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N. Korea leader may have replaced army chief

N. Korea leader may have replaced army chief

31-Aug-2013 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s young leader Kim Jong-Un appears to have replaced his hawkish, ageing army chief in what analysts suggested Friday was a further bid to tighten control [...]
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N. Koreans end visit to Panama over seized ship

N. Koreans end visit to Panama over seized ship

31-Aug-2013 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

North Korean diplomats have concluded a two-day visit to Panama to discuss the status of the crew of a North Korean freighter caught with a shipment of undeclared Cuban arms. [...]
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Hyundai Motor’s Korean union plans more partial strikes

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

Hyundai Motor Co’s South Korean workers plan to extend a partial strike for another two days after the latest round of wage talks failed to produce an agreement, a [...]
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Kiwi bikers make rare Korea border crossing

31-Aug-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Five New Zealand motorcyclists made a rare crossing of the world’s last Cold War frontier Thursday, riding their bikes over the heavily militarised border from North to [...]
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N Korea’s Kim reportedly has ex-girlfriend, 11 others executed

N Korea’s Kim reportedly has ex-girlfriend, 11 others executed

31-Aug-2013 Intellasia | Latimes | 6:00 AM

A North Korean firing squad last week executed a former girlfriend of leader Kim Jong Un and 11 other entertainers for allegedly violating laws banning pornography, a South [...]
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US envoy seeks prisoner release in N Korea

US envoy seeks prisoner release in N Korea

31-Aug-2013 Intellasia | Msnbc | 6:00 AM

After nearly 10 months in a North Korean prison camp, Kenneth Bae could be set free. Bae, an American Christian missionary, was detained last November after officials accused [...]
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Korea’s mid-life crisis

31-Aug-2013 Intellasia | Theage | 6:00 AM

As economists scour the earth for clues on which country is headed for a crash next, should they be worrying about South Korea? An oddly timed question, perhaps, given [...]
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Panama: N Korea arms shipment broke UN sanctions

31-Aug-2013 Intellasia | Theguardian | 6:00 AM

A preliminary report by a team of United Nations experts has determined that a North Korean cargo ship seized in Panama for carrying weapons violated sanctions, the [...]
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Executions and torture are daily life in N Korea’s prisons

31-Aug-2013 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

Former prison inmates who managed to defect and escape from North Korea have given harrowing evidence of the public executions and torture that are daily occurrences within [...]
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N Korea’s ‘bright future’ in tourism

31-Aug-2013 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

The communist state announced its plans to attract more tourists, promising the introduction of new flights to Pyongyang from China, Southeast Asia and Europe, according to [...]
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Korea’s Gamevil invests in Relax Games startup

31-Aug-2013 Intellasia | Venturebeat | 6:00 AM

South Korean mobile game publisher Gamevil has made an equity investment in Relax Games, a new game startup headed by industry veterans. The deal is part of Gamevil’s [...]
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Panama says N Korea ship’s arms violated UN sanctions

Panama says N Korea ship’s arms violated UN sanctions

30-Aug-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The undeclared shipment of Cuban weapons found on a North Korean ship are a violation of UN sanctions against arms transfers to Pyongyang, Panama said Wednesday, citing a UN [...]
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Korea July s/adj current account edges up from June

30-Aug-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s seasonally adjusted current account surplus inched up in July from June, extending an uninterrupted run of surplus since early 2009 and marching toward a [...]
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Construction work seen near mothballed N Korean reactor: IAEA

30-Aug-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

North Korea has been carrying out construction work at its Yongbyon nuclear complex, including near a mothballed reactor that experts say could produce plutonium for bombs, a [...]
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N Korea’s Olive Branch to US May Not Bear Fruit

30-Aug-2013 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

With US diplomat Robert King headed to Pyongyang this week, the focus turns from North Korea’s rapprochement with its southern neighbour to its still-tense relationship [...]
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