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 2018-01-23 01:23 

South China Morning Post

Facebook admits social media is a potential threat to democracy, as it fights to 'neutralise' risk...

Facebook acknowledged Monday that the explosion of social media poses a potential threat to democracy, pledging to tackle the problem head-on and turn its powerful platform into a force for "good."The comments from the world's biggest social n...

 2018-01-23 01:20 

Yonhap News

Raised fishery goods production hits record high amid growing popularity abroad: ministry...

South Korea's production of fishery goods raised at fish farms surpassed the 2 million-ton mark last year for the first time and is expected to hit another record this year amid growing popularity of Korean marine products abroad, the Ministry of Ocea...

 2018-01-23 01:20 

Yonhap News

S. Korea to open cultural center in Hong Kong...

South Korea's new state-run facility for promoting the country's culture will open in Hong Kong this week, the government said Tuesday....

 2018-01-23 01:19 

Yonhap News

N. Korea to mark new army founding day just before PyeongChang Olympics...

North Korea said Tuesday that it has designated Feb. 8 as the new founding anniversary of its army and will prepare...

 2018-01-23 01:14 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) S. Korean trade minister vows to file WTO petition over U.S. safeguard measures...
 2018-01-23 01:11 

Yonhap News

Korean studies, language courses expanding sharply abroad...

The number of foreign faculties and research institutes that provide Korean studies and language courses has nearly doubled in a decade, owing to the country's growing economic power, the Korean Wave and financial support, a state-financed public dipl...

 2018-01-23 01:01 

Guangming Online

Scenery of snow-covered Crescent spring and Mingsha Mountain(1)...

Tourists visit the snow-covered Crescent spring and Mingsha Mountain (Singing Sand Dune) scenic site in Dunhuang, northwest China's Gansu Province, Jan. 21, 2018....

 2018-01-23 00:59 

NHK

French committee opposes dropping World Expo bid...

The head of the committee bidding for Paris to host the 2025 World Exposition says he has not given up hope despite the French government's decision to withdraw from the race....

 2018-01-23 00:59 

NHK

NHK survey: Firms cautious about wage hike...

An NHK survey shows Japanese companies are cautious about raising wages by 3 percent, the target set by the country's largest business lobby ahead of the annual spring wage negotiations....

 2018-01-23 00:58 

Yonhap News

Cheong Wa Dae urges public to restrain from provoking N. Korea...

South Korea's presidential office Cheong Wa Dae called on the public Tuesday to show more respect to all countries that will participate in the upcoming Winter Olympic Games, including North Korea, one day after a group of conservative activists stage...

 2018-01-23 00:56 

Guangming Online

Some parts of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei embrace snowfall(1)...

Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2018 shows scenery at the Great Wall in Beijing, capital of China. Some parts of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei province embraced a snowfall from Jan. 21 to 22....

 2018-01-23 00:56 

Guangming Online

Pingtan cross-strait expressway-railway bridge under construction in SE China(1)...

The first 3,400-tonne-weight steel truss girder of the bridge, a key project of Fuzhou-Pingtan railway and Changle-Pingtan expressway, was installed successfully on Monday....

 2018-01-23 00:54 

Guangming Online

IMF raises global growth forecast due to increased growth momentum(1)...

The upward revision was announced by Maurice Obstfeld, IMF economic counsellor and director of research, at a press conference on Update of the World Economic Outlook in Davos, Switzerland....

 2018-01-23 00:51 

Guangming Online

In pics: jewellery maker in Hangzhou, China's Zhejiang(1)...

Qian Zhongshu tidies up the garden terrace of his studio in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, Jan. 22, 2018. Qian was born in 1983 in Hangzhou. As an enthusiast of traditional Chinese culture, the graduate of China Academy of Art re...

 2018-01-23 00:48 

Guangming Online

Wintersweet and plum blossom expo held in Yanling, China's Henan(1)...

A visitor views bonsais during a wintersweet and plum blossom expo in Yanling County, central China's Henan Province, Jan. 22, 2018....

 2018-01-23 00:47 

Yonhap News

'Youn's Kitchen 2' continues to grip TV viewers...

Star producer Na Young-seok's reality program...

 2018-01-23 00:43 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) LG Display net plunges in Q4 on weak panel prices, strong won...

LG Display Co., a flat panel maker, said Tuesday its net profit slipped 94.7 percent in the fourth quarter from a year earlier, largely due to weak panel prices and a strong local currency....

 2018-01-23 00:30 

Yonhap News

N. Korean athletes expected to stay in Gangneung: official...

The North Korean delegation to next month's PyeongChang Winter Olympics is expected to stay at the Gangneung Olympic Village during the games, an official from the organization committee said Tuesday....

 2018-01-23 00:30 

Yonhap News

S. Korea aims to lower suicide rate in 5 yrs...

South Korea aims to drastically lower the suicide rate in the next five years, the government said Tuesday, as the country battles with one of the biggest causes of death for the young people....

 2018-01-23 00:30 

Yonhap News

S. Korea moving to lower speed limit on urban streets...

South Korea said Tuesday it will push to lower the maximum speed limit for urban streets as part of efforts to reduce deadly vehicle accidents....

 2018-01-23 00:26 

South China Morning Post

Cuban teenager Emanuel Zayas dies after surgery to remove 4.5kg facial tumour...

A teenage boy who came to South Florida from Cuba to have a massive facial tumour removed has died days after surgery, according to news reports.Emanuel Zayas, 14, flew to Miami in late November because of the 4.5kg tumour that developed from a disorder c...

 2018-01-23 00:23 

Yonhap News

Seoul stocks open higher on U.S. gains...

South Korean shares opened higher Tuesday, tracking gains on Wall Street....

 2018-01-23 00:19 

Yonhap News

Korean-born Russian short track star not to join PyeongChang Olympics...

South Korean-born Russian short track speed skating star Victor An will not be allowed to compete at the upcoming Winter Olympic Games, sources said Tuesday, presumably due to alleged links to Russia's state-sponsored doping scandal....

 2018-01-23 00:08 

Yonhap News

Banks to issue new trading accounts for cryptocurrencies next week...

Six South Korean banks will begin issuing new trading accounts for cryptocurrencies next week by introducing a system that bans the use of anonymous accounts in cryptocurrency transactions, officials at the banks said Tuesday....

 2018-01-23 00:04 

South China Morning Post

No easy fix for spewing oil tanker off China's east coast...

Recovery teams continue to search for a way to stop an Iranian tanker from spewing oil off China's east coast as the size of the slick continues to grow, a source in Shanghai's port authority says.The spill from the Sanchi has more than trebled in...

 2018-01-23 00:04 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

No compromise in ethical code, Hong Kong Baptist university president says, as calls grow to discipline protesting students...

Hong Kong Baptist University president has asserted that while he wants to give students room to learn from their mistakes, he will not compromise in upholding ethical and behavioural codes.Roland Chin Tai-hong's comments came as calls grew for the in...

 2018-01-23 00:01 

Yonhap News

KOSDAQ 881.68 UP 8.59 points (open)...
 2018-01-23 00:01 

Yonhap News

KOSPI 2,510.35 UP 8.24 points (open)...
 2018-01-23 00:00 

Yonhap News

Dollar opens at 1,068.0 won DN from 1,070.1 won...
 2018-01-23 00:00 

Yonhap News

(PyeongChang Prospects) Mogul star Choi Jae-woo zeroes in on S. Korea's 1st ski medal...

Not since the 1960 Squaw Valley Winter Olympics -- when the country first participated in alpine events at the games -- has South Korea been this close to winning a medal in skiing....

 2018-01-22 23:57 

NHK

Congress votes to end government shutdown...

The US Congress has passed a stopgap spending bill to end a 3-day federal government shutdown....

 2018-01-22 23:56 

Yonhap News

Yonhap news advisory for Tuesday Jan. 23...

The following stories are scheduled to be covered by Yonhap News Agency. Your queries are welcome. Yonhap's English-language news desk can be reached by telephone at 82-2-398-3451 (general) and 82-2-398-3460 (economics), and by email at jjhwang@yna.co...

 2018-01-22 23:53 

Yonhap News

S. Korean inspection team set to visit N. Korean venues for joint Olympic events...

A South Korean delegation is set to travel to North Korea on Tuesday to inspect the venues where the two Koreas will hold joint cultural and sports events to celebrate the upcoming 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics....

 2018-01-22 23:47 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Tokyo digs out from heavy snow, but travel chaos remains, with thousands stuck at airport...

The Japanese capital of Tokyo on Tuesday dug out from more than 20cm of snow that had snarled traffic, trapping cars on bridges and in tunnels, and serious transport delays remained around the metropolis.The snow that began on Monday morning tapered off e...

 2018-01-22 23:43 

Yonhap News

LG Display net plunges in Q4 on weak panel prices, strong won...

LG Display Co., a flat panel maker, said Tuesday its net profit slipped 94.7 percent in the fourth quarter from a year earlier, largely due to weak panel prices and a strong local currency....

 2018-01-22 23:31 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Veteran's exit and unclear eligibility of by-election favourite forces Hong Kong pro-democracy camp to rethink strategy...

Hong Kong's pro-democracy camp is considering a major shift in strategy for the coming Legislative Council by-elections after the withdrawal of second-choice candidate and veteran Frederick Fung Kin-kee.Fung, who was a backup for the Kowloon West cons...

 2018-01-22 23:04 

Yonhap News

U.S. issues safeguard against imported washers, solar cells...

The United States on Monday issued safeguard measures on imports of large residential washing machines and solar cells, in a potential blow to South Korean manufacturers....

 2018-01-22 23:01 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Modified balcony may be one of three illegal structures in Hong Kong justice minister's posh Repulse Bay flat...

A modified balcony may be one of three suspected illegal alterations to a swanky Repulse Bay property owned by Hong Kong's embattled justice minister, according to on-site observations by the Post.Reporters paid a visit to the property on Monday and s...

 2018-01-22 23:01 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Most Hong Kong parents delay exposing children to allergenic foods which may be a wrong strategy, study finds...

Most Hong Kong parents have misconceptions about food allergies with more than 90 per cent of them preferring to delay exposing their children to allergenic foods such as peanuts and seafood, according to a latest study.Announcing their findings last week...

 2018-01-22 22:59 

NHK

Senate votes for stopgap bill...

The US Senate has passed a stopgap spending bill to end a three-day government shutdown....

 2018-01-22 22:47 

Nikkei Asian Review

As Japan plans fiscal consolidation, Abe looks for loophole...

TOKYO -- Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to use hefty supplementary budgets over the next several years to ramp up economic stimulus even as a...

 2018-01-22 22:30 

NHK

Pence's speech draws Palestinian opposition...

US Vice President Mike Pence says his country will relocate its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem by the end of 2019. But the announcement has triggered strong opposition from the Palestinians....

 2018-01-22 22:23 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) U.S. issues safeguard against imported washers, solar cells...
 2018-01-22 22:19 

South China Morning Post

US said weighing 'many billions' of US dollars in sanctions on Chinese items via accelerated probe...

The administration of US President Donald Trump is considering releasing the results of its investigation into China's alleged theft of intellectual property ahead of schedule, a move that could speed up the probe and set sanctions against Chinese pro...

 2018-01-22 22:10 

Yonhap News

(EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on Jan. 23)...

Moon takes on red tape The government has rolled up its sleeves to find a new approach to regulations that may be hampering business innovations and adoption of new technologies. In a discussion on Monday about how to cut red tape and promote innovation, ...

 2018-01-22 22:10 

Yonhap News

(EDITORIAL from Korea Times on Jan. 23)...

Closing in on ex-presidentTime to ensure rule of law to end power abuse The prosecution is required to conduct a fair and thorough investigation into allegations that Cheong Wa Dae under former conservative President Lee Myung-bak accepted funds from the ...

 2018-01-22 22:10 

Yonhap News

(EDITORIAL from Korea Herald on Jan. 23)...

Come to tableUnions should heed Moon's call for social dialogue It has often been tricky for Korea to promote social dialogue. Defiant labor groups have long stood in the way of negotiations....

 2018-01-22 22:10 

Yonhap News

Top headlines in major S. Korean newspapers...

The following are the top headlines in major South Korean newspapers on Jan. 23....

 2018-01-22 22:02 

South China Morning Post

Four cities played outsize role in Chinese economy...

Nearly an eighth of China's economic output was generated by just four cities last year, data from local authorities shows, adding fuel to the debate over the risks of relying on a handful of metropolises to drive national growth.Shanghai, Beijing, Sh...

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