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I know MeToo has been slow in coming to Asia but LGBT rights have been even slower. Even a more open country like Thailand has not taken the initiative to legalize rights...and it should.
 
 
   
Cod Satrusayang
ANN Managing Editor
 
 
  Kim reaffirms commitment to denuclearization in meeting with Xi  
 
     
 
  North Korean leader Kim Jong-un reaffirmed his determination for denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and vowed to make efforts to yield positive results in the second summit with the United States, a Chinese news outlet reported Thursday.

According to Xinhua News Agency, Kim expressed his desire to pursue denuclearization and to resolve the Korean Peninsula issue through dialogue and consultations, during the summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
 
 
 
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Moon calls on NK to take bolder denuclearization steps
 
   
 
President Moon Jae-in on Thursday said that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s trip to China hints that the second US-North Korea summit is imminent and that Kim’s visit to Seoul is likely to follow in its wake.
 
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Indian Army conservative, not ready for LGBT says army chief
 
   
 
“For LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) issues, in the Army these are not acceptable,” Army chief General Bipin Rawat told reporters.
 
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Indian minister says Pakistan ban on Indian TV content pointless
 
   
 
Indian Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh said that a ban on Indian content in Pakistan will not keep the audience from watching the neighbouring country's shows
 
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Talks calm trade climate for Beijing, Washington
 
   
 
The latest round of vice-ministerial level trade talks between China and the United States, which concluded on Wednesday, have laid a foundation for addressing each other's concerns, the Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday.
 
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