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 2022-01-14 09:56 

Japan Times

Are millennials the wealthiest generation? You better believe it....

Comparing generations is hard. That is in large part because as the world changes, so do the markers of success....

 2022-01-14 09:55 

South China Morning Post

Shanghai on Covid-19 alert as new cluster closes bubble tea shop...

Shanghai has reported its first locally transmitted symptomatic Covid-19 cases in almost a month, two of them employees of a bubble tea shop, which has been closed.The city's health department reported two new local symptomatic cases and three asympto...

 2022-01-14 09:50 

Central News Agency

Taiwan Navy establishes first minelaying squadrons - Focus Taiwan...

Kaohsiung, Jan. 14 (CNA) Taiwan's Navy on Friday established its first two minelaying squadrons consisting of one minelayer each at Kaohsiung's Zuoying naval base....

 2022-01-14 09:42 

Japan Times

Masahiro Yamamoto and Shingo Takatsu elected to Japan's Baseball Hall of Fame...

Side-arm closer Shingo Takatsu and seemingly ageless lefty Masahiro Yamamoto were announced as the newest members of the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame on Friday....

 2022-01-14 09:42 

NHK

Pneumonia reported in unvaccinated Omicron patient...

A university hospital in Tokyo treating people infected with the Omicron variant says an unvaccinated patient has displayed symptoms of pneumonia....

 2022-01-14 09:34 

NHK

Japan logs more than 20,000 coronavirus cases...

Japan has recorded more than 20,000 new daily cases of the coronavirus for the first time since September 1 last year....

 2022-01-14 09:33 

China Post

Thousands gather at Hindu festival in India as virus surges...

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Tens of thousands of devout Hindus, led by heads of monasteries and ash-smeared ascetics, took a holy dip into the frigid waters of the Ganges River in northern India on Friday despite rising COVID-19 infections in the country....

 2022-01-14 09:32 

China Post

Israel says 500K have received 4th vaccine dose...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has administered a 4th vaccine dose to more than 500,000 people, the Health Ministry said Friday. Israel began administering second boosters to the most vulnerable late last month and later began offering them to everyone ove...

 2022-01-14 09:32 

China Post

Double-fault: Visa revoked again, Djokovic faces deportation...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic faces deportation again after the Australian government revoked his visa for a second time, the latest twist in the ongoing saga over whether the No. 1-ranked tennis player will be allowed to compete in the...

 2022-01-14 09:32 

China Post

World shares track Wall Street retreat, US futures edge up...

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares slipped in Europe and Asia on Friday after a retreat on Wall Street that left the Nasdaq composite down 2.5%. Germany's DAX lost 0.6% to 15,928.83 and the CAC 40 in Paris shed 0.7% to 7,145.19. Britain's FTSE 100 edged ...

 2022-01-14 09:32 

China Post

Russia demands US, NATO response next week on Ukraine...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Friday strongly repeated its demand that NATO will not expand eastward, despite the rejection of that by the military alliance amid a Russian troop buildup near Ukraine. It added that it wouldn't wait indefinitely for the...

 2022-01-14 09:32 

Taiwan News

Nord Stream 2: US Senate Democrats defeat sanctions bill...

Nord Stream 2: US Senate Democrats defeat sanctions bill | 2022-01-14 04:32:00...

 2022-01-14 09:31 

China Post

Anti-coronavirus measures tightened across China...

BEIJING (AP) — China further tightened its anti-pandemic measures in Beijing and across the country on Friday as scattered outbreaks continued ahead of the opening of the Winter Olympics in a little over two weeks. The actions appear to reflect nerv...

 2022-01-14 09:31 

Yonhap News

(5th LD) N. Korea fires 2 suspected ballistic missiles eastward: S. Korean military...

(ATTN: UPDATES with details in para 4)By Song Sang-ho SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Yonhap) -- North K......

 2022-01-14 09:30 

Yonhap News

Emerging speed skater hoping to follow in Olympic champion's footsteps...

By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Yonhap) -- Of all South Korean speed skaters headed to the......

 2022-01-14 09:30 

The Asahi Shimbun

Booster jabs for those 65 and older moved up by two months | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The health ministry announced it will move up by two months its initial COVID-19 booster schedule for people aged 65 or older and by one month for people under 65 from March....

 2022-01-14 09:19 

The Chosun Ilbo

Best and Worst Places to Recharge Electric Cars in Korea...

Gyeonggi Province surrounding Seoul has the most rapid charging outlets for electric cars in Korea with 18,610 while the administrative city of Sejong has the fewest with just 814.In terms of EVs per charging outlet, Korea's second city of Busan is th...

 2022-01-14 09:17 

RTHK News

Another Penny's Bay guard infected with Covid-19...

Health authorities on Friday said a security guard at the Penny's Bay quarantine camp, who is the colleague of another guard who was recently infected with Covid-19, has also tested preliminary positive for the virus. Chuang Shuk-kwan from the Centre ...

 2022-01-14 09:16 

Yonhap News

(4th LD) N. Korea fires 2 suspected ballistic missiles eastward: S. Korean military...

(ATTN: UPDATES with S. Korean military analysis in paras 2, 5-7, U.S. military response in......

 2022-01-14 09:16 

Japan Times

Inside Taiwan's brutal navy frogman bootcamp...

Of the group of 31 who started the 10 week course, only 15 finished, with the closing week at the sprawling Zuoying navy base in ......

 2022-01-14 09:15 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) NSC expresses 'strong regret' over N. Korea's latest missile launch...

(ATTN: UPDATES with statement in first 6 paras; CHANGES headline) SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Yonhap)......

 2022-01-14 09:14 

Yonhap News

Speed skater Lee Seung-hoon not caught up in record medal chase...

By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Yonhap) -- South Korean speed skater Lee Seung-hoon has pu......

 2022-01-14 09:13 

The Chosun Ilbo

Tae-yeon to Release Single Ahead of New Full-Length Album...

Tae-yeon of girl group Girls' Generation will release a new solo single next week."Can't Control Myself" is set for release on Jan. 17.The song is on her third full-length album, which will come out next month. It will be her first full-le...

 2022-01-14 09:13 

Nikkei Asian Review

Singapore's UOB snaps up Citi ASEAN assets in $3.6bn bank deal...

SINGAPORE -- Singapore's United Overseas Bank said on Friday it will acquire Citigroup's consumer banking businesses in four Southeast Asian countries...

 2022-01-14 09:12 

Korea Joongang Daily

KSOE quits efforts to acquire DSME, FTC says...

Korea Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering (KSOE) has ended it efforts to acquire Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), following the European Commission's veto of the deal....

 2022-01-14 09:12 

Korea Joongang Daily

Demobbed Hoony may join Seungyoon, Jinu, Mino for Winner comeback...

Lee Seung-hoon, or Hoony of boy band Winner, was discharged from military service on Friday. Hoony enlisted in April 2020 as a social service worker. Last August, YG Entertainment announced that Hoony renewed his contract with the company......

 2022-01-14 09:12 

Korea Joongang Daily

Taeyeon's music video to be screened before movies at theaters...

The music video for singer Taeyeon's upcoming single "Can't Control Myself" will be screened at 87 Megabox theaters nationwide next week, her agency SM Entertainment said Friday. On Jan. 18, for about one month, a 30-second clip of her mus...

 2022-01-14 09:10 

The Chosun Ilbo

N.Korea Launches Another Missile After U.S. Imposes New Sanctions...

North Korea launched what appear to be two more ballistic missiles, South Korea reported Friday, Pyongyang's third missile launch of the new year.The launch came hours after North Korea's foreign ministry warned of "stronger" measures in r...

 2022-01-14 09:08 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Court partially accepts injunction against airing of Yoon's wife's phone calls...

(ATTN: UPDATES with details in paras 2-3, RECASTS headline, lead) SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Yonhap......

 2022-01-14 09:05 

The Chosun Ilbo

Russia Delays New COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements...

The Russian government on Friday delayed approving unpopular legislation that would have restricted access to public places without proof of COVID-19 vaccination, amid a surge in new infections.The Associated Press reports the bill would have required Rus...

 2022-01-14 09:05 

The Chosun Ilbo

WHO Approves 2 New Drugs to Treat COVID-19...

The World Health Organization is recommending two new drugs for the treatment of COVID-19, adding to a growing list of therapeutic remedies for the deadly disease.Baricitinib is an oral medication recommended for patients with severe or critical COVID-19....

 2022-01-14 09:00 

South China Morning Post

China tech crackdown: Alibaba, Tencent, ByteDance posts weaker ad revenue growth in 2021, report says...

Growth in advertising revenue at China's three biggest technology companies Alibaba Group Holding, Tencent Holdings, and ByteDance slowed in 2021 amid Beijing's regulatory clampdown on the internet industry, according to new research.Top-ranked Al...

 2022-01-14 09:00 

South China Morning Post

China approaches France as way into better relations with EU amid tension over Lithuania, sanctions...

As France takes over the EU's rotating presidency, it should lead the European Union towards "correct understanding" and practical cooperation with China, senior Chinese officials said.Emmanuel Bonne, diplomatic counsellor to French President ...

 2022-01-14 08:59 

Japan Times

Overwork and lack of information-sharing blamed in Japan construction data scandal...

An investigation committee has recommended improving personnel distribution, promoting acquisition of expertise by relevant personnel and clarifying ways to deal with problems as they occur....

 2022-01-14 08:58 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) NSC expresses 'strong regret' over N. Korea's repeated projectile launch...
 2022-01-14 08:58 

Central News Agency

Imported Omicron cases continue to rise in Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 14 (CNA) A total of 140 individuals infected with the COVID-19 Omicron variant arrived in Taiwan over the past week, bringing the total number of such cases to 278, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Friday....

 2022-01-14 08:57 

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: Hong Kong confirms 9 new Covid-19 cases...

Hong Kong confirmed nine new coronavirus infections on Friday, the first time in more than two weeks the daily caseload has been in single digits.Fewer than 10 preliminary-positive infections were also recorded. The last time the city reported a single-di...

 2022-01-14 08:54 

NHK

N.Korea fires suspected ballistic missile...

The Japanese government says North Korea has launched what is believed to have been a ballistic missile....

 2022-01-14 08:53 

China Post

Kings trainer becomes first female staffer on bench in NHL...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aisha Visram is believed to have become the first woman to work on the bench of an NHL regular-season game in any capacity when she served as athletic trainer for the Los Angeles Kings in their 6-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins...

 2022-01-14 08:53 

Japan Times

China outbreak reaches six provinces as omicron takes hold...

China is the only major country in the world still pursuing an aggressive "COVID zero" approach, but the country's stringent tactics don't seem to be ......

 2022-01-14 08:52 

China Post

Djokovic ruling fits with Australia's tough immigration line...

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — To people watching from afar, the treatment of tennis star Novak Djokovic by Australian immigration officials might have seemed harsh. But Australia has long taken a severe stance on immigration, from the early days of...

 2022-01-14 08:49 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) Court partially accepts injunction request against TV broadcast of phone calls allegedly by Yoon's wife...
 2022-01-14 08:48 

Guangming Online

Southern teenagers enjoy ice hocky games and welcome Olympics...

Southern teenagers enjoy ice hocky games and welcome OlympicsPlayers from Shicheng No. 3 Primary School were h...

 2022-01-14 08:47 

Guangming Online

Huamo bakers prepare for Spring Festival in Zouping, Shandong...

Huamo bakers prepare for Spring Festival in Zouping, ShandongBakers at of Wenxi Huamo workshop are making huam...

 2022-01-14 08:47 

Yonhap News

(Yonhap Interview) Actor says little public knowledge about his character was rather helpful for 'Kingmaker'...

By Kim Boram SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Yonhap) -- Everybody in South Korea knows who is Kim Dae-ju......

 2022-01-14 08:47 

NHK

Bank of Korea raises key policy rate...

South Korea's central bank has responded to surging inflation by raising its key interest rate back to pre-pandemic levels....

 2022-01-14 08:45 

The Mainichi

S. Korea slightly eases distancing but warns of omicron surge...
 2022-01-14 08:45 

The Asahi Shimbun

Concern in ASEAN over Cambodia PM’s Myanmar visit, Malaysia minister says | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

KUALA LUMPUR--Malaysia';s foreign minister said on Thursday that some Southeast Asian countries had reservations about last week's visit to Myanmar by Cambodia's leader, with concerns it could be seen as regional recognition of its ruling junta...

 2022-01-14 08:45 

The Mainichi

Djokovic faces deportation as Australia revokes visa again...
 2022-01-14 08:44 

The Mainichi

Pitchers Yamamoto, Takatsu elected to Japan's Baseball Hall of Fame...

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