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US pitches arms sales at Asia’s biggest air show

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Singapore, Feb 7 (AP) - The top U.S. diplomat overseeing arms sales said Wednesday she sees keen interest in American weaponry in Asia, where China's military footprint and political influence are surging.
Ambassador Tina Kaidanow was leading a large U.S. delegation to the Singapore Air Show, the largest in the region, and urging Southeast Asian governments to purchase U.S.-made arms like the F-35 fighter jet.
Two F-35B fighter jets, belonging to the U.S. Marine Corps and made by Lockheed...

Asian shares mirror Dow comeback, dollar steady

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Tokyo, Feb 7 (AP) - Asian shares saw a broad rebound on Wednesday, mirroring the bounce-back rally on Wall Street, though gains were in a modest range and most benchmarks gave up some gains after opening sharply higher.
Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index surged as soon as trading began as...

S Korean court gives Samsung heir suspended jail term

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Seoul, Feb 5 (AP) - A South Korean appeals court on Monday handed a 2 ½-year suspended jail sen-tence to Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong in a corruption case seen as a test of the country's commitment to ending cozy ties among political and business elites.
Lee, the only son of Samsung's ailing...

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