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17 April 2012

Publication Date : 17-04-2012


The Philippines and United States begin major military exercises in the disputed seas, amid an ongoing stand-off between Philippine and Chinese vessels, says The Straits Times. Stressing that he does not intend to go to war against China, the Philippine president says the navy pullout from Scarborough Shoal was meant to ease tension, reports Philippine Daily InquirerChina's Asean role wins praise from Thailand with the latter offering to coordinate and help solve disputes between China and some Asean countries, says China Daily. Sri Lanka intends to substantially curtail the import of Iranian crude, in line with tough new sanctions imposed by the US, according to The Island. Apple's new iPad is set to arrive in South Korea and in 11 more countries this week, writes The Korea Herald.


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