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 2020-11-27 13:56 

Japan Times

COVID-19 vaccine rush in China raises fears of booming black market...

Chinese vaccine-makers have also yet to release any public data on the efficacy of their shots, making it difficult to tell how successful their efforts ......

 2020-11-27 13:54 

The Mainichi

Ethiopian PM rejects Tigray conflict talks in AU meeting...
 2020-11-27 13:54 

The Mainichi

Indian police agree to allow protesting farmers into capital...
 2020-11-27 13:54 

The Mainichi

Thailand, Philippines sign for AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine...
 2020-11-27 13:41 

South China Morning Post

Indonesian trans woman celebrity Millen Cyrus moved to private jail cell after outrage...

Indonesian police have moved a female transgender Instagram celebrity, Millen Cyrus, to a special cell following public outrage over her initial placement in a male detention cell after she was arrested as a suspect in a drug case."As for her status o...

 2020-11-27 13:34 

The Asahi Shimbun

Suga vows ‘all means’ to stop virus (but won’t end Go To plan) : The Asahi Shimbun...

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga weighed in on the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in various parts of Jap...

 2020-11-27 13:29 

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: infection fears among Hong Kong's well-heeled as cases emerge in private clubs...

Hong Kong's fourth wave of Covid-19 infections has spilled into the city's private club scene as well as upmarket haunts, after an explosion in cases from a dance cluster involving studios and related premises frequented by the well-heeled.The Hon...

 2020-11-27 13:23 

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: pay deductions for Hong Kong medical workers who joined strike, but no further action by hospital chiefs...

Public hospital chiefs in Hong Kong will deduct the wages of around 7,000 employees who joined a five-day coronavirus-related strike in February, but have decided against any other disciplinary action.The strike, which took place when Covid-19 cases first...

 2020-11-27 13:23 

China Post

For Big Tech, Biden brings a new era but no ease....

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama-Biden administration was a charmed era for America's tech companies — a moment when they were lionized as innovators, hailed as job creators and largely left alone.Now Joe Biden is coming back, this time as pres...

 2020-11-27 13:22 

China Post

Biden's win hides a dire warning for Democrats in rural U.S....

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrats once dominated Koochiching County in the blue-collar Iron Range of northern Minnesota. But in this month's presidential election, President Donald Trump won it with 60% of the vote.That's not because voters ...

 2020-11-27 13:22 

China Post

Former NBA lottery pick saw wave of Nigerian players coming...

Fifteen years after Ike Diogu was a first-round NBA draft pick, Nigerians are setting records.Diogu was the lone Nigerian-American among a group of international players selected back in 2005. This year, a whole starting five and then some could be built ...

 2020-11-27 13:22 

China Post

Iran shuts gov't offices, tightening virus restrictions...

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Friday announced that all government offices will effectively close and operate with only essential staff, further tightening coronavirus measures as the country struggles to contain its most widespread wave of infection ...

 2020-11-27 13:22 

China Post

France, UN to host new Lebanon aid conference amid deadlock...

PARIS (AP) — France and the U.N. will host a new conference next week about aid to Beirut after its devastating port explosion in August, amid political deadlock and a worsening economic crisis in Lebanon, the French presidency said Friday.Thousands...

 2020-11-27 13:16 

The Asahi Shimbun

Tokyo reports 570 COVID-19 cases in a day, a new record high : The Asahi Shimbun...

Tokyo confirmed 570 new COVID-19 cases on Nov. 27, marking its highest daily total yet by exceedin...

 2020-11-27 13:16 

Central News Agency

Committee proposes two options for raising NHI premiums - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) The governing committee of Taiwan's National Health Insurance (NHI) program on Friday submitted two proposals to the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) to raise premiums from the current 4.69 percent to 4.97 percent or 5.47-5....

 2020-11-27 13:13 

Ecns.cn

Manzhouli coronavirus cases likely imported...

The coronavirus clusters that have sprung up in communities in Manzhouli in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, have been identified as being triggered by imported infection based on the latest research on the virus' origins....

 2020-11-27 13:12 

China Post

A new doc peeks inside the USPS's Operation Santa program...

Filmmaker Dana Nachman wanted to make a documentary about the United States Postal Service's Operation Santa program for years, but it never seemed like the right time. Then in 2018 she got up some courage and decided to cold email the USPS press offi...

 2020-11-27 13:08 

Japan Times

A soaring monument to beauty in China is stirring passions. Mostly anger....

To officials, the statue of Yang Asha, a goddess of beauty, serves as a tribute to the rich culture of the local people. To many ......

 2020-11-27 13:05 

NHK

S.Korea: N.Korea told diplomats not to provoke US...

South Korea's intelligence agency says North Korea is taking a cautious stance toward the United States in the wake of the presidential election. The agency also says Pyongyang ordered overseas diplomatic missions to refrain from doing anything that c...

 2020-11-27 13:03 

NHK

Suga wants Osaka, Sapporo out of 'Go To Travel'...

Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide says the government will ask travelers from the coronavirus-hit cities of Sapporo and Osaka not to participate in its...

 2020-11-27 13:00 

South China Morning Post

Donald Trump's mooted China sanctions to throw spanner in the works of C919 passenger jet plans, sources say...

China's plans to roll out the home-grown C919 passenger jet next year could be severely disrupted if the Trump administration restricts US companies from doing business with the state-owned conglomerate developing the plane due to its links with the C...

 2020-11-27 13:00 

Ecns.cn

China calls on India to safeguard border peace and stability with sincerity...

China expects India to safeguard peace and stability along the border between the two countries with a sincere attitude and through positive actions, a Chinese military spokesperson said Thursday....

 2020-11-27 13:00 

Ecns.cn

China firmly opposes military contacts between U.S., Taiwan...

China firmly opposes any form of official exchanges and military contacts between the United States and Taiwan, a Chinese military spokesperson said on Thursday....

 2020-11-27 13:00 

Ecns.cn

China calls for healthy, stable military ties with U.S....

China expects the United States to work with China in maintaining the healthy and stable development of the military-to-military relationship between the two countries....

 2020-11-27 13:00 

Ecns.cn

HKSAR chief executive briefs international community on policy address...

Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam Thursday met with more than 80 members from the Consular Corps and the International Business Committee....

 2020-11-27 13:00 

Ecns.cn

China ready to expand exchanges, cooperation with South Korea: Wang Yi...

China is ready to work together with South Korea to further expand all-round exchanges and cooperation and push the bilateral relations to a higher level....

 2020-11-27 12:59 

Japan Times

Japan's Diet debates proposed law on referendums to change Constitution...

The bill was submitted mainly by the ruling bloc and Nippon Ishin in June 2018, but has been carried over since due to concern among ......

 2020-11-27 12:56 

Central News Agency

210,000 families covered under new respite care rules - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) About 210,000 families could benefit from a change in the rules governing applications for government subsidized respite care services when hired migrant caregivers take leave, the Ministry of Health and Welfare said Friday....

 2020-11-27 12:51 

Ecns.cn

China has over 700,000 5G base stations: official...

China had launched more than 700,000 5G base stations, with over 180 million terminal connections, as of October this year, an official said Thursday....

 2020-11-27 12:51 

Ecns.cn

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 60 mln: WHO...

Also severely affected were Russia (2,187,990 confirmed cases), France (2,131,376), Spain (1,605,066), the United Kingdom (1,557,011), Italy (1,480,874), Argentina (1,381,795) and Colombia (1,262,494)....

 2020-11-27 12:51 

Ecns.cn

Trump says will leave White House if Electoral College votes for Biden...

U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday he would leave the White House if the Electoral College votes for Biden, claiming that the electors would make "a mistake" by doing so, and that it's "very hard" for him to concede defeat....

 2020-11-27 12:48 

South China Morning Post

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Coronavirus: suspected North Korean hackers pose as recruiters to target vaccine firm AstraZeneca...

Suspected North Korean hackers have tried to break into the systems of British drug maker AstraZeneca in recent weeks, two people with knowledge of the matter said, as the company races to deploy its vaccine for the Covid-19.The hackers posed as recruiter...

 2020-11-27 12:41 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai takes rival newspaper to court over 'inflammatory' article...

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying has taken a rival newspaper to court over an "inflammatory4; article that claimed he was prepared to flee the city and abscond from criminal proceedings.The 71-year-old Apple Daily founder has accused Ta K...

 2020-11-27 12:35 

South China Morning Post

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar, assailed for backing Muhyiddin's budget bill, goes on defensive...

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on Friday released a strenuous defence of his parliamentary support for Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's 2021 federal budget, in response to criticism from Malaysians who expected his Pakatan Harapan coalitio...

 2020-11-27 12:35 

The Asahi Shimbun

Philippines secures 2.6 million doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine : The Asahi Shimbun...

MANILA--The Philippines will get 2.6 million shots of a potential COVID-19 vaccine developed by Astr...

 2020-11-27 12:30 

The Asahi Shimbun

S. Korea agency says N. Korea executed people, shut Pyongyang : The Asahi Shimbun...

SEOUL--North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered at least two people executed, banned fishing at s...

 2020-11-27 12:28 

The Asahi Shimbun

Xi visit on hold, probably until 2022 when key anniversary held : The Asahi Shimbun...

A recent visit by Foreign Minister Wang Yi angered conservative ruling party lawmakers and left unr...

 2020-11-27 12:25 

The Asahi Shimbun

2nd round of antibody testing to be expanded nationally : The Asahi Shimbun...

The government plans a second round of antibody testing for past infections of the novel coronavirus...

 2020-11-27 12:23 

Japan Times

Investors and impacts drive businesses in Asia to take climate risks seriously...

After years of pressure from mostly European investors, Asian companies are pulling ahead of their North American counterparts when it comes to climate risk reporting....

 2020-11-27 12:23 

China Post

Thailand signs supply deals for AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine...

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand on Friday signed a deal to procure 26 million doses of the trial coronavirus vaccine developed by pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca in collaboration with Oxford University. It is expected to be delivered in mid-2021.The doses w...

 2020-11-27 12:23 

China Post

Veteran music producer Lu Hsiao-tung dies of heart attack at age 63...

Taiwanese music producer Lu Hsiao-tung, 63, reportedly died of a heart attack on Thursday morning at Taipei's cemetery....

 2020-11-27 12:23 

The Asahi Shimbun

Schools in Japan won’t be asked to shut again under new virus alert : The Asahi Shimbun...

No call to close all schools in Japan will be issued even if another state of emergency is declared...

 2020-11-27 12:22 

China Post

Keep cool: Germany preps vaccine drive as COVID cases hit 1M...

TUTTLINGEN, Germany (AP) — Hulking gray boxes are rolling off the production line at a factory in the southern town of Tuttlingen, ready to be shipped to the front in the next phase of Germany's battle against the coronavirus as it became the la...

 2020-11-27 12:22 

China Post

Relax in Taipei's 'autumn-exclusive' #Instaworthy spots...
 2020-11-27 12:22 

China Post

US agency investigating Tesla front suspension failures...

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's road safety agency is investigating complaints that suspensions can fail on nearly 115,000 Tesla electric vehicles.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has 43 complaints that linkages ne...

 2020-11-27 12:17 

Central News Agency

Taiwanese diplomatic personnel in U.S., Guatemala get COVID-19 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) Two Taiwanese foreign service personnel, one at Taiwan's representative office in New York and the other at the country's embassy in Guatemala, recently tested positive for COVID-19, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) sai...

 2020-11-27 12:13 

NHK

Court rules against Okinawa in landfill lawsuit...

Okinawa Prefecture has suffered a setback in its legal battle with Japan's central government. A district court has rejected a lawsuit filed by the prefecture over a landfill project to build a new US military facility....

 2020-11-27 12:12 

Nikkei Asian Review

Thailand latest: Protesters stage 'rehearsal to fight against a coup'...

Thailand's government is facing a sustained protest campaign that has brought thousands of people, mostly young, out on the streets to demand the resi...

 2020-11-27 12:12 

Nikkei Asian Review

COVID third wave forces Japan's PM to forgo January snap election...

TOKYO -- Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is expected to forgo calling an early election for Japan's lower house of parliament as the country faces...

 2020-11-27 12:12 

Nikkei Asian Review

India hit by recession as GDP shrinks 7.5% in July-September...

NEW DELHI -- India's economy shrank 7.5% on the year in the July-September quarter, the country's statistics agency said on Friday, pushing the w...

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