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Japan PM may visit N Korea in kidnap probe

Japan PM may visit N Korea in kidnap probe

04-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Shinzo Abe may visit North Korea, Japan said Tuesday, days after announcing a deal to re-open the probe into Japanese citizens kidnapped by spies in the Cold [...]
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Australian PM to meet Indonesia President in Batam

Australian PM to meet Indonesia President in Batam

04-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott will meet Indonesia’s president this week, his office said Monday, as he tries to repair relations hurt by spying allegations and [...]
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Thai police criticised for posing as journalists

Thai police criticised for posing as journalists

04-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s main press association said Monday it is gravely concerned that undercover police appear to be posing as journalists after a video circulated showing a man [...]
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Hagel looks to more Asia travel this year

Hagel looks to more Asia travel this year

03-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:57 AM

Critics may question the depth of the Obama administration’s new focus on Asia, but Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is spending a lot of time in the region. On his fifth [...]
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Japan heatwave kills two, hundreds taken to hospital

Japan heatwave kills two, hundreds taken to hospital

03-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Two people have been killed and hundreds treated in hospital after a weekend heatwave swept over Japan, officials and reports said Sunday. A 74-year-old women collapsed while [...]
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Voices of Opposition in HK, Taiwan Undercut Beijing’s Hopes

Voices of Opposition in HK, Taiwan Undercut Beijing’s Hopes

03-Jun-2014 Intellasia | The Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

A quarter of a century after the crackdown on student protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, two of the most impassioned protests marking its anniversary are taking [...]
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S. Korea urges North to free missionary facing life term

S. Korea urges North to free missionary facing life term

03-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korea urged North Korea Sunday to release a Seoul missionary sentenced to hard labour for life for allegedly spying and operating an underground church, calling his [...]
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Japan says Chinese ships sail through disputed waters

Japan says Chinese ships sail through disputed waters

03-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Two Chinese coastguard ships sailed through disputed waters off Japan-administered islands in the East China Sea Saturday, officials said, as the United States warned Beijing [...]
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Japan Bolsters Its Military Spending

Japan Bolsters Its Military Spending

03-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

Troubled with increasingly belligerent regional overtures by China, Japan continues expanding its defense spending and building a legal framework for new wartime [...]
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China slams US, Japan for ‘provocative’ remarks at Singapore forum

China slams US, Japan for ‘provocative’ remarks at Singapore forum

03-Jun-2014 Intellasia | The Straits Times | 6:00 AM

“It was completely out of my expectation,” the Chinese general blasted. In his keynote address at the opening of the forum on Friday, Abe had outlined his vision [...]
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Thousands of troops, protesters play cat and mouse in Bangkok

Thousands of troops, protesters play cat and mouse in Bangkok

03-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thousands of security personnel, backed by armoured vehicles, were deployed on Bangkok’s streets Sunday in a show of force against small but defiant anti-coup flashmob [...]
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Huge Thai security force deployment stifles coup protests

Huge Thai security force deployment stifles coup protests

03-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s military government sent thousands of troops and police into central Bangkok on Sunday, stifling any mass dissent against the army’s coup on May 22 and [...]
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China wants to avoid court over maritime disputes, says Vietnam official

China wants to avoid court over maritime disputes, says Vietnam official

03-Jun-2014 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Official claims Beijing made several requests not to take maritime dispute to arbitration China has repeatedly asked Vietnam not to take the two countries’ maritime [...]
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Vietnam expects Japan coastguard ships next year – vice defence minister

Vietnam expects Japan coastguard ships next year – vice defence minister

03-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Vietnam expects to take delivery of coastguard ships from Japan early next year, the country’s vice defence minister said on Sunday, as Hanoi looks to boost its [...]
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Snubs, harsh words at Asia security meet as US and Japan rile China

Snubs, harsh words at Asia security meet as US and Japan rile China

03-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

When Japan’s defence minister greeted the deputy chief of staff of China’s army at a regional security forum this weekend, he was undiplomatically snubbed. [...]
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