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Thai junta shoots down proposal to slash defence spending

Thai junta shoots down proposal to slash defence spending

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:15 AM

Thailand’s junta defended its $7 billion defence budget and annual draft on Monday after political opponents proposed slashing military spending by 10 percent and [...]
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Philippines says 136 people have died in measles outbreak

Philippines says 136 people have died in measles outbreak

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AP | 7:14 AM

The Philippine health secretary said Monday that 136 people, mostly children, have died of measles and 8,400 others have fallen ill in an outbreak blamed partly on [...]
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Was the US on the brink of war with N Korea before Trump? A review of the evidence

Was the US on the brink of war with N Korea before Trump? A review of the evidence

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Politifact | 7:10 AM

Was the United States on the verge of war against North Korea during the presidency of Barack Obama? Donald Trump has said he thinks so. “If I had not been elected [...]
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N. Korean envoy en route to Hanoi ahead of Trump-Kim summit: Yonhap

N. Korean envoy en route to Hanoi ahead of Trump-Kim summit: Yonhap

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

The North Korean special representative for the US arrived in Beijing on Tuesday, apparently en route to Vietnam to meet his Washington counterpart ahead of a second summit [...]
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White House confirms new trade talks with China

White House confirms new trade talks with China

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The Hill | 6:00 AM

The White House confirmed on Monday a new round of planned trade talks with China. “Today, President Donald J. Trump announced that the United States will welcome an [...]
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Huawei founder says Huawei CFO arrest was politically motivated: BBC

Huawei founder says Huawei CFO arrest was politically motivated: BBC

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

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei said on Monday that the arrest of his daughter, Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, was politically motivated. “Firstly, I object [...]
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State media warns officials against defeatism amid ‘crucial moment’ for N. Korea

State media warns officials against defeatism amid ‘crucial moment’ for N. Korea

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | NK News | 6:00 AM

North Korea stands at a “historical turning point,” the country’s highest-circulation newspaper said on Monday, warning party officials against [...]
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US blocks N Korea efforts to improve civil aviation: report

US blocks N Korea efforts to improve civil aviation: report

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The Hill | 6:00 AM

The US has reportedly blocked an effort by North Korea to allow commercial air travel within its airspace at a United Nations agency. Several sources close to the effort told [...]
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Exclusive: US discussing exchanging liaison officers with N Korea

Exclusive: US discussing exchanging liaison officers with N Korea

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

The US and North Korea are seriously considering exchanging liaison officers, an incremental step towards building formal diplomatic relations, two sources with knowledge of [...]
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Russia and China Are Driving a Wedge Between Estranged US and Europe

Russia and China Are Driving a Wedge Between Estranged US and Europe

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

During his speech to the Munich Security Conference in 2007, Russian President Vladimir Putin made a prediction that many in the West dismissed. He said the Western system of [...]
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China’s Communist Party requires millions of people to tune into ‘Xi Jinping thought’ every day

China’s Communist Party requires millions of people to tune into ‘Xi Jinping thought’ every day

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

The hottest app on the block in China is no longer the all-in-one social media platform WeChat nor the hugely popular video sharing app TikTok, but a new propaganda platform [...]
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It’s looking like a US-China trade deal is near  and Beijing will get everything it wanted

It’s looking like a US-China trade deal is near and Beijing will get everything it wanted

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

The US-China trade dispute appears to be ending: Signals are pointing to a done deal. Based on those signs, China will continue to run large trade surpluses with the US, and [...]
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Trump’s N Korea summit will be a success if this happensand it’s not what you think

Trump’s N Korea summit will be a success if this happensand it’s not what you think

19-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Fox News | 6:00 AM

The date is set. The city is picked. And the hotel rooms are currently being booked. On February 27 and 28, President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will [...]
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N. Korea faces ‘historic turning point’, says state media ahead of summit

N. Korea faces ‘historic turning point’, says state media ahead of summit

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

North Korea is facing a “significant, historic turning point”, state media said on Monday, ahead of a highly-anticipated second summit between Donald Trump and [...]
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N Korea’s ‘socialist utopia’ needs mass labour. A growing market economy threatens that

N Korea’s ‘socialist utopia’ needs mass labour. A growing market economy threatens that

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

In January, thousands of North Korean students travelled to Mount Paektu, a sacred mountain where the ruling family claims its roots and where leader Kim Jong Un is building [...]
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