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UN chief urges N Korea to scrap rocket launch

UN chief urges N Korea to scrap rocket launch

05-Feb-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday urged North Korea to drop plans for a rocket launch that would be in violation of a UN ban on missile technology. “The [...]
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US, Philippines eye joint South China Sea sail-bys

US, Philippines eye joint South China Sea sail-bys

05-Feb-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The United States ambassador said Wednesday joint patrols with the Philippines are possible in the South China Sea, where the US has asserted its freedom to navigate by [...]
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Use of ‘dictator law’ rises in Thailand as junta’s reforms falter

Use of ‘dictator law’ rises in Thailand as junta’s reforms falter

05-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thai junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha is relying increasingly on a security measure dubbed “the dictator’s law” to push through unpopular policies and [...]
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Suu Kyi urges patience over Burma presidency decision

Suu Kyi urges patience over Burma presidency decision

05-Feb-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Aung San Suu Kyi tried Wednesday to calm nerves over Myanmar’s tense political transition, with her choice of proxy presidential candidate shrouded in mystery days [...]
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US, 11 nations formally sign largest regional trade deal in history

US, 11 nations formally sign largest regional trade deal in history

05-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

Trade ministers from the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations formally signed the largest regional trade deal in history on Thursday in New Zealand, but the fate of [...]
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N Korea’s rocket plans seen as disrespectful of China

N Korea’s rocket plans seen as disrespectful of China

05-Feb-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The timing couldn’t have appeared worse. North Korea announces it will launch a long-range rocket smack in the middle of a top Chinese envoy’s visit to Pyongyang. [...]
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N Korea may be preparing separate missile launch: NHK

N Korea may be preparing separate missile launch: NHK

05-Feb-2016 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

North Korea may be preparing a ballistic missile launch from a base on its east coast in addition to its announced plans to fire a space rocket, Japan’s public [...]
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Chinese military aircraft trespass into Japan, Korea airspace

Chinese military aircraft trespass into Japan, Korea airspace

04-Feb-2016 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

Two Chinese military aircraft flew into South Korean and Japanese airspace, and Japan’s Self-Defense Force fighter jets scrambled to intercept the planes. Seoul’s [...]
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Xi’s New Title Highlights China’s Power Struggle

Xi’s New Title Highlights China’s Power Struggle

04-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

A push to designate Xi Jinping as the “core” of China’s Communist Party suggests efforts to strengthen the president’s hand in a year of political [...]
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Japan military on alert over N Korea’s planned rocket launch

Japan military on alert over N Korea’s planned rocket launch

04-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan placed its military on alert on Wednesday to shoot down a North Korean rocket if it threatens Japan, while South Korea warned the North will pay a “severe [...]
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Japan arrests reported N Korean spy for alleged fraud

Japan arrests reported N Korean spy for alleged fraud

04-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese police on Wednesday said its special unit that deals with alleged espionage arrested an ethnic Korean resident on suspicion of fraud – as local media reported [...]
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Pope’s opening to China skips over religious freedom

Pope’s opening to China skips over religious freedom

04-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Cruxnow | 6:00 AM

On Tuesday, an exclusive interview with Pope Francis about China was published by the Asia Times, in which the pope urges the world not to fear growing Chinese power. [...]
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China’s Xi ‘consolidates control’ over military

China’s Xi ‘consolidates control’ over military

04-Feb-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The official reorganisation of China’s military will enhance both its ability to win wars and the Communist Party’s control over it, state-run media said Tuesday. [...]
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To ‘Strongly Demand’ N Korea Refrain From Missile Launch: Japan PM Shinzo Abe

To ‘Strongly Demand’ N Korea Refrain From Missile Launch: Japan PM Shinzo Abe

04-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe said today he would work with the United States and others to “strongly demand” that North Korea refrain from its planned [...]
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N Korea tells UN agencies it plans satellite launch

N Korea tells UN agencies it plans satellite launch

04-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

North Korea notified UN agencies on Tuesday that it plans to launch a satellite later this month, which could advance the isolated country’s development of long-range [...]
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