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Missile System Helps Counter N. Korea Threats, US Official Says

Missile System Helps Counter N. Korea Threats, US Official Says

25-Mar-2015 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

A senior Pentagon official says a US missile defense called Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) is a key part of efforts to counter North Korean missile threats. [...]
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China’s main claim in South China Sea has no legal basis, Indonesian president says

China’s main claim in South China Sea has no legal basis, Indonesian president says

25-Mar-2015 Intellasia | The Globeandmail | 6:00 AM

Indonesian President Joko Widodo says one of China’s main claims to the majority of the South China Sea has no legal basis in international law, but Jakarta wants to [...]
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Obama to host Japan’s Abe to discuss security, trade

Obama to host Japan’s Abe to discuss security, trade

25-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US President Barack Obama will host Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe at the White House next month for talks expected to focus on their joint response to China’s [...]
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Trial begins in Philippines of US Marine charged with murder

Trial begins in Philippines of US Marine charged with murder

25-Mar-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A US Marine charged with murdering a transgender Filipino after allegedly discovering her gender when they checked into a hotel went on trial in a Philippine court Monday. US [...]
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Japan’s Abe, Indonesia’s Widodo to tighten defense ties

Japan’s Abe, Indonesia’s Widodo to tighten defense ties

25-Mar-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe met with Indonesian President Joko Widodo Monday to forge tighter economic and defence ties, as Tokyo works to court friends in the face of [...]
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World Leaders Mourn Passing of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew

World Leaders Mourn Passing of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew

25-Mar-2015 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

The number of tributes that quickly poured in for Lee Kuan Yew after Singapore’s founding father died at age 91 early Monday morning speaks to how the tiny island state [...]
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Top Korea, Japan, China envoys discuss N Korea, regional bank

Top Korea, Japan, China envoys discuss N Korea, regional bank

24-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The foreign ministers of South Korea, Japan and China met on Saturday for the first time in three years, to try and improve frosty ties and restore a regular three-way summit [...]
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Xi snub belies growing China-Pakistan ties

Xi snub belies growing China-Pakistan ties

24-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Today | 6:00 AM

China’s President Xi Jinping will be conspicuous by his absence from a national military parade in Pakistan today, even as Beijing and Islamabad seek to cement five [...]
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N Korea threatens to blow up balloons carrying Kim Jong-un film ‘The Interview’

N Korea threatens to blow up balloons carrying Kim Jong-un film ‘The Interview’

24-Mar-2015 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

North Korea has threatened to blow up balloons carrying DVDs of “The Interview” and propaganda leaflets. Pyongyang’s warning comes a week after the chief of [...]
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Indonesia leader eyes investment, defence on Japan trip

Indonesia leader eyes investment, defence on Japan trip

24-Mar-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Indonesian President Joko Widodo will arrive in Tokyo late on Sunday, kicking off a week-long tour of Japan and China aimed at attracting investment and boosting defence [...]
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Indonesian president says China’s main claim in South China Sea has no legal basis

Indonesian president says China’s main claim in South China Sea has no legal basis

24-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesian President Joko Widodo says one of China’s main claims to the majority of the South China Sea has no legal basis in international law, but Jakarta wants to [...]
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Burma students seize political freedom on campus and in streets

Burma students seize political freedom on campus and in streets

24-Mar-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Every morning Su Wai Phyo wakes before dawn to do something that was until recently banned in Myanmar: study politics. The 23-year-old is one of a handful of students taking [...]
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US Faces Off With China Over N Korea Missile Defense Plan

US Faces Off With China Over N Korea Missile Defense Plan

24-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The US and China are squaring off over deployment of an anti-missile system in South Korea, the latest source of tension between the world’s two biggest economies as [...]
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AirAsia, Indonesian agency end all QZ8501 search, support efforts

AirAsia, Indonesian agency end all QZ8501 search, support efforts

24-Mar-2015 Intellasia | The Malaysian Insider | 6:00 AM

AirAsia Indonesia closed its crisis centre at the East Java Police headquarters yesterday marking an official end to all search and recovery (SAR) operations for AirAsia [...]
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China state media tells US to stop ‘kibitzing’

China state media tells US to stop ‘kibitzing’

24-Mar-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Chinese state media turned to Yiddish on Saturday in the war of words over territorial disputes, criticising the United States as a “kibitzer” for what it called [...]
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