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Southeast Asia should be aware of Iran's tactics to evade oil sanctions: U.S.

Southeast Asia should be aware of Iran's tactics to evade oil sanctions: U.S.The United States is keen to see that Malaysia, Singapore and others are fully aware of illicit Iranian oil shipments and the tactics Iran uses to evade sanctions, a top U.S. sanctions official said on Friday. Sigal Mandelker, under-secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, told reporters in Singapore the United States had placed additional “intense pressure” on Iran this week.



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Boeing Sued Over Ethiopia Crash as Plane Orders in Asia Waver

Boeing Sued Over Ethiopia Crash as Plane Orders in Asia WaverChicago-based Boeing is under intense scrutiny after two crashes since October killed 346 people. As the company finalizes a software upgrade for the grounded 737 Max, it’s fighting to hang onto some customers whose confidence in the best-selling jet has been shaken. Boeing is also facing a criminal probe into how the plane was originally approved to fly.



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AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in AsiaDozens of people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques in New Zealand that were full of worshippers attending Friday prayers. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the attacks in Christchurch were "an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence." In addition to the dead, she said more than 20 people were seriously wounded.



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AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in AsiaDozens of people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques in New Zealand that were full of worshippers attending Friday prayers. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the attacks in Christchurch were "an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence." In addition to the dead, she said more than 20 people were seriously wounded.



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Saudi Crown Prince Pledges $20 Billion in Deals With Pakistan on the First Stop of His Asia Tour

Saudi Crown Prince Pledges $  20 Billion in Deals With Pakistan on the First Stop of His Asia TourThe agreements come as the Saudi prince seeks to rebuild his reputation abroad



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Saudi crown prince begins Asia tour with $20 billion Pakistan investment pledge

Saudi crown prince begins Asia tour with $  20 billion Pakistan investment pledgeKicking off his tour of South Asia and China with a far higher Pakistan investment than expected, the crown prince said the $ 20 billion figure represents only the start of an economic tie-up that would bring the historic Muslim allies even closer. “It’s big for phase 1, and definitely it will grow every month and every year, and it will be beneficial to both countries,” said the crown prince. “We have been a brotherly country, a friendly country to Pakistan.



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China Seeks Talks With India to Push Asia Trade Pact, Sources Say

China Seeks Talks With India to Push Asia Trade Pact, Sources SayThe 16-country Regional Comprehensive Economic Agreement has been in the works for a while and China is keen to conclude it by end of 2019, the people said, asking not to be identified as the matter is not public. India’s wariness about a possible flood of Chinese goods, and its demand for looser immigration rules for its tech professionals remain sticking points. China’s inability to close the trade deal highlights the continuing suspicion among its Asian trading partners over Beijing’s effort to increase its influence in the region.



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Steady, Not Strong as Southeast Asia Faces Growth Risks in 2019

Steady, Not Strong as Southeast Asia Faces Growth Risks in 2019The Federal Reserve is set to keep everyone on edge as it navigates an even trickier interest-rate path in 2019, while the trade war between the U.S. and China is already hurting exports in the region. The Philippines might eke out a small gain in growth in 2019, if their bets that inflation will diminish come to fruition. “Asean growth and inflation look set to soften in 2019,” said Tamara Henderson at Bloomberg Economics.



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Asia Argento Allegedly Admitted to Sex With Minor in Text Messages

Asia Argento Allegedly Admitted to Sex With Minor in Text Messages"I didn't know he was a minor until the shakedown letter," she allegedly wrote.



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Asia Argento's Accuser Jimmy Bennett Says He Was 'Ashamed And Afraid'

Asia Argento's Accuser Jimmy Bennett Says He Was 'Ashamed And Afraid'Jimmy Bennett addressed a report on Wednesday that he was sexually assaulted



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