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Written on 30 October 2013, 06.36 by
Apple’s new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c aren’t even two months old and we have already seen a half-dozen iPhone 6 rumors pop up since their debut. The latest news comes from a Japanese magazine called Mac Fan, which recently issued a report that was picked up on Tuesday by Macotakara. Recent reports suggested that Apple is still toying with a number of different display sizes for its next-generation flagship iPhone, but Mac Fan claims that the iPhone 6′s display is a done deal — the new iPhone ...
Written on 29 June 2013, 09.41 by
NHK World:The head of the world football governing body says ongoing protests in Brazil will not have any impact on its plan to hold next year's World Cup in the country.FIFA president Sepp Blatter held a news conference on Friday at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, 2 days before the final match of the Confederations Cup.Brazil has been hit by a wave of demonstrations as it hosts a dry-run leading up to the World Cup. Protesters criticize the government for spending public money to construct...
Written on 29 June 2013, 09.40 by
NHK World:ASEAN foreign ministers will hold a series of meetings over 4 days from Saturday in Brunei's capital, Bandar Seri Begawan.Foreign ministers from Japan, China, South Korea, and the US will join them in discussions on maritime security.The agenda will include territorial disputes over islands in the South China Sea involving two ASEAN members -- the Philippines and Vietnam -- and China. China is increasing its maritime activity.ASEAN foreign ministers in their meeting in July of last year...
Written on 29 June 2013, 09.39 by
NHK WORLD(Video):South Korean President Park Geun-hye has reiterated her resolve to strengthen cooperation with China.Park, now visiting Beijing, met Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday. Earlier on Thursday, she met President Xi Jinping.During her meeting with Li, Park is believed to have proposed that the 2 countries aim to increase mutual investment and work together to transform their export-oriented economies into ones based on domestic demand. Li is believed to have agreed to enhance bilateral...
Written on 29 June 2013, 09.38 by
North Korea's First Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan is to visit Moscow next week. He is expected to discuss resumption of the six-party talks on Pyongyang's nuclear program with Russian officials.Interfax news agency quoted Russian foreign ministry officials as saying on Friday that Kim is to arrive in the Russian capital on Thursday of next week.The North Korean official is scheduled to meet Russian First Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Titov and Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov.Kim was in...
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PHOENIX (Reuters) - An "atmospheric blast furnace" engulfed the sunbaked U.S. West in dangerous triple-digit temperatures on Friday, forecasters said, raising concerns for homeless people and others unable to escape near record temperatures expected over the weekend. An excessive heat warning is in… Reuters
Written on 26 June 2013, 09.40 by
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NHK WORLDS:China's central bank says it has pumped money into markets to ensure that financial institutions can secure enough funds.The People's Bank of China made the announcement in a statement on its website on Tuesday evening.The measure follows the sharp drop in the key stock index in Shanghai on Tuesday. The Shanghai Composite Index fell temporarily to its lowest level since January 2009 on liquidity concerns. Bank shares were sold heavily.Stock prices fell after the Chinese financial...
Written on 26 June 2013, 09.36 by
China has rejected US accusations that it was involved in the decision to allow former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden to leave Hong Kong for Moscow on Sunday.White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Monday that Snowden's departure was a deliberate choice by the government to release a fugitive despite a valid arrest warrant. Carney added that the decision unquestionably has a negative impact on the US-China relationship.On Tuesday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua...
Written on 26 June 2013, 09.33 by
FIFA:Officials from the world's governing body for soccer say plans for Brazil to host next year's World Cup finals are set in stone. FIFA General Secretary Jerome Valcke said in Rio de Janeiro there was no alternative amid ongoing anti-government protests.Brazilians have taken to the streets, calling on the government to spend more on welfare and education. They're angry the money is being used to build stadiums or on other World Cup projects.Demonstrators clashed with police during the...
Written on 26 June 2013, 09.31 by
The Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan have launched an attack on the presidential palace in the capital Kabul. Blasts occurred in front of the presidential palace in central Kabul at about 6:30 AM local time on Tuesday.Shooting between gunmen and government security forces is continuing. The Taliban released a statement and claimed responsibility for the attack. It said the attack targeted the presidential palace and the defense ministry. The Taliban said last week they would open a diplomatic...
Written on 26 June 2013, 09.26 by
NHK has developed a new application for smartphones and tablet computers that run the Android operating system. This is part of our effort to improve the reception environment of NHK’s international radio service, NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN. The app allows the live streaming and on-demand broadcasting of news and other programs in 17 languages. The 17 languages are Arabic, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese, English, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Thai, U...
Written on 19 June 2013, 10.16 by
NHK World:The Group of Eight leaders have wrapped up their summit with a renewed pledge for joint efforts to achieve a global economic recovery.The leaders issued a statement on Tuesday after their 2-day summit in Northern Ireland.The statement says global economic prospects remain weak. It calls for decisive action to nurture a sustainable recovery and restore the resilience of the global economy.The statement positively evaluates Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic policies.It says...
Written on 19 June 2013, 10.08 by
NHK World:Afghan President Hamid Karzai says his troops will take over security responsibility from the NATO-led troops across the country, starting on Wednesday.Karzai made the announcement at a ceremony on Tuesday to mark the start of the final phase of the process of transferring security authority from the international forces to Afghans. The process began in 2011.Karzai said this is a historic moment for Afghanistan, and all security operations will be in the hands of Afghan security forces...