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Korea Eager to Expand Ties with Israel

11-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Israelnational News | 6:00 AM

Israel and South Korea are not superpowers, but they are in a particular class of influential, technologically advanced countries with strong militaries. Relations between [...]
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Korea’s president visits injured US ambassador

Korea’s president visits injured US ambassador

11-Mar-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

US Ambassador Mark Lippert is set to be released Tuesday after five days in a South Korean hospital for treatment of injuries caused by a knife attack. Lippert has been [...]
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N. Korea ‘apologises’ to Bangladesh over gold-smuggling diplomat

11-Mar-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea apologised to Bangladesh on Monday after one of its diplomats was caught trying to smuggle 27 kilograms of gold into the south Asian country, a Dhaka official [...]
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Korea’s GS Caltex makes first Mexican crude purchase in 25 yrs

11-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s GS Caltex Corp has bought Mexican crude for the first time in 25 years, as the refiner takes advantage of low prices to make cheap spot purchases, a [...]
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China offers economic incentives in exchange for S. Korea

11-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

China has promised increased trade and business with South Korea in exchange for Seoul rejecting a US bid to deploy the THAAD missile defense system to the country, an [...]
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UN expert wants N Korea held to account for abductions

11-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A United Nations human rights investigator on Monday recommended international pressure be put on North Korea to clarify the fate of hundreds of foreign nationals allegedly [...]
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N Korea digging ever deeper to keep its economy afloat

11-Mar-2015 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

The sharp fall in global commodity prices is starting to have an impact on North Korea, economists say, hurting a state that relies heavily on exports of minerals to keep its [...]
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Canada church prays for pastor detained in N Korea

11-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Hundreds of friends, parishioners and Korean-Canadian religious leaders gathered at a suburban Toronto church on Monday to pray for a Canadian pastor detained in February by [...]
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Mexico’s Pemex Sells Crude Oil to Korea

11-Mar-2015 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Mexican state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos said Monday that it has started exporting crude oil to South Korea as part of its efforts to diversify markets, including [...]
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Korea’s president visits injured US envoy

10-Mar-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s president visited injured US Ambassador Mark Lippert on Monday amid an outpouring of public sympathy and support for the envoy who is recovering from an [...]
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N Korea rejects links to US envoy attacker

10-Mar-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea hit out Sunday at accusations that it may be behind a shocking knife attack on the US envoy to the South, branding the claims a “vicious” smear [...]
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S. Korea blasts North over wage row in joint industrial zone

S. Korea blasts North over wage row in joint industrial zone

10-Mar-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korea on Monday vented its frustration with North Korea’s refusal to engage in dialogue over the salaries of workers in their Kaesong joint industrial complex, [...]
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Korea’s GS Caltex makes first Mexican crude purchase in 25 years

10-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s GS Caltex Corp has bought Mexican crude for the first time in 25 years, as the refiner takes advantage of low prices to make cheap spot purchases, a [...]
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Korea’s GS Caltex buys 1 million bbls crude from Mexico’s Pemex for May

10-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s GS Caltex Corp bought 1 million barrels of crude oil from Mexico’s state-owned oil company Pemex for May arrival, a spokesman at the refiner said on [...]
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With BMWs common in Gangnam, Koreans splurge on Bentleys, Maseratis

10-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Flashy Maseratis and Bentleys are fast becoming the cars of choice for young, monied South Koreans, eclipsing German luxury brands now so commonplace that some in [...]
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