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 2020-01-19 10:40 

The Asahi Shimbun

Report says North Korean foreign minister replaced:The Asahi Shimbun...

SEOUL--North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho has been replaced, Seoul-based NK News reported on S...

 2020-01-19 10:20 

The Asahi Shimbun

Aide to lawmaker admits illegal payments to campaign staff:The Asahi Shimbun...

An aide to Upper House lawmaker Anri Kawai has admitted that campaign staff members were paid twice...

 2020-01-19 10:03 

China Post

Iran backtracks on plan to send flight recorders to Ukraine...

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Iranian official leading the investigation into the Ukrainian jetliner that was accidentally shot down by the Revolutionary Guard appeared to backtrack Sunday on plans to send the flight recorders abroad for analysis, a day a...

 2020-01-19 10:03 

China Post

'1917' takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If the Producers Guild Awards are a true predictor of the Oscars' best film category, then the World War I film "1917" is poised to come away with the top honor in a few weeks. The Sam Mendes film won the award for the...

 2020-01-19 10:01 

South China Morning Post

China coronavirus: Beijing breaks its silence, but only to 'deny rumours'...

China's central government has broken its silence on the Wuhan pneumonia outbreak with an online post aimed at "defying the rumours" surrounding the spread of the new coronavirus but without providing any new facts or figures on the issue.In a...

 2020-01-19 09:59 

The Mainichi

Hong Kong police fire tear gas as thousands rally...
 2020-01-19 09:59 

The Mainichi

Sumo: Takakeisho, Shodai in 3-way tie for lead at New Year meet...
 2020-01-19 09:59 

The Mainichi

Harry, Meghan to quit royal jobs, give up 'highness' titles...
 2020-01-19 09:59 

The Mainichi

Thousands gather for Women's March rallies across the US...
 2020-01-19 09:59 

The Mainichi

Germany hosts Libya summit in bid to curb military meddling...
 2020-01-19 09:59 

The Mainichi

Gun-rights activists gear up for show of force in Virginia...
 2020-01-19 09:59 

The Mainichi

21% of Japan local gov'ts report drop in economic sentiment: survey...
 2020-01-19 09:59 

The Mainichi

Lotte Group founder Shin Kyuk Ho dies at 99: Yonhap 2020/1/19...
 2020-01-19 09:56 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Lotte Group founder Shin Kyuk-ho dies at age 99...

(ATTN: UPDATES with statements of business community) SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Yonhap) -- Shin K......

 2020-01-19 09:46 

South China Morning Post

At least 75 soldiers killed in drone attack on mosque in Yemen, as fighting intensifies...

At least 75 Yemeni soldiers have been killed in missile and drone attacks blamed on Houthi rebels, medical and military sources said on Sunday.Saturday's strike on a military camp in the central province of Marib, about 170km (105 miles) east of the c...

 2020-01-19 09:38 

NHK

Striking Paris Opera musicians perform outdoors...

Musicians and singers of the Paris Opera who are on strike have performed outside the venue....

 2020-01-19 09:30 

South China Morning Post

Chinese provinces lower growth targets after central government takes over task of compiling GDP figures...

More than two thirds of Chinese provinces have lowered their growth targets for the year after the central government said it would start compiling provincial GDP totals.The move comes as the leadership's focus moves towards "high-quality growth&#...

 2020-01-19 09:25 

The Asahi Shimbun

China reports 17 more cases of new virus strain:The Asahi Shimbun...

BEIJING--China reported 17 more cases of pneumonia caused by a new coronavirus strain on Sunday, sto...

 2020-01-19 09:16 

NHK

Abe: Japan-US pact is immovable pillar...

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the Japan-US alliance is an immovable pillar for protecting world peace....

 2020-01-19 09:14 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Ex-presidential candidate Ahn Cheol-soo says he will not run for April elections...

(ATTN: RECASTS throughout with Ahn's comments) SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Yonhap) -- Ahn Cheol......

 2020-01-19 09:03 

China Post

Israel building underground defense system on Lebanon border...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military said it began construction of an underground defense system Sunday along its northern frontier with Lebanon to protect against cross-border tunnels. The infrastructure project will identify underground acoustic...

 2020-01-19 09:03 

China Post

Lebanon to release protesters detained after night of riots...

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's public prosecutor ordered the release Sunday of more than 30 people detained the previous evening, according to the National State News agency, in the worst day of violence since protests erupted three months ago. The pub...

 2020-01-19 09:03 

China Post

Erdogan demands stand against 'blood and chaos' in Libya...

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the international community to stand against "the merchants of blood and chaos" as he headed Sunday to a Berlin summit seeking to resolve the Libya conflict. Erdogan supp...

 2020-01-19 08:58 

Nikkei Asian Review

Xpeng remains bullish on China EV market despite Tesla's entry...

GUANGZHOU -- China's market for electric vehicles, the world's largest, screeched to a halt in 2019 after several years of torrid expansion, as the go...

 2020-01-19 08:58 

Korea Joongang Daily

Blue House vents ire at Harris...

The rift between Seoul and Washington over North Korea was laid bare Friday after South Korea's presidential office strongly objected to U.S. Ambassador Harry Harris's remarks suggesting Seoul get permission from the United States on reopening ind...

 2020-01-19 08:53 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kong protests: tear gas fired, arrests as rally for universal suffrage in Central descends into chaos...

Tear gas was fired in Hong Kong on Sunday after police shut down a rally for universal suffrage in the city's business district.Thousands took part in the demonstration in Central to demand electoral reform for September's legislative election and...

 2020-01-19 08:50 

Ecns.cn

Iran says black boxes of crashed airliner to be sent to Ukraine...

The black boxes of the crashed Ukrainian passenger plane which was shot down by Iranian forces will be sent to Ukraine, Iranian media reported on Saturday....

 2020-01-19 08:45 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) Former presidential candidate Ahn Cheol-soo says he will not run for April elections...
 2020-01-19 08:44 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Is populism the way out and forward for Hong Kong?...

Is Hong Kong heading towards a populist society?Not only does this government seem to be more inclined to use public money as a wishful cure for its political problems, some of this city's elite also tend to take external factors as the source of deep...

 2020-01-19 08:41 

South China Morning Post

Chinese theme park's bungee-jumping pig stunt sparks anger on social media...

Chinese social media users have reacted angrily to a video that appeared online on Saturday of a live pig attached to a bungee rope being pushed off a 70-metre-high (230-foot) platform, supposedly to celebrate the opening of a theme park's new attract...

 2020-01-19 08:36 

NHK

SUV in Beijing's Forbidden City sparks outrage...

A Chinese woman has sparked outrage on social media by posting photos of herself and a friend with a luxury car in the grounds of Beijing's Forbidden City....

 2020-01-19 08:27 

Central News Agency

Suhua Highway traffic expected to spike during Lunar New Year - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 19 (CNA) Traffic on the upgraded Suhua Highway, which officially opened on Jan. 6, is likely be heavily congested during the seven-day Lunar New Year later this month, the Directorate General of Highways (DGH) said Sunday....

 2020-01-19 08:26 

RTHK News

'Sanction HK officials' rally draws thousands...

Thousands of people gathered in Chater Garden in Central on Sunday afternoon to join a rally calling for global sanctions on Hong Kong officials who undermine human rights.Scores of riot police were in the area, stopping and searching people. Police water...

 2020-01-19 08:03 

China Post

New avalanches in Nepal interrupt search for 7 trekkers...

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — New avalanches falling on a popular trekking route in Nepal forced rescuers to halt their search for four South Korean trekkers and three Nepali guides who were believed to have been swept by a snowslide, an official said Sun...

 2020-01-19 08:02 

China Post

Hong Kong protesters call for boycott of Communist Party...

HONG KONG (AP) — A public park in Hong Kong on Sunday overflowed with thousands of protesters calling for electoral reforms and a boycott of the Chinese Communist Party. Sporting their movement's trademark black clothing and face masks, rally pa...

 2020-01-19 08:02 

China Post

Germany hosts Libya summit in bid to curb military meddling...

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is bringing together the key players in Libya's long-running civil war in a bid to curb foreign military meddling, solidify a cease-fire and help relaunch a political process to determine the North African nation's futu...

 2020-01-19 08:02 

China Post

2019 champ Djokovic eyes 5th post-30 Slam title in Australia...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The secret to Novak Djokovic's post-30 success? Not his best-in-tennis return. Or his limb-twisting, body-bending court coverage. Or even his baseline consistency or clutch gene. No, ask Djokovic to explain how he kee...

 2020-01-19 08:00 

South China Morning Post

Thawing China-Japan relations may have hit a cold front with latest World Trade Organisation move...

Sino-Japanese relations have hardly been a focus of global attention lately with other events US-China trade, Middle East crises and even Brexit dominating headlines, but the issue of how the world's second- and third-largest economies manage their re...

 2020-01-19 07:59 

The Mainichi

AP visits immigration courts across US, finds nonstop chaos...
 2020-01-19 07:59 

The Mainichi

Trump calls for more from Japan as security pact turns 60 years old 2020/1/19...
 2020-01-19 07:51 

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong budget deficit to increase next year, finance chief Paul Chan says, as government spending spree continues...

Hong Kong's financial secretary has forecast an even bigger budget deficit for 2020-21 as he warned it could surpass the HK$80 billion (US$10 billion) projection for the previous year.But Paul Chan Mo-po downplayed the significance of going into the r...

 2020-01-19 07:51 

Central News Agency

Fuel prices in Taiwan to fall by NT$0.7 this week - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 19 (CNA) Taiwan's two major fuel suppliers on Sunday announced price cuts of NT$0.7 per liter for gasoline and diesel this week, citing a drop in international crude oil prices....

 2020-01-19 07:46 

Central News Agency

Section 1 of MRT Circular Line likely to open by month-end: Mayor Hou - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 19 (CNA) New Taipei Mayor Hou Yu-ih () said Sunday his government is hoping that the first section of the Circular Line in Taipei's mass rapid transit (MRT) system will officially begin operations before the end of January, although the p...

 2020-01-19 07:43 

Yonhap News

Lotte Group founder Shin Kyuk-ho dies at age 99...

SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Yonhap) -- Shin Kyuk-ho, founder and honorary chairman of South Korean ret......

 2020-01-19 07:37 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) Lotte Group founder Shin Kyuk-ho dies at age of 99...
 2020-01-19 07:25 

RTHK News

'No surprise if HK sees cases of Wuhan virus'...

In infectious disease expert, Professor David Hui, says it's quite possible for Hong Kong to see cases of the new viral pneumonia outbreak from Wuhan.Professor Hui, from the Chinese University, was speaking after mainland officials confirmed 17 more c...

 2020-01-19 07:23 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Nearly half of N. Korean party vice chairmen replaced in recent convention...

(ATTN: UPDATES with new info in last 4 paras) SEOUL, Jan 19 (Yonhap) -- Ri Su-yong, form......

 2020-01-19 07:21 

Yonhap News

(3rd LD) N. Korea picks new top diplomat, heralding policy shift...

(ATTN: REWRITES lead, para 4) SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Yonhap) -- North Korea appears to have pic......

 2020-01-19 07:14 

Yonhap News

BTS' modern art project, 'CONNECT, BTS' hits Berlin...

SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Yonhap) -- BTS' global contemporary art initiative,...

 2020-01-19 07:07 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) N. Korea picks new top diplomat, heralding policy shift...

(ATTN: UPDATES with more info in paras 10-13, 15-16, 18-19) SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Yonhap) -- N......

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