Archive for November 20th, 2019

Trump Tweets at Kim Jong-un: Biden Is ‘Somewhat Better’ Than a ‘Rabid Dog’

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Slate | 6:02 AM

President Donald Trump went a bit out of character Sunday morning when he tweeted a sort of defense of former vice President Joe Biden. But it wasn’t really a [...]
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US, S Korea defence talks collapse amid backlash over bill demand

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

Officials from South Korea and the United States have broken off talks aimed at settling the cost of hosting the US military, South Korea’s Foreign Ministry said, amid [...]
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N Korea’s Kim pushes economic plan with fisheries visit as officials berate United States

N Korea’s Kim pushes economic plan with fisheries visit as officials berate United States

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

North Korean state media published detailed reports on Tuesday of a visit by leader Kim Jong Un to two fisheries, underscoring his drive to build economic independence as [...]
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N Korea says it won’t give Trump a summit for free

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Politico | 6:02 AM

North Korea on Monday responded to a tweet by President Donald Trump that hinted at another summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying it has no interest in giving [...]
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US ramps up pressure on reluctant Korean ally

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

The United States is stepping up the pressure on South Korea on two fronts, with senior Washington officials in Seoul for a series of meetings in which they are demanding [...]
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US says Korea can do more on costs after talks break down

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday he believed South Korea “can and should” contribute more on cost-sharing for hosting the US military, after Seoul [...]
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Trump and Korea: ‘Nothing says I love you like a shakedown’

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | MSNBC | 6:02 AM

For reasons the White House has struggled to explain, Donald Trump has spent much of his presidency alienating and insulting our South Korean allies. As regular readers know, [...]
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US walks out of defence cost talks: Seoul

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The United States walked out of talks on hiking South Korea’s contribution for American troops on its soil, Seoul said Tuesday, as Washington accused its ally of [...]
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N. Korea snubs US move to postpone military drill with South

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

North Korea said Tuesday it won’t consider a recent US decision to postpone a joint military exercise with South Korea a concession that can bring the North back to [...]
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China threatens Sweden after Gui Minhai wins free speech award

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:02 AM

Embassy hits out at judges and warns of ‘consequences’ after the Tucholsky prize goes to jailed Hong Kong publisher Sweden’s prime minister has rejected [...]
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US should stop its provocation over Taiwan and South China Sea, Beijing defence minister tells Mark Esper

US should stop its provocation over Taiwan and South China Sea, Beijing defence minister tells Mark Esper

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

China’s defence minister has warned the United States against making provocative gestures over Taiwan and the South China Sea, but added that inter-military relations [...]
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Explainer: Don’t panic about China’s ‘Black Death’ plague cases

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

China reported a third case of bubonic plague on Sunday after two other plague cases were revealed last week, but the disease remains rare despite its fearsome reputation and [...]
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China says only it can rule on HK constitution

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

China insisted Tuesday it alone held the authority to rule on constitutional matters in Hong Kong, as it condemned a decision by the city’s high court to overturn a ban [...]
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US again extends limited reprieve on tech sales to Huawei

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

The Trump administration has extended for 90 more days a limited reprieve on US technology sales to Huawei. The US government blacklisted the Chinese tech company in May, [...]
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China says only it can rule on HK constitution

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

China insisted Tuesday it alone held the authority to rule on constitutional matters in Hong Kong, as it condemned a decision by the city’s high court to overturn a ban [...]
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