20 February 2020


Bong happy 'Parasite' succeeded despite disparity it showed (1)
By HYUNG-JIN KIM and KIM TONG-HYUNG SEOUL, South Korea Oscar-winning "Parasite" director Bong Joon-ho said Wednesday the film's "biggest pleasure and the most significant meaning" to him is that it succeeded even though the audiences might feel uncomfortable with his explicit description of bitter wealth disparity in modern society. Bong's dark comic thriller about two families on the opposite ends of South
China, Southeast Asia Hold Emergency Meeting on Coronavirus Outbreak (1)
Foreign Minister Wang Yi will meet with his ASEAN counterparts in Laos amid alarm over the COVID-19 epidemic. By Jim Gomez for The Diplomat February 19, 2020 China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrives at Wattay Airport for the Special ASEAN-China Foreign Ministers' Meeting on the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Vientiane, Laos, Feb.
Qantas axes flights across Asia as Covid-19 scares off flyers (3)
Thursday, 20 Feb 2020 8:12 AM MYT SYDNEY: Qantas Airways Ltd. is slashing flights in Asia and freezing recruitment in response to falling demand as the Covid-19 coronavirus scares travelers across the region. Capacity reductions of 15%, which will be in place until at least the end of May, affect services to China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and Thailand, the Australian airline said in a statement Thursday.
China confident in winning fight against the novel coronavirus with intl support (1)
Updated: Feb 20,2020 07:22 AM Xinhua VIENTIANE - China is confident in winning the fight against the novel coronavirus amid the support of the international community including the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), said State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi here on Feb 19. Speaking at the dinner party of the Special ASEAN-China Foreign Ministers' Meeting on Coronavirus Disease and the fifth Lancang-Mekong Cooperation
Neil Young says President Trump is 'a disgrace to my country' in scathing open letter (1)
Jennifer McClellan USA TODAY Published 2:18 PM EST Feb 19, 2020 A newly minted American citizen, rocker Neil Young penned a scathing open letter to President Donald Trump Tuesday. The opening line: "You are a disgrace to my country." The Canadian-born Rock and Roll Hall of Famer criticized the president about climate change. "Your mindless destruction of our shared natural resources, our environment
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