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US, Korea reach cost sharing agreement on troop presence

US, Korea reach cost sharing agreement on troop presence

07-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Military Times | 6:00 AM

The US and South Korea have reached a tentative cost-sharing agreement for the continued presence of US troops there, the US State Department confirmed Tuesday. South Korea [...]
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Radio Free Asia says Vietnamese blogger vanishes in Thailand

Radio Free Asia says Vietnamese blogger vanishes in Thailand

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

A Vietnamese blogger for Radio Free Asia has vanished after fleeing to Thailand, the news organisation said Tuesday, as rights activists voiced fear that he had been [...]
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Australia urges Thailand to use its powers to free Hakeem al-Araibi

Australia urges Thailand to use its powers to free Hakeem al-Araibi

07-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Australian PM contacts Thai counterpart a second time over ‘upsetting’ images of refugee footballer arriving at court The Australian government has renewed [...]
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In Japan, Angela Merkel warns against treating N Korea naively

In Japan, Angela Merkel warns against treating N Korea naively

07-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Dw.com | 6:00 AM

Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke with Emperor Akihito on the second and final day of her visit to Japan. Later events with students and scientists covered topics from North [...]
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US warns European allies not to use Chinese gear for 5G networks

US warns European allies not to use Chinese gear for 5G networks

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

The United States sees the European Union as its top priority in a global effort to convince allies not to buy Huawei equipment for next-generation mobile networks, a US [...]
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US Treasury welcomes ‘support’ from Democrats on China

US Treasury welcomes ‘support’ from Democrats on China

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

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday he welcomed support from Senate Democrats on the White House’s trade talks with China, describing the opposition [...]
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UN says EU could win big in US-China trade war

UN says EU could win big in US-China trade war

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

Neither protagonist in the US-China trade war stands to benefit from their stand-off,the UN said Monday, suggesting others could cash in instead, with the EU possibly winning [...]
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Why Australia and others are reluctant to join Trump’s fight with China

Why Australia and others are reluctant to join Trump’s fight with China

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

Throughout much of the previous year, China regularly admonished Australia for viewing the former through ‘tinted glasses’ read ‘Western bias’ and [...]
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ADM CEO banks on US-China trade war ending

ADM CEO banks on US-China trade war ending

07-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Says one analyst, “It’s certainly surprising to see a guidance so explicitly predicated on a deal that has yet to be reached.” The chief executive officer [...]
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Japan’s deputy PM blames women for nation’s falling population

Japan’s deputy PM blames women for nation’s falling population

06-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Japan’s gaffe-prone deputy prime minister, Taro Aso, has been forced to retract remarks that appeared to blame women who do not have children for problems associated [...]
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Japan finance minister Aso sorry for criticising childless

Japan finance minister Aso sorry for criticising childless

06-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Finance minister Taro Aso has reluctantly apologised for saying childless people are to blame for the country’s rising social security costs and its aging [...]
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Merkel says more security needed on Chinese firms

Merkel says more security needed on Chinese firms

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

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Tuesday for safeguards to ensure Chinese firms do not hand over private data to Beijing amid mounting security concerns over [...]
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European Union likely to profit the most from US-China trade war, UN group says

European Union likely to profit the most from US-China trade war, UN group says

06-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The European Union is set to be the biggest winner of the trade war that has raged between the United States and China since last year, according to a new study by the United [...]
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Trade deal or no deal, the US and China are still fighting for global power

Trade deal or no deal, the US and China are still fighting for global power

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

China’s slowing economy and President Trump facing re-election in 2020 seem to point toward the two largest economies making a modest compromise on trade. But the trade [...]
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Rights campaigners seek UN probe on China’s Xinjiang camps

Rights campaigners seek UN probe on China’s Xinjiang camps

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

Rights activists urged European and Muslim nations on Monday to take the lead in establishing a UN investigation into China’s detention and what they call its [...]
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