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The Asia-Pacific is home to more people than any other region. Centered on the western rim of the Pacific Ocean, this region includes the easternmost countries of continental Asia as well as the archipelagos that punctuate the coast.

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US approves Turkey military helicopter sale to Philippines

By Ragip Soylu The United States has approved export licences to Turkey to sell T129 military helicopters to the Philippines, multiple Turkish officials said on Monday. Serdar Demir, a corporate communications president...
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Henry Kissinger warns of risk of U.S.-China ‘Cold War’

Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger warned Friday that the U.S. government and the rest of the world has to work together to avoid a "Cold War" between the the U.S. and China...
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Taiwan says it’s looking to buy US missiles with 925-km range

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The head of Taiwan’s defense ministry’s strategic planning section has told lawmakers that the government is seeking to procure, from the US, air-to-surface missiles with a possible range of...
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EU sets out Indo-Pacific plan, says it’s not ‘anti-China’

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The European Union resolved on Monday to step up its influence in the Indo-Pacific region, using areas from security to health to protect its interests and counter China's rising...
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Biden Seeks Unity With Japan’s Suga Against China at First White House Summit

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By David Brunnstrom and Trevor Hunnicutt WASHINGTON—President Joe Biden on Friday sought to present a united front with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to counter an increasingly threatening China as the U.S. leader held his first...
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Biden’s new trade representative Tai says U.S. not ready to lift Trump-era tariffs on...

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U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai says the Biden administration has not immediate plans to lift the trade tariffs impose on China by President Trump. Tai told The Wall Street Journal she acknowledges the...
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Taiwan reports largest ever incursion by Chinese air force

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Twenty Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan’s air defence identification zone on Friday, in the largest incursion yet reported by the island’s defence ministry and marking a dramatic escalation of...
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Taiwan says has begun mass production of long-range missile

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Taiwan has begun mass production of a long-range missile and is developing three other models, a senior official said on Thursday, in a rare admission of efforts to develop...
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Chinese diplomats: Don’t underestimate our determination to defend sovereignty

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While talking to the media after meeting with their US counterparts, top Chinese diplomats have emphasized that they will stay firm in defending their national interests. “There are so many...
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Biden defense secretary warns US forces ready to ‘fight tonight’ after North Korea warning

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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Thursday warned North Korea that U.S. forces are ready to "fight tonight" after the dictatorship condemned military drills taking place in South Korea. The U.S. and South Korean militaries have...
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US sets new Cuba sanctions as Biden meets Cuban-Americans

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The Biden administration announced new sanctions on Friday against Cuba’s national revolutionary police and its top two officials as the U.S. looks to increase...
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Ilyushin ready to modernize its IL-76 aircraft fleet from all around the world

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MOSCOW, July 30. /TASS/. OJSC Il (part of United Aircraft Corporation, UAC) is ready to offer a modernized package for upgrades to Il-76 planes...
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Nord Stream 2 is 99% complete, Fortuna barge is working at final section

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The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is by now 99% complete, the Fortuna pipe-laying barge is working at the final section, a representative with...
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Il-112V to replace Soviet-time military transport aircraft — chief designer

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MOSCOW, July 27. /TASS/. Russia’s latest military transport plane, Il-112V, will help to upgrade Russia’s fleet of military transport aircraft, currently dominated by Soviet-made...

Americans’ optimism about country’s direction over next year drops nearly 20 points since May

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As President Joe Biden completed 100 days in office, the country was optimistic about the coming year, but now, just after hitting the six-month mark, Americans' optimism about the...