ST Foreign Desk

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Court order against #HongKong  airport protests extended ahead of more planned rallies

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French winemakers jittery over Trump tariff threats ahead of G-7 summit VPE1xIOMid#G7Summit 

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#China 'will not sit idly' if #US  sells fighter jets to #Taiwan , warns Chinese general

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Video of Hong Kong police officer gently dissuading protesters goes viral #hongkongprotests  #hongkongextraditionbill 

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#Chinese students Down Under 'wedged' by politics back home

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Family of missing #UK  consulate worker rejects 'made-up' report MMv1x9rr8a#SimonCheng 

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#Russia launches floating #nuclear  reactor in #Arctic  despite warnings

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#NorthKorea says ready for dialogue or confrontation with #US 

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Both Koreas agree to: - turn #DMZ  into a "peace zone"; - discontinue hostile acts as part of efforts to formally end Korean War; - hold a reunion for divided families on Aug 15; - push for 3-way or 4-way talks that also involve the US and China#InterKoreanSummit 

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#SouthKorea gripped by large-scale anti-government protest in Seoul

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JUST IN: #China , #SouthKorea  agree to get relations back on track after #Thaad  fallout

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Polls have opened in #Thailand  for the first election since a 2014 coup. A high turnout is expected for the election which pits the military-backed government against veteran opposition parties. Election2019#ThailandElection2019 

#ThaiCaveRescue: First 3 boys escape from flooded #ThamLuang  cave - Thai reports

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Meet the hot millionaire who is willing to pay $50,000 for a personal assistant to travel the world with

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Close to S$944m from #1MDB  state fund went into Najib's personal account: Report

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#Putin on terrorism: "To forgive them is up to God, but to send them to him is up to me'

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