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 2022-01-14 08:35 

Japan Times

Malaysia concerned about Cambodian leader's Myanmar trip...

Last week, Cambodia's strongman ruler Hun Sen made the first trip by a foreign leader to Myanmar, but critics say his actions risked legitimizing the ......

 2022-01-14 08:33 

Yonhap News

(3rd LD) Court suspends vaccine pass enforcement at big stores, for minors aged 12-18...

(ATTN: UPDATES with gov't reaction)By Park Boram SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Yonhap) -- A court......

 2022-01-14 08:30 

The Asahi Shimbun

Former Prime Minister Kaifu, champion of reform, dies at 91 | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Toshiki Kaifu, who became prime minister after money and other political scandals rocked the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, has died at age 91....

 2022-01-14 08:28 

Japan Times

Tokyo reports 4,051 cases, the daily tally topping 4,000 for the first time since August...

On Thursday, the nationwide count of new cases was 18,859, exceeding 15,000 for the first time since Sept. 4....

 2022-01-14 08:28 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) Gov't says court's vaccine pass ruling 'regretful,' to release official stance Monday...
 2022-01-14 08:26 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Lee calls for bigger extra budget to support small merchants...

(ATTN: ADDS photo, more info from 8th para with Yoon Suk-yeol's comments) SEOUL, Ja......

 2022-01-14 08:26 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) Apparent N.K. ballistic missiles flew about 430 km at altitude of 36 km: S. Korea's military...
 2022-01-14 08:24 

South China Morning Post

Suspected Hong Kong triad members snared in predawn operation after alleged robber's getaway vehicle smashes into unmarked police truck...

A dramatic, predawn law enforcement operation in Hong Kong on Friday ended after a getaway car driven by an alleged robber rammed into a truck carrying officers from a specialised hit team, trapping himself between police vehicles.Police also arrested two...

 2022-01-14 08:22 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) Court suspends vaccine pass enforcement at big stores, for minors aged 12-18...

(ATTN: UPDATES with more details in paras 9-10)By Park Boram SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Yonhap) -- ......

 2022-01-14 08:20 

RTHK News

Hong Kong shares finish slightly lower...

Hong Kong stocks ended a broadly positive week on a negative note on Friday, in line with a sell-off across Asia following a steep drop on Wall Street......

 2022-01-14 08:18 

Nikkei Asian Review

Conflict between Big Tech and governments invites technopolar world...

Ian Bremmer is the president of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media and author of...

 2022-01-14 08:17 

Nikkei Asian Review

Singapore's UOB strikes $3.6bn Citi deal as digital fight heats up...

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 08:17 

Korea Joongang Daily

Seventeen's 'Power of Love' goes platinum in Japan...

Boy band Seventeen's Japanese EP "Power of Love" (2021) was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) on Friday. According to the RIAJ, "Power of Love" sold more than 250,000 copies last month. Last year,...

 2022-01-14 08:17 

Korea Joongang Daily

From acute shortage, DEF is now in every corner store...

Korea's diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) crisis is over, with the vital engine fluid now selling at your nearest convenience store....

 2022-01-14 08:17 

Korea Joongang Daily

Davichi to release song for 'Soundtrack #1' on Jan. 20...

Ballad-pop duo Davichi will be featured on the soundtrack for...

 2022-01-14 08:17 

Korea Joongang Daily

Jeonju International Film Festival to start in April, offline...

The 23rd Jeonju International Film Festival is slated to take place on April 28 for 10 days, the festival committee announced Friday. The film festival is set to invite some 230 international films to the offline event. This year's theme is a......

 2022-01-14 08:15 

China Post

Malaysian student reveals reason behind exchange students number drop in Taiwan...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Taiwan's higher education system has actively promoted the New Southbound Policy () introduced in 2016, to attract students from Southeast Asian countries to attend school in Taiwan. However, according to statistics pro...

 2022-01-14 08:15 

China Post

Djokovic faces deportation as Australia revokes visa again...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tennis star Novak Djokovic faces deportation again after the Australian government revoked his visa for a second time. Immigration Minister Alex Hawke said Friday he used his ministerial discretion to revoke the 34-year-o...

 2022-01-14 08:13 

The Asahi Shimbun

EDITORIAL: Strategy shift key to raising food exports past 1 trillion yen | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Japan's exports of agricultural, forestry and fisheries products topped the government target of 1 trillion yen ($8.74 billion) for the first time last year....

 2022-01-14 08:11 

Japan Times

Cyberattack hits Ukraine government sites amid Russia tensions...

All of the websites that went down had some of their content replaced for a time by messages in Russian, Polish and Ukrainian that made ......

 2022-01-14 08:10 

The Asahi Shimbun

China’s trade surplus surges to record $676.4 billion in 2021 | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

BEIJING--China's politically volatile global trade surplus surged to $676.4 billion in 2021, likely the highest ever recorded by any country, as exports jumped 29.9 percent over a year earlier despite semiconductor shortages that disrupted manufacturi...

 2022-01-14 08:10 

NHK

Japan producer price index jumps again in December...

The Bank of Japan said December's producer price index marked another big spike, following November's four-decade record jump....

 2022-01-14 08:04 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Court suspends vaccine pass enforcement at big stores, for minors aged 12-18...

(ATTN: RECASTS headline; UPDATES with more info throughout)By Park Boram SEOUL, Jan. 14 ......

 2022-01-14 08:04 

China Post

N. Korea fires fresh missiles in response to US sanctions...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday fired two short-range ballistic missiles in its third weapons launch this month, officials in South Korea said, in an apparent reprisal for fresh sanctions imposed by the Biden administration for its c...

 2022-01-14 08:03 

China Post

Minister cites 'public interest' in revoking Djokovic's visa...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Here is the statement issued Friday by Alex Hawke, Australia's Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, when he revoked Novak Djokovic's visa to enter the country: ___ Tod...

 2022-01-14 08:03 

Japan Times

North Korea launches two apparent ballistic missiles...

The short-range launches came hours after Pyongyang vowed a "stronger and certain reaction" to U.S. sanctions over a recent spate of provocations....

 2022-01-14 08:02 

NHK

Pfizer seeks approval of oral COVID drug in Japan...

US pharmaceutical firm Pfizer on Friday applied to Japanese authorities for approval of its antiviral COVID-19 tablets....

 2022-01-14 08:00 

Yonhap News

Bird strike confirmed in connection with F-35A fighter's belly landing: Air Force...

SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's F-35A fighter jet made an emergency belly l......

 2022-01-14 08:00 

The Asahi Shimbun

North Korea calls U.S. sanctions ‘provocation,’ warns of strong reaction | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

SEOUL--North Korea defended its missile tests as its legitimate right to self-defense and said the United States is intentionally escalating the situation by imposing new sanctions, state media reported on Friday, citing the foreign ministry....

 2022-01-14 07:59 

Yonhap News

NSC holds emergency meeting over N. Korea suspected missile launch...

SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Yonhap) -- The presidential National Security Council held an emergency me......

 2022-01-14 07:59 

China Post

In shadow of pandemic, Danish queen marks 50 years on throne...

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's 81-year-old Queen Margrethe has so far escaped contracting COVID-19 and is fully vaccinated. But the pandemic is once again spoiling an important party for the popular monarch. In 2020, it killed public celeb...

 2022-01-14 07:59 

China Post

Elephants dying from eating plastic waste in Sri Lankan dump...

PALLAKKADU, Sri Lanka (AP) — Conservationists and veterinarians are warning that plastic waste in an open landfill in eastern Sri Lanka is killing elephants in the region, after two more were found dead over the weekend. Around 20 elephants have die...

 2022-01-14 07:58 

South China Morning Post

Camel beauty contest, being LGBTQ+ and Chinese, and more...
 2022-01-14 07:55 

China Post

While waiting on Irving, Nets still searching for answers...

NEW YORK (AP) — Instead of taking a big shot, James Harden wants to deliver one — right into Kyrie Irving's arm. If Irving gets vaccinated against the coronavirus, the Brooklyn Nets become an almost unstoppable offense with three of the mo...

 2022-01-14 07:55 

China Post

Fresh off UGA title, Lanning hits ground running at Oregon...

Dan Lanning was all-in as Oregon's new head coach the moment he stepped off the field from celebrating Georgia's national championship. Lanning was hired by the Ducks last month, but first he finished out his run as defensive coordinator for the B...

 2022-01-14 07:55 

China Post

Midseason oddity — Syracuse Orange at .500 after 16 games...

Jim Boeheim is in uncharted territory midway through his 46th year at Syracuse — his Orange are a .500 team, and that's never happened at this juncture of a season. He blames it mostly on the failings of his signature zone defense, which has to ...

 2022-01-14 07:54 

China Post

WNBA stars could be on the move as free agency set to begin...

Some of the biggest stars in the WNBA could be on the move with free agency set to begin this weekend. Teams can start talking to their own restricted and unrestricted free agents Saturday. Deals can't be officially announced until Feb. 1. Everyone in...

 2022-01-14 07:54 

China Post

Ambry Thomas' rough rookie season has happy ending for 49ers...

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Ambry Thomas' rookie regular season for the San Francisco 49ers got off to a rough start but couldn't have had a much better finish. The third-round cornerback out of Michigan went from an overmatched rookie who se...

 2022-01-14 07:54 

China Post

Column: And then there was one: Black coaches in the NFL...

And then there was one. David Culley didn't even last a calendar year with the Houston Texans, as dysfunctional an NFL team as there is. Culley spent 43 years as an assistant in college and pros, but his tenure as a head coach ended after just 17 game...

 2022-01-14 07:51 

NHK

S.Korea announces extension of COVID restrictions...

South Korea will extend its period of shortened business hours and most other coronavirus restrictions until early February, amid the spread of the Omicron variant....

 2022-01-14 07:48 

Japan Times

Australia cancels Novak Djokovic's visa again ahead of Australian Open...

The Australian government says Djokovic, who is unvaccinated, may pose a risk to the community....

 2022-01-14 07:48 

South China Morning Post

Mukesh Ambani's stake in New York's Mandarin Oriental makes him the latest Indian tycoon to invest in overseas hotels...

India's Reliance Industries, owned by Asia's second richest man Mukesh Ambani, has agreed to buy an indirect 73.37 per cent stake worth US$98 million in New York City's Mandarin Oriental hotel.It's the second big ticket purchase in the hos...

 2022-01-14 07:45 

The Asahi Shimbun

North Korean hackers stole $400 million in cryptocurrency in 2021--report | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

SEOUL--North Korea launched at least seven attacks on cryptocurrency platforms that extracted nearly $400 million worth of digital assets last year, one of its most successful years on record, blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis said in a new report....

 2022-01-14 07:42 

Yonhap News

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

(ATTN: UPDATES throughout with S. Korean military's analysis; RECASTS headline, lead)......

 2022-01-14 07:42 

Central News Agency

Taiwan extends condolences to Japan on passing of former prime minister - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 14 (CNA) Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Friday extended its condolences to the family of former Japanese Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu, who passed away on Jan. 9 at the age of 91....

 2022-01-14 07:37 

Yonhap News

S. Korean Bond Yields on Jan. 14, 2022...

Today (%) Previous Session(%) Change (BP) 1-year TB 1.431 ......

 2022-01-14 07:36 

Yonhap News

LG Energy Solution to raise 12.75 tln won in S. Korea's largest-ever IPO...

By Kim Seung-yeon SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Yonhap) -- South Korean battery maker LG Energy Solut......

 2022-01-14 07:36 

Yonhap News

Lee calls for bigger extra budget to support small merchants...

SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Yonhap) -- Ruling party presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung on Friday sho......

 2022-01-14 07:33 

South China Morning Post

Ukraine government websites hit by massive cyberattack...

Kyiv on Friday reported a massive cyberattack on key government websites as tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine escalate following several rounds of unsuccessful talks.The education ministry said on Facebook that its website was down due to ...

 2022-01-14 07:33 

South China Morning Post

Covid-19 in China: patients express concern after hospitals ordered to close over patient deaths...

Residents of a Chinese city locked down for three weeks have taken to social media to voice concern after two hospitals were closed because their strict enforcement of virus rules led to patient deaths.Guo Shuzhong, a doctor at Xian International Medical ...

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