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 2021-10-20 18:22 

Taiwan News

Can India and Israel help drive cooperation in the Middle East?...

Can India and Israel help drive cooperation in the Middle East? | 2021-10-20 14:22:00...

 2021-10-20 18:16 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) U.S. alliances with S. Korea, others key to countering China, N. Korea: ambassador nominees...

(ATTN: CHANGES headline, lead paras; UPDATES with remarks from nominee for U.S. ambassador......

 2021-10-20 18:14 

Korea Herald

Health minister pins Nov. 1 as Korea's point of return to normal...

South Korea could discontinue most of its COVID-19 restrictions within mere weeks, according to top health officials. Kwon Deok-cheol, the minister of health and welfare, told lawmakers Wednesday that Nov. 1 is the likely date for the country&rsquo...

 2021-10-20 18:13 

NHK

Database on rare cancers in Asia launched...

Medical institutions in Japan and five Southeast Asian countries have launched a database of genetic information on patients with rare forms of cancer. They hope the data will be used to develop new treatments for the diseases....

 2021-10-20 18:13 

NHK

Anti-Putin activist Navalny wins Sakharov Prize...

The European Parliament said Wednesday it has awarded this year's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny....

 2021-10-20 18:12 

Korea Herald

Bitcoin inches closer to record high amid ETF launches...

The world's largest and best-known cryptocurrency, Bitcoin hit 80 million won ($67,900) on Thursday in Korea, inching closer to a historical high, following the much-anticipated listing of a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund in the US. Bitcoi...

 2021-10-20 18:07 

Ecns.cn

China's Chang'e-5 mission offers new insights into evolution of Moon...

Chinese researchers have studied the lunar samples brought back by the Chang'e-5 mission and dated the youngest rock on the Moon at around 2 billion years in age, extending the "life" of lunar volcanism 800-900 million years longer than previo...

 2021-10-20 18:04 

Korea Herald

Nuri rocket blasts off...

Nuri, South Korea's first domestically made satellite launch vehicle, lifted off from the Naro Space Center in Goheung, South Jeolla Province, at 5 p.m. Thursday. The launch vehicle, weighing 200 metric tons, is now on its maiden flight...

 2021-10-20 18:03 

China Post

Japan envoy pick Emanuel: Chicago teen shooting weighs heavy...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he did nothing improper but still fell short in his handling of the fatal police shooting of a Black teenager in the city seven years ago, a dark moment in his tenure looming large n...

 2021-10-20 18:03 

South China Morning Post

US ambassador to China nominee takes tough line toward Beijing, cites 'genocide in Xinjiang' and need to support Taiwan...

US President Joe Biden's nominee for ambassador to China took a tough line toward the Asian giant at a confirmation hearing on Wednesday, citing its "genocide in Xinjiang" and the need to better support Taiwan and countries such as Australia a...

 2021-10-20 18:01 

South China Morning Post

UK's Queen Elizabeth cancels trip after doctors tell her to rest...

Britain's Queen Elizabeth, the world's longest-reigning monarch, decided on Wednesday to rest for the next few days on advice from doctors and cancelled a planned visit to Northern Ireland, Buckingham Palace said.The palace did not say why the que...

 2021-10-20 17:59 

Korea Herald

Samsung, world's global brand value ranks 5th two years in a row...

Samsung Electronics Co., the world's leading maker of smartphones and memory chips, was ranked fifth among the world's top 100 corporate brands for the second year in a row, according to a consulting firm Thursday. The brand value of Sou...

 2021-10-20 17:59 

Ecns.cn

Economic resilience proves China's ability in handling compounding crises...

China's economic growth notched 9.8 percent year-on-year in the first three quarters, which indicates that, despite global downward pressure, the Chinese economy has maintained the recovery momentum and continues to play a stabilizing role for the wor...

 2021-10-20 17:59 

Ecns.cn

Indonesia, China begin feasibility study on 560 mln USD coal-to-methanol plant...

Indonesia and China have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to conduct a feasibility study of a 560-million-U.S. dollar coal-to-methanol plant, according to a recent press release from Indonesia's Industry Ministry....

 2021-10-20 17:59 

Ecns.cn

Authorities scramble to find virus links to tour group...

Authorities are taking steps to control a recent coronavirus outbreak related to a tour group, which has spread to seven provinces and autonomous regions over the past three days....

 2021-10-20 17:59 

Ecns.cn

Innovation and entrepreneurship event spins up in Henan...

The National Mass Innovation and Entrepreneurship Week kicked off on Tuesday, following the theme "high-quality innovation, high-level entrepreneurship and employment"....

 2021-10-20 17:54 

China Post

Amherst College drops admissions edge for children of alumni...

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Amherst College will no longer give admissions preference to the children of alumni, the school announced Wednesday, ending a practice that has been criticized for giving an additional advantage to students from wealthier famil...

 2021-10-20 17:54 

China Post

At 1-5, Dolphins insist playing with trust is imperative...

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The message for the Miami Dolphins right now is simultaneously clear and tricky: Do better, but not necessarily do more. Translated, that's the Dolphins' way of telling players — even while mired in a five-ga...

 2021-10-20 17:54 

China Post

Report: Trump golf club under new criminal probe over taxes...

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's company is under criminal investigation by a district attorney in a New York City suburb into whether it misled officials to cut taxes for a golf course there, according to The New York Times. The district attorney...

 2021-10-20 17:54 

Korea Herald

Lawmaker questions official housing price projection...

Despite policymakers' assurance of home prices having reached their peak, the government appears to have set tax revenue on a scenario of housing values rising further next year. Rep. Yoo Gyeong-joon of the main opposition People Power Party o...

 2021-10-20 17:54 

China Post

Arajo, Driussi, Loba top-paid to join MLS during season...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brazilian winger Luiz Arajo has a $3.6 million base salary after joining Atlanta from Lille and has total compensation of $3,941,667, the highest among players to join Major League Soccer teams during the 2021 season. Argentine for...

 2021-10-20 17:53 

China Post

Broncos visit Browns in matchup of reeling, desperate teams...

DENVER (3-3) at CLEVELAND (3-3) Thursday, 8:20 p.m. EDT, Fox/NFL Network OPENING LINE: Browns by 6, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Denver 3-3; Cleveland 3-3. SERIES RECORD: Broncos lead Browns 24-6. LAST MEETING: Broncos beat Browns ...

 2021-10-20 17:53 

China Post

Biden touts middle-class values of his $2T spending plan...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is heading to his hometown Wednesday to highlight the middle class values of his $2 trillion domestic agenda package, now scaled back but still an unprecedented attempt to expand social services for millions as ...

 2021-10-20 17:53 

China Post

Jets' Mosley dealing with hamstring, uncertain for Pats game...

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley is dealing with a hamstring injury that could sideline him for the team's game Sunday at New England. Coach Robert Saleh said Wednesday that Mosley was hurt late in New York's 27...

 2021-10-20 17:53 

China Post

A perfect example of the difficulties of NFL short weeks...

For those who oppose Thursday night NFL games, be it players, coaches, fans or bettors, this week is a perfect example of why. It's difficult enough to prepare for a Sunday game when you have key injuries, particularly at quarterback. And when both te...

 2021-10-20 17:53 

China Post

AP College Picks: Clemson, Iowa St look to redirect seasons...

For the first time this season, there are no games on the college football schedule matching two ranked teams. That doesn't mean there aren't some intriguing matchups. In the spotlight are a handful of teams that stumbled early and fell out of the...

 2021-10-20 17:52 

Korea Herald

KB Financial Group Q3 net profit up 9.3% to W1.3tr...

KB Financial Group Inc. on Thursday reported its third-quarter net profit of 1.3 trillion won ($1.1 billion), up 9.3 percent from a year earlier. The company said in a regulatory filing that it posted 1.78 trillion won in operating profit for the qu...

 2021-10-20 17:49 

Korea Herald

Samsung SDI begins test run of cathode factory in S. Korea...

South Korean battery maker Samsung SDI Co. said Thursday it has began its test run of a cathode-producing factory, jointly set up with a local cathode manufacturer. The EcoPro EM factory, located in Pohang, 374 kilometers southeast of Seoul, will co...

 2021-10-20 17:48 

Korea Herald

Merck's M Lab Collaboration Center marks 5th year anniversary...

Merck, the German science and technology group, on Thursday celebrated the fifth anniversary of its M Lab Collaboration Center in Songdo, Incheon. The M Lab Collaboration Center is a research facility established to support local pharmaceutical and...

 2021-10-20 17:45 

Ecns.cn

China hits new height for A-share listed companies...

China's total number of A-share listed companies has reached 4,494, with a total market value of 93.08 trillion yuan ($14.57 trillionon Wednesday....

 2021-10-20 17:44 

KBS World

Those Who Miss 2nd Vaccine Appt. Can Make New Appt. through Clinics...

[Domestic] : Starting from Thursday, people who miss their second COVID-19 vaccine appointment will no longer need to make new appointments through the vaccination website.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said Thursday that these peop...

 2021-10-20 17:39 

Korea Herald

Seoul stocks down for 2nd day over inflation woes...

South Korean stocks closed lower Thursday after a choppy session, as the hopes for economic recovery is balanced against concerns about fast inflation. The Korean won fell against the US dollar. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI...

 2021-10-20 17:32 

China Post

Bitcoin tops $66,000, sets record as crypto goes mainstream...

NEW YORK (AP) — Bitcoin rallied to a record Wednesday, topping $66,000 for the first time, amid a wave of excitement about how the financial establishment is increasingly accepting the digital currency's rise. Bitcoin was trading at $66,439, up ...

 2021-10-20 17:32 

China Post

Judge pushes for payout compromise in Florida condo collapse...

A judge on Wednesday pushed for compromise on potential payouts to people who lost loved ones and those whose units were destroyed in the deadly collapse of a Florida beachfront condominium. An initial attempt to mediate a solution over the past two weeks...

 2021-10-20 17:32 

China Post

Abolitionist or Republican? Stark choice in Seattle race...

SEATTLE (AP) — As police repeatedly filled her Seattle neighborhood with tear gas amid the racial justice demonstrations of 2020, Nicole Thomas-Kennedy bought a gas mask to protect her 9-year-old daughter from the irritants seeping into their home. ...

 2021-10-20 17:32 

China Post

Stocks rise on Wall Street, S&P 500 hovers around high...

Solid earnings from health care companies helped power broad gains for stocks on Wall Street Wednesday and pushed the benchmark S&P 500 within range of an all-time high. The S&P 500 rose 0.4% as of 12:54 p.m. Eastern. The benchmark index has made gains ov...

 2021-10-20 17:31 

China Post

Groups want US to suspend oil leases off California coast...

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A group of environmental organizations is demanding the Biden administration suspend and cancel oil and gas leases in federal waters off the California coast after a recent crude oil spill. The Center for Biological D...

 2021-10-20 17:31 

China Post

Czech Republic imposes new restrictions as infections soar...

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic on Wednesday approved several new measures to tame a steep rise in coronavirus infections, which have reached levels unseen since late April. Face coverings will be mandatory at workplaces, starting on Monday. And as...

 2021-10-20 17:31 

China Post

Lawyer: Items linked to Brian Laundrie found in Florida park...

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Items believed to belong to Brian Laundrie were found Wednesday in a Florida wilderness park as the search continued for clues in the slaying of Gabby Petito, a Laundrie family attorney said. Laundrie's parents, Chris...

 2021-10-20 17:31 

Ecns.cn

Technology helps Xinjiang cotton break yield record...

As vast swathes of blooming cotton in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region awaits the harvest this month, technology adopted in planting, spraying and other processes have gradually manifested its effect....

 2021-10-20 17:31 

Ecns.cn

China set to reap increasing autumn grain output despite rains...

China is set to reap increased autumn grain output despite recent heavy rains, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said Wednesday....

 2021-10-20 17:30 

Taiwan News

Pacific Canbriam Energy Pioneers Emission-Reduction Efforts...

Pacific Canbriam Energy Pioneers Emission-Reduction Efforts | 2021-10-20 13:30:00...

 2021-10-20 17:27 

Korea Herald

[Herald Interview] 'My Name' gave me a chance to improve as an actor: Han So-hee...

For Han So-hee, 26, taking a role in the Netflix series "My Name" made her improve as an actor with a wide range. "I thought the audience, including my fans, wanted to see the sides of Han So-hee that are already very familiar to t...

 2021-10-20 17:24 

Ecns.cn

China's loan prime rates remain unchanged...

China's one-year loan prime rate (LPR), a market-based benchmark lending rate, came in at 3.85 percent Wednesday, unchanged from the previous month...

 2021-10-20 17:24 

Ecns.cn

Mogao Grottoes world heritage site closed for epidemic control...

Three popular grottoes including a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Mogao Grottoes, in northwest China's Gansu Province, were temporarily closed to visitors on Wednesday as local authorities beefed up epidemic control measures....

 2021-10-20 17:23 

Korea Herald

[News Focus] US nationals could overtake Chinese as most numerous foreign visitors to Korea...

SEJONG -- US nationals are likely to make up the largest proportion of inbound foreign visitors this year, overtaking Chinese visitors, who have held the No. 1 position for more than a decade. According to the Korea Immigration Service, the total nu...

 2021-10-20 17:15 

China Post

Jill Biden speaks candidly about challenges of her role...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden spoke candidly Wednesday about the challenges of her job as first lady and the unexpected scrutiny she's experienced in a position she never imagined having when she was young. Speaking at an event for the Barbara Bu...

 2021-10-20 17:13 

Korea Herald

[Well-curated weekend] Palace grounds, beach in Busan turned into exhibition venues...

For those who were disappointed by the cancellation of regional festivals amid COVID-19, this weekend will be a great opportunity to experience South Korea's regional specialties while walking through Seoul's Gyeongbokgung. As part of t...

 2021-10-20 17:12 

Korea Herald

7 out of 10 Korean restaurants serve imported kimchi : report...

Seven out of 10 restaurants in South Korea serve kimchi made in another country, said a local research institute in a report released Thursday. According to the Korea Foodservice Research Institute, which looked into the country of origin of food i...

 2021-10-20 17:08 

South China Morning Post

Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz pleads guilty, says he's 'very sorry'...

A former student pleaded guilty on Wednesday to killing 17 people in a shooting rampage at a high school in Parkland, Florida, and apologised in court to relatives of the victims.Nikolas Cruz, who was 19 at the time, took a legally purchased AR-15 assault...

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