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 2021-06-14 12:02 

Nikkei Asian Review

Suu Kyi trial heads to witness examination phase...

BANGKOK/YANGON -- Prosecutors on Monday began examining witnesses in the trial of Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi at a special court set...

 2021-06-14 11:31 

NHK

Japan to boost cross-border CO2 reduction scheme...

Japan is to accelerate the use of a CO2 reduction scheme operated in cooperation with other countries as part of its drive to lower greenhouse gas emissions. The government intends to set a new emissions-reduction target by ramping up the program....

 2021-06-14 11:15 

China Post

Eriksen's teammates to 'play for Christian' at Euro 2020...

COPENHAGEN (AP) — Christian Eriksen had a simple message for his Denmark teammates when he spoke to them from the hospital for the first time following his collapse at the European Championship. "He told us to look forward, and to look forward t...

 2021-06-14 11:14 

China Post

NATO nations ready to jointly respond to attacks in space...

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO leaders on Monday will expand the use of their all for one, one for all, collective defense clause to include attacks in space, the military organization's top civilian official said. Article 5 of NATO's founding treaty ...

 2021-06-14 11:14 

China Post

The Latest: UK: NATO doesn't see China as rival like Russia...

The Latest on the NATO summit taking place in Brussels: BRUSSELS — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says NATO leaders do not see China as an adversary in the same way that the military organization views Russia, but that they must come to terms ...

 2021-06-14 11:14 

China Post

Liz Weston: Should you save less for retirement?...

Gwen Merz was fresh out of college in 2014, working an information technology job she hated, when she decided early retirement was the answer. She socked away every dollar she could, saving as much as 70% of her income so that she could quit when she was ...

 2021-06-14 11:13 

China Post

Infections rise; England braces for new delays on reopening...

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to disappoint many people across England later Monday by saying that restrictions on social contact will remain for a few more weeks because of rising coronavirus infections due to the d...

 2021-06-14 11:11 

NHK

Bankruptcies in Japan due to pandemic hit 1,600...

A total of 1,600 companies in Japan have gone bankrupt since February of last year due to the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-06-14 11:08 

Korea Joongang Daily

Exports to China suffered during pandemic, survey says...

More than three-fourths of Korean exporters to China have suffered damage from the coronavirus pandemic, a poll showed Monday....

 2021-06-14 11:08 

Korea Joongang Daily

Hyundai Motor and Kia suspend operations in the U.S....

Hyundai Motor, Korea's biggest carmaker by sales, said Monday it will suspend operations at its U.S. plant for three weeks due to lack of semiconductors and routine maintenance....

 2021-06-14 11:08 

Korea Joongang Daily

In this spaghetti western, pasta sauce beats soy sauce...

The Korean diet is changing quickly, with foods commonly considered western slowly crowding out Korean standards at the table, a trend that appeared to accelerate this year, retailers have noticed....

 2021-06-14 11:08 

Korea Joongang Daily

Safety first...

A delivery worker wears a helmet while riding an electric scooter in Seoul on Monday. According to an amendment to the Road Traffic Act, electric scooter riders who don't wear a helmet will be subject to a fine of 20,000 won ($18)....

 2021-06-14 11:07 

Korea Joongang Daily

Quarantine exemptions do not exempt Britain or India, either...

While the government announced that people vaccinated abroad will no longer have to undergo 14-day quarantines from July, concerns are growing as Britain and India, where the highly contagious Delta variant from India is quickly spreading, have ......

 2021-06-14 11:07 

Korea Joongang Daily

DSME wins $1billion FPSO order from Petrobras...

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) said Monday that it has signed a 1.1 trillion won ($1 billion) deal to build a hull of an offshore facility....

 2021-06-14 11:07 

Korea Joongang Daily

New PPP chairman is truly free-wheeling...

Newly-elected People Power Party (PPP) Chairman Lee Jun-seok's commute by bicycle on Sunday attracted praise for the young politician's use of an environmentally friendly means of transport....

 2021-06-14 11:06 

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: Novavax says study in US, Mexico finds its vaccine about 90 per cent effective...

Vaccine maker Novavax on Monday said its shot was highly effective against Covid-19 and also protected against variants in a large, late-stage study in the US and Mexico.The vaccine was about 90 per cent effective overall and preliminary data showed it wa...

 2021-06-14 11:03 

Yonhap News

Moon says S. Korea will push for COVID-19 vaccine supplies if North Korea agrees...

VIENNA, June 14 (Joint Press Corps-Yonhap) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Mond......

 2021-06-14 11:01 

Yonhap News

Hyundai Oilbank plans to go public next year...

SEOUL, June 14 (Yonhap) -- Hyundai Oilbank Co., a major South Korean oil refiner under Hyu......

 2021-06-14 11:00 

South China Morning Post

China expands nuclear arms stockpile in 2021, Swedish think tank says...

China is modernising and expanding its nuclear weapons stockpile but it still has a fraction of the inventory held by the United States and Russia, according to researchers at a Sweden-based global security think tank.Releasing its 2021 yearbook on Monday...

 2021-06-14 10:45 

South China Morning Post

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Coronavirus: South Korea eases rules on K-pop concerts; Thailand struggles with 'overwhelming' vaccine demand...

Singapore authorities have detected 19 new locally-transmitted coronavirus cases, the highest since June 3, due to an increase in testing amid a phased loosening of restrictions this week.Two cases were untraceable while 17 cases were linked to earlier in...

 2021-06-14 10:43 

Yonhap News

105 administrative errors reported out of 14.79 mln vaccinations: KDCA...

SEOUL, June 14 (Yonhap) -- Health authorities on Monday said they have confirmed 105 admin......

 2021-06-14 10:15 

China Post

8 hurt as vehicle crashes guard rail at Texas race track...

FABENS, Texas (AP) — Eight people were injured Sunday night after a vehicle plowed into a crowd at a mud racing event in Texas. The El Paso County Sheriff's Department said in a statement that at 6:35 p.m., a vehicle left the mud track and crash...

 2021-06-14 10:14 

The Mainichi

Israel's new government gets to work after Netanyahu ouster...
 2021-06-14 10:14 

The Mainichi

Ousted Myanmar leader on trial; critics say charges bogus...
 2021-06-14 10:14 

The Mainichi

Japan PM Suga's Cabinet to face no-confidence motion on Tuesday 2021/6/14...
 2021-06-14 10:14 

The Mainichi

Toshiba board chair admits governance issues over gov't collusion...
 2021-06-14 10:14 

The Mainichi

Luxurious former restaurant in north Japan still elegant 84 yrs after rebuild 2021/6/14...
 2021-06-14 10:14 

The Mainichi

China denounces G-7 for interfering with its internal affairs...
 2021-06-14 10:14 

The Mainichi

One meal a day: Int'l student in Japan struggles with poverty amid job shortages...
 2021-06-14 10:14 

China Post

Ferrari enters luxury fashion, targeting uninitiated youth...

MARANELLO, Italy (AP) — Ferrari V12 production cars were suspended over the factory floor Sunday night as the 74-year-old luxury carmaker launched a new era as a lifestyles brand, with a runway show unveiling its first ready-to-wear collection targe...

 2021-06-14 10:13 

China Post

Operator says China nuclear plant facing 'performance issue'...

HONG KONG (AP) — The French joint operator of a Chinese nuclear plant near Hong Kong said Monday it is dealing with a "performance issue" but is currently operating within safety limits, following a report of a potential radioactive leak. Th...

 2021-06-14 10:13 

China Post

Novavax: Large study finds COVID-19 shot about 90% effective...

Vaccine maker Novavax said Monday its shot was highly effective against COVID-19 and also protected against variants in a large, late-stage study in the U.S. and Mexico. The vaccine was about 90% effective overall and preliminary data showed it was safe, ...

 2021-06-14 10:13 

Korea Joongang Daily

Hyundai Department Store Group celebrates its 50th...

Hyundai Department Store Group is celebrating its 50th anniversary, establishing new goals for its future development....

 2021-06-14 10:12 

Korea Joongang Daily

SK Inc.'s Yposkesi doubles factory space in Genopole...

Yposkesi, SK Pharmteco's bio subsidiary in France, will invest 58 million euros ($70 million) to build a second factory in Genopole, France....

 2021-06-14 10:12 

Korea Joongang Daily

Meta meeting...

SK Telecom's head of metaverse Jeon Jin-soo (left) and Vive Studios CEO Kim Se-kyu pose after signing a a strategic partnership around immersive content on Monday. SK Telecom has also acquired part of Vive Studios. [YONHAP]...

 2021-06-14 10:12 

Korea Joongang Daily

Bitcoin's back!...

Bitcoin prices have been rising again after Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Sunday said the company will resume bitcoin transactions once it confirms there is reasonable clean energy usage by miners....

 2021-06-14 10:11 

Korea Joongang Daily

DP meets LoL...

Former Democratic Party (DP) Chairman Lee Nak-yon plays League of Legends on stage at LoL Park, Jongno, central Seoul. LoL Park is where the nation's most popular domestic esports competition, League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK), takes place....

 2021-06-14 10:11 

Korea Joongang Daily

'Connection'...

Boy group members of UP10TION, which debuted in 2015, pose for a photo during an online showcase introducing its second regular album "Connection" on Monday....

 2021-06-14 10:11 

Korea Joongang Daily

Yoon Seok-youl opens office in apparent move toward presidential bid...

In a move interpreted by many as a step toward preparing his yet-unannounced presidential candidacy, former Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl will open a communications office in Yeouido, western Seoul, in the heart of Korea's political process....

 2021-06-14 10:11 

Korea Joongang Daily

52-hour workweek exemptions requested for small companies...

Major business lobbying groups called on the government on Monday to delay the introduction of the 52-hour workweek for small and medium-sized companies for one year, arguing that the companies aren't ready to comply with the rule....

 2021-06-14 10:11 

Korea Joongang Daily

Naver, Kakao ramp up rivalry in Southeast Asian webtoon market...

Naver and Kakao's rivalry in the Southeast Asian Webtoon market is heating up, with both companies claiming they dominate the market....

 2021-06-14 10:11 

Korea Joongang Daily

KDB says SsangYong's turnaround plan may not cut it...

The Korea Development Bank (KDB), the main creditor of beleaguered SsangYong Motor, questioned whether its latest turnaround plan is good enough to attract a buyer....

 2021-06-14 10:10 

Nikkei Asian Review

Nippon Yusen to order 12 LNG-fueled car transporters for $912m...

TOKYO -- Japan's maritime shipper Nippon Yusen will invest over 100 billion yen ($912 million) in 12 new vehicle transporters fueled by liqu...

 2021-06-14 10:10 

South China Morning Post

China accuses G7 leaders of 'small circle' power politics after rebuke of Beijing...

Beijing has lashed out at G7 leaders for what it described as "small circle" power politics after they called for a new investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic and urged China to respect human rights and freedoms in Xinjiang and...

 2021-06-14 10:07 

Japan Times

Lionel Messi admits to worrying about contracting COVID-19...

Argentina striker Lionel Messi confessed on Sunday that he worries about contracting COVID-19. Messi admitted his fears a day before he kicks off another Copa ......

 2021-06-14 10:04 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) Moon says S. Korea to push for vaccine cooperation with N. Korea, if Pyongyang agrees...
 2021-06-14 10:03 

NHK

India sees situation improve...

India is easing coronavirus lockdowns after seeing cases drop steadily. The country recorded some 70,000 new coronavirus infections on Monday -- the lowest figure since the end of March....

 2021-06-14 10:03 

NHK

Suga Cabinet disapproval rate highest since launch...

An NHK opinion poll shows that 45 percent of respondents do not support Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide's Cabinet. That's the highest disapproval rating since he took office last September....

 2021-06-14 09:59 

Central News Agency

President welcomes G7 mention of Taiwan Strait - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 14 (CNA) Taiwan's president and Presidential Office welcomed the latest G7 communique, which, for the first time in the group's history, called for the peaceful resolution of cross-Taiwan Strait issues....

 2021-06-14 09:55 

South China Morning Post

Malaysian court rejects Najib Razak's bid to halt bankruptcy order over unpaid US$420m tax bill...

Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak on Monday faltered in his bid to get a high court to halt bankruptcy proceedings against him for failing to pay a tax bill totalling 1.74 billion ringgit (US$420 million).Kuala Lumpur High Court Judge Ahmad Bach...

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