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N Korea’s Olympic unity efforts won’t ease tensions, former defense secretary Ash Carter says

N Korea’s Olympic unity efforts won’t ease tensions, former defense secretary Ash Carter says

27-Jan-2018 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

The North-South Korean team unification at next month’s Olympics won’t defuse tensions over Pyongyang’s missile programme, former Defense Secretary Ash [...]
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US War With N Korea Would Be ‘Really Tough’ to Win, Says Top Marine

US War With N Korea Would Be ‘Really Tough’ to Win, Says Top Marine

27-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Newsweek | 6:00 AM

The commander of the US Marine Corps has warned about the realities of getting into a war with North Korea, a militarised state that vowed to continue developing nuclear and [...]
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Korea and Japan ‘accepted N Korean coal’ despite sanctions, intelligence officials say

Korea and Japan ‘accepted N Korean coal’ despite sanctions, intelligence officials say

27-Jan-2018 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:00 AM

North Korea supplied coal to its neighbour to the south and Japan in the latest evidence of sanctions on the isolated state being thwarted, according to a report. Western [...]
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Kissinger calls N Korea’s nukes ‘most immediate challenge to international peace’

Kissinger calls N Korea’s nukes ‘most immediate challenge to international peace’

27-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

Allowing North Korea to keep nuclear weapons would send a terrible message to other countries seeking to gain leverage in global politics, former US national security adviser [...]
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Huge hospital blaze kills 41 in Korea: government

Huge hospital blaze kills 41 in Korea: government

26-Jan-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 11:21 PM

A huge fire tore through a South Korean hospital on Friday killing at least 37 people, the government said, in the country’s worst blaze for a decade. Around 130 others [...]
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Japan displays documents to defend claims to disputed isles

Japan displays documents to defend claims to disputed isles

26-Jan-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The Japanese government opened a small museum Thursday displaying maps and documents to defend its territorial claims against neighbours South Korea and China. The Japanese [...]
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EU diplomats demand release of HK publisher

EU diplomats demand release of HK publisher

26-Jan-2018 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

The EU ambassador to China has called for the immediate release of Swedish citizen and Hong Kong-based bookseller Gui Minhai. Gui was seized on Saturday while travelling with [...]
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US imposes sanctions on N Korean ships suspected of smuggling goods

US imposes sanctions on N Korean ships suspected of smuggling goods

26-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

The United States on Wednesday slapped sanctions on six North Korean ships, 16 individuals and nine companies that it said had facilitated Pyongyang’s weapons [...]
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Japan’s Abe: Want to convey stance on ‘comfort women’ accord to Korea

Japan’s Abe: Want to convey stance on ‘comfort women’ accord to Korea

26-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday he wanted to meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in to convey Japan’s stance on the two countries’ 2015 [...]
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Pacific Rim trade pact makes step toward new deal without US

Pacific Rim trade pact makes step toward new deal without US

26-Jan-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Leaders of countries in a Pacific Rim trade pact rejected by President Donald Trump are welcoming progress on a final agreement to press ahead without US, saying it shows a [...]
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Ex-spy for Kim Jong Un says N Korea will use Olympics ‘as a weapon’

Ex-spy for Kim Jong Un says N Korea will use Olympics ‘as a weapon’

26-Jan-2018 Intellasia | AOL | 6:00 AM

She’s a killer with a soft voice and a sharp blue suit. And not just any killer. Kim Hyon-hui is a mass murderer, a former spy for North Korea who blew up a passenger [...]
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Seoul worried US may launch limited strike, or ‘preventive’ action against N Korea

Seoul worried US may launch limited strike, or ‘preventive’ action against N Korea

26-Jan-2018 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Despite peace gestures tied to next month’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, officials in South Korea are worried the US may be preparing for military action against North [...]
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US imposes new sanctions aimed at stopping North Korea’s nuclear-weapons development

US imposes new sanctions aimed at stopping North Korea’s nuclear-weapons development

26-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The United States announced new sanctions aimed at stopping North Korea?s nuclear weapons development on Wednesday and urged China and Russia to expel North Koreans raising [...]
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N Korea sends rare announcement to all Koreans, calls for unification

N Korea sends rare announcement to all Koreans, calls for unification

26-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

North Korea sent a rare announcement addressed to “all Koreans at home and abroad” on Thursday, saying they should make a “breakthrough” for [...]
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Russia-Vietnam Military Ties in the Spotlight with Defense minister’s Visit

Russia-Vietnam Military Ties in the Spotlight with Defense minister’s Visit

26-Jan-2018 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

The visit saw both sides continuing to chart the course for their future ties in a changing strategic environment. Sergei Shoigu visited Vietnam as part of a broader [...]
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