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Xi to visit NK before G20

Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to visit North Korea on Thursday and Friday, and experts noted that making such a significant visit before the G20 summit in Japan shows that China is trying to further highlight its unique influence to push forward the peace process on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/17 19:30:17

Osaka police officer stabbed ahead of G20

Japanese police on Monday arrested a man suspected of stabbing a police officer in the chest and stealing his gun near Osaka, just days before world leaders fly into the city for a G20 summit.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/17 19:28:39

Japan's defense minister apologizes for faulty Aegis Ashore survey data

Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya apologized to Akita Gov. Norihisa Satake on Monday for the ministry's flawed geographical survey that led to the northeastern prefecture being selected as a candidate site for hosting the controversial Aegis Ashore missile defense system.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/17 17:57:37

Philippines' first TCM center unveiled in Manila

The Philippines' first Traditional Chinese Medical (TCM) center was opened here in Manila on Monday to help the Filipinos receive better medical services through the traditional Chinese treatment. The Philippines TCM health care center, located at High Pointe Medical Hub in Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, is the first-ever TCM medical center in the country as well as the first Philippine TCM center in partnership with China's Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medical (FJUTCM).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/17 14:59:16

PNG offers E-Visas to all APEC economies

Papua New Guinea (PNG) has expanded its electronic visa program to include over 20 economies, the government's Immigration and Citizenship Authority (ICA) confirmed on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/17 12:55:06

New Zealand unveils plan to protect endangered dolphins

The New Zealand government unveiled on Monday its plan to expand and strengthen the protection for Maui and Hector's dolphins with an updated plan to deal with threats to these endangered native marine mammals.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/17 11:02:41

Japanese police officer stabbed in possible targeted attack

A Japanese police officer was stabbed several times in the chest with a kitchen knife and his loaded handgun was stolen while on patrol on Sunday morning in the western city of Suita, in a rare case of violent crime in Japan, public broadcaster NHK reported.
Source: Reuters | 2019/6/16 20:38:39

Trump slams Times' Russia report

US President Donald Trump on Saturday accused The New York Times of "a virtual act of treason," after it reported the US is stepping up digital incursions into Russia's electric power grid.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/16 20:28:40

Cracked tower sparks fears about Australia building rules

Australia's building and construction codes came under scrutiny Sunday after hundreds of residents were evacuated from a high-rise Sydney apartment block where cracks were discovered.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/16 19:33:39

Japan town tries to recycle all its waste

Plastic, paper, metal? In Japan's Kamikatsu, sorting rubbish isn't that simple. Residents face a mind-boggling 45 separate categories for their garbage as the town aims to be "zero-waste" by 2020.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/16 19:28:39

6.6-magnitude quake hits 136km ESE of L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand -- USGS

A 6.6-magnitude quake jolted 136 km ESE of L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand at 0517 GMT on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/16 14:07:13

7-magnitude quake struck Kermadec Islands, northeast of New Zealand

A 7-magnitude quake struck the Kermadec Islands region in the Pacific Ocean at 10:55 am New Zealand local time on Sunday, approximately 800-1000 km northeast of New Zealand's North Island.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/16 11:30:35

7.4-magnitude quake hits 150 km ENE of L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand

A 7.4-magnitude quake jolted 150 km ENE of L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand at 2254 GMT on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/16 7:55:52

NZ mosque suspect pleads not guilty

The man accused of shooting dead 51 Muslim worshippers in the Christchurch mosque attacks in March smiled Friday as his lawyers entered not guilty pleas to multiple murder and terrorism charges.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/14 22:58:41

Christchurch mosque attacks suspect pleads not guilty to all 92 charges

The man accused of the Christchurch mosque attacks that killed 51 people pled not guilty to all the 92 charges in his third court appearance on Friday after New Zealand's deadliest terrorist attacks on March 15.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/14 13:29:45

Abe pledges 'maximum role'

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged on Wednesday to play a "maximum role" in easing tensions during his visit to Iran.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/13 20:28:41

Car rams into 17 children in western Japan, 2 injured

A car plowed into a group of 17 nursery school children in western Japan, injuring two of them, local media reported Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/13 17:19:39

Modern Chinese equipment, technologies attract interest in Uzbekistan

Construction and agricultural equipment, auto parts and household appliances from about 90 Chinese companies were exhibited here Wednesday, attracting interest in Uzbekistan, which is upgrading its economy.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/13 14:19:55