Contract on THAAD deployment site may be delayed: S.Korean military

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Contract between South Korean military and Lotte Group to exchange military land for a golf course to deploy a US missile shield may be delayed, Seoul’s defense ministry said Monday. Defense Ministry spokesman Moon Sang-kyun told a press briefing that there is a possibility for the signing to be postponed though it was originally scheduled read more »

No kidding, Baidu launches project to bring sci-fi into reality

Friday, November 17, 2017

BEIJING — China’s search engine giant Baidu launched a project to bring scientists and sci-fi writers to collaborate on imaginative research on Friday.The project, named the Verne Institute after French writer Jules Verne, aims to blend wild imagination and solid science to bring more possibilities, Zhang Yaqin, president of Baidu, told Xinhua in an email read more »

Hijacker held after diverting Ethiopian jet, passengers safe

Friday, November 17, 2017

Police officers help a passenger disembark hijacked Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 702 at Cointrin airport in Geneva February 17, 2014. GENEVA – Swiss authorities detained the hijacker of an Ethiopian Airlines flight that was forced to land at Geneva’s international airport on Monday and police said all passengers were unhurt.The unnamed co-pilot, an Ethiopian born read more »

Officials confident of marketing program for Beijing 2022

Thursday, November 16, 2017

After the marketing program for the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (Beijing 2022) was officially launched by the organizers here on Monday, the officials from International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Beijing 2022 organizing committee showed their confidence in the program. “The Olympic brand and the market of China make a very powerful position read more »

Dow tops 11,000 benchmark for first time in 18 months

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Dow Jones average index topped 11,000 for the first time in 18 months on Friday as earning season to kick off next week. Wall Street kept its sixth consecutive gain on Friday as worries over Greece waned and market sentiment was boosted by strong wholesale inventories and sales data. The stocks opened higher in read more »

Egypt to hold referendum on draft constitution

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

CAIRO – Egypt will hold a referendum on the newly-written draft constitution on December 15, President Mohamed Morsi announced on Saturday.Morsi made the announcement at the Cairo International Conference Center during a meeting with 85 members of the beleaguered Constituent Assembly (CA), which approved the draft constitution Friday after a 17-hour marathon vote.In his televised read more »

Ning Zetao, Li Na named China’s CCTV Sports Personality of Year 2014

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Swimmer Ning Zetao receives the award of Best Male Athletes of the Year at the annual CCTV Sports Awards in Beijing, on Feb 1, 2015. News on Ning ZetaoNing is China’s new gold standardSwimmer Ning Zetao and tennis superstar Li Na won the Best Male and Female Athletes of the Year resepectively at the prestigious read more »

China’s industrial output up 5.6% in October

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

An employee working on the assembly line of BAIC Motor Corp Ltd in Beijing. China’s value-added industrial output expanded less in October, partly due to a slowdown in the country’s mining and energy sectors, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed on Wednesday.China’s value-added industrial output expanded 5.6 percent year on year in read more »

Nobel laureate Tu Youyou’s biography getting English edition

Monday, November 13, 2017

Cover of Tu Youyou’s biography – Tu Youyou: The First Female Scientist of China Who Won the Nobel Prize. The biography of Chinese Nobel Prize-winning pharmacologist Tu Youyou is going to get an English version, its publisher said on Sunday.Alain Charles Publishing in Britain has begun translating the biography and is planning to print an read more »

Spain willing to take in 450 refugees: minister

Monday, November 13, 2017

People walk past Madrid’s Town Hall, where a banner welcoming refugees is displayed, in Madrid, Spain, March 10, 2016. MADRID — Acting Spanish Minister for the Interior Jorge Fernandez Diaz confirmed on Thursday that the country was willing to take in 450 Syrian and Iraqi refugees from Italy, Greece and Turkey. “We have told the read more »

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