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North Korea’s Latest Nuclear Test Was To Get US Attention, Japanese Lawmaker Says

9/13/16 Pyongyang’s fifth nuclear test was intended for an audience in Washington, lawmaker Antonio Inoki said Tuesday, citing a face-to-face conversation in Pyongyang with North Korea’s top foreign affairs official, Ri Su Yongk.

Pagan: The Tropical Paradise the US Wants to Turn into a War Zone

Pagan: The Tropical Paradise the US Wants to Turn into a War Zone

9/13/16 Even here, in a region bursting with natural beauty, it is hard to imagine a more idyllic scene than Green Beach on Pågan island. Azure waters roll ashore before disappearing into the volcanic sand on a perfectly shaped horseshoe beach; on the horizon, cliffs plunge into darker open water that stretches, unhindered, more than 1,600 miles to the north-east coast of the Philippines.

Philippines’ Duterte Eyes Arms from China, Ends Joint Patrols with United States

Philippines’ Duterte Eyes Arms from China, Ends Joint Patrols with United States

9/13/16 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he’s considering buying weapons from Russia and China and ending joint patrols with US forces in the South China Sea.

US Flies Bombers over South Korea in Show of Force against North after Nuclear Test

US Flies Bombers over South Korea in Show of Force against North after Nuclear Test

9/13/16 The United States on Tuesday sent nuclear-capable supersonic bombers streaking over ally South Korea in a show of force meant to cow North Korea after its recent nuclear test and also to settle rattled nerves in the South.

Pew Poll: How the Japanese and Chinese See Each Other

Pew Poll: How the Japanese and Chinese See Each Other

9/14/16 Chinese publics see each other’s country, according to a new poll that reflects the geopolitical tensions between the neighboring East Asia powers.

Philippines Guarantees US Deal Intact as Duterte’s Salvos Test Ties

Philippines Guarantees US Deal Intact as Duterte’s Salvos Test Ties

9/14/16 The Philippines moved to shore up relations with the United States on Tuesday with guarantees that a treaty between them would be honored and security ties were “rock solid,” despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s railings against Washington.

China Says It Can’t End North Korea Nuke Program on Its Own

China Says It Can’t End North Korea Nuke Program on Its Own

9/12/16 China responded Monday to calls that it needs to do more to rein in North Korea’s nuclear program by saying that American officials were truly to blame for inciting conflict on the Korean Peninsula.

Philippine President Wants US Forces Out of Restive South

Philippine President Wants US Forces Out of Restive South

9/12/16 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday he wants U.S. forces out of his country’s south and blamed America for inflaming Muslim insurgencies in the region, in his first public statement opposing the presence of American troops.

Why Did Sanctions Fail against North Korea?

Why Did Sanctions Fail against North Korea?

9/9/16 They were hailed as the most “comprehensive,” “robust” and “unyielding” sanctions to date against North Korea’s pariah
government. Yet just six months after the U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to impose tougher penalties on Pyongyang for testing ballistic and nuclear weapons, the isolated regime has carried out its fifth and possibly most powerful nuclear test to date, creating a 5.3 magnitude tremor at the Punggye-ri test site.

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