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 2020-06-05 15:17 

Japan Times

Japan bans pirated manga downloads with copyright control law...

Penalties for repeat offenders will be up to two years in jail or a maximum fine of 2 million ($18,320), or both....

 2020-06-05 15:15 

Ecns.cn

Spain to reopen land borders from June 22: minister...

Spain's Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism Reyes Maroto said on Thursday that Spain will open its land borders with France and Portugal on June 22....

 2020-06-05 15:13 

China Post

Asia Today: 39 new cases in S. Korea; China defends record...
 2020-06-05 15:08 

Japan Times

Man held for free train ride halfway across Japan for coronavirus cash...

A Filipino man has been arrested for allegedly taking a free ride on a bullet train halfway across the country in hopes of getting the ......

 2020-06-05 15:07 

Japan Times

Amazon in talks to buy $2 billion stake in Indian telco Bharti Airtel: sources...

The planned investment, if completed, would mean Amazon acquiring a roughly 5 percent stake based on the current market value of the company....

 2020-06-05 15:06 

Japan Times

Hong Kong protesters seek sanctuary overseas as China tightens its grip...

Hong Kong protester Crystal has yet to tell her parents she has fled overseas to seek asylum in Canada, one of a growing number of ......

 2020-06-05 15:06 

Ecns.cn

Changes in post-pandemic economy require enhanced global cooperation: WEF founder...

The COVID-19 crisis has posed economic challenges and structural changes, all requiring multilateral and multi-stakeholder solutions, said Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum....

 2020-06-05 15:05 

Japan Times

Kochi initially excluded homeless from blanket cash handout program...

The authorities said their reasoning was that most such people are members of anti-social organizations such as organized crime syndicates....

 2020-06-05 15:00 

Japan Times

Tokyo may skip one-year-to-go Olympic celebrations...

A lavish one-year-to-go celebration is being seen by those planning the Olympic Games as inappropriate....

 2020-06-05 14:53 

China Post

Judge: Tennessee must allow vote by mail for all amid virus...
 2020-06-05 14:52 

Ecns.cn

Thailand develops odour-proof boxes to store durian for international shipments...

The Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR) on Thursday has unveiled a brand new fruit packaging innovation to store strong-odoured fruits like durian....

 2020-06-05 14:51 

Ecns.cn

China to support Hong Kong's status as separate tariff zone...

Beijing will support Hong Kong in maintaining its separate tariff zone and oppose external forces intervening in Hong Kong's affairs, the Chinese Commerce Ministry said on Thursday....

 2020-06-05 14:51 

Japan Times

Europe also unites in stimulus zeal as Lagarde and Merkel team up...

Joining the U.K. and Japan in emphasizing fiscal-monetary coordination, the two women put on an impresive show of financial force to get Europe past the ......

 2020-06-05 14:46 

Japan Times

Former ozeki Terunofuji draws strength from long battle back...

The former ozeki has battled back from relegation to sumo's second-lowest division....

 2020-06-05 14:42 

Ecns.cn

S Korean bar hires robot bartender to maintain social distancing...

The Coffee Bar K in Seoul, South Korea, uses robot bartender "Cabo" to help bring peace of mind to customers amid the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-06-05 14:42 

Japan Times

Japan's household spending falls at record pace as coronavirus stalls economy...

Many analysts expect consumption to have bottomed out in April or May, as businesses re-open after last month's lifting of nationwide lockdowns....

 2020-06-05 14:40 

Japan Times

India's China standoff shows risks of getting too close to Trump...

Indian and Chinese forces are facing off by a glacial lake in the Himalayas that traverses their fluid frontier. The standoff at 14,000 feet (4,270 ......

 2020-06-05 14:39 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) N. Korea blasts leaflet campaigns in South, threatens to shut inter-Korean office...

(ATTN: UPDATES with more details throughout) SEOUL, June 5 (Yonhap) -- North Korea on Fr......

 2020-06-05 14:39 

Ecns.cn

Countries, organizations pledge support for global vaccine accessibility...

Countries and organizations on Thursday pledged their support for vaccinations to save millions of lives in the poorest countries during a virtual global vaccine summit hosted by Britain....

 2020-06-05 14:26 

South China Morning Post

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Hong Kong accident victim accused of endangering her own safety files HK$6 million suit over 'malicious prosecution'...

A traffic accident victim who spent 19 months in court to prove she did not bring severe injuries upon herself is suing police officers, prosecutors and the head of the justice department for more than HK$6 million (US$774,179) over their "malicious p...

 2020-06-05 14:26 

Japan Times

Hitachi, Toshiba and Miraca join forces to raise output of antigen test kits...

Industrial conglomerates Hitachi Ltd. and Toshiba Corp, as well as Miraca Holdings subsidiary Fujirebio, said on Friday they will jointly set up a facility to ......

 2020-06-05 14:23 

RTHK News

US shows surprising jobs recovery in May...

The United States regained 2.5 million jobs in May and the unemployment rate dropped as coronavirus pandemic shutdowns began to ease, raising hopes th......

 2020-06-05 14:22 

Ecns.cn

Chengdu Tianfu International Airport under construction...

Chengdu Tianfu International Airport is expected to be put into operation in July 2021....

 2020-06-05 14:17 

Ecns.cn

Expert: China's COVID-19 numbers speak for themselves...

There is no need for China to argue with other countries about the transparency of COVID-19 information as the facts speak for themselves, said renowned Chinese respiratory expert Zhong Nanshan....

 2020-06-05 14:17 

Yonhap News

N. Korea blasts leaflet campaigns in South, threatens to shut inter-Korean office...

SEOUL, June 5 (Yonhap) -- North Korea on Friday threatened to shut down an inter-Korean li......

 2020-06-05 14:16 

Japan Times

U.S. urges China to respect human rights on Tiananmen anniversary...

The White House, in a statement on the 31st anniversary of China's Tiananmen Square crackdown, urged Beijing on Thursday to respect human rights, fulfill its ......

 2020-06-05 14:13 

NHK

US jobless rate improves but stays above 10%...

The US job market continues to struggle amid the impact of the coronavirus. But figures show the unemployment rate in the world's biggest economy managed to improve slightly in May....

 2020-06-05 14:12 

Japan Times

Keizai Doyukai proposes Japanese version of Davos meeting...

The chairman also indicated that a new team will be set up within Keizai Doyukai to put the proposed forum into action....

 2020-06-05 14:03 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) S. Korea's World Cup qualifier vs. N. Korea pushed to Nov....

(ATTN: CHANGES headline, lead; UPDATES throughout with AFC's announcement) SEOUL, J......

 2020-06-05 14:00 

Japan Times

Authors pull study flagging risks over drug touted by Trump...

The Lancet on Thursday retracted a study that raised safety fears over the use of a drug favored by U.S. President Donald Trump to treat ......

 2020-06-05 14:00 

South China Morning Post

Has China gone into stealth mode with its military-civil fusion plans?...

It has been a feature of the Chinese government's annual state-of-the-nation address to the country's legislature since 2014.But this year when Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivered his government work report and development plan to the National Pe...

 2020-06-05 14:00 

Japan Times

Travel restriction poses challenges for Japanese firms with international workforce...

Researchers who work in laboratories and new employees expected to acquire skills during workplace training sessions have been left in limbo....

 2020-06-05 13:59 

China Post

JC Penney closing 154 stores in first post-bankruptcy phase...
 2020-06-05 13:54 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) N.K. party organ vows to abolish inter-Korean liaison office...
 2020-06-05 13:51 

Japan Times

U.S. protests over George Floyd's killing is a 'perfect storm' for false info...

George Floyd's death was staged. U.S. authorities cut communications in the country's capital. People can be paid to be a "professional anarchist."False information and conspiracy ......

 2020-06-05 13:49 

South China Morning Post

Cate Blanchett suffers head injury in chainsaw accident at UK home during coronavirus lockdown...

Double Oscar winner Cate Blanchett has revealed she had a lucky escape after suffering a cut to the head following a chainsaw accident at her home in southern England.The Hollywood actor shared details about the near-miss while talking last week to former...

 2020-06-05 13:49 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) Consumers rush to buy thinner face masks ahead of summer...

(ATTN: UPDATES with more details para 3) SEOUL, June 5 (Yonhap) -- An online shopping ch......

 2020-06-05 13:46 

China Post

The Latest: 75 Penn State football players to return Monday...
 2020-06-05 13:42 

Yonhap News

(5th LD) Virus fight still dogged by cluster infections ahead of further school reopenings...

(ATTN: UPDATES with more details in para 7, ADDS new info in para 11) SEOUL, June 5 (Yon......

 2020-06-05 13:41 

Japan Times

Gwen Berry airs grievances with USOPC in wake of George Floyd death...

As it turns out, the hard part for U.S. Olympian Gwen Berry hasn't started yet.The raised fist at the Pan-Am Games last summer, along with ......

 2020-06-05 13:39 

South China Morning Post

China steps up legal protections for pangolins...

China has stepped up legal protections for pangolins, one of the world's most endangered animals.The animals are in high demand for traditional Chinese medicine, but many scientists suspect they may have played a role in transmitting the coronavirus t...

 2020-06-05 13:35 

Ecns.cn

24 Solar Terms: 7 things you must know about Grain in Ear...

The Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Grain in Ear, (Chinese: ), the 9th solar term, begins on June 5 this year and ends on June 20....

 2020-06-05 13:30 

South China Morning Post

China's giant aquaculture ship can help the environment and South China Sea ties, expert says...

China is building the world's biggest offshore fish farm ship in a bid to meet its massive demand for the foodstuff in a more environmentally friendly way.The 249-metre (816 feet) long, 45-metre wide aquaculture vessel is being built by the state-owne...

 2020-06-05 13:28 

China Post

Unemployment dips to 13.3% as US added 2.5 million jobs in May as impact from virus eases...
 2020-06-05 13:26 

Ecns.cn

No new confirmed or suspected case in Hubei, all patients discharged...

All COVID-19 patients have been discharged from hospitals in Hubei, China's epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to local health authorities on Friday....

 2020-06-05 13:16 

The Asahi Shimbun

Tokyo toy shop in business over a century shut for good by virus : The Asahi Shimbun...

A traditional Japanese toy shop in business for more than a century is closing its doors for good on...

 2020-06-05 13:15 

Yonhap News

'Parasite' director Bong Joon-ho wins grand prize at Baeksang Awards...

SEOUL, June 5 (Yonhap) -- Bong Joon-ho, writer-director of Oscar-winning South Korean film......

 2020-06-05 13:14 

Japan Times

Green Tasmania could help wean Australian cities off coal...

Tasmania wants to turn itself into a battery.The island state off the Australian mainland's southern tip is pursuing what its leaders say is the world's ......

 2020-06-05 13:13 

Japan Times

NBA owners approve restart with 22 teams in Orlando...

The proposal, which will see the NBA Finals stretch into October, is expected to be voted on by players on Friday....

 2020-06-05 13:08 

The Asahi Shimbun

Fuji Rock to be canceled for the first time in its 24-year history : The Asahi Shimbun...

The hopes of Japanese music fans that the Fuji Rock Festival would be the lone survivor of the slew...

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