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CIA leading US back-channel effort to engage N Korea, officials say

20-Mar-2018 Intellasia | CBS News | 6:00 AM

Three US officials, two current and one former, confirmed American intelligence has already established a back-channel contact with North Korea and that the CIA has been [...]
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Sweden helping negotiate release of Americans held in N Korea

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

Sweden is helping negotiate the release of three Americans held captive in North Korea, sources with knowledge of the negotiations tell CNN. American citizens Kim Hak-song, [...]
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Ex-Samsung maverick becomes S. Korea’s #MeToo champion

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

The ground for the wave of #MeToo accusations sweeping socially conservative South Korea was laid by a defiant saleswoman who took on the corporate might of Samsung, won a [...]
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Former S. Korea presidential hopeful denies rape

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

A former South Korean presidential contender accused of raping two women including his aide has denied the allegations against him, in the highest-profile case linked to the [...]
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N. Korea ‘in talks to free US detainees’ as diplomacy escalates

N. Korea ‘in talks to free US detainees’ as diplomacy escalates

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

North Korea is in talks with the US and Sweden to release three Americans held in the North, reports said, as diplomatic activities gathered pace ahead of Pyongyang’s [...]
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Security advisers from US, Korea, Japan meet on N Korean summits: Seoul

Security advisers from US, Korea, Japan meet on N Korean summits: Seoul

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

The top national security advisers of the United States, South Korea and Japan met at the weekend to discuss North Korea and the “complete denuclearisation of the [...]
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N Korea’s Kim ‘taking stock’ of Trump meet: SKorean official

N Korea’s Kim ‘taking stock’ of Trump meet: SKorean official

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

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is “taking stock” of US President Donald Trump’s surprise decision to accept his invitation for talks on denuclearising the [...]
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If Kim Jong Un gets rid of his nukes, he’s basically signing his own death warrant

20-Mar-2018 Intellasia | Business Insider | 6:00 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made headlines for his diplomatic offensive, expressing unprecedented openness to talking to the US and exploring denuclearisation. But if Kim [...]
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N Korean diplomat visits Finland in advance of Trump-Kim summit

N Korean diplomat visits Finland in advance of Trump-Kim summit

20-Mar-2018 Intellasia | The Week | 6:00 AM

North Korean diplomat Choe Kang Il traveled to Finland Sunday for negotiations with American and South Korean representatives, notably including former US Ambassador to South [...]
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Kim Jong-un has committed to denuclearisation, says Korea

Kim Jong-un has committed to denuclearisation, says Korea

20-Mar-2018 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Foreign minister says North Korean leader made the commitment ‘directly’, as talks about the summit between Trump and Kim get underway in Finland South [...]
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Korea’s foreign minister says Kim Jong Un has ‘given his word’ on denuclearisation

20-Mar-2018 Intellasia | CBS News | 6:00 AM

South Korean Foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha says North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has “given his word” in a commitment toward eventual denuclearisation ahead of [...]
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N Korea, US representatives to meet in Finland

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

Representatives of North Korea, South Korea and the United States are set to meet in Finland for talks on denuclearisation, according to South Korean and Finnish officials. [...]
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Disputes with temporary workers add to GM Korea’s challenges

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

Having lost his temporary job as a mechanist at GM Korea twice in the past eight years, Shin Hyun-chang was eagerly awaiting a court ruling last month on whether the [...]
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Security advisers from US, Korea, Japan meet on N Korean summits: Seoul

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

The top national security advisers of the United States, South Korea and Japan met at the weekend to discuss North Korea and the “complete denuclearisation of the [...]
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Seoul aims for more talks about talks with N Korea this month

Seoul aims for more talks about talks with N Korea this month

19-Mar-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea said on Friday it was seeking high-level talks this month with North Korea to prepare for a summit and that South Korean President Moon Jae-in may meet Donald [...]
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