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Koreans vote following ferry sinking

Koreans vote following ferry sinking

05-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

South Koreans began voting Wednesday in local elections seen as a test of how the public feels about President Park Geun-hye’s handling of April’s deadly ferry [...]
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N Korea says US, Korea smear it to hide own rights abuses

05-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea and the United States are waging a smear campaign against North Korea to distract from their own records of human rights abuses, Pyongyang has complained to the [...]
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Polls let S. Koreans deliver verdict on ferry tragedy

Polls let S. Koreans deliver verdict on ferry tragedy

05-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Koreans vote Wednesday in nationwide local elections seen as a spot referendum on President Park Geun-Hye’s handling of the April ferry disaster that killed about [...]
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S. Korea repatriates N. Korean fisherman

05-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

South Korea handed over a North Korean fisherman to the communist country on Tuesday, three days after he was picked up from a boat drifting off South Korea’s east [...]
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Why wouldn’t S. Korea want US missile defenses?

05-Jun-2014 Intellasia | CBS News | 6:00 AM

The top US military official in South Korea has recommended the deployment of an advanced US missile defense system in the country to counter the growing military threat [...]
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Step 1 of the Asia Rebalance: Mediate Japan and Korea

Step 1 of the Asia Rebalance: Mediate Japan and Korea

05-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

In May 2014 I joined the Foreign Policy Initiative on a 10-day visit to Japan, sponsored by the Japan Foundation. Our group met with a wide array of senior government [...]
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Chinese-Style Reform and Opening? Not for N Korea, Report Says

05-Jun-2014 Intellasia | The Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping’s late-1970s rise to power spurred a period of “reform and opening” that set the country on a path of integration with the [...]
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Korea ferry owner seeks asylum: report

Korea ferry owner seeks asylum: report

05-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korean prosecutors investigating April’s ferry disaster said on Tuesday the fugitive head of the family that owns the vessel had indirectly approached a foreign [...]
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Yoo requests embassy in Seoul to aid his asylum

05-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Korea Joongang Daily | 6:00 AM

Authorities pursuing Yoo Byung-eun, the de facto owner of the sunken Sewol ferry, yesterday discovered that the 73-year-old has asked an unknown embassy in Seoul for [...]
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Companies Disclose Use of Gold from N Korea

05-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Foreign Policy | 6:00 AM

A broad swath of companies including IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and Ralph Lauren revealed in new financial filings that some of their products include gold from North Korea. A new [...]
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Accused of spying and setting up church, Korean sentenced in N Korea

04-Jun-2014 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s Supreme Court has sentenced a South Korean man to life of hard labour for commiting “hostile acts” against the country, according to its [...]
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Japan PM may visit N Korea in kidnap probe

Japan PM may visit N Korea in kidnap probe

04-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Shinzo Abe may visit North Korea, Japan said Tuesday, days after announcing a deal to re-open the probe into Japanese citizens kidnapped by spies in the Cold [...]
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Korea, Indonesia ink deals on joint CBM, LNG, power projects

04-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Platts | 6:00 AM

South Korea and Indonesia on Monday agreed to work together on coalbed methane projects, a floating LNG terminal, on onshore liquefaction facility and a $2.8 billion [...]
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Japan, US, Korea must boost intelligence sharing over Pyongyang

04-Jun-2014 Intellasia | The Japan News | 6:00 AM

The Yomiuri ShimbunTo deal effectively with North Korea, which has repeatedly carried out nuclear tests and test-fired missiles, Japan, the United States and South Korea [...]
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MSCI Upgrade Unwanted as Emerging Beats Developed: Korea Markets

04-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

For South Korean stocks, it’s better to be a big emerging market than a small developed one. Instead of welcoming a potential upgrade to developed status by MSCI Inc., [...]
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