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It’s Time to Talk to N Korea

18-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

US President-elect Donald Trump sounds awfully certain about one thing. After North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared on New Year’s Day that his country was on the [...]
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Samsung Succession in Disarray as Lee Criminal Case Advances

18-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The long-orchestrated plan to cement Jay Y. Lee’s position atop Samsung Group may put him in jail instead, raising questions about who would step in to run South [...]
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More N Korean diplomats are waiting to flee, according to a high-profile defector

18-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

More high-level North Korean diplomats are waiting to defect to South Korea from their overseas posts in Europe, Pyongyang’s former deputy ambassador to London said on [...]
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The Corruption Scandal That Got Korea’s President Impeached, May Get The Heir To Samsung Arrested

18-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Agency | 6:00 AM

Prosecutors have demanded an arrest warrant for Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong as a bribery suspect in a scandal that led to the South Korean president Park Geun-hye’s [...]
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N Korean defections swell as political elite look South

18-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

More North Koreans are fleeing their country for political reasons, rather than economic reasons, and an increase in defections by Pyongyang’s elite will ultimately [...]
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Korea lawmakers raising funds for Takeshima ‘comfort women’ statue

18-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

South Korean local assembly members have started collecting funds to establish a girl statue symbolising the “comfort women” issue on the Sea of Japan islets [...]
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Korea’s Feudal Presidency: Ban Ki-moon Returns to Claim the Throne

Korea’s Feudal Presidency: Ban Ki-moon Returns to Claim the Throne

18-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Korea Expose | 6:00 AM

Victorious generals of ancient Rome had processions known as triumphus to celebrate their successes abroad. Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, too, got one [...]
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Silk, steam and slogans: Inside a N Korean factory

18-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

As the morning light poured through large windows, women wearing olive-colored overalls, pink aprons and headscarves stood at stations where silkworms were being boiled. Some [...]
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N. Korea tells Obama to get ‘packing’

N. Korea tells Obama to get ‘packing’

18-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Nuclear-armed North Korea has carried out a series of atomic tests and missile launches during US President Barack Obama’s time in office North Korea denounced outgoing [...]
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Elite N Korean defector says more diplomats waiting to defect to Seoul – Yonhap

Elite N Korean defector says more diplomats waiting to defect to Seoul – Yonhap

18-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

More high-level North Korean diplomats are waiting to defect to South Korea from their overseas posts in Europe, Pyongyang’s former deputy ambassador to London said on [...]
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Sweden Gains, Korea Reigns as World’s Most Innovative Economies

18-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

There’s something about those Nordic countries. In the battle of ideas, Sweden climbed to No. 2 and Finland cracked into the top five of the 2017 Bloomberg Innovation [...]
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Key Samsung shares steady, market awaits Korea prosecution decision on leader

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Shares of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Samsung C&T Corp were steady in early trade on Monday, ahead of a South Korean special prosecutor’s decision on whether to [...]
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Ex-UN chief Ban backs Korea’s Thaad deployment

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Former United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki Moon, who is expected to run for president of South Korea, said yesterday that it is appropriate for the country to be the site [...]
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S. Korea to convene meeting of key ambassadors to discuss security issues

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

South Korea will convene a meeting of key ambassadors this week to discuss security challenges facing the country, the foreign ministry said Sunday. According to the Ministry [...]
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Korea former opposition leader holds lead in presidential favourites poll

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

An opinion poll released on Monday in South Korea showed former UN Secretary general Ban Ki-moon in second place and narrowing the gap on the frontrunner among likely [...]
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