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US Pacific fleet chief says N. Korea is top security concern

US Pacific fleet chief says N. Korea is top security concern

24-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea remains Washington’s “number one security concern” in Asia, the US Pacific Fleet commander said Wednesday, despite simmering territorial [...]
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Kidnapped S. Korean trade official freed in Libya

24-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A South Korean trade official who was kidnapped in Libya has been freed three days after he was taken hostage by armed men, the Libyan and South Korean foreign ministries [...]
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Hyundai Motor posts first sales drop in 3 years as stronger won bites

24-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s Hyundai Motor posted its first year-on-year fall in quarterly revenue in nearly three years, as the stronger local currency weighed and imported rivals [...]
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Abducted Korean trade official freed in Libya

24-Jan-2014 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

A South Korean trade official who was kidnapped three days ago in the Libyan capital has been freed, officials say. Han Seo-woo, who leads the Libya unit of South [...]
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IMF Calls Out Korea on Its Currency Policy

24-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

In unusually strong language, the International Monetary Fund Wednesday questioned South Korea’s currency policy, telling Seoul that it should only intervene in [...]
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S. Korea to set up network of overseas businesses

24-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Yonhapnews | 6:00 AM

South Korea will set up a chamber of commerce for Korean businesses in 10 major economic partner nations to promote their interests, the trade ministry announced Thursday. [...]
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Life after incarceration in N Korea

24-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Globalpost | 6:00 AM

Since the Korean War, which ended in 1953, no American has been imprisoned in North Korea as long as 45-year-old Korean-American missionary Kenneth Bae. Bae was arrested in [...]
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Pope mulls possible 2015 trip to Korea: Vatican

Pope mulls possible 2015 trip to Korea: Vatican

24-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Pope Francis may visit South Korea next summer as part of a possible trip to Asia, a Vatican spokesman said Wednesday. “I can confirm that a trip to South Korea is [...]
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Kidnapped S. Korean trade official freed in Libya

24-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A South Korean trade official who was kidnapped in Libya has been freed three days after he was taken hostage by armed men, the Libyan and South Korean foreign ministries [...]
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SKorea posts fastest growth in nearly 3 years

24-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Washingtonpost | 6:00 AM

South Korea recorded its fastest growth since the first quarter of 2011, its central bank said Thursday, showing a recovery in Asia’s fourth-largest economy is on [...]
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N Korean ski resort open for business

24-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

It’s not exactly what you’d expect in a country famed for being the world’s last bastion of hardline communism, but welcome to the world’s newest ski [...]
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Korea’s Fourth-Quarter Expansion Matches Estimates

24-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s economic growth matched analysts’ estimates in the fourth quarter, as the central bank kept the benchmark interest rate at the lowest level since [...]
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Korea wireless speed leaves US service in the dust

24-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Pcworld | 6:00 AM

Wireless service providers in the United States are constantly battling each other over which has the largest or fastest wireless network. Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and [...]
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US, S. Korea special forces train for guerrilla warfare in N. Korea – report

24-Jan-2014 Intellasia | RT | 6:00 AM

Amid an annual joint military exercise between the US and South Korea that involves thousands of troops and numerous aircraft and warships, American Special Forces groups run [...]
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S. Korea scrutinising North’s military after Kim Jong-Un visits

24-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korea said Thursday it was scrutinising North Korea’s military activities following a series of publicised army visits by leader Kim Jong-Un. The North’s [...]
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