actual use of foreign investment in high-tech services was 91.59 billion yuan ($13.9 billion), an increase of 24 percent year on year....

 2017-10-20 02:23 

Guangming Online

Night charm of Three Gorges Dam(1)... +

A night view of the illuminated Three Gorges Dam in Yichang City, Central Chinas Hubei Province, Oct. 17, 2017....

 2017-10-20 02:18 

South China Morning Post

US seeks global ban on laptops in checked airline luggage, citing risk of battery fire and catastrophic explosion... +

The US government is urging the world airline community to ban large, personal electronic devices like laptops from checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire.The Federal Aviation Administration said in a paper filed recently with a ...

 2017-10-20 02:15 

Guangming Online

China plans commercial suspension rail lines: academic... +

China is planning to build commercial suspension railway lines using lithium-battery powered trains to help address traffic jams and pollution at scenic areas, according to a Chinese academic....

 2017-10-20 02:15 

Central News Agency

U.S. dollar higher in Taipei trading... +

Taipei, Oct. 20 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$30.240 at 9:45 a.m. Friday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, up NT$0.010 from the previous close. ...

 2017-10-20 02:15 

Guangming Online

700 China-Europe freight trains to depart Xinjiang in 2017... +

A total of 700 China-Europe freight trains are expected to depart from Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, by the end of 2017, the regional logistic center said Thursday....

 2017-10-20 02:14 

Central News Agency

Taiwan shares open lower... +

Taipei, Oct. 20 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened down 22.42 points Friday at 10,737.87 on turnover of NT$1.82 billion (US$60.24 million). ...

 2017-10-20 02:14 

Guangming Online

China shows strong economic resilience with Q3 data... +

China's economy continued its firm growth with gross domestic product expanding 6.9 percent year on year to 59.3288 trillion yuan (8.9614 trillion U.S....

 2017-10-20 02:12 

Yonhap News

Cheong Wa Dae says it respects outcome of debate on nuclear reactors... +

The government will respect the outcome of a public debate on the fate of two new nuclear reactors that recommended the resumption of their construction, the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said Friday, withdrawing the president's election pledge t...

 2017-10-20 02:10 

The Asahi Shimbun

Survey: 700,000 in Japan likely addicted to gambling:The Asahi Shimbun... +

Up to 700,000 Japanese are likely addicted to pachinko or other forms of gambling, according to the ...

 2017-10-20 02:05 

Yonhap News

Resumption of construction for 2 nuclear reactors to affect gov't plan ... +

South Korea is set to resume work on two nuclear reactors on the southeastern coast after a three-month hiatus as a state commission gave the green light to complete construction Friday, which is expected to affect the government's nuclear phase-out ...

 2017-10-20 02:05 

Yonhap News

(3rd LD) State commission recommends resuming construction of nuclear reactors... +

A state commission recommended resuming the construction of two reactors Friday after months of heated debates about whether it's the right time to begin weaning South Korea off nuclear energy....

 2017-10-20 02:02 

Yonhap News

The Korea Interbank Offered Rates (KORIBOR)... +

The Korea Interbank Offered Rates (KORIBOR) as posted by Yonhap Infomax, the financial news and information arm of Yonhap News Agency, at 11:00 a.m....

 2017-10-20 02:00 

The Asahi Shimbun

ASAHI HAIKUIST NETWORK/ David McMurray:The Asahi Shimbun... +

old cobweb this long guess about my ancestry--Justice Joseph Prah (Accra, Ghana)* * *six generations...

 2017-10-20 01:54 

Yonhap News

Potential safeguard to weigh down on Samsung's U.S. factory: company... +

Samsung Electronics Co. said Friday that trade barriers that could be imposed by Washington would have an adverse impact on its building of a new factory in the United States....

 2017-10-20 01:50 

South China Morning Post

Tillerson fires another salvo against China... +

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signalled growing US impatience with China on issues from North Korea to trade while vowing to stay on the job as long as President Donald Trump will have him.During a 30-minute interview at the State Department, Tiller...

 2017-10-20 01:45 

Yonhap News

K-pop project group RAINZ hopes to last at least 1 year... +

K-pop project group RAINZ told Yonhap News Agency that it hopes to be loved by fans for at least a year....

 2017-10-20 01:35 

South China Morning Post

Meet the women warriors who drove Islamic State from in Raqqa and have vowed to keep fighting... +

A Kurdish female militia that took a lead role in freeing the northern Syrian city of Raqqa from the Islamic State group said on Thursday it will continue the fight to liberate women from the extremists' brutal rule.In a highly symbolic gesture, Nisre...

 2017-10-20 01:34 

Yonhap News

Air Force set to create new ISR unit with Global Hawk... +

South Korea's Air Force announced Friday that it will found a key airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) unit in December in line with its plan to acquire Global Hawk drones....

 2017-10-20 01:34 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

All you need to know about Xi Jinping's remarks on Hong Kong in his report to the party congress... +

President Xi Jinping on Wednesday set the course for Hong Kong and Macau's governance, calling for the melding of Beijing's authority, or "comprehensive jurisdiction", over the two cities with their "high degree of autonomy" in a n...

 2017-10-20 01:30 

Guangming Online

Autumn scenery of populus euphratica forest in N China(1)... +

Photo taken on Oct. 18, 2017 shows the trees of populus euphratica in Ejin Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region....

 2017-10-20 01:30 

China Post

Venezuela opposition shows evidence of tampered vote count... +

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's opposition is presenting what it says is the first hard evidence of possible ballot tampering in Sunday's contested gubernatorial elections. The government-stacked National Electoral Council declared loy...

 2017-10-20 01:29 

Yonhap News

KOSPI expected to touch 2,500 points by year-end ... +

South Korea's benchmark stock index is expected to break above 2,500 points by the end of this year, in what would be another milestone for the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), analysts said Friday....

 2017-10-20 01:24 

Yonhap News

PyeongChang 2018 torch to be lit in Greece Tuesday... +

The torch for the first Winter Olympics to take place in South Korea will be lit in Greece next Tuesday, the culture and sports ministry said Friday....

 2017-10-20 01:23 

Guangming Online

Confucius Institute in Bratislava marks 10th anniv.(1)... +

Chinese Ambassador to Slovakia Lin Lin gives a speech during the 10th anniversary celebration of Confucius Institute in Bratislava, in Bratislava, capital of Slovakia, on Oct. 18, 2017....

 2017-10-20 01:22 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) State commission recommends reducing dependence on nuclear energy... +
 2017-10-20 01:21 

Guangming Online

Xi's report at key CPC meeting further strengthens global confidence in China... +

Chinese President Xi Jinping's report at a landmark meeting of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has further boosted the confidence of foreign countries and organizations in China's development prospect and global role....

 2017-10-20 01:21 

Guangming Online

Xi's report at key CPC meeting further strengthens global confidence in China... +

Chinese President Xi Jinping's report at a landmark meeting of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has further boosted the confidence of foreign countries and organizations in China's development prospect and global role....

 2017-10-20 01:21 

Guangming Online

Xi's report at key CPC meeting further strengthens global confidence in China... +

Chinese President Xi Jinping's report at a landmark meeting of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has further boosted the confidence of foreign countries and organizations in China's development prospect and global role....

 2017-10-20 01:21 

Guangming Online

Xi's report at key CPC meeting further strengthens global confidence in China... +

Chinese President Xi Jinping's report at a landmark meeting of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has further boosted the confidence of foreign countries and organizations in China's development prospect and global role....

 2017-10-20 01:21 

Guangming Online

Galapagos Islands seen in Ecuador(1)... +

Photo taken on Oct. 9, 2017 shows a gaint tortoise on the Santa Cruz Island, one of the Galapagos Islands, in Ecuador....

 2017-10-20 01:19 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) 59.9 percent support, 40.5 percent oppose Shin Kori nuclear power plant project ... +
 2017-10-20 01:18 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) State commission recommends resuming construction of nuclear reactors... +

A state commission recommended resuming the construction of two reactors Friday after months of heated debates about whether it's the right time to begin weaning South Korea off nuclear energy....

 2017-10-20 01:18 

NHK

Nissan: Improper inspections went on for 20 years... +

In-house investigators at Nissan have found that improper final inspections of its vehicles had been going on for nearly 20 years....

 2017-10-20 01:17 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) State commission recommends resuming construction of nuclear reactors... +
 2017-10-20 01:17 

Guangming Online

Trade Fair for Innovative Digital Solutions held in Slovenia(1)... +

Visitors watch robots at the Trade Fair for Innovative Digital Solutions in Celje, Slovenia, on Oct. 19, 2017. With the theme of ...

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