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 2021-07-23 17:00 

Korea Herald

Actor-turned-director Cho Jin-woong's 'Ryuk-sa: A Teaser' invited to two North American film festivals...

Actor-turned-director Cho Jin-woong's short film "Ryuk-sa: A Teaser" has been invited to two film festivals in North America, the Fantasia Film Festival and New York Asian Film Festival, according to his agency Saram Entertainment....

 2021-07-23 16:53 

China Post

Iran's top leader says he understands protests over drought...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's Supreme Leader leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday said he understands protesters' anger over a drought in the country's southwest, as a fourth death related to ongoing demonstrations there w...

 2021-07-23 16:53 

China Post

South Africa's vaccination drive regains pace after unrest...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's COVID-19 vaccination campaign is regaining momentum after being disrupted earlier this month by a week of riots sparked by the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma, the country's acting health minist...

 2021-07-23 16:53 

China Post

EXPLAINER: Does suspension end Giuliani's career in law?...

CHICAGO (AP) — The days of practicing law for the mob-busting prosecutor turned point man for pushing Donald Trump's false claims about the 2020 election may be over. Rudy Giuliani's law license has already been suspended in his home state. ...

 2021-07-23 16:52 

China Post

Tokyo Olympics begin with muted ceremony and empty stadium...

TOKYO (AP) — Belated and beleaguered, the virus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics finally opened Friday night with cascading fireworks and made-for-TV choreography that unfolded in a near-empty stadium, a colorful but strangely subdued ceremony that set...

 2021-07-23 16:52 

China Post

Iowa man with guns at Chicago hotel 'didn't mean to startle'...

CHICAGO (AP) — An Iowa man arrested by Chicago police for having guns and ammunition in his hotel room overlooking a Lake Michigan beach told officers he "didn't mean to startle anyone" and simply forgot to remove the firearms from a bag...

 2021-07-23 16:52 

China Post

US players learning differences between Olympic hoops, NBA...

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. men's basketball team was about to start playing its final warm-up for the Tokyo Olympics a few days ago in Las Vegas, and Spain's Ricky Rubio found himself in a pregame conversation with American guard Zach LaVine. Rub...

 2021-07-23 16:52 

China Post

China, Afghanistan top Blinken agenda on India, Kuwait trip...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to India and Kuwait next week for talks on China, the coronavirus and Afghanistan, the State Department said Friday. The trip comes as the Biden administration seeks to shore up U.S. le...

 2021-07-23 16:52 

China Post

Green headlines list of shooting guards in NBA draft...

Jalen Green bypassed college to get the jump on his professional career. The next step comes in Thursday's NBA draft. Green is among the shooting guards in this year's draft and looks set to be a top-four pick. He leads a position that includes a ...

 2021-07-23 16:52 

China Post

Media picks Alabama to beat Georgia for SEC championship...

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is the favorite to repeat as Southeastern Conference champion while Georgia is the pick to win the Eastern Division in the media's annual preseason poll. In voting by media covering SEC media days released Friday,...

 2021-07-23 16:37 

Nikkei Asian Review

New Zealand suspends travel bubble with Australia over delta wave...

SYDNEY -- New Zealand will again suspend its quarantine-free travel bubble with Australia for at least eight weeks in response to the spread of the de...

 2021-07-23 16:34 

Korea Herald

[Tokyo Olympics] South Korean TV network apologizes for offensive Olympic broadcast...

A major South Korean broadcaster apologized Saturday for using offensive images and captions to describe participating countries during the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony on Friday night. Coronavirus restrictions meant a stripped back celebrat...

 2021-07-23 16:20 

Korea Herald

[Tokyo Olympics] Veteran shooter Jin Jong-oh eliminated in 10m air pistol...

South Korean shooter Jin Jong-oh's bid for a seventh Olympic medal came crashing down on Saturday in Tokyo, as he failed to make it past the qualification stage in the men's 10m air pistol event. Jin ranked 15th with 576 out of a maximum 600 point...

 2021-07-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Control Yuan issues censure of the COA over garlic prices ...

The Control Yuan on Wednesday censured the Council of Agriculture (COA) over a spike in garlic prices from July to September last year.Control Yuan member Chen Chin-jun () conducted a probe that led to the sanction, it said in a news release.The wholesale...

 2021-07-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

Hon Hai to pay 20-year-high cash dividend ...

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co () yesterday said that its shareholders had approved a proposal to distribute a cash dividend of NT$4 per common share, the highest in 20 years.The iPhone maker also said it was upbeat about its prospects for the second half ...

 2021-07-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

US committee advances bill with defense ties aspects ...

The US Senate's Armed Services Committee on Thursday voted to advance the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes provisions aimed at boosting defense cooperation with Taiwan.The act, a US$777.9 billion bill for US national...

 2021-07-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

Wild Kriske inning hands Red Sox win ...

It took most of a rainy night at Fenway Park for the Red Sox to find their offense. It took one wild inning by reliever Brooks Kriske for the Yankees to squander an opportunity to gain valuable ground on their longtime rivals.Kike Hernandez on Thursday hi...

 2021-07-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

TIER raises economic growth forecast to 5.4% ...

The Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER, ) yesterday raised its forecast for Taiwan's GDP growth this year to 5.4 percent, as exports and private investment fare stronger than expected amid an improving global economy.The revision represented ...

 2021-07-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

Pop singer Kris Wu targeted by fraud, police say ...

A man has confessed to defrauding Chinese-Canadian pop singer Kris Wu () over a teenager's accusation that he had sex with her when she was drunk, Beijing police said on Thursday.The announcement added a bizarre twist to a scandal that cost Wu endorse...

 2021-07-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

Airport echoes with sobs as Hong Kongers take flight ...

Twice a day Hong Kong's virtually deserted airport fills with the sound of tearful goodbyes as residents fearful for their future under China's increasingly authoritarian rule start a new life overseas, mostly in Britain.London flights tend to lea...

 2021-07-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

COVID-19: Ventilation key to curbing indoor infections, experts say ...

Ventilation at indoor venues is crucial to curbing the spread of COVID-19, medical experts said yesterday, as Taiwan is preparing for eased disease prevention measures.The Executive Yuan yesterday announced that a nationwide level 3 COVID-19 alert would o...

 2021-07-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

Russian archer recovers after fainting in heat ...

A Russian archer recovered after fainting in the Tokyo heat yesterday during a qualifying round at the Olympic Games as a heat wave pushed coaches and staff to huddle under trees for shade.Svetlana Gomboeva collapsed as she checked her final scores, and r...

 2021-07-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

Anti-corruption efforts neglected ...

Tuesday marked a significant, although not particularly glorious, first-decade milestone for the Agency Against Corruption (AAC). At the insistence of then-president Ma Ying-jeou (), the AAC was created as part of the Ministry of Justice on July 20, 2011,...

 2021-07-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

EDITORIAL: Taiwan has role for HK education ...

Hong Kong democracy advocate Chan Kin-man () has accepted a teaching position at National Chengchi University (NCCU) for one year starting in September, a university department head said on Monday. Chan's invitation to serve as a visiting professor re...

 2021-07-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

Retail sales post record decline of 13.3% ...

Retail sales last month plunged at the steepest pace in recorded Taiwanese history at 13.3 percent annually to NT$266.4 billion (US$9.5 billion), as consumers cut spending amid a nationwide level 3 COVID-19 alert, with restaurant and beverage sales postin...

 2021-07-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

US reports says Taiwan R&D is attractive ...

Taiwan's advanced research and development (R&D) capability and government incentives have attracted US and other foreign investment, according to the US government's Investment Climate Statements report, which was released on Wednesday.Taiwan ...

 2021-07-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

Windies-Australia match postponed due to COVID-19 ...

A positive COVID-19 test on Thursday resulted in the last-minute postponement of the second one-day international between the West Indies and Australia at the Kensington Oval, officials announced."The second ODI between West Indies and Australia has b...

 2021-07-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

COVID-19: Ministry touts guidelines for funerals and temples ...

The Ministry of the Interior yesterday announced guidelines for funerals, and visits to temples and national parks, to take effect after a nationwide COVID-19 alert is downgraded to level 2 on Tuesday next week.People paying their respects to a deceased p...

 2021-07-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

COVID-19 curbs cause garbage surge ...

Taiwan has become inundated with waste after a surge of COVID-19 cases in May prompted movement curbs that led to a spike in online shopping and food deliveries, threatening to set back efforts to reduce the consumption of single-use plastic.Lin Yu-huei, ...

 2021-07-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Survey shows ‘Chinese’ identity at a record low ...

Self-identification as "Taiwanese and Chinese," or solely as "Chinese," has dropped to record lows, while 63.3 percent of the public regard themselves as Taiwanese, a survey released on Tuesday by National Chengchi University's Electio...

 2021-07-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

Diggers rescue Chinese amid flooding ...

Workers driving construction vehicles yesterday rescued stranded residents and delivered food to those still trapped after days of torrential rain swamped the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou.As floodwaters began to recede, rescuers in the city of 12 mil...

 2021-07-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

Beijing might force independence ...

As the incursions by China into Taiwan's air defense identification zone intensify, the international community's anxiety has risen over the question of whether the US military would become directly involved in the case of an attack on Taiwan.Wash...

 2021-07-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

TPP lawmaker slams MOL’s job seeker Web site ...

Creating the Youth Taiwan Jobs Web site has been a waste of taxpayer money, as only 519 young job seekers had made appointments through the service since it went online in April, Taiwan People's Party (TPP) Legislator Chiu Chen-yuan ( ) told an online...

 2021-07-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

Twigg sets fastest time in latest bid for podium ...

Four-time Olympian Emma Twigg's latest battle for the podium got off to a roaring start yesterday, as compelling matchups in the men's and women's single sculls began to take shape on the first day of the Olympic rowing competition at the Sea ...

 2021-07-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

German envoy bids Taiwan farewell ...

Outgoing German Institute Taipei Director-General Thomas Prinz on Wednesday bid farewell to Taiwan, saying that its people can be proud of their accomplishments in the areas of freedom and democracy.In a farewell video posted on Facebook, Prinz said that ...

 2021-07-23 15:58 

KBS World

MBC Apologizes for Offensive Images Used in Opening Ceremony Broadcast...

[Domestic] : Local broadcaster MBC has apologized for using inappropriate images while broadcasting the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony.In a statement Saturday, MBC said some of the images and captions used in introducing various countries during the open...

 2021-07-23 15:53 

China Post

Tokyo Olympic flame is the first powered by hydrogen...

TOKYO (AP) — Inspired by the sun, the Tokyo Olympic cauldron is designed to be better for the planet. The flame at Tokyo's National Stadium and another cauldron burning along the waterfront near Tokyo Bay throughout the games will be sustained i...

 2021-07-23 15:52 

China Post

Small flotilla leaves Miami to show support for Cuban people...

MIAMI (AP) — A small group of Cuban Americans launched motorboats from Miami early Friday, planning to approach Cuba in a show of support for people experiencing hardships on the island. Five boats left from Miami's Bayside marina just before 8 ...

 2021-07-23 15:52 

China Post

US women tell 9th Circuit trial court didn't factor success...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Players on the U.S. women's national soccer team urged a federal appeals court to reinstate their equal pay lawsuit, saying their greater success than the American men was not taken into account by a trial court judge who di...

 2021-07-23 15:52 

China Post

Engineer: Avenue next to collapsed Florida condo could fail...

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — An engineer hired to help figure out why a South Florida condominium collapsed last month is warning officials that the site may still not be safe. Structural engineer Allyn Kilsheimer told Surfside and Miami-Dade officials in ...

 2021-07-23 15:51 

China Post

Slovenia PM accuses EU official of lying over rule of law...

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia Prime Minister Janez Jana on Friday accused a European Union official of being a liar in the wake of the publication this week of an annual report on adherence to the rule of law in the bloc that highlighted democ...

 2021-07-23 15:51 

Ecns.cn

Sunset scenery of Tokyo Bay...
 2021-07-23 15:46 

Ecns.cn

Nanjing implements citywide nucleic acid test...
 2021-07-23 15:42 

Nikkei Asian Review

Tokyo's Olympic flame burns at last after subdued ceremony...

TOKYO -- The 2020 Tokyo Games kicked off on Friday with virtually no spectators, a reduced contingent of athletes, and subdued performances to acknowl...

 2021-07-23 15:41 

Nikkei Asian Review

Olympics latest: Naomi Osaka lights Olympic flame...

TOKYO -- The Tokyo Olympics are finally upon us after a long journey filled with controversy, and an unprecedented one-year postponement because of th...

 2021-07-23 15:32 

KBS World

Minister Urges Athletes to Watch out for COVID-19, Comfort Viewers at Home...

[Sports] : Sports Minister Hwang Hee has asked South Korean athletes competing in the Tokyo Olympics to be careful, expressing his hope that their performance can comfort the Korean people.Hwang on Saturday visited the Main Press Center and the Internatio...

 2021-07-23 15:31 

The Mainichi

Tennis star Naomi Osaka lights Tokyo Olympic cauldron...
 2021-07-23 15:31 

The Mainichi

Time to show power of sports, athletes: Tokyo Olympics chief...
 2021-07-23 15:31 

The Mainichi

Olympics represent solidarity, peace, resilience: IOC's Bach...
 2021-07-23 15:30 

South China Morning Post

China announces tit-for-tat sanctions against individuals, entity in the US...

China announced on Friday sanctions against six individuals and an entity in the US, in retaliation to earlier sanctions imposed by Washington on Chinese officials over Hong Kong.The tit-for-tat sanctions are set to increase tensions between the two natio...

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