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International relations

Suspicion and tension blight Asia's security landscape

North Korea denuclearization and South China Sea remain friction points

SINGAPORE -- The two most important Asia-Pacific security issues, North Korea's denuclearization and the South China Sea, continue to generate suspicion and friction between regional neighbors, a meeting of senior defense officials in Singapore showed on Saturday.

The second day of the annual gathering, known as the Shangri-La Dialogue, began hours after U.S. President Donald Trump announced he would meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on June 12 as originally planned.

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