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Impeachment Controversy Stokes Uncertainty Ahead of South Korean Election

Impeachment Controversy Stokes Uncertainty Ahead of South Korean Election

28-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Daily Signal | 8:37 AM

The next South Korean presidential election is scheduled to be held on or before Dec. 20, 2017. However, there is a possibility that South Korea will have its election in [...]
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Indonesia Steps Up Counterterror Efforts After Killing 2 Militants in Shootout

Indonesia Steps Up Counterterror Efforts After Killing 2 Militants in Shootout

28-Dec-2016 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

Indonesian authorities say they are planning more counterterrorism operations after killing two militants who were suspected of planning an attack on a police post during a [...]
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Taiwan warns of increasing threat as Chinese warships conduct drill

Taiwan warns of increasing threat as Chinese warships conduct drill

28-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Taiwan warned on Tuesday that “the threat of our enemies is growing day by day”, as Chinese warships led by the country’s sole aircraft carrier sailed [...]
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Korean ruling party splits over impeached president Park Geun-hye

Korean ruling party splits over impeached president Park Geun-hye

28-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Dozens of politicians have split from South Korea’s ruling party amid a corruption scandal involving impeached President Park Geun-hye. The 29 members who left the [...]
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Korea ruling party defectors hope UN chief Ban will join

Korea ruling party defectors hope UN chief Ban will join

28-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A South Korean ruling party faction announced on Tuesday it would form a new party, and a prominent member of the defectors said they wanted outgoing UN Secretary-General Ban [...]
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China says space programme must help protect national security

China says space programme must help protect national security

28-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s space programme must help protect the country’s national security, but China is dedicated to the peaceful use of space and opposes a space arms race, the [...]
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Thousands rally in Taiwan to protest, support same-sex marriage

Thousands rally in Taiwan to protest, support same-sex marriage

28-Dec-2016 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

The city of Taipei, Taiwan, issued same-sex partnership certificates after a weekend of protests and counter protests. Certificates of evidence of a same-sex relationship, [...]
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Analysis: China Is Both Threat, Opportunity for Donald Trump

Analysis: China Is Both Threat, Opportunity for Donald Trump

28-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Donald Trump was elected to president on a platform of politics not as usual, so it is fitting he inherits a world in flux. Post-World War II rules are dying, old alliances [...]
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Chinese carrier enters South China Sea amid renewed tension

Chinese carrier enters South China Sea amid renewed tension

28-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A group of Chinese warships led by the country’s sole aircraft carrier entered the top half of the South China Sea on Monday after passing south of Taiwan, the [...]
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China and Sao Tome restore diplomatic ties in snub to Taiwan

China and Sao Tome restore diplomatic ties in snub to Taiwan

28-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China signed an agreement to restore diplomatic relations with Sao Tome and Principe Monday, just days after the small African nation announced it had cut ties with Taiwan. [...]
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China’s aircraft carrier passes south of Taiwan

China’s aircraft carrier passes south of Taiwan

28-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Taiwan said Monday it was closely monitoring the movements of China’s sole aircraft carrier and five other warships, which earlier passed south of the island on an [...]
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Obama, Abe to visit Pearl Harbor together; first official Japanese visit

Obama, Abe to visit Pearl Harbor together; first official Japanese visit

28-Dec-2016 Intellasia | USA Today | 6:00 AM

More than 75 years later, remembrance and reconciliation are themes as the Japanese prime minister visits Pearl Harbor on Tuesday, the first formal trip by a Japanese leader [...]
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Indonesia court: Jakarta governor blasphemy trial to proceed

Indonesia court: Jakarta governor blasphemy trial to proceed

28-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

An Indonesian court ruled Tuesday that the blasphemy trial of the minority Christian governor of the country’s capital will proceed. Gov. Basuki “Ahok” [...]
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Japanese prime minister arrives in Hawaii for memorial visit

Japanese prime minister arrives in Hawaii for memorial visit

27-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AP | 9:53 AM

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has arrived in Hawaii to recognize the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor. Abe arrived Monday for the historic visit. He will be the first [...]
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Smog-hit China province surrounding Beijing says has learnt its lesson

Smog-hit China province surrounding Beijing says has learnt its lesson

27-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:47 AM

The heavily polluted northern Chinese province of Hebei, which surrounds the capital Beijing, said it will learn lessons from the smog that engulfed the region last week and [...]
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