Archive for February 22nd, 2019

Taiwan government to unveil draft same-sex marriage law

Taiwan government to unveil draft same-sex marriage law

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s government said on Wednesday (February 20) that it would propose a draft law to allow same-sex marriage in Asia’s first such bill amid a heated debate [...]
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Taiwan’s MOI mulls revision of uniform ID number for foreigners

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

The MOI intends to remove structural control by changing the format of the uniform ID number for foreigners Taiwan’s Ministry of the Interior (MOI) said in an English [...]
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China will declare no-fly zone around Taiwan before invasion: Japanese general

China will declare no-fly zone around Taiwan before invasion: Japanese general

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

Retired Japanese general predicts China will annex Taiwan in 2025, Okinawa in 2045 A retired Japanese general claims that as part of its plan to invade Taiwan in 2025, it [...]
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Taiwanese student tests positive for Zika virus after a trip to Vietnam

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

The man traveled to HCM City with family during the lunar new year holiday A Taiwanese man has been diagnosed with Zika virus after his trip to Vietnam, announced the centre [...]
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Samsung launches folding smartphone in bid to rev up market

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Samsung on Wednesday unveiled its first folding handset as part of an effort to rev up demand in the slumping smartphone sector. The South Korean giant’s Galaxy Fold, [...]
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Bolton to visit Korea ahead of Trump-Kim summit

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

US National Security Advisor John Bolton will travel to South Korea later this week for a round of consultations ahead of President Donald Trump’s upcoming summit with [...]
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Donald Trump’s ‘greed’ for Nobel prize fuels fears in Korea of risky concessions

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:00 AM

One of South Korea’s leading newspapers has accused Donald Trump of “trying to use the North Korean nuclear crisis to feed his greed for the Nobel Peace [...]
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Kim must make ‘meaningful’ gesture to see sanctions ease: Trump

Kim must make ‘meaningful’ gesture to see sanctions ease: Trump

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un must make a “meaningful” gesture if he wants to see sanctions lifted, US President Donald Trump said Wednesday ahead of a second [...]
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‘Paradise on Earth’: Ghost of N Korea propaganda still haunts

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Harunori Kojima still remembers the hot tears of joy that warmed his face against the sleet as he watched two Soviet ships set sail in December 1959 from Japan’s [...]
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Why Trump is lowering expectations for next week’s Kim Jong Un summit

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | VOX | 6:00 AM

President Donald Trump is just one week away from one of the most important moments of his presidency and he’s trying to lower expectations in advance. Trump plans to [...]
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N Korea accused of abducting its former ambassador’s daughter

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Daughter of Jo Song-gil, former Rome envoy who fled embassy, reportedly repatriated Italy has said “those responsible will pay” if reports that the daughter of [...]
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Days before summit, Trump raises prospect of easing N Korea sanctions

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Speaking at the White House on Wednesday, Trump also said he expects to meet with Kim again after their February 27-28 summit in Hanoi, the Vietnamese capital. A week before [...]
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Italy confirms daughter of missing N Korea diplomat returned home

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

North Korea informed Italy last year that the daughter of its acting ambassador had asked to return home after her father left his post in Rome, the Italian foreign ministry [...]
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‘Kaesong is the answer’: S. Koreans pin hopes on shuttered complex

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

It has been three years since Park Yong-man’s factory was shuttered amid weapons tests and soaring tensions, but next week’s summit between the US and Pyongyang [...]
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What To Expect From N Korea At The Next Trump-Kim Summit

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | NPR | 6:00 AM

With just days to go before his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, President Trump seems to have tried to lower public expectations for the meeting set for [...]
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