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Thailand, U.S., Singapore Engaged in Cope Tiger Military Exercise

Posted March 19th, 2012 at 2:30 am (UTC-5)
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The air forces of Thailand, the United States and Singapore are testing their readiness and ability to operate together in a large military exercise at Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base. U.S. exercise director Colonel Marc Caudill explained that during the two-week exercise, called Cope Tiger 12, more than 1,600 combined service members and civilians […]

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Asia Pacific Welcomes New Year

Posted December 31st, 2011 at 10:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Southeast Asian countries were among the first to welcome the New Year with fireworks, laser lights, street parties and outdoor performances. Sydney, Australia, and Hong Kong set the standard with glittering extravaganzas in their harbors. Chinese main cities Beijing and Shanghai hosted lavish light shows in their central squares. Chinese President Hu Jintao in his […]

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Japan’s FM to Discuss Economic, Maritime Issues in SE Asia

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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Japan’s new foreign minister says he will travel next week to Southeast Asia, where he is expected to discuss economic and maritime issues ahead of an ASEAN summit next month. Koichiro Gemba, who was named as foreign minister last month, said Tuesday he will visit Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia from Tuesday to Friday next week. […]

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UN Sees Meth Use Surging in Southeast Asia

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 6:51 am (UTC-5)
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A United Nations agency says amphetamine-type stimulants, or ATS, are now the number-one illicit drug threat facing East and Southeast Asia. The U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime says in a report Tuesday that methamphetamine seizures increased fourfold in the Greater Mekong countries of Laos, Burma, Thailand and China between 2008 and 2010. It says […]

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