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South Korea warns of 'prolonged' export row with Japan

South Korean President Moon Jae-in told top business leaders Wednesday that Japan's restrictions on exports of chemicals crucial to the country's tech sector had caused an “unprecedented emergency” and warned of a drawn-out trade dispute.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/10 22:33:42

Gunmen massacre 18 in Papua New Guinea attack

Gunmen have massacred as many as 18 people including women and children in a remote village in Papua New Guinea, apparently the latest victims of a tribal feud, and Prime Minister James Marape vowed on Wednesday to hunt down the killers.
Source: Reuters | 2019/7/10 22:28:41

Light pollution puts clownfish at risk

Popularized by Disney's Finding Nemo, the common clownfish may not see its eggs hatch if they are exposed to artificial light at night, researchers reported on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/10 20:48:40

City of London seeks cooperation with China on fintech

The Lord Mayor of the City of London Peter Estlin is traveling to China on July 12 and 13, seeking to explore greater collaboration after the 10th China-UK Economic and Financial Dialogue held in London in June. Estlin will join discussions on fintech and future of the Shanghai-London Stock Connect in Shanghai, Hangzhou and Suzhou. Ahead of the visit, Global Times London correspondent Sun Wei (GT) interviewed Estlin (Estlin) at the Mansion House to seek his opinion on China's further opening-up of its financial market.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/10 20:23:41

S.Korean president meets with business leaders to tackle Japan's export curbs

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday met with business leaders to discuss how to tackle Japan's restriction on its exports of some technology-related materials to South Korea.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/10 13:57:01

UN Security Council holds open debate on int'l terrorism, organized crime linkage

The UN Security Council on Tuesday held an open debate on the linkage between international terrorism and organized crime.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/10 10:56:01

Japan, South Korea deepen trade dispute

Japan and South Korea ratcheted up tension on Tuesday in a diplomatic dispute that threatens to disrupt global supply of smartphones and chips, with Seoul denouncing Japanese media reports that it transferred a key chemical to North Korea.
Source: Reuters | 2019/7/9 20:13:40

Ex-UN official jailed for child abuse in Nepal

A former UN official has been jailed for sexually abusing children in Nepal, officials said Tuesday, following a trial underscoring the country's growing appeal for foreign paedophiles.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/9 19:13:40

In Japan, the business of watching whales is far larger than hunting them

People packed the decks of the Japanese whale-watching boat, screaming in joy as a pod of orcas put on a show: splashing tails at each other, rolling over, and leaping out of the water.
Source: Reuters | 2019/7/9 19:03:40

S.Korean president urges Japan to retract export curbs, launch consultation

South Korean President Moon Jae-in urged Japan on Monday to retract its export restrictions on key materials to the South Korean tech industry and launch consultations to resolve the trade issue.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/9 14:16:03

South Korea's Moon urges Tokyo to lift export curbs

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in has urged Japan to withdraw export controls on high-tech materials bound for South Korea as a row over forced wartime labor threatened to disrupt global supplies of South Korean memory chips and smartphones.
Source: Reuters | 2019/7/8 20:23:41

Staying alert

Residents gather outside their homes in Ternate early Monday after a strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off Indonesia on Sunday, the US Geological Survey reported, triggering a brief tsunami warning that sent panicked residents fleeing to higher ground.
Source: VCG | 2019/7/8 20:13:40

At least 29 killed after bus in India careers off notorious 'highway to hell'

At least 29 people were killed Monday after a bus careered off one of India's busiest roads which has become known as the “highway to hell” because of its poor safety record.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/8 18:33:41

Tajikistan investigates deaths of 14 prisoners

Tajikistan has opened a criminal investigation after 14 prisoners were fatally poisoned while they were being transported between jails, the justice ministry said Monday, suggesting that another inmate may have given them contaminated bread.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/8 18:33:41

US technology giants to face stricter curbs in Australia: Aussie Treasurer

Australia's Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has warned technology giants such as Google and Facebook to expect restrictions on their market power.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/8 14:07:07

Indonesia's famed disaster spokesman dies of cancer

Indonesia's disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho – who shot to international fame for keeping up a 24/7 schedule while battling terminal cancer – has died at the age of 49.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/7 18:23:41

5.1-magnitude quake hits L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand: USGS

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 jolted 162 km SSE of L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand, at 17:52:21 GMT on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/7 11:23:57

Myanmar welcomes Bagan selected as world heritage site

Myanmar welcomes the ancient city of Bagan selected as the world heritage site with its people delightedly celebrating the event Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/7 9:09:10