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Japanese police quiz ‘N Korea defector’

19-Jul-2016 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Police in Japan are questioning a man who says he jumped from a North Korean ship and swam ashore clinging to a plastic container, media report. The man was carrying no proof [...]
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Argentina prioritises Korea for cooperation

19-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Korea Times | 6:00 AM

Korea is a priority for Argentina in maintaining close political and economic relations, which will extend to cultural fields, Argentine Ambassador to Korea Jorge Roballo [...]
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Man claiming to have escaped from N Korea found in Yamaguchi

19-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Japan Today | 6:00 AM

A man claiming to have escaped North Korea was found wandering Saturday in Yamaguchi Prefecture in western Japan, police and government officials said. The man told the [...]
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Korean Beauty Boom Proves Alluring to Investors

19-Jul-2016 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Two major investments in South Korean cosmetics brands this week signal a vote of confidence in the country’s momentum as a trendsetter Big overseas investors are [...]
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S. Korea, Mongolia agree to seek free trade deal

19-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

South Korea and Mongolia on Sunday agreed to seek a bilateral free trade pact, Seoul’s presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said, a move to build an institutional [...]
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US, Korea, Japan diplomats meet in Honolulu to discuss security

US, Korea, Japan diplomats meet in Honolulu to discuss security

18-Jul-2016 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

US deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with his South Korean and Japanese counterparts on Thursday in Honolulu to discuss close cooperation on North Korea. At a [...]
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Korea PM egged in protest at US anti-missile system

Korea PM egged in protest at US anti-missile system

18-Jul-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Angry protestors threw eggs and water bottles at South Korean prime minister Hwang Kyo-Ahn on Friday, demanding the decision to deploy a US anti-missile defence system in [...]
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N Korea Detains Person It Alleges Is Korean Spy

18-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Abcnews.go.com/ | 6:00 AM

North Korea on Friday presented to media a man it alleges is a South Korean spy who tried to enter the North to kidnap children. During a Pyongyang news conference attended [...]
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Pyongyang warns of nuclear attack

18-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Koreatimes | 6:00 AM

North Korea warned of a nuclear missile attack on South Korea, Friday, in response to Seoul’s decision to deploy a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery [...]
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Report: N Korea border guards attacked by assailants

18-Jul-2016 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

A North Korean border guard died and another guard was injured after they were allegedly assaulted in the border city of Hyesan, according to a recent report. A source in the [...]
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N Korea wants to talk denuclearisation, US analyst says

N Korea wants to talk denuclearisation, US analyst says

18-Jul-2016 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

A former US government official who negotiated with North Korea in the Clinton administration says Pyongyang raised the possibility of denuclearisation last week – but [...]
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S. Korea checks nationals’ safety after deadly France attack

18-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

South Korea has been checking the safety of its nationals in the wake of a deadly attack on the southern French city of Nice, an official said Friday, with no South Korean [...]
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Korea looks to position as new LNG bunkering hub to boost bargaining power

18-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Platts | 6:00 AM

South Korea will step up efforts to turn its coast into a regional LNG bunkering hub as it tries to boost its role as a major buyer, a senior government official said Friday. [...]
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Samsung Electronics seeks stake in China electric carmaker BYD

16-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korean technology giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Friday said it is in talks to acquire a stake in Chinese automaker BYD to boost its chip business for electric [...]
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Shovels and old planes – As N Korea pursues the bomb, its military wanes

Shovels and old planes – As N Korea pursues the bomb, its military wanes

16-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Like many in North Korea’s army of 1.2 million, Eom Yeong-nam spent more time holding the wooden handle of a shovel than a Kalashnikov rifle during his years in the 501 [...]
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