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Japan-N Korea Abduction Talks Hit Snag

20-Sep-2014 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Japan said Friday that talks with North Korea over the fate of Japanese nationals abducted by Pyongyang have hit a snag, damping prospects for progress on the emotional [...]
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Tensions between North and Korea at Incheon’s Asian Games 2014

20-Sep-2014 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

It had been hailed as an opportunity for sports diplomacy to win a gold medal by taking the chill off the Korean peninsula, easing a relationship fraught with the tension of [...]
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N Korea rebuffs US envoy offer to free detained Americans

20-Sep-2014 Intellasia | CBS News | 6:00 AM

North Korea is not accepting American offers to send a high-level envoy to seek the release of three detained Americans, a senior US official said Wednesday. Robert King, the [...]
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N Korea Leads the World in Human Rights, Says Report by N Korea

20-Sep-2014 Intellasia | vice | 6:00 AM

North Koreans enjoy the best human rights regime of any country, according to a 53,000-word report issued this month by authorities in the Hermit Kingdom. The roughly [...]
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Hyundai to pay $10B for land in Gangnam district

20-Sep-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A consortium led by Hyundai Motor Co. offered more than $10 billion for land in Seoul’s tony Gangnam district where it will build a new headquarters. The sky high price [...]
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Are Koreans at risk of ‘extinction’?

20-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

South Korean newspapers recently published an alarmist report. A study by the National Assembly Research Service in Seoul predicted that by 2750, Koreans will go extinct if [...]
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N Korea probe on Japan abductees in early stage: Japan government

20-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

North Korea has told Japan it can only give a preliminary report on the status of its investigation into the fate of Japanese citizens abducted by Pyongyang decades ago and [...]
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Ex-Japan PM to visit Korea in hope of easing troubled ties

20-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A former Japanese premier will bring a letter from prime minister Shinzo Abe when he meets South Korean President Park Geun-hye during a visit to Seoul from Friday, a [...]
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Why Sony’s Smartphone Woes Should Worry Samsung

20-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Business Week | 6:00 AM

Before Apple became its nemesis, the major foreign rival for Samsung Electronics was Sony. The Japanese company was far ahead of Samsung in developing innovative devices that [...]
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S. Korea green-lights N. Korea aid worth $13 million

20-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

A South Korean government panel on Thursday approved the unification ministry’s plan to provide North Korea with $13.3 million in humanitarian aid via international [...]
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Canada-Korea trade deal gives both countries a global boost

20-Sep-2014 Intellasia | The Globe and Mail | 6:00 AM

Len Edwards is a former Canadian Ambassador to South Korea and deputy minister of Foreign Affairs. He currently co-chairs the non-governmental Canada-Korea Forum, and is a [...]
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Exclusive: Silicon Valley VC firm bets big on Korea

20-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Fortune | 6:00 AM

Altos Ventures raised a new fund, but won’t be investing it in Silicon Valley. Altos Ventures, an 18 year-old Silicon Valley venture capital firm, has just finished [...]
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A Guide To Key ETFs Investing In Korea

20-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Investopedia | 6:00 AM

South Korea is home to some of the largest global players in technology and heavy industry. Some are familiar names such as Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd (SSNLF) while others [...]
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Korea Plans Tariff of Over 500pct on Rice Imports

20-Sep-2014 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

South Korea plans to impose a tariff of up to 513 percent on rice imports to help protect its farmers, months before the country opens up its rice market to foreign [...]
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N Korea resembles ‘The Truman Show’

19-Sep-2014 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

One of the best books written about North Korea is Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick. In it, she brilliantly reconstructs the lives of ordinary people living in Chongjin in [...]
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