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Seoul envoys visit N. Korea to prepare pre-Olympics events

Seoul envoys visit N. Korea to prepare pre-Olympics events

24-Jan-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A South Korean delegation crossed into the North on Tuesday to inspect venues for joint Olympic-linked events, even as Pyongyang demanded Seoul apologise for [...]
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EU puts more N Koreans under sanctions over nuclear tests

EU puts more N Koreans under sanctions over nuclear tests

24-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The European Union imposed travel bans and asset freezes on North Koreans accused of helping Pyongyang evade United Nations sanctions linked to the secretive country’s [...]
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Defector soldier ‘committed murder in North’: report

Defector soldier ‘committed murder in North’: report

24-Jan-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A North Korean soldier who defected to the South under a hail of bullets in November has confessed to committing murder in the North, a news report said Tuesday. South Korean [...]
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S. Korea court jails ex-culture minister over artist blacklist

24-Jan-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A South Korean appeals court on Tuesday jailed former culture minister Cho Yoon-Sun for two years for her role in drawing up a blacklist of 10,000 artists seen as critical of [...]
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Korea to ban cryptocurrency traders from using anonymous bank accounts

24-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea will ban the use of anonymous bank accounts in cryptocurrency trading from January 30, regulators said on Tuesday in a widely telegraphed move designed to stop [...]
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Korea to start real-name trading of crypto currency

Korea to start real-name trading of crypto currency

24-Jan-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

South Korea plans to require local banks to launch a real-name system for crypto currency trading that will make the up-to-now anonymous transactions be traceable as the [...]
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Korea, China look for WTO support over US tariffs on washing machines, solar cells

24-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea said on Tuesday it would complain to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over US President Donald Trump’s decision to slap steep tariffs on imported washing [...]
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Korea says to complain to WTO about US tariffs on washers

24-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea said on Tuesday the government will complain to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) about a US decision to slap tariffs on imported washing machines and solar [...]
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Samsung Elec says US tariffs on washers a great loss for American consumers

24-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Samsung Electronics said on Tuesday a US government decision to impose tariffs on washing machines was a great loss for American consumers and workers. “Everyone will [...]
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Korea government rejects ‘Pyongyang Olympics’ criticism

24-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Seoul’s presidential Blue House rejected criticism on Tuesday that next month’s Winter Games had been hijacked by North Korea, saying the event will help defuse [...]
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Trial resumes of Kim Jong-Nam murder suspects

24-Jan-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The trial of two women accused of murdering the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un resumed in Malaysia Monday, as a defence lawyer complained of missing evidence [...]
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Some Korean foods may taste familiar during the Olympics

24-Jan-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Spam, trout, fried chicken, moon pies and anything slathered in mayonnaise those are some of the flavors of South Korea’s home cooking that might seem just a bit [...]
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Pyongyang’s ‘Executed’ Pop Diva Creates Pre-Olympics Frenzy in Korea

24-Jan-2018 Intellasia | The Daily Beast | 6:00 AM

Hyon Song Wol, the North Korean pop diva who was reportedly executed by a North Korean firing squad just four years ago, is creating a media frenzy in the run-up to the [...]
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NBC’s top anchor goes to N Korea and says he’s been ‘treated with respect’

24-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Business Insider | 6:00 AM

NBC News’ Lester Holt arrived in North Korea over the weekend, broadcasting a segment from a ski resort that will soon host athletes from both North and South Korea [...]
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Reports on Korea’s cryptocurrency plans keep rolling out, but many remain upbeat

24-Jan-2018 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

A lack of clarity in South Korea’s plans to regulate cryptocurrencies may be of concern, but experts continued to sound upbeat about developments in the space. In the [...]
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