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Korea’s finance minister Hyun Oh-seok bullish on economy

12-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Financial Times | 6:00 AM

South Korea has often been at the sharp end of emerging-market sell-offs. But, according to the finance minister, striking a bullish tone as other Asian nations fret about [...]
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Family of American detained in N Korea reacts

12-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The family of a Washington state man imprisoned in North Korea for more than a year expressed alarm and sadness Monday after an invitation was cancelled for a US envoy to [...]
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Kenneth Bae worried about his health in N Korean camp

12-Feb-2014 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Kenneth Bae, a Korean-American being held in North Korea, says he is worried about his health after authorities moved him back into a labour camp following a stay in a [...]
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Korea-US exercises announced as Kenneth Bae visit blocked

12-Feb-2014 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

South Korea and the US have announced that their annual military drills will take place from 24 February to 18 April, despite anger from North Korea. Pyongyang warned against [...]
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N. Korea cancels talks on Bae release

12-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Usatoday | 6:00 AM

North Korea has canceled for a second time its invitation for a senior US envoy to visit the country to discuss a long-detained American’s possible release, the State [...]
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N Korea cancels US envoy’s visit to discuss Kenneth Bae

N Korea cancels US envoy’s visit to discuss Kenneth Bae

12-Feb-2014 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

North Korea has rescinded its invitation for a US envoy to visit the secretive nation to discuss the fate of Kenneth Bae, a Korean-American man who is being held there, a [...]
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Pope to Korea more likely, to honor martyrs

Pope to Korea more likely, to honor martyrs

11-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A trip to South Korea this summer by Pope Francis appeared much more likely after the Vatican said Saturday that he has approved honoring as martyrs 124 Koreans who were [...]
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Kerry to visit China, Korea, Indonesia and Abu Dhabi

11-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US Secretary of State John Kerry will begin a trip this week to China, South Korea, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates, the State Department said on Sunday, at a time of [...]
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N Korea ship free to leave Panama; fine paid

N Korea ship free to leave Panama; fine paid

11-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Panama Canal officials say a North Korean ship seized as it was smuggling weapons is free to leave because the owner has paid a fine of nearly $700,000. The Canal Authority [...]
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Sister: Kenneth Bae’s move to N Korea labour camp is ‘devastating’

11-Feb-2014 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Kenneth Bae’s sister told CNN on Saturday that her family is “deeply concerned” after learning that the imprisoned American citizen has been moved from a [...]
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N Korea pays hefty cash fine in Panama over Cuba arms case

11-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Dailytimes | 6:00 AM

North Korea paid a fine Saturday for trying to ship undeclared Cuban arms through the Panama Canal, possibly in violation of UN sanctions, authorities said. After a reduction [...]
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Korean consortium to visit N Korea for joint railway project between Pyongyang and Moscow

11-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Arirang | 6:00 AM

The South Korean delegation’s visit to the North comes amid steadily increasing hopes once chilly ties between the Koreas are beginning to warm. A South Korean [...]
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N Korea rescinds invitation to US envoy

N Korea rescinds invitation to US envoy

11-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea has canceled for a second time its invitation for a senior US envoy to visit the country to discuss a long-detained American’s possible release, the State [...]
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S. Korea-US drills to overlap with North-South reunion

11-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korea and the United States said Monday they would begin joint military drills on February 24, overlapping with a planned North-South Korea families’ reunion [...]
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N. Korea rescinds invite to seek Bae release – US official

11-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea has rescinded an invitation for a senior US official to visit Pyongyang to seek the release of imprisoned US missionary Kenneth Bae, a State Department official [...]
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