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 2019-12-09 10:03 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

At least 5,600 retail jobs to go in Hong Kong and 7,000 firms to fold in coming six months as protests land heavy blow on economy, survey finds...

Hong Kong's struggling retail sector will suffer at least 5,600 job redundancies and 7,000 firms will fold in the coming six months the worst figures on record as the ongoing political and social turmoil deals a heavy blow to the economy.Those were th...

 2019-12-09 10:03 

NHK

Two men questioned over Nakamura shooting...

The Afghan interior ministry says its officials are questioning two men in connection with the fatal shooting of Japanese doctor and aid worker Tetsu Nakamura....

 2019-12-09 10:02 

China Post

Differences in personality: What psychiatrists can learn from mice to treat depression...

For the experiment, a research team around neurobiologist Alon Chen observed mice that had been placed in groups and left to wander around freely. By examining the rodents' interactions over the course of a few days, the scientists were able to identi...

 2019-12-09 10:01 

China Post

Microplastics: Airing my dirty (nappy) laundry in public...

The musical octopus holds his attention just long enough to get the job done. The diaper is changed. In my baby's first year, I've done this more than 2,500 times. But unlike many parents in western, industrialized countries, I won't throw the...

 2019-12-09 10:00 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Japanese man, 61, kept dead father's body for a month as he was scared to be alone...

A Japanese court has taken pity on a hikikomori, or social recluse, who was charged with failing to report his father's death after he told the judge that he bathed and cared for the decomposing body for nearly a month because he was frightened to be ...

 2019-12-09 10:00 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kong dollar peg: why the city's linked exchange system is an important buffer against financial crisis...

This is the first article in a three-part series looking at the outlook for Hong Kong's dollar peg system under the city's current political uncertainty.Hong Kong's dollar peg has been thrust into the spotlight as a result of six months of ant...

 2019-12-09 09:57 

China Post

Macronix to give each employee hefty 30th anniversary bonus...

Macronix International Co., one of Taiwan's leading memory chipmakers, said Monday it will give a NT$10,000 (US$328) bonus to each employee to celebrate its 30th anniversary....

 2019-12-09 09:57 

China Post

Lebanon's al-Khatib ends PM candidacy...

Lebanon's search for a new prime minister was postponed, after businessman Samir al-Khatib withdrawn his candidacy on Sunday. Khatib was a contender to succeed Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who resigned from his post on October 29 amid weeks of massive ...

 2019-12-09 09:57 

China Post

Belgian town sheds UNESCO status over anti-Semitism row...

The northern Belgian town of Aalst has decided to withdraw its annual carnival from the UN cultural heritage list, saying it is fed up with allegations of anti-Semitism. The town was widely condemned after one of the floats at its carnival parade in March...

 2019-12-09 09:57 

China Post

Werner Herzog, a man of extremes...

He has explored the Antarctic with his camera, filmed the infernos of erupting volcanos, made his way to the heart of burning oil fields during the Gulf War, interviewed death row prisoners shortly before their execution and recounted the fate of a fanati...

 2019-12-09 09:57 

China Post

Official mourns death of comic book artist Hsu Mao-sung...

Culture Minister Cheng Li-chiun () on Monday mourned the death of award-winning comic book artist Hsu Mao-sung (), who passed away on Saturday....

 2019-12-09 09:57 

China Post

Opinion: Bundesliga sheds boring tag...

Christmas has come early for German football fans. With just three games left before the winter break, the top seven teams in the league are in the running for the title race. Just seven points separate them! And this in a league that has suffered from a ...

 2019-12-09 09:57 

China Post

Quiz: Germany can taste this sweet...

Whether you seek out a traditional restaurant or a gourmet temple, whether you choose fish at the North Sea or beer in Bavaria — if you travel to Germany, you also want to get to know the country from a culinary point of view. Germany's gastrono...

 2019-12-09 09:57 

China Post

The Baltic Sea island of Rgen...
 2019-12-09 09:57 

China Post

CAA mulling new terminal for Kaohsiung airport...

A new terminal is being planned for the Kaohsiung International Airport to better integrate local and international air travel, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) said Monday....

 2019-12-09 09:56 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) Political parties agree to normalize National Assembly operations...

(ATTN: UPDATES with details in paras 10-12) SEOUL, Dec. 9 (Yonhap) -- The ruling Democra......

 2019-12-09 09:54 

Japan Times

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi makes foray into Japanese market...

Xiaomi Corp., the world's fourth-largest maker of smartphones, is entering the Japanese market, embarking on a quest to win the hearts of iPhone-loving Japanese consumers.Though ......

 2019-12-09 09:46 

NHK

5 killed in New Zealand volcano eruption...

Police say at least five people have died and several others are injured or missing in a volcanic eruption off the coast of New Zealand's North Island. They say 23 people have been rescued from White Island....

 2019-12-09 09:45 

The Asahi Shimbun

Tourists injured, missing in eruption of New Zealand volcano:The Asahi Shimbun...

WELLINGTON--A volcano on a small New Zealand island frequented by tourists erupted with a large plum...

 2019-12-09 09:41 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) N. Korea blasts Trump's warning, says it has nothing more to lose...

(ATTN: ADDS more quotes, background, photo)By Choi Soo-hyang SEOUL, Dec. 9 (Yonhap) -- No......

 2019-12-09 09:40 

South China Morning Post

China's top diplomat Wang Yi says Beijing will back Myanmar to resolve its problems...

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called for more strategic cooperation with Myanmar as the two Asian neighbours come under growing pressure from the West.Wang made the remarks during a meeting with Myanmar's President Win Myint in the capital Nayp...

 2019-12-09 09:39 

Japan Times

Marinos' faith in Teruhito Nakagawa pays off...

Just over five years ago, Yokohama F. Marinos showed their faith in then-22-year-old Teruhito Nakagawa when they announced they would sign the Senshu University attacker ......

 2019-12-09 09:38 

Japan Times

AC Milan fan stabbed in fight over players' shorts...

An AC Milan supporter was stabbed outside Bologna's stadium on Sunday in a fight over who had caught a players' shorts, according to media reports ......

 2019-12-09 09:38 

Japan Times

NPB stars no longer shy about expressing MLB aspirations...

Kohei Arihara wants to pitch in the major leagues in the near future. Haruki Nishikawa wants to make the move as well. Hayato Sakamoto doesn't ......

 2019-12-09 09:34 

Yonhap News

Music industry insiders call for transparency in music chart management...

SEOUL, Dec. 9 (Yonhap) -- Pop music industry insiders on Monday called for greater transpa......

 2019-12-09 09:34 

NHK

Three bears captured at medical clinic...

Three bears were found apparently hibernating in the storehouse of a medical clinic in central Japan....

 2019-12-09 09:31 

China Post

How a German hospital uses TikTok to recruit new talent...

Skeleton dances, stethoscope karaoke and reanimating rubber chickens are the things we may suspect our doctors do when we're not looking, but rarely do we get a chance to catch them at it. Well, the guessing game is over, because now they are doing it...

 2019-12-09 09:31 

Japan Times

Dollar eases to around 108.60 in Tokyo trading...

The dollar eased to around 108.60 in lackluster Tokyo trading Monday.At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at 108.56-57, down from 108.66-66 at the same time ......

 2019-12-09 09:30 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kong protests: The full story in infographics...

Our collection of visual stories sheds light on the events behind the protests gripping Hong Kong. Tap here to launch this special feature...

 2019-12-09 09:26 

China Post

Analysis: 4 enough for now to keep CFP expansion talk quiet...

College football always needs an argument when it comes to the postseason. This year, it was whether LSU or Ohio State should be the top seed in the four-team playoff. Four was enough this season to accommodate the teams worthy of a crack at the national ...

 2019-12-09 09:26 

China Post

Traffic jams choke Paris as pension strikes hobble trains...

PARIS (AP) — Paris commuters inched to work Monday through exceptional traffic jams, as strikes to preserve retirement rights halted trains and subways for a fifth straight day. Citing safety risks, the SNCF national rail network warned travelers to...

 2019-12-09 09:26 

NHK

Afghan authorities question shooting suspects...

Afghanistan's interior ministry says its officials are questioning two men over the fatal shooting of Japanese doctor and humanitarian worker Tetsu Nakamura....

 2019-12-09 09:26 

China Post

Paralyzed Humboldt crash survivor takes first steps...

The day Ryan Straschnitzki underwent surgery that would turn his body into something like a remote-controlled robot, the paralyzed hockey player had one deep worry: The 6-foot-1, 190-pound defenseman who once didn't miss a shift even after dislocating...

 2019-12-09 09:26 

China Post

Art theft: 'There is always a risk for museums'...

DW: Treasures of immeasurable proportions were stolen during the burglary of Dresden's famous Green Vault museum. As an art expert, what did you initially think or feel when you heard about the robbery? Ulli Seegers: I could hardly believe it at first...

 2019-12-09 09:26 

China Post

Climate change has become a health emergency...

Pediatricians in New Delhi, India, say children's lungs are no longer pink, but black. Our warming planet is already impacting the health of the world's children and will shape the future of an entire generation if we fail to limit global warming ...

 2019-12-09 09:26 

China Post

Ukraine: Rally over fears of capitulation to Russia at Paris summit...

Thousands of Ukrainians gathered in Kyiv on Sunday fearing a "capitulation4; to Russia ahead of peace talks between the leaders of the two nations — Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Vladimir Putin — at a summit in Paris that begins tomorrow. The...

 2019-12-09 09:26 

China Post

COP25: Controversial carbon markets take center stage...

In a rural area of northern Cambodia, rice husks are used as fuel to generate electricity for local communities otherwise dependent on highly polluting diesel generators. The project is financed by individuals and companies at the other side of the world ...

 2019-12-09 09:26 

China Post

Hayabusa2 probe leaves Ryugu asteroid, heads home...

Japan's Hayabusa2 probe has left Ryugu asteroid and started its 300-million-kilometer (186-million-mile) journey through space towards Earth, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency confirmed on Wednesday. The spacecraft is bringing back a capsule with...

 2019-12-09 09:26 

China Post

German government would rather save the coalition than the climate, says activist...

Despite ongoing protests from society and science, last week the German government approved the key components of its so-called climate packet. But Luisa Neubauer, a leading figure in Germany's Fridays for Future movement, says the package won't b...

 2019-12-09 09:25 

China Post

Britain faces most history-shaping election since WWII...

LONDON (AP) — Britain is facing the most testing and significant period in its modern history since World War II. The polarized electorate now has a critical choice to make — but it seems unlikely the result, whatever it may be, will heal deep...

 2019-12-09 09:25 

China Post

Schauffele making a name for himself with his golf...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Steve Stricker cared only about securing a spot in the first U.S. Open in his home state of Wisconsin. Still, there was something about the PGA Tour rookie in his group during a 36-hole qualifier that intrigued him. It wa...

 2019-12-09 09:25 

China Post

NFL ICYMI: Jimmy G's defining performance; calls hurt Pats...

Jimmy G. seems to be heating up just as Tom Terrific appears to be slowing down Bouncing back from a close loss a week earlier, the San Francisco 49ers went out and took over the No. 1 playoff seeding in the NFC by coming back on the road to edge Drew Bre...

 2019-12-09 09:24 

Central News Agency

President pitches bilateral trade pact in meeting with U.S. official...

Taipei, Dec. 9 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen () expressed hope Monday during a meeting with a high-level U.S. Department of Commerce official that Taiwan and the United States can sign a bilateral trade agreement to add new impetus to bilateral economic gr...

 2019-12-09 09:24 

Central News Agency

Official mourns death of comic book artist Hsu Mao-sung...

Taipei, Dec. 9 (CNA) Culture Minister Cheng Li-chiun () on Monday mourned the death of award-winning comic book artist Hsu Mao-sung (), who passed away on Saturday....

 2019-12-09 09:20 

The Mainichi

Japan's initial FY 2020 budget to hit new record, top 100 tril. yen...
 2019-12-09 09:20 

The Mainichi

China claims everyone in Xinjiang camps has 'graduated'...
 2019-12-09 09:20 

The Mainichi

Japan snow museum gives visitors that 'Frozen' feeling with princess experience...
 2019-12-09 09:20 

The Mainichi

'I had to do it for society': Conversations with accused Japan care home mass murderer...
 2019-12-09 09:20 

The Mainichi

Japan local gov't shocked as official arrested over suspected child abuse 2019/12/9...
 2019-12-09 09:20 

The Mainichi

Opposition parties give up no-confidence motion against Abe over sakura party 2019/12/9...

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