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Launchings by N Korea Raise Tensions

21-May-2013 Intellasia | Ny Times | 6:00 AM

North Korea launched a short-range projectile into waters off its east coast on Sunday, as South Korea condemned the North’s provocations and urged it to accept a [...]
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For American imprisoned in N Korea labour camp, it could be

21-May-2013 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

It’s bad for Kenneth Bae, the Washington man arrested in North Korea last year and sentenced to 15 years in prison, but it could be worse, according to people familiar [...]
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Ban Ki-moon urges N Korea to end missile tests

Ban Ki-moon urges N Korea to end missile tests

21-May-2013 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

UN Secretary general Ban Ki-moon has called on North Korea to refrain from carrying out any further missile tests. He was speaking as Pyongyang test-fired a fourth [...]
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N. Korea leader removes high-profile military figure

N. Korea leader removes high-profile military figure

20-May-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 7:27 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has pushed out a high-profile military figure who once played a key role under his late father – the latest in a series of top-level [...]
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Japan’s ‘secret’ trip to N Korea disrupts united stance against…

20-May-2013 Intellasia | Csmonitor | 6:00 AM

A small crack has appeared in the international show of unity against North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons, following the “secret” visit to [...]
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Lt. Gen. Scaparrotti picked to lead US forces in Korea

Lt. Gen. Scaparrotti picked to lead US forces in Korea

20-May-2013 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

A US Army officer who served at the top echelon in the Afghanistan war and at the Pentagon has been picked to lead American forces in South Korea, according to officials. [...]
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N Korea condemns media freedom but praises two US reporters

20-May-2013 Intellasia | Washingtonpost | 6:00 AM

How does North Korea celebrate World Press Freedom Day? First of all, two weeks late, on May 15 rather than May 3, presumably (and tellingly) because that’s how long it [...]
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UN panel says sanctions are delaying development of N Korea’s…

20-May-2013 Intellasia | Montrealgazette | 6:00 AM

North Korea is still trying to import and export nuclear and ballistic missile-related items but financial and trade sanctions are slowing progress on development of their [...]
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N Korea may have up to 200 mobile launchers: Yonhap

18-May-2013 Intellasia | Channelnewsasia | 6:00 AM

North Korea is now thought to have around twice as many mobile missile launchers as previously estimated by Seoul, a report said Friday, quoting a state-run military analysis [...]
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S. Korea calls Japan visit to N. Korea ‘unhelpful’

S. Korea calls Japan visit to N. Korea ‘unhelpful’

18-May-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korea Thursday criticised an “unhelpful” visit to North Korea by a senior aide to Japan’s prime minister, saying it weakened the united front needed [...]
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The Kim regime is despotic, deadly and deeply rational. It will not

The Kim regime is despotic, deadly and deeply rational. It will not

18-May-2013 Intellasia | Economist | 6:00 AM

Western politicians like to grandstand about North Korea, calling its leaders “mad”, “rogue” or “tinpot” (The Economist has been known to [...]
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N. Korea rejects proposed dialogue on industrial park

N. Korea rejects proposed dialogue on industrial park

17-May-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea on Wednesday rejected South Korea’s proposal for talks on removing goods from a joint industrial complex closed by military tensions. The North’s move [...]
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N Korea says jailed American is now in ‘special prison’

N Korea says jailed American is now in ‘special prison’

17-May-2013 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

North Korea said Wednesday that the US citizen it sentenced last month to 15 years of hard labour has begun his stay at a “special prison.” Kenneth Bae, who the [...]
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N Korea sanctions delaying nuclear programme, says UN report

17-May-2013 Intellasia | Guardian.co.uk | 6:00 AM

International sanctions have curtailed North Korea’s ability to push ahead with its nuclear weapons programme, according to a UN report, but doubts remain about how far [...]
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Japan PM Abe says may meet with N Korea leader

17-May-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday he may meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un if it could help resolve the longstanding issue of Pyongyang’s [...]
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