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August 20, 2014
Pope's message lost on China?
Seoul (AFP) Aug 19, 2014
When Pope Francis sent an unprecedented message to Chinese President Xi Jinping last week, it went missing - an apparent technical glitch laden with symbolism. Communications between the Vatican and Beijing have never been easy or particularly fruitful, and the problem China poses for the Holy See's plans to expand Church membership in Asia loomed large over the pope's first visit to the region, which wrapped up Monday. The trip to South Korea was partly planned to coincide with the gathering o ... read more

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Russia 'guaranteed' no soldiers in Ukraine convoy: US
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called his Russian opposite number Sergei Shoigu on Friday and was promised that no Russian troops are assigned to a "humanitarian convoy" headed to Ukraine. ... more
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Enforced silence at China's Cultural Revolution museum
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Pope pushes dialogue with Asian nations like China
Pope Francis on Sunday championed a "creative" Catholicism in Asia that reflects the region's diversity, and urged countries like China and North Korea to respond by fostering a proper dialogue with the Vatican. ... more
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Hong Kong legal body votes to oust its pro-Beijing president
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Protests call for end to US military base move in Japan
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Pope sends rare goodwill message to China
Pope Francis sent an unprecedented goodwill message to China's leadership on Thursday, offering his blessings to a nation mired in a long-running battle with the Vatican for control of its Catholic community. ... more
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Pope visits S. Korea with Asia in his sights
Pope Francis arrived in Seoul on Thursday looking to fuel a new era of Catholic growth in Asia - a mission fraught with complex political challenges but huge potential rewards. ... more
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Beijing hits out at US South China Sea proposal
Beijing accused the US of deliberately stoking tensions in the South China Sea as it rejected Washington's proposal for a freeze on provocative actions in the region, the foreign ministry said Monday. ... more
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Australia to sign 25-year US Marine agreement
Australia and the United States will sign a 25-year deal allowing 2,500 US Marines and air force personnel to train Down Under, Defence Minister David Johnston said Monday, describing it as a "win-win situation". ... more
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Indonesia ready to mediate in South China Sea, says Widodo: report
Indonesia's president-elect Joko Widodo said his country was ready to act as an intermediary to calm rising tensions over territorial disputes in the South China Sea, according to an interview published Tuesday. ... more
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Chinese ex-military leader under graft investigation: report
A former high-ranking Chinese military leader is under investigation for allegedly taking bribes, a Hong Kong-based watchdog said on Tuesday, coming on the back of the nation's much-publicised anti-corruption drive. ... more
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US reassures China as 2,500 Marines head to Australia
The United States stressed Tuesday it welcomes the rise of China and wants to work constructively with Beijing as it signed a deal to deploy 2,500 Marines to Australia as part of its "rebalance" to Asia. ... more
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Swiss bar Russian display team from air show due to Ukraine crisis
Switzerland said Tuesday that it had decided to block the participation of Russia's air display team at a military show in the neutral nation due to the Ukraine crisis. ... more
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Chinese group appeals to Japan's emperor over artefact: Xinhua
A Chinese organisation has appealed to Japan's Emperor Akihito to return a 1,300 year-old stele taken from China over a century ago, state media reported. ... more
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Sea row overshadows talks between China, Southeast Asia
China on Saturday vowed "clear and firm reactions" to defend its interests in the South China Sea but rejected suggestions of aggression, as Beijing faces international pressure over maritime disputes with its neighbours. ... more
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Beijing hits out at US South China Sea proposal
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Russian troop buildup on Ukraine border fans fears of incursion
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Fighter jet shot down over rebel-held east Ukraine: AFP
A Ukranian fighter jet tumbled to earth in a fireball Thursday after it was blasted out of the air while flying low over rebel-held territory in the east of the country. ... more
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Most American presidents, from George Washington to George W. Bush, have been accused of and attacked for having the wrong strategy. Of post-World War II presidents, Barack Obama has perhaps been most assailed for having no strategy. His seeming reluctance to take a stand and stand up for it under pressure has likewise drawn harsh criticism. ... more
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China ships in disputed waters after Japan warning
Chinese coastguard ships sailed into waters off Japanese-controlled islands in the East China Sea on Wednesday, officials said, after Tokyo's annual defence paper warned over China's "dangerous acts" near the disputed archipelago. ... more
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Fear as midnight airstrike hits close to Donetsk centre
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Sanctions designed to force Kremlin's hand, U.S. says
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