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 2021-07-24 00:45 

South China Morning Post

To woo Asean, Russia needs to offer trade, not just arms...

Summing up the cold-blooded maxim of 19th-century Europe, a French officer declared, "There is no judge more equitable than cannons. They go directly to the goal..." Here in the 21st century, a resurgent Russia is following the same logic, using i...

 2021-07-24 00:45 

Japan Times

Get into the Olympic spirit by curating your social media feeds...

Looking to get some Olympic spirit into your social media feed? Try following a few Japanese athletes to remind yourself what the Games are really ......

 2021-07-24 00:44 

Japan Times

South Korean TV network apologizes over Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony broadcast...

Broadcaster MBC used images of pizza to describe Italy, upheaval for Haiti and Chernobyl for Ukraine when athletes from those countries entered the stadium for ......

 2021-07-24 00:42 

Yonhap News

New cases above 1,600 amid stepped-up fight against 4th wave of pandemic...

SEOUL, July 24 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases remained above 1......

 2021-07-24 00:33 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) 1,040 more patients released from coronavirus treatment, total now at 165,246: KDCA...
 2021-07-24 00:32 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) S. Korea reports 2 additional coronavirus deaths, total now at 2,068: KDCA...
 2021-07-24 00:31 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) S. Korea reports 1,629 new coronavirus cases, total now at 187,362: KDCA...
 2021-07-24 00:30 

South China Morning Post

A tale of two Tokyo Olympics: 57 years apart but one common mission?...

Roy Tomizawa's association with the 1964 Tokyo Olympics goes back before he can remember. On October 10 that year, as the Games began, he was celebrating his first birthday in the New York City borough of Queens, while his father was working with the ...

 2021-07-24 00:28 

Japan Times

Andorra, then Yemen: Japan's alphabet gives unique order to opening ceremony parade...

Unlike previous Olympics held in Japan, where athletes marched into the stadium in the English order of their names, Tokyo 2020 followed Japan's writing system....

 2021-07-24 00:23 

Japan Times

Mask-shy Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan rain on COVID-compliant opening parade...

The sight marked an awkward contrast with other national teams who covered their faces in line with COVID-19 protocols....

 2021-07-24 00:23 

NHK

G20 ministers fail to agree on climate goals...

Environment ministers from the Group of 20 nations have ended talks without an agreement on specific measures to combat climate change....

 2021-07-24 00:08 

Japan Times

German cyclist, Dutch rower out of Olympics after positive COVID-19 test...

German cyclist Simon Geschke has withdrawn from Saturday's Tokyo Olympics road race after testing positive for COVID-19, his team said Friday.Geschke was staying with the ......

 2021-07-24 00:03 

Yonhap News

Top headlines in major S. Korean newspapers...

SEOUL, July 24 (Yonhap) -- The following are the top headlines in major South Korean newsp......

 2021-07-24 00:01 

South China Morning Post

China floods: the struggle to rescue desperate, stranded villagers...

Zhang Wen was sitting on the roof of his house, holding his two children. The waters had engulfed the whole village. He decided to swim out.Residents in the Weihui county village of Xiayuan were desperate for rescue. Days of heavy rainfalls have caused at...

 2021-07-24 00:00 

South China Morning Post

In Singapore, vaccinated people made up three-quarters of recent Covid-19 cases, but few fell ill...

Vaccinated individuals accounted for three-quarters of Singapore's Covid-19 infections in the last four weeks, but they were not falling seriously ill, government data showed, as a rapid ramp-up in inoculations leaves fewer people unvaccinated.While t...

 2021-07-24 00:00 

South China Morning Post

Fire, safety hazards found at Chinese cultural heritage sites, while authorities warn of flood risks...

Chinese government officials have found 140 potential fire hazards at 60 cultural heritage sites across the country, including open flames, damaged electrical wires and improper incense burning."For cultural relics and museum units that have major saf...

 2021-07-24 00:00 

Japan Times

Swimmer Daiya Seto seeks redemption — and first Olympic gold — after stormy 2020...

After the postponement of the Games and news of an extramarital affair, Seya hit rock bottom. Now he's climbing back out of that rut....

 2021-07-24 00:00 

Yonhap News

(Olympics) Taekwondo star going for elusive gold...

By Yoo Jee-ho TOKYO, July 24 (Yonhap) -- South Korean taekwondo star Lee Dae-hoon will t......

 2021-07-24 00:00 

Yonhap News

(Olympics) schedule-Day 2...

Tokyo, July 24 (Yonhap) -- The following is the list of events for South Korean athletes S......

 2021-07-23 23:53 

Ecns.cn

Cross-Strait Ties: Straits Youth Development Forum held in Hangzhou...

This year's Forum for Cross-Strait Youth Development has begun in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province, as it looks to boost cooperation and communication between the mainland and Taiwan. CGTN's Zheng Yibing has the details....

 2021-07-23 23:51 

China Post

Woman hurt when Winston Smith was killed sues authorities...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A woman who was with a St. Paul man when he was shot and killed in Minneapolis by members of a federal task force is suing local authorities and has signaled her intent to sue the U.S. Marshals Service, saying she was emotionally ...

 2021-07-23 23:51 

China Post

Federal court lifts CDC rules for Florida-based cruise ships...

MIAMI (AP) — Pandemic restrictions on Florida-based cruise ships are no longer in place under a ruling Friday by a federal appeals court, while the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seek to fight a Florida lawsuit challenging the regul...

 2021-07-23 23:44 

KBS World

Team Korea Wins One Gold, Two Bronze Medals on Day 2...

[Sports] : South Korea won one gold medal in archery and two bronze medals in fencing and taekwondo at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.Archers An San and Kim Je-deok took gold by beating the Dutch team in the finals of the mixed team event held on Saturday...

 2021-07-23 23:31 

The Mainichi

90% of groping victims in Fukuoka survey didn't report incidents to police 2021/7/24...
 2021-07-23 23:28 

NHK

MLB's Cleveland Indians to change name...

The Cleveland Indians of US Major League Baseball has announced that it will change its name to the Cleveland Guardians....

 2021-07-23 23:23 

Japan Times

Tokyo Games 'had to be held,' France's Macron says during Japan visit...

The French president, who backed Japan's decision to host the delayed Olympics despite the pandemic, was scheduled to meet Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Saturday....

 2021-07-23 23:19 

China Post

Unvaccinated US swimmer sparks debate as Olympics start...

TOKYO (AP) — A debate is brewing between former gold medalist Maya DiRado and some American swimmers over U.S. medal threat Michael Andrew's decision not to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus as he prepares to compete at the Tokyo Olympics...

 2021-07-23 23:17 

Ecns.cn

After one-year delay, Tokyo Olympic Games finally opens amid pandemic...

After an extra year of waiting, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games finally opened Friday night at Tokyo's Olympic Stadium behind closed doors....

 2021-07-23 23:17 

China Post

Court unblocks order lifting CDC virus rules on cruise ships...

MIAMI (AP) — Pandemic restrictions on Florida-based cruise ships are no longer in place under a Friday ruling by a federal appeals court, while the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seek to fight a Florida lawsuit challenging the regul...

 2021-07-23 23:16 

Ecns.cn

4th cross-Straits youth development forum opens...

The fourth cross-Straits youth development forum opened in East China's Hangzhou city on Friday....

 2021-07-23 23:16 

Ecns.cn

China hopes WHO can uphold integrity of COVID-19 origin tracing: spokesperson...

China hopes that the World Health Organization (WHO) can adhere to the spirit of science, professionalism and objectivity and work with the international community to jointly uphold the scientific integrity of studying the origins of COVID-19, resist the ...

 2021-07-23 23:10 

China Post

California inks contract with new 40K-member childcare union...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — At a time when labor unions are struggling across the United States, California on Friday signed a first-time contract with 40,000 childcare providers under a new collective bargaining agreement. With his signature, Democra...

 2021-07-23 23:06 

Yonhap News

National Assembly endorses 34.9 tln-won extra budget to fight COVID-19...

SEOUL, July 24 (Yonhap) -- The National Assembly on Saturday gave the nod to a 34.9 trilli......

 2021-07-23 23:03 

Korea Joongang Daily

Son Heung-min signs new four-year deal with Spurs...

Son Heung-min has signed a new four-year deal with Tottenham Hotspur, the club announced Friday, finally putting to rest rumors that he might be interested in leaving the club this summer....

 2021-07-23 23:00 

Japan Times

Who to watch in three sports making their Olympic debut...

A primer on the faces to keep an eye out for in skateboarding, surfing and sport climbing....

 2021-07-23 22:52 

China Post

Rangers trade Buchnevich to Blues, begin buying out DeAngelo...

The New York Rangers continued their offseason makeover Friday by trading fourth-leading scorer Pavel Buchnevich to the St. Louis Blues for forward Sammy Blais and a 2022 second-round pick. Buchnevich had 20 goals and 28 assists for 48 points in 54 games ...

 2021-07-23 22:52 

China Post

Chasing Buckeyes: Who can dethrone Ohio State in Big Ten?...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There aren't many revelations to be learned about Ohio State's recent dominance in the Big Ten. But say the school's name to Indiana senior wide receiver Ty Fryfogle and he smiles with anticipation. "I'm ready...

 2021-07-23 22:52 

China Post

Expert: Slain Uber rider's DNA found under suspect's nails...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A forensic scientist testified Friday that DNA found under the fingernails of the South Carolina man accused of killing a woman who mistook his car for her Uber ride is almost definitely the victim's. Prosecutors called sev...

 2021-07-23 22:51 

China Post

Buffalo Sabres deal Ristolainen to Flyers for 1st-round pick...

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres launched their offseason overhaul Friday by acquiring an additional first-round draft pick from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for defenseman Rasmus Ristailainen. Eager to build its roster, Buffalo grabbe...

 2021-07-23 22:51 

China Post

New technology propels efforts to fight Western wildfires...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As drought- and wind-driven wildfires have become more dangerous across the American West in recent years, firefighters have tried to become smarter in how they prepare. They're using new technology and better positioni...

 2021-07-23 22:51 

China Post

Woman on date with Winston Smith suing over his killing...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A woman who was with a St. Paul man when he was shot and killed in Minneapolis by members of a U.S. Marshals Service task force last month is suing, claiming she was emotionally traumatized and her civil rights were violated, her ...

 2021-07-23 22:51 

China Post

Big Ten embraces College Football Playoff expansion...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Big Ten is mostly embracing the notion of College Football Playoff expansion. Commissioner Kevin Warren has not definitively backed the proposal to grow the CFP from four to 12 teams, wanting to give time for his constituents...

 2021-07-23 22:51 

NHK

Delta variant surges in US...

The director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 83 percent of new coronavirus infections in the country have been linked to the Delta variant, which first appeared in India....

 2021-07-23 22:51 

China Post

NBC quickly hires Maria Taylor after her departure from ESPN...

Maria Taylor has joined NBC less than a week after her contract with ESPN expired. NBC is formally making the announcement during its primetime Olympic show Friday before a replay of the opening ceremony. Taylor had been with ESPN since 2014 but her contr...

 2021-07-23 22:35 

Yonhap News

Seoul stocks likely to tread on thin line next week amid earnings hope, virus woes...

By Chung Joo-won SEOUL, July 24 (Yonhap) -- South Korean stocks are likely to face vola......

 2021-07-23 22:27 

NHK

Dow closes above 35,000 for the first time...

On the New York Stock Exchange, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has closed above the 35,000 mark for the first time....

 2021-07-23 22:17 

China Post

Groups worry about tapping COVID relief for infrastructure...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Organizations representing long-term care facilities on Friday urged lawmakers working on a bipartisan infrastructure plan to avoid dipping into COVID-relief funds to help pay for the roughly $600 billion in new spending sought for...

 2021-07-23 22:08 

Korea Joongang Daily

Metaverse monster comes to Korea, real world not worried...

Roblox established its Korean branch on June 16. Its game is the most played in the world, with user numbers growing fast, but hoops and hurdles await Roblox in the Korean market. According to a Supreme Court registration file, Roblox spent ......

 2021-07-23 22:08 

Korea Joongang Daily

Being alone together is a trend tech can't resist...

With the rising number of single households, companies have been pumping out products accommodating to their convenience. But now, the new focus is to cater to their loneliness, helping form emotional bonds through technology and other services....

 2021-07-23 21:52 

China Post

MLB extends Castro's domestic violence leave through July 29...

NEW YORK (AP) — Washington Nationals infielder Starlin Castro's administrative leave was extended an additional seven days Friday by Major League Baseball through July 29 under its domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy. The le...

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