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Every headline today is important but perhaps none more so than the news that South Korea is no longer naming the North as a state 'enemy.'
 
 
   
Cod Satrusayang
ANN Managing Editor
 
 
  China accuses Canada of double standard after drug conviction  
 
     
 
  China on Tuesday expressed strong dissatisfaction at the Canadian prime minister's criticism of a drug smuggler’s death sentence, urging the country to respect China's judicial sovereignty and stop making irresponsible remarks. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a daily news briefing that drug crimes are recognized worldwide as serious crimes and are extremely harmful to the society. She said all countries severely crack down on the issue and so does China.

Remarks made by a "relevant Canadian person" lack the spirit of rule by law, she said, urging the Canadian side to correct the mistakes and stop making irresponsible remarks. Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, a Canadian national convicted of smuggling over 222 kilograms of methamphetamines, was sentenced to death on Monday at the Dalian Intermediate People's Court in Northeast China's Liaoning province.
 
 
 
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Japan Olympic chair denies corruption accusation
 
   
 
Tsunekazu Takeda, president of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC), on Tuesday rejected allegations of corruption related to Tokyo’s successful bid to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, telling a Tokyo press conference, “There’s nothing to be suspicious of.”
 
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New S Korea defense white paper doesn't say north is 'enemy'
 
   
 
The Defense Ministry does not directly refer to North Korea as an enemy and takes a less hostile tone toward the communist state in its 23rd white paper published Tuesday.
 
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No breakthrough in S Korea - Japan military talks
 
   
 
South Korea and Japan have failed to narrow their differences in a stand-off over whether a Korean warship had locked its targeting radar on a Japanese patrol plane last month, Korean news agency Yonhap reported on Tuesday (Jan 15), citing the country's defence ministry.
 
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Model claiming Trump secrets to be released after Thai trial
 
   
 
Belarusian model who claimed she had proof of Russian efforts to help Donald Trump win office was ordered released on Tuesday, nearly a year after she was arrested in Thailand for participating in a "sex training course".
 
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