Category: Asia

South Korea Voices Support for U.S. Antimissile System

The foreign minister indicated that despite protests from China, the government would honor a deal to deploy a U.S. antimissile system seen as a bulwark against North Korea.

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Liu Xiaobo, Chinese Nobel Laureate, Leaves Prison for Cancer Care

Mr. Liu, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010 for his writings promoting democracy, has late-stage liver cancer, his lawyers said.

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Takata, Unable to Overcome Airbag Crisis, Files for Bankruptcy Protection

The Japanese company at the center of history’s farthest-reaching auto safety crisis said it would sell its assets to Key Safety Systems, a Chinese-owned American rival.

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Indian Technology Workers Worry About a Job Threat: Technology

Artificial intelligence, automation and big data are raising fears of widespread layoffs in a $150 billion industry.

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Critic’s Notebook: At K-Pop Festival, Korean Stars Align With Their Superfans

KCON, an annual event in its third year in New Jersey, tries to make the global phenomenon of the South Korean pop music scene feel like an intimate subculture.

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7 Die in India After Falling Tree Sends Gondola Cars Plummeting

A high-level inquiry will examine why the gondola in Gulmarg, a noted tourist attraction in northern India, had not been closed because of high wind.

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Oil Tanker Fire in Pakistan Leaves More Than 140 Dead

At least 50 were also seriously injured after people rushed to the overturned tanker to collect leaking fuel and it caught fire, officials said.

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