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Japan Inc backs Abe’s tough trade stance vs South Korea amid row: Reuters poll

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese companies broadly support Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s tough trade stance against South Korea, a Reuters poll found. FILE PHOTO: Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is also ruling Liberal Democratic Party leader, speaks at a debate session ahead of July 21 upper house election at the Japan National Press Club in Read More

US tests cruise missile BANNED by expired INF treaty

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The US military has tested a ground-launched cruise missile with a range of over 500km, the Pentagon confirmed. Such weapons were banned under the INF arms control treaty, which the US exited this month. The flight test of a “conventionally configured ground-launched cruise missile” was conducted on August 18 at a range on San Nicolas Read More

China & N. Korea ‘to boost military ties & provide security in Asia-Pacific’ amid tensions with US

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China and North Korea will boost military cooperation and work together to assure security in the Asia Pacific, a high-ranking Chinese commander has said. Both Beijing and Pyongyang view US activities in the region as a threat. Days after North Korea made headlines with fresh missile tests, a delegation from Pyongyang has met with Chinese Read More

Sharks, elephants and precious wood in balance at wildlife talks

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GENEVA (Reuters) – The fate of mako sharks, African elephants and their ivory, and precious wood used to make musical instruments are on the agenda of member states attending negotiations of the U.N. wildlife watchdog opening on Saturday, officials said. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) regulates the buying and selling of Read More

Colonial time bomb: How specter of British Empire still haunts Kashmir

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The dispute over the region of Kashmir has once again set India and Pakistan headlong on the path to conflict. Arguably the longest conflict of the modern times between the nuclear powers reflect a bitter legacy of British rule. The dispute over Kashmir has been a searing wound for decades. It is one of the longest conflicts Read More

Hong Kong protesters raise £1.5m in a day to fund global ad campaign

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By Rowland Manthorpe, technology correspondent A crowdfunding campaign launched by protesters in Hong Kong has raised more than £1.5m in less than 24 hours. Organisers say it will be used to raise awareness of the protests in the UK and the US. The campaign, which was started on 11 August, has raised $1,908,980 (£1,580,635) – Read More

Why Hong Kong’s uprising could be doomed

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By Stuart Ramsay, chief correspondent, in Hong Kong The motorway to Hong Kong airport shouldn’t have anyone walking on it, but today they did in their thousands. We stopped and asked where they were going. “Away,” was basically the reply. Some of them had been at the airport for four days, protesting, demonstrating, singing and Read More

Singapore to ban domestic elephant ivory trade from 2021

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FILE PHOTO: Bags of ivory pieces that have been processed, which were seized by Singapore Customs and the National Parks Board are pictured in Singapore April 3, 2019. NATIONAL PARKS BOARD SINGAPORE/Handout via REUTERS SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore will ban the domestic trade in ivory from September 2021, the government said on Monday, shutting the door to Read More

Tokyo ‘ignores reality’ when it puts the Russian Kuril Islands on its 2020 Olympics map – Moscow

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Moscow said Tokyo is ignoring the outcome of World War II, after Japan’s official map for its upcoming 2020 Olympic Games marked the Russia-controlled Kuril Islands as its own territory. From time to time, the Japanese government “is trying to ignore reality, namely, Russia’s unquestionable sovereignty over the Southern Kurils,” foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova Read More

‘The end of us all!’ Duterte will NEVER let US deploy nukes & mid-range missiles in the Philippines

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The Philippines will never allow the US to deploy nuclear weapons on its soil to counter China’s growing influence in the region, President Duterte declared, slamming Washington’s untrustworthiness even in small arms deals. Following American withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty with Russia last week, Washington made clear that it is now free Read More