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Elise Hu

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U.S. Targets Chinese Company For Supporting N. Korean Nuclear Program

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The U.S. Department of the Treasury says a Chinese conglomerate on the North Korean border has helped blacklisted North Korean companies procure raw materials that could be used for nuclear weapons.

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The 'Livelihood Loophole' And Other Weaknesses Of N. Korea Sanctions

Thursday, September 15, 2016

North Korea may face tougher sanctions in response to its most recent nuclear test, the most powerful blast yet. But Pyongyang keeps finding workarounds to the punitive measures.

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North Korea Conducts Its 5th Test Of Nuclear Weapon

Thursday, September 08, 2016

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff estimates the yield was 10 kilotons, which is almost twice that of a January test and would be the country's largest blast yet.

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Laos: A Remote Battleground For North And South Korea

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Laos is in the interesting position of remaining aligned with the increasingly-shut out North Korea and forging closer ties with South Korea and the U.S.

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Obama's Latest Stop In Laos Focuses On Younger Demographic

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Obama is in Laos as part of his final trip to Asia as president. Some 60 percent of the population in Southeast Asia is under the age of 35. On Wednesday he held a town hall with college students.

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Obama Pledges To Help 'Heal' Laos, Decades After U.S. Bombings

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

In a historic visit, the president pledges to double funding to clear the many unexploded bombs that are leftovers from the Vietnam War.

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Philippine President Expresses 'Regret' For Cursing Obama

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

The White House has been critical of Rodrigo Duterte for the killing of thousands of suspected drug dealers since he took office. A planned meeting between the two leaders was canceled.

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Obama Visits Laos; Cancels Bilateral Meeting With Philippine President

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

President Obama made history Tuesday — as the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Southeast Asian nation of Laos. He'll use the visit to talk about U.S. foreign policy with regards to Asia.

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Would You Like A Side Of Propaganda? Lunch At A North Korean Restaurant

Monday, September 05, 2016

North Korean karaoke videos in the background, decent food and a free copy of the works of Kim Il Sung: a dispatch from inside one of Pyongyang's currency-making outposts.

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Tiny Laos Readies For A Visit From Obama — And A Turn Under The Global Spotlight

Sunday, September 04, 2016

In a historic step towards rebuilding relations with the poor, heavily-bombed nation, the president will join other world leaders there, after wrapping another big global meeting in Hangzhou, China.

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Samsung Recalls Galaxy Note 7 Over Exploding, Burning Batteries

Friday, September 02, 2016

After the device launched in early August, dozens of users reported that their waterproof smartphones caught fire or exploded. Samsung traced the problem to its battery and promises replacements.

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S. Korea's Hit Zombie Film Is Also A Searing Critique Of Korean Society

Thursday, September 01, 2016

The film's themes reflect the strains of modern Korea: distrust of government and institutions, disdain for corporate leaders and a sense everyone's in it for themselves.

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Rising Tensions? Yes, But The U.S. And Chinese Navies Are Training Together

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Even as China presses ahead with a military buildup in the South China Sea, the U.S. invited it to take part in the world's largest naval exercise at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.

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What Does It Mean When A North Korean Diplomat Defects?

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Defections appear to be on the rise, but it's difficult to tell what that means about relations between North and South — or the stability of Kim Jong Un's regime.

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Japanese 'Naked' Festivals Keep Centuries-Old Tradition Alive

Thursday, August 11, 2016

In a mountain town, schoolboys in traditional loincloths keep up a 300-year tradition. The hadaka matsuri festivals, rooted in Shinto tradition, take place to bring purification, luck and prosperity.

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In A Rare Speech, Japan's Emperor Hints At Abdicating

Monday, August 08, 2016

Emperor Akihito said his age and poor health could make the performance of his duties impossible. But Japanese law doesn't allow for the emperor to step down.

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For Women In Korean Pop, 'Making It' Can Mean A Makeover

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Female K-pop performers can face strong pressure to meet the industry's beauty standards. Some, like Park Boram, are starting to sing about it, while others are bucking the trend.

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For Japanese Parents, Gorgeous Bento Lunches Are Packed With High Stakes

Sunday, July 24, 2016

It's cute ... but is it too much cultural pressure?

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Ambush In Dallas: What We Know Friday

Friday, July 08, 2016

Twelve officers were shot Thursday night, and five died. Officials say the attack was carried out by Micah Xavier Johnson, a military veteran who was killed by a police explosive.

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Snipers Kill 5 Police Officers, Wound Several Others At Dallas Protest

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Gunmen attacked the officers at the end of Thursday's rally against police shootings of black men earlier this week. Three suspects are in custody and one is dead after a standoff in a parking garage.

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