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 2020-03-31 09:40 

The Mainichi

19 Japan prefectures using Line app to offer coronavirus consultations 2020/3/31...
 2020-03-31 09:40 

The Mainichi

Indonesia to ban foreigners' entry, transit over virus pandemic...
 2020-03-31 09:40 

The Mainichi

Hundreds of stranded Americans leave Nepal amid lockdown...
 2020-03-31 09:40 

The Mainichi

Editorial: New Tokyo Olympics start date offers a chance to tackle mounting problems...
 2020-03-31 09:40 

The Mainichi

Japan eyed S. Korea for former Emperor Akihito's 1st overseas visit 2020/3/31...
 2020-03-31 09:40 

The Mainichi

China's Huawei says '19 sales up 19% despite US sanctions...
 2020-03-31 09:40 

The Mainichi

Tokyo stocks end turbulent business year amid fears of city shutdown...
 2020-03-31 09:40 

The Mainichi

Baby girl, mother in southwest Japan infected with coronavirus...
 2020-03-31 09:40 

The Mainichi

Tokyo sees new single day high of 78 coronavirus infections...
 2020-03-31 09:40 

The Mainichi

Southwest Japan funeral ground zero for Ehime Pref. coronavirus cluster 2020/3/31...
 2020-03-31 09:39 

The Mainichi

US Open tennis site in NY to house temporary hospital...
 2020-03-31 09:39 

The Mainichi

US Bikini H-bomb test radiation survivors, family file lawsuit at Japan court...
 2020-03-31 09:26 

China Post

Inflation in Europe sags amid outbreak, oil price decline...

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Inflation in the 19 countries that use the euro currency sagged to 0.7% in March from 1.2% February as the virus outbreak and an oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia rippled through the economy. A key factor in the...

 2020-03-31 09:26 

China Post

| WHO finally acknowledges Taiwan can help...

( WHO ) Bruce Aylward 28 29 World Health Organization senior advisor Bruce Aylward on Saturday seemingly dodged a question referring to Taiwan's virus prevention efforts during a viral interview with a reporter, leading many to question WHO's impa...

 2020-03-31 09:26 

China Post

Taiwan reports 16 new COVID-19 cases, brings tally to 322...

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC, ) on Tuesday reported 16 new imported cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infections, bringing the total number in Taiwan to 322. Among the new confirmed cases, 14 are cl...

 2020-03-31 09:26 

China Post

| CECC reveals areas frequented by virus-infected NTNU student...

31322 The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC,) has reported a total of 322 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of today, including a student at the National Taiwan Normal University. 32220 10 The student in his twenties is case 322, and the CECC provided more ...

 2020-03-31 09:24 

The Asahi Shimbun

Abe, Suga flatly deny a state of emergency is imminent : The Asahi Shimbun...

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe complained about...

 2020-03-31 09:21 

Nikkei Asian Review

Coronavirus latest: Singapore allows shareholder meeting webcasts...

The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.Follow the latest updates.G...

 2020-03-31 09:21 

Nikkei Asian Review

From Avigan to Remdesivir, hopes run high for coronavirus drugs...

TOKYO -- As the novel coronavirus continues to spread, wreaking havoc on the global economy, drugmakers around the world are searching for treatments...

 2020-03-31 09:21 

Nikkei Asian Review

Huawei ekes out profit growth in 2019 despite US crackdown...

TAIPEI -- Huawei Technologies squeezed out a nearly 6% rise in profit in 2019 despite Washington's clampdown on China's biggest tech company, but the...

 2020-03-31 09:16 

South China Morning Post

China to include symptom-free coronavirus carriers in national figures...

China will include asymptomatic coronavirus carriers in its daily figures from Wednesday, its national health commission said on Tuesday.Officials said the new measure would help to address growing public concerns about the risks of infection with Covid-1...

 2020-03-31 09:15 

The Asahi Shimbun

EDITORIAL: Supreme Court ruling on Henoko project defies common sense : The Asahi Shimbun...

The Supreme Court ruling on the dispute between the state and the Okinawa prefectural government ove...

 2020-03-31 09:12 

Japan Times

WHO to work toward success of Tokyo Olympics, Tedros tells Abe...

The head of the World Health Organization told Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday that he wants to make preparations with Japan for the "success" ......

 2020-03-31 09:04 

Japan Times

Calls grow for Japan to declare state of emergency over coronavirus...

Calls are growing for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to declare a state of emergency to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus before it is ......

 2020-03-31 08:59 

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus-hit London's horrible history of plagues, death and disease...

As London braces for more Covid-19 cases the population confined to their homes, commerce ground to a halt, hospitals at the ready it is somewhat comforting to know London has survived far worse pandemics before, with much less medical knowledge and equip...

 2020-03-31 08:58 

NHK

Over 1,000 lose jobs in Japan due to outbreak...

A Japanese government survey shows that more than 1,000 people lost their jobs during the last two months due to the worsening business situation amid the coronavirus outbreak....

 2020-03-31 08:56 

China Post

Hundreds of stranded Americans leave Nepal amid lockdown...

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Hundreds of stranded Americans left Nepal on a repatriation flight Tuesday, days after a complete lockdown was imposed in the Himalayan nation to help fight the coronavirus. A Qatar Airways flight arranged by the U.S. governm...

 2020-03-31 08:56 

China Post

Commander: Kurdish forces end riots by IS prisoners in Syria...

BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish-led forces have successfully put down riots by Islamic State militants in a prison in northeast Syria with none of the prisoners escaping the facility, the top commander of the U.S.-backed forces said. Mazloum Abdi of the Syria...

 2020-03-31 08:56 

China Post

160 | Bloomberg praises Taiwan's success in COVID-19 containment...

2019 COVID-191609 Amid the coronavirus outbreak, 160 countries have suspended schools and 90 percent of the student population has been out of school, according to Bloomberg. The only five countries/states where schools are still open include Singapore, A...

 2020-03-31 08:56 

China Post

Ukraine approves legislation in a bid for IMF aid...

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's parliament has voted to lift the ban on the sale of farmland in a move that would allow the country to get $8 billion worth of aid from the International Monetary Fund. The bill, long pushed by economists to stimul...

 2020-03-31 08:53 

NHK

Competitions rescheduled for delayed Tokyo Games...

International sports bodies have begun rescheduling next year's competitions to make way for the Tokyo Olympics, which have been postponed for one year due to the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-03-31 08:49 

RTHK News

Hong Kong stocks close on a high...

Hong Kong stocks closed on a positive note on Tuesday, in line with a broad Asia advance and following a rally on Wall Street, while investors welcome......

 2020-03-31 08:45 

Yonhap News

In phone summit, Bulgaria requests S. Korea's virus test kits...

SEOUL, March 31 (Yonhap) -- Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov on Tuesday requested S......

 2020-03-31 08:43 

NHK

More coronavirus infections confirmed in Japan...

Japan has reported 28 more coronavirus infections as of Tuesday afternoon, bringing the total number to 2,015. It includes 14 people who returned from China's Hubei Province on chartered flights....

 2020-03-31 08:40 

RTHK News

'Close and compensate all restaurants amid Covid-19'...

The Small and Medium Restaurant Federation has urged the government to close all eateries and help them pay their rents and staff salary costs, as they struggle to implement social distancing measures due to the Covid-19 outbreak.Bars and restaurants say ...

 2020-03-31 08:36 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Coronavirus: Hong Kong retail sales in record 44 per cent decline as health crisis batters struggling sector...

Sales plummeted a record 44 per cent in February, official year-on-year figures revealed on Tuesday, as the coronavirus crisis hammered Hong Kong retailers.Consumer spending dropped for the 13th consecutive month to HK$22.7 billion (US$2.3 billion) highli...

 2020-03-31 08:31 

Guangming Online

Shopping malls reopen in Wuhan(1)...

Shopping malls reopen in WuhanPeople measures body temperature before entering...

 2020-03-31 08:28 

NHK

Worried Japanese shoppers stock up in Feb....

Retail sales in Japan improved in February as people stocked up amid rising fears about the coronavirus.It was the first gain in five months. Food and other household goods were especially in demand....

 2020-03-31 08:26 

China Post

Europe's hospitals among the best but can't handle pandemic...

LONDON (AP) — As increasing numbers of European hospitals buckle under the strain of tens of thousands of coronavirus patients, the crisis has exposed a surprising paradox: Some of the world's best health systems are remarkably ill-equipped to h...

 2020-03-31 08:26 

China Post

China's Huawei says '19 sales up 19% despite U.S. sanctions...

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei said Tuesday its sales of smartphones and other products grew by double digits last year despite U.S. sanctions but warned it now faces a "more complicated" global environment. Huawei Technologies Ltd...

 2020-03-31 08:25 

Nikkei Asian Review

Indonesia to ban all foreign arrivals as Vietnam bars gatherings...

JAKARTA -- Indonesia will ban all foreign arrivals to the country and Vietnam announced tougher social distancing measures as both Southeast Asian cou...

 2020-03-31 08:21 

RTHK News

Outbreak a major challenge for Communist Party: Xi...

President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday that controlling the coronavirus outbreak is a major challenge to the mainland's governance system and officials'......

 2020-03-31 08:20 

Yonhap News

Baseball league defends about-face on quarantining foreign players...

SEOUL, March 31 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean baseball league on Tuesday defended its choic......

 2020-03-31 08:17 

Yonhap News

BOK minutes hint at additional rate cut...

SEOUL, March 31 (Yonhap) -- The Bank of Korea (BOK) may further cut its policy rate to hel......

 2020-03-31 08:09 

Guangming Online

Visitors experience intangible cultural heritages in N China’s Hohhot(1)...

Photo taken shows visitors learn how to control puppets at the cultural center in Yuquan District of Hohhot, capital of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Mar. 27, 2020. The cultural center reopened with strict measures on epidemic preven...

 2020-03-31 08:09 

Yonhap News

S. Korean EV battery makers' market share tops 40 pct in Feb....

SEOUL, March 31 (Yonhap) -- The combined market share of South Korea's three major el......

 2020-03-31 08:08 

Yonhap News

Four-time MVP in S. Korean men's basketball announces retirement...

SEOUL, March 31 (Yonhap) -- Yang Dong-geun, the most decorated player in South Korean pro ......

 2020-03-31 08:00 

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: delivery workers keep Malaysia connected amid lockdown...

As Malaysia headed into its third week of a lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, the country's roads remained largely empty, traversed mainly by essential services staff such as police officers, paramedics and delivery people.Those working for ...

 2020-03-31 07:59 

Yonhap News

S. Korea voices regret over Japan's decision to toughen travel curbs for Korea: official...

SEOUL, March 31 (Yonhap) -- South Korea has expressed regret over Japan's decision to......

 2020-03-31 07:51 

NHK

Koike urges Abe to decide on emergency declaration...

Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko has urged Japan's prime minister to decide whether to declare a state of emergency to deal with the coronavirus pandemic....

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