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N Korea won’t strike US first despite inflammatory threats, experts say

N Korea won’t strike US first despite inflammatory threats, experts say

20-Nov-2017 Intellasia | Usatoday | 6:00 AM

Despite repeated threats to incinerate the United States with its nuclear weapons, North Korea takes pains to note it won’t strike first. The over-the-top rhetoric is [...]
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Surgery Reveals N Korean Defector Is Riddled With Parasitic Worms

Surgery Reveals N Korean Defector Is Riddled With Parasitic Worms

20-Nov-2017 Intellasia | Nytimes | 6:00 AM

A North Korean soldier’s bold attempt to defect by crossing the heavily guarded border with South Korea galvanised attention this week. But perhaps more surprising was [...]
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US envoy says no communication, no signal from N Korea amid nuclear crisis

US envoy says no communication, no signal from N Korea amid nuclear crisis

20-Nov-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea and the United States agreed on Friday to keep working for a peaceful end to the North Korean nuclear crisis, but a US envoy said it was difficult to gauge the [...]
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N Korea says China envoy stressed stance to ‘develop traditional relations’: KCNA

N Korea says China envoy stressed stance to ‘develop traditional relations’: KCNA

20-Nov-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

North Korea said China’s special envoy arrived in Pyongyang on Friday, and met with high-ranking North Korean official Choe Ryong Hae, the North’s official KCNA [...]
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N Korean defector found to have ‘enormous number of parasites’ in his stomach

N Korean defector found to have ‘enormous number of parasites’ in his stomach

20-Nov-2017 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:00 AM

A North Korean soldier shot multiple times while defecting to the South has an “enormous number of parasites” in his stomach, doctors say. The defector was [...]
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Glowing profile cracks door open on private life of China’s Xi

Glowing profile cracks door open on private life of China’s Xi

18-Nov-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A workaholic keen swimmer with an extensive knowledge of foreign literature — China’s state news agency Xinhua on Friday cracked open the door to President Xi [...]
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Mattis sees opportunity for talks if N Korea halts missile tests, development

Mattis sees opportunity for talks if N Korea halts missile tests, development

18-Nov-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday there could be an opportunity for talks between North Korea and the United States if Pyongyang stopped testing and developing [...]
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Korea, US reaffirm need for peaceful resolution of N Korea problem

Korea, US reaffirm need for peaceful resolution of N Korea problem

18-Nov-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The nuclear envoys of South Korea and the United States held bilateral talks on Friday and addressed measures to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue peacefully and [...]
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Japan PM confident on progress in amending constitution

Japan PM confident on progress in amending constitution

18-Nov-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Shinzo Abe is “confident” of progress in amending Japan’s pacifist constitution, he said Friday, in his first policy speech since his [...]
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Trump to announce terrorism list decision on N Korea next weekWhite House

Trump to announce terrorism list decision on N Korea next weekWhite House

18-Nov-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

President Donald Trump will announce his decision next week on whether to put North Korea on a US list of state sponsors of terrorism, the White House said on Thursday. [...]
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Singapore suspends trade ties with N Korea

Singapore suspends trade ties with N Korea

18-Nov-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Singapore has suspended trade ties with North Korea in the latest move by a country to carry out UN sanctions to curb Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme, a customs [...]
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China says ‘dual suspension’ proposal still best for N Korea

China says ‘dual suspension’ proposal still best for N Korea

18-Nov-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China said on Thursday a “dual suspension” proposal to handle North Korea was still the best option, after US President Donald Trump said he and Chinese President [...]
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China, Philippines agree to avoid force in South China Sea dispute

China, Philippines agree to avoid force in South China Sea dispute

18-Nov-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China and the Philippines have agreed to avoid force to resolve their differences over the South China Sea, according to a joint statement issued on Thursday by China at the [...]
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Asean underscores importance of non-militarisation amid S. China Sea code talks

Asean underscores importance of non-militarisation amid S. China Sea code talks

18-Nov-2017 Intellasia | Abs-cbn.com | 6:00 AM

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) underscored “the importance of non-militarisation and self-restraint” among claimant parties in the disputed [...]
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Cambodia’s main opposition party dissolved by Supreme Court

Cambodia’s main opposition party dissolved by Supreme Court

18-Nov-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Cambodia’s highest court dissolved the main opposition party on Thursday, leaving authoritarian prime minister Hun Sen clear to extend more than three decades of power [...]
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