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North Korea missile tests expected to take centre stage as ASEAN Foreign Ministers meeting kicks off

By Reuters
05 August 2017   |   11:00 am
ASEAN Foreign ministers have opened a regional meeting in the Philippines capital, stressing the need for partnership. But with North Korea in attendance, its recent missile tests are likely to dominate discussions.

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