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Russia-Vietnam: Cooperation in the Arctic?

14-Dec-2015 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

In early April this year, Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev visited Vietnam. The trip has been viewed as a continuation of Russia’s policy of deepening ties with [...]
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Rights group slams Burma over Rohingya calendar case

14-Dec-2015 Intellasia | AA | 6:00 AM

A rights group called on Myanmar’s government Friday to drop all charges against six men who face up to two years in prison for printing a calendar that used quotes to [...]
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Trump call to ‘ban Muslims’ sparks anger in Asia

12-Dec-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Religious leaders in Asia on Thursday condemned Donald Trump’s inflammatory comments on Muslims, warning that the US presidential hopeful was helping the Islamic State [...]
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Asia’s coastal cities face challenge of rising seas

12-Dec-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The future will be a watery one for some of the world’s biggest cities. Predicted sea level increases this century mean many face increased flooding, stronger storm [...]
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Emissions set to soar as love of steak takes off in Asia

12-Dec-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Climate change is the last thing on Maya Puspita Sari’s mind as she tucks into a steak and splurges on ice cream, products that were once a luxury but are now a growing [...]
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Former senior Khmer Rouge official charged with genocide

11-Dec-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Cambodia’s UN-backed court on Wednesday charged another former Khmer Rouge cadre with genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes despite the country’s [...]
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East Asia’s aging working populations could shrink 15 pct by 2040 – World Bank

11-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Middle-to-high income economies in East Asia could lose as much as 15 percent of their working-age populations by 2040 due to rapidly greying demographics, weighing on [...]
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Mongolia praised for abolishing death penalty

11-Dec-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The United Nations’ top human rights official praised Mongolia Wednesday for abolishing the death penalty, after the sparsely populated Asian country approved a new [...]
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Asia Provides Example for Silicon Valley Pressured on Terrorism

11-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Silicon Valley companies facing a political debate about cooperating with the US government can look to Asia to see how that works in real life. While Alphabet Inc.’s [...]
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Burma Political Shift Revives Debate on Sanctions

11-Dec-2015 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

The Burmese tycoon Zaw Zaw, who has been subject to American economic sanctions for nearly seven years, thinks it is time for them to end. At least in his case. His [...]
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The Burma Elections: Results and Implications

11-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Crisisgroup | 6:00 AM

The 8 November elections were a major waypoint in Myanmar’s transition from authoritarian rule. Holding a peaceful, orderly vote in a context of little experience of [...]
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Burma’s YSX has key ingredients for success: Experts

11-Dec-2015 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s stock exchange, the newest frontier market on the block, has been greeted with caution but it could very well succeed where its neighbours have failed. [...]
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Burma jails 12 Muslims for having links to ‘unknown’ terror group

11-Dec-2015 Intellasia | UCA News | 6:00 AM

A court in Mandalay jailed 12 Muslims on December 7 for five years for having links to a terror group that rights groups say probably does not exist. The 12 men, whose ages [...]
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US general eager for Burma engagement, awaiting policy decision

US general eager for Burma engagement, awaiting policy decision

10-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The US Army’s commander in Asia said on Tuesday he was eager for closer ties to the military in Myanmar after elections that the pro-democracy opposition won by a [...]
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Open but not trading: Burma launches fledgling bourse

10-Dec-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Myanmar officially launched its first modern stock exchange Wednesday, but without a single stock to trade, as the nation’s latest drive for economic revitalisation [...]
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