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S. Korean firms’ earnings growth forecast to accelerate

16-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s listed firms were expected to post weak sales, but their operating profit will sharply improve this year thanks to lower oil prices and restructuring [...]
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The birth of the insecure class in Korea

16-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Eastasia Forum | 6:00 AM

The South Korean economy advertises its international prowess through the popularity of global brand name products from Samsung Galaxy phones to the Hyundai Sonata. Hidden [...]
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Korea moves Libya embassy staff to Tunisia after attack

16-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea has temporarily relocated its Tripoli embassy staff to Tunisia, following an attack by gunmen this week that killed two local security guards, the foreign [...]
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Asiana A320 Skids After Landing at Hiroshima, Japan; 23 Hurt

Asiana A320 Skids After Landing at Hiroshima, Japan; 23 Hurt

15-Apr-2015 Intellasia | NBC News | 10:37 AM

 Twenty passengers were taken to hospital Tuesday after an Asiana jet skidded off the runway and spun around while landing at Japan’s Hiroshima Airport, officials [...]
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Former US envoy for NKorea nominated to post in Thailand

Former US envoy for NKorea nominated to post in Thailand

15-Apr-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

President Barack Obama has nominated a former US envoy for North Korea policy, Glyn Davies, as ambassador to Thailand. The White House announced the nomination Monday. The [...]
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Iran nuke deal parallels Bill Clinton’s failed N. Korea strategy

15-Apr-2015 Intellasia | WND | 6:00 AM

Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it, goes the time-honored saying. That wisdom does not bode well for President Obama’s nuclear deal with [...]
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S. Korea opens bidding for aerial tanker project

15-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

South Korea on Tuesday announced the start of the official bidding for a refuelling aerial tanker project worth 1.48 trillion won (US$1.26 billion), with three foreign major [...]
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Ashley Madison hails S. Korea’s abolishment of anti-adultery law

15-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

A Canada-based website facilitating extramarital affairs on Tuesday welcomed South Korea’s recent decision to repeal the decades-old anti-adultery law, casting a rosy [...]
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Korea lifts travel ban on Japanese journalist

15-Apr-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korea lifted a travel ban Tuesday on a Japanese journalist, who is on trial for allegedly defaming President Park Geun-Hye, allowing him to see his ailing mother at [...]
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N Korea first lady appears in public for first time this year

N Korea first lady appears in public for first time this year

15-Apr-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s first lady has appeared in public for the first time this year as part of celebrations marking the birthday of the country’s founding leader Kim [...]
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S. Korea awaits N. Korea’s nod for 3-way coal shipment

15-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

A group of South Korean firms is seeking North Korea’s approval for another shipment of Russian coal through North Korea in late April, a source said Tuesday. It would [...]
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N Korea: Grim Birthday Legacy

15-Apr-2015 Intellasia | HRW | 6:00 AM

Kim Il-Sung should be remembered as North Koreans mark his birthday on April 15, 2015, for creating a state characterised by rights violations and crimes against humanity, [...]
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Seoul, US Split on N Korea Nuclear Threat

15-Apr-2015 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s vice defense minister on Monday dismissed an assessment from a senior US military official that North Korea is able to mount a nuclear weapon on a missile [...]
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Kim Jong-un Overcomes Dynastic Fear of Flying

15-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Chosun | 6:00 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has recently tested a “homegrown” light aircraft as part of a series of demonstrations that unlike his father and grandfather he [...]
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N Korea’s Foreign minister Makes Rare Visit to India

N Korea’s Foreign minister Makes Rare Visit to India

15-Apr-2015 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

On Monday, North Korea’s top diplomat, Ri Su-yong, arrived in India on a rare visit. Ri became the first North Korean foreign minister to visit India in at least 25 [...]
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