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Indonesian election presents US with Modi-style visa headache

Indonesian election presents US with Modi-style visa headache

22-May-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The emergence of Prabowo Subianto as a serious contender in Indonesia’s election this week means the United States faces the awkward possibility of having to welcome [...]
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US sailor admits bribery in Asia graft scandal

US sailor admits bribery in Asia graft scandal

22-May-2014 Intellasia | Business Times | 6:00 AM

A third US sailor pleaded guilty on Tuesday to accepting cash and luxury goods in exchange for classified Navy information in a bribery scandal involving ships in Asia and [...]
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Korean cardinal in first visit to North

Korean cardinal in first visit to North

22-May-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A South Korean cardinal visited the North on Wednesday in the first trip of its kind, an official said, ahead of a visit by Pope Francis to Seoul that Catholic authorities [...]
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US ‘mincing rascal’ over hacking allegations: Chinese media

US ‘mincing rascal’ over hacking allegations: Chinese media

22-May-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Washington is playing the victim of cyber-espionage when in fact it is the world’s top intelligence power, a Chinese state-run newspaper said on Wednesday in a [...]
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S. Korea fires warning shots after N. Korean incursion

S. Korea fires warning shots after N. Korean incursion

22-May-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A South Korean naval ship fired warning shots Tuesday after three North Korean patrol boats crossed over the disputed maritime border in the Yellow Sea, military officials [...]
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N. Korea building collapse study in media control

N. Korea building collapse study in media control

22-May-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

When a South Korean ferry sank with hundreds trapped inside last month, the whole world knew about it. But in North Korea, there was utter silence about the collapse of a [...]
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China leader warns US, others over Asian security

China leader warns US, others over Asian security

22-May-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Chinese President Xi Jinping issued a veiled warning to the United States on Wednesday, saying countries should not build up military alliances in Asia, even as Beijing feuds [...]
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UPDATE 1-Thai army chief summons political rivals to seek end to crisis

UPDATE 1-Thai army chief summons political rivals to seek end to crisis

22-May-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s army chief summoned leaders of rival political groups and parties, Election Commission members and senators to a meeting on Wednesday, a day after he [...]
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Day 2 of martial law in Thailand stirs confusion

Day 2 of martial law in Thailand stirs confusion

22-May-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Thailand began its second day under martial law Wednesday with little visible military presence on the streets of Bangkok as residents tried to make sense of the dramatic [...]
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Xi Holds Upper Hand as Putin Pushes for Gas Deal on China Visit

Xi Holds Upper Hand as Putin Pushes for Gas Deal on China Visit

22-May-2014 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

Vladimir Putin has grown used to getting what he wants. Adored domestically after annexing Crimea and grudgingly supported by many in the West over his stance on Syria (and [...]
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Vietnam’s Rush to Quell Protests Shows Pragmatism on Dispute

Vietnam’s Rush to Quell Protests Shows Pragmatism on Dispute

22-May-2014 Intellasia | Businessweek | 6:00 AM

Vietnam’s quick effort to restore calm after violent anti-China protests reflects how Asian nations continue to separate contests over territory from ever-deepening [...]
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US hopes for Pacific cooperation with India navy under Modi

US hopes for Pacific cooperation with India navy under Modi

21-May-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The United States hopes to be able to expand naval cooperation with India once a new government is in place in New Delhi, the chief of US naval operations said on Monday. [...]
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Japan Plans New Military Outposts near Disputed Islands

Japan Plans New Military Outposts near Disputed Islands

21-May-2014 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

Japan is reportedly planning to establish fresh military outposts in remote islands near the archipelago known in Japan as Senkaku, in order to bolster security in its [...]
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Korean president dismantles coast guard after ferry disaster

Korean president dismantles coast guard after ferry disaster

21-May-2014 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s President made an emotional apology Monday over the ferry disaster that killed close to 300 people last month and said she would dismantle the [...]
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Tensions in China, N Korea ties

Tensions in China, N Korea ties

21-May-2014 Intellasia | The Irish Times | 6:00 AM

Much has been made of the ideological links between China and North Korea, how the two Asian communist countries are “as close as lips and teeth”, strong allies [...]
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