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N. Korea silent on talks proposal for Mt. Kumgang tours, family reunions

23-Aug-2013 Intellasia | Yonhapnews | 6:00 AM

North Korea remained silent Wednesday on talks proposals made by Seoul to arrange family reunions for people separated by the Korean War (1950-53) and the possible resumption [...]
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Uneasy Partners Japan, SKorea Join US Air Drills

23-Aug-2013 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Japan and South Korea’s unprecedented joint participation in air force exercises over Alaska shows that America’s two staunchest Asian allies are willing to [...]
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S. Korea plays down thaw with North

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

South Korea’s pointman on North Korea on Wednesday played down expectations of any imminent turnaround in inter-Korean relations following a recent flurry of movement [...]
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Nine years in N. Korea gulag to keep a secret

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

As a member of the North Korean elite in the 1970s, Kim Young-Soon had it all: well-connected, well-heeled and well-housed. Until the night she was dragged to the [...]
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S.Korea’s Daelim Industrial wins $820 mln order in Malaysia

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

Daelim Industrial Co Ltd said on Thursday it had won a 916.5 billion won ($820.28 million) order to build a coal-powered thermal power plant in Manjung, Malaysia, from Tenaga [...]
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South Korea stages nuclear attack defence drills

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

Sirens sounded across South Korea at 2pm (0500 GMT) to signal the start of the 15-minute training exercise. Traffic was stopped, workers were evacuated from buildings and [...]
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United States and North Korea: Towards Peace and Reconciliation?

23-Aug-2013 Intellasia | Globalresearch | 6:00 AM

Author and journalist Tim Shorrock of timshorrock.com delivers an address to the International Symposium on Concluding a Korean Peace Treaty in Seoul, South Korea on July 26, [...]
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GDs Acoustic Processor for South Korea

23-Aug-2013 Intellasia | Zacks | 6:00 AM

General Dynamics Canada, a business arm of General Dynamics Corp. (GD – Analyst Report), clinched an international multi-year contract for the delivery of advanced [...]
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North Korea suffering from crystal meth addictions ‘epidemic’

23-Aug-2013 Intellasia | Thesun | 6:00 AM

NORTH Koreans are getting hooked on the highly addictive drug crystal meth, according to researchers. Analysts say many areas of the secretive state – already facing [...]
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S. Korea set to launch multipurpose satellite Arirang

23-Aug-2013 Intellasia | Yonhapnews | 6:00 AM

South Korea was set to launch a multipurpose satellite later Thursday, greatly enhancing its ability to observe and monitor any changes on the Earth’s surface. The [...]
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Korea end-June short-term FX debt hits 6-1/2-yr low

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

South Korea’s short-term external debt edged down to $119.6 billion by the end of June from $122.2 billion three months before, data showed on Wednesday, falling for a [...]
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N Korean Defectors Tell UN Panel of Prison Camp Abuses

N Korean Defectors Tell UN Panel of Prison Camp Abuses

22-Aug-2013 Intellasia | Nytimes | 6:00 AM

Shin Dong-hyuk said his earliest memory of life in a North Korean prison camp was the public execution that inmates were forced to watch when he was 5 years old. Inmates, he [...]
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N Korea Has a Serious Crystal Meth Problem

22-Aug-2013 Intellasia | Theatlanticwire | 6:00 AM

We’ve known about North Korea’s practice of selling state-manufactured, high quality meth in foreign countries, typically China, for at least two years, but now [...]
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Red Cross chief in N Korea to discuss separated families

Red Cross chief in N Korea to discuss separated families

22-Aug-2013 Intellasia | Chicagotribune | 6:00 AM

The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Peter Maurer, arrived in Pyongyang on Tuesday to discuss the reunification of families on the divided Korean [...]
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What does Hyundai strike mean for Korea?

22-Aug-2013 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Workers at South Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor staged a partial strike on Tuesday, ahead of a threatened major stoppage to press for better pay and working conditions. The [...]
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