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 2021-06-22 23:12 

China Post

Uber Eats tackles app profile issue that outs trans drivers...

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A civil rights group warned Uber Eats that its app profiles place transgender drivers at risk of harassment and violence, prompting the company to apologize Tuesday to a Kansas man and to resolve issues within the app that ...

 2021-06-22 23:12 

China Post

The Latest: Georgia governor to end health emergency July 1...

ATLANTA — Georgia's governor says he will end the state's public health state of emergency on July 1, more than 15 months after he initially declared it because of the coronavirus pandemic. Republican Brian Kemp made the announcement Tuesday...

 2021-06-22 23:12 

China Post

Houston hospital workers fired, resign over COVID-19 vaccine...

HOUSTON (AP) — More than 150 employees at a Houston hospital system who refused to get a COVID-19 vaccine have been fired or resigned after a judge dismissed an employee lawsuit over the vaccine requirement. A spokesperson for Houston Methodist syst...

 2021-06-22 23:12 

China Post

California oil regulators delay health, safety rules again...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — It's been a year and a half since California Gov. Gavin Newsom directed oil regulators to consider new health and safety measures to protect people living near oil and gas drilling sites. But those regulators missed ano...

 2021-06-22 23:08 

South China Morning Post

US diplomat Antony Blinken aims to shore up unity against China as he heads off to Europe...

Days after Joe Biden's first presidential trip abroad, Secretary of State Antony Blinken headed back to Europe Tuesday to keep up the work of building Western unity against a rising China.Blinken left Washington late on Tuesday afternoon for Berlin, a...

 2021-06-22 23:00 

South China Morning Post

South Korea's secretive Shincheonji church in foreign recruitment drive after Covid-19 exodus...

When Elizabeth Peters* was invited by a close friend to attend a Christian workshop at a London cafe she was hoping to explore her religious views in a relaxed, informal setting with no strings attached.Little could she have known it would be the start of...

 2021-06-22 22:47 

Nikkei Asian Review

Bitcoin stumbles below $30,000 under weight of China crackdown...

WASHINGTON -- While Asia slept, regulatory pressures in China continued to bear on bitcoin, dragging the price of the world's most traded cryptocurren...

 2021-06-22 22:47 

Nikkei Asian Review

As US exits Afghanistan, China prepares for threat of security void...

NEW YORK -- Even as U.S.-China ties fray, Beijing is growing increasingly concerned over a security vacuum emerging in Afghanistan after Ame...

 2021-06-22 22:46 

South China Morning Post

US lawmakers seem open to narrower Asian trade pact in wake of TPP failure...

Spurred by supply chain interruptions, US lawmakers appeared open on Tuesday to engaging with allies in Asia on a multilateral trade agreement after Washington's withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership four years ago.Senator Tom Carper, the Demo...

 2021-06-22 22:38 

China Post

Pelosi, Schumer to huddle with White House on infrastructure...

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer will confer Wednesday with White House officials on next steps for President Joe Biden's nearly $4 trillion infrastructure plans as talks with Republicans see-...

 2021-06-22 22:23 

China Post

The Latest: Hawaii detects community spread of delta variant...

HONOLULU — Hawaii health officials say there is community spread of the COVID-19 delta variant, which was first detected in India. Two cases on Oahu and one on the Big Island involve travel from the U.S. mainland. One case involves an Oahu resident ...

 2021-06-22 22:23 

China Post

Jill Biden touts vaccine in poorly inoculated Mississippi...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — First lady Jill Biden visited one of the states least vaccinated against COVID-19 on Tuesday, encouraging residents of Mississippi to get their shots and telling them, "The White House, our administration — we care ab...

 2021-06-22 22:21 

The Mainichi

Typhoon of Steel: Okinawa key to US invasion plans during Pacific War (Pt. 2)...
 2021-06-22 22:21 

The Mainichi

Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary party starts Oct. 1...
 2021-06-22 22:21 

The Mainichi

Volcano erupts on southwestern Japan island, alert level raised...
 2021-06-22 22:18 

China Post

UN urges world to push Afghanistan from battlefield to talks...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N.'s top envoy for Afghanistan urged the international community on Tuesday to do everything possible to push the Taliban and the government from the battlefield back to the negotiating table, warning that "inerti...

 2021-06-22 22:18 

China Post

US takes down Iran-linked news sites, alleges disinformation...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — American authorities seized a range of Iran's state-linked news website domains they accused of spreading "disinformation" on Tuesday, a U.S. official said, a move that appeared to be a far-reaching cra...

 2021-06-22 22:18 

China Post

US to review dark history of Indigenous boarding schools...

The federal government will investigate its past oversight of Native American boarding schools and work to "uncover the truth about the loss of human life and the lasting consequences" of the institutions, which over the decades forced hundreds of...

 2021-06-22 22:18 

China Post

Texas governor orders special session, but doesn't say why...

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday ordered lawmakers back to work in July, raising expectations of another attempt to pass new voting restrictions after Democrats blocked the GOP's first try with a dramatic late-ni...

 2021-06-22 22:16 

China Post

Secret recording has Wisconsin seniors criticizing Gard...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's seniors were critical of coach Greg Gard during a late-season team meeting that was secretly recorded and later sent to a newspaper. The Wisconsin State Journal says it received a 37-minute audio file this week o...

 2021-06-22 22:16 

China Post

Blue Jays' Manoah suspended 5 games for hitting Franco...

NEW YORK (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays rookie Alek Manoah was suspended for five games and fined by Major League Baseball senior vice president Michael Hill, who concluded the right-hander intentionally threw at Maikel Franco last weekend. Manoah appeale...

 2021-06-22 22:15 

China Post

AP source: Middleton, Holiday, Love commit to Tokyo Games...

Jrue Holiday is planning to try to follow in his wife's footsteps and win an Olympic gold medal. Holiday has committed to USA Basketball for next month's Tokyo Games, along with his Milwaukee teammate Khris Middleton and Cleveland forward Kevin Lo...

 2021-06-22 22:15 

China Post

Indians expect MLB wins leader Civale to be out with injury...

CHICAGO (AP) — Cleveland Indians right-hander Aaron Civale appears headed to the injured list because of soreness in the middle finger on his pitching hand, another major hit for a banged-up staff. The major league leader with 10 wins, Civale left i...

 2021-06-22 22:15 

China Post

Sterling savior again: England beats Czechs 1-0 at Euro 2020...

LONDON (AP) — At least England now knows it can rely on Raheem Sterling for goals. The scoring touch missing at his last three tournaments has been rediscovered on home territory, and it gave his team first place in its group. Sterling scored his se...

 2021-06-22 22:14 

China Post

Mets' Conforto ready to return, but Lucchesi out for season...

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets got some mixed injury news on Tuesday. Right fielder Michael Conforto is set to make his return from the injured list, but the team confirmed that left-handed pitcher Joey Lucchesi is headed for season-ending Tommy ...

 2021-06-22 22:14 

China Post

76ers hoping Ben Simmons can fix his game in the offseason...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons clanked one free throw off the back of the rim, so he took a breather, fist-bumped Joel Embiid, paced, walked back to the line and bonked another shot. Hey, the 76ers still led the Hawks by 23 points at that point, Ga...

 2021-06-22 22:14 

China Post

Texas extends CWS stay, knocks out Volunteers with 8-4 win...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Freshman Tanner Witt pitched 5 2/3 innings of shutout relief, Silas Ardoin hit a tie-breaking, two-run single, and Texas eliminated Tennessee from the College World Series with an 8-4 victory Tuesday. The No. 2 national seed Longh...

 2021-06-22 22:13 

China Post

Naquin's 3-run homer in 9th gives Reds 10-7 win over Twins...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds didn't look drained to manager David Bell, despite this recent slide. The boss was right, because the Reds had plenty of energy left for a late surge against Minnesota after the Twins took a game of back-an...

 2021-06-22 22:12 

China Post

Portland police halt minor traffic stops, citing disparity...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Oregon's largest city are being advised to no longer pursue low-level traffic infractions — including expired plates and broken headlights — unless related to an immediate safety threat, Portland Mayor...

 2021-06-22 22:00 

Japan Times

Alert level raised after volcanic eruption on Kagoshima island...

A volcano on an island south of Kagoshima Prefecture erupted early Wednesday, sending large rocks as far as 1 kilometer from the crater, prompting the ......

 2021-06-22 22:00 

South China Morning Post

From Mars to the moon: the computer system behind China's space missions...

Whether it is China's rover on Mars, its space station orbiting the Earth or its moon probe bringing back lunar samples, one little-known system is behind them all.The core of the Kylin computer operating system has been guarded as a national secret a...

 2021-06-22 22:00 

South China Morning Post

Renowned translator who bridged Chinese and Western literature dies at the age of 100...

Xu Yuanchong, a translator who helped bridge Chinese and Western cultures by translating Chinese classics into English and French, and vice versa, died last week at the age of 100.Xu was well known for translating poetry from Mao Zedong, poems from the Ta...

 2021-06-22 21:55 

Yonhap News

(EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on June 23)...

Here comes the mud On May 25, ruling Democratic Party (DP) leader Song Young-gil said hi......

 2021-06-22 21:55 

Yonhap News

(EDITORIAL from Korea Times on June 23)...

Boycott against Coupang E-commerce giant should improve safety, working conditions A boy......

 2021-06-22 21:55 

Yonhap News

(EDITORIAL from Korea Herald on June 23)...

Building momentum US, North Korea are edging closer to reopening denuclearization talks ......

 2021-06-22 21:54 

Yonhap News

Top headlines in major S. Korean newspapers...

SEOUL, June 23 (Yonhap) -- The following are the top headlines in major South Korean newsp......

 2021-06-22 21:51 

South China Morning Post

US to review dark history of Native American boarding schools to 'uncover the truth'...

The federal government will investigate its past oversight of Native American boarding schools and work to "uncover the truth about the loss of human life and the lasting consequences" of the institutions, which over the decades forced hundreds of...

 2021-06-22 21:51 

Nikkei Asian Review

The money pushers: The world is embracing Japan-style economics...

TOKYO -- Until a few days ago, Tokyo had been in the grip of a state of emergency. Throughout the period of restrictions, as always, cavernous wholesa...

 2021-06-22 21:12 

South China Morning Post

Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko accuses Germany of 'Nazism' over new sanctions...

Belarus prsident Alexander Lukashenko Tuesday accused modern Germany of Nazism on the 80th anniversary of Hitler's invasion of the USSR and a day after coordinated Western sanctions on his country.The EU, US, British and Canadian sanctions were a resp...

 2021-06-22 21:12 

China Post

NCAA could seek once-radical solutions after high court loss...

Embedded in Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's scathing rebuke of the NCAA and its rules were a few suggestions on how college sports can be reformed to avoid being sued into oblivion. "Legislation would be one option," Kavanaugh wrote in...

 2021-06-22 21:08 

China Post

Biden urges shots for young adults as variant concern grows...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to get younger Americans vaccinated for COVID-19 as the White House acknowledges it will miss two key vaccination benchmarks and as concern grows about the spread of a new variant that thr...

 2021-06-22 21:08 

China Post

15 GOP governors urge release of Census redistricting data...

Fifteen Republican governors sent a letter Tuesday to the U.S. Department of Commerce urging that the U.S. Census Bureau release redistricting data as soon as possible, saying further delays would hurt efforts to redraw congressional and legislative distr...

 2021-06-22 20:55 

Nikkei Asian Review

Surging oil prices are a crucial test for OPEC+ nations...

Vandana Hari is founder of Singapore-based Vanda Insights, which tracks energy markets.The alliance of OPEC and non-OPEC oil-producing countries curta...

 2021-06-22 20:55 

Ecns.cn

98-year-old Chinese kung fu granny always prepared to help...

Known as "Kung fu granny", 98-year old Zhang Hexian has practiced the martial art for 94 years....

 2021-06-22 20:45 

Ecns.cn

Chinese FM to chair high-level meeting of BRI Asia-Pacific region...

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will chair a high-level meeting on international cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the Asia-Pacific region via video link on Wednesday....

 2021-06-22 20:45 

Ecns.cn

Hong Kong reports 7 imported COVID-19 cases...

Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) reported seven imported cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, taking the tally to 11,896....

 2021-06-22 20:38 

China Post

Biden pushes effort to combat rising tide of violent crime...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to lay out new steps to stem a rising national tide of violent crime, with a particular focus on gun violence, as administration officials brace for what they fear could be an especially turbulent summer. ...

 2021-06-22 20:26 

RTHK News

Tech stocks power Nasdaq to new high...

The Nasdaq ended at a record high on Tuesday, lifted by Amazon, Microsoft and other top-shelf tech companies as investors shifted their focus to growt......

 2021-06-22 20:24 

Ecns.cn

Exquisite Dehua porcelain wins international reputation...

Masterpieces displayed at Longpeng Art Museum on Sunday showcased the beauty of white porcelain....

 2021-06-22 20:19 

China Post

US seizes Iranian news sites under unclear circumstances...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — American authorities took down a range of Iran's state-linked news websites under unclear circumstances on Tuesday, the U.S. and Iran said, a move that appeared to be a far-reaching crackdown on Iranian media a...

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