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How Unhappy are Koreans?

27-Sep-2014 Intellasia | WSJ | 9:00 AM

South Korea – land of high suicide rates, elderly poverty and hyper-stressed students. But just how unhappy are Koreans? A new global survey offers some data on the [...]
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American begins sentence of farm work, isolation in N Korea: reports

27-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:00 AM

Matthew Miller, an American held in North Korea since April for “hostile acts”, on Thursday began a six-year hard labour sentence that he said involved farm work [...]
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Seoul’s Liberal Mayor Eyes Revival Of Sunshine Policy Toward N. Korea

27-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Forbes | 9:00 AM

Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon seems to be positioning himself to run for president of South Korea in December 2017 on a platform that would definitely reverse the hard-line [...]
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Japan, N Korea officials to meet over Cold War kidnappings report

26-Sep-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:22 PM

Japan and North Korea will hold talks next week in China, officials said, after Pyongyang failed to produce a report on its probe into the Cold War kidnappings of Japanese [...]
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American Matthew Miller starts N Korean prison sentence; photo released

26-Sep-2014 Intellasia | CNN | 6:22 PM

The American held in North Korea, Matthew Miller, begins his six-year sentence of hard labour on Thursday. A North Korean government official released a photo of Miller, [...]
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Korea Formally Announces Intent to Buy 40 Lockheed Fighter Jets

26-Sep-2014 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:22 PM

South Korea formally announced on Wednesday that it would buy 40 F-35A fighter jets from the American defense contractor Lockheed Martin in a deal that includes transfers of [...]
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Mobile Master: KakaoTalk Creator Becomes One Of Korea’s Richest Billionaires

26-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:22 PM

On KakaoTalk, South Korea’s number one mobile-messaging service, users spend hours crushing candy on popular games, sharing photos and videos with friends, and sending [...]
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New Democrats endorse Korea trade agreement

26-Sep-2014 Intellasia | The Canadian Press | 6:22 PM

The party says it has some concerns about the deal, but on balance, it considers the agreement a good deal for Canada. The Harper government has long accused the NDP of [...]
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In surprise move, NDP endorses Canada’s new trade pact with Korea

26-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Ctv News | 6:22 PM

The federal NDP says it is getting behind the Canada-Korea free trade pact. The party says it has some concerns about the deal, but on balance, it considers the agreement a [...]
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Republic of Korea President calls on UN to spearhead way towards reunification

26-Sep-2014 Intellasia | UN News | 6:22 PM

Citing the fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago, President Park Geun-hye of the Republic of Korea (ROK), used her address to the annual high-level meeting of the general [...]
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‘Tear down’ frontier with North, Korea leader asks

26-Sep-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:22 PM

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Wednesday urged the world to help bring peace to the divided Korean peninsula, thus eliminating the last Cold War frontier 25 years [...]
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Korea to sign deal this month to buy 40 F-35 jets for $7 billion: sources

26-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:22 PM

South Korea will sign a deal this month to buy 40 Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) F-35 fighter jets for about 7.34 trillion won ($7.06 billion) for delivery in 2018-2021, two [...]
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N Korean parliament holds second session

26-Sep-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:22 PM

North Korea’s rubber stamp parliament was set to meet Thursday for its second session this year, with observers watching for possible personnel and policy changes. The [...]
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China to host Japan-N Korea abduction talks

26-Sep-2014 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:22 PM

Japan and North Korea will hold talks next week in China on Pyongyang’s reinvestigation of its past abductions of Japanese nationals, Japanese Foreign minister Fumio [...]
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Hyundai Oilbank, Shell complete joint lubricants plant in S. Korea

26-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:22 PM

South Korean crude oil refiner Hyundai Oilbank said on Thursday that it has completed a 650,000-tonnes-per-year lubricant base oil plant with Shell Petroleum Co, a Royal [...]
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