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S. Korea dismantles border Christmas tree

23-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

South Korea has pulled down a 43-year-old front-line Christmas tower that North Korea viewed as propaganda warfare, with officials saying Wednesday the structure was unsafe. [...]
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Japan to send officials to N Korea for update on abductee investigation

23-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan eased some sanctions on North Korea in July in return for the North reopening its probe into the status of the abduction victims and had expected an initial report by [...]
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Korea scraps ‘Christmas tree’ tower hated by North

23-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korea said Wednesday it had dismantled a Christmas tree-shaped tower near the border with North Korea which had previously been used for a seasonal lights show that [...]
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Jeffrey Fowle, American held by N Korea, to return home today

23-Oct-2014 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

In Jeffrey Fowle’s hometown of Miamisburg, Ohio, north of Cincinnati, the sense of excitement and relief is palpable. “We’re thrilled; we’re [...]
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Korea destroys ‘propaganda’ tower near border with North

23-Oct-2014 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

South Korea has pulled down a 43-year-old illuminated Christmas tower that North Korea viewed as a symbol of propaganda warfare, with officials saying the structure was [...]
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Samsung seeks boost from redesigned Note

23-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The latest version of Samsung’s popular big-screen Galaxy Note has gone on sale at a crucial time for the South Korean company as it suffers a rapid decline in profit [...]
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N Korea frees detained American, two still held

N Korea frees detained American, two still held

23-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea has freed one of three Americans detained in the isolated country, and in a surprise move allowed a Pentagon plane to land in Pyongyang on Tuesday to fly him [...]
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Korea urges prudence ahead of leaflet launch into North

Korea urges prudence ahead of leaflet launch into North

23-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s unification minister on Tuesday urged activists planning to float anti-Pyongyang leaflets into North Korea to act prudently, ahead of proposed high-level [...]
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Report: US, Korea to scrap 2015 transfer plan

23-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Stripes | 6:00 AM

South Korea and the US will set out conditions for Seoul to take control of the two nations’ militaries in the event of war on the Korean peninsula, a move that would [...]
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S. Korea urges Japan to address colonial-era atrocities

23-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s national security adviser urged Japan Tuesday to resolve grievances over Tokyo’s colonial-era atrocities, including the sexual enslavement of Korean [...]
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Talks between N Korea and Korea?

23-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Mnn Online | 6:00 AM

Nine days ahead of scheduled high-level talks between North and South Korea, saber-rattling has caused military tensions to skyrocket. Minor skirmishes on the border over the [...]
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N Korea detainee release positive, but no game-changer

N Korea detainee release positive, but no game-changer

23-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s unexpected release of a US detainee may be aimed at prising open the door to direct talks with Washington, but the road to a genuine dialogue remains long [...]
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NKorea tries on the charm to avoid ICC referral

23-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

For an envoy of the North Korean government, which virtually bans the average citizen’s contact with the outside world, Kim Ju Song looks breezily connected. A tablet [...]
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Korea struggling to pass Australia free trade bills before G20

22-Oct-2014 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

South Korea has reaffirmed that next month’s meeting of G20 leaders in Brisbane is a critical opportunity to finalise its free trade agreement with Australia. One of [...]
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N Korea warns of ‘unpredictable’ retaliation

N Korea warns of ‘unpredictable’ retaliation

22-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea warned Monday of an “unpredictable” retaliatory strike against South Korea following a series of minor border skirmishes that have raised military [...]
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