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US sanctions N Korean officials, including Kim Jong-Un’s sister, for rights abuses

US sanctions N Korean officials, including Kim Jong-Un’s sister, for rights abuses

13-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Indian Express | 6:00 AM

The latest action targets security and prison officials accused of rights abuses. US authorities have announced sanctions against North Korean government agencies and senior [...]
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Japan Prime Minister Abe arrives in Philippines for state visit

Japan Prime Minister Abe arrives in Philippines for state visit

12-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Phil Star | 3:04 PM

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has set foot in Manila for a two-day state visit in the country. Abe landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 around [...]
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US Marines send F-35 stealth fighter squadron to Japan

US Marines send F-35 stealth fighter squadron to Japan

12-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The US Marine Corps said Tuesday it has sent a squadron of F-35B fighter jets to Japan, marking the first operational overseas deployment for the controversial aircraft that [...]
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Thai king requests charter amendment in rare intervention

Thai king requests charter amendment in rare intervention

12-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s new king has requested sections of the country’s draft constitution to be rewritten, the junta chief said Tuesday, a rare public intervention by the [...]
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HK anger over China museum project

HK anger over China museum project

12-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Plans to boost Hong Kong’s cultural credentials by building a new branch of China’s most famous museum in the city have sparked protests against what critics say [...]
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Nicaragua pledges to fight for Taiwan recognition on global stage

Nicaragua pledges to fight for Taiwan recognition on global stage

12-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega welcomed his Taiwanese counterpart on a visit that follows complaints by Beijing about the attitude of US President-elect Donald [...]
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Park’s Downfall Deals Blow to Korea’s Women

Park’s Downfall Deals Blow to Korea’s Women

12-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Back in 2013, South Korea’s Park Geun-hye smashed through the ultimate glass ceiling, giving women hope their first female president would lead to better gender [...]
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US would ‘not necessarily’ shoot down NKorean missile: Pentagon

US would ‘not necessarily’ shoot down NKorean missile: Pentagon

12-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The US military would not necessarily shoot down a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile, should the country’s leader try to test one, Defense Secretary [...]
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The Real Reasons China Is Struggling To Control Its Pollution Problems

The Real Reasons China Is Struggling To Control Its Pollution Problems

12-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Fortune | 6:00 AM

China’s problems with severe air pollution are back in the news. Last week, smog levels in China reached historic levels; as many as 32 cities were under “red [...]
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Chinese Communist Party Introduces Rules for Graft Probes, Supervision

Chinese Communist Party Introduces Rules for Graft Probes, Supervision

12-Jan-2017 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

The Communist Party of China has approved a new set of rules that will soon place the party’s half a million corruption investigators under stricter supervision. The [...]
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China Joins Davos as Trump Presidency Vies for Spotlight

China Joins Davos as Trump Presidency Vies for Spotlight

12-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The Davos elite gathering next week behind metal detectors in a concrete bunker in the Swiss Alps to discuss the state of the world will be isolated in more ways than one. [...]
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China ship enters strait, Taiwan warns against ‘panic’

China ship enters strait, Taiwan warns against ‘panic’

12-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China’s only aircraft carrier has entered the Taiwan Strait in a highly symbolic show of strength, but Taiwan insisted Wednesday there was no need for panic even as [...]
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Korean special prosecutors to question Samsung leader as a suspect

Korean special prosecutors to question Samsung leader as a suspect

12-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A South Korean special prosecutor’s office will question Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee as a suspect in the widening influence-peddling scandal that led to a [...]
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N. Korea has plutonium for 10 nuclear bombs: S. Korea

N. Korea has plutonium for 10 nuclear bombs: S. Korea

12-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea now has enough plutonium to make 10 nuclear bombs, South Korea said Wednesday, a week after leader Kim Jong-Un said it was close to test-launching an [...]
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Opinion: Trump’s sparring with Kim Jong Un puts Canadian interests at risk

Opinion: Trump’s sparring with Kim Jong Un puts Canadian interests at risk

11-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Vancouver Sun | 7:00 AM

US president-elect Donald Trump clearly isn’t willing to remain on the sidelines regarding American policies despite the fact US President Barack Obama still remains in [...]
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