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EU resumes official contacts with Thai junta

EU resumes official contacts with Thai junta

13-Dec-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The EU on Monday agreed to resume political contacts “at all levels” with Thailand, more than three years after suspending them in protest at the military coup in [...]
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Six N. Korea crew members to be deported: Japan

Six N. Korea crew members to be deported: Japan

13-Dec-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Six of 10 North Korean “fishermen” rescued from a tiny wooden boat drifting off northern Japan will be deported back to their country, an immigration official [...]
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Russia and China Are Doing Joint Air Defense Drills

Russia and China Are Doing Joint Air Defense Drills

13-Dec-2017 Intellasia | The Nation | 6:00 AM

Russia and China are kicking off a series of joint air defense exercises called Aerospace Security-2017, highlighting the growing strategic partnership between the two great [...]
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Prominent Australian opposition lawmaker quits over claims of China links

Prominent Australian opposition lawmaker quits over claims of China links

13-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Prominent Australian opposition Senator Sam Dastyari said on Tuesday he would resign from parliament after a series of allegations emerged about his links with [...]
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US, EU, Japan to join forces on Chinese excess capacity: source

US, EU, Japan to join forces on Chinese excess capacity: source

13-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The United States, European Union and Japan are expected to announce a joint effort on Tuesday aimed at confronting China over its excess industrial capacity and other trade [...]
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Worries Grow In HK As China Pushes Its Official Version Of History In Schools

Worries Grow In HK As China Pushes Its Official Version Of History In Schools

13-Dec-2017 Intellasia | NPR | 6:00 AM

The last time China pressured Hong Kong to scrap its curriculum in favour of one developed by China’s Communist Party-led government, tens of thousands marched through [...]
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Tillerson set to meet Trudeau for N Korea crisis talks: source

Tillerson set to meet Trudeau for N Korea crisis talks: source

13-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to meet Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau next week for talks on how to address the crisis over North Korea’s nuclear [...]
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N Korea’s newest claim: Kim Jong Un can control the weather

N Korea’s newest claim: Kim Jong Un can control the weather

13-Dec-2017 Intellasia | USA Today | 6:00 AM

North Korea has made many incredulous claims about the powers of leader Kim Jong Un and his family. Now it’s boasted of the greatest yet: He can control the weather. [...]
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China starts formal legal proceedings against disgraced senior politician

China starts formal legal proceedings against disgraced senior politician

12-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:14 AM

China’s prosecutor began on Monday formal legal proceedings against disgraced senior politician Sun Zhengcai, once considered a contender for top leadership, who has been [...]
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China, Taiwan spar over Chinese diplomat’s invasion threat

China, Taiwan spar over Chinese diplomat’s invasion threat

12-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A threat by a senior Chinese diplomat to invade Taiwan the instant any US warship visits the self-ruled island has sparked a war of words, with Taipei accusing Beijing of [...]
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N Korea Nuclear Test May Have Moved The Earth’s Crust With Aftershocks, Study Finds

N Korea Nuclear Test May Have Moved The Earth’s Crust With Aftershocks, Study Finds

12-Dec-2017 Intellasia | News Week | 6:00 AM

One of North Korea’s most recent nuclear tests may have set off aftershocks so powerful that they moved the Earth’s crust, the US Geological Survey said Saturday. [...]
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Korea imposes new sanctions on N Korea after missile launch

Korea imposes new sanctions on N Korea after missile launch

12-Dec-2017 Intellasia | NY Psost | 6:00 AM

South Korea says it has added several North Korean groups and individuals to its sanctions list as part of efforts to cut off funding for the North weapons programmes. South [...]
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N Korean Submarine Missile Threat Prompts US-Led Military Drills

N Korean Submarine Missile Threat Prompts US-Led Military Drills

12-Dec-2017 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

Amid fears that North Korea is rapidly developing its submarine-launched ballistic missile technology, the United States, Japan and South Korea are teaming up for a drill to [...]
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Japan seeks additional $6.4mn to deploy Aegis Ashore anti-missile systems

Japan seeks additional $6.4mn to deploy Aegis Ashore anti-missile systems

12-Dec-2017 Intellasia | RT | 6:00 AM

Japan’s defense ministry has requested additional funding to scout potential deployment sites for American-made Aegis Ashore launchers against the backdrop of the [...]
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‘Time is of the essence,’ UN official says after N Korea visit

‘Time is of the essence,’ UN official says after N Korea visit

12-Dec-2017 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Tensions on the Korean Peninsula are the world’s most dangerous security issue, and must be resolved fast and diplomatically to avoid war, a top United Nations envoy [...]
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