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 2018-12-07 21:07 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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French police clash with ‘yellow vest’ protesters on Champs Elysees...

PARIS (Reuters) — French riot police fired tear gas canisters at "yellow vest" protesters in central Paris on Saturday at the start of a planned demonstration against the high cost of living under President Emmanuel Macron....

 2018-12-07 20:58 

China Post

New NASA lander captures 1st sounds of Martian wind...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's new Mars lander has captured the first sounds of the Martian wind. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory released audio clips of the alien wind Friday. The low-frequency rumblings were collected by the InSight lander d...

 2018-12-07 20:56 

China Post

McConnell blocks sentencing bill, upsetting Grassley, GOP...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's reluctance to hold a vote on a popular criminal justice bill has angered top Republican senators and created an unusual rift with a longtime GOP ally, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa. Grassl...

 2018-12-07 20:55 

China Post

The Latest: Candidate would back new election if fraud shown...

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a probe into voting irregularities in an unresolved North Carolina congressional race (all times local):3:30 p.m.The Republican candidate in an unresolved North Carolina congressional race says he would back a new ...

 2018-12-07 20:54 

China Post

'Dumb' and 'lazy': Trump responds to Tillerson criticism...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is responding to criticism from his former secretary of state Rex Tillerson by calling Tillerson...

 2018-12-07 20:53 

China Post

Italian lawmakers give deficit-busting budget 1st approval...

ROME (AP) — Italian lawmakers have given their first approval to the populist government's deficit-busting spending plan for 2019.The lower Chamber of Deputies on Friday night OK'd the proposal, put to a confidence vote to help close bickeri...

 2018-12-07 20:51 

China Post

Effort to weaken governor stirs separation-of-powers debate...

MILWAUKEE (AP) — If Democrats sue to prevent Republicans from diluting the powers of Wisconsin's new governor and attorney general, the lawsuits will probably center on one question: Are lawmakers usurping authority that belongs to the executive...

 2018-12-07 20:50 

China Post

Column: NFL's Walter Payton Award means so much to nominees...

Winning any of the AP's individual NFL awards, from MVP to top rookie, means plenty to players.Being nominated for, no less winning, the Walter Payton Man of the Year award means more.Don't minimize how proud a guy is when he's voted one of th...

 2018-12-07 20:49 

China Post

No. 7 Tennessee gets 2nd chance vs elite foe in Gonzaga...

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee wants to capitalize on a second chance to beat an elite opponent as the Volunteers adapt to the higher expectations accompanying their Top 10 ranking.The seventh-ranked Vols (6-1) let a golden opportunity slip away ...

 2018-12-07 20:47 

China Post

Jets OL Harrison's post-football path will include mystery...

Jonotthan Harrison's career path after football will include lots of mystery.The New York Jets center has his sights set on helping solve murders as a larger-than-life homicide detective....

 2018-12-07 20:46 

China Post

Army-Navy rivalry features Trump tossing coin at 119th game...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A general's pep talk about actual life-and-death battles emerged as a driving force this season for the Army football team.In the Army, the general said, you win or you die.Far more consequential than bragging rights on the f...

 2018-12-07 20:45 

China Post

2 newcomers set to play for Denver on Sunday...

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos didn't bring cornerback Jamar Taylor and wide receiver Andre Holmes on board this week just to fill in at practice....

 2018-12-07 20:38 

South China Morning Post

US stocks plunge on growth concern, US-China trade tension...

US stocks plunged, with technology shares again bearing the worst of the selling amid US-China trade tensions and as the latest batch of economic data added to concern that growth has peaked.The S&P 500 is on course for a weekly decline of 4.6 per cent, w...

 2018-12-07 20:37 

Ecns.cn

No device found at CNN's New York offices after bomb threat...

New York police found no explosive devices in the U.S. broadcaster CNN's offices after the building was evacuated due to a bomb threat Thursday night....

 2018-12-07 20:05 

China Post

US consumer borrowing climbed 7.73% in Oct. from a year ago...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans boosted their borrowing by 7.73% in October from a year ago, the largest increase in nearly a year as consumer spending has helped fuel U.S. economic growth. The Federal Reserve says consumer borrowing rose by a seasonall...

 2018-12-07 20:03 

China Post

'Fresh Prince' star Reid focuses on a creative life...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Daphne Maxwell Reid, who played Aunt Vivian in "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," says she stays ready for what comes her way. That includes a role in the streaming miniseries "Jacqueline and Jilly," photography, fashi...

 2018-12-07 20:02 

China Post

Bowles mum on Jets starter, but all signs point to Darnold...

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Todd Bowles says the New York Jets' starting quarterback against the Buffalo Bills is still to be determined. All signs indicate it will be rookie Sam Darnold under center after he was a full participant at practice all...

 2018-12-07 20:01 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Yellow fever: cure needed, say Asian victims of sex prejudice...

Last year, Anh Ngo, an American of Vietnamese descent from Texas, decided to install the popular dating application Tinder. It was summer, so why not have some fun? But, as time passed and her number of matches increased, the app proved to be quite the op...

 2018-12-07 20:00 

China Post

Polish political leader rejects converting to euro currency...

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The leader of Poland's ruling party has spoken out against having Poland convert to using the European Union's shared currency, the euro. Jaroslaw Kaczynski suggested that as the Poles aspire to western European living ...

 2018-12-07 19:58 

Nikkei Asian Review

Japan-EU trade pact clears hurdle on road to Feb. 1 start...

TOKYO -- Japan's parliament approved an economic partnership agreement with the European Union early Saturday, keeping the pact to create on...

 2018-12-07 19:58 

Nikkei Asian Review

Japan's Diet passes foreign worker bill...

TOKYO -- Japan's parliament enacted a bill early Saturday morning that will bring in more foreign workers to help ease the nation's labor shortage, op...

 2018-12-07 19:58 

Nikkei Asian Review

Cisco tells employees to avoid China travel, then backtracks...

HONG KONG -- U.S. network equipment maker Cisco Systems warned its employees not to travel to China but then withdrew the ban, suggesting anxiety...

 2018-12-07 19:58 

Nikkei Asian Review

SoftBank's service crash rattles investors ahead of IPO...

TOKYO -- SoftBank's mobile service breakdown Thursday, which disconnected millions of subscribers in Japan for more than four hours, is ...

 2018-12-07 19:53 

China Post

Indiana man pleads guilty to 1988 killing of 8-year-old girl...

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man has pleaded guilty to the 1988 abduction, rape and killing of an 8-year-old Fort Wayne girl.John D. Miller, of Grabill, pleaded guilty Friday to murder and child molestation charges in long-unsolved killing of ...

 2018-12-07 19:51 

China Post

Spaniard convicted for 5 killings arrested in Brazil...

SAO PAULO (AP) — A Spanish man convicted for the 1977 killing of five people in a Madrid trade union office has been taken into custody in Brazil's biggest city, police said Friday.The head of the Federal Police in Sao Paulo, Disney Rosseti, sai...

 2018-12-07 19:50 

Ecns.cn

Two Saudi satellites launched from NW China...

Long March-2D rocket carrying two Saudi satellites was launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 12:12 p.m. BJT on September 7, 2018....

 2018-12-07 19:48 

China Post

The Latest: Family lawyer confirms viewing shooting video...

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal police shooting at a shopping mall on Thanksgiving (all times local):1:40 p.m.Attorneys for relatives of a black man who was shot and killed by police who mistook him for a suspect in a shooting at an Al...

 2018-12-07 19:47 

China Post

The Latest: Trump to name Milley new Joint Chiefs chairman...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the succession of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (all times local):2:45 p.m.U.S. officials say President Donald Trump will nominate Army chief Gen. Mark Milley as his next top military adviser.Milley would ...

 2018-12-07 19:45 

China Post

UConn coach returns to NJ for game honoring 9/11 victims...

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn basketball coach Dan Hurley was teaching high school history at St. Benedict's in Newark, New Jersey on Sept. 11, 2001, when he looked out the window and saw smoke rising from the World Trade Center across the Hudson R...

 2018-12-07 19:37 

NHK

US jobs growth misses expectations...

US employment growth in November fell short of market expectations, but the jobless rate remained at a nearly 5-decade low....

 2018-12-07 19:35 

NHK

Indians in Tokyo view NHK specials...

Indian people living in Tokyo have enjoyed watching a special series of NHK World programs on their home country....

 2018-12-07 19:35 

NHK

Japan's Diet enacts foreign workers bill...

Japan's ruling coalition has pushed a controversial bill through the Diet... with just a few days left before the current session ends. It will allow more foreign workers into the country....

 2018-12-07 19:31 

Ecns.cn

The 'largest' private Christmas theme park lights up Brazilian city...

Christmas lights illuminate the Spiritual Center Sacred Sky in Sorocaba in southeastern Brazil. According to the park's director Luciano Dini, it is the largest private Christmas decoration in the world....

 2018-12-07 19:18 

Ecns.cn

Ministry approves 5G trial frequency...

The three major Chinese telecom operators have obtained license approval for a 5G test frequency, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology....

 2018-12-07 19:05 

South China Morning Post

Huawei executive Sabrina Meng Wanzhou fraudulently represented company to skirt US and EU sanctions on Iran, court hears...

Sabrina Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies, misrepresented the company in order to get around US and EU sanctions on Iran, a packed courtroom in Vancouver, Canada, heard on Friday.Meng, a daug...

 2018-12-07 19:01 

China Post

The Latest: Trump outlines federal resources to fight crime...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's address to the national conference on crime prevention, Project Safe Neighborhoods. (all times local): 1:55 p.m. President Donald Trump is telling a law enforcement conference in Mis...

 2018-12-07 19:00 

China Post

Nats GM says Corbin signing 'independent' of Harper pursuit...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Patrick Corbin put on his No. 46 Washington Nationals jersey as rotation-mates Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg looked on from the front row at the news conference to introduce the lefty starter with the million, six-year contrac...

 2018-12-07 18:58 

Nikkei Asian Review

Xi urges North Korea to work with US for peace...

BEIJING -- Chinese President Xi Jinping called on Pyongyang and Washington to work together to advance the peace process on the Korean Peninsula in a...

 2018-12-07 18:57 

South China Morning Post

Germany's Angela Merkel to be succeeded by long-time ally Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer...

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, a long-time ally of Angela Merkel, won a tight run-off vote on Friday to succeed the chancellor as the head of Germany's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU).Of the 999 votes cast at a party conference in Hamburg, 517 or ...

 2018-12-07 18:54 

Ecns.cn

China launches two satellites for Saudi Arabia...

China launched two satellites for Saudi Arabia on a Long March-2D rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 12:12 p.m. Friday....

 2018-12-07 18:53 

Ecns.cn

Salary guideline up 7% in 2018...

The enterprise salary guideline went up more than 7 percent in about 20 provinces and regions all over China in 2018, Ecns.cn reported on Friday....

 2018-12-07 18:53 

Ecns.cn

Expert: 2019 to see 5G commercialization...

An expert predicted that 5G commercialization is expected to be realized in 2019, with large-scale 5G application being completed in two to three more years, the People's Daily Overseas Edition reported....

 2018-12-07 18:53 

Ecns.cn

Alibaba boosting sales with offline discounts...

One month after pampering online bargain hunters via the Singles Day shopping gala, e-commerce giant Alibaba Group is now providing customers with a wide array of offline discounts through its newly-formed local services entity....

 2018-12-07 18:53 

Ecns.cn

Alibaba to build new logistics hub in Belgium...

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has announced a plan to build a logistics hub in Belgium, as part of wider plans to facilitate trade and connectivity....

 2018-12-07 18:53 

Ecns.cn

China Mobile ready for advance...

The company has already played a significant role in the finalization of the first phase of global 5G standards, which kicked off the home stretch toward commercial 5G services....

 2018-12-07 18:53 

Ecns.cn

Beijing has China's most voracious readers...

Beijing ranks first in terms of the amount of residents' reading among all cities in China this year, the municipal government announced in data released on Thursday....

 2018-12-07 18:53 

Ecns.cn

Beijing exhibition commemorates ink art pioneer Li Kuchan...

Li, who grew up in a period when his country suffered poverty and chaos, focused on eagles in his creations to encourage the people to stand up against all the difficulties and fight for national independence....

 2018-12-07 18:53 

Ecns.cn

Engine maker CFM plans China cooperation...

Aero-engine manufacturer CFM International, which supplies the domestically manufactured C919 aircraft, said it is bullish on the Chinese market's growth potential, and hopes to have more cooperation with Chinese suppliers.Currently, more than 20 perc...

 2018-12-07 18:52 

China Post

A Jena 6 defendant finds purpose back in the courtroom...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Most new lawyers advocating for those in jail don't know what life behind bars is actually like. But Theo Shaw knows. He has gone from walking shackled through the halls of a Louisiana jail to walking across the stage at his l...

 2018-12-07 18:51 

China Post

The Latest: Survivors mark 77th anniversary of Pearl Harbor...

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the 77th anniversary remembrance ceremony at Pearl Harbor (all times local):8:05 a.m.Less than two dozen survivors of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor are gathering to remember the thousands lost 77 years...

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