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Obama: Lack of will in Israel, Palestinian talks

28-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

President Barack Obama says the halt in negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians underscore how neither side has shown the political will to make tough decisions that [...]
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Obama highlights deep US military ties in Asia

Obama highlights deep US military ties in Asia

28-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

President Barack Obama was touting economic and military ties to South Korea Saturday, a show of US influence in the region amid China’s growing power and nuclear [...]
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Obama urges Japan, SKorea to move past tensions

Obama urges Japan, SKorea to move past tensions

28-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

President Barack Obama says Japan’s use of South Korean “comfort women” during World War II was a terrible and egregious violation of human rights. Obama [...]
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Obama: Sectoral sanctions if Russia enters Ukraine

28-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The US and Europe are laying the groundwork to sanction broad sections of Russia’s economy if Moscow invades eastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama said Friday, even [...]
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Divers battle darkness and fear to find bodies

Divers battle darkness and fear to find bodies

28-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Divers grope their way slowly through the dark corridors and cabins of the sunken Sewol ferry. Bodies appear suddenly, floating by in the murky water, buoyed by life-jackets [...]
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Obama: Not hopeful N Korea will change soon

26-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

President Barack Obama says he’s not optimistic North Korea will stop behaving irresponsibly in the near future. Obama says North Korea is the most destabilising factor [...]
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Japan-Korea tension a hurdle for Obama’s Asia strategy

Japan-Korea tension a hurdle for Obama’s Asia strategy

26-Apr-2014 Intellasia | LA Times | 6:00 AM

As he hops around the Western Pacific this week, President Obama hopes to unite much of Asia around a free-trade deal, updated alliances and a new power balance. But he first [...]
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Families of ferry’s lost confront SKorea officials

Families of ferry’s lost confront SKorea officials

26-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Angry relatives of some of the more than 120 people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol surrounded the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief Thursday, [...]
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US seeks $700,000 in assets of ex-S. Korean strongman

26-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The United States on Thursday said it is seeking to recover more than $700,000 in alleged corruption proceeds of South Korea’s disgraced former strongman Chun Doo-Hwan. [...]
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Korean officials feel heat of ferry tragedy

Korean officials feel heat of ferry tragedy

26-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

In the hothouse atmosphere of anger and grief triggered by South Korea’s ferry tragedy, the slightest misstep or ill-timed remark by any official can carry [...]
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N. Korea ‘seals nuclear test tunnel’

N. Korea ‘seals nuclear test tunnel’

26-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea has apparently sealed a tunnel at its nuclear test site, a government official said Thursday ahead of US President Barack Obama’s arrival in Seoul for a [...]
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Obama warns N Korea on nuclear test – S. Korean media

Obama warns N Korea on nuclear test – S. Korean media

26-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US President Barack Obama warned North Korea on Friday against conducting another nuclear test, saying that it would draw a firm international response. “If North Korea [...]
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Obama due in Seoul as N. Korea nuclear test fears grow

26-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Barack Obama headed to Seoul Friday on the second leg of a tour of Asia, as new satellite images suggested North Korea was defiantly readying to stage a nuclear test. [...]
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Fury, cargo questions surround sunken SKorea ferry

26-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Frustrated relatives of the scores of people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol held the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief overnight, angry about [...]
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Korea investigators say life rafts not working properly on sunk ferry’s sister ship

26-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korean investigators said on Friday that life rafts and escape chutes on a sister ship to a sunken ferry were not working properly. The Sewol ferry, weighing almost [...]
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