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 2018-01-15 16:46 

KBS World

Moon: Confusion Among Ministries on Cryptocurrency Policies Not Desirable...

[Economy] : President Moon Jae-in has remarked on the apparent confusion displayed among government agencies ......

 2018-01-15 16:44 

Korea Herald

GM denies making conditional investment proposal to Korea...

GM Korea on Tuesday denied local reports that Barry Engle, president of General Motors International, had purposed an in...

 2018-01-15 16:40 

KBS World

KOSDAQ Surpasses 900 Mark...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) on Tuesday rose 18-point-01 points, or ......

 2018-01-15 16:40 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Why 'milkshake duck' is the word of the year for an Australian dictionary...

Milkshake duck a term born in the twittersphere that describes an overnight social media sensation whose viral support rapidly dissolves with closer scrutiny was chosen Monday as an Australian dictionary's word of 2017.Macquarie Dictionary, the defini...

 2018-01-15 16:38 

Nikkei Asian Review

Posco's Indonesian unit turns profit for the first time...

SEOUL -- Posco's joint venture in Indonesia achieved its first operating profit after four years of operations, the South Korean steel giant said Mond...

 2018-01-15 16:36 

Korea Herald

Suzy to release EP 'Faces of Love'...

Suzy has lately been pursuing acting roles in drama series, but she is ready to shine as a singer once again with her ne...

 2018-01-15 16:31 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Chen Shui-bian visits Lee Teng-hui in historic meeting...

Following years of detachment, former president Chen Shui-bian () yesterday met with former president Lee Teng-hui () to celebrate Lee's 96th birthday....

 2018-01-15 16:31 

Taipei Times

Barca rally to end Anoeta hoodoo...

Barcelona have broken their curse at the Anoeta....

 2018-01-15 16:31 

Taipei Times

Morgan Stanley among banks for Xiaomi's IPO...

Xiaomi Corp () has selected Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs Group Inc among international banks for its planned initial public offering (IPO), a person with direct knowledge of the matter said....

 2018-01-15 16:30 

Taipei Times

What made the US great? Migrants from 'shithole' countries...

The time and place were grim. The country's population had doubled in a century and tillable land for farming was becoming scarce. Then came a three-year cycle of heavy rains and drought that drove many from their land, hungry, to seek new economic op...

 2018-01-15 16:30 

Taipei Times

France could set high price for its UK border deal...

France expects Britain to agree to take more asylum seekers and pay more for border security in order to maintain a frontier on the French side of the English Channel, a French government official said....

 2018-01-15 16:30 

Taipei Times

Baghdad suicide bombings kill 38...

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi yesterday called for the elimination of extremist "sleeper cells" after a twin suicide bombing killed 38 people in Baghdad in the second such attack in three days....

 2018-01-15 16:30 

Taipei Times

British lawmakers to study unwanted sexual attention...

A committee of British lawmakers yesterday was to launch an inquiry into sexual harassment of women and girls in public places such as streets, public transport, shops, bars and clubs....

 2018-01-15 16:30 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Airport planning holiday measures...

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport has begun planning contingency measures as it prepares to welcome hundreds of thousands of travelers over the Lunar New Year holiday....

 2018-01-15 16:30 

Taipei Times

Coco goes bananas as Americans exit Aussie Open...

Coco Vandeweghe's petulant standoff over a shortage of bananas yesterday was the low point on a horror day for the US at the Australian Open as a procession of American players skidded out of the season's first Grand Slam in the first round....

 2018-01-15 16:30 

Taipei Times

Moody's lauds tightening of FX reserve requirements...

Taiwan's tightened foreign-exchange reserve requirements are "credit positive" for local insurers, Moody's Investors Service said yesterday....

 2018-01-15 16:30 

Taipei Times

Pros and cons of irrigation groups' status change aired...

More than 4,000 members of irrigation associations and 151 academics have backed a proposal to convert the associations into government bodies, the Council of Agriculture (COA) said yesterday....

 2018-01-15 16:30 

Taipei Times

Ref Chapron kicks Nantes defender, then sends him off...

Call it referee rage....

 2018-01-15 16:30 

Taipei Times

Lavrov lashes out at US at annual press conference...

Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov yesterday attacked the US in an annual press conference, accusing Washington of issuing ultimatums and failing to recognize "the reality of the emerging multipolar world."...

 2018-01-15 16:29 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Academics urge laws to stop infiltration...

Academics have urged President Tsai Ing-wen's () government to follow other countries' examples, preventing Chinese infiltration and establishing a self-defense mechanism for the nation's democracy as soon as possible....

 2018-01-15 16:29 

Taipei Times

Taiwan Paiho reports record-high net profit...

Taiwan Paiho Ltd (), one of the nation's leading shoelace and elastic tape manufacturers, yesterday reported a record-high net profit of NT$1.61 billion (US$54.5 million) for last year, thanks to robust demand for its high-margin products....

 2018-01-15 16:29 

Taipei Times

Vikings' last-play 61-yard touchdown stuns Saints...

Case Keenum on Sunday connected with Stefon Diggs on a desperation game-winning 61-yard touchdown pass on the final play, giving the Minnesota Vikings a dramatic 29-24 playoff victory over the New Orleans Saints....

 2018-01-15 16:29 

Taipei Times

Softbank soars after saying it mulls mobile unit IPO...

Softbank Group Corp shares rose in Tokyo trading after the company said it is considering an initial public offering (IPO) for its mobile phone unit....

 2018-01-15 16:29 

Taipei Times

Demand for PCs rises for the first time in six years...

Demand for PCs rose over the holiday season for the first time in six years, buoyed by commercial upgrades and pockets of improving consumer demand....

 2018-01-15 16:29 

Taipei Times

Myanmar says camp for returnees ready next week...

A top Burmese official yesterday said that a camp to house Rohingya Muslim and Hindu refugees who return from Bangladesh would be ready by its promised deadline next week....

 2018-01-15 16:29 

Taipei Times

Chunghwa Post rolls out electric fleet for carriers...

Chunghwa Post () is planning to spend NT$650 million (US$22 million) over the next six years to replace its fleet of motorcycles with electric scooters....

 2018-01-15 16:29 

Taipei Times

Tanker's sinking raises ecological fears...

The sinking of an Iranian tanker off China could severely damage marine life, environmental experts said yesterday, as state media reported an oil spill covering up to 129km2 at the scene....

 2018-01-15 16:29 

Taipei Times

Trump denies as accusations linger...

US President Donald Trump on Sunday was still defending himself against accusations that he is racist, after he was alleged to have made disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations in a meeting on Thursday....

 2018-01-15 16:29 

Taipei Times

EDITORIAL: Chiang cannot redeem the KMT...

Over the past week, the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) held a series of events to commemorate the 30th anniversary of former president Chiang Ching-kuo's () death....

 2018-01-15 16:28 

Taipei Times

The answer to what people live by...

There have recently been a number of heartbreaking news stories, including incidents of university students wounding others or harming themselves, as well as the sudden fatal heart attack of Huang Pu-wen (), the 54-year-old founder of the Show Ba homeware...

 2018-01-15 16:28 

Taipei Times

N Korean orchestra to perform for Games...

North Korea has agreed to send an orchestra of 140 members to perform during the Winter Olympics in South Korea next month, the South Korean government said yesterday....

 2018-01-15 16:28 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Mail lost in shipwreck, redress draws ire...

More than 1,100 pieces of mail and packages were lost on Wednesday last week when the Chia Ming cargo ship sunk, Chunghwa Post said yesterday, adding that it would compensate the senders based on package weight if they did not declare the value of contain...

 2018-01-15 16:28 

Taipei Times

Abbas says US out as sole mediator in peace talks...

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday said that he would only accept a broad, internationally backed panel to broker any peace talks with Israel, but did not rule out a US role in such a panel....

 2018-01-15 16:28 

Taipei Times

Manchego blocking EU-Mexico deal...

One is a revered sheep's milk cheese, as Spanish as acorn-fed pigs, a famously insane knight errant or the napkin-strewn floor of a tapas bar. The other is a mild cow's milk cheese, sometimes bulked out with vegetable oil, that is sold cheaply in ...

 2018-01-15 16:28 

Taipei Times

Push to change team name for Olympics...

Pro-independence groups yesterday renewed their call for a referendum to rename the national sports team from "Chinese Taipei" to "Taiwan" when participating in the Tokyo Olympics in 2020....

 2018-01-15 16:28 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Lawmakers, unions push for air quality controls in schools...

The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) should include primary and secondary schools in its indoor air quality regulations, as children are more vulnerable to airborne pollutants, the National Federation of Education Unions and lawmakers said ye...

 2018-01-15 16:28 

KBS World

Xi Urges Continuing Momentum of Easing Tensions on Peninsula...

[International] : Chinese President Xi Jinping held phone talks with U.S. President Donald Trump and urged joint ......

 2018-01-15 16:28 

Taipei Times

TSMC sales to fall in Q1: US firm...

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC, ), the world's largest contract chipmaker, is likely to see a 6 to 8 percent sequential decline in sales in the first quarter of this year amid a slow season, a US-based brokerage said yesterday....

 2018-01-15 16:28 

Taipei Times

Top of Australian dictionary's list is 'milkshake duck'...

Finally, justice for milkshake duck....

 2018-01-15 16:28 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Retired teacher cycles, volunteers through six nations...

A Taiwanese retiree who is cycling his way through six South and Southeast Asian countries has won the hearts of locals along the way through his volunteer work....

 2018-01-15 16:28 

Taipei Times

New Cambodian opposition group indicates division...

Signs of division emerged yesterday among opponents of long-serving Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, after prominent exiles said they had founded a new movement following a ban on the main opposition party....

 2018-01-15 16:28 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Retiring caretaker to part with elephant...

Kaohsiung's Shoushan Zoo has said that long-time elephant caretaker Chang Yung-hsing () is to retire next year and part with an African elephant named A-li () that he has cared for over the past 39 years....

 2018-01-15 16:28 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Nail and eyelash salon complaints on the rise, majority over unfair refunds...

Consumer disputes at nail and eyelash salons have been increasing over the past two years, with most complaints regarding unfair refund policies, the Consumer Protection Committee said yesterday....

 2018-01-15 16:27 

Taipei Times

Chinese yuan to be included in currency reserves, Bundesbank board member says...

The German central bank has decided to include the Chinese yuan in its reserves, in a further boost to the international status of the currency....

 2018-01-15 16:27 

Taipei Times

Floor at Jakarta exchange collapses, at least 75 hurt...

At least 75 people were injured yesterday when a mezzanine floor at Indonesia's stock exchange building collapsed into the lobby, with victims carried out of the debris-filled building on stretchers, police said....

 2018-01-15 16:27 

Taipei Times

US tax bill might trigger reshuffle: Ernst & Young...

A US tax bill that was passed late last month might trigger a global supply chain reshuffle as it could encourage US firms to shift manufacturing facilities from Asia or elsewhere to Mexico to enjoy lower tax rates on exports, Ernst & Young Taiwan said ye...

 2018-01-15 16:27 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Taipei gives suggestions for labor act application...

The Taipei Department of Labor yesterday proposed suggestions for implementing the newly amended Labor Standards Act () in a bid to better protect labor rights....

 2018-01-15 16:27 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

'Grandpa Liao' spreads learning across Jhongliao...

People visiting Nantou County's Jhongliao Township () might be surprised to see many elementary-school children practicing their English language skills with an older man who they call "Grandpa Liao."...

 2018-01-15 16:27 

Taipei Times

Chiang's memory is not worth dwelling on...

Many members of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) have commemorated the 30th anniversary of former president Chiang Ching-kuo's () death, and they want to use Chiang to promote unity within the KMT and raise public support for the party....

 2018-01-15 16:27 

Taipei Times

US moving ships, bombers toward S Korea...

The US is beefing up its presence around the Korean Peninsula ahead of next month's Winter Olympics by deploying stealth bombers, at least one extra aircraft carrier and a new amphibious assault ship to the region....

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