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Trump Eyes China Sanctions While Seeking Its Help on N Korea

Trump Eyes China Sanctions While Seeking Its Help on N Korea

15-Aug-2017 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

In a diplomatic gamble, President Trump is seeking to enlist China as a peacemaker in the bristling nuclear-edged dispute with North Korea at the very moment he plans to [...]
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Philippines warns against killing of migratory birds amid avian flu outbreak

Philippines warns against killing of migratory birds amid avian flu outbreak

15-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippines on Sunday warned citizens not to kill or poach migratory birds that usually fly in from China, the possible source of a virus that triggered the Southeast [...]
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India’s Military Said to Increase Alert Along Tense China Border

India’s Military Said to Increase Alert Along Tense China Border

15-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

India has increased its military alert along its eastern border with China, placing around 50,000 soldiers on notice amid an eight-week-long stand-off with Chinese troops [...]
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Cambodia PM gives ultimatum to Laos over ‘border invasion’

Cambodia PM gives ultimatum to Laos over ‘border invasion’

15-Aug-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Cambodia’s prime minister on Friday issued a six-day ultimatum to Laos to pull back troops who have allegedly trespassed into a border area or face a military response. [...]
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Top US military official arrives Korea amid N Korea tension

Top US military official arrives Korea amid N Korea tension

15-Aug-2017 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

The US’ top military official has landed in South Korea ahead of talks with the country’s leader and US military amid rising tensions on the Korean peninsula. [...]
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Top US general Jets Into Asia as N Korea Tensions Run High

Top US general Jets Into Asia as N Korea Tensions Run High

15-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

General Joseph Dunford, chair of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, will meet with President Moon Jae-in in Seoul on Monday amid escalating tensions over North Korea’s [...]
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Canadian pastor sees his release from N Korea as goodwill gesture

Canadian pastor sees his release from N Korea as goodwill gesture

15-Aug-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A 62-year-old Canadian pastor held in a North Korean prison for more than 2 1/2 years said he suspected his life sentence was commuted last week to help reduce pressure on [...]
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N Korea missile re-entry technology not perfected yetKorea

N Korea missile re-entry technology not perfected yetKorea

15-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

North Korea still does not appear to have mastered missile re-entry technology and will take at least one or two more years to do so, although its ability to miniaturise a [...]
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Chinese newspaper warns Trump risks ‘trade war’

Chinese newspaper warns Trump risks ‘trade war’

15-Aug-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A Chinese state newspaper has warned President Donald Trump “could trigger a trade war” if he goes ahead with plans to launch an investigation into whether China [...]
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CIA chief: Not surprising if N Korea tests missile again

CIA chief: Not surprising if N Korea tests missile again

15-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The top US intelligence official said on Sunday he would not be surprised if North Korea tested another missile, given that it had two tests in July, amid rising tensions [...]
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Canadian pastor faced ‘overwhelming loneliness’ in NKorea labour camp

Canadian pastor faced ‘overwhelming loneliness’ in NKorea labour camp

15-Aug-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Canadian pastor recently freed from imprisonment in North Korea spoke Sunday of the “overwhelming loneliness” and harsh conditions he experienced during his [...]
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CIA chief says ‘nothing imminent’ in US-N Korea standoff

CIA chief says ‘nothing imminent’ in US-N Korea standoff

15-Aug-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

CIA director Mike Pompeo offered assurances Sunday there was “nothing imminent” in the US standoff with nuclear-armed North Korea but said he wouldn’t be [...]
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Nuclear power not an option for Taiwan: president

Nuclear power not an option for Taiwan: president

14-Aug-2017 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

President Tsai Ing-wen (???) said Friday that the government will use all possible means to ensure a stable electricity supply but will not consider opening the fourth [...]
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Russia touts ‘plan’ with China to ease US-N. Korea standoff

Russia touts ‘plan’ with China to ease US-N. Korea standoff

14-Aug-2017 Intellasia | CBS News | 6:00 AM

Russian Foreign minister Sergey Lavrov warned on Friday that a war between the US and North Korea would be disastrous, and said his country was proposingin conjunction with [...]
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Chinese president speaks with Trump and urges calm over N Korea

Chinese president speaks with Trump and urges calm over N Korea

14-Aug-2017 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

China’s president, Xi Jinping, has told Donald Trump in a phone call that all sides should avoid rhetoric or action that would worsen tensions on the Korean peninsula, [...]
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