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N Korean defector vows to expose ‘gruesome’ reality: report

21-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Top-ranking North Korean diplomat Thae Yong-Ho, whose recent defection gifted a major propaganda coup to the South, vowed Monday to devote himself to exposing the cruelties [...]
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Lawmaker: Ex-N. Korea diplomat fled due to ‘reign of terror’

21-Dec-2016 Intellasia | USA Today | 6:00 AM

A high-profile North Korean defector has told South Korean lawmakers that he decided to flee because of disillusionment with what he describes as a “tyrannical reign of [...]
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Why the N Korea Threat Is Greatly Exaggerated

21-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Newsweek | 6:00 AM

As President Barack Obama prepares to leave office, consider the world he has left us. In Syria, Bashar al-Assad’s regime – backed by Iran and Russia – is [...]
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NK leader’s repressive rule made top diplomat defects to S. Korea: Seoul

21-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

Thae Yong-ho, the former No. 2 North Korean diplomat in London, decided to seek a new life in South Korea due to his growing disillusionment with the repressive regime, a [...]
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N Korea diplomat defector says he was disenchanted with Kim regime

21-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s former deputy ambassador to Britain said on Monday he defected to South Korea after becoming disenchanted with the North’s regime under Kim Jong Un, [...]
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Absolut sparks controversy in Korea by using protest imagery in new ad

21-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

Absolut vodka is known for its advertisements that feature everyt things in the shape of its bottles but a new South Korean ad has irked political protesters and has some [...]
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N Korean seismic event of May 2010 likely was earthquake, not nuclear test

21-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Phys.org | 6:00 AM

A tiny seismic event that occurred in North Korea on 12 May 2010 appears to have bene an earthquake rather than a small underground nuclear explosion, according to a new [...]
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Fifth anniversary of Kim Jong-il’s death passing uneventfully in N Korea

21-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Hani.co.kr/ | 6:00 AM

South Korea and US had been on alert for possibility North Korea would carry out some strategic military action The fifth anniversary of North Korean leader Kim [...]
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Korean court to hold first impeachment hearing on Thursday

Korean court to hold first impeachment hearing on Thursday

21-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s Constitutional Court will hold its first hearing in the impeachment case of President Park Geun-hye on Thursday, Yonhap news agency said on Tuesday. The [...]
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Analyst: N Korea submarine may be preparing to go to sea

Analyst: N Korea submarine may be preparing to go to sea

21-Dec-2016 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s GORAE-class experimental ballistic missile submarine may be preparing to go to sea. Writing for 38 North, a Johns Hopkins University website dedicated to [...]
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Korea, Japan step up poultry cull to contain bird flu

21-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea and Japan have ordered fresh culls of poultry stocks to contain outbreaks of avian flu, authorities in the two countries said. The South Korean Agriculture [...]
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Does Korea Protest Too Much?

21-Dec-2016 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

An insulated network of leaders leaves citizens feeling they must keep taking to the streets. Two million South Koreans flooded the streets to demand the removal of President [...]
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Korea corruption suspect Choi Soon-sil in court

21-Dec-2016 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

The woman at the centre of South Korea’s political crisis, Choi Soon-sil, has appeared in court, where she denied charges of corruption. Ms Choi was a close confidante [...]
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Trial opens of ‘Rasputin’ at heart of Korea political crisis

21-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Choi Soon-sil, who is alleged to have conspired with impeached president Park Geun-hye, denies all charges Choi Soon-sil, the woman at the centre of a corruption scandal that [...]
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S. Korean President Confidante Stands Trial, Denies Charges

21-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

During her first trial, the recently jailed confidante of disgraced South Korean President Park Geun-hye, Choi Soon-sil, denied that she used her ties to the president to [...]
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