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    Sino-US ties take spotlight

    Agence France-Presse . Singapore | Updated at 12:00am on June 01, 2019

    China and US defence chiefs will square off over territory, trade tensions and high-tech rivalry during informal talks on the sidelines of a security forum...

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    Mahathir proposes common Asia trading currency

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 01:30am on May 31, 2019

    East Asia should consider a common regional trading currency based on gold to promote commerce, and free the region from relying on dollar transactions, Malaysia’s...

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    6 dead at Kabul military academy suicide blast

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 01:19am on May 31, 2019

    At least six people were killed and 16 more wounded in a suicide blast outside a military academy in the Afghan capital on Thursday, an...

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    US ‘playing with fire’ on Taiwan: China

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on May 31, 2019

    The United States is ‘playing with fire’ with its support for self-ruled Taiwan, China said on Thursday, in angry comments ahead of a meeting between...

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    Modi sworn in as India’s PM

    Agence-France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 08:03pm on May 30, 2019

    India’s prime minister Narendra Modi launched his historic second term at a solemn ceremony in front of cheering supporters Thursday ahead of unveiling a revamped...

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    Provoking trade war a naked economic terrorism: China

    Reuters. Beijing | Updated at 02:57pm on May 30, 2019

    Provoking trade war is ‘naked economic terrorism’, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Thursday, ramping up the rhetoric against the United States amid...

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    Malaysians to keep using Huawei

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 02:52pm on May 30, 2019

    Malaysia will continue using Huawei products ‘as much as possible,’ bucking a global trend prompted by security concerns and a United States ban...

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    China threats to deprive US of rare earths

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 01:28pm on May 29, 2019

    Chinese state media on Wednesday dangled the threat of cutting exports of...

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    Malaysia to ship back hundreds of tonnes of plastic waste

    Agence France-Presse . Port Klang | Updated at 01:28am on May 29, 2019

    Hundreds of tonnes of imported plastic waste will be shipped back to where it came from, Malaysia said Tuesday, insisting the country did not want...

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    N Koreans paying bribes to survive: UN

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on May 29, 2019

    North Koreans are forced to pay bribes to officials to survive in their isolated country where corruption is ‘endemic’ and repression rife, the UN human...

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