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Kidnapped S. Korean trade official freed in Libya

24-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A South Korean trade official who was kidnapped in Libya has been freed three days after he was taken hostage by armed men, the Libyan and South Korean foreign ministries [...]
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SKorea posts fastest growth in nearly 3 years

24-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Washingtonpost | 6:00 AM

South Korea recorded its fastest growth since the first quarter of 2011, its central bank said Thursday, showing a recovery in Asia’s fourth-largest economy is on [...]
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N Korean ski resort open for business

24-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

It’s not exactly what you’d expect in a country famed for being the world’s last bastion of hardline communism, but welcome to the world’s newest ski [...]
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Korea’s Fourth-Quarter Expansion Matches Estimates

24-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s economic growth matched analysts’ estimates in the fourth quarter, as the central bank kept the benchmark interest rate at the lowest level since [...]
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Korea wireless speed leaves US service in the dust

24-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Pcworld | 6:00 AM

Wireless service providers in the United States are constantly battling each other over which has the largest or fastest wireless network. Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and [...]
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US, S. Korea special forces train for guerrilla warfare in N. Korea – report

24-Jan-2014 Intellasia | RT | 6:00 AM

Amid an annual joint military exercise between the US and South Korea that involves thousands of troops and numerous aircraft and warships, American Special Forces groups run [...]
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S. Korea scrutinising North’s military after Kim Jong-Un visits

24-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korea said Thursday it was scrutinising North Korea’s military activities following a series of publicised army visits by leader Kim Jong-Un. The North’s [...]
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AB InBev Gulps Down Korea’s Top Brewery in Global Revival

23-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Businessweek | 6:00 AM

If anyone is still having any doubts about the financial success of AB InBev’s (BUD) $52 billion hostile takeover of Anheuser-Busch nearly six years ago, they should [...]
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S. Korea to spend $1.5 bn on 5G ‘movie-in-a-second’ service

S. Korea to spend $1.5 bn on 5G ‘movie-in-a-second’ service

23-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korea, already one of the most wired countries on earth, Wednesday announced a 1.6 trillion won ($1.5 billion) plan to roll out a next-generation 5G wireless service [...]
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Sister echoes apology of Lynnwood man held in N Korea

23-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Nwcn | 6:00 AM

The sister of an American detained for more than a year in North Korea echoed her brother’s apology to the nation for crimes he committed and his plea to the US [...]
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Auto makers stand alone in opposition to Korea pact

23-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Theglobeandmail | 6:00 AM

A deep rift between the Detroit Three auto makers and other Canadian business groups is complicating Ottawa’s drive to conclude a long-delayed free trade deal with [...]
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Massive data theft hits 40pct of Koreans

23-Jan-2014 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

The personal data of 20 million South Koreans – or 40 percent of the country’s population – has been stolen, sparking outrage as worried consumers scramble [...]
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Korean trade official abducted in Libya, report says

23-Jan-2014 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Gunmen abducted a South Korean trade official in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, South Korea’s semiofficial Yonhap News Agency reported Monday, in the latest violent [...]
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Kenneth Bae ‘confession’ aired by N. Korea

23-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Bpnews | 6:00 AM

Kenneth Bae, an American citizen sentenced to 15 years in a North Korean labour camp, reportedly confessed to committing a “serious crime” against the communist [...]
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Korea: Asia’s hard-charging tiger

23-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Nasdaq | 6:00 AM

With all the fundamentals of a developed market, South Korea should be an investor’s delight. Yet, it’s still considered an emerging market, which [...]
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