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 2018-06-21 12:10 

The Asahi Shimbun

Airbnb still lists ‘illegal’ lodgings ads on website despite new law:The Asahi Shimbun...

Airbnb was still advertising what appear to be illegal lodgings as of June 20, including some with a...

 2018-06-21 12:00 

The Asahi Shimbun

Foreign tourists warned to be safe as they head into mountains:The Asahi Shimbun...

The National Police Agency is warning visitors to Japan to take precautions when venturing into the...

 2018-06-21 11:45 

The Asahi Shimbun

New Zealand Prime Minister Ardern gives birth to baby girl:The Asahi Shimbun...

WELLINGTON--New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to her first child, a girl, on Thur...

 2018-06-21 11:35 

The Asahi Shimbun

U.S. ‘capricious’ trade actions will hurt U.S. workers, China warns:The Asahi Shimbun...

BEIJING--China's commerce ministry on Thursday accused the United States of being...

 2018-06-21 11:10 

Central News Agency

Raz receives Tang Prize award...

Joseph Raz is one of the foremost legal philosophers of our time. He is also a moral and political theorist of major influence. He has been recognized for his groundbreaking contributions to the field of rule of law, as he has helped to deepen people'...

 2018-06-21 10:00 

The Asahi Shimbun

Xiaomi: A Chinese startup out to challenge Google, Amazon:The Asahi Shimbun...

SEOUL--Xiaomi, a Chinese startup that helped pioneer the trend toward ultra-low-priced smartphones,...

 2018-06-21 09:50 

The Asahi Shimbun

Otter-smuggling surge ‘fueled by Japanese craze’ for cute animals:The Asahi Shimbun...

A boom in demand for otters as pets, inspired by their recent higher profile on TV and in novelty ca...

 2018-06-21 09:49 

Guangming Online

Studnets have fun playing football across China(1)...

Students compete in a football match at Minzu Senior High School in Danzhai County, southwest China's Guizhou Province, June 20, 2018. Students in different parts of China enjoyed the fun of playing football as the 2018 FIFA World Cup goes on in Russi...

 2018-06-21 09:48 

Guangming Online

International Yoga Day marked in China(1)...

A woman practices yoga at the Imperial Summer Resort in Chengde, north China's Hebei Province, June 21, 2018. The UN General Assembly declared June 21 as the International Yoga Day in 2014....

 2018-06-21 09:20 

The Mainichi

Defense Ministry refused to disclose documents whose retention periods ended...
 2018-06-21 09:06 

The Mainichi

Science Says: What makes something truly addictive...
 2018-06-21 09:05 

The Mainichi

Symbol of the state: Passionate advocate of people with disabilities impacted Emperor...
 2018-06-21 08:58 

The Mainichi

Cuba slightly loosens controls on state media...
 2018-06-21 08:55 

The Mainichi

Xiaomi: A Chinese startup out to challenge Google, Amazon...
 2018-06-21 08:55 

The Asahi Shimbun

VOX POPULI: Fleeting fireflies a mesmerizing sight on these shortest nights:The Asahi Shimbun...

Last week, I visited a terraced rice field in the Tagami-machi district, a suburb of Kanazawa in Ish...

 2018-06-21 08:53 

The Mainichi

Illegal lodging listed on Airbnb after new law takes effect in Japan...
 2018-06-21 08:45 

The Asahi Shimbun

As Fukushima residents return, some see hope in nuclear tourism:The Asahi Shimbun...

FUKUSHIMA, Fukushima Prefecture--On a cold day in February, Takuto Okamoto guided his first tour gro...

 2018-06-21 08:37 

Nikkei Asian Review

Asia's traffic woes looking up as flying taxis prep for takeoff...

TOKYO -- In what may seem more science fiction than fact, U.S. helicopter maker Bell is combining drones, autonomous driving and ride-hailin...

 2018-06-21 08:31 

Nikkei Asian Review

Volvo Cars opens first plant in US as auto tariffs loom...

CHARLESTON, U.S./FRANKFURT, Germany -- Sweden's Volvo Cars opened its first plant in the U.S. on Wednesday, aiming for a greater share of the U.S. mar...

 2018-06-21 08:23 

The Asahi Shimbun

Kazuo Kashio, a Founder of Casio Computer, Dies at 89:The Asahi Shimbun...
 2018-06-21 08:15 

The Asahi Shimbun

EDITORIAL: Japan must root out all false racist rumors during disasters:The Asahi Shimbun...

Spreading false information is in itself an unacceptable act. Circulating false rumors designed to f...

 2018-06-21 08:11 

Yonhap News

Sex Pistols' ex-member says whole world is rooting for Koreas to improve ties...

Glen Matlock, a former member of the British punk rock band Sex Pistols, said Thursday the whole world is rooting for South and North Korea to enhance relations as he is set to perform for a local concert promoting inter-Korean peace....

 2018-06-21 08:08 

South China Morning Post

China's small firms to get new credit line as central bank set to cut lenders' reserve ratios...

China will use targeted cuts in banks' reserve requirement ratios (RRR) and other policy tools to boost credit support for small firms and keep economic growth steady, the government said late on Wednesday.Fears of a full-blown trade war with Washingt...

 2018-06-21 08:05 

South China Morning Post

'Drunk driver' arrested after four children killed in car crash in China...

Four children were killed when an allegedly drunk driver crashed into an electric scooter in central China, Chinese media reported on Tuesday.The children were aged between four and 10, and the motorist had a blood alcohol reading more than three times th...

 2018-06-21 08:01 

NHK

Evacuation drill cancelled after Trump-Kim summit...

A Japanese city north of Tokyo says the country's government has cancelled a joint drill for evacuating in case of a North Korean ballistic missile launch....

 2018-06-21 07:55 

South China Morning Post

China angry over Trump's latest tariff threats but gives no clues about countermeasures...

China's commerce ministry on Thursday accused Washington of being "protectionist" and "blackmailing4; by threatening to impose further tariffs on Chinese products, but the ministry declined to specify how Beijing will respond.Ministry s...

 2018-06-21 07:52 

Guangming Online

Instagram to launch long-form video service for mobile users...

Instagram to launch long-form video service for mobile users...

 2018-06-21 07:52 

Guangming Online

China to intensify research on clean energy...

China to intensify research on clean energy...

 2018-06-21 07:52 

Guangming Online

Police seize 21 kg of crystal meth in Hebei...

Police seize 21 kg of crystal meth in Hebei...

 2018-06-21 07:52 

Guangming Online

Chinese club Yanbian Fude kicks off overseas training in Serbia...

Chinese club Yanbian Fude kicks off overseas training in Serbia...

 2018-06-21 07:49 

Guangming Online

Vietnam raises reference exchange rate...

HANOI, June 21 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam's central bank on Thursday adjusted up its reference exchange rate between Vietnamese dong and U.S. dollar by 5 Vietnamese dong to 22,622 Vietnamese dong per U.S....

 2018-06-21 07:49 

Guangming Online

Brazil criticizes U.S. separation of minors from migrant parents...

separation of minors from migrant parents Source: Xinhua| 2018-06-21 13:08:35|Editor: zhRIO DE JANEIRO, June 20 (Xinhua) -- Brazil's Foreign Ministry Wednesday expressed concern about the children of undocumented immigrants in the United States being ...

 2018-06-21 07:48 

Guangming Online

Aussie state injects more funds to ward off shark attacks at popular beaches...

SYDNEY, June 21 (Xinhua) -- Australia's Queensland state has injected more than 2 million Australian dollars (1.47 million U.S.dollars) of new funding to deter shark attacks at its most popular beaches and continue to save lives from the top marine pr...

 2018-06-21 07:47 

Guangming Online

Colombian leader asks Congress to pass key peace process law...

Colombian leader asks Congress to pass key peace process law Source: Xinhua| 2018-06-21 13:08:35|Editor: LiuBOGOTA, June 20 (Xinhua) -- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday called on Congress to approve a key piece of legislation for the on...

 2018-06-21 07:45 

Guangming Online

Lao rice consumers pay highest price in region: World Bank...

The analysis suggests farmers have comparably low profit margins, while consumers are paying one of the highest prices for rice in the region.Key challenges for Lao rice value chains include production costs, accounting for 29 percent of the final consume...

 2018-06-21 07:44 

Guangming Online

Former Australian PM turns against gov't on energy bill...

CANBERRA, June 21 (Xinhua) -- Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has signalled he could vote against the government's proposed energy policy.Liberal backbencher Abbott told an Australian radio on Wednesday that he believed the Government'...

 2018-06-21 07:44 

Guangming Online

12 killed, 6 injured in road accident in India...

NEW DELHI, June 21 (Xinhua) -- At least 12 people were killed and six others injured on Thursday after a sand-laden tractor hit a passenger car in central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, police said....

 2018-06-21 07:44 

South China Morning Post

China set allow North Korea's state airline to fly between Xian and Pyongyang, report says...

China will allow North Korea's Air Koryo to offer flights between Xian and Pyongyang from next month, a local newspaper reported, citing the Chinese city's tourism authority.The move would make Xian, capital of northwestern Shaanxi province, the f...

 2018-06-21 07:27 

Yonhap News

PM: Inter-Korean reconciliation to offer business opportunities for builders...

Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon said Thursday he hopes reconciliation with North Korea will lead to business opportunities for construction firms, such as re-linking roads and railways across the heavily fortified border....

 2018-06-21 07:25 

The Asahi Shimbun

MLB/ Mariners joke Ichiro should be in D.C.’s Home Run Derby:The Asahi Shimbun...

NEW YORK--Now that he's no longer an active player, maybe Ichiro Suzuki wants to start swinging for...

 2018-06-21 07:21 

South China Morning Post

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Japan to halt missile evacuation drills following Trump-Kim summit in Singapore...

Japan has decided to halt drills to prepare for a North Korean missile attack after a historic summit between the leaders of the United States and North Korea eased tension, Kyodo news agency reported on Thursday.A Cabinet Office official said it would ma...

 2018-06-21 07:17 

Yonhap News

(World Cup) Looking for turnaround, S. Korea to take on Mexico in crucial 2nd match...

South Korea will try to upset Mexico to keep alive their hopes of advancing to the knockout rounds at the 2018 FIFA World Cup....

 2018-06-21 07:17 

Nikkei Asian Review

Thailand faces growing e-waste problem due to weak environmental law...

BANGKOK -- Thailand is facing a mounting problem of waste from electronic and electrical equipment, known as WEEE or e-waste, with massive amounts bei...

 2018-06-21 07:16 

Guangming Online

Aussie Senate approves largest income tax plan...

CANBERRA, June 21 (Xinhua) -- Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has recorded a landmark victory as the Senate approved the largest tax reform in Australian history.The 144 million Australian dollars (106 billion U.S....

 2018-06-21 07:15 

The Asahi Shimbun

U.S. identifies N. Korea missile test site that Kim said would destroy:The Asahi Shimbun...

WASHINGTON--The missile engine test site that U.S. President Donald Trump said North Korean leader K...

 2018-06-21 07:13 

South China Morning Post

Taiwan passes bill to cut veterans' pensions that sparked violent protests...

Taiwan's military veterans will see their pensions cut as soon as next month after parliament passed a controversial bill that had sparked violent demonstrations.Wednesday's vote marks a victory for President Tsai Ing-wen, whose attempts to make s...

 2018-06-21 07:12 

Nikkei Asian Review

Green bonds take root in Asia...

HONG KONG -- Green bonds are growing more popular in Asia as companies and countries seek funding for steps to deal with climate change and inves...

 2018-06-21 07:04 

Yonhap News

POSCO says 5 candidates have been shortlisted for its new CEO...

POSCO said Thursday that it has a shortlist of five candidates for the position of new chairman who will lead the world's fifth-biggest steelmaker....

 2018-06-21 07:00 

Yonhap News

U.S.-China trade dispute will have limited impact on S. Korea: study...

The escalating trade dispute between the United States and China is expected to affect South Korea's exports to the world's two largest economies, but only to a limited extent, a study showed Thursday....

 2018-06-21 06:58 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Trump: N. Korea has sent back remains of 200 U.S. soldiers...

U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday that North Korea has sent back the remains of 200 American soldiers who were killed in the 1950-53 Korean War....

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