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North Korea's parliament to convene in late January

Asia Pacific Dec 5, 2020

North Korea's parliament to convene in late January

North Korea's rubber-stamp parliament will hold its next session in late January, state media said Saturday — likely meaning it will convene shortly after U.S. President-elect Joe Biden takes office. The hermit state's legislative body meets only once or twice a year, mostly for daylong ...

TikTok sale deadline on hold as talks with U.S. continue

Business Dec 5, 2020

TikTok sale deadline on hold as talks with U.S. continue

A deadline set by the Trump administration for the forced sale of TikTok’s U.S. assets will come and go Friday without a final deal, according to people familiar with the discussions. While the deadline has been extended multiple times, TikTok isn’t expected to receive a ...

'Demon Slayer' economic impact estimated at ¥270 billion

Business Dec 5, 2020

'Demon Slayer' economic impact estimated at ¥270 billion

The popular manga series "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" has generated an economic impact of at least ¥270 billion in Japan, Dai-ichi Life Research Institute Inc. said in an estimate Friday. The total includes ¥85 billion book sales, over ¥50 billion in sales related to ...