Archive for August 3rd, 2019

Pompeo says he was ready, but N Korea meeting unlikely

Pompeo says he was ready, but N Korea meeting unlikely

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

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday the Trump administration remains ready to resume talks with North Korea now, although he regretted that a meeting between the [...]
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Trump plays down new apparent N Korea test, still open to talks

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

US President Donald Trump on Thursday played down what appeared to be North Korea’s third missile launch in just over week, saying they were short-range and “very [...]
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N Korea launches another projectile, US official says

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

North Korea has fired at least one projectile into the Sea of Japan, a US official confirmed to ABC News. The official said that the projectile is similar to the two launched [...]
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A Korean cult leader who held 400 followers captive in Fiji has been jailed for six years

03-Aug-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

A South Korean cult leader has been sentenced to six years in jail for holding some 400 followers captive in Fiji and subjecting them to violence and abuse. Shin Ok-ju, the [...]
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Mysterious heat spot in Korean border river turns out to be a defector

03-Aug-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Shortly before midnight on Thursday, a South Korean thermal observation device identified a mysterious heat spot floating down the Imjin River on the North Korean border. The [...]
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N Korea fires weapons again in possible pressure tactic

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

North Korea fired what appeared to be short-range ballistic missiles twice Friday into the sea off its eastern coast in its third round of weapons tests in just over a week, [...]
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N Korea fires more apparent ballistic missiles into sea, South says

03-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Marketwatch | 6:02 AM

North Korea fired what appeared to short-range ballistic missiles twice Friday into the sea off its eastern coast in its third round of weapons tests in just over a week, [...]
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Second S Korean man sets himself ablaze in apparent Japan protest

Second S Korean man sets himself ablaze in apparent Japan protest

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

Police find bag containing a memo and leaflet criticising Japan over decision to tighten controls on high-tech exports. A 72-year-old South Korean man is in critical [...]
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Washington worries Japan-Korea tensions may worsen: US official

Washington worries Japan-Korea tensions may worsen: US official

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

The United States is worried that trade and diplomatic tensions between South Korea and Japan could worsen and is urging both sides to consider a “standstill [...]
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NORTH KOREA IS NOT JUST FIRING NEW MISSILES, IT’S BUILDING WHAT MAY BE ITS LARGEST SUBMARINE YET

03-Aug-2019 Intellasia | News Week | 6:02 AM

As North Korea tests new weapons on land, it’s also building what may be its largest homemade submarine yet, potentially capable of carrying multiple missiles. North [...]
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Trump says he is not worried about short-range missiles fired by N Korea

Trump says he is not worried about short-range missiles fired by N Korea

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

US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he was not worried about missiles being tested by North Korea, calling them very standard, short-range devices. Trump was [...]
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Trump has ‘no problem’ with latest N Korean missile tests

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

North Korea carried out its third weapons test in eight days on Friday, according to the South’s military, but US President Donald Trump said he had “no [...]
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N Korea increases pressure with latest missile launches

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

North Korea fired missiles for the third time in eight days on Friday, a series of launches that analysts say are designed to improve military capabilities and pressure the [...]
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N Korea absent, US envoy has good talks with Japan, S. Korea

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

Unable to meet with a North Korean official, the chief US envoy for North Korea met on Friday with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts in Thailand. In brief comments [...]
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Trump takes back seat as China bristles over HK unrest

Trump takes back seat as China bristles over HK unrest

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

US President Donald Trump said Thursday he would be taking a hands-off approach towards unrest in Hong Kong as China flexed its military muscle in a sign of growing [...]
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