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Court rules: Adultery no longer a crime in Korea

28-Feb-2015 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

For 62 years, if you cheated on your husband or wife in South Korea, you could end up in prison. Not anymore. South Korea’s Constitutional Court on Thursday overturned [...]
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Korean Island Grows Wary After Welcoming the Chinese

28-Feb-2015 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

Not far from Shin Yong-kyun’s strawberry farm are the crumbling remains of an airfield that Japanese colonialists built in the 1930s, to launch air raids against China, [...]
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Korea Renews License of 2nd-Oldest Nuclear Plant

28-Feb-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The South Korean nuclear regulator said Friday it renewed the operating license of the country’s second-oldest nuclear power plant until 2022, overriding the objections [...]
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Condom Sales Skyrocket in Korea as Adultery Is Decriminalised

28-Feb-2015 Intellasia | News Week | 6:00 AM

On Thursday, a court in South Korea overruled a law that has criminalised adultery in the nation since 1953, and now contraceptive makers are struggling to meet a surge in [...]
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Korea Decriminalises Adultery, Condom Shares Soar

28-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Well, that figures Stocks of a South Korean condom company increased 15 percent after news broke that the country decriminalised adultery. The law against adultery was [...]
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Korea’s nuclear watchdog approves restart of second-oldest reactor

28-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s nuclear watchdog said on Friday it had approved the nuclear operator’s plan to restart the country’s second-oldest reactor and continue [...]
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Korea renews license of 2nd-oldest nuclear plant

28-Feb-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The South Korean nuclear regulator said Friday it renewed the operating license of the country’s second-oldest nuclear power plant until 2022, overriding the objections [...]
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China and Korea inch closer to trade agreement

27-Feb-2015 Intellasia | The Australian | 6:00 AM

China and Korea are on track to seal a free trade deal in the first half of this year, following the signing of a draft version on Wednesday. The two countries have now [...]
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Chinese Wealth Transforms Korea’s Jeju Island

27-Feb-2015 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

When Kim Ho-san opened an apparel store on South Korea’s southernmost resort island of Jeju in 2012, she was well-positioned to benefit from a rising flow of Chinese [...]
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Korea gets tough on chaebol wrongdoing

27-Feb-2015 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

The prison sentence handed this month to the daughter of Korean Air’s chair for an onboard tantrum over the serving of macadamia nuts reflected the courts’ [...]
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S. Korea, Czech Republic upgrade ties to strategic partnership

27-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

South Korea and the Czech Republic agreed Thursday to upgrade their relations to a strategic partnership to deepen cooperation in political, economic and other issues. [...]
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N. Korea’s possible nuke test forecast to be more powerful: Seoul

27-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

North Korea has continued high-explosive detonation tests and its possible nuclear test is forecast to be much more powerful both in scale and yield than previous ones, [...]
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N Korea renames ships to evade UN sanctions

27-Feb-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea has managed to evade UN sanctions targeting a key shipping company by renaming and reflagging vessels which continue to operate, a UN report said Wednesday. A [...]
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Exclusive – Sanctioned N Korea shipping firm still active, renamed ships: UN panel

Exclusive – Sanctioned N Korea shipping firm still active, renamed ships: UN panel

27-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A UN-blacklisted North Korean shipping company has renamed most of its vessels in a bid to disguise their origin and continues its illicit shipments in violation of United [...]
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Korea legalises adultery

27-Feb-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s Constitutional Court on Thursday struck down a controversial adultery law which for more than 60 years had criminalised extra-marital sex and jailed [...]
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