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 2018-12-16 13:01 

Central News Agency

Taiwan culls nearly 7,000 chickens following bird flu case...

Taipei, Dec. 16 (CNA) Animal quarantine authorities in Taiwan slaughtered nearly 7,000 chickens at a poultry farm in Changhua County Sunday after an outbreak of a subtype of highly pathogenic H5N2 influenza virus was confirmed a day earlier, the first bir...

 2018-12-16 12:55 

China Post

[ Taiwan ]

Nearly 2 million women not in labor force for family reasons...

TAIPEI (CNA) Amid a looming manpower shortage in Taiwan due to a rapidly aging population, nearly 2 million women are not in the labor force for family reasons, according to a recent report from this year's manpower utilization survey. The Directorate...

 2018-12-16 12:55 

The Mainichi

40% disapprove, 37% support PM Abe; 55% negative over foreign worker bill: Mainichi poll...
 2018-12-16 12:46 

China Post

Nations at climate talks back universal emissions rules...

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Nearly 200 countries at the U.N. climate talks have agreed upon universal, transparent rules on how nations can cut greenhouse gas emissions and curb global warming, putting the principles of the 2015 Paris climate accord int...

 2018-12-16 12:45 

China Post

Yellow vest protesters still block French traffic circles...

PARIS (AP) — Yellow vest protesters are occupying dozens of traffic roundabouts in France, even as their movement for economic justice appears to be losing momentum on the fifth straight weekend of demonstrations.Some protesters remained Sunday desp...

 2018-12-16 12:43 

South China Morning Post

Germany targeting China in new rules about foreign takeovers, media report says...

Germany plans to toughen rules on non-EU share purchases and acquisitions of its strategic companies, a report said on Sunday, amid growing disquiet about takeovers by Chinese firms.Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet plans to approve the law change on...

 2018-12-16 12:42 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Former Hong Kong undersecretary for home affairs Florence Hui remembered as a good daughter, mother, wife, worker and devoted public servant at memorial service...

Friends, family, acquaintances and Hong Kong government officials past and present paid their last respects to former home affairs undersecretary Florence Hui Hiu-fai at a memorial service on Sunday.Hui was understood to have been battling breast cancer. ...

 2018-12-16 12:24 

South China Morning Post

China's anti-corruption campaign snares 1,689 in Guangdong in 2018...

Senior civil servants and high ranking members of the Communist Party were among the 1,689 people arrested in south China's Guangdong province this year on suspicion of gang-related crimes, according to the official newspaper of the anti-corruption wa...

 2018-12-16 12:02 

NHK

Sri Lanka's sacked PM reinstated...

Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena has reinstated a pro-India prime minister, whose sudden dismissal threw the country into turmoil for 2 months....

 2018-12-16 12:01 

NHK

Children make New Year decorations in Shizuoka...

Parents and children have made New Year decorations known as...

 2018-12-16 12:01 

Korea Joongang Daily

Celltrion's Herzuma approved by U.S. FDA...

Celltrion's breast cancer treatment Herzuma has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to start sales in the country, the bio company said Sunday.Herzuma....

 2018-12-16 12:01 

Korea Joongang Daily

Samsung's shares drop below 40,000 won level...

Shares in mighty Samsung Electronics fell into the 30,000-won range for the first time since a share split in May. Samsung shares closed at 38,950 won ($34.38) Friday, down 2.63....

 2018-12-16 12:01 

Korea Joongang Daily

Lee Nak-yon leaves on 3-nation Africa trip...

Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon left for Algeria Sunday on a three-nation African trip that will also take him to Tunisia and Morocco on a mission to strengthen economic cooperation with....

 2018-12-16 12:01 

Central News Agency

Migrant workers protest over illegal brokerage fees...

Taipei, Dec. 16 (CNA) Several dozen migrant workers in Taiwan staged a protest Sunday demanding that the Ministry of Labor (MOL) clamp down on brokers who illegally charge workers recruitment fees to get new contracts....

 2018-12-16 12:01 

Korea Joongang Daily

Otto Warmbier's father speaks on North abduction issue...

Members of Otto Warmbier's family made a visit to Japan to address the human rights situation in North Korea. Warmbier was a University of Virginia student when detained in North....

 2018-12-16 12:01 

Korea Joongang Daily

70% of Koreans think economic outlook is bad...

Seven among 10 Koreans think the economic outlook for 2019 is bad, according to survey results released Sunday. Commissioned by the Korea Economic Research Institute (KERI....

 2018-12-16 12:01 

Korea Joongang Daily

Big, beautiful and ready to rule the road...

YONGIN, Gyeonggi - The new Hyundai Motor Palisade SUV boasts six USB ports, eight seats, 16 cup holders and a publicity machine that includes everyone from BTS to Beyonce's stylist....

 2018-12-16 12:00 

Korea Joongang Daily

What is blockchain anyway?...

The media frenzy that surrounded cryptocurrency over the past two years, especially in Korea, dwarfed the technology behind it - blockchain. As the cryptocurrency craze subsides....

 2018-12-16 12:00 

Korea Joongang Daily

'Vice stocks' up as booze and gambling beat slump...

As the year end nears, stock traders in Korea are focused on "vice shares." Despite recent general weakness in the market, vice shares - stocks related to guilty pleasures such as....

 2018-12-16 12:00 

Korea Joongang Daily

5 parties agree on electoral reform...

Korea's ruling and four opposition parties have reached a highly anticipated agreement to reform the country's parliamentary election system to better reflect voters' party preferences....

 2018-12-16 12:00 

Korea Joongang Daily

Inspections now eyed in worker's death...

The conveyor belt that took the life of Kim Yong-gyun, a contract worker at the Taean Thermal Power Plant, was confirmed on Sunday to have passed a safety test two months ago....

 2018-12-16 12:00 

Korea Joongang Daily

Homeplus hosts 1st beer sommelier competition...

Twenty-seven people have been awarded the auspicious title of beer sommelier by discount chain Homeplus. The discount chain's first Macmelie Contest - macmelie is a portmanteau....

 2018-12-16 12:00 

Korea Joongang Daily

Seoul court orders gov't to let Syrian refugee stay...

The Seoul Administrative Court has ordered the government to issue a Syrian asylum seeker a humanitarian stay visa after his request for official refugee status was rejected, court....

 2018-12-16 12:00 

Korea Joongang Daily

CJ head tells execs to think global...

CJ Group is aiming to make a big leap in its global business next year, with Chairman Lee Jay-hyun telling top executives that overseas expansion will decide the conglomerate's future....

 2018-12-16 12:00 

Korea Joongang Daily

KDB under fire as restructured firms show little sign of improvement...

The Korea Development Bank's (KDB) plans to rescue insolvent companies under its control face growing pressure as the state-owned bank has failed to produce meaningful results even....

 2018-12-16 12:00 

Korea Joongang Daily

Blue House accused of cover-up...

A former investigator with the Blue House special inspection bureau accused President Moon Jae-in's top aides of covering up bribery allegations against Korean Ambassador to Russia....

 2018-12-16 12:00 

The Asahi Shimbun

Foreign Minister Kono apologizes for dodging media questions:The Asahi Shimbun...

Bowing to heavy criticism for repeatedly ignoring reporters' questions, Foreign Minister Taro Kono a...

 2018-12-16 11:56 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Make Hong Kong's anticorruption laws extraterritorial to win back the confidence of the international business community, says lawmaker Kenneth Leung...

A Hong Kong opposition lawmaker has called on the government to adopt a similar approach as the United States to make the city's anticorruption laws extraterritorial so as to "win back" the confidence and respect of the international business ...

 2018-12-16 11:47 

China Post

North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death...

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Koreans are marking the seventh anniversary of the death of leader Kim Jong Il with visits to statues and vows of loyalty to his son and successor, Kim Jong Un.As snow fell Sunday, tens of thousands of people offe...

 2018-12-16 11:46 

China Post

Bomb kills 8 in Syrian town held by Turkey-backed forces...

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say a bomb blast in a northern town held by Turkish-backed opposition forces has killed at least eight people.The explosion on Sunday in Afrin is the latest in a series of attacks in areas held by Turkish troops and th...

 2018-12-16 11:45 

China Post

Hirscher dominates to take first-run lead in Alta Badia GS...

LA VILLA, Italy (AP) — Seven-time defending overall World Cup champion Marcel Hirscher dominated the first run of the Alta Badia giant slalom Sunday.The Austrian led Matts Olsson of Sweden by 0.94 seconds with Marco Odermatt of Switzerland third, 1....

 2018-12-16 11:25 

China Post

Opinion: US-China trade war isn't going away...

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - The detention of Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver is an early skirmish in what will probably be a 30- year war. It will not, mercifully, be a military conflict, or at least we should fervently hope so. But the fight between the US...

 2018-12-16 11:25 

South China Morning Post

Malaysia's Mahathir: countries have no right to recognise Jerusalem as Israeli capital...

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Sunday criticised Australia's move to recognise West Jerusalem as Israel's capital, saying countries had "no rights" to do so.Australia's move follows US President Donald Trump's decisio...

 2018-12-16 11:15 

The Asahi Shimbun

North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s death:The Asahi Shimbun...

PYONGYANG, North Korea--North Koreans are marking the anniversary of the death of leader Kim Jong Il...

 2018-12-16 11:01 

Central News Agency

VietJet Air recruits in Taiwan...

Taipei, Dec. 16 (CNA) Vietnamese low-cost carrier VietJet Air held a recruitment event in Taiwan Sunday, attracting more than 100 applicants....

 2018-12-16 11:01 

Central News Agency

Fuel prices in Taiwan to drop by NT$0.1 per liter this week...

Taipei, Dec. 16 (CNA) Domestic gasoline and diesel prices will fall by NT$0.1 (US$0.003) per liter this week following a slight drop in international crude oil prices last week, Taiwan's two major suppliers said Sunday....

 2018-12-16 11:01 

Central News Agency

No wonder drug to help Taiwan in U.S.-China trade war: minister...

Taipei, Dec. 16 (CNA) Finance Minister Su Jain-rong () has said the ongoing trade war between the United States and China will definitely hit Taiwan and that there is no wonder drug for the country that will be able to ease the pain of the impact....

 2018-12-16 11:00 

South China Morning Post

Forget Xinjiang's re-education camps, China's still a draw for Muslim tourists...

Nabil Ismailiya first tasted Xinjiang food in New York City, at the Kashgar Cafe in Brooklyn's Brighton Beach neighbourhood."The food was so good, it made me curious. I wanted to know more about Chinese Muslims," recalls the British-born food ...

 2018-12-16 11:00 

China Post

New ballot in Russian Far East after tainted vote tossed out...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russians living in the far eastern region of Primorsky Krai have voted for a new governor after previous election was tainted by fraud.The result of the region's gubernatorial election in September was annulled after a candidate re...

 2018-12-16 11:00 

The Asahi Shimbun

Ghosn allegedly rewarded friends in India, Brazil with contracts:The Asahi Shimbun...

Former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn used his influence to have the automaker select a dist...

 2018-12-16 10:56 

Nikkei Asian Review

Anti-junta rap resonates with young Thais...

BANGKOK -- A rap video critical of Thailand's military government has won over millennials and rankled the authorities, with one line declaring,...

 2018-12-16 10:55 

The Mainichi

Brexit debate needs a change of tone, Anglican bishops say...
 2018-12-16 10:55 

The Mainichi

Man City back on top of EPL; Eriksen saves Spurs...
 2018-12-16 10:55 

The Mainichi

American Football: Victim in illegal hit scandal earns double MVP honors...
 2018-12-16 10:46 

China Post

1 dead, 44 injured in Switzerland bus crash...

BERLIN (AP) — Zurich police say a tour bus on its way to Germany has crashed in Switzerland, killing one person and injuring 44 others.The dpa news agency reported Sunday that the Geneva-to-Duesseldorf bus crashed at 4:15 a.m. south of Zurich, a cit...

 2018-12-16 10:45 

China Post

Gathering in Strasbourg remembers victims of market attack...

PARIS (AP) — A memorial is being held at a square in the eastern French city of Strasbourg to remember the four people who were shot dead and the dozen who were wounded by a gunman several days ago.The gathering Sunday morning was in Kleber Square b...

 2018-12-16 10:39 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kong finance chief Paul Chan expects bumper year for tourism and pledges support for sector amid US-China trade war...

Hong Kong's top financial official says the government will work to help the tourism sector keep growing as a major part of its efforts to stabilise the economy to offset the effects of the US-China trade war.The remarks by Financial Secretary Paul Ch...

 2018-12-16 10:34 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Time for Hong Kong workers to get reasonable 5.5 per cent pay rise says union chief, as she calls out companies for not sharing the wealth...

A trade union chief has called on Hong Kong businesses to give staff a 5.5 per cent pay rise this year, and said workers had not benefited from the fruits of their own labour in the past.Carol Ng Man-yee, chairwoman of the Confederation of Trade Unions (C...

 2018-12-16 10:33 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kong's shopping malls and restaurants hoping for Christmas cheer despite the looming shadow of China-US trade war...

Hong Kong's shopping malls and food and beverage sector are embracing a cheerful Christmas but worries over the US-China trade war still linger among retailers.Sun Hung Kai Properties' general manager Fiona Chung Sau-lin is hoping for revenues of ...

 2018-12-16 10:23 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Man live streams arrest in connection with banknotes falling from the sky in Hong Kong's Sham Shui Po district...

A Hong Kong man was arrested on Sunday in connection with an incident a day earlier in which at least HK$5,000 worth of banknotes were tossed from the top of a building in the city's poorest district.The suspect was detained by police in Sham Shui Po ...

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