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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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Kim Jong Un to meet Vladimir Putin as N Korea pivots to Russia for help

Kim Jong Un to meet Vladimir Putin as N Korea pivots to Russia for help

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

A month and a half after President Donald Trump ended his summit with Kim Jong Un without a deal, the young North Korean leader is preparing to step out again on the world [...]
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Satellite images may show reprocessing activity at N Korea nuclear site: US researchers

Satellite images may show reprocessing activity at N Korea nuclear site: US researchers

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

Satellite images from last week show movement at North Korea’s main nuclear site that could be associated with the reprocessing of radioactive material into bomb fuel, [...]
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‘We can’t fall behind on trade:’ Trump must strike a deal with Japan now, says US Chamber CEO

‘We can’t fall behind on trade:’ Trump must strike a deal with Japan now, says US Chamber CEO

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

* The US launches bi-lateral negotiations for a trade agreement with Japan. * The move comes months after the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) entered into force last [...]
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Japan asks US troops to behave, not ’cause anxiety’ after marine kills local girlfriend & self

Japan asks US troops to behave, not ’cause anxiety’ after marine kills local girlfriend & self

18-Apr-2019 Intellasia | RT News | 6:38 AM

Japanese officials are imploring their American counterparts to control their soldiers’ behavior at the Okinawa base after a US marine reportedly murdered his Japanese [...]
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Trump, Pompeo brush aside Kim’s deadline for nuclear talks flexibility

Trump, Pompeo brush aside Kim’s deadline for nuclear talks flexibility

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

US President Donald Trump and his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday brushed aside North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s demand for Washington to show more [...]
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Ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn ‘not healthy,’ wife says

Ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn ‘not healthy,’ wife says

17-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Fox Business | 6:38 AM

The wife of former Nissan Chair Opens a New Window. Carlos Ghosn said her husband is in poor health after spending nearly four months in a Japanese jail cell, during an [...]
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US, Japan open trade talks seeking quick deal

US, Japan open trade talks seeking quick deal

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

US and Japanese negotiators opened the first round of trade talks on Monday in the latest front in President Donald Trump’s aggressive, multi-pronged strategy to [...]
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Philippine President Duterte signs largest national budget of $96.8b, after months of delay

Philippine President Duterte signs largest national budget of $96.8b, after months of delay

17-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:38 AM

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday (April 15) signed a 3.7 trillion peso (S$96.8 billion) budget for this year, its largest ever, ending months of impasse that [...]
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Halal ink: Muslim-majority Indonesia set for polls

Halal ink: Muslim-majority Indonesia set for polls

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

Dipping their fingers in halal ink to prevent double voting, Indonesians cast their ballots Wednesday in a bitterly contested presidential election, with the main rival to [...]
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Indonesia presidential race pits heavy metal against the general

Indonesia presidential race pits heavy metal against the general

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

Indonesia’s heavy metal-loving leader Joko Widodo faces off against ex-military general Prabowo Subianto in the race to lead the world’s third-biggest democracy [...]
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Foxconn’s Gou says may run for Taiwan president, step back from daily business

Foxconn’s Gou says may run for Taiwan president, step back from daily business

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

Foxconn’s Chair Terry Gou said on Tuesday he is considering whether to run for Taiwan’s 2020 presidential election, a day after Reuters reported the tycoon [...]
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Europe may be playing spoiler to the elusive US-China trade deal

Europe may be playing spoiler to the elusive US-China trade deal

17-Apr-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:38 AM

* It seems that Beijing’s trade arrangements with Europe are complicating American efforts to radically change trade relations with China. * Washington’s [...]
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Japan, US struggle to find crashed jet and its ‘secrets’

Japan, US struggle to find crashed jet and its ‘secrets’

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

One week after an F-35A stealth fighter jet crashed off the northeastern coast of Japan, US and Japanese military vessels are struggling to find the wreckage and protect its [...]
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