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December 17, 2012
S. Korea says North nuclear test 'highly probable'
Seoul (AFP) Dec 14, 2012
North Korea will likely conduct a third nuclear test following its successful launch of a long-range rocket in the face of global condemnation, a top South Korean official said Friday. "A nuclear test is highly probable, and judging from analysis of intelligence, significant preparations have been made," Unification Minister Yu Woo-Ik told a parliamentary committee, without elaborating. "North Korea has a track record of conducting nuclear tests following missile launches whose aim was to develo ... read more
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U.S. seeks double Israel missile funding
Israel's defense industry got two big boosts this week. ... more

India's clout in question as regional troubles mount
India is a world power, so allies in the West would like to believe, but recent developments in its own backyard reveal the limits of the country's influence and still weak diplomatic force, said analysts. ... more

EU to take closer look at defence as costs soar
EU leaders said Friday they will look more closely at defence as a changing world and tight budgets force member states to cooperate in search of a bigger bang for their euros. ... more
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End is near for regime of Syria's Assad: France
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius condemned Sunday's air strikes on Palestinian refugee camps in Syria and said the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was nearing its end. ... more


China commentary urges Japan not to pick fights
China's official news agency urged Japan's new leaders Sunday not to "pick fights" with neighbours as election exit polls showed the hawkish Shinzo Abe on course to become the next prime minister. ... more
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PM-in-waiting says disputed islands are Japan's
Shinzo Abe, the man set to become Japan's next prime minister, wasted no time after his election victory on Sunday in staking Tokyo's claim on islands at the centre of a dispute with China. ... more

Iraq attacks kill at least 17
Attacks in Iraq including a string of bombings against Shiite places of worship and a car bomb at a Kurdish political office killed at least 17 people and wounded at least 77 on Sunday, officials said. ... more
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Pakistani Islamists denounce peace moves with India
About 10,000 Pakistani Islamists held a rally at the Wagah border with India on Sunday, denouncing peace moves between the nuclear-armed rivals without resolution of the dispute over Kashmir. ... more

China commentary urges policy shift as Japan votes
China's state media Sunday urged Japan to seek a post-election foreign policy that will improve relations with its neighbours, as Japanese voted in a poll likely to bring in a more hawkish administration. ... more

Syria warplanes in deadly raid on Palestinian camp
Warplanes bombed a Palestinian refugee camp in south Damascus on Sunday for the first time in Syria's 21-month uprising, as the army escalated its efforts to suppress the rebellion in the capital. ... more
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Pakistan minister brings India message of 'peace and love'
Pakistan's interior minister arrived in India on Friday with a message of "peace and love" that he said would help the nuclear-armed rivals give a fresh impetus to their fragile ties. ... more

Political turmoil marks Iraq's first post-US year
In the space of a year since the departure of US forces, Iraq has faced political turmoil including calls to remove the premier, a top official being sentenced to death and rising Arab-Kurd tensions. ... more
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Britain's Charles shown Tata's new military-grade steel
Britain's Prince Charles got the lowdown Friday on a new kind of steel which could transform safety for soldiers battling the Taliban in Afganistan. ... more

Russia developing new long-range ballistic missile
Russia is developing a new intercontinental ballistic missile, the military announced Friday, in an apparent attempt to remind the United States of Moscow's rocket capacities. ... more

Philippine military calls holiday truce
The Philippine military on Sunday began a holiday season truce against communist insurgents after the rebels called their own limited ceasefire in typhoon-hit regions, a spokesman said. ... more
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Russia backs Syria as US, Germany send Patriots
Russia insisted on Friday its stand on the conflict in key ally Syria was unchanged, while Washington and Berlin prepared to deploy Patriot missiles and troops near Turkey's border with the country. ... more

Syria warplanes bomb Palestinian camp for first time: NGO
Warplanes bombarded a Palestinian refugee camp in southern Damascus on Sunday for the first time since the start of Syria's more than 21-month conflict, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. ... more

Defiant N. Korea stages rally amid nuclear fears
Hundreds of thousands of North Koreans rallied Friday in the freezing cold to revel in the country's rocket launch as South Korea voiced concern that its rival could follow up with a third nuclear test. ... more

India probing presence of Swedish arms in Myanmar
India is investigating how Swedish-made weapons bought by its army turned up in Myanmar, a minister visiting Yangon said Saturday, denying New Delhi had supplied arms in contravention of EU sanctions. ... more
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Scud attacks signal Syrian regime alarm

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Rocket launch a timely lift for N. Korea leader

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China 'lacks leverage' over N. Korea: state media

China defies US sanctions pressure over North Korea

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Global anger as N. Korea fires long-range rocket

Syria regime using missiles, barrel bombs: US

Briton jailed for plot to pass nuclear sub secrets to Russia

'Enormous joy' in N. Korea, but Asian neighbours unamused

China marks massacre amid tense Japan ties

Panetta weighs future US troop levels in Kabul talks

N. Korea defends right to continue space programme

IAEA 'hopes' for Parchin access in Iran visit

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