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Japan’s Abe enjoys Duterte’s folksy diplomacy in Philippines

Japan’s Abe enjoys Duterte’s folksy diplomacy in Philippines

16-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

With a visit to Philipine President Rodrigo Duterte’s bedroom, having one of the world’s rarest birds named in his honour and guided by a sockless host, Japanese [...]
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In Vietnam, Kerry extols Asian trade pact Trump vows to scrap

In Vietnam, Kerry extols Asian trade pact Trump vows to scrap

16-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Washingtonpost | 6:00 AM

Secretary of State John F. Kerry assured Vietnam’s Communist leaders Friday that ties with the United States will continue to grow under the Trump administration even [...]
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Trump team struggles for cohesion on tougher China policy

Trump team struggles for cohesion on tougher China policy

16-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The incoming US administration’s tough talk against China has set the stage for showdowns on everything from security to trade and cyberspace, but contradictory signals [...]
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China expert: Tillerson’s plan for the South China Sea would ‘certainly end up in a shooting war with China’

China expert: Tillerson’s plan for the South China Sea would ‘certainly end up in a shooting war with China’

16-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Businessinsider | 6:00 AM

President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of state nominee, Rex Tillerson, made waves internationally on Thursday by suggesting that the US should “send China a [...]
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The terrifying truth about N Korea’s nuclear weapons

The terrifying truth about N Korea’s nuclear weapons

16-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Businessinsider | 6:00 AM

“North Korea just stated that it is in the final stages of developing a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the US,” President-elect Donald Trump tweeted [...]
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N Korea as big a threat as ISIS and al-Qaeda: CIA director nominee

N Korea as big a threat as ISIS and al-Qaeda: CIA director nominee

16-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Nknews | 6:00 AM

Mike Pompeo, Trump’s nominee for director of the CIA, told the US Senate on Thursday that North Korea remains one of the most significant international threats to the [...]
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Thailand floods: Death toll rises to 36 with more heavy rain predicted to hit later in week

Thailand floods: Death toll rises to 36 with more heavy rain predicted to hit later in week

14-Jan-2017 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

The death toll from floods in southern Thailand has risen to 36 with at least one major hospital, an airport and several highways still closed. One of the latest casualties [...]
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El Salvador to strengthen ties with Taiwan during Tsai’s visit

El Salvador to strengthen ties with Taiwan during Tsai’s visit

14-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

El Salvador said on Thursday it will strengthen ties with Taiwan as President Tsai Ing-wen visits Central America at a time when China suspects she is seeking formal [...]
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Thai parliament approves king’s constitutional changes request, likely delaying elections

Thai parliament approves king’s constitutional changes request, likely delaying elections

14-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s military-backed parliament voted overwhelmingly on Friday to make amendments to the constitution as suggested by the new king’s office, a move likely [...]
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Chinese president urges greater cooperation on security with Vietnam

Chinese president urges greater cooperation on security with Vietnam

14-Jan-2017 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

China called for “greater coordination” with Vietnam in international affairs and containing the South China Sea disputes on Thursday amid uncertainties over [...]
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HK deputy announces leadership bid

HK deputy announces leadership bid

14-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s tough pro-Beijing number two Carrie Lam announced her bid to lead the deeply divided city Thursday after stepping down from her current post. Lam is deputy [...]
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Ban Ki-moon: Former UN leader returns to Korea, will make a decision on political future ‘soon’

Ban Ki-moon: Former UN leader returns to Korea, will make a decision on political future ‘soon’

14-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Former UN chief Ban Ki-moon has arrived home to South Korea and said that he will make a decision soon on his future political career, amid expectations that he will run in [...]
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China, Russia agree on more ‘countermeasures’ against US anti-missile system-Xinhua

China, Russia agree on more ‘countermeasures’ against US anti-missile system-Xinhua

14-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China and Russia have agreed to take further unspecified “countermeasures” in response to a US plan to deploy an anti-missile system in South Korea, state news [...]
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Avoiding China’s wrath, Philippines puts off upgrades to South China Sea isles

Avoiding China’s wrath, Philippines puts off upgrades to South China Sea isles

14-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippines is deferring plans to repair and upgrade features it occupies in the disputed South China Sea, the country’s military chiefs said on Thursday, to avoid [...]
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Philippines’ Duterte launches birth control push

Philippines’ Duterte launches birth control push

14-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Women’s rights groups on Thursday applauded Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s vow to deliver free contraceptives to six million women in a bid to salvage the [...]
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