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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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Xi Jinping orders the Armed Forces to be combat ready

The people's liberation army must be combat ready and must improve its military capabilities. This was the order issued yesterday by President Xi Jinping to the Armed Forces during the...
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New heavily-armed submarine enters service in North Korea

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – The South Korean intelligence agency continues to monitor a new missile submarine that is set to enter the service of the North Korean Navy,...
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China’s FM says US should give up thinking to stop China’s march toward modernization

Wang Yi, the Chinese foreign minister, said Sunday that the U.S. should “give up on its wishful thinking of changing China” and avoid bringing the two countries to a...
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Kim Jong Un wants to increase North Korea’s ‘nuclear war deterrence,’ state media reports

>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un set forth new policies to increase the nation's nuclear deterrence at a meeting of military leaders, state news agency KCNA reported Sunday, EDNew.net...
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Duterte poised to shake up the regional security order

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has never hidden his animus toward the United States. His tenure in Malacanang Palace has been marked by increasing belligerence toward his country’s ally and...

Shinzo Abe: Japan may end Tokyo state of emergency as early as next week

Japan may lift the state of emergency in Tokyo as early as next week if new coronavirus infections remain low, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday, raising hopes...
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Number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide exceeds 5 mln

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases across the globe has exceeded five million, according to TASS’ estimates based on official statistics from countries, expert and media conclusions. According to the...
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Yasutoshi Nishimura: Japan on path to coronavirus containment

Japanese Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Wednesday that the nation was on a path towards containing the novel coronavirus. But he said Japan was yet ready to promote tourism...
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China’s ambassador to Israel found dead in Tel Aviv home

China’s ambassador to Israel was found dead in his home in a Tel Aviv suburb on Sunday, an Israeli police spokesman said. He did not comment on the cause of...
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China has no intention of engaging in arms control talks — Foreign Ministry

BEIJING, May 15. /TASS/. Beijing has no intention of engaging in multilateral arms control talks, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Friday, commenting on a statement by...
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According to the executive order, the self-isolation regime, digital passes and other restrictions in the capital city will be in force until...
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U.S. coronavirus deaths top 100,000 as country reopens

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China passes new Hong Kong national security law

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Russia leapfrogs Saudi Arabia as China’s top crude oil supplier in April

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German economy likely to shrink 6.6% this year

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