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The conservative politician fighting for gay rights in Japan

The conservative politician fighting for gay rights in Japan

19-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Post-Gazette | 6:00 AM

Tomomi Inada isn’t trying to get Japan to legalise same-sex marriage, or ban discrimination against gay citizens. The conservative lawmaker just wants to “promote [...]
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Japan frets over ‘nightmare scenario’ as Trump meets Kim again

Japan frets over ‘nightmare scenario’ as Trump meets Kim again

19-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

When US President Donald Trump sits down to talk peace with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un later this month, one of America’s closest alliesJapanwill be looking on [...]
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Japan’s Leader Nominated Trump For Nobel Prize At Washington’s Urging: Report

Japan’s Leader Nominated Trump For Nobel Prize At Washington’s Urging: Report

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

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe nominated President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize but he did so at the US government’s prompting, according to a Sunday [...]
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Thaksin-linked candidates qualify to run for Thai prime minister in March 24 polls

Thaksin-linked candidates qualify to run for Thai prime minister in March 24 polls

19-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Pro-democracy allies of exiled former leader Thaksin Shinawatra and the current prime minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, were among 68 candidates cleared to run in Thailand’s [...]
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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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Chinese food producer says swine fever found in dumplings

Chinese food producer says swine fever found in dumplings

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

New Zealand will independently assess the risk of using China’s Huawei Technologies in 5G networks, prime minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday after a report [...]
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Exclusive: US blocks N Korean air traffic revival ahead of Trump-Kim summit  sources

Exclusive: US blocks N Korean air traffic revival ahead of Trump-Kim summit sources

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

The United States has blocked efforts by a UN agency to improve civil aviation in North Korea at a time when Pyongyang is trying to reopen part of its airspace to foreign [...]
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Dr M will head to China in April to discuss ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative

Dr M will head to China in April to discuss ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative

18-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:23 AM

Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he will be heading to China in April, as part of Malaysia’s efforts to improve ties between the two countries. He said the [...]
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Australia targets March signing of stalled Indonesia trade deal

Australia targets March signing of stalled Indonesia trade deal

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

Australia said Friday a long-awaited trade deal with Indonesia will be signed in March, following months of diplomatic tension over Canberra’s contentious plan to move [...]
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Regional press alliance condemns ‘intimidation’ of Philippine media

Regional press alliance condemns ‘intimidation’ of Philippine media

18-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

Press groups from across Southeast Asia added their voices to the criticism of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa’s arrest over a cyberlibel charge that the government has said is [...]
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Japan, S. Korea remain apart over wartime compensation issue

Japan, S. Korea remain apart over wartime compensation issue

18-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:00 AM

Japan and South Korea remained apart Friday as their foreign ministers made little progress in efforts to address escalating tensions over wartime issues, at a time when they [...]
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Trump floats including top Democrats in China trade negotiations

Trump floats including top Democrats in China trade negotiations

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

President Donald Trump has said repeatedly that a final trade deal between the US and China will be negotiated directly between him and his counterpart Xi Jinping, but on [...]
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How could a sharp slowdown in China affect growth prospects for the rest of Asia?

How could a sharp slowdown in China affect growth prospects for the rest of Asia?

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

The threat of a sharper than expected economic slowdown in China could damage Asia’s growth prospects, according to analysts. While optimism is rising over continuing [...]
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