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Kim sends “personal” message to Trump

North Korea's Kim Jong-un has supervised the test-firing of a new tactical weapon with a "powerful warhead", state media reported Thursday, in the first test of its kind since nuclear negotiations with Washington stalled.

The test marks a ratcheting up of tensions weeks after a summit between Kim and United States (US) President Donald Trump collapsed without agreement.

18 April 2019
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US using OPIC to counter China’s BRI

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) is set for a revamp, and it is squarely aimed at countering China’s growing geopolitical influence. While the United States (US) government’s development finance institution seems like America’s answer to China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), as they both serve to improve socio-economic development, there are several key differences. 

14 April 2019
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Third Kim-Trump summit a possibility

United States (US) President Donald Trump said Thursday he is considering a potential third nuclear summit with North Korea's leader.

"We will be discussing that and potential meetings, further meetings with North Korea and Kim Jong-un," Trump said in the Oval Office at the start of talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

13 April 2019
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Why the Pakistan-terrorist link continues

Once again, an attack on India by a Pakistan-based terrorist group has raised the spectre of a major confrontation on the Indian subcontinent and fuelled international pressure for Pakistan to take concrete action against the 22 United Nations (UN)-designated terrorist entities it hosts.

10 March 2019
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The trade war isn't over

The world’s two largest economies are nearing the finish line on a trade deal that could be signed by President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping as early as this month. But that doesn’t mean the trade war ends.

6 March 2019
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US vows Philippines defence if attacked by China

United States (US) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday vowed to defend the Philippines against "armed attack" in the disputed South China Sea, in Washington's starkest warning yet against Chinese claims to most of the strategic waterway.

2 March 2019
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Nuclear breakthrough or vague promises?

Could the United States (US) and North Korea reach a historic accord – or could it all fall to pieces?

As President Donald Trump prepares for a historic second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, observers see a wide array of possible outcomes.

25 February 2019
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US: Don't trust China on 5G

The scores of pages of United States (US) indictments handed down Monday against Huawei Technologies Co. don’t explicitly mention anything about 5G networks or China’s spy agency.

30 January 2019
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