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Tillerson urges China to put more pressure on N. Korea

Tillerson urges China to put more pressure on N. Korea

23-Jun-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday urged Chinese officials to apply greater diplomatic and economic pressure on North Korea to force Pyongyang to rein in its [...]
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‘It has not worked out’: Trump tweet hints that the US might take action on N Korea

‘It has not worked out’: Trump tweet hints that the US might take action on N Korea

23-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Business Insider | 6:00 AM

A tweet from President Donald Trump on Tuesday hinted at a change in direction on North Korea policy. “While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & [...]
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Trump says ‘we have a great relationship with China’ after critical tweet

Trump says ‘we have a great relationship with China’ after critical tweet

23-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the United States had a “great relationship with China” as he stood beside former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, the new [...]
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China Counters Trump, Says N Korea Role `Indispensable’ (1)

China Counters Trump, Says N Korea Role `Indispensable’ (1)

23-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

China hit back at US President Donald Trump on Wednesday, saying its efforts on North Korea have been “indispensable.” China has “played an important and [...]
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Philippine police use chaos of Duterte’s drug war to extort families in distress

Philippine police use chaos of Duterte’s drug war to extort families in distress

23-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

When investigators from the Philippine Commission on Human Rights arrived at Police Station No. 1, nothing seemed amiss. They were working a tip about people being plucked [...]
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Islamic militants attack Philippine village: army

Islamic militants attack Philippine village: army

23-Jun-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Islamic militants occupied a primary school and took hostages in a southern Philippine village on Wednesday, a few hours drive from a city where other jihadists were fighting [...]
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German teenagers shoot at Thai king with rubber pellets

German teenagers shoot at Thai king with rubber pellets

23-Jun-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s king was targeted by two teenagers firing rubber pellets while he was cycling in southern Germany’s Bavaria, prosecutors told AFP on Wednesday. [...]
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New Indonesia law to allow jailing of militant returnees

New Indonesia law to allow jailing of militant returnees

23-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesia is set to approve a law allowing authorities to jail for up to 15 years citizens coming home after joining militant groups abroad, lawmakers said on Wednesday. The [...]
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China Cancels Military Meeting With Vietnam Over Territorial Dispute

China Cancels Military Meeting With Vietnam Over Territorial Dispute

23-Jun-2017 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

State-run newspapers in Vietnam and China reported in recent days that senior military officials from the two countries would hold a fence-mending gathering along a border [...]
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Korea confirms drone discovered in June was from N Korea

Korea confirms drone discovered in June was from N Korea

22-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s military said on Wednesday a drone found earlier this month on a mountain near the Demilitarised Zone border was confirmed to have been from North Korea [...]
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US-China to meet as ‘activity detected’ at N Korea nuclear test site

US-China to meet as ‘activity detected’ at N Korea nuclear test site

22-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

Senior officials from China and the US will meet on Wednesday to discuss North Korea’s military ambitions, amid concern that the rogue state is preparing a sixth [...]
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Gunmen attack Philippine village near war-torn city: military

Gunmen attack Philippine village near war-torn city: military

22-Jun-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Hundreds of gunmen attacked troops in a southern Philippine village on Wednesday in a hit-and-run assault that may have been intended to help Islamist militants engaged in a [...]
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US flies supersonic bombers over Korean Peninsula

US flies supersonic bombers over Korean Peninsula

22-Jun-2017 Intellasia | CBS News | 6:00 AM

The United States flew two supersonic bombers over the Korean Peninsula on Tuesday in a show of force against North Korea, South Korean officials said. The US often sends [...]
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Death of US student held by N Korea shocks fellow ex-detainees

Death of US student held by N Korea shocks fellow ex-detainees

22-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The death this week of an American university student held prisoner for 17 months by North Korea left Ohio municipal worker Jeffrey Fowle shaken. Fowle, 59, is one of 16 [...]
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Trump says China tried but failed to help on N Korea

Trump says China tried but failed to help on N Korea

22-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Chinese efforts to persuade North Korea to rein in its nuclear programme have failed, ratcheting up the rhetoric over the death of [...]
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