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State media says new tactical weapons test overseen by N Korean leader

State media says new tactical weapons test overseen by N Korean leader

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:38 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the testing of a new tactical guided weapon, state media said on Thursday, the North’s first public weapons test since a second [...]
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Jailed ex-SKorean president requests temporarily release

Jailed ex-SKorean president requests temporarily release

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:38 AM

Imprisoned former South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Wednesday requested a temporarily release so she can be treated for health problems her lawyer says are causing [...]
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Japan’s Aso to travel to US April 25 for meeting with Mnuchin: source

Japan’s Aso to travel to US April 25 for meeting with Mnuchin: source

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:38 AM

Japanese Finance minister Taro Aso will travel to the United States on April 25 to meet with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on the sidelines of a summit between Japanese [...]
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New bill to give Thai spy agency sweeping powers

New bill to give Thai spy agency sweeping powers

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:38 AM

Thailand’s spy agency is set to be handed carte blanche powers to obtain information believed to threaten the country’s security using “any methods”, [...]
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Indonesia’s Widodo set for 2nd term as president

Indonesia’s Widodo set for 2nd term as president

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:38 AM

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has won a second five-year term, preliminary election results showed Wednesday, in a victory for moderation over the nationalistic rhetoric [...]
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Schools evacuated, subway services halted as quake rocks Taiwan

Schools evacuated, subway services halted as quake rocks Taiwan

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:38 AM

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan’s coastal city of Hualien on Thursday, shaking buildings and temporarily halting subway services in the capital Taipei, but [...]
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US’ new arms sales will boost Taiwan combat capabilities: Tsai

US’ new arms sales will boost Taiwan combat capabilities: Tsai

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:38 AM

An approved arms sale of $500 million by Washington to Taipei will strengthen Taiwan’s overall military capabilities, President Tsai Ing-wen said Wednesday during a [...]
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N Korea demands Pompeo’s removal from US nuclear talks

N Korea demands Pompeo’s removal from US nuclear talks

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:38 AM

North Korea on Thursday demanded the removal of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from talks over its banned nuclear programme, hours after the isolated state claimed to have [...]
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Korea’s Moon kicks off three-country Central Asian tour

Korea’s Moon kicks off three-country Central Asian tour

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:38 AM

South Korean President Moon Jae-in kicked off a trade and investment-focused tour of Central Asia on Wednesday (April 17) with a visit to Turkmenistan, as he seeks to ease [...]
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Activity detected at N Korea nuclear site: US monitor

Activity detected at N Korea nuclear site: US monitor

18-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:38 AM

Activity has been detected at North Korea’s main nuclear site, suggesting Pyongyang may be reprocessing radioactive material into bomb fuel since the collapse of a [...]
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US and China in ideological battle for the future, defence official says

US and China in ideological battle for the future, defence official says

18-Apr-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:38 AM

The United States is in an ideological battle with China and needs to devise an effective, coordinated strategy with its allies to counter the rise of the Asian giant, [...]
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Chinese military chiefs set to move PLA service branch headquarters out of Beijing

Chinese military chiefs set to move PLA service branch headquarters out of Beijing

18-Apr-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:38 AM

Chinese military leaders are reviewing plans to relocate the headquarters of its five service branches away from Beijing to second- and third-tier cities, according to [...]
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Polls close in Indonesia, next president should be clear within hours

Polls close in Indonesia, next president should be clear within hours

18-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:38 AM

Early results from Indonesia’s election on Wednesday showed President Joko Widodo with a comfortable lead, in line with opinion polls that had predicted the low-key [...]
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‘Masters of our destiny’: Burma’s Wa rebels in show of force

‘Masters of our destiny’: Burma’s Wa rebels in show of force

18-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:38 AM

It has a standing army of 25,000, manufactures its own guns and conscripts at least one member of each householdmeet the United Wa State Army: Communist, reclusive, [...]
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State Department approves renewal of $500 million Taiwan military training programme

State Department approves renewal of $500 million Taiwan military training programme

18-Apr-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:38 AM

The State Department has approved a possible deal with Taiwan to renew a $500 million training programme in the US for Taiwanese F-16 pilots and maintenance crews. The [...]
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