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Tillerson to face Chinese ire over blame for N Korea tensions

Tillerson to face Chinese ire over blame for N Korea tensions

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

China is likely to express its anger at being told to rein in nuclear-armed North Korea when US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives in Beijing on Saturday, his first [...]
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China to build on disputed shoal in South China Sea

China to build on disputed shoal in South China Sea

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

China will begin preparatory work this year for an environmental monitoring station on Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea, an official said, as two US senators [...]
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Taiwan to ask US for stealth fighters to combat China threat

Taiwan to ask US for stealth fighters to combat China threat

18-Mar-2017 Intellasia | | The Guardian | 6:24 AM

Defence minister announces air force overhaul after defence review says island faces increased risk fromBeijing Taiwanhas said it plans to upgrade its F-16 fighter jets and [...]
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China plans station on disputed South China Sea shoal

China plans station on disputed South China Sea shoal

18-Mar-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:22 AM

China plans to build an environmental monitoring station on a South China Sea shoal at the heart of a territorial dispute with the Philippines, potentially raising new [...]
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Japan Launches Latest North Korea Spy Satellite

Japan Launches Latest North Korea Spy Satellite

18-Mar-2017 Intellasia | | 6:21 AM

Japan launched a new spy satellite on Friday, the country’s space agency said, as the region grows increasingly uneasy over North Korea’s quickening missile [...]
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Trump, Xi eye Mar-a-Lago summit

Trump, Xi eye Mar-a-Lago summit

18-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Abs-cbn.com | 6:19 AM

The United States and China are finalizing plans for a summit between presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago this April, but diplomats are struggling to remove [...]
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Thai junta lays out ‘legally binding’ 20-year masterplan

Thai junta lays out ‘legally binding’ 20-year masterplan

18-Mar-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:16 AM

Thailand’s junta on Thursday said any future civilian government will be legally bound to follow a 20-year “masterplan” for the country as generals seek to [...]
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US military renews commitment to PH defense

US military renews commitment to PH defense

18-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:15 AM

TheUSmilitary on Wednesday renewed its commitment to thePhilippinesto fortify its bilateral and defense ties as it celebrated seven decades of the Joint US Military [...]
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Tillerson underlines cooperation with Japan, Seoul on N Korea

Tillerson underlines cooperation with Japan, Seoul on N Korea

17-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stressed on Thursday the importance of the United States working with allies Japan and South Korea to counter perceived threats from North [...]
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Korean prosecutors call in SK Group officials for questioning

Korean prosecutors call in SK Group officials for questioning

17-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Prosecutors questioned three officials linked to South Korea’s third-largest conglomerate, SK Group, on Thursday as part of a widening corruption scandal that led to [...]
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Philippine lawmaker calls for Duterte’s impeachment

Philippine lawmaker calls for Duterte’s impeachment

17-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

An opposition lawmaker filed an impeachment complaint in the Philippine Congress on Thursday against President Rodrigo Duterte, calling for his removal for what he said were [...]
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Philippine lawmakers punished for opposing death penalty

Philippine lawmakers punished for opposing death penalty

17-Mar-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s ruling party stripped a dozen lawmakers of congressional leadership posts for voting against the death penalty, which critics [...]
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Minister: Jong-nam’s kin has left body to Malaysia

Minister: Jong-nam’s kin has left body to Malaysia

17-Mar-2017 Intellasia | The Malay Mail Online | 6:00 AM

The family of the murdered Kim Jong-nam will allow Malaysia to determine what to do with his body, said Health minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam. Due to the criminal [...]
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Taiwan defence report warns of China invasion risk

Taiwan defence report warns of China invasion risk

17-Mar-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Taiwan pledged Wednesday to build up its military in the face of an increased risk of invasion by China in a major defence ministry report that comes as ties with Beijing [...]
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Korea to hold election May 9, prosecutors summon ousted Park

Korea to hold election May 9, prosecutors summon ousted Park

17-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea said on Wednesday it will hold an election on May 9 to choose a successor for former President Park Geun-hye, who was removed from office in a historic court [...]
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