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 2017-09-19 06:55 

The Asahi Shimbun

Rohingya Muslims being wiped off Myanmar’s map:The Asahi Shimbun... +

YANGON--For generations, Rohingya Muslims have called Myanmar home. Now, in what appears to be a sys...

 2017-09-19 06:54 

The Mainichi

Rooney gets road ban after pleading guilty to drunk driving... +

STOCKPORT, England (AP) -- Former England captain Wayne Rooney pleaded guilty to drunk driving on Monday, leading to a court imposing a two-year driving ban and ordering him to perform 100 hours of unpaid community work....

 2017-09-19 06:53 

NHK

Honda to invest over $250 mil. in US plant... +

Japan's Honda Motor has announced a plan to invest 267 million dollars in its factory in the United States. This comes in response to US President Donald Trump's calls on automakers to make investments in his country....

 2017-09-19 06:52 

Yonhap News

S. Korea inks MOU with AfDB on 2018 annual meeting in Busan... +

The South Korean government said Monday that it signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the African Development Bank (AfDB) on preparations for the institutions' annual meeting to be held in a city of Busan next year....

 2017-09-19 06:52 

Yonhap News

KAERI promotes SMART reactors at IAEA meeting ... +

The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) said Tuesday that it promoted its SMART reactor for export to third countries at the ongoing assembly of the international nuclear watchdog in Vienna....

 2017-09-19 06:50 

NHK

Advanced drones shown at trade fair in Israel... +

A large drone that looks like a car and can transport heavy supplies for disaster relief is drawing attention at a trade fair in Israel....

 2017-09-19 06:48 

Yonhap News

S. Korea's top diplomat seeks bilateral meetings with major countries at U.N. gathering... +

South Korea's top diplomat is pushing to have bilateral talks with major countries, including the United States and Japan, on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly this week, the foreign ministry said Tuesday....

 2017-09-19 06:45 

The Mainichi

Lady Gaga postpones European leg of world tour... +

LONDON (AP) -- Lady Gaga has postponed her world tour's European leg until next year because of ongoing health problems, the tour's promoter said Monday....

 2017-09-19 06:45 

The Asahi Shimbun

Dollar hovers near 8-week high vs yen as U.S. yields extend rise:The Asahi Shimbun... +

The dollar hovered near an eight-week high against the yen on Tuesday, supported as U.S. Treasury yi...

 2017-09-19 06:43 

South China Morning Post

China calls for talks to halt vicious cycle in North Korean nuclear crisis... +

The vicious cycle facing the Korean peninsula is deepening and a resumption of peaceful dialogue is crucial to resolve the crisis, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi has warned. Wang made the remarks in talks with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov...

 2017-09-19 06:42 

Yonhap News

KOSPI 200 Closing Price List-5... +
 2017-09-19 06:41 

Yonhap News

KOSPI 200 Closing Price List-4... +
 2017-09-19 06:41 

Yonhap News

KOSPI 200 Closing Price List-3... +
 2017-09-19 06:41 

Yonhap News

KOSPI 200 Closing Price List-1... +

Tuesday's closing prices (KRW) of KOSPI 200 stocks traded on the main Korea Stock Exchange....

 2017-09-19 06:38 

The Mainichi

De Niro: Help rebuild Barbuda paradise destroyed by Irma... +

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Two-time Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro came to the United Nations on Monday to appeal to all countries and organizations to help rebuild the devastated Caribbean island of Barbuda and ensure that ...

 2017-09-19 06:38 

NHK

US helping countries implement N.Korea sanctions... +

The United States is helping the Philippines and Vietnam to strengthen their maritime surveillance capabilities in an effort to steadily implement UN Security Council sanctions on North Korea....

 2017-09-19 06:36 

The Mainichi

Cat 5 Hurricane Maria threatens storm-battered Caribbean... +

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Hurricane Maria intensified into a potentially catastrophic Category 5 storm Monday as it surged toward islands in the eastern Caribbean, and forecasters warned it might become even stronger....

 2017-09-19 06:36 

Yonhap News

Performing arts festival to promote cultural tourism next week... +

A performing arts festival will begin at a popular university district in Seoul next week, organizers said Tuesday, with the event aimed at vitalizing the region as a cultural attraction....

 2017-09-19 06:34 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Hyundai launches all-new subcompact in China amid THAAD woes... +

South Korea's Hyundai Motor Co. has launched an all-new subcompact in China to help revive local sales hit hard by ongoing political tension between the two countries, the company said Tuesday....

 2017-09-19 06:32 

Yonhap News

KOSPI 2,416.05 DN 2.16 points (close)... +
 2017-09-19 06:31 

Yonhap News

KOSDAQ 674.48 DN 1.39 points (close)... +
 2017-09-19 06:31 

Yonhap News

Dollar ends at 1,131.3 won UP from 1,126.6 won... +
 2017-09-19 06:30 

Japan Times

Japans womens colleges grapple with transgender factor... +

It was at the end of 2015 when an all-girl junior high school affiliated with Japan Women’s University received an inquiry from a mother of ......

 2017-09-19 06:29 

South China Morning Post

Tunisia postpones first municipal polls since Arab Spring, in blow to nascent democracy... +

Tunisia’s electoral commission on Monday indefinitely postponed the first municipal elections since a 2011 uprising that toppled long-time dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, in a blow to the fledgling democracy. The commission announced the postponem...

 2017-09-19 06:27 

Central News Agency

Taiwan bags 1 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze at OMC Hairworld... +

Paris, Sept. 18 (CNA) Taiwan hairstylists clinched one gold, two silver and two bronze medals at the OMC Hairworld 2017 World Cup held in Paris on Sunday and Monday....

 2017-09-19 06:26 

The Mainichi

Soccer: Espanyol beats Celta Vigo 2-1 to snap winless La Liga streak... +

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Espanyol scored twice in the first half then held on to defeat Celta Vigo 2-1 for its first win in the Spanish league on Monday....

 2017-09-19 06:22 

Central News Agency

DPP denies intervening in Cambodian politics... +

Taipei, Sept. 19 (CNA) The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Tuesday said it has no intention to intervene in Cambodia's domestic affairs after a Cambodian news agency recently accused DPP members of plotting a regime change with the country's...

 2017-09-19 06:22 

Yonhap News

S. Korea holds first meeting on N.K. human rights under Moon's gov't... +

South Korea on Tuesday held an interagency meeting to discuss North Korea's dismal human rights situation for the first time since the Moon Jae-in administration took office in May, government officials said....

 2017-09-19 06:16 

The Mainichi

UN says 1 Tanzanian peacekeeper killed in Congo, 1 injured... +

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- The United Nations mission in Congo says a peacekeeper has been killed amid fighting in Beni territory in the country's North Kivu province....

 2017-09-19 06:15 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

80-year old Thai primary student aims high... +

By Methee Muangkaew Grandma Khlong is setting a fine example for others – that learning is not limited by age – and at 80 years-old has her eyes set on first completing her primary schooling and, eventually, maybe even getting a degree. &rdq...

 2017-09-19 06:14 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) F-22s, F-35s to join Seoul air show: ministry... +

The U.S. plans to send F-22 Raptor and F-35A Lightning II stealth fighter jets to the Seoul air show to be held next month, South Korea's defense ministry said Tuesday....

 2017-09-19 06:13 

South China Morning Post

British cyclist smashes 29,000km around the world record in under 79 days... +

A British cyclist set a new world record Monday by travelling around the globe in 79 days – beating the fictional exploits of Phileas Fogg by a day. Scottish adventurer Mark Beaumont rode into Paris 78 days, 14 hours and 14 minutes after he set off ...

 2017-09-19 06:12 

The Mainichi

Golf: Leishman wins BMW Championship and sets sight on $10 million... +

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Marc Leishman put the finishing touches on his best year in golf and already was looking ahead to make it even better....

 2017-09-19 06:11 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) Presidential office issues warning against defense minister over 'inappropriate' remarks... +

The presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said Tuesday it has issued a ...

 2017-09-19 06:10 

South China Morning Post

Chinese woman admits stealing cash given at cousins wedding... +

A woman from eastern China has confessed to taking 10,000 yuan (US$1,520) given as gifts at her cousin’s wedding banquet, according to a newspaper report. The woman took the cash in red envelopes given to the bride while attending the event in Yings...

 2017-09-19 06:06 

The Mainichi

3-time Olympic cyclist Sarah Hammer retires from riding... +

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Three-time Olympian Sarah Hammer, one of the most decorated track cyclists in U.S. history, is retiring after a prolific career spanning more than two decades....

 2017-09-19 06:02 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Myanmars Rohingya crisis: 3 key issues in Suu Kyis most important speech ever... +

Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday condemned all “human rights violations” that may have occurred in the counter insurgency campaign that has forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee their homes for nei...

 2017-09-19 06:01 

NHK

Arrest of Japanese man in China confirmed... +

The Japanese Foreign Ministry has confirmed that Chinese authorities have arrested a Japanese man on suspicion of espionage....

 2017-09-19 06:00 

Yonhap News

Conference set to help financial industry respond to uncertain times ... +

South Korea's Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) said Tuesday that it will host a conference this week to debate how best the financial industry can cope with challenges in uncertain times....

 2017-09-19 05:59 

Nikkei Asian Review

Hong Kong stocks slip from 27-month high ... +

HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong stocks fell from a 27-month high on Tuesday morning, with property developers among the notable decliners amid...

 2017-09-19 05:57 

South China Morning Post

German far-right populists ramp up the rhetoric as Merkels party slumps, days before election... +

Germany’s right-wing populist AfD party ramped up attacks Monday against immigration and Islam as its poll ratings jumped in the final stretch of election campaigning, while Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party dipped. The Muslim religion “d...

 2017-09-19 05:55 

The Mainichi

Qatar agrees to buy 24 Typhoon jets from Britain... +

LONDON (AP) -- Britain says Qatar has agreed to buy 24 Typhoon fighter jets manufactured by the U.K's BAE Systems....

 2017-09-19 05:54 

Japan Times

Lions dominate from start, cruise past Giants... +

So far, so good for Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions. Eli Manning and the New York Giants are heading in the opposite direction.Stafford threw ......

 2017-09-19 05:53 

The Mainichi

Ford and Mahindra Group looking to team up... +

DETROIT (AP) -- Ford and India's Mahindra Group will cooperate in a new agreement to advance electric and connected vehicle technology, among other things....

 2017-09-19 05:50 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Unification ministry apologizes for officials' irregularities... +

South Korea's unification ministry on Tuesday apologized to the public after one of its officials was accused of selling personal information about North Korean defectors for money....

 2017-09-19 05:46 

The Mainichi

Trudeau: Canada could stop dealing with Boeing over dispute... +

TORONTO (AP) -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday his government could stop doing business with Boeing if the U.S. company doesn't drop a trade complaint against Canadian plane maker Bombardier....

 2017-09-19 05:44 

Japan Times

At U.N., nations opposed to Assad reject Syria reconstruction without process for political transition... +

The United States, Britain and other countries opposed to Syrian President Bashar Assad will not support the reconstruction of the country until there is a ......

 2017-09-19 05:44 

Yonhap News

Army chiefs of S. Korea, U.S., Japan discuss N. Korea... +

The top army officers of South Korea, the United States and Japan exchanged their views on North Korea on Tuesday at a meeting held on the sidelines of the 10th Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference (PACC), South Korea's Army said....

 2017-09-19 05:44 

The Mainichi

No. of foreign part-timers at convenience stores rising... +

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The number of foreign part-time workers employed at Japan's three major convenience store chain operators has reached about 44,000 in August, several times higher than 10 years ago, amid the labor shortage in the country, data showed ...

 2017-09-19 05:43 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Ha ha ha, call the police, idiots: Junius Ho hits back over calls to mercilessly kill Hong Kong activists... +

Pro-Beijing lawmaker Junius Ho Kwan-yiu has leapt to his own defence over calls to have pro-independence for Hong Kong activists “killed mercilessly” and challenged his critics to call the police on him. However, speaking before an Executive C...

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