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N. Korean Nuclear Provocations Force Region to Make Hard Choices

N. Korean Nuclear Provocations Force Region to Make Hard Choices

06-Feb-2016 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

Pyongyang’s defiant pursuit of nuclear weapons is forcing countries in northeast Asia to either support crippling sanctions or ultimately recognise North Korea as a [...]
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Korea Needs a Rate Cut, Ex-Central Banker Says

06-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The Bank of Korea should lower its benchmark interest rate as soon as this month to tackle the nation’s sluggish growth and to show that policy makers are doing [...]
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Cyr: N Korea missile threats underscore defense, diplomacy needs

06-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Chicago Tribune | 6:00 AM

“Hitting a bullet with a bullet” aptly describes the challenge of destroying incoming missiles, but effective defenses do exist. North Korean threats have led the [...]
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S. Korea slams North rocket launch, vows to destroy any threat

06-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Tribune | 6:00 AM

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Thursday said a planned rocket launch by North Korea could “never be tolerated,” as her defence ministry vowed to shoot [...]
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N Korea Launches Newest Offensive: Cigarette Butts

06-Feb-2016 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

North Korea likes to call South Korea a land of “political filth” and its leaders, including President Park Geun-hye, “human trash.” Now, apparently [...]
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China FM: Envoy urged N. Korea to avoid escalating tensions

06-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

Chinese Foreign minister Wang Yi told Hong Kong-based media Friday that special envoy Wu Dawei called for North Korea to avoid escalating tensions with a planned rocket [...]
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Pressure For Korea To ‘Go Nuclear’ For Defense Against North’s Arsenal

06-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s success in conducting a fourth nuclear test has ignited calls for South Korea also to produce nuclear warheads as a “defensive” measure that [...]
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US urges China to exercise influence to alter behavior of N Korea’s ‘unpredictable young man’

06-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

“We believe that as a strong leader in the Asia-Pacific region, and as a nation that borders the North, China has a unique role it has to play, has unique leadership [...]
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Experts Doubtful About N Korea’s ICBM Capability

Experts Doubtful About N Korea’s ICBM Capability

06-Feb-2016 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

When North Korea notified international organisations of its plan to launch a long-range rocket this month, it said the move is part of its “space development [...]
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S. Korea assessing Japan’s negative rate impact: official

05-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

In a surprise move, the Bank of Japan slashed interest rates to minus 0.1 percent on Friday in an apparent bid to revive growth in the world’s third-largest economy. [...]
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UN chief urges N Korea to scrap rocket launch

UN chief urges N Korea to scrap rocket launch

05-Feb-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday urged North Korea to drop plans for a rocket launch that would be in violation of a UN ban on missile technology. “The [...]
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N Korea’s satellite launch plan defies international law: Russia

05-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Business-Standard | 6:00 AM

Russia’s Foreign Ministry said it was greatly concerned about a plan of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to launch a satellite later this month. [...]
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Pentagon chief says US keeping eye on N Korea’s missile programme

05-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Jpost | 6:00 AM

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Wednesday the US military was keeping a vigilant eye on North Korea’s missile and nuclear programmes, and was continually [...]
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Kim Jong Un Calls Meeting on Abuses in N. Korea Ruling Party

05-Feb-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presided over a meeting of senior ruling party officials aimed at rooting out corruption and abuses of power ahead of a major congress to be [...]
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Propaganda leaflets from N Korea destroy water tank near Seoul

05-Feb-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Police said the damage was done when a bundle of 30,000 leaflets criticising South Korea’s president and glorifying Pyongyang’s latest nuclear test, was fell onto [...]
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