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The boy who grew up in N Korea’s labour camp 14

21-Sep-2013 Intellasia | Theguardian | 6:00 AM

Documentary-makers generally tackle torture at a distance. Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing, for instance, introduced us to a charismatic killer from [...]
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Why is Spam a luxury food in Korea?

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

The pre-cooked tins of pork meat are the stuff of jokes, lunch boxes, wartime memories and, here in South Korea, a low-key, national love affair. Spam has become a staple of [...]
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Traffic heavily congested on second day of Chuseok holiday

21-Sep-2013 Intellasia | Arirang | 6:00 AM

With Chuseok day nearing its end many people who headed to their hometowns to visit loved ones are now making their way back to the capital city. That makes the traffic [...]
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Why Korea is building an invisible skyscraper

21-Sep-2013 Intellasia | Theweek | 6:00 AM

We’re in something of a golden age for skyscrapers. The boxy, stark modernism of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe has long since given way to curves and twists, and the race to [...]
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S. Koreans in N Korea pay respects to ancestors to mark Chuseok

S. Koreans in N Korea pay respects to ancestors to mark Chuseok

21-Sep-2013 Intellasia | Yonhapnews | 6:00 AM

South Korean workers at the inter-Korean factory park in North Korea’s border city of Kaesong marked the Chuseok holiday away from home Thursday by jointly holding [...]
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Chinese FM ‘confident’ of deal with US on N. Korea

21-Sep-2013 Intellasia | Yonhapnews | 6:00 AM

In a meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry, China’s top diplomat expressed confidence Thursday that the two global powers will produce a fresh deal associated [...]
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UN Receives Evidence About Thai Woman Abducted by N. Korea

21-Sep-2013 Intellasia | Voanews | 6:00 AM

Officials from a UN human rights commission on Thursday met with family members of a Thai woman gone missing since allegedly being abducted by North Korean spies in Macau in [...]
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N. Korea nuclear envoy seeks talks without conditions: report

N. Korea nuclear envoy seeks talks without conditions: report

20-Sep-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s chief nuclear envoy appealed for long-stalled talks on its atomic programme to resume “without preconditions” on Wednesday, Korean media said, [...]
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N Korea: Kim Jong-Un Visits Waterpark Site

20-Sep-2013 Intellasia | Sky | 6:00 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has been pictured inspecting the construction of a waterpark, complete with slides, a wave machine and a restaurant As he toured the Munsu [...]
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N Korea Willing to Work to Resume Nuclear Talks, China Says

20-Sep-2013 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

North Korea is willing to work with China to resume six-party talks aimed at curtailing its nuclear programme, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said today. North Korean vice [...]
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Korea’s Fateful Decision on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

20-Sep-2013 Intellasia | Brookings | 6:00 AM

The transformation of Korea’s FTA policy towards an ambitious trade strategy, inking deals with major economic partners, minimising exclusions, and tackling non-tariff [...]
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N Korea Sees Weak US Resolve on Syria

20-Sep-2013 Intellasia | Heritage | 6:00 AM

North Korea is as befuddled in discerning US policy toward Syria as are the US Congress and American people. When attempting to decipher President Barack Obama’s plans [...]
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N Koreans are visiting Singapore – whither the ‘hermit’ kingdom?

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

Neither Dennis Rodman nor tough talk from Washington and Seoul have improved relations with the new regime in North Korea. But a little-known professionals’ network is [...]
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UN probe exposes shocking NKorea rights abuses

UN probe exposes shocking NKorea rights abuses

19-Sep-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A UN-mandated investigator spotlighted “unspeakable atrocities” in North Korea’s political prison camps, citing survivors who saw babies drowned, had [...]
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Korea’s growing credit problem

19-Sep-2013 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

South Koreans are spending more than they earn. After decades of strong economic growth, a nation of careful savers has given birth to a credit culture that has been labelled [...]
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