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US official says not ruling out eventual direct talks with N Korea

US official says not ruling out eventual direct talks with N Korea

18-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said on Tuesday, hours after [...]
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N Korea diplomacy will continue ‘until the first bomb drops,’ Tillerson says

N Korea diplomacy will continue ‘until the first bomb drops,’ Tillerson says

18-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in an interview Sunday that the Trump administration will continue to pursue diplomacy with Pyongyang “until the first bomb [...]
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Ex-Korea president decries corruption trial as ‘political revenge’

Ex-Korea president decries corruption trial as ‘political revenge’

18-Oct-2017 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Deposed president speaks out as defence team resigns in protest at her treatment, and international lawyers appeal to UN Park Geun-hye, the deposed South Korean president, [...]
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N Korea says ‘a nuclear war may break out any moment’

N Korea says ‘a nuclear war may break out any moment’

18-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s deputy UN ambassador warned Monday that the situation on the Korean peninsula “has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out [...]
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China’s ‘stability maintenance’ agents move to silence critics before party congress

China’s ‘stability maintenance’ agents move to silence critics before party congress

18-Oct-2017 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

They came for Yu Wensheng last Tuesday. Their message: stay silent and obey. “They told me not to give any interviews… and asked me to sign a letter of commitment [...]
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China’s precedent-breaking Xi Jinping gets set to bolster his power

China’s precedent-breaking Xi Jinping gets set to bolster his power

18-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to amass even greater power at a Communist Party Congress this week, promoting close allies, having his guiding thought enshrined in the [...]
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Japanese PM Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni shrine for war dead

Japanese PM Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni shrine for war dead

18-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to the Yasukuni Shrine for war dead, seen in China and the two Koreas as a symbol of Japan’s past militarism, [...]
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Malaysia says no decision yet on new offers to search for missing MH370

Malaysia says no decision yet on new offers to search for missing MH370

18-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Malaysia said on Tuesday it has received proposals from three companies offering to continue the search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, which has been missing since [...]
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US renews call for Cambodia to release opposition leader from prison

US renews call for Cambodia to release opposition leader from prison

18-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The United States renewed a call for Cambodia’s government to release the country’s main opposition leader Kem Sokha from prison, after parliament voted to change [...]
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Trump to meet Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, accused of extrajudicial killings, during Asian visit

Trump to meet Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, accused of extrajudicial killings, during Asian visit

18-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

President Trump will meet with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during a marathon trip to Asia next month, the White House announced Monday. “The President’s [...]
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Almost half of Republicans want war with North Korea, a new poll says. Is it the Trump Effect?

Almost half of Republicans want war with North Korea, a new poll says. Is it the Trump Effect?

17-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:56 AM

There was a pretty striking finding in Thursday’s Quinnipiac University poll: Fully 46 percent of Republicans — a plurality — said they would support a preemptive [...]
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N Korea not ready to meet with Korea in Russia: agencies

N Korea not ready to meet with Korea in Russia: agencies

17-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Politicians from North and South Korea will not hold direct talks in Russia on Monday about Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programme despite attending the same event [...]
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US diplomacy with N Korea to continue until ‘first bomb drops’: Tillerson

US diplomacy with N Korea to continue until ‘first bomb drops’: Tillerson

17-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that President Donald Trump had instructed him to continue diplomatic efforts to calm rising tensions with North Korea, saying [...]
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Iran move won’t weaken US hand with N Korea: Tillerson

Iran move won’t weaken US hand with N Korea: Tillerson

17-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Sunday denied that Donald Trump’s threat to tear up the Iran nuclear deal had weakened America’s chance of reining in North [...]
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US, Korea conduct joint Navy drills to counter N Korea threat

US, Korea conduct joint Navy drills to counter N Korea threat

17-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea and the United States began week-long joint Navy drills in the waters around the Korean peninsula on Monday, amid high tensions over North Korea’s nuclear [...]
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