Archive for August 2nd, 2019

Taipei mayor to form political party in challenge to Taiwan president

Taipei mayor to form political party in challenge to Taiwan president

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The mayor of Taipei said on Thursday he will form a political party to run in Taiwan’s 2020 elections, a move that could complicate President Tsai Ing-wen’s [...]
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Taiwan rebukes China for tourism ban amid rising tension

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Taiwan’s president rebuked China on Thursday over its decision to ban individual travel permits for Chinese visitors to the self-ruled island, saying the move aimed to [...]
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Beijing’s travel ban a political tool to influence presidential election: Taiwan president

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

China has ramped up military and economic pressure on Taiwan before its presidential election next year President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday (August 1) slammed China’s [...]
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Korean ‘mukbang’ livestreamer gets RM420,000 donation from fan

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

A South Korean woman who livestreams mukbang videos where a host eats large amounts of food while interacting with one’s audience received RM420,000 in donation from a [...]
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Total recall: N. Koreans in memory championship surprise

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

In silence, Pang Un Sim stares down at the jumbled-up playing cards for one minute, slowly shuffling through them. Putting the pile aside, she takes a second pack and [...]
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US-Korea drills still on despite Pyongyang warnings: US

US-Korea drills still on despite Pyongyang warnings: US

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The US and South Korea will press ahead with joint military exercises, a Pentagon official said, defying demands from a furious Pyongyang for their cancellation as it carries [...]
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US officials hold out for talks after latest N Korean missile tests

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

North Korea’s latest missile launches did not violate a pledge its leader Kim Jong Un made to US President Donald Trump, a senior US official said on Thursday, but [...]
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N Korean soldier defects across the DMZ, Korea says

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The South Korean military detained a North Korean soldier who crossed the heavily fortified demilitarised zone (DMZ) that separates the two countries, South Korea’s [...]
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S. Korea warns Japan to drop ‘white list’ trade threat

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

South Korea warned Japan on Thursday that it would be forced to review security cooperation between the two key US allies if Tokyo pushes ahead with plans to remove Seoul [...]
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No plan to change Korea-US military exercise, US official says

No plan to change Korea-US military exercise, US official says

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The United States does not plan to make changes to a military drill with South Korea, a senior US defence official said on Wednesday, despite a series of North Korean missile [...]
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Bolton says N Korea tests didn’t violate pledge to Trump, but no word on talks

Bolton says N Korea tests didn’t violate pledge to Trump, but no word on talks

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

US national security adviser John Bolton said on Wednesday North Korea’s recent missile tests did not violate a pledge its leader Kim Jong Un made to President Donald [...]
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Korea warns removing Japan’s white list would affect security cooperation: minister

Korea warns removing Japan’s white list would affect security cooperation: minister

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

South Korea called on Thursday for Japan to allow more time for diplomacy as talks on their most serious dispute in years failed to make progress, a day before Japan could [...]
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US-S. Korea military exercises still on despite North’s warnings

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Joint military exercises between the United States and South Korea will go ahead, a Pentagon official said on Wednesday, after missile tests and calls for the drills’ [...]
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The escalating dispute between Tokyo and Seoul is already affecting businesses

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

* The ongoing dispute between Japan and South Korea has begun to affect businesses across multiple sectors and could potentially even dent the global economy. * The political [...]
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N Korea says it tested crucial new rocket launch system

N Korea says it tested crucial new rocket launch system

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

North Korea said Thursday leader Kim Jong Un supervised the first test firing of a new multiple rocket launcher system that could potentially enhance its ability to strike [...]
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