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Korean missionary ‘confesses’ to spying in North

01-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Theguardian | 6:00 AM

A South Korean missionary arrested in North Korea in October has said he had sought to establish underground churches while operating under the orders of South Korea’s [...]
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S. Korea calls North missile tests calculated provocation

S. Korea calls North missile tests calculated provocation

01-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korea on Friday labelled North Korea’s test firing of four short-range missiles a calculated, provocative act timed to coincide with South-US joint military [...]
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Japan and N Korea Red Cross to meet in China

01-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Japanese and North Korean Red Cross officials will meet in China on Monday in what could be a first step toward resuming talks between the two nations. The two sides will [...]
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Taiwan voices concern over N Korea’s firing of missiles into sea

01-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Focustaiwan | 6:00 AM

Taiwan expressed concern Thursday over North Korea’s firing of four short-range missiles into the sea earlier in the day in what appeared to be a military exercise. [...]
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Kerry slams N. Korea as ‘an evil, evil place’

Kerry slams N. Korea as ‘an evil, evil place’

28-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday called for global attention on North Korea, denouncing the isolated Asian nation as “an evil, evil place.” [...]
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US needs to do more in approach to N Korea talks: report

US needs to do more in approach to N Korea talks: report

28-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US foreign policy and North Korea experts said in a report released on Wednesday that the United States should engage more with North Korea as a way to revive talks aimed at [...]
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S. Korea scrutinising US-Vietnam nuclear deal

28-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

A civilian nuclear pact between the US and Vietnam, approved by President Barack Obama this week, may provide some leeway for South Korea as it seeks Washington’s [...]
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US needs to do more in approach to N Korea talks – report

28-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

US foreign policy and North Korea experts said in a report released on Wednesday that the United States should engage more with North Korea as a way to revive talks aimed at [...]
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‘The Attorney’ taps into Korean wave of discontent

‘The Attorney’ taps into Korean wave of discontent

28-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A film casting a nostalgic eye on a former left-leaning president has become a box office phenomenon in South Korea, powered by what some see as growing discontent with [...]
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Australia in dark on missionary captured in N Korea

28-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australia said it remained in the dark Thursday on the whereabouts or wellbeing of a Christian missionary detained in North Korea after leaving a pamphlet in a Buddhist [...]
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S. Korea top court upholds prison term for SK Group head

S. Korea top court upholds prison term for SK Group head

28-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a four-year jail sentence for the head of the country’s third largest conglomerate, the SK Group, for embezzlement. [...]
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SKorean missionary jailed in North seeks mercy

SKorean missionary jailed in North seeks mercy

28-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A South Korean Baptist missionary who was arrested more than four months ago for allegedly trying to establish underground Christian churches in North Korea told reporters [...]
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In Korea, Reform Plan Resembles Japan’s Abenomics

28-Feb-2014 Intellasia | The Wall Street Jounal | 6:00 AM

In its swift rise out of poverty over the past half-century, South Korea borrowed heavily from Japan’s post-World War II playbook, riding the strength of huge and [...]
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Carlyle preferred bidder in $1.6 billion sale of Tyco’s Korean unit-report

27-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Private equity firm Carlyle Group has been selected as preferred bidder for Tyco International Inc’s South Korean security systems unit, South Korean media reported on [...]
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Asiana fined $500K over response to SFO crash

Asiana fined $500K over response to SFO crash

27-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Sfgate | 6:00 AM

Asiana Airlines has been fined $500,000 for failing to help family members of passengers who were on the plane that crashed last year at San Francisco International Airport, [...]
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