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Did N Korea Abduct Japanese Fishermen Too?

03-Jun-2013 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

A Seoul-based news organisation has claimed that North Korean agents were involved in systematically abducting and killing Japanese fisherman between the 1960s and the 1980s, [...]
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S. Korea PM vows tough penalties over reactor scam

S. Korea PM vows tough penalties over reactor scam

01-Jun-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korean prime minister Chung Hong-Won vowed Friday to mete out severe penalties to anyone involved in a forged documentation scandal that has shut down a host of nuclear [...]
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Samsung heir apologises for son’s schooling row

01-Jun-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Jay Y. Lee, the number-two at Samsung Electronics and only son of chair Lee Kun-Hee, has publicly apologised for a controversy over his own son’s entry to an elite [...]
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Intel scores major win in new Samsung Galaxy tablet: source

01-Jun-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Samsung Electronics has chosen an Intel Corp processor to power a new version of one of its top-tier Android tablets, a source with knowledge of the plans told Reuters, in a [...]
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Korea Industrial Production Expands

01-Jun-2013 Intellasia | Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s industrial production expanded in April after months of contraction, adding to hopes for a recovery in Asia’s fourth-largest economy despite [...]
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US anxious about Korea’s possible halt to wheat imports

01-Jun-2013 Intellasia | Yonhapnews | 6:00 AM

The US government said Thursday it was quick to brief South Korea on the detection of unapproved genetically engineered wheat in Oregon, an apparent effort to avoid [...]
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Korea’s Samsung Techwin wins $537 million order from general Electric

01-Jun-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Samsung Techwin Co Ltd said on Friday it had won a 605.1 billion won ($536.7 million) order to produce low pressure turbine modules for general Electric Co (GE.N) gas turbine [...]
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Korea Credit-Linked Notes Jump to Nine-Month High After Rate Cut

01-Jun-2013 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Sales of structured notes tied to South Korean government bonds surged to a nine-month high after the central bank unexpectedly cut interest rates, spurring demand for [...]
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S. Korea Boosts Inspection of US Wheat Imports on Gene Concern

01-Jun-2013 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

South Korea, Asia’s second-biggest grain buyer, increased inspections of feed wheat imports from the US after an unapproved, genetically modified strain was found [...]
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Korea, US stage joint military drill

01-Jun-2013 Intellasia | Presstv | 6:00 AM

South Korean and US forces have conducted a fresh military exercise amid rising tensions on the troubled Korean Peninsula. South Korean officials said on Thursday the [...]
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Rights groups demand N. Korea account for defectors reportedly sent back to Laos

Rights groups demand N. Korea account for defectors reportedly sent back to Laos

01-Jun-2013 Intellasia | Ctvnews | 6:00 AM

Human rights groups have demanded that North Korea guarantee the safety of nine of its citizens who reportedly fled to Laos, only to be apprehended and sent back home. Seven [...]
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Korea Can’t Just Order Up Creative Economy

01-Jun-2013 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s economy has yet to catch up to its people. They are the world’s most-wired citizenry and the most advanced at using smartphones. Korean stars are [...]
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Growth Not Missile Threat Tops Park’s Korea Agenda

01-Jun-2013 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

With North Korea escalating its threats to test a ballistic missile, South Korean President Park Geun Hye was conferring with Bill Gates on another pressing matter. Seated [...]
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Malawi defends Korea labour deal

Malawi defends Korea labour deal

01-Jun-2013 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

The government of Malawi has defended a controversial deal it struck with South Korea to export up to 100,000 of its young people as migrant workers. Opposition MPs in Malawi [...]
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Japan’s Abe says N Korea can settle old kidnapping row

31-May-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday he believed North Korea’s young leader was capable of making the right decision to resolve a dispute over kidnapped [...]
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