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Korean Armed Forces Face Enemy Within: Suicides and Murder

12-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s army faces a foe that’s currently causing far more controversy than the North Korean forces massed above the demilitarised zone – and may be [...]
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The N Korea Contingency: Why China Will Not Cooperate

11-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Straitstimes | 6:00 AM

Since Kim Jong Un became the supreme leader of North Korea in late 2011, and especially after Pyongyang undertook nuclear and long-range missile testing in 2012 and 2013, [...]
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N Korea’s Abductions and Abe’s Politics of Justice

11-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Thediplomat | 6:00 AM

In May, North Korean officials meeting with their Japanese counterparts in Stockholm, Sweden, announced that they would carry out a comprehensive, nationwide survey of all [...]
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No plans for pope to visit border between two Koreas: Vatican

No plans for pope to visit border between two Koreas: Vatican

09-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Pope Francis will call for inter-Korean reconciliation during his trip to South Korea next week but is not expected to travel to the demilitarised zone, the Vatican said on [...]
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Pope to fly over China, rare chance for greetings

09-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to South Korea will provide him with an unusual opportunity to speak directly to the Chinese leadership: His plane is due to fly through [...]
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US Treasury Issues Advisory on Financial Transactions with N. Korea

09-Aug-2014 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

The US Department of the Treasury has issued an advisory to its financial institutions on transactions with North Korea. The advisory follows an earlier decision by the [...]
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Pope to Bring Message of Peace to Korea on First Asia Trip

Pope to Bring Message of Peace to Korea on First Asia Trip

09-Aug-2014 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

Pope Francis is scheduled to visit South Korea next week, where he is expected to meet with the president, spend time with Asian youth and put 124 Catholic Church martyrs on [...]
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N Korea rejects Pope Francis’ invitation to a reconciliation Mass: report

09-Aug-2014 Intellasia | NY Daily | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s Korean Catholics Association (KCA) poured cold water on Pope Francis’ hopes for a reconciliation Mass during his South Korean tour. In a letter, the [...]
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Korean Chain Tries to Sell Baguettes Back to the French

09-Aug-2014 Intellasia | The Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

When Catherine Germier-Hamel arrived in Seoul eight years ago with her husband, a French diplomat, the 45-year-old Parisian and French-bread lover was delighted to find [...]
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REVEALED: How an Indian missile lay unguarded at Korean port

09-Aug-2014 Intellasia | India Today | 6:00 AM

Around 10 months ago, India had showcased its newly developed Pragati tactical surface-to-surface missile at the International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition ADEX-2013 in [...]
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Seoul becomes 3rd favourite travel destination for Taiwanese: survey

08-Aug-2014 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

The South Korean capital has earned a place as the third favourite travel destination for Taiwanese for the first time, according to a survey published Wednesday by booking [...]
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Outrage Builds in Army’s Deadly Abuse of Korean Soldier

Outrage Builds in Army’s Deadly Abuse of Korean Soldier

08-Aug-2014 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

The soldiers beat the 20-year-old private almost every day for more than a month. They flogged him with a mop handle until it broke. They made him eat toothpaste and lick [...]
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Hackers design clandestine aerials to help N Koreans watch banned TV

08-Aug-2014 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Idea for covert signal receivers that could be smuggled into the isolated country was proposed at a Silicon Valley ‘hackathon’ competition. North Korea Tech [...]
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Samsung’s next reinvention challenge: itself

08-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

As its smartphone sales stutter and a generational leadership succession looms, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is under pressure to reinvent itself – to be more innovative, [...]
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Korea set to reward firms that raise wages

08-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Taipei Times | 6:00 AM

South Korea is to offer tax breaks to encourage businesses to increase wages and dividends as South Korean President Park Geun-hye seeks to spur domestic demand to support [...]
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