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N Korean Woman Who Defected to South Arrested for Sending 130 Tons of Rice to the Regime

21-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Newsweek | 6:00 AM

South Korean authorities have arrested a North Korean woman who fled the country in 2011 for sending 130 tonnes of rice back to Pyongyang. The 49-year-old defector, whose [...]
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Olympic politics: N Korea’s media charm offensive

21-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s media games and what’s really behind the Olympic story of thawing tensions between North and South Korea. Not every picture tells a story and not [...]
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N Korea’s failed Olympians hope to avoid dangerous consequences

21-Feb-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

As North Koreans return home this week from the Pyeongchang Winter Games, possibly without any medals, Olympians hope to avoid the gulags a fate the losers of the 1966 World [...]
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Progress at N Korea’s Experimental Light Water Reactor at Yongbyon

21-Feb-2018 Intellasia | 38north | 6:00 AM

Commercial satellite imagery from 2017 through February 11, 2018 indicates steady progress has been made towards the operationalisation of the (100 MWth/30 MWe[1]) [...]
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Seoul to order new PAC-3 interceptors to counter N Korea

21-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Defense News | 6:00 AM

South Korea plans to give an order of new Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles as part of an ongoing effort to defend against North Korea’s ballistic missile threat. [...]
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Canada deports N Korean asylum seekers

20-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Nearly 2,000 have been sent away since 2013 because the government says they lied on asylum application forms. Despite its reputation as a haven for refugees, Canada has been [...]
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S. Korea’s Moon urges ‘stern’ response to new US tariffs

S. Korea’s Moon urges ‘stern’ response to new US tariffs

20-Feb-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korean President Moon Jae-in called Monday for a “stern” response to new US tariffs on the South’s exports as concern grew over looming trade [...]
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Korea’s Moon bemoans GM plant closure, calls on government to be stern in US trade talks

20-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday general Motors Co’s (GM) (GM.N) decision to shut down a factory south of Seoul will hurt that region, and called upon [...]
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Korea’s Moon says GM factory shutdown will be a blow to regional economy

Korea’s Moon says GM factory shutdown will be a blow to regional economy

20-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday (February 19) that general Motors’ decision to shut down a factory south of Seoul will be a blow to the region and [...]
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Korea creates assassination squad to mitigate nuclear threat

Korea creates assassination squad to mitigate nuclear threat

20-Feb-2018 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Faced with a hostile, nuclear-armed neighbour, South Korea’s military has announced the creation of a “decapitation unit.” In the event of a war, the [...]
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Why N Korea sent hundreds of cheerleaders to the Olympics

19-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Businessinsider | 6:00 AM

North Korea sent 22 athletes to the 2018 Olympics and hundreds of cheerleaders to support them. Suki Kim, a writer who spent months undercover in North Korea, explains [...]
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Why N Korea Shouldn’t Have Even Been Allowed To Participate In The Olympics

Why N Korea Shouldn’t Have Even Been Allowed To Participate In The Olympics

19-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s Olympic charm offensive was everything Pyongyang could hope for. A global television audience watched transfixed as athletes from both North and South [...]
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No, the Olympics will not defuse the N Korea crisis

19-Feb-2018 Intellasia | LA Times | 6:00 AM

It was an inspiring sight: North and South Korean Olympic teams marching together behind a single unification flag. Could the opening ceremonies augur a new era of [...]
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N Korea accuses US of ‘defamation’ at Winter Olympics

N Korea accuses US of ‘defamation’ at Winter Olympics

19-Feb-2018 Intellasia | NY Post | 6:00 AM

North Korea has accused the US of waging a “defamation campaign” against Pyongyang for sending the father of former prisoner Otto Warmbier to the Winter Olympics. [...]
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N Korean skiers boosted by Korean fans

19-Feb-2018 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Dozens of South Korean supporters stayed behind to cheer North Korea’s Han Chun Gyong and Pak Il Chol as they trundled home 100 places behind the leaders in the Olympic [...]
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