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Saturday, September 6, 2014
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aim to integrate the SAARC (South Asian Nations for Regional Cooperation) members is most likely his top priority foreign policy goal. If this is achieved it will undoubtedly be a game changer for the whole region.
Friday, September 5, 2014
The crisis in Ukraine is relevant to Asia, both politically and in terms of energy security.
It is one thing for U.S. President Barack Obama to propose an international coalition to “destroy” Islamic State.
Almost every evening around dusk on Soi 11 in the heart of Bangkok's bar district a couple of technicolor VW Kombi vans would appear and within minutes transform themselves into pop-up bars. Just another slice of color in a noisy, vibrant city but for many locals an added nuisance as they navigated their way through another clump of plastic chairs and thirsty tourists crowding an already crumbling and pot-holed sidewalk.
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The Japanese government has passed a critical juncture in accelerating decontamination work in Fukushima Prefecture and promoting its post-disaster reconstruction. Yet many challenges still remain.
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Thursday, September 4, 2014
Riding a wave of military gains by Russia-backed rebels, President Vladimir Putin has made it exceedingly clear that he wants a peace deal for Ukraine on his terms and will not be stopped by economic costs.
Already hounded by paparazzi on their doorsteps, celebrities face a new battle to protect their privacy from hackers willing to splash their most intimate behind-closed-doors photos online.
The Scottish National Party (SNP) has gone from being a fringe force to within touching distance of taking Scotland independent from Britain, its defining purpose, in 15 years.
Malaysian attorney N. Surendran appeared in court last week to defend a fellow opposition lawmaker accused of insulting the powerful ruling party — then returned hours later to face a sedition charge of his own.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
As expected, the Chinese government on Sunday adopted a tough stance on Hong Kong, with the National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) issuing a decision that designates a Beijing-controlled body as a “broadly representative” committee that will nominate candidates for chief executive in one-person, one-vote elections in 2017.
  
  
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