South Korean soldiers walk past a military facility where loudspeakers dismantled in 2018 used to be, near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, South Korea, on June 10.
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Jun 17, 2024
South Korea's loudspeakers face questions over reach into North
Tests in 2017 showed broadcasts could not be understood further than 7 kilometers, short of the 10 km that the military touted as reaching the North's Kaesong city.
South Korean Defense Minister Shin Wonsik at the ministry's briefing room in Seoul on Friday
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Jun 17, 2024
U.S., South Korea, Japan to lock in security ties before inauguration
South Korean Defense Minister Shin Wonsik said that the three countries' defense chiefs will soon sign a pact known as the Trilateral Security Cooperation Framework.
Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra in March
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Jun 17, 2024
Four Thai court cases that could unleash political crisis
Four cases before the courts on Tuesday involve the country's most powerful politicians.
Chinese Premier Li Qiang visits the Adelaide Zoo during his trip to Australia on Sunday.
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Jun 16, 2024
China’s Li begins Australia trip as symbolism masks tensions
Beijing’s No. 2 official will meet with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese in Canberra before heading to a critical minerals project in Perth with links to Chinese business.
U.S. President Joe Biden talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the G7 summit in Savelletri, Italy, on Friday.
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Jun 16, 2024
Modi seizes center stage at G7 to ambush Biden and Trudeau
Modi arrived at the G7 meetings bruised by disappointing election results and facing an outcry over a pair of assassination plots allegedly backed by his government.
Chinese President Xi Jinping reviews the honor guard at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing last month. China is likely to adopt limited and targeted retaliation against the European Union after the bloc unveiled tariff increases on Chinese electric cars.
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Jun 14, 2024
China likely to retaliate in targeted ways after Europe raises levies on EVs
Beijing is expected to avoid an excessive response that encourages further trans-Atlantic alignment against China.
Australia Treasurer Jim Chalmers in Sydney on Wednesday
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Jun 12, 2024
Australia ‘not naive’ on China as Li visit looms, Chalmers says
Premier Li Qiang will visit Australia for four days starting Saturday, touring Adelaide, Canberra, and Perth in the highest-profile Chinese visit since 2017.

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