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 2016-12-08 11:30 

Korea Times

Sticking it to the elites... +
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Korea Times

President faces impeachment Friday... +
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Korea Times

The Federation of Korean Industries FKI , which represents the interest.... +
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Korea Times

Political satire in vogue after C.... +
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Korea Times

Opposition vows to impeach Park at rally... +
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Korea Times

Police said the man, surnamed Kim, was trying to set fire to bushes surrounding the steel fence at.... +
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Korea Times

The country's economy has turned for the worse over the past four years under President Park Geun-.... +
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Korea Times

It was a quarrel over a dog that made Ko Young-tae speak out on the influence-peddling scandal, which has triggered an impeachment move against President Park.... +
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Korea Times

Hearings cause further confusion... +
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Korea Times

Park keeps silence ahead of vote... +
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Korea Times

Public transportation is very important in traveling. It can ruin one's trip if a subway, bus or t.... +
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Korea Times

Calls grow for public access to Assembly on vote day... +
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Korea Times

Chang Won-jun of the Doosan Bears, center, poses after being chosen .... +
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Korea Times

DAY OF RECKONING... +
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Korea Times

Political turmoil inevitable after impeachment vote... +
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The Asahi Shimbun

Special case law viewed as best option to grant emperor’s wish:The Asahi Shimbun... +

A government advisory panel set up to figure out how to grant Emperor Akihito's wish to abdicate wil...

 2016-12-08 11:29 

Korea Times

President Park Geun-hye's former top aide, Kim Ki-choon, is taking flak after reversing his claims.... +
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Korea Times

Testimony from Choi Soon-sil's former close associate and business partner, Ko Young-tae, at a Nat.... +
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Korea Times

Protesters to pressure lawmakers at Assembly... +
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Korea Times

Peaceful days, colorful nights: H.... +
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Korea Times

All 300 lawmakers should cast their ballots according to their conscienc.... +
 2016-12-08 11:16 

Central News Agency

U.S. dollar closes lower on Taipei forex update... +

Taipei, Dec. 8 (CNA) The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar on Thursday, shedding NT$0.150 to close at NT$31.752, its highest level in almost one month, on the back of the strength of other regional currencies, dealers said....

 2016-12-08 11:15 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Hilton to open first branded hotel in Hong Kong in 22 years, with new site in Mongkok... +

The name “Hilton” hotel is returning to Hong Kong for the first time in 22 years, as the hotel group prepares to open a mid-priced Hilton Garden Inn (HGI) later this month in Mongkok, known as one of the world’s busiest neighbourhoods. ...

 2016-12-08 11:07 

The Mainichi

Kansai University to ban military research projects 2016 12 8... +

OSAKA -- Kansai University decided on Dec. 7 to ban its researchers from applying to ...

 2016-12-08 11:05 

The Asahi Shimbun

Yakuza said to have pulled the strings in May's mass ATM fraud:The Asahi Shimbun... +

More than 10 suspects arrested over the fraudulent withdrawal of 1.86 billion yen ($16.4 million) fr...

 2016-12-08 11:03 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Philippine government fighting the last war when it comes to preventing HIV infections... +

A human rights watchdog says the Philippines is facing one of the fastest growing epidemics of HIV in the Asia Pacific, fuelled by government policies that restrict intervention, including access to condom by men who have sex with men. Human Rights Watch ...

 2016-12-08 10:59 

NHK

Tax reforms approved by coalition... +

Japan's ruling parties have approved a series of major tax reforms in a bid to drive growth.The revisions will take effect from the next fiscal year starting in April....

 2016-12-08 10:51 

South China Morning Post

How Israel is courting tourists from India and China... +

When Bollywood star and Indian fashion icon Sonam Kapoor appeared on the cover of the June-July issue of Harper’s Bazaar Bride, India, she did so wearing a sheer pink confection and a radiant smile. Behind her sprawled the Old City of Jerusalem. It ...

 2016-12-08 10:44 

NHK

Japan's current account in black for 28th month... +

Japanese officials have released the latest current account data. The balance stayed in the black for a 28th consecutive month in October....

 2016-12-08 10:43 

NHK

SDF rescues apparent pilot of crashed US fighter... +

Japan's Self-Defense Force has rescued a person who appears to be the pilot of a US Marine Corps fighter jet. The aircraft crashed off southwestern Japan on Wednesday night....

 2016-12-08 10:43 

NHK

Honda building 6th factory in China... +

Japan's Honda Motor is betting on the world's largest auto market to deliver big results for years to come. The firm has begun work on its 6th factory in China....

 2016-12-08 10:41 

NHK

Japan city prays for peace on anniversary... +

People in a northern Japanese city where a coded telegraph message was sent out 75 years ago ordering the attack on Pearl Harbor gathered on Thursday to pray for world peace....

 2016-12-08 10:40 

NHK

Park impeachment vote on Friday... +

The South Korean parliament is set to vote on Friday on the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye over a scandal involving her long-time friend and over the 2014 Sewol ferry disaster....

 2016-12-08 10:36 

Korea Joongang Daily

North Korean diplomat says Pyongyang will take its cue from Trump administration... +

A top North Korean diplomat is reported to have told her American counterparts at a meeting in Switzerland that the North will refrain from provocations....

 2016-12-08 10:23 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Philippines Duterte says no plot to unseat vice-president Leni Robredo... +

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday vowed to retain the country’s vice president until her term ends, just days after she resigned from the cabinet, complaining of a “plot to steal” her position. Vice-President Leni Robredo ...

 2016-12-08 10:20 

The Asahi Shimbun

South Korea introduces bill to impeach Park; vote due Friday:The Asahi Shimbun... +

SEOUL--South Korea's parliament introduced a bill on Thursday to impeach President Park Geun-hye, se...

 2016-12-08 10:18 

The Mainichi

Gov't prepares to extend paid child care leave to 2 years 2016 12 8... +

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has informally decided to extend paid child care leave to a maximum of two years, up from the current 18 months....

 2016-12-08 10:15 

Central News Agency

Taiwan shares soar to close above 9,300 points... +

Taipei, Dec. 8 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan moved sharply higher to close above the 9,300 point mark on Thursday as buying was sparked by all-time highs posted by the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 index on Wall Street overnight, dealers said....

 2016-12-08 10:15 

Central News Agency

Cabinet approves draft bill to preserve indigenous languages... +

Taipei, Dec. 8 (CNA) Taiwan's Cabinet on Wednesday approved a draft act that was put forward by the Council of Indigenous Peoples (CIP) to preserve and revive endangered languages of the country's aboriginal peoples....

 2016-12-08 10:15 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Lost and found: Japan track dementia sufferers by tagging their fingers and toes with barcodes... +

A Japanese city has introduced a novel way to keep track of senior citizens with dementia who are prone to getting lost – tagging their fingers and toes with scannable barcodes. A company in Iruma, north of Tokyo, developed tiny nail stickers, each ...

 2016-12-08 10:15 

The Asahi Shimbun

Michael Jordan wins China court ruling after long trademark case:The Asahi Shimbun... +

BEIJING--China's highest court on Thursday ruled in favor of American basketball legend Michael Jord...

 2016-12-08 10:14 

The Mainichi

'PPAP' named No. 2 YouTube video of the year... +

The smash-hit ...

 2016-12-08 10:13 

Taiwan Today

Local organizations boost agricultural ties with SE Asia... +
 2016-12-08 10:08 

South China Morning Post

Song Lin, former chairman of China Resources, is formally charged with corruption... +

The former chairman of state-owned conglomerate China Resources has been formally indicted in Guangzhou on suspicion of corruption and taking bribes, state media reported on Thursday. Song Lin, one of the most senior Hong Kong-based executives at a state-...

 2016-12-08 10:00 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kong power suppliers could cut electricity charges next year, environmentalist says... +

There could be a 1 to 2 per cent cut in electricity charges in the coming year despite the recent uptick in international fuel prices, an environmental group has forecast. The city’s two power companies reduced tariffs this year by about 1 per cent...

 2016-12-08 09:49 

NHK

Top court rejects SDF night flight ban at Atsugi... +

Japan's top court has rejected a lower court order that the state suspend nighttime flights of Self-Defense Force aircraft from a base south of Tokyo....

 2016-12-08 09:36 

Korea Joongang Daily

Choi skips assembly's hearing, claims to be ill... +

The National Assembly held the third day of special hearings into an unprecedented abuse of power scandal involving the president and her friend Choi Soon-si....

 2016-12-08 09:35 

The Asahi Shimbun

Torture Is ‘Common Practice’ in Sri Lanka, U.N. Panel Finds:The Asahi Shimbun... +
 2016-12-08 09:32 

The Asahi Shimbun

Muslim Separatist Militants in Thailand Kill 6 Civilians:The Asahi Shimbun... +
 2016-12-08 09:25 

Yonhap News

Incheon Utd. sign ex-Swedish league midfielder... +

South Korean football club Incheon United said Thursday they have signed former Swedish league midfielder Moon Seon-min to boost their offense next season....

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