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Korean lawmaker won’t apologise for remarks on Japan’s Emperor

Korean lawmaker won’t apologise for remarks on Japan’s Emperor

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Sraits Times | 6:00 AM

The speaker of South Korea’s Parliament said he had no intention of apologising for his comments about Japan’s emperor, suggesting the issue could continue to [...]
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HK is considering changing the law on transferring fugitives  so how are extraditions dealt with now, and why are there no deals with mainland China, Taiwan and Macau?

HK is considering changing the law on transferring fugitives so how are extraditions dealt with now, and why are there no deals with mainland China, Taiwan and Macau?

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

Hong Kong is considering allowing the reciprocal transfer of fugitives with mainland China, Taiwan and Macau, on a case-by-case basis. The proposal by the Security Bureau is [...]
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US commander says N Korea unlikely to give up all nuclear weapons

US commander says N Korea unlikely to give up all nuclear weapons

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

Weeks before a second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the top US military commander for Asia on Tuesday echoed an intelligence [...]
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Trump says he may not stick to March deadline on China tariffs

Trump says he may not stick to March deadline on China tariffs

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

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he would consider postponing the March 2 deadline for tariffs if the US and China can reach a trade deal soon. Trump softened his [...]
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Mnuchin hopes for ‘productive’ trade meetings in China

Mnuchin hopes for ‘productive’ trade meetings in China

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

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday he hopes for “productive” trade meetings in China this week, as the two countries seek to hammer out an [...]
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China President Xi Jinping to meet top US delegation on Friday in pursuit of trade war deal, sources say

China President Xi Jinping to meet top US delegation on Friday in pursuit of trade war deal, sources say

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

China’s President Xi Jinping “is scheduled to meet” key members of the US trade talks delegation, including US Trade Representative Robert Lighthiser and US [...]
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US lawmakers tout US-Japan-Korea alliance as Seoul, Tokyo feud

US lawmakers tout US-Japan-Korea alliance as Seoul, Tokyo feud

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

US Republicans and Democrats joined together on Tuesday to tout the long alliance between Japan, South Korea and the United States, hoping to reinforce the trilateral [...]
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Goodbye Philippines, hello ‘Maharlika’? Duterte wants to rename country in break from colonial past

Goodbye Philippines, hello ‘Maharlika’? Duterte wants to rename country in break from colonial past

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

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is advocating to change the nation’s name one day to “Maharlika” to move away from the country’s colonial links. [...]
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Duterte not seeking support from religious groups for admin bets  Malacanang

Duterte not seeking support from religious groups for admin bets Malacanang

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:00 AM

Malacanang defended President Rodrigo Duterte from critics who are claiming the President owes part of his presidential win from religious groups. Presidential Spokesperson [...]
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Thai party leader contrite after rebuke for princess’ PM candidacy

Thai party leader contrite after rebuke for princess’ PM candidacy

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

A Thai political party leader expressed public contrition on Tuesday for selecting a princess as a candidate for prime minister, days after the move provoked a rebuke from [...]
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Indonesian Police Apologise For Using Snake To Interrogate Suspect

Indonesian Police Apologise For Using Snake To Interrogate Suspect

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | HuffPost | 6:00 AM

Police in Indonesia have apologised for using a snake to terrorise a man suspected of stealing cellphones. A video that has gone viral shows officers in the eastern Papua [...]
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US ‘must use all military and diplomatic means’ to defend Taiwan against Beijing

US ‘must use all military and diplomatic means’ to defend Taiwan against Beijing

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

A group of US scholars has called on President Donald Trump to be ready to deter aggression by mainland China against Taiwan, maintain a strong military presence in the [...]
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Carlos Ghosn case: key dates

Carlos Ghosn case: key dates

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

Here are some key dates since former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn was arrested out of the blue in November, stunning Japan and the business world. - November 19: Shock arrest - [...]
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Refugee footballer makes triumphant return to Australia

Refugee footballer makes triumphant return to Australia

13-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:17 AM

Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi made a triumphant return to Australia Tuesday, ending a two month ordeal that saw him jailed in Thailand and threatened with forced return [...]
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Japan protests call for emperor to apologise to Korean ‘comfort women’

Japan protests call for emperor to apologise to Korean ‘comfort women’

13-Feb-2019 Intellasia | NDTV News | 6:14 AM

Relations between Japan and South Korea, both U.S. allies, have amid an intensifying row over their wartime history. Japan said on Tuesday it had lodged a complaint with [...]
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