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Should HK’s Occupy leaders appeal? Pushing back against jail sentences would be risky, scholars say

Should HK’s Occupy leaders appeal? Pushing back against jail sentences would be risky, scholars say

26-Apr-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s imprisoned Occupy protest leaders have room to appeal against their convictions, legal experts said on Thursday, but pushing back against their sentences [...]
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Kim, Putin vow to seek closer ties at first talks

Kim, Putin vow to seek closer ties at first talks

26-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Russia’s Vladimir Putin and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un met face-to-face for the first time on Thursday, vowing to seek closer ties as they look to counter US [...]
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China defends Belt and Road but vows to battle debt

China defends Belt and Road but vows to battle debt

26-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China launched on Thursday a staunch defence of its Belt and Road global infrastructure project as it opened a summit with a pledge to ease concerns about debt linked to its [...]
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Kim’s right-hand man sidelined after N Korea-US talks failed: Korea lawmaker

Kim’s right-hand man sidelined after N Korea-US talks failed: Korea lawmaker

26-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

North Korea has replaced Kim Jong Un’s right-hand man who steered nuclear talks with the United States, apparently blaming him for a failed summit between the two [...]
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Russia’s Putin arrives for summit with N Korea’s Kim

Russia’s Putin arrives for summit with N Korea’s Kim

26-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Thursday they had good talks about their joint efforts to resolve a standoff over Pyongyang’s [...]
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Pompeo expects N Korea diplomacy to be ‘bumpy’

Pompeo expects N Korea diplomacy to be ‘bumpy’

26-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday he expected “bumpy” talks ahead with North Korea but that he still hoped to reach a potentially landmark [...]
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Pompeo sees ‘bumpy’ N Korea talks, but hopes for several more chances

Pompeo sees ‘bumpy’ N Korea talks, but hopes for several more chances

26-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that US talks with North Korea would be “bumpy,” but expressed hope there would be several more chances to [...]
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None too soon, US readies to combat Beijing’s South China Sea aggression

None too soon, US readies to combat Beijing’s South China Sea aggression

26-Apr-2019 Intellasia | TheHill | 6:00 AM

The new cold war with China is on. This week, China will celebrate the 70th anniversary of its People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) by flaunting its naval might in a [...]
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Nissan ex-chair Ghosn’s release on bail approved by court

Nissan ex-chair Ghosn’s release on bail approved by court

26-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Detained former Nissan chair Carlos Ghosn paid 500 million yen ($4.5 million) in bail, the Tokyo District court said Thursday, clearing the way for his release but under [...]
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Canada-Philippines trash war: Who would win if Duterte actually followed through with his threat?

Canada-Philippines trash war: Who would win if Duterte actually followed through with his threat?

26-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Fox News | 6:00 AM

Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte’s threat to “declare war” on Canada within a week if it doesn’t clean up its act and remove tonnes of trash shipped [...]
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Southeast Asia to suffer intense, more frequent drought without government action: UN and Asean report

Southeast Asia to suffer intense, more frequent drought without government action: UN and Asean report

26-Apr-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Drought in Southeast Asia may become even more frequent and intense if countries do not take steps to reduce its impact, according to a joint study from the United Nations [...]
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N Korea’s Kim Jong-un and Russia’s Vladimir Putin have ‘meaningful exchange’ at first summit

N Korea’s Kim Jong-un and Russia’s Vladimir Putin have ‘meaningful exchange’ at first summit

26-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time on Thursday, in a summit intended to galvanise support amid Pyongyang’s stalled [...]
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Japan apologizes to those forcibly sterilized, vows redress

Japan apologizes to those forcibly sterilized, vows redress

25-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:30 AM

Japan’s government apologized Wednesday to tens of thousands of victims forcibly sterilized under a now-defunct Eugenics Protection Law, which was designed to “prevent [...]
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Thai anti-junta party leader faces possible disqualification

Thai anti-junta party leader faces possible disqualification

25-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:18 AM

The billionaire leader of an upstart anti-junta party which scooped up millions of votes in Thailand’s disputed election last month faced fresh legal woes Tuesday after [...]
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Rescuers battle to find bodies in Burma mudslide

Rescuers battle to find bodies in Burma mudslide

25-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:18 AM

Recovery teams in Myanmar fought against a huge lake of sludge on Wednesday in their search for bodies after a landslide engulfed more than 50 jade minersthe latest fatal [...]
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