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 2021-01-15 23:01 

Nikkei Asian Review

Japan development bank launches $500m fund to grow wind sector...

TOKYO -- The government-backed Development Bank of Japan has launched a roughly 53 billion yen ($509 million) fund to help drive the expansion of...

 2021-01-15 22:45 

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong's growing sense of identity as a Chinese city is natural and should be embraced...

With mass coronavirus vaccinations set to be available next month, the possibility for Hong Kong to return to some semblance of normality seems to be on the horizon. Yet, 2021 will see the city adjusting to a new normal, one that is underscored by a more ...

 2021-01-15 22:36 

Ecns.cn

Fishermen cast nets on frozen Sayram Lake...

Zhang Demin, 59, cast nets at dawn on the Sayram Lake with his teammates on Wednesday....

 2021-01-15 22:27 

RTHK News

Biden stimulus no balm for US stocks, Dow loses 0.6%...

President-elect Joe Biden's massive plan to help the US economy didn't shake Wall Street's downbeat sentiment on Friday, with major indices losing gro......

 2021-01-15 22:17 

China Post

Harden sees title chance, says he'll sacrifice shots for it...

NEW YORK (AP) — James Harden used his final interview in Houston to say that his team wasn't good enough.He has a whole new message now that he's in Brooklyn.Harden sees a roster that features Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, a coaching staff ...

 2021-01-15 22:17 

China Post

Off to solid start, Dorrell sees big things in store for CU...

Colorado coach Karl Dorrell had a thought while flying back with his team from a lopsided Alamo Bowl loss last month. "How far we have to go," he said Friday in a wrap-up video call.That's why Dorrell hasn't taken much time off since the 5...

 2021-01-15 22:17 

China Post

Rangers 1-year deals with Gold Glovers Gallo, Kiner-Falefa...

The Texas Rangers agreed to one-year deals with right fielder Joey Gallo and expected starting shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa on Friday, avoiding arbitration with their two Gold Glove winners.Gallo got a $6.2 million deal, after last season earning $1,629,6...

 2021-01-15 22:16 

China Post

Von Miller under investigation by police in suburb of Denver...

DENVER (AP) — Broncos linebacker Von Miller is under investigation by police in a Denver suburb.Parker Police Department spokesman Josh Hans confirmed the investigation Friday, but couldn't provide additional details. Hans wrote in an email that...

 2021-01-15 22:16 

China Post

Falcons pick Titans offensive coordinator Smith as new coach...

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith to become the team's head coach.The Falcons announced the agreement on Friday. Smith held a virtual interview with the team on Monda...

 2021-01-15 22:15 

China Post

Case against woman charged in boyfriend's suicide to proceed...

BOSTON (AP) — The manslaughter case against a former Boston College student accused of encouraging her boyfriend to take his own life will head toward trial, prosecutors said Friday. A court this week partially denied the defense's motion to dis...

 2021-01-15 22:15 

China Post

UN hopes to take first step to elect next chief by Jan. 31...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly and Security Council are expected to take the first step toward electing the next head of the global organization this month.Assembly President Volkan Bozkir said Friday that he and Tunisia's U.N. ...

 2021-01-15 22:14 

China Post

Noem blames Capitol insurrection on lack of civics education...

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Friday blamed an inadequate education in American civics as "the root cause" of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, while making no mention of President Donald Trump's role in the at...

 2021-01-15 22:14 

China Post

Mormon leaders condemn 'lawless behavior' at US Capitol...

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints condemned "lawless behavior" and the violence of rioters who broke into the U.S. Capitol in a statement Friday that marked the faith's first public comments since the ...

 2021-01-15 22:14 

China Post

NY prosecutors interview Michael Cohen about Trump finances...

NEW YORK (AP) — New York prosecutors conducted an hourslong interview Thursday of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, asking a range of questions about Trump's business dealings, according to three people famili...

 2021-01-15 22:06 

Korea Joongang Daily

Number of part-time workers hits record high...

In the pandemic-hit job market, job losses are not the only issue — more Koreans are now barely making ends meet as part-time workers....

 2021-01-15 22:05 

Korea Joongang Daily

Short selling divides punters big and small...

Short selling is returning to the stock market, but retail investors are riled up and the ruling Democratic Party (DP) is taking their side....

 2021-01-15 22:05 

Nikkei Asian Review

Japan CEOs accept state of emergency, but brace for tough losses...

TOKYO -- Two-thirds of chiefs at major Japanese companies expect revenue to fall during the country's widening coronavirus state of emergency as...

 2021-01-15 21:59 

Ecns.cn

HK supports local universities to open branches in Greater Bay Area...

Carrie Lam praised the long-term vision of local colleges and universities for deciding to set up campuses in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, adding that the HKSAR government would support relevant projects....

 2021-01-15 21:58 

Ecns.cn

China: U.S. abuse of state power serves nobody's interests...

China opposes the United States wantonly bullying foreign companies by abusing state power on the untenable ground of national security, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said during a regular press conference on Friday....

 2021-01-15 21:57 

South China Morning Post

Palestine to have first elections in 15 years, annoucnes president Mahmoud Abbas...

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas on Friday announced dates for the first Palestinian elections in more than 15 years, setting legislative polls for May 22 and a July 31 presidential vote.Abbas's Fatah party, which controls the Palestinian Authority...

 2021-01-15 21:54 

NHK

Mass coronavirus testing conducted south of Paris...

A strain of the coronavirus believed to be more contagious has been detected in Bagneux, south of Paris. French authorities say school staff contracted it, despite not traveling to Britain, where it was initially found....

 2021-01-15 21:54 

NHK

Global coronavirus deaths top 2 million...

The global death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has surpassed 2 million....

 2021-01-15 21:45 

Ecns.cn

Ant Group establishes rectification working team, formulating timeframe for overhaul: central bank deputy governor...

Ant Group has established a rectification working team and is making haste to formulate a timeframe for overhaul of its services, Chinese central bank deputy governor Chen Yulu revealed Friday....

 2021-01-15 21:32 

The Mainichi

Haiku in English: Jan. 16, 2021...
 2021-01-15 21:31 

Ecns.cn

Migratory birds winter in Jiangxi...

A large number of migratory birds migrate to Yushui District, Xinyu City, southeast China's Jiangxi Province to spend winter, Jan. 14, 2021....

 2021-01-15 21:27 

Ecns.cn

HKSAR govt seeks WTO panel on US relabeling of HK exports...

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government on Thursday asked the World Trade Organization to set up a dispute-settlement panel over the United States' violation of WTO rules when it came out with a new origin marking requirement for HK pro...

 2021-01-15 21:27 

Ecns.cn

HK police arrest 11 for helping offenders...

The national security unit of the Hong Kong Police Force confirmed on Thursday that it arrested 11 people on suspicion of helping offenders to flee the city....

 2021-01-15 21:26 

Ecns.cn

China to safeguard Chinese firms' rights, interests...

China will take necessary measures to resolutely safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese companies and support them in safeguarding their own rights and interests in accordance with the law....

 2021-01-15 21:25 

Ecns.cn

China firmly opposes words, deeds of U.S. UN envoy regarding Taiwan...

China's Permanent Mission to the United Nations (UN) on Thursday expressed firm opposition to the words and deeds of the U.S. permanent representative to the UN regarding Taiwan....

 2021-01-15 21:21 

Ecns.cn

Japanese director cast new light on China's epidemic control efforts...
 2021-01-15 21:16 

China Post

Meyer believes Jacksonville 'is the place' he can win in NFL...

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Urban Meyer first started thinking about the NFL about a decade ago. He was getting phone calls from team owners. He was intrigued by the notion of testing his coaching skills at football's highest level. He was ready t...

 2021-01-15 21:16 

China Post

Indians avoid arbitration with 3, all acquired in trades...

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians avoided salary arbitration with catcher Austin Hedges, right-hander Phil Maton and infielder Amed Rosario, agreeing Friday to one-year deals with three players who joined them via trade in the past six months.H...

 2021-01-15 21:16 

China Post

Brewers reach 1-year deals with Josh Hader, Brandon Woodruff...

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers avoided going to arbitration with pitchers Josh Hader and Brandon Woodruff by agreeing to one-year contracts with the former All-Stars.Hader signed for $6,675,000 while Woodruff agreed to a $3,275,000 deal. The...

 2021-01-15 21:16 

China Post

Column: Meyer faces tough adjustment heading to NFL Jaguars...

Before the good folks in Jacksonville get too fired up about the arrival of Urban Meyer, let's review a few cautionary tales. Like Nick Saban. And Steve Spurrier. And perhaps the biggest flop of all when it comes to college coaches going pro, Bobby Pe...

 2021-01-15 21:15 

China Post

Chiefs aim for quicker starts as they begin title defense...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have proven that they can overcome just about any deficit in the postseason.That doesn't mean they want to keep doing it.Of all the points of emphasis this weekend, when the Chiefs play the Clevelan...

 2021-01-15 21:15 

Ecns.cn

China ships out 438.5b yuan in anti-pandemic items in 2020...

China shipped 438.5 billion yuan worth of anti-pandemic materials to over 200 countries and regions from March to December, 2020, according to the latest foreign trade data released by the General Administration of Customs....

 2021-01-15 21:15 

Ecns.cn

China records 8.8% rise in U.S. trade...

China's foreign trade in goods with the United States reached 4.06 trillion yuan ($627.70 billion) in 2020, up 8.8 percent on a yearly basis, accounting for 12.6 percent of its total goods imports and exports in the year....

 2021-01-15 21:15 

South China Morning Post

Zhang Ziyi follows Jackie Chan, Tom Cruise in playing a character much younger than she is, but fans and critics are not impressed...

Emma Thompson did it in Ang Lee's 1995 screen adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, as did Dustin Hoffman in the movie classic The Graduate in 1967. Actors taking on roles that are much younger than their real age Thompson played a 19...

 2021-01-15 21:14 

NHK

Powerful quake kills dozens in Indonesia...

A powerful earthquake has struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, killing at least 42 people and injuring hundreds more....

 2021-01-15 21:14 

China Post

Right-hander Reyes Moronta reaches one-year deal with Giants...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Right-hander Reyes Moronta agreed to a $695,000, one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants on Friday to avoid salary arbitration.The 28-year-old reliever didn't pitch during the coronavirus-shortened 2020 season as he ...

 2021-01-15 21:14 

China Post

Anger in states over pace of COVID-19 vaccine allotments...

Uncertainty over the pace of federal COVID-19 vaccine allotments triggered anger and confusion Friday in some states, with officials worried that the shipments they expected won't be coming through.The developments threatened to escalate tensions betw...

 2021-01-15 21:14 

China Post

Mets agree with 4 on 1-year deals, including Smith and Daz...

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets agreed to one-year contracts with first baseman-outfielder Dominic Smith and pitchers Edwin Daz, Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman on Friday to avoid salary arbitration.Smith will make $2.55 million in his first year of...

 2021-01-15 21:14 

China Post

Philip J. Smith, who led Shubert Organization, dies at 89...

NEW YORK (AP) — Philip J. Smith, who rose from box office treasurer at the Imperial Theatre on Broadway to chairman and co-CEO of the theatrical giant Shubert Organization, has died from complications from COVID-19, according to his daughters. He wa...

 2021-01-15 21:13 

China Post

Review: 'Locked Down' mirrors our quarantine experiences...

Doug Liman's "Locked Down," one of the first and most ambitious films to be conceived and shot during the pandemic, is, like our own quarantine experiences, erratic, a little absurd and sporadically delightful. Unlike our time in quarantine, i...

 2021-01-15 21:09 

Nikkei Asian Review

China tightens rare-earth regulations, policing entire supply chain...

BEIJING -- China will strengthen regulation over the rare-earth metals industry, from mining to exports, the Ministry of Industry and Information Tech...

 2021-01-15 21:09 

Nikkei Asian Review

US Vice President Pence calls Kamala Harris to offer congratulations...

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Mike Pence has called his soon-to-be successor Kamala Harris to offer his congratulations, according to two people f...

 2021-01-15 21:06 

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: global death toll passes the two million mark...

Total confirmed deaths from Covid-19 around the world passed two million on Friday, according to a count by Agence France-Presse.As of 6:25pm GMT on Friday, 2,000,066 people had died of the virus since it first emerged in China in late 2019, according to ...

 2021-01-15 20:56 

Ecns.cn

Chinese team to turn 6.7 mln hectares of saline-alkali land into paddies...

The team of renowned agronomist Yuan Longping on Friday said they planned to plant saline-alkali tolerant rice to transform 6.7 million hectares of saline-alkali land in China over the next eight to 10 years....

 2021-01-15 20:52 

Japan Times

Suga Cabinet disapproval tops approval for first time...

The survey also showed that 61.4% of respondents said they do not highly regard the government's response to the novel coronavirus epidemic....

 2021-01-15 20:16 

China Post

Judge, Yankees agree at to $10,175,000, 1-year contract...

NEW YORK (AP) — Slugging outfielder Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees avoided arbitration when they agreed Friday to a one-year contract worth $10,175,000.Judge had his third straight injury-interrupted season since winning the 2017 AL Rookie of ...

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