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Pentagon chief heads to Asian summit as nations fret over S. China Sea

Pentagon chief heads to Asian summit as nations fret over S. China Sea

01-Jun-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter will depart Tuesday for an Asian security summit in Singapore, where Beijing’s military expansion across the South China Sea likely [...]
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China’s Xi Seeks Deeper Ties With Philippines Under Duterte

China’s Xi Seeks Deeper Ties With Philippines Under Duterte

01-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

China wants to deepen relations with the Philippines under incoming President Rodrigo Duterte, Chinese President Xi Jinping said, as he sought to revive bilateral ties [...]
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HK democracy protester given five weeks for police assault

HK democracy protester given five weeks for police assault

01-Jun-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Hong Kong pro-democracy activist was sentenced to five weeks in prison Monday after he was found guilty of assaulting and resisting officers during mass rallies in 2014 [...]
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China says not interested in any form of ‘Cold War’

China says not interested in any form of ‘Cold War’

01-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

China on Monday expressed disinterest in any form of cold war and firmly opposed anything that might threaten or harm the country’s sovereignty and security. Foreign [...]
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Kerry to head to China for talks

Kerry to head to China for talks

01-Jun-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Top US diplomat John Kerry will travel to Beijing for talks on a range of issues as part of a trip that will also take him to Mongolia and France, the State Department said [...]
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Japan puts military on alert for possible N Korea missile launch

Japan puts military on alert for possible N Korea missile launch

01-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan put its military on alert on Monday for a possible North Korean ballistic missile firing, while South Korea also said it had detected evidence of launch preparations, [...]
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Uganda to Stop Military Cooperation with N Korea

Uganda to Stop Military Cooperation with N Korea

31-May-2016 Intellasia | Chosun | 6:00 AM

President Park Geun-hye and her Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni on Sunday agreed that Korean companies will take part in an oil refinery plant project worth $1.5 billion [...]
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UN chief ‘baffled’ by S. Korea presidency speculation

UN chief ‘baffled’ by S. Korea presidency speculation

31-May-2016 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

Beijing already plans to visit the far side of the moon in 2018 China has unveiled plans to visit the moon’s north and south poles late next year and for the first time [...]
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Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe calls for double election despite plans to postpone tax hike

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe calls for double election despite plans to postpone tax hike

31-May-2016 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Abe has told confidants that “even if only an upper house election is held, we can get the public to accept our position”. Prime minister Shinzo Abe plans to [...]
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New photo of Japanese hostage appears with message pleading for help

New photo of Japanese hostage appears with message pleading for help

31-May-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Japanese government said on Monday it was doing all it could to secure the release of a Japanese journalist being held hostage by an al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, after an [...]
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China calls for naval exercise with Asean

China calls for naval exercise with Asean

31-May-2016 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

China is stepping up its efforts in resolving the disputes in the South China Sea by calling for a joint military exercise with all Southeast Asian nations. The call, made [...]
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Xi Jinping Holds Review As China’s Old Age Population Crosses 220 Million

Xi Jinping Holds Review As China’s Old Age Population Crosses 220 Million

31-May-2016 Intellasia | NDTV | 6:00 AM

Grappling with the world’s biggest senior citizen population, China’s President Xi Jinping held a high-level meeting with officials after the number of people [...]
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Obama Apologises for Dropping Atomic Bomb on Japan?

Obama Apologises for Dropping Atomic Bomb on Japan?

31-May-2016 Intellasia | Snopes | 6:00 AM

While President Obama offered his sympathies during a visit to Hiroshima, he did not apologise for the United States’ 1945 actions. On 27 May 2016, President Obama [...]
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US forces in Okinawa under curfew after suspected murder

US forces in Okinawa under curfew after suspected murder

31-May-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

US forces in Okinawa are to be put under night-time curfew for a month following the suspected rape and murder of a woman by a former US marine, officials said Saturday. The [...]
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Journalist shot dead in Philippine capital: police

Journalist shot dead in Philippine capital: police

31-May-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A crime journalist has been shot dead in Manila, police and colleagues said Saturday, the latest addition to a lengthening list of unsolved murders of media workers in the [...]
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