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Octopus delight

A chef shows off 20 takoyaki (octopus balls) with each piece of octopus containing a national flag in Chuo Ward, Osaka Prefecture on Friday. The G20 Summit will take place on June 28 and 29 in Osaka.
Source: IC | 2019/6/21 22:23:41

Xi concludes successful visit to North Korea

General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and Chinese President Xi Jinping returned to Beijing Friday afternoon after concluding a successful state visit to North Korea.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/21 22:03:40

6.2-magnitude quake hits 156km ENE of L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand

An earthquake measuring 6.2 magnitude jolted 156km ENE of L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand at 08:37:20 GMT on Friday, the US Geological Survey said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/21 17:09:04

S.Korea ready to sit down for talks with DPRK at any time: unification minister

South Korean Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul said Friday that his country was ready to sit down for talks with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) at any time, according to Newsis news agency.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/21 15:54:02

Renewable energy a possible 1.3-bln USD boom for Australia's Northern Territory: research

Renewable energy could generate an additional 2 billion Australian dollars (1.3 billion US dollars) in revenue and 8,000 jobs in Australia's Northern Territory (NT), research has found.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/21 12:21:51

New Zealand appoints chair of APEC CEO Summit committee

Barbara Chapman has been appointed chair of the CEO Summit Committee for APEC 2021, New Zealand Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker announced on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/21 11:07:58

Tensions ease after power station clash in Bangladesh

The Chinese Embassy in Bangladesh has asked the local government to take emergency measures and launch an investigation into the death of one Chinese worker and injury to six others in a conflict on Wednesday, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/20 23:38:40

Vietnam asks Russian experts to help save corpse of Ho Chi Minh

Vietnam has formed a special team of experts, including four Russian scientists, to help preserve the embalmed body of the country's founding leader, Ho Chi Minh, according to a written copy of the official decision seen by Reuters.
Source: Reuters | 2019/6/20 20:03:41

Gun buyback opens in NZ after mosque massacre

New Zealand opened a gun buyback scheme on Thursday aimed at ridding the country of semiautomatic weapons similar to those used in the ­Christchurch mosque attacks that killed 51 Muslim worshippers.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/20 19:23:42

Chennai begins water rations

Hotels in India's southern city of Chennai are rationing water for guests amid searing heat while companies limit showers as the city of 4.6 million faces its worst shortage in years.
Source: Reuters | 2019/6/20 19:23:42

South Korea's corporate capability to pay interest cost worsens on economic slowdown

South Korea's corporate capability to pay interest cost with operating profit worsened in 2018 on economic slowdown, a central bank report showed Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/20 18:12:53

Tokyo stocks close higher after Fed indicates rate cut possible

Tokyo stocks closed higher Thursday after a positive lead from Wall Street overnight, as the US Federal Reserve signaling a possible rate cut to support the US economy lifted investor sentiment.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/20 17:53:50

Mumbai slum scared of losing decades-old businesses

Residents of Asia's most famous slum fear a multibillion dollar plan to transform the area into a Singapore-like enclave featuring luxury skyscrapers and shopping malls will destroy its vast informal economy.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/20 16:38:40

Japan enacts revised law banning parents from physically punishing children

Japan enacted a revised law on Wednesday banning parents and guardians from physically punishing children amid rising cases of abuse.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 20:16:31

The day after

A damaged pavement is pictured in the city Murakami, Japan on Wednesday, following a 6.4 magnitude earthquake. The earthquake on Tuesday sparked a tsunami advisory that was later lifted with no reports of major damage and only a handful of light injuries.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/19 19:48:40

Japan rejects SK fund plan to pay for WWII labor

South Korea said on Wednesday it had proposed a joint fund with Japan to compensate South Koreans forced to work by Japanese companies during World War II, but Japan rejected the idea out of hand.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/19 19:48:40

At least 26 injured after powerful quake strikes off northeastern Japan

A magnitude-6.7 earthquake striking Japan's northeastern region late Tuesday left at least 26 people injured with thousands forced to take shelter at evacuation centers, officials said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 16:42:02

S.Korean minister calls for rapid resumption of DPRK-US denuke talks

South Korean Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul, the country's top policymaker in charge of inter-Korean affairs, on Wednesday called for the rapid resumption of denuclearization negotiations between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 15:40:05