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Philippines’ Court Ousts Duterte Critic Maria Lourdes Sereno

Philippines’ Court Ousts Duterte Critic Maria Lourdes Sereno

🕔09:01, 11.May 2018

The decision against Maria Lourdes Sereno drew some 2,000 protesters to the Manila court who said it posed a grave threat to the nation’s democracy.

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Mahathir Mohamad Biography and Profile

Mahathir Mohamad Biography and Profile

🕔09:11, 10.May 2018

Mahathir Mohamad was born on December 20, 1925, in Alor Setar, in the state of Kedah in northern Malaysia. His family was modest but stable, and his father was a respected teacher at an English language school.

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25 Years U.S. Was Asleep While Russia, China Posing New Strategic Challenge To West

25 Years U.S. Was Asleep While Russia, China Posing New Strategic Challenge To West

🕔07:49, 9.May 2018

“In the United States we’ve been on holiday for 25 years and maybe a little bit more,” Michael Griffin, under secretary of defence for research and engineering, said in a recent address to the Hudson Institute, a Washington think tank. “We failed to continue to fund the practices that had gotten us where we were, which was at the very top of the technological heap.”

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Xi Jinping, Kim Jong Un Officially Meet For Talks

Xi Jinping, Kim Jong Un Officially Meet For Talks

🕔15:02, 8.May 2018

Dalian sees lush mountains, blue seas and drifting clouds in May. Xi Jinping held talks with Kim Jong Un and hosted a welcome banquet for him. Together, they also took a stroll and attended a luncheon.

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North Korea Proposes New Air Route Through Peninsula

North Korea Proposes New Air Route Through Peninsula

🕔10:30, 8.May 2018

“We are aware that what North Korea has proposed is opening an international air route that will link Pyongyang’s FIR and Incheon’s FIR to a third country, not a direct flight route between Pyongyang and Incheon,” South Korean foreign ministry spokesman Noh Kyu-duk told a regular briefing.

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Vladimir Putin Now Sworn In As President of Russia

Vladimir Putin Now Sworn In As President of Russia

🕔12:22, 7.May 2018

“I consider it my duty and sense of my life to do everything for Russia for its present and future – for the peaceful and prosperous future – and the welfare of every Russian family,” Putin said in a speech at the ceremony.

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North Korea Says Denuclearisation Not Because Of US Sanctions

North Korea Says Denuclearisation Not Because Of US Sanctions

🕔10:07, 6.May 2018

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in vowed “complete denuclearisation” of the Korean peninsula in the first inter-Korean summit in more than a decade on April 27, but the declaration did not include concrete steps to reach that goal.

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Rafizi Ramli Probed Under Malaysia’s Fake News Law

Rafizi Ramli Probed Under Malaysia’s Fake News Law

🕔14:53, 5.May 2018

Rafizi Ramli is under investigation over his remarks on social media about the filing of nomination papers for the election at a district in Negeri Sembilan state, Bernama reported, citing the state’s police chief Noor Azam Jamaludin.

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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern Says: ‘Stop Leaving Us Off the Map’

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern Says: ‘Stop Leaving Us Off the Map’

🕔09:26, 4.May 2018

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has joined an online campaign launched by Kiwis tired of finding their remote South Pacific homeland missing from global maps.

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Narendra Modi Now Most Liked World Leader on Facebook: Here’s Why

Narendra Modi Now Most Liked World Leader on Facebook: Here’s Why

🕔08:03, 3.May 2018

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi, 67, has always encouraged use of social media platforms to stay in touch with the public.

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India, Japan Spending Billions On Weapons Because of China Power

India, Japan Spending Billions On Weapons Because of China Power

🕔14:22, 2.May 2018

“India is doing what it can to improve its military to affect Beijing’s strategic calculus in favour of India. That is, to be able to impose more cost on Beijing in case of competition or conflict,” he said.

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Philippine Workers March in Protest At Short-Term Job Contracts

Philippine Workers March in Protest At Short-Term Job Contracts

🕔10:14, 1.May 2018

A pledge to act against employers who hire workers short-term and without adequate benefits helped Duterte, a former city mayor, win the presidency in May 2016.

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South Korea To Remove Propaganda-Broadcasting Loudspeakers From Border With North Korea

South Korea To Remove Propaganda-Broadcasting Loudspeakers From Border With North Korea

🕔12:54, 30.Apr 2018

South Korea had already turned off its loudspeakers ahead of Friday’s summit talks, and North Korea responded by halting its own broadcasts.

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Kim Jong Un Vows to Close North Korea’s Nuclear Test Site in May

Kim Jong Un Vows to Close North Korea’s Nuclear Test Site in May

🕔10:46, 29.Apr 2018

“Once we start talking, the United States will know that I am not a person to launch nuclear weapons at South Korea, the Pacific or the United States,” Yoon quoted Kim as saying.

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North Korea, South Korea Agree On Total Denuclearization

North Korea, South Korea Agree On Total Denuclearization

🕔10:54, 27.Apr 2018

A new era of peace is beginning, according to a declaration signed by the leaders of North and South Korea after their first meeting in over a decade.

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