• Sat, 30 Mar 2019 11:40
    US urges Philippines to let arrested journalist 'operate freely'
    Washington - The United States on Friday urged the Philippines to quickly resolve a case against arrested journalist Maria Ressa and allow her and her news site Rappler to "operate freely."
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  • Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:22
    US urges sustained sanctions pressure on N. Korea
    Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday took America's "pressure campaign" against North Korea to a summit of world leaders, as concerns mount over Pyongyang's key allies easing sanctions imposed over its nuclear programme.
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  • Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:00
    US urges talks as North Korea brags of nuclear arsenal
    The United States is ready to talk to North Korea "without preconditions" but remains determined to force it to abandon its nuclear arsenal, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday.
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  • Fri, 05 May 2017 17:17
    US urges end to militarisation in South China Sea 
    THE United States, in its meeting with Asean ministers in Washington, urged all concerned parties to stop militarisation and building facilities in the contentious South China Sea – to enable a conducive environment to ease tensions peacefully.
  • Fri, 05 May 2017 07:04
    US urges SE Asia allies to shun North Korea
    WASHINGTON - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged his South East Asian colleagues on Thursday to take further steps to isolate North Korea's pariah regime.
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  • Tue, 09 Aug 2016 09:00
    US urges Thailand to restore civilian rule after pro-junta vote
    WASHINGTON - The United States expressed concern Monday after Thailand approved a new military-backed constitution in a victory for the country's ruling generals.
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  • Thu, 17 Mar 2016 13:17
    US urges North Korea to pardon student jailed for prank-like offence
    Washington - The United States on Wednesday called on North Korea to pardon a US student it has convicted of subversion and sentenced to 15 years of prison and hard labour for tearing down a poster.
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  • Sun, 21 Feb 2016 01:00
    Yunus urges global unity in fight for equality
    Nobel laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus has called for a global unity to launch a fight against wealth concentration in the hands of a few as it is a threat to peace.
  • Sun, 17 May 2015 01:00
    Govt 'will help solve crisis'
    US urges thailand to consider sheltering the Rohingya but Sansern voices security concerns
  • Thu, 14 May 2015 01:00
    Migrants issue heats up
    Malaysia slams door while Indonesia tows boat with migrants out of its waters; US urges coordinated efforts
  • Wed, 06 May 2015 01:00
    US urges speedy inquiry into mass gravesites in South
    THE United States, which has censured Thailand for failing to act against human trafficking, called on Monday for a speedy and credible inquiry into the discovery of a mass grave containing more than two dozen bodies thought to be ethnic migrants.
  • Sat, 21 Mar 2015 01:00
    US must be sporting and accept the current reality
    Re: "US urges allies to think twice before joining China-led bank", World Business, March 19.
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  • Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:02
    US urges coalition to wage online battle against IS
    KUWAIT CITY (AFP) - Washington called Monday for the battle against the Islamic State group to be extended to the Internet, as coalition partners met for talks on how to stop the jihadists' online propaganda.
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  • Tue, 17 Jun 2014 00:00
    US urges Myanmar to let people choose president
    WASHINGTON - The US urged Myanmar on Monday to allow its people to freely choose the next president amid a row over a law which would ban opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from running.
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  • Thu, 08 May 2014 00:00
    US urges new elections in Thailand
    WASHINGTON - The United States on Wednesday called for a "peaceful" resolution to political tensions in Thailand and new elections after the country's constitutional court dismissed the prime minister and nine ministers for abuse of power.
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